The JMF (Junior member forum) is a weekend-long BMA conference dedicated to giving junior members the chance to be heard on the issues that matter most to you.
The forum provides a unique opportunity to get involved with the BMA and network with other junior members, as well as senior BMA leaders from all branches of practice.
The weekend features talks from medico-political leaders as well as a variety of skills-based workshops to choose from.
Each year, the JMF elects an executive committee to organise the conference, ensuring it remains relevant to the membership, with several delegates elected to represent the forum at the ARM.
The 2024 JMF conference is taking place on 3 and 4 February 2024 at BMA House, London.
The theme for this year’s event is ‘Empowering Change’. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from exciting speakers exploring themes such as leadership and change from different perspectives of trade unionism, building resilience as a medical leader and developing joined up ways of working. You will also take part in workshops on lobbying, local organising, using social media, becoming a leader in the BMA and learning about motion writing.
On the second day, you will take part in debates to influence BMA policy and network with fellow junior members and senior BMA leaders from all branches of practice.
See the event listing for further details and registration information.
The 2023 JMF conference took place on 18 and 19 February 2023 at Bristol. The theme of the forum was ‘Finding Value in Uncertain Times’. Delegates had the opportunity to listen to a symposium of exciting speakers and attend workshops on motion writing, pay and campaigning, burnout, equality and diversity, and more. On the second day, delegates debated on their own proposed motions, and helped to elect the JMF executive committee for the following session as well as representatives to the upcoming ARM.
- Watch part 1 of the 2023 JMF conference
- Watch part 2 of the 2023 JMF conference
- Read a blog by one of the JMF executive committee members
The 2022 JMF conference took place on 26 and 27 February 2022 at BMA House.
The 2020 JMF conference took place from Saturday 1 February to Sunday 2 February 2020 at BMA House.
How to join the JMF executive committee
There are many advantages to becoming involved in our committees. You can actively influence BMA policy-making and negotiations, represent your colleagues' voices and develop your leadership skills.
Each committee has a few routes to becoming an elected member. In the case of JMF executive committee, this is:
- Seats/term - every year, elections for eight seats on the JMF executive committee take place for a one-session term.
- Timeline - election takes place during the forum which is usually held in January.
- Eligibility – all representatives of the JMF can stand and vote in this election.
The election section below is kept up to date with details about any running elections, so make sure you keep checking it throughout the year.
Elections to the JMF are now closed.