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DOCTORSUPDATES have been providing ‘education in a perfect location’ for 30 years now. The meetings take place in the Alps in winter and in the Algarve in autumn. The first Anaesthesia Update was held in 1989 in the beautiful French Alpine resort of La Clusaz with less than 50 delegates and very little snow. The winter meeting was subsequently moved higher in the Alps, first to Belle Plagne and then in 2008 to Val d’Isere, one of the world’s premier ski resorts. We now regularly welcome more than 500 doctors from the UK and other countries to its superb purpose-built conference centre.
The increased capacity of the conference centre has enabled us to accommodate other medical specialties, making this the first truly multidisciplinary meeting of its kind. As well as Anaesthetics, Critical Care and Pain Medicine we now welcome Radiology, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, General Practice, Emergency Medicine and Dermatology for an educational week. We also have allied specialties contributing and enhancing our programme. There are both specialty specific and joint academic sessions as well as parallel satellite sessions and hands on workshops. There is no doubt that the introduction of several different specialties side by side in a congenial location has provided a unique opportunity for exchange of ideas, problem solving, networking and learning from each other.
Doctorsupdates are extremely proud of their academic reputation, and can assure you of a relaxed, healthy and informative week, whether in winter or autumn, of ‘Education in a perfect location’.
Bedside Ultrasound: heart, lung and vascular access, the basics
For Doctorsupdates 2020 registered delegates only
This course isn’t just a taster. The thorough pre-course e-learning will prepare the doctor for the predominantly hands–on training in Val d’Isere. Each section is led by experienced teachers. The course is aimed at any doctors who need relevant clinical information in a timely fashion so that intervention is safe and not delayed.
Basic theory and equipment
Echo: recognise LV and RV dysfunction, hypovolaemia/hypervolaemia, pericardial effusion
Ultrasound of the lungs to recognise pleural effusion and pneumothorax
Ultrasound for central venous catheters and arterial lines
Refund policy for the Doctorsupdates conference registration fee: Any cancellation for genuine reasons received up to 6 weeks before the meeting will be refunded in full, minus the PayPal commission charge and £25 administration charge. Cancellations received less than 6 weeks before the meeting will be refunded as 50% of the registration fee and will incur £25 administration charge.
The following groups are eligible for concessionary rate registration:
Other medical specialties
Other health care professionals
As some of the committee and our loyal delegates are now approaching retirement or have already retired, we can now offer reduced registration to those who still wish to attend doctorsupdates meetings as “social delegates”. Concessionary rate registration will be restricted to those who have completely retired from all clinical practice and are no longer on the Clinical Register of the GMC.
People who are continuing to work part time or in the private sector will not be eligible. Delegates from other medical specialties, other health care professionals, and medical students may also wish to attend part of the updates, and the same reduced fees will apply to them. As these groups may wish to attend some academic sessions (or workshops) and the evening talks, and will also be eligible for refreshments and welcome and prize- giving parties, we propose to charge approximately 1/3 of the full registration fee. If you wish to be considered for concessionary rate registration, please register on-line indicate Grade as ‘Other’ and also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your details including, where applicable, date of full retirement from all clinical practice.