Selecting a programme for an academic conference is crucial to maximise the usefulness and impact of the meeting . SAPC uses a transparent process of abstract selection – a process informed by critical review.
Strong primary care delivers better outcomes at lower cost with greater equity. Academic Primary Care underpins the sustained delivery and improvement of primary care. We need strong Academic Primary Care, Now More Than Ever.
A summary of previous work undertaken by the Association of University Departments of General Practice in 1993.
https://sapc.ac.uk/file/sapc-2018-form-mentors-docx The aim of the SAPC Mentorship Programme is to support academic colleagues working in departments of Primary Care. The Programme was established initially to help primary health care scientists (non-GPs), who, because of their heterogeneous core disciplines have no other single support scheme. We are delighted that SAPC is now able to extend the scheme to GP members. The mentorship scheme is designed to have a positive impact on career aspirations and development for such professionals and enhance their research productivity and leadership. In order to build a clear pathway, and community of mentorship practice, it is essential that the scheme is led and delivered by the most experienced researchers and clinical leaders from similar backgrounds.
Together with Christine Bond , I lead the SAPC Primary Health Care Scientists (PHoCuS) group to provide focus for and support non-medically qualified members of the Society.
Are you interested in becoming a mentor for SAPC? The aim of the SAPC-PHoCuS Mentorship Programme is to support primary health care scientists (ie non-medical colleagues) working in departments of Primary Care, who, because of their heterogeneous core disciplines have no other single support scheme. The mentorship scheme is designed to have a positive impact on career aspirations and development for such professionals and enhance their research productivity and leadership. SAPC has a group of trained mentors and would like to hear from others who would like to become a mentor.
Are you interested in becoming a mentee with SAPC? The Mentorship scheme has been established by the primary healthcare scientists (PHoCuS) group (non-medical members) and the SAPC Executive to develop an increased number of primary health care scientists capable of operating at a world-class level and able to become the academic leaders of the future.
We are pleased to be able to fund 10 bursaries of £100 for Primary Health Care Scientists (members who are part of the PHoCuS group / non-medical) to attend the annual conference each year.
Every year we offer a number of prestigious prizes for presenters at our annual scientific meeting. You can find out details on the prizes on offer and how to apply in this article.
If you have an idea for a SIG, you need to submit an application form to SAPC Executive. The proposal must come from an SAPC member. Your application should detail why the topic is relevant to primary care/academic primary care, and why establishing a SIG would be supportive/necessary to take the work forward.