SAPC ASM 2024 - Bristol

52nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Bristol 3-5 July 2024

3 - 5 July 2024 at Wills Memorial Building

Sustainable Primary Care: healthy systems, healthy people


Abstract submission deadline: 12:00 on Monday 19th February 2024

To submit a workshop or creative enquiry piece please complete the forms available in the Call for Abstracts

Word count: up to 450 words excluding title and authors

Registration is open:

For 2024, we have introduced a discounted Patient & Public Involvement ticket fee. There are also a limited number of PPI bursaries and SAPC bursaries available. Please see eligibility details for the bursaries here


We are delighted to announce our plenary speakers for SAPC 2024.  

The Helen Lester Memorial lecture will be delivered by Dr Caroline Mitchell.  

Caroline leads a research group ' Primary Care of Under-served populations' which develops and tests healthcare interventions for people living in the most socioeconomically deprived communities, from ethnic minority populations or people with complex needs. Since 2016 Caroline has worked with 'Deep End’ Sheffield Cluster Research Network, the Deep End PPI group, their practitioners, and community groups. 


Our opening plenary will be delivered by Professor Frances Mair and Professor Victor Montori.  

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Frances Mair is the Norie Miller Professor of General Practice, Head of General Practice and Primary Care, at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on optimising the care of people with chronic illness and multiple long term health conditions. Her work considers the wider socioeconomic environment and social contexts in which people live and the importance of understanding implementation issues to help bridge the translational gap between research and clinical practice.  Frances is in the top 1% of researchers with most cited papers in social sciences worldwide in the last decade.

Victor M. Montori MD, who will be joining us online is the Robert H. and Susan M. Rewoldt Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. An endocrinologist, health services researcher, and care activist, Dr. Montori is the author of more than 750 peer-reviewed publications and is among the most cited researchers in clinical medicine and in social science. He is a recognized expert in evidence-based medicine, shared decision making, and minimally disruptive medicine. He works in Rochester, Minnesota, at Mayo Clinic's KER Unit, to advance person-centered care for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions. He is the author of the book Why We Revolt, and is leading a movement, a Patient Revolution, for Careful and Kind Care for all. He is also in the top 1% of researchers with most cited papers in social sciences worldwide in the last decade.


Our third plenary speaker will be Dr Charlotte Blease.  

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Dr Charlotte Blease is a philosopher and interdisciplinary health researcher. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University, Sweden and Research Affiliate at Digital Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. Charlotte has a diverse publication portfolio of more than 120 journal articles across digital health, evolutionary psychology, health psychology, philosophy, and ethics. She is currently writing a book on AI and the psychology of the medical appointment.  

On the final day we will have a panel discussion around our conference theme.  


Social programme  

We are excited to announce our social programme. You are invited to our opening drinks and canapes at the Royal West of England Academy to catch up with colleagues and to enjoy the world class art on display.