45th annual scientific meeting
Conference chair: Professor Tom Fahey, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
This year's conference at Dublin Castle was attended by just over 380 delegates. The SAPC annual conference brings together researchers and educators from the primary care community to showcase their latest studies on any aspect or issues relating to primary care. This is a great opportunity for participants to share work, join the conversation and shape the future of primary care.
View videos of the keynote talks: Prof Margaret Cupples, Prof Chris Dowrick (3rd Helen Lester Memorial Lecture), Prof Matthias Egger, Prof Theo Verheij
View videos of the prize session: Dr Kamal Mahtani, Dr Dee Mangin, Dr Jennifer Walker
View videos of the presentations of distinction - selected from the highest scoring abstracts: Dr Veline L'Esperance, Prof Frances Mair
Read CMAJ's fantastic round up of a sparkling 2016 Conference at Dublin Castle
The Dangerous Ideas soapbox once again offered a sparkling array of ideas. The vote was one this year by Anthony Chuter – a patient member of SAPC who argued that we should replace community pharmacy provision with an Amazon-style delivery system! (Well, not quite – a full report from Anthony to follow…)
Prize winners were announced in the closing session.
Other meetings that were held during the conference:
- Special Interest Group programme on Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon.
- Workshops running during parallel sessions
The social programme started with a welcome drinks reception in College Hall at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on Wednesday 6th July and continued with the conference dinner in the spectacular Round Room at The Mansion House on Thursday 7th July 2016 and included optional activites and special performances throughout the conference.
SAPC pre-conference workshop "Preparing for your fellowship interview" took place on Wednesday 6th July from 10.30 to 12.30.
The registration fees and the terms and conditions can be found here.
Thank you to everyone who participated.
Day 1 : Wednesday 6th July
Learning disabilities - special interest group
Pre-conference workshop 2 - Preparing for your fellowship interview
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and SAPC mentors meeting
Welcome and opening session including Plenary 1: Professor Margaret Cupples "Cardiovascular disease: non pharmacological intervention"
TEA break and poster discussion session 1
The 3rd Helen Lester Memorial Lecture - Professor Chris Dowrick
Drinks reception at RCSI, College Hall, St Stephens Green
Please make your own arrangements for dinner here is a list of our hosts' recommended restaurants
Day 2 : Thursday 7th July
Primary healthcare scientists meeting (PHoCus) with breakfast
COFFEE break and poster discussion session 2
Most distinguished papers from USA and Australia and the presentation of the Yvonne Carter Award for outstanding young researcher
SAPC making a difference featuring the AGM
Plenary 2: Professor Matthias Egger
Conference dinner at the Round Room, the Mansion House
Day 3 : Friday 8th July
Plenary 3: Professor Theo Verheij
Elevator pitch session 3
Conference papers of distinction and prize giving session
Packed lunches will be provided to take away at the end of the conference
Tour of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle
Map of conference venues - Dublin Castle and the social event venues
The conference will take place in the Printworks building within the grounds of Dublin Castle. Enter the Castle via the Palace Street gate (shown on the lcoation map) and the conference venue is on the left. Palace Street is off Dame Street, opposite the Olympia Theatre.
A selection of hotels and en-suite student rooms at Trinity College are available to book. The prices quoted are in Euros.
From Dublin airport
Information about travelling into Dublin from the airport
If you are interested in supporting environmental projects aimed at off-setting your carbon footprint you may wish to visit the climate care website.
Travelling by train
Link to Irish Rail