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At the end of each course we ask attendees to let us know what they thought of the content and teaching.  This is what they said:

Thursday 21st July 2011

“Excellent overview techniques, great speakers.”

“Very relevant, clear and concise.”

“Enthusiastic, very useful update.”

“Fantastic, informative and engaging lectures.”

“Excellent speakers, just what needed.”

“Wide range of topics and friendly presenters.”

“Brilliant, really useful, very focused talks.”

“Really enjoyable sessions - memorable info.”

“Great, interactive, practical thanks.”

“[Best aspect was the] Expertise of lecturers and their ability to offload the practical aspects of their experience.”


Thursday 9th June 2011

“Very organised with clear take home points.”
“Excellent talks very relevant.”
“Very enjoyable, pinch mark! Brilliant.”
“Thank you for highlighting key points.”
Best aspect "case based discussion."
"All speakers' knowledgeable and good presentations."


Tuesday 24th May 2011

"Very focused, picked up common problems in Acute Medicine, a very good update."

“Outstanding talks and presentation.”

“I enjoyed the course thoroughly; I look forward to come again.”

“Course was fantastic, very knowledgeable lectures and very useful information."

“Excellent step by step approach.”

“Very interesting and inspiring.”

“Good case management strategies.”

“Overall a very enjoyable course thanks.”

“Clear steps wise approach to DKA.”

“Good management to liver emergencies.”


Tuesday 30th March 2010

"Excellent selection of cases all clearly presented."

"Fantastic, interactive, relevant information."
"Extremely clear and informative."
"A wide rang of topics covered, comprehensive in a short time."
"Short, focused, suitable for a quick catch up on a verity of specialties."
"Good overview of major specialities and very up to date."
"Brilliant sessions, practical advice and very focused."
"Excellent & brillant discussion."
"Suburb sessions."
"Best speakers."

 


Sunday 27th September 2009

"Probably one of the best courses I've been to in 30 years."

"Very crisp and informative."

"Very useful, practical to the point."

"Very engaging. + Right level of interactivity. Very comprehensive."

"Very intelligent, very good teachers."

"Excellent presentation, loved the cases, very useful."

"Clear, very relevant, well presented."

Best aspect "Quality of teachers."

"Just the right volume of information practiced at the right level."

"Clickers very good fun."

"Excellent teachers."

"Really worthwhile."


Sunday 1st March 2009

"Comprehensive / relevant / up-to-date / practical advice."

"Interactive answers were a good way to keep engaged at the end of day.  Fantastic location, fantastic lunch, inspiring speakers.  Thank you."

"Topics covered were well chosen and appropriate to the title of the course.  Clickers were a very good idea.  Food and organisation were extremely good.  Easy to book."

"Friendly atmosphere."

"Good choice of topics.  Good lunch.  Clickers were great!"


Sunday 1st March 2009

continued...

Good summary / revision of major acute medical presentations.  Good organisation.  Clickers were excellent!! Love the interaction.

Short lectures – easy to follow.  Good speakers.  Great food and location / accommodation.  Yes, clickers are good.

Very informative and as a Junior SpR felt it was set at very much the right level for me.  Lectures short and interesting – no wandering of attention!  Easy to book.  Good lecture material.  Clickers – fun.  Good at the end to keep focus!

Clickers v. useful.  Engaging in questions helps to think out the scenarios – v. useful.  Food was excellent.  Staff helpful at all points.  Thank you.

Very good quality lecturers and handouts.  Refreshments / food very good.  Clickers – good!  Active learning / participation is a great idea! Especially at the end of a long day!

Overall very strong.  Passionate and engaging specialists.  Like interactive component.

Very informative talks and very relevant acute topics.  Probably more geared for SHO level rather than more senior colleagues.  Clickers are fun and engaging.  Enjoyable course.  Main presenters and general ethos very good.  Questions very interactive and made me think (like at 2am!).

Enjoyed interactive format.  Well organised.  Food very good.

Good lecturers, most were v. well presented.  Very useful core knowledge – should be compulsory for all SHOs.  Generated questions which require further research.  Clickers good.  Well organised.

Interactive case discussions – we had our thinking process put to test – learnt a lot.

Really good concise update about management of common acute medicial presentations and some rarer ones I hope I never see! Liked the clickers.

