RCP trainees conference

When and where

20 April 2018
The Birmingham Conferences and Events Centre
Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4EW

RCP trainees conference

The Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) first dedicated trainees conference will offer a multistream programme that will offer both a clinical and non-clinical perspective, and will feature case-based sessions on how to progress in your career.

Programme highlights

Designed by trainees for trainees, the conference will offer:  

  • career-focused sessions
  • practical ultrasound sessions
  • front door clinical medicine
  • future of training for trainees
  • resilience and burnout
  • alternative pathways in medicine.

A draft programme is available, with the full programme to follow. 

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Who should attend?

This conference is open to all trainee doctors from all specialties.

RCP member discounts are available on the conference fee. If you are not a member, find out how you can join the RCP.

Ultrasound sessions

On the day we will also be offering six 30-minute sessions on the use of ultrasound, taking place at the following times:

Spaces on these sessions can be reserved when booking the conference, but are limited and will be allocated on first-come, first-served basis. Please refer to the conference programme to ensure you book the correct session.

Please select one session only. 

Showcase your work

We invite submissions of abstracts to be considered for poster presentation at the conference. We encourage submission of abstracts on the following topics:

  • improving educational experience
  • creating a supportive environment
  • ensuring safe and effective healthcare

Abstracts will be accepted from all health professionals and organisations, including those overseas.

Abstract reviewing

Abstracts will be peer reviewed through a ‘blind’ reviewing process and scored against the following criteria:

  • abstract quality (there should be clear objectives, design and discussion, and an appropriate conclusion)
  • originality
  • scientific merit
  • clinical relevance.

Authors will be notified of decisions by the beginning of April 2018.

Submitting your abstract

Abstracts should be submitted via email to conferences@rcplondon.ac.uk with the completed submission form.

Submitted abstracts must adhere to the formatting requirements and use the template provided. Abstracts that do not meet the requirements or have not used the template will be automatically rejected.

The deadline to submit abstracts for consideration is midnight, Friday 16 March 2018.

Presentation and publishing

All successful abstracts must be presented at the conference at an attended poster session, therefore at least one member of the team submitting the abstract will be expected to register and pay as a full delegate. Abstracts may be published in print or online. By submitting an abstract, authors are agreeing to publication.

Sponsorship and exhibition

For information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact akilah.walwyn-smith@rcplondon.ac.uk.

Other information

  • Ultrasound session one (10.00-10.30)
  • Ultrasound session two (10.30-11.00)
  • Ultrasound session three (11.20-11.50)
  • Ultrasound session four (11.50-12.20)
  • Ultrasound session five (14.45-15.15)
  • Ultrasound session six (15.15 - 15.45)

Ultrasound Session One

20 April 2018 10:50 to 11:20

Ultrasound Session Two

20 April 2018 11:20 to 11:50

Ultrasound session Three

20 April 2018 12:00 to 12:30

Ultrasound Session Four

20 April 2018 12:30 to 13:00

Utlrasound session Five

20 April 2018 14:55 to 13:00

Ultrasound Session Six

20 April 2018 15:25

Programme