SAPC ASM 2020 - cancelled due to pandemic

15-17 July 2020 at University of Leeds

Publication of submitted abstracts

Abstract book pdf 

Abstracts on-line

  • Presenter index (including Twitter handle if submitted) can be found towards the back of the abstract book pdf
  • Abstracts have been grouped by topics shown in the list below
  • Abstract numbers are made up of the letter prefix for the topic followed by a number

DOI reference: 10.37361/asm.2020.1.1


Copyright belongs to the authors of the individual abstracts under the creative commons licence


Conference week in July - Twitter-fest @sapcacuk #sapcasm

ASM 2020 – Abstract book publication and Twitter-fest celebration of work

This week would have been the Annual Scientific Meeting at the University of Leeds.  We are celebrating and marking the week by launching the book of abstracts on-line and holding a Twitter-fest to tweet and retweet work by authors and Special Interest Groups.  Would-be presenting authors will be tweeting about their work and some might take the plunge and create a short video presentation of their talk.  Please join in if you wish including @sapcacuk #sapcasm so that we can retweet your posts.

On Wednesday 15th July (what would have been the first day of the conference) we will be asking where you are instead of at the SAPC ASM 2020 #whereareyounow – please join in and Tweet a photo if you wish.

Apologies to those who are not on Twitter but if you wish you can still view the conversation.

Thank you to the authors listed below who recorded short presentations which were retweeted in the Twitter-fest:

Aarti Bansal (abstract J.2) 

How can we optimise medical education to support the development of person-centred values, beliefs and attitudes?  

Short presentation

Laura Emery J.9 

Has the Bawa-Garba case had an effect on trainee engagement with reflective learning? 

Short presentation

Liza Kirtchuk J.13

The Medical School as Multiple Communities of Practice: analysis of a longitudinal GP placement  

Short presentation 

George Peat  U.19

The barriers to stopping inappropriate medicines (deprescribing): A patient and supporting peer perspective 

Short presentation

Kirsten Smith J.30

Empathico - The Development of an Intervention to train Primary Care Practitioners in Empathy and Optimism 

Short presentation 

Best wishes,

Suzanne Richards and Richard Neal

Conference Chair and Scientific Programme Chair




We're sorry that the SAPC ASM 2020 has been cancelled

20th March 2020

Dear Colleagues 

We regret to inform you that we have taken the difficult decision of cancelling the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting due to be held 15th -17th July in Leeds. Although we do not yet know if government restrictions will still be in place in July, we anticipate that our primary care community will still be facing significant challenges within the workplace that they will need to prioritise.

Anyone who has already registered will be contacted by our office to organise a refund for conference attendance and advise you of how to cancel university accommodation.  

Finally, we have received approximately 300 submissions for workshops and presentations. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to prepare and submit these. We are publsihing the abstracts on the SAPC website in July. 

We do hope you understand our decision has not been taken lightly. We are reliant on the support of our Society Members at this difficult time. Please take the very best of care for yourselves while COVID-19 runs its course.

With best wishes

Carolyn Chew-Graham (Chair of SAPC),

Sue Richards (Chair of Leeds Organising Committee)

Richard Neal (Chair of Leeds Scientific Committee)

Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms can be found on the website.

Abstract submission has now closed (deadline 16th February) - submitters will be notified of the Scientific Programme Committee's decision by the end of April

Hosted by Leeds Institute of Health Sciences @AU_PrimaryCare

Conference chair: Professor Sue Richards

Scientific Programme chair: Professor Richard Neal

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Call for abstracts - for information only submission is now closed 

Host team

The Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds is delighted to be hosting the 49th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC)

We are planning a baby friendly conference.

While you're here discover the City by following the Owl Trail.

Programme and theme

This annual conference showcases the latest research and education in academic primary care from the UK and around the world in keynote presentations, parallel sessions of verbal presentations and workshops and will also feature a creative arts stream.

Our conference theme of ‘Living and Dying Well’ is a celebration of the central role of primary care in maximising wellness for people across their life course. We particularly welcome submissions that map closely to this theme. However, submissions are welcome on any topic relating to research and educational activities in primary care both in the UK and internationally. Please note that we have taken a decision NOT to have any paper posters. We have done this after undertaking some market research. Instead we are welcoming both long (10 min plus 5 min Q&A) and short (3 min plus 2 min Q&A) oral presentations. The programme has been carefully planned, however, to ensure that there will be the same number of total presentation slots at this year’s meeting as there have been in the past.



Weds 15th July 13:00 "The tension between needing to improve care and knowing how to do it"
Weds 15th July 17:30 7th Helen Lester Memorial Lecture "Life's hard and then you die: End of life priorities within the homeless population"
Thurs 16th July 09:00 "Living Well: is primary prevention practical and desirable in general practice?"
Thurs 16th July 16:30 "parkrun: health and happiness for everyone"
Fri 17th July 12:00 "End of life care: bridging the evidence-policy gap"
Showing : |


Day 1 : Wednesday 15th July


Twitter-fest @sapcacuk #sapcasm

Day 2 : Thursday 16th July


Twitter-fest @sapcacuk #sapcasm

Day 3 : Friday 17th July


Twitter-fest @sapcacuk #sapcasm


Zoom meeting - SAPC Prescribing and Medication Optimisation SIG - must sign up in advance



University of Leeds

Conference venue

Conference venues on Google maps

Travelling to the University of Leeds  The University is 20 minutes walk from the station

The conference will take place in the Medical Training Centre, Worsley Building Hall, Clarendon Way, Leeds LS2 9LH

Registration will take place in the Airport Lounge, level 7 of the Medical Training Centre in the Worsley Building, 


Rooms have been reserved at Storm Jameson Court the flagship campus accommodation with en-suite bedrooms right at the heart of the campus and at the Radisson Blu City Centre.

How to book SAPC conference accommodation

Owls, art and tours on campus and in the City

Must see pieces of art on campus

Discover Leeds' Owl Trail



Conference team

Conference social events

Wed 15 Jul - 18:30 to 20:00
Dress code:
Please dress as you wish
Thu 16 Jul - 19:30 to 23:45
Dress code:
Smart casual