Liked inclusion of dermatology.  Good idea!  Interactive toll excellent idea.

Good selection of subjects + good use of interactive system.

Good choice of topics.  The interactive component is the way forward.

The course’s emphasis on clinical decision making – very useful for the ITU / ward interface.

Overall relevant coverage.  Able to challenge without being too ivory tower.

Excellent lectures generally.  Booking online very easy.

Well organised.  Friendly environment.  Good food.

Very good lecturers.  Excellent interactive session.

Excellent overview of acute medicine.

Good organization, lots of review – very important for every doctor.

Useful summary of best practise.  Clickers very helpful + kept up interest.

Excellent presentations and selection of topics.

Good selection of topics.  Good speakers (mostly).  Comprehensive handout.  Food v. good.


Wednesday 25th June 2008

Acute heart failure - more than a drop of Frusemide: Acute decompensated heart failure, Nitrates versus Furosemide, Nesiritide (therapeutic BNP), Levosimendan, etc.
“Excellent presentation style. Some useful points.” “Very entertaining and informative.” “Brilliant speaker. Love his teaching.” “Concise, light hearted and memorable.” “Witty.” “Absolutely excellent.” “Original layout. Explained complex concepts clearly. Witty.” “Funny. Very well explained.” “Inspiring!” “Superb.”

The management of acute GI haemorrhage: Haemodynamics / resuscitation, IV PPI before endoscopy, GI bleeding and anti-platelet drugs, Endoscopy / risk stratification, etc.
“Very informative + good use of visual presentation.” “Good video clip. Good explanations.” “Very informative and interesting.” “Good – what we need to know.” “Very energetic!” “Informative, learnt a lot.” “Excellent relevant information.” “Very useful practical advice.” “Excellent. Covered loads!” “Excellent session.”

Acute liver failure: Why is my patient yellow? When should I call a Liver Unit? What information do I need when I contact them? Causes of Jaundice, Paracetamol (ACM) Poisoning in UK, Liver Transplantation: Contraindications.
“Interesting talk for a subject I had forgotten!” “Excellent.” “Good approach at right level.” “Great video at end! Good thorough talk.” “Good and big topics.” “Very clear.”

Hot topics: C Difficile, Colonoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, NSAID etc.
“Good assessment of relevant topics.” “Handouts and talk very good.” “Good.” “Good topics.” “Difficult remit. Well delivered.” “C. Difficile good.” “Useful."

Practical management of acute respiratory failure: Oxygenation failure, Ventilatory failure), Patient at risk (PAR) score, Physiological Effect(s) of CPAP/NIV in ARF, etc.
“Useful update on malaria.” “Good practical skills.” “Good review.” “Very useful, including references.” “Good content.” “Best NIV lecture I’ve had.” “Practical Info.” “Useful.”

Practical management of pleural disease: Indications for Chest Drainage, Air in the pleural space, Primary Spontaneous, Pneumothorax, Tension Pneumothorax, etc.
“Clear presentation.” “Very useful + clinically relevant.” “Comprehensive and well evidenced.” “Excellent.” “Very useful.” “V. good. Succinct + to the point. What we need.” “Goal.”

Practical management of pulmonary embolus: Pulmonary Embolism, PIOPED, Testing for Thrombophilia, Cancer Screening in VTE, etc.
“Good practical up-to-date advice.” “Good synopsis of PTE.” “Excellent speaker.” “Very clinically useful.” “Good session” Balanced talk”.

Heart stopping rhythms in A&E: Temporary pacing, Ischaemia, Betablockers, Verapamil, Amiodarone, Hypothyroidism, Electrolyte imbalance, ECGs, X rays, etc.
“Nice content, style and interaction.” “Brilliant teacher. Methodical.” “Excellent!” “Clinically relevant.” “Practical and excellent.” “Useful.” “Good engaging.”

Emergency epilepsy: Recognising seizure types, Management of status epilepticus, Non-epileptic seizures, Seizures and prolactin, etc.
“Very good lecture.” “Useful - good use of visual tools.” “Relevant clinical tips.” “Good examples.” “Excellent.” “Useful case.” “Practical, straight forward approach!” “Very good speaker.” “Very impressive speakers.” “Videos were really helpful.”

