Showcase your research at our clinical academics conference

The Academy’s Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference 2022 will be held as a free in-person event in Bristol as well as being live-streamed. Abstract submission is now open with prize money for the best research presentations.

Following a halt to in-person events imposed by the pandemic, the Academy is re-starting its Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference (CATAC). This year’s conference will take place on Thursday 19 May 2022 at WeTheCurious in Bristol, with talks also available via livestream.

CATAC is a unique cross-specialty event designed to bring clinical academics from medical, dental, and veterinary backgrounds together to present their work and to network with one another and with senior researchers.

Abstract submission is now open with cash prizes, generously funded by Lady Wolfson, for the best oral presentations and posters by pre- and post-doctoral researchers. Find more information and apply here.

CATAC 2022 will be hosted by Professor John Iredale FRSE FMedSci, Interim Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council, with Professor Jane Norman FMedSci, Dean of the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Health Sciences, chairing the competitions.

Professor Norman said: “If you’re looking for a place to present your research, even for the first time, you should apply. This is a great opportunity for developing your face-to-face presentation skills, networking in a friendly environment and raising your profile within the community.”

Professor Iredale added: “We’ve been unable to hold this event for the last few years, so we are pleased to be announcing an in-person event. Clinical academics have been working through incredibly challenging times and it’s more important than ever to come together and share our work. We look forward to meeting in Bristol.”

The CATAC 2022 keynote speaker will be Charlotte Summers, Professor of intensive care medicine at Cambridge University. Professor Summers has been working on the front-line treating patients with COVID-19 in intensive care, whilst leading the national HEAL-COVID clinical trial and other research projects.

Abstract submission will remain open until 16:00 on 18 February 2022. Event registration for those not taking part in competitions will open in March 2022.

Please direct any enquiries to, and find out more about CATAC here.


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