The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT), the independent professional body that works to promote the highest standards in surgical training, has confirmed its UK National Conference at Aberdeen’s P&J Live over 3 days from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th March 2022.
There is expected to be approximately 600 delegates attend from across the UK, all of which come from the ten surgical specialities and range from medical student to higher surgical training levels.
ASiT was established to discuss and improve surgical training and is now one of the largest surgical speciality associations in the UK, with around 3,500 members. Through its formal membership, ASiT provides trainee courses, courses, grants and bursaries for members; yearly conferences allow for education courses, scientific presentations and lectures on the topic of surgical training. ASiT is the only association in the UK to represent trainees at both core and higher surgical training levels.
Lola Giwa, President of ASiT, says: “I’m very excited to bring the ASiT conference to Aberdeen for what is set to be an inspiring line up of talks, breakouts, courses and many networking opportunities to provide an enriching and enjoyable weekend for delegates, but to also help them on their surgical training path.”
Mr Manoj Kumar, Regional Surgical Advisor for NHS Grampian, says: "The pandemic has highlighted the many existing and new challenges that we collectively face in healthcare, including the significant impact on surgical training, safe patient care and effective service provision. Aberdeen has a long-established foundation in surgical research and training, and we look forward to welcoming all our colleagues to the Granite City to participate in this exciting event and continue to progress innovation in training and patient care to help mitigate these challenges."
Nick Waight, Managing Director at P&J Live, says: “Having recently hosted the British Orthopaedic Association Conference and the Trends in Medical Mycology Congress at the venue in 2021, we have successfully demonstrated our ability to deliver exceptional association conferences within the medical sector. Having built up a network of industry relationships, it has meant that we are now in a strong position to bid for other events in the sector. We are delighted to have secured this conference, further bolstering our partnership with the NHS and we look forward to showcasing our expertise to a national audience."
For more information on the ASiT, visit www.asit.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
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- Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?
There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.
Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.
- Is there parking available at P&J Live?
Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.
There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live
On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.
APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.
You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.
- Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?
At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.
There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.
- What bus can take me to P&J Live?
Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.
Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.