Specialist, associate specialist and specialty doctors conference 2023

Online event or Join in person at
BMA House and virtually online

A one-day conference for nominated SAS representatives.

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Nominated representatives and invited guests ONLY


Registration details below.

The SAS conference is an opportunity for nominated representatives to network with fellow colleagues, debate key issues and listen to expert speakers. It is also the main SAS policy setting event for the year ahead, with motions taken forward to the annual representative meeting, which plays a crucial role in the BMA's work.


Conference live stream

Watch the conference proceedings from 9am.


Who can attend?

Each regional and national SASC is permitted to nominate five representatives to attend the conference.

We also encourage two deputies to be nominated should one of the five nominated representatives be unable to attend.


How to register

  1. All nominated representatives will be emailed a registration form to complete by BMA conferences to book their place at the conference.
  2. Once you have received this, please submit your completed form online as soon as possible to confirm your attendance.


What to expect

Teach-in for first time representatives

For those new to the SAS conference, a teach-in will be held from 9 – 9.25am on Tuesday 23 May 2023 which provides you with an introduction to conference procedures.

Breakfast meeting

An optional breakfast meeting will take place on ‘Sexism in the workplace and the BMA pledge’ and representatives can indicate their attendance on the registration form.


Key speakers

  • Professor Dame Carrie MacEwen, GMC chair


SAS conference dinner (optional)

A conference dinner will be held the night before the conference, on Monday 22 May 2023 at BMA House.

This is an opportunity to meet and network with colleagues in a more informal environment, prior to the conference.

Tickets for representatives are £35.00 (including VAT). Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to attend the dinner.


Accommodation and expenses

Once you have registered to attend the conference, we advise that you book your accommodation and travel as soon as possible.

Reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed for representatives, as well as the cost of the conference dinner. All expenses should be claimed through Concur.

More information on how to claim your expenses through Concur will be included in the conference joining instructions sent to you once your place is confirmed.