Professor John Iredale (Edinburgh) and Professor David Lomas (University College London) delivered an informative and engaging presentation on post-graduate academic training pathways in Scotland and England. We were then extremely fortunate to have Professor Sir John Savill delivering the day’s keynote talk, where he put forward his thoughts on “The future of clinical research”. Finally, Dr. Kenneth Baillie, a clinical lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, gave an early career perspective of clinical academia, with his talk “From the Andes to Aberdeen: adventures in clinical research”, which was as enjoyable as it’s title was alliterative. The student presentations were diverse in topic, ranging from the cell biology of ovarian cancer cells to the implementation of exercise programmes for chronic kidney disease patients. All were clearly delivered, and subject to an involved series of questions from the judges and audience.
Thank you to the speakers and poster judges for generously giving their time and support to the event, and to the students who made the day the success it was.
The abstracts of all work presented at the conference are available from the Cambridge Medicine Journal here.
We are very grateful to all of the sponsors of the conference.