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.
- 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
Please have a look at the website below from our colleagues in NHS Scotland. It is meant as a resource for patients and relatives and gives information about critical care recovery. You may find it a useful resource for your patients and relatives.
Critical Care Recovery
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.
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.
Please find below a flyer advertising a FICE Echo and Chess USS course in North Wales on 24-26th July. This is not a “WICS” event but we wholeheartedly support the course and would recommend it to our members. Full details are on the flyer.
FICE CUSIC Flyer
The 2017 WICS Allied Health Professionals Meeting which will be held again at the Princess of Wales Hospital on Friday 5th May at a cost of £10 for non-members but FREE for WICS members (you can join under the Forum tab above). For further details see attached programme.
Poster Advanced Update in Critical Care
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.
The event will be held on 24th May 2017 at the Royal College of Anaesthetists in London. The full programme is attached below and details and online booking can be found on the FICM website: https://www.ficm.ac.uk/ficm-events/ficm-annual-meeting
The next WICS sponsored study day is being held on the 20th July at 9am at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital postgrad center. Attendance is free. Program / details below.
If you wish to attend please contact the organisers directly:
The WICS AGM for 2016 will be held at the St Brides Spa Hotel in Saundersfoot, West Wales at 3:30pm on Thursday the 23rd of June.
All members of the society “in good standing” are welcome to attend even if they are not attending the Summer Scientific Meeting.
At the meeting we will be seeking to elect up to 2 new members of WICS council and to ratify an updated constitution for the society.
Council would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Dr Paul Morgan (the previous chair of the society) who is stepping down from council at the meeting following the end of his “ex-offico” year.
Unfortunately there are no minutes from the 2015 AGM as these were lost in an IT failure, but agenda and other supporting documents will be posted below for members information before the meeting.
If you also wish to attend the Summer Scientific Meeting it is still not too late – full details can be found further down the website page.
WICS AGM Agenda 2016
DRAFT WICS Constitution May 2016 version