APM Trainees Committee Vacancies NOW OPEN
The APM Trainees’ Committee is for specialty and specialist registrars and aims to represent, information-gather and aid networking. We have a Facebook group, where we hope to facilitate formal and informal networking and social events, as well as discussions about issues relevant to training, for example the SCE and eportfolio. Search for “APM Trainees” to join in. You can also find us on Twitter @apm_trainees
The Trainees’ Committee coordinates activities and sends representation to meetings of the other APM Committees and the Specialty Advisory Committee. There are also representatives for each region, forming a clear structure for SpRs and StRs to get help or advice should they need it, as well as for the Trainees’ Committee to gather information about regional variations.
The APM Trainees’ Committee is run by trainees for their peers. As such its primary purpose is to provide trainee peer support and trainee representation, information gathering (including when requested by external organisations at the discretion of the officers) and networking in a variety of areas, most of which are illustrated by the officer roles outlined above. The remit of the Committee is to:
- Facilitate informal peer support and advice to trainees
- Disseminate ideas and information to trainees
- Collate and represent trainees’ views within the APM and to the SAC, BMA, PCRS, JSC and other national bodies as required
- Encourage trainee involvement in the APM, (and its work as the specialist society for palliative medicine), and other national bodies relevant to a career in palliative medicine
Trainees’ Committee Representative to the BMA JDC
The core role of the APM Trainee Representative (Observer) to the BMA Junior Doctors Committee (JDC) is attending and participating in relevant BMA meetings. BMA Multi-Specialty Working Group meetings are held quarterly in BMA house. BMA JDC meetings which are also held quarterly in BMA House, London – these meetings are perhaps less relevant to the role.
Please Click here for further details and to complete the nomination form.
Research and Ethics Committee
The APM Research and Ethics Committee (8 members) is an advisory committee to the APM Board formed from the amalgamation, in 2019, of the previous Science and Ethics Committees. The Committee advises the Board and supports the work of the APM on / by:
- the scientific basis of Palliative Medicine, including responding to consultations and commenting on scientific documents for which APM endorsement is being sought
- developing a greater scientific profile for the specialty of Palliative Medicine
- setting priorities to seek new evidence
- aiding in the development of evidence based guidelines and protocols for Palliative Medicine interventions
- helping foster, facilitate and coordinate development of an ethical research culture in Palliative Medicine and with other specialties
- examines and discusses ethical issues relating to Palliative Medicine
- liaises and acts as a resource on ethical issues to members and other medical ethics committees and bodies
- participates from time to time in ethical debate or media or other presentations on behalf of the APM following discussion with the President or, in his/her absence, another member of the APM Board
For further information on roles and responsibilities and to apply, please select the relevant nomination form.
Should you have any questions, please contact the APM Secretariat