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Academic trainees conference 2017

This one-day conference provided a national forum in which attendees were given the opportunity to network, learn how to make the most of their academic training, and develop their career, through a programme informed by the views of academic trainees.

The conference included keynote speeches, plenary presentations, workshops and parallel sessions, as well as a networking drinks reception at the close of the conference to enable more informal discussions.


Highlights of the day:

  • Practical advice from experts in the field including on producing the best poster, communicating your research, and developing your career.
  • Keynote address from Professor Azeem Majeed on his career as an academic in primary care, and James Malone-Lee on writing in medicine.
  • Workshops and parallel sessions catered to different training levels.



Delegates were able to attend two of the following workshops, with places in each workshop allocated on a first come, first served basis.

  • How to deliver effective teaching
  • Industry partnerships/pharmaceutical
  • Less than full time working
  • Personal health and resilience
  • Innovative ways of communicating information
  • Patient and public involvement and research    
  • Dentistry



Download the conference programme