#StEmlynsWILD: the event

In 2023 we invite you to join us in beautiful Coniston to learn, connect, lead, and reconnect with our specialities and our teams.

#stemlynsWILD will bring together experts in resuscitation to learn in a unique setting that will challenge and recharge your clinical and emotional batteries.

Why are we doing this?

The last few years have been tough. A global pandemic combined with the structural challenges of working in clinical practice has challenged us all. It’s time for a reset and to do something different to celebrate the great work that we do and the teams that we work with. #stemlynsWILD was conceived as a conference that will bring like minded clinicians together to learn new skills and to then deliver them in a challenging setting that will test their leadership, teamwork and clinical skills.

The Programme

Friday evening: Arrive Friday afternoon/evening and relax into the Lake District atmosphere. Register on site and meet the groups that you will be working with for the next few days. We will facilitate and encourage story-telling and shared learning in an informal setting.

In camp day: This day will be based in a tented camp next to Coniston lake. Experts in hospital and pre-hospital resuscitation and rescue will share their knowledge with you. Our final program is in development but will include advanced airway, cardiac and trauma resuscitation skills and knowledge. You will be primarily learning in small groups throughout the day.

Hills day: Your team will complete an approximately 8-hour directed route around Coniston. This will be interspersed with a series of clinical and leadership scenarios which your team will be required to complete. The event scenarios and your teams overall approach to the tasks will be assessed with feedback.

Evenings: With an on-site bar, plenty of space and a wonderful English Summer (we hope), you will be able to share experiences and learning in a relaxed environment throughout your time with us.

A number of awards will be given based on the performance of teams across both days.

Read more about our program here.

Who should come? 

Basically everyone. We believe that the content will speak to everyone involved in emergency and acute care irrespective of which speciality of profession you are in. We really want a diverse and inclusive audience who can help us co-create the final content. Don’t just come to listen, come to learn, share, discuss, debate and create with us. We really want to hear from as many voices as we can.


We are very keen to support families, partners and significant others (including pets) at #stemlynsWILD. Families will be encouraged to join us, and there will be a co-located children’s events company suitable for primary school aged children. Older children and partners will be able to sample the delights of the Lake District and also join us for evening events.

Pricing and accommodation

Tickets and early bird pricing can be found here. There will be a single price for all participants which we aim to keep as low as reasonable. We will also have access to free camping on site. For those on limited budgets we hope that you will be able to attend the event based on just the cost of the ticket and travel alone. We will encourage all participants to camp, but there will also be many high quality local options that you can choose at your own discretion.

Cite this article as: Simon Carley, "#StEmlynsWILD: the event," in St.Emlyn's, February 6, 2023, https://www.stemlynsblog.org/stemlynswild-about-the-event/.

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