4th GEMS National Conference 2014

GEMS is pleased to announce that our 4th National Conference  – Evidence-based Medicine: From Papers to Public –  will take place on 25th October 2014, hosted within the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

The Conference is aimed at medical students and junior doctors who have an avid interest in academic and evidenced-based medicine (EBM).

Whilst we are still finalising the programme for the day, all talks and workshop session will revolve around introducing to delegates the world of EBM, allowing also for networking with fellow students and doctors, and providing opportunities  to present original research in a variety of fields, either in a poster format or oral presentation.


Cost of Attendance 

For students, attending the conference is free. We do ask to register that you provide a £10 deposit, this shall be returned in full upon attendance of the conference.

For doctors, the cost will be £10.

Lunch as well as tea and coffee shall be provided at the conference for all delegates.



Call for Abstracts 

Abstraction submissions have closed, and all successful applicants have been informed.  



Registration has now closed. We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.


Programme 2014 

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:45 Ciaran Groome GEMS President Welcome address
09:45 – 10:45 Professor John Kinsella Update on evidence and guidelines. SIGN in the future.
10:45 – 11:00 Break & poster viewing
11:00 – 11:30 Professor Anna Dominiczak
11:30 – 12:00 Professor Matthew Walters CURES launch
12:00 – 12:45 Oral presentations (3 x 15 mins)
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch & poster viewing
13:30 – 14:30 Professor Ewan Pearson 
14:30 – 16:00 Break-out sessions (3 x 30mins)Dr Marie Freel– writing an academic CV 

Dr Stefanie Lip –medical statistics for beginners

Dr Elaine Leung – academic interviews

16:00 – 17:00 Dr Andrea Williamson
17:00 – 17:30 Close and prize giving

Confirmed Speakers: 

Professor Matthew Walters (Head of the Undergraduate Medical School and Professor of Clinical Pharmacolgy) will be  launching the Clinical Undergraduate Research Environment in Scotland (CURES) programme, seeking to link all undergraduate medical and dental schools in Scotland, providing research links and eduction.

Professor Anna Dominiczak (Vice Principle and Head of College, and Regius Professor of Medicine) – world-leading researcher in the field of hypertension genetics.



Updates to this page will be appearing soon, so stay tuned for more information


For any enquires please don’t hesitate to contact us at conference.gems@gmail.com


GEMS wish to thank our sponsors, without whom our conference would be unable to happen. 



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