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SAS: Your wellbeing matters

Join fellow SAS doctors across Northern Ireland and gain insight into key strategies to improve the quality of your working life.

Date: 15 November 2019

Location: Templepatrick, County Antrim

Time: 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Following the success of the previous BMA Northern Ireland SAS conferences, we are delighted to present 'SAS: Your wellbeing matters' – providing SAS doctors across Northern Ireland with the opportunity to gain insight and explore strategies to improve the quality of their working life.

Chair of the BMA Northern Ireland staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors committee Dr Carole Cairns tells us what delegates can expect this year.


The range of learning opportunities on offer should provide a worthwhile contribution to your working life. CPD accreditation has been applied for.

Speakers confirmed so far:

  • BMA head of wellbeing support services Tom Rapanakis.
  • BMA head of equality, inclusion and culture Sally Brett will present on the work the BMA is doing to combat bullying and harassment.
  • Children's Health Ireland senior clinical psychologist in oncology and malignant haematology Chiara Besani, will be presenting a workshop on mindfulness.
  • The GMC's director of strategy and policy Paul Buckley, who will be giving an update on GMC work.
  • Inspire's director of professional services, John Conaghan, will be talking about Inpsire's wellbeing service.
  • Consultant in general surgery, Professor Stephen Kirk, will be talking about avoiding burnout, building resilience and coping strategies.

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Who can attend?

Members and non-members.

This conference is free of charge but you must book your place in advance.

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The Hilton Hotel
Co Antrim



Email: [email protected]

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