Staff Associate Specialist and Specialty Doctors

Part of the RCPCH conference and exhibition 2019
Date: -
Time: -

ICC Birmingham
United Kingdom

Spaces available


This year the SAS session is very much focussing on the day’s theme of “pathways for a brighter future”. With this in mind, we are looking at career progression for the SAS doctor, incorporating leadership, careers, CESR, education and training and self-development through QI projects. Our speakers come with a broad knowledge base and personal experience to deliver key messages for SAS doctors.


1430: Welcome from Chairs, Dr Prakash Kalambettu (SAS Committee Member)

Leadership and SAS doctors, Dr Lisa Kauffmann (20 minutes)

  • The importance of leadership skills 
  • What makes a positive leader?
  • Challenges in leadership
  • Ideas for self-improvement

CESR  process, Mr Ben Harper, CESR (20 minutes)

  • Why apply for CESR and what does it mean?
  • When and how do to apply for CESR process?
  • What makes a successful CESR application

Opportunities for SAS clinicians in management and how to achieve them, Dr Carol Roberts, Deputy Medical Director(20 minutes)

  • How to progress your career
  • Where to find opportunities
  • How to develop a management portfolio

Questions from session one, ALL 

1545-1615: Coffee Break    

QI projects for SAS doctors, Dr Kumar Swamy, SAS Committee Member (20 minutes)

  • Developing the service and personal skills 
  • Opportunities for SAS doctors

The new paediatric curriculum and Shape of Training, Dr David Evans, Vice President for Training and Assessment (20 minutes)

  • New opportunities for SAS Doctors
  • What happens next?

Questions from session one, ALL

1700: Roundup and close, Dr Prakash Kalambettu

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