AAPT Vice-Chair Lydia Judge-Kronis and Secretary Christian Burt on what to expect at AEE 2022
The AEE 2022 is a one-day event designed specifically to enhance professional development of APTs, mortuary assistants and other related professionals.
The experiences of APTs vary according to workplace, speciality, and geographical location and this event offers a platform to bring everyone together. The focus is to provide a safe, confidential, understanding, learning environment and also give everyone the opportunity for networking with likeminded, and/or completely random professionals who you may otherwise never get to meet.
As APTs, many of us are linked by our desire to deliver excellent care after death, and this is the constant ethos throughout an AEE event.
This year we have the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) in attendance and provides the ideal opportunity to ask those burning questions to the post mortem sector regulatory body.
The planning team book APT speakers, and those from different professions, who can share their knowledge, experience, and their commitment in their roles, often presenting positive examples of multidisciplinary working.
Our commercial exhibition is always poplar and delegates can discuss with the reps the latest products, and understand how they are used, particularly useful when preparing business cases to get the mortuary facility and/or equipment upgraded or modernised.
There is also an opportunity to socialise at the end of the event, this is a chance to share experiences, hear how others may have dealt with similar situations and have some well-deserved relaxation time. Many attendees use this time to network with friends & colleagues who they have linked in with previously, potentially at other AAPT events or similar, to have a debrief of their year and discuss difficulties and solutions with others who understand our unique role.
The yearly AEE has evolved over the years, just as the profession of anatomical pathology has, with the opportunity to gain CPD credits for attending each session which in turn provides the information to submit reflective learning. It is one of the key learning experiences of the AAPT year.
Although the event is on the Saturday some delegates choose to make a weekend of it, meeting up on the Friday and staying through to the Sunday, others simply participate in the daytime lectures whilst some stay for dinner before making their way home, the choice is yours.
The accommodation packages are now fully booked, but we have plenty of day delegate bookings available and we hope to see you all in Liverpool on Saturday 24th September 2022.
Lydia Judge-Kronis AAPT Vice-Chair
& Christian Burt Secretary to the AAPT Council