Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference

CATAC 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 unique event brings together clinical academics from across disciplines to present their work, and to develop their networks with each other and senior researchers.

General registration now open

Our next Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference (CATAC) 2024 will take place at Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast on Wednesday 17 April 2024. We have now reached maximum capacity for the event. If you would like to be added to the waiting list or have any queries, please email [email protected]

This free to attend event will be hosted in by Professor Julie-Anne Little and Professor Danny McAuley FMedSci. Dr Lola Solebo will be delivering a keynote speech. The conference will also include oral and poster competitions, themed sessions, as well as networking opportunities. 

More information about the 2024 conference and programme can be found here.

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

Event competitions

Applications are now CLOSED for the CATAC 2024 event competitions. 

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

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.