Off legs. Getting it right every time: Taking the history, Neurological Examination, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Spinal Cord syndromes, etc.
“V. well presented, concise + useful.” “Good overview + interesting cases.” “Superb content and delivery.” “Excellent.” “Engaged audience well.” “Practical, straight forward approach! Very good speaker.” “Very impressive speakers.” “Very good.” “Excellent presentation.”

Acute stroke management: Is this patient having a stroke? Do they need a scan? Should I thrombolyse them? Would a neurosurgeon help? I think it’s a TIA – are they likely to have a stroke?, etc.
“V. well presented, concise + useful.” “Well presented.” "Practical, straight forward approach! Very good speaker.” “Very impressive speakers.” “Interesting.” “Excellent day” “Excellent presentation, very interesting case.”

Acute hot joint: Causes of acute monoarthritis, Clinical features suggesting infection, Septic arthritis, Acute treatment, etc.
“V. well presented, concise + useful.” “Consolidated the basics.” “Very useful – an area which is not usually well covered – excellent.” “Enthusiastic & engaging speaker.” “Very interesting. Clearly taught.” “Involved in the topic, good speaker.” “Relevant, easy to follow.” “Very clear.” “Good overview.” “Excellent day.”

Creatinine 800 and no urine output: How to hold on until the morning, What not to miss, What to do next, What not to do, Causes of acute renal failure, etc.
“V. well presented, concise + useful.” “Lots of information.” “Very clear, well pitched.” “Excellent Content.” “Good Style” “Good lecture.” “Good cover” “Excellent day.” “Clear.” “Very clear.”

HONK, DKA, Hypoglycaemia: Diabetic Emergencies, DKA Diagnostic Criteria, HHS Diagnostic Criteria, Pathogenesis of DKA, Hyperkalaemia, etc.
“V. well presented, concise + useful.” “Clear points + take home messages – very good presenter.” “Great delivery.” “Relevant & well explained.” “Extremely good!” “Useful.” “Excellent.” “Very practical.” “Good, clear, excellent.”

What a headache: What is the next step in your management? What is the most likely pathogen? Effect of pre-hospital antibiotics on diagnosis, Meningitis, HIV, Enterovirus, Haemophilus influenzae, Herpes simplex virus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, etc.
“Excellent.” “Relevant content with good clinical tips.” “Superb.” “Very useful.” “Complex topics done well.” “Really useful.” “Points well delivered.” “Excellent day.” “Very good.”

The septic patient: Just give some cephalosporin. Right?” Septic shock, Which antibiotic regimen would you choose? Common empirical antibiotic choices, MRSA, Adjunctive therapy in sepsis, etc.
“Useful for practical management.” “Good management tips.” “Good interaction and case evidence.” “Informative.” “Particularly good in all aspects.” “Very useful.” “Very good.” “Good way of presenting information.”

The breathless patient at 2am: Breathlessness, What causes fever post travel? What test to do at your local DGH? Falciparum Malaria, Artesunate v Quinine, Parasitaemia, etc.
“Interesting, well presented.” “Helpful.” “Great talk in a tough subject.” “Excellent Day.” “Good preparation.” “Excellent overview.” “Good way of presenting information.”

Roundup.
“Excellent.” “Good fun!” “Enjoyable! Clickers good.” “Fun.” “Surprisingly enjoyable!” “Very funny.” “Useful.” “Good way of presenting information.” “Good overview.”

General.
“Whole day well balanced and v. enjoyable. Speakers all kept to brief of “Acute Medicine”.” “Very professional.” “Well organized.” “Good arraignments.” “All lectures are very enthusiastic and engaging.” “Good value for money.” [best aspect of the course was] useful + practical advice from specialist. Food was excellent overall very well run + excellent courses [best aspect] good range of relevant topics. [best aspect] excellent speakers.


