SAPC ASM 2017 - Warwick

46th annual scientific meeting

at Ramphal Building

Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th July 2017


We are delighted to be welcoming you to Warwick University for the 2017 SAPC Annual Scientific Meeting.

Warwick Primary Care are proud to be working together with Coventry & Rugby CCG and our local primary care community to pioneer change. So we are excited by this opportunity to showcase both your work and what we are doing – by inviting you to join a celebration of the impact of, and potential for, academic primary care in driving improvements in primary care.

The Conference programme will, as ever, be dedicated to providing opportunities to share your work. We will have popular favourites – Dangerous Ideas, SIGs, PHOCUS meetings. Along with some new features – methodology workshops, a masterclass for education researchers.

The full programme will be added to this page by the middle of June. 

Details will be posted here over the coming weeks so book mark this page!

Find out more about the Special Interest Groups and Workshops

And we look forward to seeing you in Warwick in July.

The Audience

This 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 you to share your work, join the conversation and shape the future of primary care. 


Here is information about the types of presentation that will be included in the programme.

The deadline for submission of abstracts was Sunday 19th February 2017 before midnight - abstract submission is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who submitted work to the conference, the peer review process is now complete and authors have been notified by email.  If you haven't yet heard please let us know by email.

Pre-conference workshops

The SAPC series of pre-conference workshops is continuing this year.  The workshops will take place on the morning of Wednesday 12th July from 09:30 to 12:00 and places can be booked by on-line registration at £50 per person.

Workshop 1 - reducing mortality in those with enduring mental health problems

Workshop 2 - an introduction to health technology assessment


On-line registration is open Early bird deadline 6th May after that you can still register but the fees will rise. 

Please note the welcome social event on Wednesday: drinks reception and buffet supper is included in the registration fee but still needs to be requested as a separate ticket and the conference dinner on Thursday is not included in the registration fee.

You can view the table of registration fees including eligibility for student and academic clinical fellow rates. 

Bursaries of £100 towards the full fee are available - information about the bursaries and eligibility.


En-suite student rooms are available for SAPC participants. Book accommodation here.


The future of general practice and primary care
Pioneering professional practice
Dementia and research into practice; what a difference a decade makes!
4th Helen Lester Memorial Lecture
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Day 1 : Wednesday 12th July


Morning meetings - HODs, HOTs 09.00 - 11.30


Pre-conference workshop 1 - reducing mortality in those with enduring mental health problems


Pre-conference workshop 2 - introduction to health technology assessment


Registration desks open


Statisticians Group meeting and Learning Disabilities SIG


Special Interest Groups: The Self, Compassion, Education, Genetics, Palliative care, Reproductive and sexual health, Health literacy


Opening Session

Welcome by Professor Simon Brake, Chief Executive, Coventry & Rugby GP Alliance

Address by Professor Christine Ennew, Provost of The University of Warwick

Plenary 1 - Candace Imison, The Nuffield Trust, London

1A Diabetes and lifestyle Talks TBC
1B Multimorbidity and comorbidity Talks TBC
1C Urgent care and access Talks TBC
1D Methods Talks TBC
WK1 Workshop 1 Talks TBC

TEA BREAK and poster discussion session 1 - each poster will be on display throughout the conference

EP1A Elevator pitches - Long term conditions Talks TBC
EP1B Online and digital Talks TBC
EP1C Interface and diagnosis Talks TBC
EP1D Mental health Talks TBC
EP1E Prescribing Talks TBC
EP1F Older people Talks TBC

The 4th Helen Lester Memorial Lecture - Mark Gilman, Discovering Health


Drinks reception

Day 2 : Thursday 13th July


Provisional timing of the PHoCuS (primary healthcare scientists) group

2A Workforce and education Talks TBC
2B Alternative to face to face Talks TBC
2C CVD and infections Talks TBC
2D Cancer Talks TBC
2E Young people Talks TBC
2F Education research stream Talks TBC

COFFEE BREAK and poster discussion 2 - each poster will be on display throughout the conference


Most Distinguished Papers from Australia, USA and Yvonne Carter Award

AAAPC – John Furler, University of Melbourne, Australia

Overcoming clinical inertia in primary care based transition to insulin to improve outcomes in type 2 diabetes: Results of the Stepping Up cluster randomised controlled trial

NAPCRG – Gayle Halas, University of Manitoba, Canada

"Pretty Radical From What I've Known".  The Dissonance and Distance Underlying Patients' Cognitive Engagement with Educational Health Information

Yvonne Carter Award winner to be announce on 19th May


SAPC AGM and latest developments


Plenary 2 - Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of RCGP

3A Prescribing Talks TBC
3B Ageing and frailty Talks TBC
3C Mental health Talks TBC
3D Primary care workforce Talks TBC
3E Respiratory Talks TBC
WK2 Workshop 2 Talks TBC
EP2A Elevator pitches - Cancer/High risk groups Talks TBC
EP2B Self management Talks TBC
EP2C Long term conditions Talks TBC
EP2D Methodology Talks TBC
EP2E Public health and global health Talks TBC
EP2F Organisation policy and PROMS Talks TBC

Conference dinner at Wroxall Abbey Hotel and Estate - coaches will depart at 19:00

Day 3 : Friday 14th July


Plenary 3 - Professor Louise Robinson, University of Newcastle

Dementia and research into practice; what a difference a decade makes!

4A Skin Talks TBC
4B Polypharmacy Talks TBC
4C Long term conditions Talks TBC
4D Musculoskeletal Talks TBC
WK3 Workshop 3 Talks TBC
WK4 Workshop 4 Talks TBC


EP3A Elevator pitches - Multimorbidity and end of life Talks TBC
EP3B Education and workforce Talks TBC
EP3C Children and young people Talks TBC
WK5 Workshop 5 Talks TBC
WK6 Workshop 6 Talks TBC
WK7 Workshop 7 Talks TBC

Conference papers of distinction and prize giving session


Workshop 8


Ramphal Building
University of Warwick

Conference registration and sessions will take place in the Ramphal Building on the University of Warwick campus. The campus is 3 miles from the centre of Coventry.  Free parking is available on campus for delegates, there is a link to obtain a parking permit in your registration confirmation.

Accommodation in en-suite student rooms are available for SAPC participants. Book accommodation here.

Travelling to the conference

The University of Warwick is easy to reach by plane, train or car. 

The nearest airport is Birmingham International where there is a train station with direct links to Coventry which is the nearest railway station to the University. The University is located on the outskirts of Coventry, 3 miles from the city centre.

Directions to the University

Car parking is available to registered conference delegates.  A link to obtain a free pass is available in both registration acknowledgements and accommodation confirmations. You do not have to be staying overnight on campus to obtain a parking permit.


Conference team