2022 National Academic Foundation Programme Conference – submit an abstract!


The National Academic Foundation Programme Conference provides an opportunity for trainees and medical students to network, get information about academic careers and present their work to their peers. This conference will feature keynote speakers, interactive workshops on aspects of academic careers as well as poster and oral presentation sessions.

This event is being run in partnership with the UK Foundation Program Office and this year will be hosted by the University of Bristol on Saturday 11 June 2022.

The programme includes:

Keynote talks from Professor Jane Norman, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences

& Dr Liz Coulthard, Associate Professor in Dementia Neurology

Three streams of parallel workshops including:

  • Getting onto the Academic Foundation Programme
  • Developing an academic career
  • Paper writing skills
  • Building an academic group
  • Leadership and education
  • AFP leads Round Table

Register for this conference

Oral session submissions

This year the oral session, delivered by former AFP trainees is entitled "Tall Tales and Epic Fails”

Alumni of Academic Foundation Programmes are invited to discuss their “interesting” academic career following graduation and completion of foundation training. This will be an opportunity to feedback to the next generation and offer them the benefit of their insights and experiences. The best narratives will be selected for presentation based on a short pitch. Travel and registration costs for the conference are covered for those selected.  Trainees/medical students will vote on the day for the best talk with an associated prize award. 

The deadline for submissions is 25 March 2022

“Tall Tales" pitch submission details

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