The Oxford Electives Conference is a one-day national event aimed at medical students who are either planning their electives, have recently undertaken a period of elective studies or have a general interest in global health. After its huge success last year, this conference is now in its third year and will consist of a series of stimulating lectures addressing a selection of topics from tropical diseases to surgery in the developing world. Small group sessions will equip students with additional skills and knowledge required while on elective, and which will also be invaluable as a junior doctor in the UK. Attendees are encouraged to present research posters on global health topics and submit elective-themed photographs for our two competitions, with a prize-giving ceremony at the end of the day. We hope this conference will inspire students to plan fantastic electives, help equip them to work in unfamiliar settings, and broaden their interest in global health.
|0845 - 0915||Registration with tea & coffee|
|0920 - 0930|| Welcome
Miss Onayomi Rosenior-Patten – Director, OEC 2017
|0930 - 1000||Seize the day! The role for elective students in the 21st Century
Dr Douglas Wilkinson, Anaesthetic and ITU Consultant, Oxford.
|1000 - 1030||To Change The World
Dr Tejshri Shah, Doctors Without Borders.
|1030 - 1045||Break with tea & coffee|
|1045 - 1115|| Misperceptions about surgery in lower income countries
Dr Roberto Bottura, Emergency
|1120 - 1220|| Electives Panel
Chair: Dr Helen Please, FY1 and Director OEC 2016
Panelists: Oxford foundation doctors
|1220 - 1230||Presentation of gifts for speakers|
|1230 - 1320||Lunch|
|1330 - 1615|| Workshop Sessions
Session 1: 1330 - 1415
Session 2: 1430 - 1515
Session 3: 1530 - 1615
|1615 - 1630||Break with tea & coffee|
|1630 - 1700|| Preparing for your elective: Guidance and Hazards
Professor Chris Conlon, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Oxford
|1700 - 1715||Prize Giving and Closing|