Retired members conference

Online event or Join in person at
Virtual or BMA House, London

This year's conference will be hybrid so that members can attend online or in person at BMA House. The conference will be chaired by Dr Stephen Millar with the support of deputy chair, Mr Surjait Singh.

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Fully booked

Please note that the 2023 conference is now fully booked.

The conference theme will be ‘Productive and Healthy Ageing’ with keynote speaker Professor Antony Woolf, Clinical Director of the NHS National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network Southwest Peninsula. He will be joined by other speakers, including Professor Phil Banfield, BMA council chair, Professor Martin McKee CBE, BMA president and Dr Trudi Edginton, Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at City University of London.

Conference nominations

Nominations for a seat at the conference are invited from:

  • BMA members recorded on the membership database as being permanently and predominantly retired from all medical practice
  • No minimum or maximum age restriction
  • No former branch of practice restriction.

Please note:

  •  65 seats are available for retired members
  • Seats will be allocated to each region and devolved nation proportionate to that region’s or nation’s retired member share of total BMA retired membership.
  • Conference places will be allocated on a first come first served basis
  • If there are too few applicants to fill all of the seats allocated to a specific region or devolved nation, the seats will be filled from the waiting list in oversubscribed regions or devolved nations
  • In addition there are ex-officio non-voting seats for the president, the chief officers and the immediate past chair of conference and ex-officio voting seats for the voting members of the retired members committee
  • Members can self-nominate at the link below
  • Only online nominations will be accepted
  • If you have any queries regarding your submission or attendance please contact BMA conferences.

Motions and the Annual Representative Meeting (ARM)

Debates on motions will take place at the conference. If passed, motions will be referred to the retired members committee and the ARM joint agenda committee.

To submit motions for debate, on any subject, please upload them by 12 noon 17 March 2023. 

If you have any queries about the motions process, or are unable to access the online motions form, please contact us.

Election for retired members conference, chair and deputy chair

  • The conference will elect a chair and deputy chair for a two year term.
  • Nominations and voting will take place online and full details will be sent to conference delegates on 3rd
  • Nominees will address the conference on 24th March before voting opens.

Election for retired members committee

  • The conference will also elect 3members to the retired members committee for a two year term.
  • A gender constraint will apply, with no more than two-thirds of the 5 elected being from any one gender.
  • On 3rd March, once members’ conference seats are confirmed, they will be sent election details and a link so that they can nominate themselves online.

If you have any questions about the retired members conference elections, please contact Laura Clark.

Organiser details

Laura Clark