Clinical Academics in Training Conference

Our Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference (CATAC) 2023 will take place at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on Wednesday 7 June 2023. This is a unique cross-disciplinary event designed to bring clinical academics from a wide range of clinical disciplines and specialties together to present their work, and network with one another and with senior researchers.

CATAC is the only UK-wide cross-speciality conference for all aspiring clinical academics currently working in the UK. In this context, 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.

We are now accepting applications for the CATAC 2023 event competitions until 12.00 noon GMT on Monday 6 February.

“My first experience attending CATAC in 2022 was fascinating. All the presentations brilliant and inspiring. I was really honoured to have won the first prize of the poster competition."
- Dr Haotian Gu CATAC 2022 First-place winner: Poster Group D – Neurology; Neuroscience; Imaging; Technology

“We are very excited to be hosting the Clinician Academics in Training Annual Conference (CATAC) in Cambridge for 2023. We encourage early career researchers to participate in the CATAC 2023 competitions to share your research with the wider clinical research community, and we encourage Fellows of the Academy to come and share their wisdom with junior colleagues on developing a successful clinical research career.”
- Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald FMedSci, Academy Regional Champion for East Anglia, and Professor Charlotte Summers, FLIER alumni - hosts of CATAC 2023

"One of our priorities is to support the next generation of researchers to reach their full potential by broadening the range of people and disciplines in biomedical and health research. We are thrilled to be opening up the conference and competitions this year to researchers in medicine and health across all clinical disciplines and specialities."
- Simon Denegri OBE, Executive Director of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Please see the tabs below for eligibility criteria and competition types. If you have any queries regarding CATAC 2023, please email us.

 

General registration for the conference will open in March 2023.


Although our competitions are for these early career clinical academics, anyone is welcome to attend CATAC, whether you are a medical student, a mid-career or senior researcher
s, or someone who works in the health or life sciences sectors.
 

CATAC 2023 will be hosted by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald OBE FMedSci and Professor Charlotte Summers, and will include post-doctoral and pre-doctoral oral competitions, poster competitions, and a keynote talk. Many elements of this event will be live-streamed to allow for virtual attendees.

In the build-up to this event, we will 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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To be eligible for the CATAC 2023 event competitions, you must be an early career researcher in medicine or health who also meets all of the following criteria:

  • Based in the UK
  • Either studying for your PhD or have completed your PhD and are conducting research as an early career post-doctoral researcher
  • Conducting academic research that is related to your clinical background
  • Hold a relevant undergraduate and/or master’s degree, for example: medicine, nursing, midwifery, dentistry, veterinary sciences or other health professional degree


We are currently only accepting applications for those wishing to participate in the CATAC 2023 event competitions. We welcome the attendance of anyone outside of these
eligbility cirteria - 
registration for non-competing attendees will open in March 2023. 

 

This event is generously supported by Wellcome.

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