Annual Scientific Meeting July 2012

General Info

18th - 20th July, The Brighton Centre, Brighton UK, Delivering a High Quality Learning Experience in Changing Times.



The ASME Annual Scientific Meeting encompasses the continuum of education, from undergraduate through postgraduate and continuing medical education. The conference will include the usual excellent opportunities for delegates to discuss innovations in medical/healthcare education.

Opportunities to network with colleagues

This conference is a forum for all medical/healthcare educators with undergraduate, postgraduate or CPD responsibilities and interests. It is an opportunity to report and discuss themes, research and initiatives with colleagues from the UK and abroad and will be of interest to all those involved in medical/healthcare education and training.

Conference format

The ASM includes:

  • Conference workshops
  • Large group sessions
  • The Lord Cohen Lecture
  • Presentation of discussion papers and members’ abstracts
  • JASME events
  • Meet the experts
  • Institutional members’ forum
  • Presentation of the New Researcher Award
  • Presentation of the Sir John Ellis Student Prize
  • Members’ poster presentations and poster competition
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Presentation of the ASME Gold Medal for outstanding contribution to medical education
  • Commercial and academic exhibitions relevant to all aspects of medical/healthcare education
  • Social programme 

Welcome Reception; Wednesday 18th July

The Brighton Museum, Royal Pavilion, Brighton

Set in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is located in the Royal Pavilion gardens.  Its rich collections and exciting exhibits are dynamically displayed in stimulating surroundings.

The Brighton Museum & Art Gallery has recently undergone a £10 million redevelopment, and now offers historic surroundings filled with beautiful paintings, furniture, glass and ceramics.

The Welcome Reception will be held within the Brighton Museum from 7-9pm where canapés and drinks will be served.

Annual Dinner Thursday 19th July

Palm Court, Brighton Pier

No visit to Brighton would be complete without a visit to Brighton Pier! At 1,722 ft long and acknowledged as the finest pier ever built, Brighton Pier (a Grade 2* listed building) is an iconic seaside attraction.

In its original form in 1823 Brighton Pier was an Old Chain Pier which was primarily used as a landing stage for passenger ships that sailed from Dieppe in France. Realising its commercial value the owners began charging an entry fee and introduced kiosks selling souvenirs and confectionary as well as entertainment stalls with fortune tellers and silhouettists.

Brighton Pier's famous fish and chips restaurant, Palm Court, was recently referred to as the "Spiritual Home" of fish and chips by Heston Blumenthal ( 3 Michelin star British chef).

Join us for a traditional Brighton fish and chips dinner (as part of a 3 course meal) at Palm Court restaurant, with pre dinner drinks at Horatios Bar on the Pier from 7.30pm. 

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