Colonel McCourt, who was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Operational Honours and Awards list for her outstanding contribution to the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone, will kick start day two of BSAVA Summit, 16-17 December 2019 in London.
BSAVA President Sue Paterson said: ‘’BSAVA Summit has been designed to challenge mindsets and stimulate discussion on the profession’s achievements.
“To commence discussions on day two, ‘The Profession Tomorrow’, we are excited that Alison will be sharing her experiences of leadership in very challenging situations where medical and humanitarian care were thrown into a political and media spotlight. The care delivered in the treatment centre she led, changed global protocols and improved care in Africa and Alison and her team pushed the boundaries to deliver it.’’
Alison joins a high-profile list of speakers at BSAVA Summit including the day one keynote GP and medical journalist Graham Easton, and other industry leaders including Lizzie Lockett, Renate Weller, Rachel Dean and Catherine Oxtoby – who will facilitate the interactive workshops.
All sessions are in a workshop format to enable delegates to collaboratively lead and shape discussions on a range of contentious clinical and non-clinical issues facing the profession including workforce issues, telemedicine, regulation, over-diagnosis and over-treatment.