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Bristol to host the Society for Academic Primary Care Annual Scientific Meeting (SAPC ASM) in 2024

Coloured houses by Bristol harbour with text SAPC ASM 2024, 3-5 July 2024, University of Bristol. Sustainable primary care: healthy systems, healthy people. SAPC Society for Academic Primary Care.

13 September 2023

The Society for Academic Primary Care’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) rotates around member institutions annually. The 2024 Conference will be hosted by the Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) at the University of Bristol and will be held in the Wills Memorial Building on 3-5 July.

The Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) is the primary organisation championing academic primary care in the UK.

The theme for the conference is ‘Sustainable Primary Care: healthy systems, healthy people’.

The conference is for anyone with an interest in primary care, including:

  • primary care researchers across a wide range of disciplines
  • primary care practitioners
  • people working in primary care teaching
  • commissioners and policy makers
  • patients and members of the public involved in primary care research.
  • Over 300 delegates from across the UK and beyond are expected to attend.

The 2024 conference is co-hosted by Dr Rachel Johnson and Dr Alyson Huntley, who said: “We are delighted to be hosting this important academic gathering of the primary care community. SAPC Bristol 2024 offers the opportunity to hear from top speakers, contribute to and discuss our theme of sustainable primary care, network with like-minded people, and enjoy the attractions of Bristol. We look forward to extending a warm welcome to our beautiful city.”

Professor Rupert Payne, co-chair of SAPC, said: “SAPC’s role is to provide a clear voice and strong presence for academic primary care. The ASM is the highlight of the academic primary care calendar in the UK. It provides a fantastic opportunity to show how academic primary care can improve practice and policy, and have a positive impact for patients. I am particularly excited to see the focus on sustainability, which is increasingly recognised as fundamental to the way health services are delivered. We are looking forward to joining the team in Bristol for our ASM in 2024.”

A Call for Abstracts will be issued in November. The deadline for abstract submissions is 1pm on 31 January.

Please hold the dates for the conference and the abstract submission deadline in your diaries and follow @capcbristol and @sapcacuk on X (#sapcasm) or sign up for the CAPC newsletter for further announcements.

See the conference advert.

Further information

About the Centre for Academic Primary Care

The Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) at the University of Bristol is a leading centre for primary care research in the UK, one of nine forming the NIHR School for Primary Care Research.

It sits within Bristol Medical School, an internationally recognised centre of excellence for population health research and teaching.

Follow on Twitter: @capcbristol

About the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)

The mission of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. We do this by:

· Funding high quality, timely research that benefits the NHS, public health and social care;

· Investing in world-class expertise, facilities and a skilled delivery workforce to translate discoveries into improved treatments and services;

· Partnering with patients, service users, carers and communities, improving the relevance, quality and impact of our research;

· Attracting, training and supporting the best researchers to tackle complex health and social care challenges;

· Collaborating with other public funders, charities and industry to help shape a cohesive and globally competitive research system;

· Funding applied global health research and training to meet the needs of the poorest people in low and middle income countries.

NIHR is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care. Its work in low and middle income countries is principally funded through UK Aid from the UK government.

The NIHR is the research partner of the NHS, public health and social care.

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