SAPC ASM 2022 - UCLan

50th Annual Scientific Meeting

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

Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th July 2022

Abstract submission is open

Submission deadline: Monday 14th February 2022

Registration will open soon - view the fees

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




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Day 1 : Monday 4th July


HODs and HOTs meetings with arrival coffee at 10:30 and lunch 12:30


Special Interest Group meetings for one hour in sessions starting at 12:00, 13:15, 14:30, 15:45 

SIGs planning to hold a meeting (time slots tbc):

  • Quality and safety improvement in primary care
  • Physical activity/Exercise as medicine
  • Digital technology
  • PPIE
  • Cancer
  • Behaviour change
  • Mental health
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Compassion
  • Education research
  • Cardiovascular
  • Women.s health

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 session 1


LUNCH and poster viewing 


Parallel session 2


Tea and poster viewing


Parallel session 3


Conference dinner with pre-dinner drinks

Day 3 : Wednesday 6th July


Parallel session 4


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 session 5


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. 

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

Hotel and student accommodation will be available to book here soon.

Conference team