AAPT Conference

I keep singing Wake Me Up When September Ends under my breath when I think about how long I have left in my current job. Then I stifle a giggle and get on with my day! 

It’s not like I know it’s 19 working days and 25 calendar days or something like that anyway. Nope.

Well I promised a post about the conference and here it is. The AAPT (Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology) Conference 2017 is in Cardiff this year on the 30th September. This lucky so-and-so got jammy and managed to get a ticket and a room-share with a lovely trainee APT. In exchange I’m driving my new colleagues to Wales in my little Fiat 500, and I can’t wait for it!

I’ve studied the timetable for the day about twenty times now (when I probably should have been doing other things) and I’d like to just go through what I’m most excited about. I’ll do another entry (or several) after to let you know what I discovered and what exciting things went down!

So there is a talk titled Corpses and Cat Videos: APT’s guide to social media which I am most excited about. Firstly because I saw this title and squealed in delight. I’m just a touch of a crazy cat lady. Secondly, social media is a huge part of my life. This talk should prove very useful towards not only improving this blog but also in other aspects of my job and life.

The other talk that caught my eye (I won’t lie, there’s a lot of ancronyms in most of them I had to google to understand) is the final Mental Wellbeing in the APT. Mental health is a subject close to my heart, and I’ve read in various articles that those working in mortuaries can be affected by what they see even if they are completely unaware. I will be very interested to see what this talk focuses on and what comes from it.

Im certain I will find them all fascinating, and I’m already brimming with excited energy about the whole conference.

September is going to be a very, very long month.

MG x

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