Click on the map to find your nearest site and site coordinator details

If there are no streaming sites near you and your hospital is interested in linking to the Updates, please contact Kate Hollier;

The Evening Medical Updates (EMU) programme covers the 'Top Medical Presentations' and 'Emergency Presentations' as defined in the GIM training curriculum. We also have two non-clinical evening updates, to include topics such as medical ethics, law and career resilience in medicine. Topics are covered in monthly updates between September and June each academic year. 

Each EMU session consists of three or four 30-minute presentations, and the programme allows time for discussion and questions.

Although aimed primarily at core trainees, Evening Medical Updates are open to all hospital doctors, GPs, other healthcare professionals, and medical students. They are free of charge to all. 

Updates are usually held at the college in Edinburgh but are streamed live to a number of other centres around the UK and further afield, please see the map above for current active sites. Your local site coordinator will be able to advise you on room locations and any other site specific information you need to know. Please note that up until at least December 2020 we are not asking sites to gather and are instead giving all registered delegates individual access to the EMUs to view from home. 

Frequently asked questions:

Can I attend an EMU online?

Yes! For the rest of 2020 all of our EMUs are entirely online so that you can attend our events from anywhere. The talks for each EMU will be available all registered delegates on-demand for 14 days. You can find out more via each individual event page.

What do I need to do to attend an EMU?

To attend you must register online via the RCPE events pages. Please click the gold 'book now' button on each event page, which will take you through to the registration page where you can register to attend. If you have yet to create one you will be prompted to create an account for the RCPE events pages, where you will be able to view all of your bookings. 

It is important that you do register for each EMU you wish to attend, so that we know to send you the event access information and your personal link to the online feedback survey, which you must complete in order to be issued with a CPD certificate. Registration is open until 23.59pm on the night of each EMU. 

If you are unable to attend an EMU please do let us know so that we can cancel your booking. This will also ensure that you won't receive feedback survey reminders for the event you were unable to attend. 

How do I claim a CPD certificate?

Each EMU is worth 2 CPD credits, 1 credit per hour. In order to receive a CPD certificate from RCPE for attending an EMU you will need to complete the online feedback survey, and confirm your attendance within the survey.

The online feedback survey is open for 14 days following the EMU and all CPD certificates will be issued by RCPE via email once the online feedback survey has closed. 

How can I ask a question during the EMUs?

You can ask questions during an EMU via the interactive voting application Slido. Information regarding how to access Slido will be provided to you during the event. We endeavour to answer as many questions as possible during the event, and any unanswered questions will be passed on to the speakers and their responses will be posted on this page following each EMU. Some of the talks will involve interactive voting and you will be able to participate via Slido. 

How do I prove attendance?

To be issued with a CPD certificate you need to confirm your attendance via the online feedback survey (please see the first question).

What if my site cancels the live-stream?

If your site cancels a particular EMU we will let those registered know as soon as possible as well as post the information on our event pages. We will also direct you to your next closest site or give you the option to view the EMU as an individual yourself. However, please note that if you do choose to view the EMU as an individual and not at a site we will not be able to issue you with a CPD certificate. 

How can I access past EMUs?

We record all of our Evening Medical Update (unless a speaker requests otherwise). These recordings are made available on the RCPE Education Portal and are accessible to all RCPE Members and Fellows. You can find out more about our different Membership packages on our Membership pages. 

How can I set up a site?

If your hospital or area does not currently webstream the EMU programme we would be delighted to help you set-up a new site. There are a few requirements for setting-up a site, including, a suitable venue and equipment, publicity and acting as the site contact. To find out more please get in touch with Kate Hollier;

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