Scottish Society of Physicians 61st Annual Meeting

Start date: 24th October 2019

End date: 25th October 2019

Location: Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline


We are delighted to announce the draft programme for the upcoming SSP meeting in October. We have a rich and diverse set of topics, with nationally and internationally renowned speakers from around the UK. The themes this year will cover aspects of cardiology, frailty, lung infection, acute kidney injury, infectious diseases and much more! Prof Angela Vincent from Oxford is going to talk on the challenging entity of Autoimmune Encephalitis, and Prof Anna Dominiczak from Glasgow is going to discuss the concept of Precision Medicine. We are certain this is going to be an informative and sociable meeting, and we hope very much that you can join us.

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Trainee Session
Our popular trainee session will be taking place on the Thursday morning. This year it will be facilitated by Dr Marion Slater, Consultant Physician, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. This will be a practical session suitable for trainees of all levels.

Call for Abstracts:
Abstracts are invited for this meeting for poster or podium presentation. SSP welcomes work on any clinical, scientific or service topic from the breadth of general medicine and its subspecialties, as well as on topics such as patient safety, quality improvement and clinical audit. (Please note that abstracts focusing on individual case studies will not normally be accepted). Abstracts will be scored and the top 4 will be selected for oral presentation. These will then be followed by a “Poster Storm” session, where 4 high scoring poster presenters will give a very brief summary of their work, and answer one or two questions from the audience.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 2 August 2019.

To submit an abstract, please return the form below and send it to

The best presenter will be awarded the prestigious Fitzgerald Peel Prize. There are also prizes available for the best poster and best student poster. Presenters of abstracts selected for oral presentation will be eligible to apply for a travel grant to support presentation of their work at a national or international meeting.