Update: MWF Spring Conference 2019- Register Now!

11 April 2019
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MWF Spring Conference 2019:

Celebrating Success and Preparing for the Future

When: Friday 17th May 2019, from 9am – 5:20pm

Where: Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA

Dr Manjit Dhinsa, South West Representative for the MWF:

The Bristol Conference Planning Team has been working hard over the past 6 months to bring you a positive and inspiring conference. Attendees are crucial to the success of an event so please do register and bring a colleague, we look forward to welcoming you.

Here's an overview of what we have in store for you:

Celebrating Success:

We want to challenge imposter syndrome, and celebrate our own personal successes, acknowledging that it is okay to fail and learn from it. We will hear about inspirational women like Bristol-born Dr Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman on the GMC register, and Dame Rosemary Rue who pioneered what we now call LTFT training, and we want you to share with us the women who inspire you.

Preparing for the Future:

Junior Doctors

We look at the challenges of low morale and burnout amongst junior doctors, and invite you to look at potential solutions to enhance their working lives, so that the Medical Women's Federation can take them forward nationally.

Medical student's and doctor's health and wellbeing

Dr Dominique Thompson and Dr Knut Shroeder will share the great work they are doing in supporting students with their mental health and wellbeing, and we will hear about what we can all do to support our own wellbeing including a practical self-care session.

Sustainable Healthcare

We will discuss how a paradigm shift is needed in medical thought and culture if we are going to run a healthcare system that is fit for the future challenges including the threats to health associated with environmental degradation and climate change.

Confirmed Speakers:

We will be showcasing a fantastic and varied line-up of speakers. Hear from:

Professor Sheona MacLeod
Postgraduate Medical Dean in the East Midlands, Chair of the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD), Deputy Medical Director for Education Reform at HEE and a GP

Professor Sarah Purdy
Head of the University of Bristol Medical School, Professor of Primary Care, GP, Director at CLAHRC West

Professor Sanjay Gandhi
Professor of Radiology, Core Clinical Services Research and Innovation Lead, North Bristol NHS Trust, Head of Radiology Training at the University of Bristol, British Institute of Radiology South West Chairman

Dr Knut Schroeder
GP, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in General Practice, Health Information Specialist and Founder, Expert Self Care Ltd

Dr Olivia Bush
Clinical Programme Lead at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) with responsibility for clinical engagement.

Dr Gillian Rice
GP, Clinician for the NHS GP Health Service

Dr Dominique Thompson
GP, Student Health and Wellbeing Consultant

Dr Holly Hardy
GP and Associate Postgraduate Dean, Severn Postgraduate Medical Education, Health Education South West

Dr Elizabeth Thompson
Holistic Doctor and CEO of the new National Centre for Integrative Medicine (NCIM), a Community Interest Company in Bristol.

Professor Selena Gray
Professor of Public Health, University of the West of England

Post-Conference Run

Dr Seema Srivastava MBE and This Mum Runs will be hosting a post-conference run at the pace of chat, offering a fantastic opportunity to see some of Bristol's sights before dinner and wine. Please click here to register your place on the run; spaces are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Formal Conference Dinner:

The Formal Conference Dinner will take place on the evening of Friday 17th May 2019 at the Bristol Marriott Royal, with a drinks reception from 7pm and the formal dinner to commence at 7:45pm.

All are welcome to join us for this unmissable experience - please share the details of this event with friends and colleagues!

We hope to see you at the MWF Spring Conference

To register your place, please use our online booking form.

Medical Women's Federation
Tavistock House North,
Tavistock Square, London,
Tel: 020 7387 7765