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Record numbers attend medicine conference

Record numbers attend medicine conference in Bristol school

Now in its ninth year, this annual event encourages girls during their GCSE studies to consider their ongoing education by exploring career options in fields such medicine and STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – where women continue to be under-represented.

Two keynote speakers were joined by other specialists from the medical profession and academia to lead interactive workshops on various topics including midwifery, dentistry, physiotherapy, para-medicine, and neuroscience.

Dr Karine Zander, a Consultant Anaesthetist based at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital opened the event. Karine holds regional and national posts in acute care training. She spoke to students about her previous medical relief work in Afghanistan, and how her career has evolved and developed over time.

Professor Bob Stone (pictured), who leads the Human Interface Technologies team at Birmingham University, closed the event. He described how Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality technologies are being used in a range of healthcare applications. For example, they have been developed to train future defence paramedics, and prepare them to save lives on the battlefields.

One student described the keynote talks as being "really inspirational" while another said they made her want to learn "even more about careers in medicine and the development of technology in medicine."

Isabel Tobias, Headmistress at Redmaids’ High School said, "It is immensely rewarding to receive such positive feedback. We hold this conference every year to inspire young women in their future career choices and introduce them to the wide variety of pathways and opportunities available.

"We also remain hugely grateful to all the specialists who give up their time to support our event."

Date Posted: 20 May 2019
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