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Research Symposium for Medical Students and Foundation Doctors

RCPE/HEE/Medical Schools Council Symposium Manchester

Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018


The Dalton Room
The University of Manchester Innovation Centre (UMIC)
46 Grafton Street
M13 9XX



Undergraduates and trainee clinical academics carry out a wide range of research and this dedicated research symposium, hosted by RCPE and HEE, offers an opportunity to present findings; build on networks; and hear from established research leaders about their own experience in developing research careers.

This symposium is an opportunity for Medical Students and Foundation Trainees to present their research projects.

All presenters will be awarded a Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh/HEE diploma. The best oral and poster presentations will be awarded a RCPE medal. The best abstracts will also be published in a special edition of the College Journal.

The deadline for abstracts has been extended to Friday 12 October. The form is available at the following link.

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21 November 2018


Registration, lunch and poster viewing

Session 1 - Presentations

Chair: Jane Mamelok, Health Education England


Jane Mamelok, Health Education England


Poster Presentations


Coffee/tea and poster viewing

Session 2 - Speakers and Prize Presentations

Chair: Jane Mamelok, Health Education England


Keynote Lecture 1

Professor Moira Whyte, Sir John Crofton Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of the Medical School, University of Edinburgh

"Life, Death and a Career in Academic Medicine"


Prize Presentations


Keynote Lecture 2

Professor David Ray, Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, University of Manchester

"Keeping to time: how our circadian clock runs our lives"


Question and answer session




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Online booking for this event closes on Friday 16 November but places may still be available after that date - please contact the organiser for further information.

Registration fees





Foundation doctors/postgraduates


Your medical deanery or university may be able to reimburse you for the fee so please contact them for further information.

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Further Info

The deadline for submission for abstracts has been extended to Friday 12 October. The form is available here. Please return these to standards@rcpe.ac.uk.


Commercial Sponsorship

Many events are supported by commercial companies taking stand space. Students and Foundation doctors are invited to visit the company stands during the breaks. Companies interested in sponsoring this, or other events listed on the Calendar, should contact the Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

Exhibitors/sponsors play no part in the planning or delivery of the event and the College has developed an Ethical Sponsorship Policy to support organising committees and committee chairs in their negotiations with potential commercial partners for education and other events.

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