What is the junior doctors conference?
The junior doctors conference takes place once a year and acts as the primary BMA policy setting body for junior doctors in the UK.
Who can attend?
The conference is open to all junior doctors both BMA members and non-members. Places are allocated regionally on a first come, first served basis.
Grassroots seminar - Friday 18 May 2018
If you have never attended a BMA conference before, there is an optional training session the day before that will prepare you for the event. This is an opportunity to discuss key issues, learn about conference procedures and develop motions to be debated during Saturday's conference.
All seminar attendees are also invited to an informal dinner in the evening. If you would like to attend, please let us know via the online registration form.
Saturday 19 May 2018
The conference will open at 9.15am with registration and refreshments. Conference will begin debating motions at 10am and is due to close at 5.30pm.
A dinner will be held on Saturday 19 May from 7.30pm with a drinks reception from 6.30pm. The conference dinner will take place at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre.
If you would like tickets to attend the dinner, please let us know by Friday 5 May. Tickets for the dinner cost £35.00, which is reimbursable for conference attendees.
Representatives are very welcome to bring a guest to the dinner; the cost is £35.00 for BMA members and £50.00 for non-members.
Expenses and getting time off work
Download information about expenses and tips for getting time off work to attend the conference.
Upon registration, you will receive a standard letter from the BMA outlining your trade union leave entitlement to attend the conference.
Details of local hotels are available here for those who are eligible for overnight accommodation.
Motions must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 2nd March 2018 through your regional junior doctors committee.
The conference agenda committee have produced motion writing guidance to assist members in developing well worded and resonant motions. The guidance is available here.
Submit a motion (regional junior doctors committee chairs only).
Journey of a motion
Find out about the process of how a motion starts out and ends up becoming a policy (click on the image to view full size).
Lapsed policy and policy to remain
Conference agenda and guide
Download the conference agenda and guide (PDF)
Follow the conversation
Follow the live Tweeting direct from the conference on #JDConf2018
If you have any queries about the conference, please contact BMA conferences on 020 7383 6605 / 6819 or [email protected].
If you have any questions regarding motions please contact your regional junior doctors committee.