WICS Summer Scientific Meeting 2018

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The WICS Summer Scientific Meeting will be held this year in the award winning St Bride’s Spa in Saundersfoot on the 21st and 22nd of June 2018.

Among the many national and international speakers scheduled to talk are Professor Anders Perner (Copenhagen) – Keynote speaker , Dr Charlotte Summers (Cambridge) and Dr Zudin Puthucheary (University College London).

The 2 day meeting will attract 10 RCoA CPD points and is open to all healthcare professionals and trainees regardless of whether they are WICS members or not.

The meeting will also feature the Ed Major Prize (for all non consultants – entry details available from the Audit and research secretary on WICSARG@gmail.com), an Industry fair, the Annual General Meeting of WICS and the annual WICS dinner and social event.

There are discounts for WICS members, Trainees, Nurses and AHPs and also a further “Early bird” discount for registrations before 19th April – see below. 

Fees structure:

  • For 2 days non-members/members:
    • Consultants: £ 340 / £300
    • Nurses /AHPs; £140/ £120
    • Trainees: £ 180 / £160
    • Ed Major prize presenters: second day fee reduced to £40 if WICS members – so total fee for 2 days would be £120
    • Students: £20 but must be WICS members.
    • Early bird discount: 20% WICS members, 10% non members on the above rates (except students) – if paid in full prior to 00:00 19th April

 

  • For 1 day non-members/members:
    • Consultants: £ 170 / £150
    • Nurses /AHPs; £70/ £60
    • Trainees: £ 90 / £80
    • Ed Major prize presenters who are members of WICS attending for second day only pay a reduced rate of £40. Non members must pay the full daily rate of £80 (or join).
    • Students: £10 per day but must be WICS members.
    • Early bird discount: 20% WICS members, 10% non members on the above rates (except students) – if paid in full prior to 00:00 19th April .

Places are limited so book now.

Evening meal : £40 per person

For further details or to register please email:

Ms Susan James – meeting secretary – Susan.James6@Wales.nhs.uk

Dr Hywel Roberts – meeting organiser – WICSchair@gmail.com

Please note that registration fees and booking for the evening meal will be through WICS.

Booking of hotel rooms for delegates will be directly with the hotel at a special WICS discounted rate if booked before 19th May. Details of how to book these rooms are on the registration form for the meeting.

WICS 2018 Poster

2018 WICS Registration Form

Provisional Programme-WICS-2018 v Feb

Membership Fees increase

Following many years of frozen membership fees it was decided by a vote at the AGM in June to increase the membership fees for some membership categories to help the Society to meet it’s financial obligations. WICS  is sympathetic to the pay constraint experienced by public sector staff over recent years and so fees will only increase for higher earning members. Consultant membership rate is therefore increased to £50 annually and Staff Grade membership is increased to £30  from the date of the AGM (22 June 2017).

Trainee doctor, nurse, AHP and student membership fees remain unchanged.

Members will be emailed by the secretary shortly with further details. Please note that those who pay by standing order will need to amend their payment amount  before their next renewal to remain in good standing.

Full details on membership fees and how to join can be viewed on the “Join” tab above.

Ed Major Prize Winners 2017

It gives us great pleasure to announce 2017’s Ed Major Prize winners:

Best Case report (joint 1st): Harry Barclay – Glangwili – Group B Meningitis.
Best service evaluation (joint 1st): Llewelyn Jones – Cardiff – Traumatic Brain injury.
Runner up: Felicity Powell – Bangor – Patient journey.

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Ed Major Prize – extended deadline

Submissions to this year’s Ed Major Prize – extended to 9th June

The Ed Major Prize will take place at the WICS Summer Scientific Meeting, 23rd June 2017 in Portmeirion.

It’s open to all non-consultant WICS members (including members of WITS), nursing and AHP members and medical students.

It’s an excellent opportunity to present  – and provides a chance to win one of several prizes – both of which should be helpful for junior members looking to develop their portfolios.

Those selected will need to register for the meeting, but will be excused the delegate fee for the 23rd June.

The Competition Prize rules may be found here.

Submissions should use the proforma for Case report/ series or Research/ audit/ service evaluation/ survey and should be sent to: wicsarg@gmail.com.

Closing date for submission now: 9th June

 

WICS Summer Meeting: Ed Major Prize

Submissions to this year’s Ed Major Prize now open

The Ed Major Prize is the main prize competition of the Welsh Intensive Care Society and will next take place at the annual Summer Scientific Meeting, 23rd June 2017 in Portmeirion. It’s open to all non-consultant WICS members (including members of WITS), nursing and AHP members and medical students.

It’s an excellent opportunity to present at a national meeting. There  will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes – and a separate prize for the best case report or series. Those presenting will need to register for the meeting, but will be excused the delegate fee for the 23rd June.

The Competition Prize rules can be found here.

Submissions should use the proforma for Case report/ series or Research/ audit/ service evaluation/ survey and should be sent to: wicsarg@gmail.com.

Closing date for submission: 2nd June

Good luck!

 

 

Upcoming meetings

Please find below details below of a Silver Level IQT course being run by RRAILS. For more details contact Dr Jason O’Neil.

Please also mark your diary for the 2017 WICS Allied Health Professionals Meeting which will be held again at the Princess of Wales Hospital at a cost of £10 for non-members but FREE for WICS members (you can join under the Forum tab above). Further details – registration / programme to follow shortly.

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