College of Paramedics Virtual CPD and Annual General Meeting

College of Paramedics Virtual CPD and Annual General Meeting
College of Paramedics Virtual CPD and AGM - These sessions will be delivered by Zoom Webinar.

On the 19th of July the College is hosting an exciting day of CPD.
Face-2-Face in Birmingham we have two great conferences (see separate listings for the First Contact Practitioner Portfolio Support Event and the Future Workforce Mental Health Project Conference and the College of Paramedics AGM only, for more information) however for those unable to attend in person we have an equally exciting line up of speakers, all built around the annual general meeting.

Starting from 11:30am we welcome Dr Gary Dennis, Consultant Neurologist from Sheffield Teaching Hospital discussing Epilepsy. From a brief overview of the pathophysiology through to examining the diagnosis and available treatments. Dr Dennis brings a wealth of experience and this first session, lasting one hour, promises to be interactive and packed full of take away information.

After our first session we are zooming into Birmingham for the College’s AGM. This is your opportunity to get involved and hear what has been going on behind the scenes at the College of Paramedics. 

After the AGM we move onto our second virtual session and hear about two conditions which mimic epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome and Functional Neurological Disorder. Dravet Syndrome is typically characterised by multiple, frequent, treatment resistance and often prolonged seizures. Dravet syndrome is a rare neurological condition which affects around one in every 15,000 people in the UK. Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a brain disorder that can encompass a diverse range of neurological symptoms including limb weakness, paralysis, seizures, walking difficulties, spasms, twitching, sensory issues and more. Anyone of any age can receive the diagnosis. Whilst the symptoms may appear similar to those seen in neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Epilepsy, and can be just as debilitating, they have a different underlining cause. 

Timetable for the day - Delivered virtually via Zoom

11:30-12:30 CPD Session – Epilepsy, Presented by Dr Gary Dennis
12:30-13:15 College of Paramedics AGM (See details below)
13:15-14:00 CPD Session – Dravet Syndrome and Functional Neurological Disorder

Details on the College of Paramedics AGM
Rory O’Connor MCPara, Chair of the Paramedic Council presents: The College of Paramedics AGM.

This is your opportunity to contribute towards developing your professional body. You will hear from Dr John Martin FCPara, President of the Board of Trustees, who will provide a roundup of activities from 2021/22 and Rory will announce the 2022 election results. Tim Gerhard MCPara, outgoing Honorary Treasurer, will present an update on the financial accounts for 2021.

 Being involved in your professional body in this way and participation in professional activities all contributes towards your CPD.  

AGM Timetable
12:30-12:45 AGM Opens - Welcome and Review of 2021
12:45-12:50 Presentation of 2021 AGM minutes 
12:50-13:00 Presentation of Annual Report and Accounts
13:00-13:05 Announcement of 2022 Election results
13:05-13:15 AGM Q&A 
13:15 AGM Close

Please note it is our intention to record these sessions for our CPD hub.

Members: FREE
Non-members: £20

CPD certificates provided
This event will be delivered by Zoom and you will be emailed the link to join the session 24 hours before the event.

Please ensure you log into your membership before attempting to purchase your ticket and click the 'proceed to checkout' button and complete the order to ensure your booking on this event. You will receive a confirmation email on receipt of your booking. Email if you need any additional support. 

Frequently asked questions
I don't have a Zoom account, can I still attend?
Yes. You will be emailed a link and you just need to click the link to join the event. You do not need a Zoom account.

Can I attend only one of the CPD sessions?
If you can only attend one of the sessions, please register for the whole event and follow the times on the agenda so you know when to join the event.

Will I receive a CPD certificate?
Your member profile will be automatically populated with your CPD certificate after the event.

When will I receive joining instructions?
The Zoom link will be emailed to your member email address 24 hours before the event.

The College of Paramedics is committed to fulfilling the aims of our Belonging and Inclusion Strategy which includes the need to understand the diverse needs of our members. In order to ensure that we are supporting you through our events, health and wellbeing provision, CPD and representation, we need to know about you. Please do complete the 'equality' monitoring questions found on your profile page when you sign in to the College's website. Please also check your contact details including email address, telephone number, home address and bank details are all up to date and help us to help you (all information provided is kept in the strictest confidence in-line with current GDPR requirements.

19/07/2022 11:30 - 14:00