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At this free event, gain insights into the latest cutting-edge research from a range of clinical and non-clinical scientists in the University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

Each talk will provide clear and relevant take-away messages for General Practitioners to implement in practice. Q&A sessions throughout the programme provide ample opportunity to quiz speakers on your own challenges. Talks cover the following themes:

  • Infection
  • Lifestyle
  • Patients and pratices
  • Health technology
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Horizons and what to expect in the future.

Registration opens 09:30 with the programme commencing from 10:00. The programme will conclude at 17:10 with an informal drinks reception until 6pm.

Refreshments and lunch are provided free of charge. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided for all attendees. 

The Oxford Hotel is conveniently located just inside the ring-road, free parking is available on-site.

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Themed Sessions:


Post-infectious cough and pertussis
Dr Kay Wang, GP and Academic Clinical Lecturer 

CRP and point-of-care testing
Dr Ann Van den Bruel, GP and Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Uncomplicated urinary tract infection in primary care
Professor Chris Butler, GP and Professor of Primary Care

Infection Q&A

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Patients and practices

From the patient's point-of-view -
Dr Louise Locock, Associate Professor & Director of Applied Research, Health Experiences Research Group

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Getting more research in practice and more practices into research
Dr Nick Thomas, Primary Care Clinical Lead, NIHR Clinical Research Network: Thames Valley and South Midlands

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Behavioural interventions to help people give up smoking
Professor Paul Aveyard, GP and Professor of Behavioural Medicine

Treating obesity in primary care
Professor Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health 

Lifestyle Q&A

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Health technology

New research in telephone triage
Dr Tim Holt, GP and Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Email for consulting with patients – concern or opportunity?
Dr Helen Atherton, NIHR School for Primary Care Research Fellow

Consultations by Skype: Is this the future of general practice or another manifestation of the inverse care law?
Professor Trish Greenhalgh, GP and Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences

Health technology Q&A

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Cardiovascular disease

What will blood pressure management be like in 2020?
Professor Richard McManus, GP and Professor of Primary Care

Detection and management of hypertension in pregnancy
Dr Katherine Tucker, Senior Researcher


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Rapid diagnostic tests
Dr Annette Plüddemann, Director Diagnostic Horizon Scan Programme

Point-of-care tests in airways disease
Dr Helen Ashdown, GP and NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow

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