About this event

  • Date and time Sat 12 Mar 2022 from 9:00am to 5:10pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Students

The RSM National Finals Conference returns for a second year to prepare students to approach their final written examinations with confidence. This webinar will be of benefit to students in all years of their training and is open to all who wish to consolidate their learning on high-yield medical and surgical topics.

Our speakers from multiple specialties will deliver a concise and comprehensive overview of their specialty throughout of the day and delegates will be equipped with an approach towards the investigation and management of common conditions.

Additionally, we will be hosting a poster competition for students and foundation trainees to showcase their research, with prizes available for winning posters.

This is a great opportunity for students to showcase research and quality improvement projects. This webinar will raise awareness for the RSM and the Students Section, within the medical student cohort and highlight the benefits of membership for students.

During this session, participants will be able to:

  • Provide students with high-yield knowledge to prepare for their final examinations
  • Provide an opportunity for students to gain skills in abstract and poster preparation at a national conference

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom.

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RSM National Finals Conference poster prize

Submission deadline: Sunday 13 February 2022

Open to: Medical students

Application guidelines:

Submit a 200-word abstract of original research, systematic review or quality improvement project/audit on medical/surgical topics. The abstracts should be clearly structured into introduction, methods, results and conclusion sections. They should also include the title of the poster, the presenting author's name, any other authors and their professional role and affiliation.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to create an online poster for their presentation in widescreen PowerPoint size (16:9) which will be displayed at the RSM National Finals Conference. Selected candidates must register and attend the conference on 12 March 2022.

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Key speakers

Professor Alice Turner

Professor Alice Turner

Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham

Speaker's biography

Professor Alice Turner graduated from the University of Leicester and did postgraduate training via the Universities of Dundee and Birmingham, the latter being where she completed a PhD focussed on COPD and alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD).


She has been a consultant in respiratory medicine at Heartlands hospital since 2011, and professor of respiratory medicine at University of Birmingham since 2020. She plays an active role with specialist societies, having been a member of the British Thoracic Society specialist advisory group on COPD previously, and currently a member of their quality improvement committee. She has published widely in COPD and AATD, and has ongoing research projects funded by the NIHR, Alpha 1 Foundation and others.

Ms Katherine Williams

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Marks Hospital

Dr Sukhijinder Nijjer

Dr Sukhijinder Nijjer

Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecture, Hammersmith Hospital

Speaker's biography

Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Foundation NHS Trust specialising in Coronary Intervention. He is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London. 


He is the President of the Cardiology Section at the Royal Society of Medicine. His PhD and ongoing research programme have involved the development of new techniques to measure blood flow in coronary arteries including iFR and iFR-pullback which is now used routinely in thousands of patients around the world. His PhD was awarded by Imperial College London and was supported by the prestigious Medical Research Council (MRC). He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications including those in the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.  He is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences including those held by the American College of Cardiology.

Dr William Cooper

Radiology Registrar Severn Deanery, North Bristol NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr William Cooper went to Leeds Medical school and completed foundation training in West Yorkshire. He started Radiology training in the South Wales deanery in 2017 before moving to the Severn scheme in February this year. He has a keen interest in Cardiothoracic radiology and will complete his training next summer. 


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Welcome and introduction

Faisa-Hamda Yusuf, Third Year Medical Student, University of Cardiff 


Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer, President, Cardiology Section, Royal Society of Medicine, Consultant Cardiologist, Hammersmith Hospital and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London  


Professor Alice Turner, Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham

Obstetrics and gynaecology

Dr Aisha Janjua, Consultant Obstetrician, Birmingham Women’s Hospital

Comfort break

Mr Michael Pearse, President, Orthopaedic Section, Royal Society Of Medicine and Orthopaedic Consultant, St Marys Hospital, London 


Dr William Cooper, Radiology Registrar Severn Deanery, North Bristol NHS Trust 

Lunch break and poster display
General surgery

Ms Katherine Williams, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Marks Hospital


Dr Peter Rimmer, Gastroenterology Spr Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (UHBNHSFT) and IBD Research Fellow

Comfort break

Dr Alex Philpott, Head of School of Paediatrics, Health Education England (West Midlands), Neonatal Lead KIDS NTS and Consultant Neonatologist BWC, Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital

Poster prize winners announcement
Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar, via Zoom.

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