Junior doctors conference 2021

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The junior doctors conference takes place once a year and acts as the primary BMA policy setting body for junior doctors in the UK. This year’s conference will be held virtually.

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Free and open to all junior doctors, both BMA members and non-members. Places are allocated regionally on a first come, first served basis.

Conference format

Grassroots seminar - Friday 7 May 2021

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.

Conference - Saturday 8 May 2021

The conference will open at 9am and is due to close at 5pm.


Getting time off work

Upon registration, you will receive a standard letter from the BMA outlining your trade union leave entitlement to attend the conference.



Motions must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 1 March 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.

Submit a motion (regional junior doctors committee chairs only).

If you have any questions regarding motions please contact your regional junior doctors committee.


Journey of a motion

Find out about the process of how a motion starts out and ends up becoming a policy.


Conference agenda and guide

The conference agenda and guide will be published mid-April 2021.


Follow the conversation

Follow the conversation using #JDConf2021


Please note: to register for this event, you will need to sign in using your BMA account details on the registration page. You can get a BMA web account even if you are not a BMA member.


Organiser details

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