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Clinical academic trainees conference

Exciting one-day conference organised by and for clinical academic trainees. Learn how to make the most of your academic training and develop your career.

Date: 02 February 2019

Location: BMA House, Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 9JP

Time: 9:30AM - 4:00PM

This exciting one-day conference is organised by and for clinical academic trainees and will provide a national forum in which to network, learn how to make the most of your academic training and develop your career.

Highlights of the day include:

  • Keynote address from Professor Lucy Chappell of King’s College London, considering the complexities of clinical academic career progression.
  • Keynote presentation from Dr Amara Nwosu, reflecting on his career as an academic trainee and the challenges he has overcome.
  • Opportunities to personalise the programme to meet your needs with a choice of workshops focussing on different career challenges.


Who should attend?

Academic trainees of all levels, from all parts of the UK and those considering an academic career and medical students undertaking an MBPhD.


Conference format

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



You will be able to attend two of the following workshops. Places in each workshop are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please list your preferences on the booking form and we will make every effort to allocate you to your preferred sessions.

Making the most of your academic career…

  • With the pharmaceutical industry
  • While working less than full time
  • While working overseas
  • Using creative methods to support your own wellbeing
  • With a long-term health condition
  • Working with the media
  • As a dental academic trainee


Election to the BMA join academic trainees subcommittee

During the conference, four academic trainees will be elected by the conference to the BMA joint academic trainees subcommittee. All attendees may take part in the election. Nomination is open to academic trainees who have no other BMA involvement. For more information please email [email protected].


Academic trainees listserver

A listserver (or group email) is available to allow continued discussion of important issues after the conference. Members are invited to post on the listserver any issues of interest to academic trainees and the BMA medical academic staff committee will also disseminate information via the listserver. Please indicate on the registration form whether or not you wish to join the listserver.


Childcare facilities

Care facilities can be provided in line with the BMA’s family friendly policy. If you would like to make use of the facilities, please contact BMA conferences for more information. The facilities will only be provided subject to demand, and requirements must be advised by Friday 11 January 2019 at the latest.

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BMA members - £25 including VAT

BMA student/foundation doctor members - £10 including VAT

We will reimburse standard class travel expenses for BMA members (receipts must be provided).

Non-members - £50 including VAT

Non-member student/foundation doctors - £20 including VAT

Travel expenses will not be reimbursed. However, if you become a BMA member before the conference you will only pay £25.00 and you will get your travel expenses reimbursed.

The registration fee includes a delegate pack on arrival, access to all plenary sessions and your choice of workshops, refreshments, lunch and networking drinks reception.

BDA members will pay the same registration fees as BMA members.  BDA members should contact Ian Oakley at the BDA at [email protected] in regard to travel expenses.

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BMA House, Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 9JP


BMA House, Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 9JP

Tel: 02073836137 or 02073836422



BMA conferences

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 02073836137 or 02073836422

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