Overseen by our Fellows and Members from around the world, the College delivers an extensive programme of educational events, courses and online resources.

Education programme

View our 2019-20 Education & Events Programme for a full list of events and courses, including:

  • Symposia programme: covers general medicine, medical specialties, public health, current and professional issues. Trainees with the Scotland Deanery can apply to attend multiple College symposia under the block grant scheme. Details of eligibility and how to apply can be found on our Events Calendar.
  • Evening Medical Updates: the ‘Top Presentations’ from the GIM training curriculum.
  • St Andrew's Day Festival Symposium: two days of annual updates in acute medicine.
  • Online specialty module programme: covers general medical specialties at consultant level.
  • Mobile applications: our first app helps to identify and manage acute kidney injury.
  • Courses: cover the medical specialties and professional support and development

Other College events

UK Conferences: we organise conferences around the UK, bringing our programme of events closer to you. Led by our Regional Advisers, Fellows and Members, they cover a wide range of topics in acute and general medicine, as well as updates on hot topics and the medical specialties.     

Heritage History Events and Public Lectures: we run a varied programme of heritage and public events, which are detailed in the events listing.

Edinburgh History of Medicine Group: a collaboration between the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh. For previous talks, see our Audio/video archive.

Schools Lectures: For Scottish school pupils in fourth, fifth and sixth year who are considering a career in medicine or in the process or applying to medical school.

Senior Fellows' Club: the Club organises a series of lectures and social events. See the Senior Fellows' Club page for further information.

RCPE International Conferences: The College designs and delivers symposia and conferences in international locations, enabling our Fellows, Members and their colleagues to benefit from learning and networking opportunities across the world. In 2019-2020, we will be holding conferences in Asia for a multi-professional audience which explore solutions to global and local health issues. If you are interested in discussing these, or other collaborative opportunities, please contact Joanne Hannah (Deputy CEO) at j.hannah@rcpe.ac.uk 

Event booking

For programmes, prices and booking, visit our Events Calendar. Discounts are available to all Members; some events are free to delegates from all professional backgrounds.

Live streaming

Most events are streamed live to a number of sites around the world. If you can’t attend or view the live stream, some lectures are available to our Fellows and Members on the Education Portal.
Further information


You can claim external UK CPD points for attending College education events, in person or at remote sites, and for completing online specialty modules.