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ASiT 2019 Pre-Conference Courses


We are delighted to offer a selection of pre-conference courses on the 22nd March, 2019 across a wide range of topics, all at heavily discounted prices. Click on individual course titles for further information and links to booking.

Please note that these courses are not standalone courses and in order to be eligible to attend, you must be registered for the conference.

ASiT Core Neurosurgical Skills 

This full-day pre-conference course, aligned with the ISCP curriculum, aims to equip Foundation Doctors and CT/ST trainees with some of the introductory theoretical knowledge, and practical skills, that are specific to the management of Neurosurgical patients.  In particular, we try to focus on those practical aspects that are difficult to gain exposure to in allied specialties. Target audience: Medical Student - CT/ST2.

ASiT Research Skills for Surgeons 

This course will guide you through the steps needed to move from an initial idea to a clinical trial. Using a mix of talks and group work, we will cover key concepts in clinical research including assessing and appraising literature, equipoise, ways of minimising bias, and an introduction to statistics.

RCS(Ed) NOTSS Course 

This is a one day course for trainees from all surgical specialites. The course examines the non-technical skills which underpin good operative performance using short talks, video simulated scenarios, an audience respons voting system and small group discussions. Target audience: Any.

ASiT Cardiothoracic Course

Over the last few years, there has been a greater trend towards the ST1 run through programme for National recruitment into cardiothoracic surgery. We will be running through portfolio tips and core surgical skills in cardiothoracic surgery and giving individual career advice and surgical tuition. Target audience: Medical student - CT1

ASiT Basic Skills in Vascular Surgery 

This one-day course is the first of its kind focused on junior doctors at all levels irrespective of their specialty of interest.  The course will teach a variety of skills and fundamental knowledge required by junior doctors using a mixture of interactive case based discussions, lectures and practical skills on animal tissue models using real PTFE grafts. Target audience: F1 - CT2.

ASiT Core Skills in Urology 

This one-day core skills in urology course is being offered at ASiT for the first time. It covers the key practical skills essential for a urology trainee and for those who cover Urology when on-call. Key areas covered will include emergency procedures such as rigid cystoscopy and stent insertion, scrotal fixation and difficult catheterisation, as well as core procedures such as circumcision and flexible cystoscopy. There will also be an opportunity to discuss entering Urology ST3 training for those interested in pursuing a Urological career. 

ASiT Leadership in Surgery course 

A 3 module interactive leadership course is targeted at any level from medical student to Higher Surgical Trainee. With a mixture of interactive presentation and group work we will explore what we think we know about leadership and what we are currently taught and shown in this regard. Deconstructing this we then expose shortcomings and failures of culture within the NHS in leadership, management and systems thinking. Techniques and cognitive tools are then developed to change our perspective, increase awareness and (hopefully) improve performance. Target audience: Any.

ASiT Core Laparoscopic Skills 

This one-day skills course is aimed at trainees who have little or no laparoscopic experience and wish to develop core techniques in laparoscopic surgery. Target audience: F1 - ST3.

ASiT/Stryker Facial Trauma Workshop

This full day Facial Trauma Workshop will cover soft and hard tissue trauma of the facial skeleton with lectures and hands on training. There will be plating of dry bones; frontal, orbit, zygoma, maxilla, and mandible with 2:1 faculty ratio. Suitable for junior trainees in OMFS, ENT and Plastic Surgery.

ASiT Foundation Skills in Orthopaedics 

This course covers key skills in orthopaedics with a hands-on practical approach. Key areas covered include plastering, fracture plating, arthroscopy and cutting. The course is aimed at medical students, foundation and core trainees wishing to gain basic hands-on practical experience in orthopaedics. Target audience: Medical student - CT2. 

ASiT Cardiothoracic Course 

Over the last few years, there has been a greater trend towards the ST1 run through programme for National recruitment into cardiothoracic surgery. We will be running through portfolio tips and core surgical skills in cardiothoracic surgery and giving individual career advice and surgical tuition. Target audience: Medical student - CT1

ASiT ENT Course

Introducing the first ASiT ENT pre-conference course! Why attend? This one day course will provide delegates with hands-on experience in core ENT procedural and operative skills including facial plastics, endoscopic nasal examination and the practical management of adult and paediatric airways. Also included is a session on portfolio prepration to help you get ahead in your CT/ST3 applications. Target audience: Medical student - CT2.

ASiT Major Trauma Crash Course 

This one-day new preconference course, delivered by ASiT and the Centre for Trauma Sciences (Queen Mary University of London), comprises of a overview of major trauma principles. 

ASiT/ PLASTA Local Flaps Course 

A course covering the local flaps frequently used all over the body including the face and hands to reconstruct aquired or congenital defects. A consultant and specialty trainee faculty will take you through the planning and execution of various local flaps on animal tissue as well as covering the clinical scenarios in which the flaps can be used. We will also spend a part of the day going over what delegates can do to prepare for a career in plastic surgery. 

BJS How to write a paper workshop - Saturday, March 23rd

This popular short course, which is delivered by BJS editors, is designed to help you get your work into print. It is not an attempt to cover every aspect of writing, nor is it possible to go into detail of the pros and cons of different types of study design or data interpretation. Instead, this course focuses on the basic skills common to all published work that can make a difference between acceptance and rejection. The course is designed to be interactive and course materials will be provided. The course is divided into eight sections, the first of which is an introduction to the world of scientific publication. Four sections are interactive, each consisting of one or more brief tutorials, a series of related tasks, small group discussion and a review. There is a separate tutorial on issues surrounding research misconduct. Please note attendees for this workshop will be charged a £50 deposit, refunded on attendance. 


More courses to be confirmed in due course. 

We look forward to seeing you in Belfast! 

Belfast International Convention Centre
ICC Belfast 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3WH
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