SCATA Members Newsletter March 2019

Dear SCATA Member

32rd Annual Scientific Meeting Manchester Museum of Science & Industry 13-14th May 2019

The latest version of the programme has been published on the web site today. I'd be grateful if you could take a moment to distribute it locally within your department. 10 CPD points have been applied for from the RCoA.

A reminder that there is a 1st prize of £300 for the best free paper by a trainee, with two runner-up prizes of £150 each. Please encourage your trainees to submit any local, innovative projects that they are involved in for consideration.

I am also looking for speakers for our Digital Health Essentials course on the Tuesday. The topics that are currently unallocated are :

  • Digital Health Records/The Digital NHS - a general overview of the topic but relevant to peri-operative medicine
  • Mobile Healthcare and Telecare
  • Big Data and AI in Healthcare.

There is a collection of supporting documentation and presentations on the SCATA dropbox site which I'd be happy to share.

Open Standards Working Group Belfast February 2019

I've shared the outputs of the meeting on Dropbox

There are a few actions that I'd hope to progress on by the time we meet in Manchester.

Committee Update

I'm delighted to Welcome Danny Wong to the SCATA trainee sub-committee. Danny joins Cyrus Razavi, meaning that we still have a vacancy, so please encourage any tech-minded trainees in your department to get in touch.

STA Speaker Exchange, Scottsdale Arizona, January 2019

SCATA has a reciprocal exchange agreement with our sister organisation in the US, the STA. This year, we were able to send two SCATA members - Cyrus Razavi and Craig Johnstone - to the meeting in Arizona.

You can read all about their trip here.

Grant Applications

Our new Secretary, Craig Johnstone has made a successful application for a grant of £400 for his project proposal. We wish him success with the project and look forward to hearing the outcome.

Amazon Smile

As ever, the traditional plug for Amazon Smile - please consider supporting SCATA through your Amazon purchases by visiting and selecting SCATA as your nominated charity. Either search by name, or use our charity code 1002231-0. Each time you buy something on Amazon, 0.5% of the purchase price is donated to SCATA.

Keep up to date with all the latest activity on SCATA's Slack Channel -

Kind regards


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