Forthcoming events 

SPCR Trainees Event
18-19 September, Manchester
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RCGP 2024 Annual Conference
3-4 October, Liverpool

International Conference on Domestic and Sexual Violence 
7-8 November, Tokyo

Health Innovation West of England Conference 2024
13 November, Bristol

NAPCRG 52nd Annual Meeting
20-24 November, Quebec

Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) Annual Scientific Meeting 2025
8-10 July 2025, Cardiff
Abstract deadline: 31 January 2025

CAPC Lunch-time webinar series: Innovation and Impact in primary care research

Past events 2024  

Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) Annual Scientific Meeting 2024
3-5 July, University of Bristol

Paramedics in general practice - Implementation guidance from the READY study
27 June, 10:00-15:00, Birmingham (Postponed - new date to be confirmed)

10th Helen Lester Memorial Lecture
3 July, 17:30-18:15, Wills Memorial Building, BS8 1QE

Architecture of Pharmacies: Counter Culture
29 May–7 June, London

Developing Dermatology Research Together
25 April, 14:00-16:00, Engine Shed, BS1 6QH

Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice (HSRPP) Conference
25-26 April 
Abstract submission now open. 

BNSSG ICB Research Showcase seminar - Inclusive Research
29 April, 15:00-16:00, Online

Primary Care Mental Health Research Conference
15 May, Keele University
Calls for abstracts soon 

BJGP Research & Publishing Conference
22 March, London

Cancer and domestic abuse: a toolkit for professionals’ launch
26 March, 11:00-12:00, Online

Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) South West Regional Conference 2024
14-15 March, Cardiff University 

TEDx - Breaking Taboos: Perimenopause & Digital Diagnosis (Dr. Yvette Pyne)
16 March, 18:00-22:30, Dareshack, BS1 2BD  

Masterclass: What to do when things go wrong in research
7 March, 14:00-15:00, Online

BNSSG ICB Research Showcase - General Practice Delivery
4 March, 12:00-13:00, Online

Sharing Health Information: Your Data, Your Choice
Opportunity to shape the way health data is shared and used in the NHS.
15 February, 13:00-15:00, Online

Palliative and End of Life Care Research Meeting
20 February 2024, 10:00-12:00, via Zoom

Sharing Health Information: Your Data, Your Choice
Opportunity to shape the way health data is shared and used in the NHS.
8 February, 13:00-15:00
Venue TBA

SPCR Masterclass: What to do when things go wrong
14 February 2024, 12:30-14:00, via Zoom

Call for papers: 8th International Meeting on Conversation Analysis & Clinical Encounters (CA&CE)
Deadline: midday 19 January

CAPC Writing Retreat
11 January 2024, 09:00-16:30
Room to be comfirmed.

Past events 2023 

Making change happen in primary care - the story of IRIS: An intervention to improve the identification and referral of patients affected by domestic violence and abuse, from clinical trial to national programme
29 November 2023, 12:00-13:00, via Zoom

Research in Emergency Care, Avon Collaborative Hub (REACH) Research Showcase 2023
1 November 2023, 9:00 am at the Bristol Beacon
More information and registration coming soon

What are the UK’s Long-Term Health and Care Needs?
15 November 2023, 12:00-13:15, at the Watershed

North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting 2023
30 October-3 November 2023, San Francisco

NIHR SPCR Annual Trainees' Event 2023
13-14 September 2023 

What is eczema really? A joint academic and public engagement event for Eczema Awareness Week
14 September 2023
Find out about the latest eczema research with a panel discussion (3-5pm) in the Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, followed by an opportunity to view the 'Colouring Adult Eczema' Sculpture in the Atrium of the Bristol Heart Institute, Terrell Street, Bristol BS2 8ED.
Register at: 

GP Journal Club - Twitter chat at #gpjc
17 September, 19:00 (BST)
Topic: Sleep restriction therapy in primary care. Co-chair: Dr Samuel Finnikin, University of Birming

NIHR SPCR Research Showcase 2023
18 September 2023

Masterclass on Gender-Based Violence
6 September 2023, 10am-4pm
Room G.06, Fry Building, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG
NB: Just 10 places available so please book early

Preventing and Reducing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Seminar/Webinar (hybrid)
5 September 2023, 14:00-15:00
Canynge Hall, LG.08, or via Zoom
Dr Leesa Hooker, Dr Jess Ison and Dr Elena Wilson (La Trobe University) will present on their diverse research fields including transforming health systems, sexual violence prevention and the public health and gender-based violence implications of climate change. Please email if you would like to get a calendar invite with the zoom link.

