Conference Programme

A Big Thank You to all those who attended the First Aid Conference 2017. What an amazing buzz and atmosphere on the day. A special thank you to speakers, workshop presenters, exhibitors, Vine Centre Staff and First Aid Training Co-operative staff without whom the day would not have been such a Great Success.

Its still a while before the next conference on March 8th 2019, but we are already pulling together and confirming a speakers list.

Speakers for 2019

Acid Attacks. A talk from Jaf Shah from the Acid Survivors Trust International about the rise in the incidence of  acid attacks, their impact and  prevention are as important as their first aid treatment.

Act FAST for Stroke – but what happens next?  Stroke Association will be coming along to talk personal through some experience and lifestyle changes brought on by strokes which highlight the benefits of acting FAST.

Mental Health First Aid. Brian from Choose Life Training –  will be giving us updates on mental health first aid and plans for new Train the Trainer courses for the SMHFA 2 day course.

Epilepsy today and tomorrow. Nicola Milne from Epilepsy Scotland will be updating us with where we stand with current diagnosis and future treatments. Also a brief overview of the first aid treatment for epilepsy

Role and function of FAAOP. What is the role and importance of First Aid Awarding Organisation Panel? How does its work link with HSE?

Paediatric First Aid training in Scotland – what’s the plan? Cory Jones from First Aid Training Co-operative will give a brief update on where the Scottish government and the care Inspectorate are on the subject of Paediatric First Aid in Scotland Childcare and Early Learning sector.

If you feel you have a topic which would be worth telling others about, or you know someone who would like to speak at the conference please let us know.


Free WiFi available and networking café are open through out the event.

The conference will have an exhibition area with a wide range of industry bodies, suppliers and voluntary sector organisations relevant to the first aid sector.

A great chance for you to gain CPD knowledge and network with liked minded people.