Tuesday 24th April 2007

Comprehensive / relevant / up-to-date / practical advice.  Interactive answers were a good way to keep engaged at the end of day.  Fantastic location, fantastic lunch, inspiring speakers.  Thank you. (SpR, Gastro)

Topics covered were well chosen and appropriate to the title of the course.  Clickers were a very good idea.  Food and organisation were extremely good.  Easy to book. (HO, Ortho)

Friendly atmosphere (Consultant, A/E Medicine)

Good choice of topics.  Good lunch.  Clickers were great! (SHO, ITU)

Good summary / revision of major acute medical presentations.  Good organisation.  Clickers were excellent!! Love the interaction. (SHO, Medicine)

Short lectures – easy to follow.  Good speakers.  Great food and location / accommodation.  Yes, clickers are good. (SpR, Diabetes & Endocrinology)

Very informative and as a Junior SpR felt it was set at very much the right level for me.  Lectures short and interesting – no wandering of attention!  Easy to book.  Good lecture material.  Clickers – fun.  Good at the end to keep focus! (SpR, Diabetes & Endocrinology)

Clickers v. useful.  Engaging in questions helps to think out the scenarios – v. useful.  Food was excellent.  Staff helpful at all points.  Thank you. (SHO F2, Micro / PM / Cardiology)

Very good quality lecturers and handouts.  Refreshments / food very good.  Clickers – good!  Active learning / participation is a great idea! Especially at the end of a long day! (SHO, Medicine)

Overall very strong.  Passionate and engaging specialists.  Like interactive component. (SHO, ICO / Anaesthesia)

Very informative talks and very relevant acute topics.  Probably more geared for SHO level rather than more senior colleagues.  Clickers are fun and engaging.  Enjoyable course.  Main presenters and general ethos very good.  Questions very interactive and made me think (like at 2am!).  (SHO, Medicine)

Enjoyed interactive format.  Well organised.  Food very good.  (SpR, Geriatric Medicine / GIM)

Good lecturers, most were v. well presented.  Very useful core knowledge – should be compulsory for all SHOs.  Generated questions which require further research.  Clickers good.  Well organised. (SHO)

Interactive case discussions – we had our thinking process put to test – learnt a lot. (SpR, Renal)

Really good concise update about management of common acute medicial presentations and some rarer ones I hope I never see! Liked the clickers. (SHO, Foundation Year 2 Medicine)

Liked inclusion of dermatology.  Good idea!  Interactive toll excellent idea.  (SpR, Respiratory)

Good selection of subjects + good use of interactive system (SpR, Medicine / ITU)

Good choice of topics.  The interactive component is the way forward. (SHO, Cardiac)

The course’s emphasis on clinical decision making – very useful for the ITU / ward interface. (Consultant, Anaesthetics)

Overall relevant coverage.  Able to challenge without being too ivory tower. (Consultant, GIM / Geriatrics)

Excellent lectures generally.  Booking online very easy. (SpR, Emergency Medicine)

Well organised.  Friendly environment.  Good food. (SHO, General Internal Medicine)

Very good lecturers.  Excellent interactive session.  (SHO, General Practise)

Excellent overview of acute medicine. (Consultant, Geriatric Medicine)

Good organization, lots of review – very important for every doctor.  (SHO, Cardiology)

Useful summary of best practise.  Clickers very helpful + kept up interest. (SpR, GIM)

Excellent presentations and selection of topics.  (SpR, Care of Elderly)

Good selection of topics.  Good speakers (mostly).  Comprehensive handout.  Food v. good (Consultant, Acute Care)

Relevant topics + up-to-date information re treatment.  Good speakers + pitched at right level.  Easy online booking.  Good food and good location.  Clickers v. v. good. (SHO, Medicine & Elderly Care)

Concise lectures highlighting the important points needed in acute management.  Covered a wide range of topics. Very well organised course from booking to food to time keeping of lectures. (SHO, Accident & Emergency)

Its broad nature covered most acute medical emergencies. (FY2, GP / Palliative Care moving on to A & E)

Stimulated questions – really liked that. (SpR, Endocrinology & Diabetes)

Very enlightening. (SHO, General Medicine)

Interactive – concentration on quick / specific situations.  (SpR, Gastro & GIM)

[Best aspect was] The breadth of medicine covered – and the handouts saved a ton of writing.  (Consultant, Medicine for Elderly People)

Liked the interactive sessions.  (FP2, Gastro / Ortho / A & E)

Consultant-led teaching.  Easy to book online and good instrucions, etc.  Organisation better than the average course.  Food excellent.  Clickers – good thing.  (SHO, Medical SHO Rotation)

Relaxed pace and absolute fun.  Excellent organisation and fantastic leaner-friendly presentations.  (Consultant, Diabetes)

