The Royal Medical Society is holding its 7th National Student Conference on Sunday 5th March 2017.

This year, we are delighted to announce that the theme will be:

“Medical Education for the Future”

We are designing an exciting program of speakers and workshops to introduce the theme and to develop techniques for the effective delivery of medical education – an essential skill for any doctor. The day will run as follows:

09:00 Registration
09:20 RMS President’s Welcome
09:30 Speaker 1
10:00 Oral Presentation 1
10:20 Refreshments
10:45 Speaker 2 (Keynote)
11:25 Oral Presentation 2
11:50 Workshop 1
12:30 Lunch & Poster Presentation
13:40 Workshop 2
14:25 Oral Presentation
14:45 Speaker 3
15:15 Close and Awards

Speaker 1: Professor John Sandars, Professor of Medical Education at the Postgraduate Medical Institute at Edge Hill University.

We are delighted to announce that Professor Sandars will be attending our conference to tell us how self-regulation could improve the learning of medical students in the future.



Speaker 2: We are looking forward to welcoming Dr Emma Watson MBChB, Msc, FRCPath, FRCP(Edin) Senior Medical Officer Scottish Government; Director of Medical Education NHS Highland & Orkney to speak at our conference. 

Her extensive experience in the field of medical education at a nationwide level is unparalleled and should make for an insightful and engaging talk on realistic medicine.

Emma is a wife and mother of 3 great children; from Peterhead she trained a as doctor in Aberdeen and London. Now a Consultant Microbiologist she is the Director of Medical Education for NHS Highland & Orkney and a Senior Medical Officer in Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate. An enthusiastic educator Emma believes that we need to harness the knowledge and skills our medical educators hold to support transformational change in the health service, this is not only about curricular content but also about where we teach our future medics. Looking to the future; health services internationally will require caring compassionate scholars, who are adept at risk management and managing complexity as well working in community based settings. In her session on realistic medicine she will challenge your thinking to practice differently in the future.


Importantly, whilst medical education is the theme of the day, we welcome and encourage abstract submissions from all aspects of medicine, biomedicine and healthcare.

The top three abstracts will be selected for oral and poster presentation, with the runners up entered into the poster presentation competition. All successful abstracts will be published in RES MEDICA: the peer-reviewed journal of the Royal Medical Society.

The deadline for abstract submission has now passed

Please follow the link on EventBrite to confirm your place at the conference:

Earlybird ticket sales have now ended.

Standard ticket:
RMS member: £8*
Student: £12
Non-student: £15

*RMS members should enter their membership number as a apromotional code to avail of their discount.

If you have any questions, please get in touch: