Dr Niamh Ni Nidh is a graduate of Manchester Medical School and ST7 Trainee in Geriatric Medicine in the North West.
A City United, the place where the atom was first split, home of Emily Pankhurst, Coronation Street, Alan Turing and computer science, The Hacienda, The Smiths, Oasis, Take That . . . . and the 2018 BGS Trainees Weekend!
The BGS National Trainees Weekend is organised by trainees for trainees. Back in February this year, myself and 6 other local trainees got together to take on the mantel of organising the 2018 meeting. After some fallow years the now annual event was revived here in Manchester back in 2009 and we are proud to bring it back to its spiritual home once again!
From the very beginning our aim has been to structure the weekend around areas of the curriculum that are often found difficult to cover in traditional settings. We have plenary sessions on nutrition, frailty, surgical liaison, intensive care, infectious diseases and stroke.
We have put together a range of workshops including topics such as movement disorders, tissue viability, dermatology, old age psychiatry, onco-geriatrics and many more. We are also repeating the popular practice consultant interviews.
We have a confirmed programme of local and national expert speakers. This includes geriatricians and neurologists, psychiatrists and dermatologists specifically with a special interest in old people and we believe we have a really exciting and wide ranging programme to offer.
Our central location at Manchester Met University is a 13 minute walk from Piccadilly station. There is plenty of public transport links or you could consider taking a short ride on Manchester’s recently installed Mobike scheme by simply registering with the easy-to-use app. The conference is planned so as to be truly in the heart of the city and you will then have the opportunity to sample anything that Manchester has to offer on a Saturday night!