The junior members forum is a free-of-charge weekend residential conference for BMA members taking place on Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 January 2018.
The junior members forum is a 2-day conference providing a unique opportunity for junior members to get involved with the BMA. The content of the agenda is shaped by the issues important to those attending and the output can go on to become BMA policy and guide future work of the association. The conference will:
- Provide a platform among like-minded colleagues for you to discuss the issues that affect you and work together to find improvements;
- Help you find out more about what the BMA does and how it works to support you in your career;
- Help you to develop your debating skills and how to write motions on key issues for all doctors;
- Offer the chance for you to contribute to BMA policy and start making a difference to the future of your profession.
- Listen to a variety of interesting speakers
Day 1 - Saturday 27 January 2018
The conference opens on Saturday morning with an introduction to the weekend and the chance to hear from keynote speakers including:
- Trauma and orthopaedic registrar Dr Simon Fleming who will be discussing his award-winning anti-bullying campaign #HammerItOut.
- Internationally published author and inspirational speaker Kate Allatt who is a powerful advocate for the patient’s voice
- Psychiatrist and award-winning author Dr Joanna Cannon who left school at 15 with one O-level
You will then have opportunities to raise issues important to you by engaging in small group discussions with similar colleagues from across the profession, and develop motions for further debate.
Day 2 - Sunday 28 January 2018
Day two will give you the opportunity to debate topics arising from the previous day’s discussions and other important medico-political issues. An introduction to debating session will take place to ensure that all attendees are familiar with the format for debate. There will also be the opportunity to speak with BMA leaders, network with colleagues and find out about more opportunities to get involved with the BMA and make a difference to your profession.
Our hope is that the JMF will encourage you to stay involved with the BMA long after the weekend has ended. The more members who are involved, the better the BMA can represent your interests.
The conference is open to BMA members from all parts of the profession. Whether you are a GP, consultant or junior doctor as long as you are within 12 years of provisional registration or 11 years of full registration then the conference is open to you. A number of places are also reserved for medical students.
Expenses and accommodation
Your reasonable travel expenses will be met by the BMA and accommodation will be provided for all attendees on Saturday 27 January. No reimbursement for alternative dinner or accommodation arrangements will be made.
For those who wish to travel to York on Friday to ensure a prompt arrival at the conference, accommodation will be provided and an informal dinner will be arranged. Please indicate your accommodation requirements on the booking form.
Lunch will be provided for all attendees on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 January. No reimbursement for alternative lunch arrangements will be made.
Confirmation of booking
Places at the forum are limited, and allocated by both branch of practice and region. We will contact you by email as soon as possible to confirm your place, but in any case by no later than Friday 15 December.
Child and dependent care facilities
Subject to demand, child and dependent care facilities will be available during the conference, but this must be booked in advance. Please indicate on the booking form if you would like further information regarding this.
If you have any questions regarding travel expenses, childcare facilities or queries regarding the conference format, please contact:
Tel: 020 7383 6745
Email: [email protected]
Or get in touch with the conference team:
Tel: 0207 383 6137
Email: [email protected]