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Students attend first UK PA Conference

30 September 2016

The first national Physician Associate conference was held in London in late September. Organised by the Faculty of Physician Associates within the Royal College of Physicians, the interactive programme included a wide variety of general topics applicable to clinical practice.

Keynote sessions were hosted on topics including communication, leadership, research and management. The conference included a full programme of sessions tailored specifically to physician associate students, covering clinical updates and careers advice.

Attended by RCSI Physician Associate students and key faculty, the conference offered a unique opportunity to meet with other students and for faculty to share ideas and expertise.

Dan Meehan  

Pictured: At the conference, PA tutor Dan Meehan, who works in the Colorectal Service at Beaumont Hospital, won 1st prize for his poster presentation. His poster summarised the ongoing benefits delivered by the innovative PA-led virtual outpatients clinic established in the colorectal service.