This year’s NHS Scotland Event will run as a virtual Event from 22 – 24 June.

Following the postponement of the 2020 Event due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the ongoing challenges faced by our health and social care staff, the decision was made to run the 2021 Event virtually.  

Every year, the Event provides the opportunity for those working in and with the NHS in Scotland to come together to consider the challenges, to share best practice and the most innovative approaches to delivering the highest quality of care, and to take away tools and techniques that will support them in their various roles.

Our top priority is the health and wellbeing of our delegates, speakers, exhibitors, and staff, and we are extremely grateful for your patience and support as we embrace this together. 

The virtual NHS Scotland Event promises to deliver the same engaging programme content and impactful connections with peers in a dynamic, digital setting that will be accessible from anywhere. 

We are delighted to announce that, even in our new virtual format, the Posters will still feature as one of our key elements of the Event programme – and will continue to form an integral part of best practice, learning and sharing at the Event.  

This year, for the first time, all abstracts accepted for the NHS Scotland Event will be delivered as ePosters. We’re excited to explore a brand new process for poster design which will allow for much more flexibility, offering the option to include a wide range of supporting materials to help tell the story of your project.

The creation of an ePoster moves away from the paper poster model and takes full advantage of the move to a digital format with much greater reach than either an oral presentation or a conventional poster.   

Submissions are welcome from NHS Scotland employees, our voluntary and partner organisations, and other public or private sector organisations on any aspect of work they are undertaking in, with or on behalf of NHS Scotland.

This year, we want to take the opportunity to showcase the extraordinary work of NHS Scotland staff and partners in responding to COVID-19. So this year, we have introduced a special category – Responding to and Learning from COVID-19.

For further information on all of this year’s ePoster categories, download a copy of the Call for ePosters Guide which can be located in the posters section of this website.

The Call for ePosters Guide contains information and guidance on the process for submitting an abstract.

The full Event programme will be launched in May. Further information will be available in the coming weeks.