ASSIST Annual Conference 2011

Wednesday 6 April 2011 at the ICC, Birmingham

The ASSIST Annual Conference focuses on personal development and is free for members of ASSIST. It explores the skills that informatics professionals will need now and in the future to deliver the services that health and social care will require. The day starts with a plenary session of the health informatics congress, HC2011, “Thinking differently about informatics”. This is followed by sessions looking at the skills informatics professionals will need and the skills senior informaticians have. The final session will explore some of these personal and professional skills in more detail.

During the refreshment, exhibition and networking breaks we are offering personal career and skills advice in the Skills Zone. The Skills Zone enables delegates to book from 20 available sessions to explore skills in more detail in one-to-one sessions. These are:

  • Improve your CV;
  • Coaching;
  • Mentoring / finding a mentor;
  • Using the Health Informatics Career Framework to help you plan your career, identify yours and/or your team’s development needs and to help mangers and leaders plan, model and redesign the organisation’s workforce.

New entrants to informatics and those thinking about a career in informatics can also meet a recent NHS graduate trainee in informatics who now has a substantive post in the NHS. She will talk about the skills training the graduate trainees have enjoyed and how this could benefit others.

There will be a mechanism to book into the sessions in the Skills Zone at the conference.

To book a place, either go to the health informatics congress web site, HC2011, or direct to the booking page where you will need to select “ASSIST Member” as the type of delegate and “Wednesday – ASSIST conference only” as the day of attendance and not select a dinner ticket for you to be presented with an invoice for £0.00 and a request that you wish to book a free place.