The SAS conference 2017 is an opportunity for nominated representatives to network with fellow colleagues, debate key issues and listen to expert speakers.
It is also the main SAS policy setting event for the year ahead, with motions taken forward to the annual representative meeting, which plays a crucial role in the BMA's work.
Who can attend?
Each regional and national SASC is permitted to nominate five representatives to attend the conference.
We also encourage two deputies to be nominated should one of the five nominated representatives be unable to attend.
All nominated representatives will be emailed a registration form to complete by BMA conferences to book their place at the conference. Once you have received this, please submit your completed form online as soon as possible to confirm your attendance.
Online elections and nominations
We are introducing a new online system for nominating and voting in BMA committee elections. The system is simpler and quicker to use than previous paper-based voting.
The new online system will be available at a number of selected committee and conference elections. Read the supporting guidance and watch the training videos to ensure you are up to speed.
Access the online elections system
Teach-in for first time representatives
For those new to the SAS conference, a teach-in will be held from 9 – 9.30am on Tuesday 23 May 2017 which provides you with an introduction to conference procedures.
SAS conference 2017 dinner (optional)
A conference dinner will be held the night before the conference, on Monday 22 May 2017 at BMA House.
This is an opportunity to meet and network with colleagues in a more informal environment, prior to the conference. Representatives are also welcome to bring a guest to the dinner.
Tickets for both representatives and guests are £35.00 (including VAT). Please note the cost of guest tickets cannot be reimbursed as an expense.
Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to attend the dinner.
Accommodation and expenses
Once you have registered to attend the conference, we advise that you book your accommodation and travel as soon as possible.
Reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed for representatives, as well as the cost of the conference dinner. All expenses should be claimed through Concur. More information on how to claim your expenses through Concur will be included in the conference joining instructions sent to you once your place is confirmed.
Read about preferential rates at local hotels