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Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference

External event
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Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast, UK
In person
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The Academy of Medical Sciences will hold its next Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference (CATAC) on Wednesday 17 April 2024 at Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast, UK.

The deadline for registrations is Wednesday 3 April 2024. 

CATAC is a unique cross-specialty event designed to bring together clinical academics from a range of backgrounds. The event provides clinical researchers an opportunity to present their research to their peers and to provide an excellent networking platform. It is a cross-specialty conference open to all aspiring clinical academics currently working in the UK and in the Republic of Ireland.

The conference is open to clinical academics and researchers of all career stages from all professional backgrounds including medicine, nursing, midwifery, dentistry, and other professions.

What to expect

  • A free-to-attend event hosted by Professor Julie-Anne Little and Professor Danny McAuley FMedSci.
  • A keynote speech delivered by Dr Lola Solebo.
  • A chance for researchers to share their work and raise their profile during oral and poster competitions.
  • Networking opportunities with your peers and senior academics.
  • A choice between two interactive parallel sessions to develop skills relevant to clinical academics of all career stages:
    • Communicating your research effectively to non-academic audiences is very important when engaging the public, engaging with TV or radio, or pitching research for funders. A workshop led by communication experts Bespoke Communications will provide tools and techniques to engage better with your audiences. This includes harnessing the power of storytelling to make your research accessible and relatable, mastering key structures to keep your presentation on track, and techniques to manage performance anxiety.
    • Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) is fundamental in ensuring that clinical research is relevant and impactful for patients and service users. An interactive session led by the Academy’s Engagement team in collaboration with patient advocate Debbie Keatley and PPI professional Dr Maelíosa McCrudden, exploring how to meaningfully involve public and patient voices throughout the research cycle.

Browse the full programme and register here.