Foundation Doctors’ Advisory Board (FDAB)

The purpose of the Foundation Doctor Advisory Board is to facilitate two-way communication between foundation doctors and the UKFPO. This group provides information about how the Foundation Programme is being implemented locally and makes recommendations to the UKFPO for improvement. The group acts in an advisory capacity with no formal reporting structure into the UK Foundation Programme Office.

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 9th April 2019 at Mary Ward House, 5 - 7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN


National Events

Foundation Doctors Academic ConferenceAcademic Conference

The UKFPO will be hosting the annual Foundation Doctors’ Academic conference on Friday 17th May 2019 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

The conference will be trainee-centered and will be of interest to academically minded Medical Students, Foundation Trainees and any faculty or more Senior Colleagues who are involved in Academic Foundation Trainees.

We hope that this complementary event will be of immediate practical assistance to anyone following an academic career path, and those who are advising them.

Themes of academic research, education and leadership training will be included. There will be a focus on Foundation Trainees themselves and their experiences.

If you would like to attend click here to register.


We are also accepting abstract submissions for oral / poster presentations, if you are interested click here and submit your form by Friday 19th April 2019.




National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day

NFDPDThe National Foundation Doctor’s Presentation Day is a free, annual event hosted by the Severn Foundation School and supported by the UKFPO. It displays work completed by Foundation Doctors from across the UK and Malta as oral and poster presentations under the categories; Quality Improvement, Education, Sustainability, Research/Original Work,and Case Reports. 

The presentation day will take place at Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel & Spa, Redcliffe Hill, BS1 6SQ on 11th January 2019. 

Applications to present is now open and will close on Friday 16th November 2018. 

Further information can be found here:



BMA Clinical Academic Trainees Conference

This exciting one-day conference is organised BMAby and for clinical academic trainees and will provide a national forum in which to network, learn how to make the most of your academic training and develop your career.

The conference will take place on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at BMA House, London; more information can be found here.

The conference includes keynote speeches, panel sessions and workshops, as well as a networking drinks reception at the close of the conference to enable more informal discussions.


Royal College Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Careers Day for Junior Doctors

Aimed specifically at junior doctors applying for specialist training, the event offers a unique opportunity to learn about a career working in obstetrics and gynaecology and discover more about the recruitment process.

Learning objectives include:

  • Learn about working in O&G in the UK and abroadRCOG
  • Meet clinicians at all levels and discuss how to get into O&G
  • Attend hands-on workshops covering practical aspects of the specialty from obstetric difficulties and emergencies using dummy trainers
  • Visit the stands of O&G’s specialist societies, all of whom are experts in their area and find out what a wide range of areas O&G covers

This event is free to attend; however, you must register to secure your place. The event will take place on Saturday 9th February 2019, more information can be found here.


Foundation Faculty Sharing Good Practice Event NACT

NACT UK and UKFPO will be hosting the annual Foundation Faculty Sharing Good Practice Event.

The conference will take place on Friday 8th March 2019 at the London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch, 134 George St, London, W1H 5DN.

The deadline for abstracts is 5 p.m. Friday 30th November 2018.

Further information can be found here:


UKMED Research Conference

UKMEDUKMED are hosting their first conference on Friday 15th March at Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, 12 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0HX.

Further information can be found here:



The Future of Safe PrescribingBPS

This is a joint conference between the British Pharmacological Society and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. RCPI

The challenge to achieve safe prescribing is of huge importance to healthcare. We are now in an era of exponential advances in technology and molecular medicine which will directly impact on improving prescribing. This programme on the future of safe prescribing is designed to address topics directly relevant to safe prescribing now and in the future. This meeting will have wide appeal to independent prescribers from all backgrounds (including medical, pharmacy and nursing).

The event will take place on Friday 29th March 2019 in Dublin, Ireland