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What does Medicine 2020 mean to you?

Week 1 – Medicine 2020: Makes a difference

Over the course of 8 weeks, we'll be looking at the more personal side of our annual conference and asking a representative from each of the categories of those that attended Medicine 2019 to tell us what Medicine 2020 means to them.

To kick start our first week, we asked Will Gilchrist, media services technician at the Royal College of Physicians, why he feels Medicine 2020 makes a difference to both his job and the wider medical community.

 

‘Having never completed any medical education whatsoever, my experience of Medicine 2019 was undoubtedly quite different to any of the speakers, exhibitors or delegates. My role at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) involves providing technical assistance to the organisation for live events (eg lectures, seminars and conferences) and producing video content. Throughout the conference, my job was to ensure that all the captured footage from the presentations was archived, so that later on, my colleagues and I could make them available for viewing. I also led on securing the footage for the Medicine 2019 promotional video, capturing highlights from the general atmosphere of the conference across the 3 days that we were there.

 

I find the sheer range of staff members, at all levels, that help make the NHS what it is staggering. Medicine 2019 struck me in particular due to the amount of networking that occurred as a result of so many UK and international physicians gathering to learn, encourage and collaborate, all for the benefit of their patients. I was also very encouraged to see Matt Hancock MP, secretary of state for health and social care, talk about his plans to close the gender pay gap and tackle discrimination within the NHS. In my opinion, the biggest take away from Medicine 2019 was to again realise what a genuine blessing it is to have the NHS.

I’m looking forward to Medicine 2020 knowing that my team plays a role in providing content – and a platform for it – that educates the physicians that keep our NHS going. Whether it’s a talk on oncology, diversity or even wellbeing, it is rewarding to know we are able to help make a difference and enable the physician community to learn from one another.’

 

Will Gilchrist, media services technician at the Royal College of Physicians

 

Make sure you take advantage of our summer offer of 30% off all tickets for Medicine 2020! Hurry, offer ends 1 September. Book now!

To kick start our first week, we asked Will Gilchrist, media services technician at the Royal College of Physicians, why he feels Medicine 2020 makes a difference to both his job and the wider medical community.

 

‘Having never completed any medical education whatsoever, my experience of Medicine 2019 was undoubtedly quite different to any of the speakers, exhibitors or delegates. My role at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) involves providing technical assistance to the organisation for live events (eg lectures, seminars and conferences) and producing video content. Throughout the conference, my job was to ensure that all the captured footage from the presentations was archived, so that later on, my colleagues and I could make them available for viewing. I also led on securing the footage for the Medicine 2019 promotional video, capturing highlights from the general atmosphere of the conference across the 3 days that we were there.

 

I find the sheer range of staff members, at all levels, that help make the NHS what it is staggering. Medicine 2019 struck me in particular due to the amount of networking that occurred as a result of so many UK and international physicians gathering to learn, encourage and collaborate, all for the benefit of their patients. I was also very encouraged to see Matt Hancock MP, secretary of state for health and social care, talk about his plans to close the gender pay gap and tackle discrimination within the NHS. In my opinion, the biggest take away from Medicine 2019 was to again realise what a genuine blessing it is to have the NHS.


I’m looking forward to Medicine 2020 knowing that my team plays a role in providing content – and a platform for it – that educates the physicians that keep our NHS going. Whether it’s a talk on oncology, diversity or even wellbeing, it is rewarding to know we are able to help make a difference and enable the physician community to learn from one another.’

 

Will Gilchrist, media services technician at the Royal College of Physicians

 

Make sure you take advantage of our summer offer of 30% off all tickets for Medicine 2020! Hurry, offer ends 1 September. Book now!