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Pre-Conference Courses - ASiT Conference 2018

Pre-Conference Courses - ASiT Conference 2018

We are delighted to offer a selection of pre-conference courses on the 6th April 2018 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 Global Surgery Course - Limited Spaces

This is a pan-specialty course aimed at trainees of all levels, regardless of your previous experience of working in austere environments. The aim of the course is to prepare delegates to plan and undertake clinical and academic work in Global Surgery. Target audience: Any.

ASiT Core Neurosurgical Skills - Limited Spaces

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 Course - Fully Booked

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 - Fully Booked

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 - Fully Booked

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 - Fully Booked

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 - Fully Booked

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 - Fully Booked

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 - Fully Booked

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 Foundation Skills in Orthopaedics - Fully Booked

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.


Babies are very welcome and please feel free to feed your baby anywhere at conference. There will also be a baby feeding room available for the whole weekend - just ask at registration for directions.

Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Morrison Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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