Scottish Society of Physicians 63rd Annual Meeting 2021

Thursday 28 & Friday 29 October 2021
Maryculter House Hotel, Aberdeen

We are pleased to announce that the call for abstracts is now open for the 2021 SSP Annual Meeting!

The full programme is now available and can be accessed via the following link. Highlights of the event include:

  • Management of Heart Failure – Dr Collette Jackson, Glasgow
  • Eating disorders for the perplexed – Dr Alasdair McKinlay, Aberdeen
  • Bubbles, bends and Boyle - Diving Medicine in Orkney – Dr Andrew Trevett, Stromness
  • Endocrine hypertension – Professor Isla Mackenzie, Dundee

Our 2021 Fitzgerald Peel Lecture will be delivered by Professor David Williams, Professor of Stroke Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland who will be discussing Salvaging the Ischaemic Brain - New opportunities for managing acute stroke

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.

The deadline for submissions has been extended until Friday 27 August 2021.

SSP will contact select and notify presenters of selection in September. For submission please use the abstract template below and return 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 for a travel grant to support presentation of the work at national or international meetings: more information. The highest scoring poster abstracts will be invited to be involved in our Poster ‘Storm Session’ on the Friday morning.

SSP Abstract Submission Form

To book your place and for further information, visit:…

Trainee Travel Grant:

Are you a trainee thinking of coming to the Scottish Society of Physicians annual meeting? We really hope you can join us. For a face to face meeting! This year we will be offering travel grants to a number of trainees who submit an abstract to our meeting and who are society members (you can join if not already a member and are successful). We will award 8 travel grants of £150 to cover hotel and travel costs and waive the registration fee for the highest ranked abstracts. Registration includes the society dinner and drinks reception on the Thursday night! Submit an abstract and come and join us!