National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day 2021

Date: 18/11/2020
Author: Daniel Snape
Company: Convenzis Group Limited

Welcome to the National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day 2021. This event is proudly supported by the UK Foundation Programme.

We are thrilled that despite the current pandemic situation we can offer this opportunity for current Foundation trainees to present their work at a national meeting and look forward to seeing and hearing about their contributions to medicine and to the NHS.


Foundation trainees from across the UK and Malta have been invited to submit 200-word abstracts relating to Sustainability, Education, Research/Original Work, Clinical Case Reports, or Quality Improvement work undertaken during their Foundation Programme training.
Successful applicants will be invited to present on the day, with the top twenty being selected for Oral presentations in the main programme. Oral presentations will be 10 minutes, with 8 minutes to present and 2 minutes for questions.

Up to 180 further abstracts will be selected for poster presentations. Poster presentations are carried out in a “mini-oral” format. The audience is a much smaller group made up primarily of the other presenters in the poster group and the presentations last just 3 minutes – 2 minutes to talk through the poster to the judges, and 1 minute for questions.
Poster presentation groups will run concurrently with the main programme.


One oral presentation and one poster from each poster group will be selected for a prize. The oral presentations and each poster group will be assessed by a group of judges against a set of criteria including choice of subject, presentation and visual aid, depth of knowledge, evidence or research or literature review, and conclusions.

About National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day 2021

For over ten years, the National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day has highlighted and celebrated the achievements of Foundation doctors.

Like a conference in format, the event also provides opportunities for organisations such as the GMC, NICE, NCEPOD and more to engage with this dynamic and enthusiastic cohort of junior doctors at the start of their career.

Fascinating speakers have volunteered to give the Keynote talk, covering all sorts of topics – expeditions to Everest, delivering a baby gorilla by caesarean, sleep! And this year, we are delighted to be welcoming Professor Bruce Hood, Chair of Developmental Psychology in Society at the University of Bristol, as our Keynote speaker.

The primary focus, however, is on F1 and F2 trainees delivering oral and poster presentations, showcasing their work in Sustainability, Case Reports, Education, Research and Quality Improvement with their peers and senior Foundation faculty, and inspiring us all.