SAPC ASM 2017 - Warwick
46th annual scientific meeting
Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th July 2017
Theme: Pioneering Change
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the SAPC ASM 2017 at the University of Warwick to make it such a success. Over 340 delegates registered to attend and over 250 presentations were given.
View the videos of the keynote speakers including Mark Gilman's Helen Lester Memorial Lecture.
Thank you to Jenni Burt and Domhnall Macauley for their brilliant round ups.
Domhnall MacAuley (CMAJ Blogs):
Prizes were presented in the closing session to:
Early career prize - Matthew Booker, Bristol
NAPCRG/SAPC Junior travel award - John Barber, UCL
NAPCRG/SAPC Senior award - Louise Robinson, Newcastle
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!
And we look forward to seeing you in Warwick in July.
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.
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 2 - an introduction to health technology assessment
We have withdrawn workshop 1 which was on mental health.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Workshops
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.
See venue below.
Day 1 : Wednesday 12th July
Morning meetings 09.00-11.30
- HODs (Ramphal Room 0.14)
- HOTs (Ramphal Room 0.12)
- 10:30-11:30 Old HODs (Ramphal Room 1.03)
Pre-conference workshop 2 - introduction to health technology assessment
Registration desks open
Registration desks open - venue Ramphal Building
Special Interest Groups part 1 - Statisticians Group meeting and Learning Disabilities
Special Interest Groups part 2 - The Self, Compassion, Education, Genetics, Palliative care, Reproductive and sexual health, Health literacy
Chair: Joanne Reeve
Welcome by Professor Simon Brake, Visiting Academic, Warwick Medical School and founding member of Warwick's Primary Care Academy, and Chief Officer, Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group.
Address by Professor Christine Ennew, Provost of The University of Warwick
Plenary 1 - Candace Imison, The Nuffield Trust, London
TEA BREAK and poster discussion session - discussion with poster authors - each poster will be on display throughout the conference
The 4th Helen Lester Memorial Lecture - Mark Gilman
Discovering Health with Meaning and Purpose
Venue: Arts Centre Theatre
Drinks reception and light buffet supper - Mead Gallery at the Arts Centre
Music by the Cut Loose Barbershop Group
Day 2 : Thursday 13th July
5K run - meet in the Piazza by the big TV screen
PHoCuS (primary healthcare scientists) group: breakfast meeting with coffee, tea, pastries and fruit
COFFEE BREAK including PHoCuS gathering over coffee (Room 0.12) and poster viewing (posters on display throughout the conference in the first floor foyers to the Lecture Theatre)
Distinguished papers session
Chairs: Kate O'Donnell and Jeremy Dale
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 for Outstanding New Researcher 2017 - Nathan Davies, University College London
Managing challenges and uncertainty in end of life care for people with dementia
SAPC AGM and latest developments
Plenary 2 - Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of RCGP
Chair: Helen Atherton
Sculpture walk - meet at the registration desk at 17:30
SAPC Ambassadors gathering in Room 0.12
Conference dinner at Wroxall Abbey Hotel and Estate - coaches will depart at 19:00 from the coach park near Bluebell Hall
Day 3 : Friday 14th July
Plenary 3 - Professor Louise Robinson, University of Newcastle
Dementia and research into practice; what a difference a decade makes!
Chair: Jeremy Dale
Chair: Joanne Reeve
Presentations of distinction: the highest scoring abstracts:
13:55 Dangerous ideas II: Throwing down a gauntlet - chaired by Bob McKinley
13:20 Prize giving
13:25 ASM 2018 presentation - Queen Mary University of London
Conference registration and sessions will take place in the Ramphal Building on the University of Warwick campus (download the map). The campus is 4 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.
Please book via Jayne in the Accommodation Reservations Office on firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone on 024 765 23338 - SAPC rooms are in Bluebell or James Martin Halls but these Halls cannot be guaranteed for bookings made after 3rd July.
Shortlist of hotels closest to campus.
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.
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.
Getting to the University by bus from local areas including Coventry Station
Links to information about places nearby
Bus information from the campus - ensure you have some change for the bus
Kenilworth is the closest to the campus
Earlsdon (in Coventry): website