Lessons Learned 2020

When and where

29 January 2020
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE

Past event

Lessons Learned 2020

Now in its seventh year, Med Education UK is pleased to partner with the RCP for the first time. ‘Lessons Learned’ focuses on challenging cases where diagnostic and therapeutic mistakes were encountered. 

About the conference

No physician is infallible and clinical mistakes will be faced over the course of any professional career. Lessons Learned creates an environment facilitating the sharing and reflection of common or unforeseen errors, creating an excellent learning platform.

Covering four core medical specialties, each session consists of a selection of short presentations by trainees describing their personal experiences of encountering clinical error. Sessions are chaired by a lead consultant who has been selected as a expert in their field. The consultant lead will chair discussion following each case and speak on mistakes commonly made in their specialty.

This progressive approach to education has been exceptionally well received by previous attendees.

Doctors of all grades will be given the opportunity to submit their own case for an oral presentation or feature in our poster exhibition. 

A full programme and booking will be available shortly.


Medicine Trainees can claim for attendance via the optional code MED0004 from HEE course lists, which refers to national conference or course attendance relevant to curricular progression. 

Who should attend

  • Healthcare professionals with GMC/NMC or another professional medical qualification.

If you would like to attend but don’t meet the requirements, please contact us at conferences@rcplondon.ac.uk to enquire.

Amazing conference with invaluable lessons for future practice that will make me a safer doctor!

Previous conference delegate

Abstract submission

We encourage abstract submissions from doctors of all grades for oral or poster presentation.

Abstract guidelines

Submit an abstract

Official website

For further information on the conference, please visit the official Lessons Learned website.