Rogano Meeting 2023

Encouraging the development of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers within a climate of high-level international scholarly debate.

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Welcome to Rogano 2023

Making a welcome return to its roots

The organising committee looks forward to welcoming you to this vibrant and former European City of Culture for what we hope will be an inspiring and engaging programme.

The meeting will be held at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Glasgow)-RCSPG conveniently located in the centre of Glasgow, with good public transport links.

The programme will commence on Friday 25th August at 08.30hrs and concludes on Saturday 26th August at 13.00hr. The conference dinner will be held in the RCPSG.

A more detailed overview of the planned sessions, including workshops and dilemma presentations, will be available in due course.

Our organising committee


Prof. Mo Al-Haddad

Consultant in Critical Care and Anaesthesia

PhD candidate, University of Glasgow, Scotland


Dr. James Boyle

Consultant Endocrinologist & NRS Senior Fellow

PhD Candidate, University of Glasgow, Scotland


Prof. Susan Jamieson

Professor of Health Professions Education

University of Glasgow, Scotland


Dr. Petros Karsaliakos

Consultant in General Internal Medicine

PhD Candidate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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Dr. Sarah Reynolds

Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University

DHPE graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland


Prof. Lindsey Pope

Professor of Medical Education

University of Glasgow, Scotland

Karen Penman

Ms. Karen Penman

Research Administrator

Scottish School of Primary Care

About the conference

Promoting the development of doctoral students and early post-doctoral researchers within a climate of high-level, international scholarly debate

The idea for the first Rogano meeting was born in the year 2010 when Tim Dornan, Cees van der Vleuten and Jeroen van Merrienboer (Maastricht University) discussed how to continue and build on international relationships with other universities. At that year’s meeting of the Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), held in Glasgow, a table was booked at the famous Rogano restaurant in Glasgow (sadly, now closed). Colleagues from the UK, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Canada came together to discuss organising an international collaboration between medical/health professions education research groups. The idea of having a meeting back-to-back with AMEE was proposed and the first Rogano Meeting was organised by the Maastricht team and took place in Vienna, 2011.

The focus of the meeting is to promote the development of doctoral students and early post doctoral researchers within a climate of high-level, international scholarly debate. A key component of the meeting is that doctoral students each present a dilemma they have faced in their doctoral research. They each have 30 minutes ‘on the floor’, with 10 minutes of this given to a brief presentation, following specific guidelines, and the session is then opened to the floor, with a facilitator guiding the discussion and debate aimed at helping the presenter find solutions to their dilemma.

Previous Meetings

2011 – Vienna, Austria

2012 – Lyon, France

2013 – Prague, Czech Republic

2014 – Milan, Italy

2015 – Glasgow, Scotland

2016 – Barcelona, Spain

2017 – Helsinki, Finland

2018 – Basel, Switzerland

2019 – Vienna, Austria

2020 – Glasgow, Scotland (cancelled due to Covid)

2021 – Glasgow, webinar

2022 – Lyon, France

Location & venue

Host City 2023

Glasgow is situated on the west of Scotland by the River Clyde and home to the largest population of any Scottish city.

Glasgow’s city centre is home to beautiful historic buildings such as the Mitchell Library, to several art galleries and museums, to concert halls and Scottish Opera, as well to an abundance of cafes, restaurants and shops.

Glasgow has three universities. The oldest is the University of Glasgow (founded 1451), which has its main campus in the west end; this is the home of the local medical and dental schools and it’s just a short tube-ride from the Rogano venue. Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Strathclyde are located in the city centre.

Glasgow has played host to many large-scale events, including the 2014 Commonwealth Games and, most recently, the COP26 global conference on climate change, in 2021. Glasgow hosted the international AMEE conference in 2010 and 2015, with the 2020 and 2021 meetings unfortunately cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.

Rogano 2023 will immediately precede AMEE 2023, when it once again returns to Glasgow.

Conference Venue

The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons

The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Glasgow) was founded in 1599 . Its members include physicians, surgeons and other healthcare professionals, from 97 countries. The RCPSG building is situated at 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, right in the centre of the city. Sessions for all delegates will take place in the Peter Lowe Lecture Theatre and there are several well-equipped meeting rooms to accommodate dilemma presentations and workshops.

The Rogano 2023 conference dinner will be held in 1599 at the Royal College, which incorporates various function suites. The venue is a popular choice for corporate events or private functions.

Conference registration

Download the conference registration form, abstract template and guidance for doctoral dilemmas.

Conference programme

Draft programmes are below with the final programme available on Monday 3rd July 2023. Abstract booklet will be available to access on Monday 7th August 2023.

Friday 25th Programme

8.30-9.00 amRegistration
9.00-9.15 amWelcome
9.15- 9.45amPecha Kucha x 3
9.45-11:45amDoctoral dilemmas (parallel sessions)
12:15-12:45Future of Rogano
13:45-15:45Doctoral dilemmas (parallel sessions)
16:15-17:45Workshops x 4 (limited capacity, bookable at registration)
17:45 -18:30RCPSG Tour
18:30-19:00Free time


Saturday 26th

8.30-9.00 am Registration
9.00-11.00 am Doctoral dilemmas (parallel sessions)
11.00-11.30 Coffee
11:30-12:00 Pecha Kucha x 3
12:00-12:30 Starting collaborations (Panel)
12:30 closing and lunch

Sustainability Commitment

Rogano 2023 has made a conscious decision to try and reduce the environmental and social impacts of our meeting

In keeping with Glasgow’s recent role as host of the COP26 global conference on climate change, the Rogano 2023 Organising Committee will be working closely with the host venue to facilitate us working toward our sustainability goals.

We're open to suggestions, but here’s what we’re doing so far:

Contacting us

The Rogano 2023 meeting is being organised by staff and doctoral students in the School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing at the University of Glasgow, with support from the Scottish School for Primary Care. To contact the organising committee, use the following contact form:

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