Last Year's Edition
Recent times remind us that in any profession, humanity comes first.
As healthcare professionals, we grow by constantly interacting with our colleagues and patients. Connection gives us a powerful voice and propels scientific advances. But does it make us lose or find ourselves?
How do you stay in touch with the ‘me’ - your sense of purpose and ambition - in order to best contribute to the ‘we’ - the teamwork that is standard patient care?
We invite you to explore how we make sense of the way we work together to best serve our patients at HEART 2022 on May 5-8th!
The Multidisciplinary Team in Oncolgy
"Cancer" - probably the diagnosis that patients fear the most, and at the same time the one where it makes the most difference to have an efficient team, in which your oncologist, radiotherapist, surgeon, genetician and nurses manage the disease and make decisions together to improve the quality of life.
If you ever wondered what a stepwise, integrated approach to an oncological case should be, what it's like to have the life of such patients in your hands, and how it feels to be able to help them, join us on May 5th, for our panel discussion, where we will tackle the multidisciplinary management of breast cancer, together with doctors from three different specialties.
From the importance of collaborating in multi-specialty teams, to showing empathy and providing comfort, guidance and transparency to our patient, our speakers will cover essential topics regarding best patient care, both from a medical and a human point of view.
Burnout and bullying in the medical world
Your work environment can greatly influence how you feel about your job and this applies in the medical field as well. Having good working practices, being in a suportive atmosphere, staff and management trusting each other; these are the most important things we need to be productive in our workplace.
So, what can we do in order to achieve these goals and how can we change the actual status of the healtchare work environment?
Our guests are able to answer all these questions and, moreover, to give us a glimpse on what a healthy workspace should look like. If you're interested in what you should expect from your workplace and what could be expected from you in order to create a positive atmosphere at the hospital, clinic or lab, join us and our three panelists for this plenary session on May 5th.
Prof Wg Cdr Ankur Pandya, known for his experience as a military plastic surgeon, voluntary work, expertise in mentorship, and numerous publications and awards in the medical field, will share with us what it’s like to be a plastic surgeon during war and explore the impact of a doctor’s humanity on the patient’s status.
Being on over 44 international humanitarian missions and four wartime deployments, his voluntary activities include working with Operation Smile, one of the largest surgical volunteer-based nonprofits that improves the health and dignity of patients with cleft conditions, helping them to better breathe, eat, speak and live lives of greater quality and confidence. He set up the Directorate of Quality Assurance for the organisation, which he led for five years.
His academic achievements and titles reflect his mastery in the field: he is Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Southampton University School of Medicine, as well as at Portsmouth University, and Visiting Prof of Plastic Surgery in Romania. He is the Associate dean for the defence Deanery and a Research Fellow in the Academic Department of Global Healthcare Engagement. He is on the faculty of and an examiner for the Conflict and Catastrophe Course. He is the national and European Boards examiner in both plastic and hand surgery, and is the Training Programme Director for Plastic Surgery in the Thames Valley (Oxford) and Wessex Deaneries.
At HEART 2022, Wg Cdr Pandya will explain the impact of the various human factors that impact on patient well being. In his second talk, he will share his experience as a military plastic surgeon in war, touching upon both what it means to be a plastic surgeon and the implications of war and its effects on people. Prof Wg Cdr Pandya will also hold a workshop regarding triage and mass casualty management, an eye-opening theme that will offer participants the insights of an expert on dealing with medical crises efficiently.