Clinical Academics in Training Conference

This unique event brings together clinical academics from across disciplines to present their work, and to develop their networks with each other and senior researchers. Our Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference (CATAC) 2024 will take place at Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast on Wednesday 17 April 2024

CATAC 2024 is a cross-speciality conference for all aspiring clinical academics currently working in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. We use the term “clinical academics in training” to refer to any early-career researcher in medicine or health, with clinical backgrounds in medicine, nursing, midwifery, dentistry, veterinary sciences, physiotherapy, radiography, or any other clinical profession.

This free to attend event will be hosted by Professor Julie-Anne Little and Professor Danny McAuley FMedSci. It will include oral and poster competitions, themed sessions, a keynote talk, as well as networking opportunities. General registration for the conference will open in January 2024.

Please see the tabs below for eligibility criteria and competition types.

If you have any queries regarding CATAC, please email us.

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Applications are OPEN for event competitions. Applications will close at 12.00 noon on Monday 18 December.

Further details and application guidance can be found under the ‘Downloads’ section.

To apply for the Post-Doctoral plenary, Pre-Doctoral plenary, and poster competitions follow the link to Flexi-Grant below.

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In the build-up to these events, we continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 case numbers and comply with government guidance. Read the Academy's safe space policy for events here.  

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Are you an early career researcher in medicine or health looking for a chance to present your research, perhaps for the first time?

CATAC is a great opportunity for you to:

  • Develop your presentation skills.
  • Meet with your peers and senior academics to build networks.
  • Raise your profile within the clinical academic and research community.

Read about the CATAC 2023 event and hear from the attendees.