SAPC ASM 2022 - UCLan

50th Annual Scientific Meeting

4th to 6th July 2022 at University of Central Lancashire

Celebrate the 50th Annual Scientific Meeting of the SAPC with us!

Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th July 2022

Submission deadline: was Monday 14th February 2022 Abstract submission information

Registration is open

Book a free place at the 8th Helen Lester Memorial Lecture (public lecture) on Monday 4th July at 17.30 at UCLan

ePoster format info for poster presenters

Venue and accommodation information can be found here

Theme: Recovery and Innovation

We look forward to welcoming you in person to SAPC's 50th Annual Scientific Meeting.

The dates for the SAPC ASM 2022 have been chosen carefully to avoid a direct clash with the ASME conference (6th-8th July) and WONCA Europe in London (28th June - 1st July).  

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) campus in Preston in 2022. Obviously subject to risk assessment, we are hoping to see everyone in person and there is so much to look forward to. 

This will be a special celebratory event, the 50th SAPC conference.  In addition to this special occasion and we are delighted that we are collaborating with ASME to organise a joint session between the two conferences on the morning of Wednesday 6th July.

The themes for the conference will focus on recovery and Innovation. 

Like life generally, research and education as we know it, has had to take a back seat over the last year but the response to the crisis has highlighted the tremendous resilience and ability to innovate (rather like the virtual conference this year) and we hope to capture examples of these at the conference. 

UCLan is unique in not only in having a medical and dental school but also school of ophthalmology, pharmacy, nursing  and soon a veterinary school along with a track record  of strong links with primary and social  care. 

We hope to provide a learning event fit for the occasion and opportunity to have some fun!

Donations to charity and helping 

At previous ASMs we have encouraged donations to charity and we would like to continue this at ASM 2022.  Please consider giving to your favourite charity or local charities/organisations that support those with learning disabilities, health inequalities and the homeless.  Homeless Aid operates in the North West. More details of other organisations will be added shortly.

In addition if you wish to support tree planting and re-forestation in the UK please visit the Woodland Trust or Trees for Cities.  Or click here for worldwide projects.  If you wish to know more about what you can do to be greener in your practice visit the Greener Practice website.


Umesh Chauhan

SAPC ASM 2022 Chair




STAYING ALIVE! The needs of people with learning disabilities towards the end of life: Why researching together is better (and how you can do it)
Diabetes, Covid and recovery
Undergraduate GP educational research: So what?
Today’s doctor is a generalist: opportunities and challenges for academic practice
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Day 1 : Monday 4th July


Head of Departments, HODs 11:00-15:30

Heads of Teaching, HOTs 10:30-12:30 and 14:00-17:00 (Education research SIG Tuesday 14:00)

Mackenzie Group 14:00-15:30


SIG meetings – please see the SIG’s page for details of contacts 

SIG session 1

  • Cardiovascular – Chris Clark
  • Palliative care – Sarah Mitchell
  • Sexual and reproductive health – Richard Ma
  • Women’s health – Sharon Dixon/Sarah Hillman


SIG session 2

  • PPI – Rebecca Morris
  • Quality and safety improvement in primary care – Peter Edwards/Ian Bennett-Britton

SIG session 3

  • Prescribing and medication optimisation - Ian Maidment/Rupert Payne
  • Digital technology – Helen Atherton
  • Learning disabilities and autism – Umesh Chauhan
  • Mental health – Katrina Turner/Carolyn Chew-Graham
  • Physical activity/Exercise as medicine – Emma Healey

8th Helen Lester Memorial Lecture: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne and Richard Keagan-Bull, St George's University London


Drinks reception

Day 2 : Tuesday 5th July


PHoCuS meeting (primary healthcare scientists) with coffee and pastries


Opening and welcome session

Plenary 1: Prof Kamlesh Khunti, Leicester


Most Distinguished Papers from AAAPC (Australisia) and NAPCRG (USA)


Coffee and poster viewing


Parallel 1

1A Postgraduate Education 1

1B Antiobiotics and Infections

1C Listening to the Workforce

1D Prevention and Risk 1

1E Service Innovation

1F Workshop


LUNCH and poster viewing 


Parallel 2

2A Digital Impact

2B Inequalities 1

2C Consultations and Workforce

2D Long Term Conditions 1

2E Recovery and Innovation (including creative pieces)

2F Workshop

2G Education Research workshop


Tea and poster viewing


Parallel 3

3A Postgraduate Education 2

3B Safer Prescribing

3C Prevention and Risk 2

3D Research Methods

3E Priorities in Women's health

3F Workshop


Conference dinner with pre-dinner drinks

Day 3 : Wednesday 6th July


Parallel 4

4A Undergraduate education: innovating for the next generation

4B Cancer

4C Inequalities 2

4D Long Term Conditions 2

4E Service Innovation 1

4F Workshop


Coffee and poster viewing


11:00 SAPC celebrates 50 years of annual conferences

11:10 Joint session with ASME from Aberdeen

Plenary 2: Hugh Alberti and Joanne Reeve


12:40-13:10 SAPC update and AGM




Parallel 5

5A Inequalities 3

5B Consultations and Workforce 2

5C Long Term Conditions 3

5D Quality in Prescribing

5E Service Innovation 2

5F Workshop


Tea and poster viewing


SAPC/RCGP awards for outstanding early career researcher:

  • Academic GP
  • PHoCuS

SAPC Doctoral prize presentation

RCGP/SAPC Elective prize presentation



Closing remarks

ASM 2023


University of Central Lancashire

Registration will take place in the Harrington Building on UCLan's Preston Campus. 

View SAPC ASM 2022 venues in Google Maps

Visit the Preston Campus page and keep scrolling down for "How to find us"

Recommended taxis: Miller tel: 01772 884000

Hotel and student accommodation - click here

In and around Preston

Food and drink

Preston - links to city centre maps (note the Harris Museum is closed for a number of years for refurbishment)

Visit Preston

Social Events

Drinks reception Monday 4th July (18.30-20.00) at the Student Centre, University Square, Preston

Conference dinner Tuesday 5th July (19.30-midnight) at The Ivory Tower, Corn Market Building, Preston

Conference team