Spring Meeting

The Spring Meeting for Clinician Scientists in Training is a unique cross-specialty event designed to bring clinical academic trainees together to present their work, meet one another and network with senior scientists.

23 February 2017, 09:00 – 18:00
Venue: Royal College of Physicians, London

The abstract submission period for the 2017 Spring Meeting is now open. 

Are you a clinical academic trainee looking for a chance to present your research, perhaps for the first time? The Spring Meeting is a great opportunity to:

  • Develop your communication skills.
  • Network with senior academics and peers.
  • Raise your profile and build your confidence.
  • Get your abstract published in The Lancet.

The meeting combines oral and poster competitions with inspiring talks from senior scientists and ample networking opportunities. Cash prizes are available for all competitions, including a top prize of £2,500.

You can see a series of videos about the meeting on the Academy’s YouTube channelA summary of recent Spring Meetings, including full lists of winners, videos and podcasts, is available on our website.

The opportunity for networking is extraordinary! I love that the Academy Fellows who attend are the ones who are really interested in the next generation. I had some very inspiring conversations. In general it felt a step change better than last year – very, very impressed by the organisation and speakers. Spring Meeting attendee



To register to attend the 2017 Spring Meeting please fill in the registration form.

Those wishing to register and submit an abstract for any of the three competitions should fill in the abstract submission form. Please do not fill in both forms. 

All competitors should read the guidelines before submitting their abstracts. 

Competitors can also take part in a career development workshop the day before the meeting. Follow the links below to find out more about the meeting.


Key dates

27 June 2016: Abstract submissions open.

9 September 2016: Abstract submissions close for all competitions at 17:00 (GMT). 

November/December 2016: Those who have submitted abstracts are notified regarding the outcome of their submission.

Wednesday 22 February 2017: Career development workshop.

Thursday 23 February 2017: Spring Meeting.


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