Following the success of the second SKI-ED conference in January 2018, we would like to welcome you to SKI-ED 2019.    This is a non-profit making conference organised by medics, for medics.  Our aim is simple. To promote sustainable careers in emergency and acute medicine, to improve knowledge and to inspire others.  All within a stunning location, surrounded by world class ski slopes.   Want to know more? Then read on....

What you need to know
  • Dates:  26.1.19 - 2.2.19
  • Location: Chalet Hotel St Christoph (4 star hotel) run by Inghams with indoor pool, sauna, log fire, bar and lecture theatre.  Ski to and from the door.
  • St Christoph is a village at 1800m, linked to St Anton, Austria.
  • Price £1060.  This includes flights, transfers, half board catering , wine, afternoon tea,  prosecco and canapes,  conference fee and the conference dinner.
  • 3.5 hours of lectures each day (on 5 days).
  • Additional costs would be £250 approx for lift pass, plus ski / boot hire if required.  
  • Aimed at medics of all grades involved in emergency medicine, acute care and general practice.
  • Regional flights incl Bristol and Edinburgh are available.  See booking page for details.
What is SKI-ED all about?
The driving force behind setting up this conference was the recognition of the increasing pressure  we face as doctors, but also the realisation that many amongst us carve out fantastic and satisfying careers and have interests outside of medicine, to balance out time spent at work.   

In the face of the current difficulties in recruiting and retaining trainees, in particular in Emergency Medicine and General Practice, we feel that it is hugely important to create a forum whereby we can share these experiences to support and inspire each other.  SKI-ED is this forum.

As this is a non-profit making conference organised by medics for medics, we  encourage delegates to give a short presentation on an aspect of their clinical or non clinical life, with the overall aim of inspiring and learning from each other. You do NOT have to have climbed Everest nor be a Professor to speak at this  conference (although you may bump into one of the above)!  It's a great opportunity to speak at a friendly, unintimidating international conference.   2017 topics included quality improvement projects, Paediatric hot topics and case studies,  dive medicine, expedition medicine, compassion fatigue and alternative career paths.  Most people attending the conference give a 20  minute talk related to the SKI-ED themes of sustainability, knowledge and inspiration.    Please feel free to browse the 2017 lecture programme for ideas (on the conference page).  

Feedback from 2017 included:

"CPD but also time to relax and reflect, network and socialise with old and new friends. Truly inspired by the conference."

"Gained a greater knowledge of career options for EM and how to balance work and life"

"Excellent value, a week of inspiring talks, thank you"