The Annual Physician Associate Educators' Conference 

12 - 13 April 2017, Anglia Ruskin University 

This year's Annual Physician Associate Educators' Conference, convened by the UK and Ireland Board for PA Education, will take place 12 - 13 April 2017. The conference, Embrace simulation to enhance PA education, will be held at the Postrgraduate Medical Institute at Anglia Ruskin University.

Physician Associate Programmes are the fastest developing university courses in the UK due to the rapidly rising demand and increased appreciation of the role of a PA.

The theme of this year’s conference will focus on simulation-based medical teaching and learning.

This two day conference will offer clinical educators and academics an opportunity to refresh their knowledge on using simulation to facilitate student learning through immersion, reflection, feedback, and practice.

Book now on the Anglia Ruskin University website.

Putting the PA in OrthoPAedics 

15 May 2017 

The first in a series of Physician Associate Workshops specially designed for physician associates to advance clinical and professional practice, organised by and held at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. Each of the workshops will focus on a different specialty/skill, so that you can build upon your current knowledge and excel as physician associates expanding, developing, and improving your scope of practice.

Book online now for the opportunity to learn from some of the top orthopaedic surgeons in the country. 

Developing the role of the physician associate 

9 June 2017, London 

This one day conference focuses on developing the role of the Physician Associate in your service, how the demonstrated benefits of the role can support you and your service and improve patient care. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will enable you to understand the role and the benefits and practical implications in practice for deployment in your service.

Jeannie Watkins, president of the Faculty of Physician Associates, will be discussing how physician associates can help ease workforce pressures and improve patient care. 

Dr Natalie King, FRCP, consultant and Surrey and Sussex NHS trust, and head of school at KSS school of physician associates, is going to present on how to introduce physician associates to the clinical team, and the benefits of doing so. 

Find out more and book now. 

The Faculty of Physician Associates Annual Conference 

18 - 19 September 2017, Royal College of Physicians, London 

Save the date for the second FPA annual conference, to take place at the RCP in September. More information on the programme to come. Watch this space to book tickets.

Call for abstracts - deadline 31 June 2017. Find out more from the RCP website.