5th Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference

Education in the wider context –
the patient, the team
and the global community

Monday 4 – Tuesday 5 December 2023

Manchester Central
Hybrid Conference

In person and virtual

Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference

DEMEC 2023 Closing video…

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the 5th DEMEC conference which took place from Monday 4 – Tuesday 5 December 2023

From the speakers, chairs, delegates, poster authors, sponsors and exhibitors we thank you for giving up your time to participate in and produce such well received content over DEMEC 2023.

Over 1300 attendees attended the 5th DEMEC hybrid conference in 2023, delivered across 2 days with:

  • 5 plenaries

  • 64 parallel sessions

  • 200+ digital posters

  • Plus Spotlight on Poster Presentations

    Elevating opportunities for poster authors across the conference.

DEMEC is managed in collaboration by the leading organisations in medical education and training across the UK who are coming together again to provide this unique and high quality joint national UK Medical Education conference.

At a time of change, risks and opportunities, with a recognised need for collaboration across traditional boundaries, this conference has inspired and motivated its audience as a platform for learning and linking participants with experts and  peers across the country.

Why is the conference theme important?
What we got from attending the conference
Key takeaways

Is DEMEC for me?

DEMEC welcomes everyone involved in medical education including:

  • all those involved in medical education and training at postgraduate and undergraduate level
  • those involved in CPD in medicine
  • those interested in integrated healthcare training across professional and organisational boundaries 
  • medical students or trainees interested in medical education and postgraduate training
  • researchers interested in  medical education and training 
  • managers and administrators enabling and supporting medical education and training 
  • policy makers


Will I get CPD points for attending DEMEC?

The ‘5th Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference’ has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 9 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).

Will I automatically get a certificate of attendance?

Certificates of attendance will be sent electronically w/c 11 December

Will I get a certificate as a presenting poster author?

Certificates to presenting authors will not automatically be issued. If you want a certificate to state you have presented a poster at DEMEC please contact [email protected]

Due to the train strikes my train is cancelled and I can no longer get to Manchester. Can I transition to a virtual attendee?

Yes absolutely.  As a conference attendee you will get full access to the conference app which will launch w/c 27 November.

Due to the train strikes my train is cancelled and I can no longer get to Manchester. Will I get a refund?

Unfortunately not. DEMEC will be proceeding as planned as alternative transport options are still available.
As per T&Cs we cannot at this stage offer a refund.

I am an in person attendee. When can I book onto the breakout sessions?

The email notice will be sent on Friday 24 November. You will be invited to log into the conference app and select one session from breakout sessions A, B, C, and D. View programme

When will the conference app launch and when will I be notified?

The conference app will launch w/c 27 November. Look out for an email to the email address associated with your booking.

What the audience said:

Congratulates on an excellent conference which seemed to work incredibly well across both digital and in-person formats. It was a pleasure to take part and the content/speakers were hugely insightful.

Very good updates having been out the loop for the past 18 months. I attended research focused sessions which are extremely useful for my current career in med ed trajectory

This is my 4th attendance at DEMEC, this time first virtual. Thank you DEMEC you always deliver high quality conferences and never fail to deliver

Good range of innovative and new ideas

So pleased I went! Excellent programme and range of speakers/topics that were all high quality and thought provoking. Thank you!”

Another amazing conference. Having attended all four meetings this years was highly innovative, stimulated thoughts and achieved all aims

Brilliant I really enjoyed the emphasis on equality and diversity

DEMEC Programme 2023


Final programme announced

Find out more…

DEMEC Registration


Registration for DEMEC 2023 includes access to a wealth of programme sessions, plenary speakers, expo, poster library and networking.

DEMEC Abstract Submissions


Presented as oral short communications or digital posters.

DEMEC 2023 Programme

Read the latest programme for the 5th DEMEC conference

DEMEC 2021 video library

DEMEC 2023 is hosted and organised by:

Health Education and Improvement Wales
Medical Schools Council
NHS England
NHS Confederation
Medical Education Leaders UK
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency
General Medical Council
Academy of Medical Educators
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
NHS Education for Scotland
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