Read a summary of feedback from delegates here.
We were truly Celebrating Difference at this year's conference. Of course we had our usual showcase of breaking news in the world of primary care research and teaching.
But there was also a number of changes. The Conference was hosted by the SAPC Exec and we wanted to use this opportunity to try out some new ideas. First and foremost, these were intended to enhance both the scholarship at the meeting, and people's enjoyment of the conference. But also to highlight the core elements that make our discipline distinct and so to shape the future direction for academic primary care and SAPC.
Thank you for the feedback you have already sent before and during the Conference. Please do complete the evaluation form. And keep sending us any other thoughts. Email us, or perhaps send us a message on Facebook or via Twitter (@sapcacuk)
Celebrating the differences at this year's conference...
- New networking opportunities: a joint conference with the RCGP offered unique opportunities to mingle and speak with the people involved in front-line practice.
- Sparking new ideas: with the introduction of an Innovations and Ideas abstract format as well as the Dangerous Ideas Soapbox
- Focusing on making a difference: a redesigned abstract form with an extended word count allowed you to both establish the trustworthiness/credibility of your work and describe its meaning/utility. (With revised abstract review criteria to reflect the changes)
- Asking the bigger questions: with themed parallel sessions which shone a light on the bigger questions for primary health care and the academic discipline. (What does quality in person-centred primary health care look like? How does primary health care 'do things differently'?)
- Our new Dangerous Ideas Soapbox: seven speakers tried to convince you why their dangerous ideas matter and need to be heard
- Our biggest array of Special Interest Group meetings to date
- Key note speakers from practice (Iona Heath from the RCGP), policy (Anna Dixon from the Kings Fund) and the public (Esther Rantzen, TV campaigner and journalist)
- Extending the creative conversations from within our discipline with a wider community interested in primary health care: through taking a creative look at how we communicate using Twitter (@sapcacuk), Facebook, the media, and the academic press (PHCRD)
Commenting is available to registered SAPC members only. Please log in to use this facility.