A huge thank you to all who attended our first takeAIM Conference on 14th November in Manchester!

We'd also like to thank our speakers, event organiser Eventage as well as everyone at the studio Manchester who ensured that the whole day ran smoothly!

We are currently planning future events so make sure you follow us on Twitter to keep informed. 


Speaker Presentations 

Morning Sessions

Dr Francesca Neuberger - The pregnant patient on the AMU

Dr Janev Fehmi- Acute Neurology on the AMU

Dr Nikhil Premchand - Fever in the returning traveller 

Dr Paul Mizen - G.I. Bleeding and portal hypertension

Dr Mark Holland - AIM and the NHS


Afternoon Sessions

AIM Training and why you should consider it

Life as the medical registrar - Q&A session

Higher Specialty Training - How to boost your CV and secure your application


Poster Submissions

PDFs of poster submissions can be found here.

Board Title Main Author
A&QI 1 Acute Physician Presence in ED - Does it Add Value? Raza, Nadia
A&QI 2 Hyponatraemia: an important and overlooked diagnosis. Sammut, Thomas
A&QI 3 Improving the quality of management of ascites and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in patients with cirrhosis Edwards, Kate
A&QI 4 Improving time of patient discharge Hudson, Sarah
A&QI 5 Is there a need to improve the method of GP referrals to acute medicine? Ayaz, Samaya
A&QI 6 Medical Handover at The Whittington Hospital: A Quality Improvement Project Allen, Rhiannon
A&QI 7 Oxygen Prescription and Awareness Waqar, Ali B
A&QI 8 Patient safety at the end of the shift - an electronic solution Purcaru, Elena
A&QI 9 Polypharmacy in frail adults - to prescribe or not to prescribe? Edwards, Kate
A&QI 10 Prescribing in Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) at Airedale General Hospital; improving knowledge, compliance and patient care. Peacock, Vic
A&QI 11 Time to Intervene Audit - Assessing the Impact of Electronic Observation Recordings Dickson, Helen
A&QI 12 Widening treatment escalation planning beyond DNACPR within the Edinburgh Cancer Centre Armstrong, Amy
Board Title Main Author
CR 1 Obscure haemorrhage in the gastro-intestinal tract: a case report Buchanan, Michael
CR 2 Raoultella ornithinolytica: a rare bacteremia Lai, Leo
CR 4 Retropharyngeal Abscess in Adults - A Case Report Baker, David
CR 5 A case of silver coloured stools Waqar, Ali B
CR 6 Chest Pain in the Elderly Patient Bajgoric, Sanjin
CR 7 Coagulase-negative, Staphylococcus Lugdunensis native valve endocarditis: a case review Meghjee, Naeem
CR 8 Cannabinoid Hyperemesis: a Guide for the Practising Clinician Cecil-Oakes, India
CR 9 Anti-platelet therapy in the context of a new subdural haematoma: a rock and a hard place? Buchanan, Michael
CR 10 A Differential Diagnosis for Acute Asthma on the AMU: A Case of Acute Paradoxical Vocal Cord Motion Disorder. Jackson-Taylor, Esther
CR 11 Haemolytic anaemia and acute kidney injury: an acute presentation of lymphoma Lai, Leo
CR 12 The Forgotten Disease Ratcliff, Charlotte
Board Title Main Author
R 1 A qualitative study exploring physicians attitudes towards treatment escalation plans Jones, Thomas
R 2 Bedside Ultrasonography – the way forward in Acute Internal Medicine? A survey of practicing clinicians Wu, Dominic


Video Submissions

Video 1 - 

Video Category: Service organisation and design


Dr Emily Maile (FY2), Dr Anna Clements (FY2), Dr Solange Serna (FY2), Dr Simon Conroy (Consultant Geriatrician), University Hospitals of Leicester

Filmed and Directed by Mike Tomlinson, NHS Elect


Video 2 - 

Video category: Why we love Acute Internal Medicine


Dr Bethan Blair (clinical fellow), Dr David Baker (CT1) 

Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham 

At our conference we put up a mood board, allowing our delegates to give us instant and honest feedback about how the day went. 

  • How can we do it better, safer and more effectively?
  • Acute medicine: well-run units and good quality care
  • Diverse, flexible, exciting
  • I feel like AIM can provide the opportunities for me to be the doctor I want to be
  • Variety, saving lives, team work, meeting people, fundamental to hospital
  • A diverse, flexible and exciting career choice, which will consistently challenge me whilst providing me with a good work life balance
  • Good work life balance with agreat variety of experience
  • Acute medicine means: A varied working week pursuing a specialist interest.  Diverse training opportunity!
  • Always different – a welcome challenge
  • Frontline high turnover.  Get well, get home.  Stay home and stay well!
  • Fun, diverse and exciting!
  • Providing holistic care as standard.  Being a true generalist. Creative working.
  • Making a difference
  • Amrywiaeth (Variety)
  • Holistic care – keeping the patient at the centre of decision making
  • I’ve learnt that AIM can allow me the opportunity to create a job specific to my interests.
  • Being able to resuscitate an unwell patient and then follow them through to recovery
  • Owning my entire patient.  Putting medicine into practice.
  • Variety and teamwork.  Hands on.
  • Acute medicine for me: “ To persist with agoal, you must treasure the dream more than the costs of sacrifice to attain it”.
  • Being the best med reg in the hospital.
  • Being the front line.
  • AIM is thrilling.

  • Convinced me acute medicine is for me. Wasn’t aware of specialist interest.
  • More about the AIM ‘day-job’! Fab!
  • Didn’t realise the option of choosing a special interest within acute medicine. I’m definitely more inspired to do it now.
  • It’s so exciting to hear about all of the diverse options in AIM! The speakers are all so enthusiastic about their job and I want to be in their shoes in 5 years time!
  • Very good organisation. Would be helpful to have more often, maybe regional events.
  • Thanks to today’s talk I am no longer apprehensive about assessing pregnant patients on AMU!
  • I’m totally converted! It’s so great to see so many people loving their jobs, excited about learning but still having a life and recognising the importance of family life and other interests. AIM sounds perfect!
  • I’m sold – Acute Med for Me!
  • A specialty that means instead of losing all the knowledge and skills I have learnt so far (and focusing narrowly) allows me to broaden and deepen my knowledge across medicine. Also, an exciting chance to respond to patient care needs.
  • You should give Terlipressin in with Nitroglycerin!
  • Absolutely great career advice! Really appreciated.
  • I’ve learnt about the different special skills/interests that you can gain in AIM. The apparent flexibility and moulding of your own job is great to know too! Really given me great food for thought re: career opportunities.
  • For me the ability to shape your own career is a massive draw to the specialty. Enthusiastic trainees!
  • Really well run day. Inspired by acute medicine. Enthusiastic about #takeAIM.
  • A fast paced, exciting and challenging environment perfect for those who enjoy the detective work and diagnostic skills key to stabilising patients.
  • AIM can be whatever you want to make it – huge variety and scope to have a specialist interest.
  • Good overview. Well run, very passionate speakers, reasonable price and good venue. Perhaps regional sessions would be good and mentoring would be good.
  • Meeting so many AIM trainees is so inspirational.
  • AIM allows you to pursue your interests and share it with your team.
  • Cardiology Consultant’s rules were great and very informative! AIM is FAB!
  • This was genuinely a fantastic day – re-invigorating and re-energising me for the acute medicine path ahead.
  • The teaching this morning was brilliant! Particularly the cardiology and pregnant patient. Thank you!!
  • I never appreciated how much variety I could get from a career in Acute Medicine.