JMF conference - 26 - 27 Feb 2022

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The JMF conference is an opportunity for junior members to be introduced to the inner workings of the BMA. You will be able to see how the BMA and its committees represent you and your views.

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Register your interest

To register for this event, you will need to sign in using your BMA website account details on the registration page.

This event follows on from the virtual taster event which took place on 6 November 2021.

The in-person JMF conference will be taking place at BMA House on 26/27 February and will deliver a full programme of interesting external speakers, useful BMA workshops and the opportunity to interact with our committee chairs.

Places at this forum are limited and allocated on a branch of practice and region basis. Junior members who have not attended a BMA event before will be prioritised for place allocation.

 

What you will learn

  • what the JMF is about
  • the different branches of practice in the BMA
  • how to get involved with the work of the BMA
  • how to write a strong motion for debate.

 

What to expect

  • An exciting panel discussion on effecting political change.
  • An informative session with speakers from across the BMA.
  • An opportunity to find out what the BMA is currently working on.
  • BMA workshops which may be useful to your experiences in the workplace.
  • Informative workshops from external speakers on the topic ‘Beyond Being a Doctor’.
  • An interesting motion writing workshop delivered by the JMF executive members. You will generate motions in groups which may be debated on the Sunday of the conference and, if passed, contribute to BMA policy.
  • Social event with your fellow delegates on the Saturday evening (subject to COVID-19 restrictions).

 

Speakers

  • Labour MP for Tooting and Shadow Secretary of State for Mental Health, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (TBC)
  • A representative from Drs for Extinction Rebellion
  • A BMA member of staff with extensive experience of introducing major national health policy changes
  • Dr Ian Williams, GP and comic book illustrator
  • Dr Shaan Sahota, FY2 and playwrite
  • Dr Saliha Mahmood Ahmed, gastroenterologist and chef/Masterchef winner 2017

 

Attendance

The conference will be open to BMA members from all parts of the profession - whether you are a medical student, GP, consultant, SAS or junior doctor, as long as you are within 12 years of provisional registration or 11 years of full registration.

Reasonable travel expenses and accommodation at a local hotel will be offered to JMF delegates. Lunch will be provided on both days, as will dinner on the Saturday evening. Alternative meal arrangements will not be compensated.

Childcare can be arranged if necessary and demand is considerable.

The social event on the Saturday evening of the JMF conference will be subject to COVID-19 restrictions at the time of the event.

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