Covid-19 topic to feature in college’s first-ever virtual medical conference

A Midlands college’s first-ever medical futures virtual conference will be marked with a keynote presentation on the world’s major topic – Covid-19.

Dr Matt Morgan
Dr Matt Morgan

Dr Matt Morgan, an intensive care doctor, will give the keynote presentation at Concord College’s free of charge virtual conference on February 27, on the theme ‘A letter from ICU – lived experience of Covid from the brink of life.’

His recent article on Covid is one of the British Medical Journal’s most popular-ever opinion pieces and has now been read by more than half a million people worldwide.

The article has also been viewed over three million times after featuring on Channel 4.

On a ‘first come, first served’ basis, prospective medics in years 11 and 12 across Shropshire, the West Midlands and Welsh borders are invited to sign up for Concord’s medical futures virtual conference – free of charge.

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With places available for only 150 students, year 12 students will have first preference for signing up.

If places remain, Concord, in Shropshire, say year 11 students will be registered to join in order of signing up.

Year 12 and year 11 students will need to go onto the college website to register for the conference, taking place on February 27 from 9am to 3.15pm, at


The conference, now in its fourth year, is designed to give students an in-depth and valuable insight into the highly competitive application process for medical school.

The day will cover all aspects of the highly competitive admissions process to enable students to make a successful university application.

Dr Morgan, intensive care doctor, is also a researcher and author of ‘Critical’, as well as being a nominee for the 2020 Royal Society David Attenborough prize for public engagement in science.

He works at University Hospital Wales and is also a clinical lecturer at Cardiff Medical School, having appeared on national and international television as well as radio stations.

Dr Morgan, who has spoken to audiences at some of the largest book festivals in the world, is a regular writer for the internationally acclaimed British Medical Journal.

In addition to the keynote presentation, the virtual conference will provide students with an opportunity to hear from doctors working in a range of specialities, including emergency medicine, paediatrics and respiratory medicine.

Participation on the day will also give students access to a huge range of back-up materials from the Concord College Medical Society which supports around 40 applicants every year.

In addition, students will be invited to further support events running later in the year.

These will include interview preparation, work experience and special interest lectures.

For further information or queries students can email Barry Brown on

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