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Professional Development Course for Trust Appointed Doctors

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Course outline  

The aim of the course is overall professional development of the Trust appointed doctors with a particular emphasis on maintaining appraisal and revalidation portfolios, supporting professional activities in the job roles, cardiothoracic exit exam and the CESR application process.  Senior pros will be providing insights into the challenges faced by the TAD workforce and potential strategies to address the same.

Learning objectives

  • Attendees will be able to update and maintain their appraisal and revalidation portfolio.
  • Attendees will be able to understand and prepare an application for Certificate of Entry, Specialist Register (CESR).
  • Attendees will have an insight into the actual Assessment of the CESR portfolios – which will help with optimizing their applications
  • Attendees will be able to learn about alternative supporting careers and enhancing their current job roles.
  • Attendees will be able to engage with senior SCTS executive members and discuss the vision of the Society and the direction of travel

Please see the draft programme below:

Wednesday 7th September 2022

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome and introduction

K S Rammohan, Zahid Mahmood & Mr Simon Kendall

09:15 – 09:40

Appraisal and Revalidation                               

Uday Dandekar

09:45 – 10:10

Portfolio preparation towards CESR                 

Manoj Purohit

10:15 – 10:40

Assessment of CESR Portfolio                          

Sridhar Rathinam

Coffee (10:40 – 11:00)

11:00 – 11:25

Expanding horizons – away from the clichés  

Majid Mukaddam – tbc

11:30 – 11:55

A model TAD structure – The Harefield experience            

Shahzad Raja


12:00 – 12:25

Round table – ask the experts – Interactive question section

Sri Rathinam/ Carol Tan / Simon Kendall

Lunch (12:30 – 13:15)

13:15 – 13:40

Medicolegal Challenges – Pitfalls and Precautions           

Amrita Singh

13:45 – 14:10



14:15 – 14:40


Nawwar Al Attar

Coffee (14:45 – 15:00)

15:00 – 15:25

Hang tough –  coping strategies for difficult times                 

Sanjay Sastry TBC

15:30 – 15:55

Challenges, solutions and support – The SCTS perspective   

Simon Kendall

16:00 – 16:25

The FRCS Exit Exam Explained

Rana Sayeed

16:30 – 16:55

The road ahead


17:00 – 17:30

Q & A, Feedback and close


Book online for this event

Organised by: Emma Piotrowski of SCTS Education
Phone Number: 07719 323642


Please find a list of tickets for this event below.

Ticket Price
Trust Appointed Doctor Member £200.00

Delegate Terms and Conditions

You must be an SCTS member to attend this course and you will be expected to arrange your own travel to and from the conference centre, Ashorne Hill in Leamington Spa. Unffortunately, we cannot offer accommodation for the night before the course.

Please note a refundable deposit of £200 will be required when booking, which will be refunded upon attendance of the course and completion of the feedback form after the event.

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