In what is normally peak time for medical conferences, you’d usually find the BMA Scotland member engagement team in the exhibitor area, networking, and meeting existing and potential members.
However, with no face to face meetings and no large-scale events, doing what our team love to do most – meeting doctors and medical students – has been challenging.
When I saw the MedAll International Virtual Medical Conference advertised on twitter back in May, I had to register as a delegate to see how something like this could work in a digital format.
Organised by a team of doctors, and led by Dr Phil McElnay, the event was a great success.
It was a fantastic programme with great speakers, including Dr Mo Al-Haddad of QEUH Glasgow, and at one point there were over 200 attendees watching live.
As the event was such a success, it will be running again in September 2020, with the theme ‘Finding A Way’. There will be speakers, workshops, the opportunity to present research, networking, and it is accessible right across the country – saving valuable money on travel and accommodation.
BMA will be sponsoring the event and will be offering a free place to the first 100 BMA members who register – a great opportunity, especially for our student members.
We’ll also have a virtual booth at the event, so even if you don’t get a free place, you can still come and chat to us on the day.
You can register your email now so that you’re notified as soon as tickets are released. Once they are, you will be able to sign up, input your BMA membership number, and the first 100 BMA members will be given a free place.
Gayle Mackie is a member engagement coordinator at BMA Scotland
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