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ABCD Consultant Development Programme (CDP) 2023

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The ABCD Consultant Development Programme (CDP) is designed to provide SpRs and newly-appointed consultants with the opportunity to explore the non-clinical aspects and challenges of being both a leader and a clinician. The ABCD CDP, which has replaced the YDEF-led King's Fund Management Course, is a five-day residential programme and will be held from the 30th October - 3rd November 2023 at the Novotel Birmingham Centre. 

This is the only D&E specific leadership and management course and has been running successfully since 2015. Now in its eighth year, CDP23 is organised by the ABCD to allow clinicians to develop the competencies identified and defined in the Medical Leadership Competency Framework. Our leadership course has been accredited by the ilm, part of the City & Guilds group. Geared to doctors in their final year of training and newly appointed consultants, this stimulating and experiential programme will prepare you well for the next transition in your career.

Only ABCD members can be allocated places and places are limited to ensure a dynamic and interactive group. Membership fees for ABCD for SpR’s are now just £25 per year and membership also gives you discounted registration for ABCD scientific sessions. If the Course is over-subscribed we will give priority to those in their final year of training and those newly appointed consultants. If you are not already a member, Apply for ABCD membership today.

The cost per head is £2000 but we are able to offer it to ABCD members for £625 including accommodation and meals (you will need to fund your own travel expenses). Payment by credit or debit card via Paypal will be required to confirm your place and a place will only be confirmed once your eligibility and ABCD membership have been verified.  

The course was developed for ABCD by Prof Dev Singh, Consultant Physician Diabetes and Endocrinology & Medical Director of The Academic Institute of Medicine, Wolverhampton University and is now led by Dr Koteshwara Muralidhara and Dr Moulinath Banerjee. The Faculty also includes Keith Whitfield (Academic Lead) and Julie Frizzell of Ultimate Performance, an ILM training centre. Please feel free to contact for further information. 

Priority is given to those who are in their final year of training or in a new consultant post.

AstraZeneca has provided sponsorship towards this independent Programme. AstraZeneca has had no editorial input into or control over the agenda, content development or choice of speakers, nor opportunity to influence, except for the AstraZeneca sponsored symposia presentations.