SCATA Members Newsletter January 2019

Dear SCATA Member

I hope you are surviving the last few days of January and there is not too much month at the end of the money.

Paperless Peri-Operative Medicine

Sandy has updated the programme for the event - please follow the link above for details. There will be a short SCATA committee meeting on the Friday morning, followed by sessions on Modelling (led by Martin Hurrell) and the work of the HL7-FHIR Anesthesia Working Group. This will be followed by an interactive session on open standards - OpenEHR, FHIR and SNOMED-CT with relevance to POM.

The weekend is following the format of a Hackathon with pitches on the Saturday and presentations on the Sunday.

STA Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona

Two SCATA members, Cyrus Razavi and Craig Johnstone attended this year's STA meeting. Criag is doing a short report that I will include in next month's newsletter but briefly, there were quite a few good presentations on research and QI work done on top of EMRs like Epic. Also an interesting data research workshop with Python. Of note, they came 1st and 2nd in the Entrepreneur Session which is a great result, well done both. We look forward to welcoming a reciprocal speaker from the STA to our ASM in Manchester in May.

Annual Scientific Meeting, Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester 13-14th May 2019

Although we have had the date in the diary and the venue booked for some time, progress has been a little slow on the programme, so CPD approval is not available at this stage, for which I apologise. Peter and I are meeting soon to put some flesh on the bones of the programme but the meeting will follow the usual format for the Monday, with lecture and free paper sessions, the Annual Member's Meeting and dinner somewhere in central Manchester on Monday evening.

Please can you encourage your trainees (or indeed your local departments) to submit free paper abstracts via the web site.

On Tuesday 14th May we are holding an updated "Essential Digital Health" course in the format of a series of short lectures, with Q&A, supported by online materials. The outline topic list is on the SCATA web site :

I am looking for volunteers from within the SCATA membership to prepare and deliver some of the topics, so if you have a particular pet interest, or perhaps would like to cut your teeth on a topic by delivering it, with support from a subject matter "expert", please get in touch - you can reply to this email.

2019 Clinical Excellence Awards

The 2019 round opens on 7th February 2019. I have updated the SCATA web page with details of how to elicit SCATA's support in making an application.

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