SAPC ASM 2020 - Leeds

49th annual scientific meeting

15-17 July 2020 at University of Leeds

Living & dying well, 49th Annual Scientific meeting of SAPC 15-17th July 2020, University of Leeds

Earlybird registration deadline 8th May

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"
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Day 1 : Wednesday 15th July


HODs and HOTs meetings part 2 (part 1 on Tuesday 14th July 15:30 til 17:30)


Special interest groups


Conference sessions


7th Helen Lester Memorial Lecture


Drinks reception at Leeds Art Gallery - dine out afterwards at a restaurant of your choice

Day 2 : Thursday 16th July


PHoCuS breakfast meeting - Primary Healthcare Scientists


Conference sessions


Conference dinner at the Refectory on campus

Day 3 : Friday 17th July


Conference sessions


Workshops (tbc)

Day 4 : Saturday 18th July


Parkrun, Woodhouse Moor


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