POSTPONED - Thursday 30th April - Cloth Hall Court, Leeds

** The Annual Conferencey has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. A revised date will be considered in due course.**


The School conference is the annual opportunity for trainees to meet with their peers and present recent research or quality improvement work they have been undertaking. This year's venue is in the final stages of being confirmed and will be announced here shortly, along with details of how to get there, parking and other information. 

Please note that, as in previous years, this event will only be open to current faculty members, trainees, college tutors and Educational Supervisors within the Yorkshire & Humber region. External registrations will be rejected until we are sure all current school members have had the opportunity to register places. Any external queries about booking a place should be sent to the School mailbox before completing the registration process.



You can register your place at the Conference here and please remember to give details of any abstracts you are considering submitting. This is so we can make sure we don't miss any submissions to the School mailbox

Trainees and faculty staff who plan to attend must have registered their place first. Please do not just turn up on the day - there is no guarantee that there will be sufficient space and we want to avoid the embarrassment and inconvenience of turning people away at the door. Due to the capacity at Cloth Hall Court there is a limit of 120 spaces available and these are booked on a first come/first serve basis. 


Submission of Abstracts for Posters and Presentations

As ever, a significant section of the day will be trainees giving peer-to-peer presentations on recent work/research, along with poster presentations of research & projects. As before, trainees are asked to submit a short abstract in the usual format using no more than 250 words and using the following headings

  • Aims,
  • Materials and methods,
  • Results;    and
  • Conclusions. 

Please remember that an abstract submission is mandatory for anyone who has presented at an overseas conference in the last 12 months. Trainees should submit their abstract to the School mailbox by 5pm on Friday 20th March.



The Conference programme will appear on this page in early March once finalised.


Getting to the venue

Cloth Hall Court Conference Centre is about a two minute walk from Leeds Rail Station. The conference centre forms part of Leeds Beckett University and is about a two minute walk from Leeds Rail Station. The full address is Cloth Hall Court, Leeds, LS1 2HA. We strongly recommend trainees use public transport to get to the Conference as there is no parking available at Cloth Hall.

Here is a map showing the venue's location - and you can also check this through their own website. Step-free access can be found round the corner from the main entrance on Quebec Street.

The venue are providing details of local parking options and how to claim a discount for this through the Conference centre. These details will appear here in the next couple of weeks. But we emphasise again that the Conference centre is very close to Leeds Station. 


Feedback and Certificates

As with earlier Conferences, attendance certificates will not be available on the day, due to other work priorities within the School programme support team.

Feedback will be submitted online this year and will be accessed here. We aim for the form to go live at 1.30pm on the day of the Conference and the link will also be sent to attendees shortly after the Conference ends. This will allow attendees to submit feedback during the day or after the event, rather than rushing to complete a form at the end of the day.  

As mentioned last year, previous events have had as little as 30%-40% feedback responses. We will therefore continue with the last year's system whereby certificates will be issued after a feedback form is submitted. This has seen feedback responses increase to over 90%. 

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.


Future careers

A small number of local NHS Trusts sometimes attend the Conference to offer advice on possible future careers and post-training opportunities to trainees. Details will appear here shortly as well as appearing in the programme when published.


Any other queries about this event can be sent to the School email address.