2020 Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission is now closed (the deadline was 16th February 2020)

The text on this page is for information only.

Thank you if you submitted an abstract, workshop or creative piece.  Your submission will be reviewed and you will be notified of the Scientific Programme Committee's decision by the end of April.

The University of Leeds, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, is hosting the annual SAPC conference, which showcases the latest research and education in academic primary care.

You can share your work through:

Conference programme and themes

The Scientific Committee is particularly keen to receive abstracts outlining research, education and policy which speak to our conference theme: Living and Dying Well

Our conference theme of ‘Living and Dying Well’ is a celebration of the central role of primary care in maximising wellness for people across their life course. We particularly welcome submissions that map closely to this theme. However, submissions are welcome on any topic relating to research and educational activities in primary care both in the UK and internationally. Please note that we have taken a decision NOT to have any paper posters. We have done this after undertaking some market research. Instead we are welcoming both long (10 min plus 5 min Q&A) and short (3 min plus 2 min Q&A) oral presentations. The programme has been carefully planned, however, to ensure that there will be the same number of total presentation slots at this year’s meeting as there have bene in the past.

We hope that you will come and join us in July 2020 to enjoy the conference and the social events.


Notifications of the status of your submission following peer review and the programme meeting will be emailed to submitters by the end of April 2020.

Programme features this year

  • Short orals – 3 minutes presentation plus 2 minutes discussion.  Short orals will be mixed in with long orals in the same session.

The annual conference showcases the latest research and education in academic primary care from the UK and around the world in keynote presentations, parallel sessions of verbal presentations and workshops. The programme will feature long and short orals, workshops and a creative arts stream.

Bursaries and prizes

We have a number of bursaries and prizes on offer.  

Scientific Programme Committee

Richard Neal, Chair

Sarah Alderson

Matthew Allsopp

Rebecca Beeken

Samuel Smith

Kristan Toft

Tom Willis


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