FITI2019 - Frontiers of Research: An INSPIRE Conference on Translational and Innovative Medicine

5th October 2019 Birmingham Medical School, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT



FITI2019 is a one-day national academic conference aimed at inspiring, informing and encouraging delegates about research, particularly in the field of translational and innovative medicine. The conference will feature stimulating talks from experts about the role of translational research or innovation in their field of interest.

Due to the fundamentally dynamic and widespread nature of translational and innovative research, the conference will include a diverse range of speakers and interactive sessions to provide the delegates with knowledge on some of the interesting developments in medicine. The conference will also equip delegates with crucial skills that are widely applied across several areas of research.

The conference is geared at providing an opportunity for fellow delegates to present their work to their peers in the form of either poster or oral presentations. As the scope of academia is wide, INSPIRE calls for abstract submissions from a wide area of disciplines ranging from basic sciences, clinical sciences and audits, through to medical leadership and education.

Abstract Submission

Attendees are invited to present either a poster or oral presentation, for which abstracts of 1200 characters (approximately 200 words) are currently being accepted.

There will be two types of oral presentation:

  • 10-minute presentation with 5 minutes of questions
  • 4-minute flash talk
The type of oral presentation presented will be determined by judges. Prizes will be awarded for the best oral and poster presentations, and certificates will be given to all presenters acknowledging their participation and contribution.
  • Oral Presentation Prize: £150.00 and an Unofficial Guide Textbook
  • Poster Competition: 1st Prize - £125.00; 2nd Prize - £100.00; 3rd Prize - £75.00 and an Unofficial Guide Textbook
The abstract submission deadline is 6th August 2019 at 1200 hours.

Aims and objectives

  • To inspire and encourage delegates to become involved in research via talks from prominent experts in the fields of translational and innovative medicine.
  • To inform attendees about interesting and key developments made through translational or innovative medicine.
  • To equip delegates with knowledge on key skills essential to research.
  • To provide students with opportunities to present their work as poster or oral presentations to peers and judges.
  • To facilitate and encourage academic discussion on research presented by delegates to their peers.

Registration Requirements

All delegates are required to register for the conference prior to attending.
This conference is free for all undergraduate MDS Students and Foundation Year (1 and 2) Doctors to attend. Lunch will be provided. If delegates should wish to cancel their place, they must cancel by 12pm on 25th September. Cancellations after this date will mean that INSPIRE will still incur the cost for your place and may therefore seek reimbursement. To cancel your registration, please contact

Fee, Date and Venue

  • Date : 5th October 2019
  • Time : 0815 – 1800 hours
  • Venue : Birmingham Medical School, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
  • Conference Fee : Free
  • No of Places Available : 100
  • Target Audience : Undergraduate Medical and Dental Students in the UK; Foundation Year 1 and 2 Doctors


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