S‌‌ociety for Academic Primary Care Annual Scientific Meeting 2023: 51st Annual Scientific Meeting
Call for Abstracts open. Deadline: 17:00, 28 February 2023
18-20 July 2023, Brighton

Webinar: Managing primary care 'same day' demand: workforce opportunities
12 June 2023, 12:30-13:30, via Zoom
Contributors: Dr Matthew Booker (University of Bristol), Dr Helen Baxter (NIHR ARC West), and Professor Sarah Voss, Dr Nicola Walsh and Dr Zoe Anchors (UWE).

Webinar: Enhancing communication between clinicians and seriously ill patients: from research to pedagogy to practice
With Prof James A. Tulsky, Harvard Medical School
8 June 2023, 2-3pm BST (9-10am EDT)
All welcome.
Join on Zoom:

Primary Care Mental Health Research Conference 2023
16 May 2023, Engineers' House, Bristol BS8
Submit an abstract (deadline 5pm, 3 March 2023)
Register to attend (deadline 5pm, 31 March 2023). Delegate fee: £50.‌‌

Good Grief Weston - A Festival of Love and Loss
1-8 May 2023, Various venues across Weston-super-Mare
See the programme.

Professor Andrew Blythe Inaugural Lecture: Teaching and Assessing Tomorrow's Doctors
2 May 2023, 5.45-7.30pm, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol

Community engagement in health research: menopause and more
19 April 2023, 13:00-14:00, via Zoom
Contributors: Dr Julie Clayton (Bristol Medical School); Ms Zahra Kosar (Bristol Somali Resource Centre); Dr Yvette Pyne (University of Bristol) and Dr Jo Burgin (University of Bristol)

Yvette Pyne and Jo Burgin will also be hosting an in-person event for clinicians who diagnose and manage menopause to launch perimenopause resources for Bristol’s underserved communities at 19:30 on Wednesday 19 April, at Canynge Hall, University of Bristol. If you are interested in attending, please email: or 

NIHR GP Academic Clinical Fellows Annual Conference 2023
18-19 April 2023, Edge Hill University
Abstract deadline: 13 February 2023

Centre for Academic Primary Care Festival of Teaching
For GP teachers and GPs interested in becoming teaching practices
Tuesday, 18 April 2023
Email: to reserve a place.

Professor Matthew Ridd Inaugural Lecture: Why (Teaching and Tesearch) in Primary Care Matters
13 April 2023, 6.15-7.15pm, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol

British Journal of General Practice Research Conference 2023
31 March 2023, RCGP, London

Good Grief Mini-Fest: Finding hope & meaning in grief
24-25 March 2023, Online and in-person events

South West Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) Conference
16-17 March 2023, Birmingham. Deadline for abstracts: 11am, Friday 20 January

GP Journal Club - Twitter chat at #gpjc
5 March 2023, 19:00-20:00 (GMT)
Video consultations in primary care. Co-chair: Dr Richard Darnton

BNSSG ICB Research Showcase: EDI Seminar
3 March 2023, 11am-12pm (online)

Supporting Nursing Research in Primary Care
24 February 2023, 10:00-15:00, Keele University

GP Journal Club - Twitter chat at #gpjc
12 February 2023, 19:00-20:00 (GMT)
NICE Depression Guidance - what's new? Co-chair: Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham

NIHR CRN Research Site Initiative Event 2023
9 February, 9.30am-3.30pm, BAWA Centre (BAWA Healthcare and Leisure), Filton (Matthew Ridd and Alastair Hay presenting)

GP Journal Club - Twitter chat at #gpjc
22 January, 19:00 (GMT)
Topic: Effectiveness of mRNA-1273, BNT162b2, and BBIBP-CorV vaccines against infection and mortality in children in Argentina
Co-chair: Professor Azeem Majeed, Imperial College London

NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) – Primary Care Skin and Allergy Research Workshop (with Matthew Ridd)
10am-3.30pm, 20 January, British Association of Dermatologists, London

How do we prevent gender-based violence?
17 January, 6.30pm. Facebook Live with Dr Nathan Eisenstadt. Organised by Somerset & Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS)‌‌

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