UK Student Paramedic Conference 2021

UK Student Paramedic Conference 2021
The UK Student Paramedic Conference (UKSPC) ‘Bridging the gap between education and practice’.
Bringing together inspirational speakers from across a wide range of subjects, to foster learning and innovation and provoke conversations that can be taken back into education and practice,
e-UKSPC is an event organised by students for students and will be taking place on Saturday 6th November 2021.
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Programme Includes

Keynote Speaker James Yates
- Specialist Paramedic Critical Care, Advanced Paramedic Neonatal Transport, Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, Newborn Emergency Stabilisation and Transport Team 
Session Title
Paramedics: Say hello, wave goodbye? 
During his presentation James will touch on the challenges facing the profession but will counter this by discussing the unrivalled opportunities and potential that currently exist for Paramedics. This journey through the possibilities will be contextualised through his own experiences and focussing on the career pathways of colleagues.

Charles Till- Head of Clinical Improvement and Development, East Midlands Ambulance Service 
Session Title - ECG Mythbusting
The session will include several bite-size snapshots, focusing on a variety of fallacies, pitfalls and potential knowledge gaps in ECG interpretation with an aim of providing tips and helping you to improve your ECG interpretation skills. Topics will include Acute Coronary Syndrome, Narrow Complex Tachycardia and more.

Mahdiyah Zaynab Bandali - 
Session Title - ED&I: The Strength of “Difficult conversations” 
Mahdiyah will be exploring how to overcome what we may label an “awkward” conversation between patients or colleagues that may not look like us and why these conversations are pivotal in breaking down the barriers in our understanding. 

Will Broughton -Associate Professor of Paramedic Science, Buckinghamshire New University 
Session Title - Cognitive bias 
A short tour of decision making, critical thinking and the cognitive biases that can affect our clinical practice. We will define some common biases and think about strategies to avoid or overcome cognitive bias in clinical practice.
Speaker Bios
Key note Speaker - James Yates 
@heli_med_james   @theresusroom
James has taken a meandering course through his career to date, but the breadth of his experiences serves as a great example of the potential opportunities that paramedicine holds. Alongside his clinical roles, James is also well known for being a co-host of The Resus Room podcast series. 

Charles Till @paracharlie 
Charlie is the Head of Clinical Improvement and Development within the Medical Directorate at East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust. 

His previous professional experience includes the education of student paramedics as a Senior Lecturer and as a Paramedic Education Specialist within Higher Education Institutions and the NHS. He also has experience as a Paramedic Practitioner and Practice Educator. He continues to work clinically within the medical directorate and has gained experience in several NHS ambulance services across the UK, including London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, the Scottish Ambulance Service, and South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. He also works closely with Class Professional Publishing on several projects, including authoring the ECG textbook ‘Clinical ECGs in Paramedic Practice’ which will publish later this year. Charlie entered the profession as a graduate paramedic with a FdSc in Paramedic Science from the University of Northampton. He holds a BSc in Healthcare Practice and a PgC in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. He is currently reading for an MSc in Internal Medicine with Edinburgh University (2019–2022).

Mahdiyah Zaynab Bandali  @HijabiParamedic
Mahdiyah Bandali works as a Paramedic in multiple areas of the NHS from Primary Care to Frontline Services and is a Visiting Lecturer in Student Paramedic university education. Alongside this, Mahdiyah is a columnist for the Journal of Paramedic Practice and an active member of the College of Paramedics and the British Islamic Medical Association.
During her time in the Ambulance Service, Mahdiyah became very passionate in advocating for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion after experiencing discrimination and islamophobia. Hence, she regularly uses her voice through social media in raising awareness of discrimination and has since been recognised by the Huffington Post and Metro news publishers.  As a Muslim, Mahdiyah is also very passionate in promoting awareness of religion and culture and has worked closely with several mosques and community centres within England to teach basic life support and first aid skills. 


Will Broughton @WilBroughton

Will is an Associate Professor of Paramedic Science and Programme Lead for the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science at Buckinghamshire New University. He qualified as a paramedic in 2013 from the University of Hertfordshire and continues to work clinically in London and the South Central regions of the UK. Will is a paramedic expert witness, reviewing medico-legal cases and providing opinions to the court. He is also a Trustee and Fellow of the College of Paramedics.


Members of the College of Paramedics: FREE
Non-members: £20

CPD certificates provided
This event will be delivered by Zoom Webinar

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06/11/2021 09:30 - 15:30