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2020 Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission deadline 16th February 2020 on-line submission will open in December 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: Presentations: long orals (15 min slots) or short orals (5 min slots) - review criteria - under construction - text abstract form please do not submit an abstract yet to submit a presentation abstract please set up a user account when prompted once you click on the submission form above Interactive...

Paper published in BJGP - Teaching medical students in general practice is seriously underfunded

Authors: Joe Rosenthal, Robert K McKinley, Chris Smyth, John Campbell Although there is a standard national tariff for undergraduate teaching in hospitals, arrangements for teaching students in general practice are made locally, and vary widely across the UK. At a time of difficulty in recruiting new entrants to general practice, students‘ experiences of high-quality clinical placement in general practice are important in achieving greater interest in general practice as a career, but the workforce crisis is adding further pressure to these arrangements. Professor Joe Rosenthal and colleagues...

Reflections on a wonderful Annual Scientific Meeting

As incoming Chair of SAPC, I would like to reflect on what was a very successful ASM in Exeter. Thank you to Professors John Campbell, Jose Valderas, Willie Hamilton and their organising team for putting on a great event in glorious surroundings – and the sun helped! There were a number of highlights for me – firstly the Helen Lester Memorial Lecture given by Professor Gene Feder OBE (University of Bristol) presenting his programme of work on domestic violence. The second highlight was joining in the ‘NHS Big Cuppa’, on Friday 5th July, raising money for NHS charities. We raised £53.44, so...

2019 pitches

Guidance for making your pitch You can use slides as you wish, but you will not be allowed more than 3 minutes. Please save your slides in format 16 x 9. These can be emailed to office@sapc.ac.uk before 20th June. If you also have a poster please don’t just have a slide with your poster on as it is unlikely to be clear enough for the audience to see. Keep it simple Focus on one point and explain why it is important Consider which bits of methods are really important for the audience to know and stick to those. It is probably not very much. Don't Think just because you have put your talk on...

Education programme at SAPC ASM 2019

We are really pleased that teaching, training and educational research are so well represented at this year’s conference. Primary care educational research is clearly gaining in sophistication, strength and impact, with positive developments in terms of multi-institution work and collaborative focus on common goals. For example, research on the importance of authenticity and continuity in medical education and the role of medical schools in enhancing recruitment. This new vigour has in no small part been spearheaded by the enthusiasm and commitment of the Heads of Teaching at all UK medical...

SAPC Elections 2019

Seeking SAPC executive committee members In 2019, we will be holding an election for two general member places on SAPC Executive , to serve from July 2019-2022. Exeutive Members James Prior and Suzanne Richards' terms are due to end at the AGM in July 2019. They have both indicated that they would like to stand for re-election. We are delighted that Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham , Vice-chair will become Chair at the AGM in July 2019. The Executive team lead the work of SAPC to raise the profile of Academic Primary Care, build a vibrant workforce by helping people Get In and Get On in APC, and...

SAPC Principal Investigator of the Year Prize

The deadline for entries is 31st March 2019 How good is your Principal Investigator? It’s competition time! Here at SAPC, the search is on for the best, the most dedicated, and the most successful primary care Principal Investigator. But we’re not interested in grants, or papers, or prizes. Oh no: we’re interested in something much more important than that. We want to find the star PI who provides exceptional support, leadership and encouragement for their team through the highs and lows of research, careers and life. Does your PI pay particular attention to facilitating opportunities for...

PHoCuS meeting July 2019

08.00 - 08.55 on Thursday 4th July 2019 during the SAPC ASM Exeter PHoCuS group meeting, pastries and coffee will be available from 07.45 to take in to the meeting Content Part 1 – update: Membership Champions Mentoring activity 2018/2019 Part 2 – interactive session on networking and why it’s important

Highlights of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we would like to share some of the successes in the academic primary care community over this year. One major piece of work this year has now come to fruition – the GP Scholarship programme. Developed in collaboration with RCGP, this work was launched at the RCGP Conference in November. We hope it will help to support our GP colleagues, develop clinical scholarship across our community and promote the revitalisation of general practice as a career. Two new SIGs were launched this year: Cancer and No Health without Mental Health. Two SIGs that were formed just over a...

2019 Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission deadline 17th February 2019 Submission is now closed this page is for information only The University of Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx) is hosting the annual SAPC conference, which showcases the latest research and education in academic primary care. You can share your work through: Presentations: orals , posters and lightning talks - review criteria to submit a presentation abstract please set up a user account when prompted once you click on the submission form above Symposia - submission form and review criteria Interactive workshops - submission...

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