NatMedSoc Conference

Welcome to the Annual National MedSoc Conference 2017! Now in its 6th year, this conference was originally created by students for students, with the aims of bringing MedSoc committee members together, from across the country, to learn from each other and share ideas. After two years south of the border, this year's conference is held in the capital of the great north, Manchester!

This 2 day conference is set to take place on 4th-5th November. Focussed around Networking and Communications, this weekend will include engaging workshops and inspiring talks by keynote speakers. Following tradition, Manchester will also host a highly anticipated evening social.

We look forward to seeing you in November, our kid!


Weekend Entry


Weekend Entry + Friday Accommodation**


**Please see Accomodation section for more information

All tickets include:

Entrance to Days 1 and 2

Conference Pack

Food and refreshments

Lunch provided on Saturday

Breakfast provided on Sunday

Invitation to formal dinner and after party on Day 1

Accommodation with a host student

Certificates of attendance

Ticket sales are now live - click here to get yours today!

Ticket sales close on 6th October at 5pm

Speakers and Workshops

Ray McMahon

Professor Ray McMahon MB BCh BAO BSc MD FRCPath FFPath RCPI PFHEA

Professor McMahon is a consultant GI pathologist at Central Manchester Foundation Trust, and a world-leading expert on Lynch syndrome. He held the role of Hospital Dean for over 4 years, and has been a lecturer in the field of pathology for over 32 years. He is the secretary for the International Academy of Pathology, which has over 20,000 members from across the world, and in this role he ensures the smooth delivery of biennial congresses for these members. He has also been the treasurer of the British Division of the International Academy of Pathology for over 10 years, and has this year been appointed President of the Manchester Medical Society. He will be sharing with us his abundant experience of successful society governance. Maybe if we take a leaf out of his book, we will one day have that many letters after our names!

Mike Wooldridge OBE

Mike Wooldridge OBE

Mike Woolridge started journalism in 1965 working for a local newspaper in East Anglia. He travelled to Uganda with Voluntary Services Overseas, being involved in the use of media and information for development. Since then, he has held the roles of East Africa correspondent, reporting on famines, civil conflicts and the live release of Nelson Mandela from outside the prison gates. Mike has also been Religious Affairs correspondent and South Asia correspondent. Since 2001, he has been a World Affairs correspondent based in London. In 2002, Mike received an OBE for services to broadcasting in developing countries. With his wife and daughter both being nurses, and having reported on health issues in refugee camps and other areas, he has a unique perspective of healthcare. Mike will be sharing with us his knowledge of teamwork and leadership in the context of his experience.

In addition, there will be a variety of workshops from which you will be able to sign up to! Workshop themes include Alumni, Social Media, Funding and Sponsorships, Society Governance and Probity, to name a few.

Evening Social

Ending Conference Day 1, Manchester MedSoc invites you to an evening dinner at the Midland Hotel. Following tradition, this evening will allow us to informally network with students from other medical societies over a lavish three course dinner and drinks. Fun and frivolities will continue at the after party, in Manchester's (in)famous nightlife.

Dress code: Strict Black Tie

Midland Hotel
Deansgate Locks


Manchester Science Partnerships Citylabs

Nelson St, Manchester M13 9NQ

The Midland Hotel

16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS


Your weekend ticket includes Accommodation for Conference Day 1 (Saturday 4th November), residing with one of our host students, in student accommodation. Please note that this is not compulsory, and that you are more than welcome to choose a different accommodation. Below we have listed a small selection of hostels and budget hotels that we'd recommend.

If your committee does choose the 'student host' option, we will try our best to accommodate you all together, but unfortunately this cannot be promised.

We also realise that although Manchester is relatively central, it may prove difficult to get into the city for an early start on the Saturday morning. Therefore, we have put together a separate weekend ticket option which can offer you accommodation on the Conference Eve (Friday 3rd November), for a small add-on of only £10! Bargain! Like mentioned previously, this will also be with a host student.

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