We are delighted to be hosting the 43rd annual conference of the Society for Academic Primary Care at the University of Edinburgh in July 2014. Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital but also a truly international city with a rich academic and medical heritage. The theme for our 2014 meeting is ‘Meeting Global Challenges’ and the conference will be an opportunity to explore the many diverse challenges facing primary care practitioners, researchers and educators in the UK and around the world. To lead us in this task, we have three internationally renowned keynote speakers, backed up by an academic programme designed to stimulate discussion and lively debate.
As part of the conference we are honoured to host the inaugural public Helen Lester Memorial Lecture.
The programme committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for workshops, oral presentations, ‘elevator pitches’ and dangerous ideas. Visit the programme page for details and the abstract submission page to submit your work.
Elevator pitches are a new concept for SAPC and we hope they will provide a dynamic way for new ideas and work in progress to be discussed. They challenge presenters to convey messages in a condensed form, and are a lively and fun way to share ideas.
Also new this year we will be welcoming Special Interest Group meetings into the body of the programme. No more bleary eyed breakfast meetings!
For those who submit your work on-line for presentation your work may be considered for one of thesebursaries and prizes:
* two prize plenary presentations – selected from the highest scoring abstracts
* the NAPCRG/SAPC travel award
* the education prize
* the early career prize
* prizes for the two best elevator pitches
Still undecided? Here are ten compelling reasons to join us in Edinburgh in July 2014:
- World-class presentations in primary care research and education
- Stimulating keynote speakers focusing on ‘Meeting Global Challenges’ through academic primary care
- Even more dangerous ideas
- Fast moving themed elevator pitch sessions.
- Central Edinburgh location in the George Square area of the University of Edinburgh, a few minutes’ walk from the Royal Mile and Princes Street.
- High quality accommodation close by, easily accessed by rail, air (Edinburgh airport) and road, and fabulous restaurants to enjoy after the drinks reception.
- Fun optional social activities including open top bus tour, sporting activities on the Meadows, private art gallery viewing.
- Drinks reception and whiskey tasting at Playfair Library
- Conference dinner and ceilidh at Dynamic Earth opposite the Scottish Parliament.
- Great opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues
All in all, a great opportunity to spend a stimulating few days with your friends and colleagues in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. We look forward to welcoming you in July 2014.
Karen Fairhurst & David Weller