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Our one day programme aims to show you why we think #medicineisbrilliant! You can click Watch on-demand on any of the sessions below. You'll find more on-demand content via the auditorium tab.

We would like to thank all of our speakers and the specialty societies who have nominated speakers to share their career journeys and offer their specialty insights.

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Dr Cathryn Edwards, RCP registrar and consultant gastroenterologist, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust 

Why medicine is a brilliant career

Dr Andrew Goddard, RCP president and consultant gastroenterologist, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton,

in conversation with Dr Jo Szram

Reality bites: perspectives on our specialty careers

Dr Sonia Panchal, RCP deputy registrar and consultant rheumatologist, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and 

Dr Wajid Hussain, RCP clinical director for digital health, consultant cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust,

in conversation with Ciara Irwin, medical student (year 5), Student and Foundation Doctor Network (SFDN)

Stepping up – how to maximise your opportunities
Dr Ruth Law, RCP elected councillor, consultant geriatrician, Whittington Health NHS Trust

in conversation with Dr Celia Bielawski, RCP censor (2018 - 2021) and consultant geriatrician, Whittington Health NHS Trust

Panel question and answer session


Comfort break

Medical oncology 

Dr Alison May Berner, medical oncology specialty registrar (ST4) and clinical research fellow, Barts Cancer Institute 


Dr Elizabeth Ratcliffe, gastroenterology specialty registrar (ST6) and clinical research fellow, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust 

Stroke medicine

Dr Michelle Dharmasiri, consultant stroke physician, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Geriatric medicine 

Dr Rhodri Edwards, consultant in geriatric medicine, Swansea Bay University Health Board

Infectious diseases

Dr Harriet Hughes, consultant in microbiology and infectious diseases, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Clinical genetics

Dr Emily Sloper, clinical genetics specialty registrar (ST4), University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff 


Dr Lara Menzies, clinical genetics specialty registrar (ST6), Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Chris Allen, cardiology specialty registrar and clinical research fellow, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation trust and president, British Junior Cardiologists Association


Dr Miles Levy, consultant endocrinologist, honorary associate professor in endocrinology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Rehabilitation medicine 

Dr Joanna Corrado, rehabilitation medicine specialty registrar (ST4) and clinical research fellow, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 


Dr Dipesh Patel, consultant diabetes physician, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and honorary senior lecturer, University College London

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Lunch break

The path less well travelled 

Dr Fiona Godlee, editor-in-chief, British Medical Journal, in conversation with Dr Charles Badu-Boateng, RAF medical officer and IMT3 trainee, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust 

Top tips for making the most of training in a medical specialty

Dr Raunak Singh, RCP chief registrar alumni and consultant in general medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

How to find (and make time for) innovation alongside your training 

Dr Alexandra Phillips, 2020 Turner-Warwick lecturer overall winner and IMT2 trainee, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Finding the right path 

Dr Fizzah Ali, neurology registrar, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and editor-in-chief, Medical Women Magazine

Panel question and answer session
Comfort break

Genitourinary medicine 
Professor Margaret Kingston, consultant physician in genitourinary medicine and associate medical director, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Matthew Jones, consultant neurologist and honorary senior lecturer, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Respiratory medicine 

Dr Akhilesh Jha, clinical lecturer in experimental respiratory medicine, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute medicine  

Dr Latif Rahman, RCP associate college tutor, acute and general internal medicine specialty registrar (ST5), University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust 


Dr Taqua Dahab, acute medicine and intensive care specialty registrar (ST5), Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and TakeAIM fellow, Society for Acute Medicine

Renal medicine

Dr Shalabh Srivastava, consultant nephrologist, Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust and honorary associate clinical lecturer, Newcastle University

Palliative care 

Dr Charlotte Lee, palliative medicine specialty registrar (ST4), King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 


Dr Megan Rutter, rheumatology specialty registrar (ST6) and clinical research fellow, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Nottingham

Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics

Dr Andrew Scourfield, consultant in clinical pharmacology and general internal medicine, University College London NHS Foundation Trust

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Close of conference

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