A variety of speakers + exactly what we need to know at 02:00.  Very well organised.  Clicker thing awesome.  (SHO, Medicine)

Large variety of brief punchy lectures.  Electronic voting was super.  Well organised. Nice venue.  Food good.  (Consultant, Anaesthetics)

Good speakers.  Good course.  Well organised.  (Staff Grade, Acute Medicine)

[Best aspect was]  Organisation.  Variety of lecturers.  Very good.  (Consultant, Anaesthetics)

Well organised.  Lecturers were good.  Very specific and simple, regarding what’s expected of doctors.  Discussion helped regarding problem solving in different hospital settings.  Interactive questions very helpful.  (Staff Grade, Accident & Emergency)

Very fresh and stimulating approach and relevant to acute medicine.  Able ot hold the attention of the audience and get key points across.  Useful for all grades.  Catering is very good.  Venue excellent.  Well organised.  (Consultant, Acute Medicine - Elderly Medicine)

Excellent programme, v. v. good speakers.  (Consultant, Anaesthetics)

Broad spectrum of common medical emergencies.  (Consultant, Nephrology)

[Best aspect was] Content and brilliance of speakers & sticking to acute medicine, not branching into sub-speciality interests.  Outstanding content, organisation, food and backup + venue.  Park is fantastic.  (Consultant, HIV)

Good speakers.  Catering very good. Well organised.  (SHO, Haematology)

All important topics were included, most of the speakers were impressively good.  (SHO, Medicine)

Conditions presented at appropriate levels.  Plenty of opportunity to ask questions.  Good food.  Good admin / organisation.  Admin staff / catering staff are very helpful & polite.  (SHO, General Practice – FY2)

Covers almost all areas of acute medicine. (Trust Registrar, Emergency Medicine)

Good atmosphere.  (SpR, Cardio)

Probably excellent for senior SHOs and junior registrars / consultants having / wanting to keep in touch.  Very well organised.  Lovely food.  Very affable bunch.  Clickers great.  (SpR, Diabetes / Endocrinology)

[Best aspect was] Overview of acute medical presentations.  Dynamic speakers.  Good organisation.  Good food / breaks.  Central location.  Clickers – good, interactive. (SHO, Oncology)

Clicker keeps pace of lecture moving faster than just asking people in the audience to answer questions.  (SpR, ITU / Anaesthetics)

Clickers – good way to finish.  (SpR)

[Best aspect was] The lectures & organisation especially regarding food.  (SHO, Medicine)

V. good organisation. (Consultant, ITU & Anaesthetics)

Very practice targeted, definitely useful.  (SHO, Anaesthetics)

Good all round.  Good speakers.  Good handout and evidence sharing.  Excellent food! (SHO, ITU)

Good revision of most of the common acute medical problems.  (Staff Grade, Gastroenterology)

Up to date.  Practical.  Relevant.  (Consultant)

[Best aspect was] Quality / knowledge of speakers.  Excellent organisation.  Very good food.  (Consultant, Anaesthetics)

Excellent content of the subjects.  Very well organised.  (Consultant, Anaesthetics / ITU)

Really enjoyed it – thank you.  (Consultant, Chest)

Excellent use of latest evidence and research.  (SHO, A & E)

[Best aspect was] Breadth of material, experts in their respective fields.  Good catering.  Friendly speakers.  Good case material.  Overall I am very happy.  I feel more confident in managing acute medicine.  (SHO, Medicine)

Cosy auditorium & interactive.  (SHO, Geriatric Medicine)

Short and sweet.  (Staff Grade, A & E)

Catering – fantastic.  (SpR, Respiratory)

[Best aspect was] Breadth of lectures & very in touch with current problems.  (SHO, Geriatrics)


Tuesday 26th April 2005

Excellent selection of speakers. Excellent visual aids. Any thoughts of having future courses up-north?

Excellent organisation. Job well done.

Very well organised. All speakers highly relevant and well informed. Particularly enjoyed the review of current protocols and guidelines. Thanks.

Really helpful and informative. The speakers were excellent.

Excellent - amazed by the quality of presentations and speakers.

Very impressive. Well worth it!

Well organised. Relevant. Excellent speakers. Would come again.

"Good overall view."  "Clear presentation.  Salient features well covered."  "Some useful tips."


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