Venue: The Studio, Birmingham
The role played by the advanced practitioner in the surgical setting is becoming increasingly important. Integration of Surgical Care Practitioners, Surgical First Assistants and Physician Associates into the team requires careful planning, education, training and support.
Target Audience: This meeting is open to all perioperative practitioners, as well as surgeons who work closely with advanced practitioners (e.g. surgical care practitioners, surgical first assistants) and have an interest in the future of the surgical team.
Learning Style: Lecture based with discussion.
Aims & Objectives: The primary aim of the conference is to hear about best practice examples of the practitioner (SCP and SFA) / surgeon interface and obtain expert views on potential problems facing the practitioner around patient safety and informed consent. Influential roles in training of surgical trainees and how best to employ the role of the surgical assistant will also be addressed. This conference will provide an excellent opportunity for non medical practitioners and surgeons to network and build on the success of the previous 3 annual meetings.