Welcome to FOMOHub – Avoid the Fear Of Missing Out on conferences, courses and webinars.
This site works to connect all healthcare professionals with educational opportunities, taking place face-to-face or virtually, using a filter function to find events relevant to their interests. We want to encourage learning across all job roles and hope users span community, primary, secondary and tertiary care and range from undergraduate to retirement!
We would like event organisers to continue to share their events on this platform and encourage other organisers and attendees to use it. We believe that, while ambitious, this site could become the single place to list and find educational events, and the more awareness there is of it, the more value it brings to the healthcare community as a whole.
Content on this site reflects that already available publicly on organisers’ own pages and we do not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the quality of the event. We want to ensure that events that are posted are genuine training opportunities and do not represent any conflict of interests with healthcare professional bodies. If you feel that an event is not suitable and should be reviewed, please e-mail us through the link at the bottom of the event page.
Why are you making this site?
Currently, finding out about medical education events is dependent on social media, word of mouth, mailing lists, or manually searching through multiple different websites. There are many challenges to this, from emails not getting forwarded on to not being on social media at the right time. Ultimately, this leads to difficulties in finding events relevant to training needs, arranging study leave and missed opportunities to expand clinical knowledge.
The Coronavirus pandemic led to many in-person events being cancelled, missed opportunities, and has left many feeling a need to catch up. We want to help make events as accessible as possible by being able to find them all in one place. We hope that this site can make that process easier and have tried to design it with users’ needs in mind, to be able to search from the very broad “all events” through to very specific subspecialty-level.
Are there any specific criteria for what will be accepted/rejected?
We will accept events that are:
Open to attendees nationally – Those for attendees only from a specific region should be advertised locally
Relevant to Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine or no specific clinical specialty- We hope to expand to include other specialties in the futureRelevant to the healthcare system, guidelines and curricula of healthcare professionals working in the United Kingdom
We will NOT accept events that:
Could cause conflict-of-interest with healthcare professionals in line with professional bodies- for example, events sponsored by formula milk companiesAre life support courses (APLS, ALS, ATLS etc)- though this is an area we look to expand to in the future
How can I submit events?
- “Submit” form above
- Regular event organisers can be set up to have their own account to add/edit listings themselves
- Set up an automated feed from an external website to import into our listings
- For paediatric events, if your event is CPD-Approved by RCPCH, it will automatically be imported via a feed link from https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/education-careers/courses/cpd-approved-course
About Automated feeds
It is possible for us to automatically import events from other sites through iCalendar feeds, which reduces manual work, means listings are timely and importantly can keep up to date with the organisers website (e.g. if an event sells out and there is the option to add to a waiting list. Setting up a feed is as per the https://icalendar.org/ standard and uses the fields as in the below example. The site runs through The Events Calendar plugin and there is the option to set up a demo for testing – https://theeventscalendar.com/demo/ ,or please email email@example.com
(then below set up for each event)
UID: (A Unique Identifier to recognise the event and prevent duplicate importing)
DESCRIPTION:This is the description text of the body with \n line breaks
DTSTART:Date and time stamp for start of event – ideally set up as “form#3” from https://icalendar.org/iCalendar-RFC-5545/3-3-5-date-time.html to account for daylight savings
DTEND:Date and time stamp for end of event – ideally set up as “form#3” from https://icalendar.org/iCalendar-RFC-5545/3-3-5-date-time.html to account for daylight savings
LOCATION:Venue name, if the same as one of our recognised venues/previously used then it will match up for street address function
Why can’t I filter by price?
Some events will have a range of ticket prices dependent on job role or the number of days attended so it is not possible to only have one “price” field to be able to search by. All listings should have the cost visible in the event’s description
What about other specialties and functions?
We hope to expand to include all clinical specialties, and include a repository of wider development resources of podcasts, blogs, interest groups and clinical fellowship jobs which can also be filtered in similar ways to the calendar.
Keen to be involved?
As the site grows and we look to expand across other specialties and functions, we need a bigger team to help the site evolve. If you are interested in being involved, with no particular skills or experience needed (just enthusiasm!), please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the filters currently?
Child Mental Health
Community Child Health
Difficult and Advanced Airway
Paediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology
Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
Paediatric Immunology Infection and Allergy
Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine
Paediatric Metabolic Medicine
Paediatric Palliative Medicine
Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
Pre Hospital Medicine
Transfer and Retrieval Medicine
Environmental and Social Determinants of Health
Ethics and Law
Management and Leadership
New to the NHS and Return To Training
Patient Safety and Human Factors