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The University of Oxford are delighted to be hosting the next annual South West regional conference of the Society for Academic Primary Care. This year's conference brings together the latest primary care research from across the region, with over 70 talks and a poster exhibition.

Download the conference programme (.pdf)

Speaker guidelines:

  • Oral presentations: 10 minutes presentation time, five minutes for questions.
  • Elevator pitches: Three minutes presentation time, two minutes for questions.
  • Posters: A0 portrait.
Helen Stokes-Lampard

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard
Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners; Academic Head of Community Based Medicine, University of Birmingham. 

Helen Stokes-Lampard is Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the UK’s largest medical Royal College, representing over 52,000 family doctors across the UK.  The Chair shapes policy and leads the strategy of the College, working with politicians, policy makers and the media to ensure that the ‘voice’ of general practice and GPs is understood and represented. Helen was previously RCGP Honorary Treasurer (2012-16), the first female to hold this position.  As Honorary Treasurer she had responsibility for all matters related to the College finances and assets including premises, IT and human resources.

She is a part-time GP partner at The Cloisters Medical Practice in Lichfield, Staffordshire, a friendly, dynamic group practice which she joined in 2002, having just completed her academic GP training in inner city Birmingham and at the Medical School in Birmingham University. Prior to training as a GP, Helen worked in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for several years and this experience shaped her clinical and academic aspirations.  She was a personal mentor for doctors in difficulty in the Midlands until 2016, a scheme supported by the West Midlands Deanery and RCGP Midland Faculty.

Helen was the Head of Primary Care Teaching (undergraduate) in the Medical School of the University of Birmingham until becoming RCGP Chair.

Her diverse research interests have spanned gynaecological cancer screening, all aspects of women's health, epidemiology and data linkage studies.  The subject of her PhD was 'Variation in NHS Utilisation of Vault Cytology Tests in Women post-hysterectomy'. She was Clinical Director of the accredited Primary Care Trials Unit at Birmingham until July 2012 when she resigned to allow her time to concentrate on her RCGP roles.  She was also Head of the dynamic Academic GP Trainees programme at Birmingham (including MOD, NIHR and locally funded academic GP trainees).  She ran an MSc module in Community Gynaecology and taught communication skills and ethics.

She is naturally enthusiastic and dynamic with a sense of humour and plenty of pragmatism.

Twitter: @HelenStokesLam

PeterHorby

Professor Peter Horby
Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.

Peter is a public health physician and clinical academic who trained in adult medicine, infectious diseases and public health in the UK and Australia.

He previously held positions as International Research Fellow at the National Centre for Immunisation Research in Sydney; Consultant Epidemiologist with the UK Health Protection Agency; and Head of the Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response in the Vietnam WHO Country Office. In early 2006 Peter established a Clinical Research Unit at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Hanoi, Vietnam and was the Unit Director until October 2011. Between 2011 and 2014 he split his time between research activities in Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Singapore. In August 2014 Peter returned to the UK where he has established the Epidemic Diseases Research Group at the Centre for Tropical Medicine in Oxford.

He has worked extensively in resource constrained settings and has led research on a wide range of emerging and epidemic infections, including variant CJD, SARS, H5N1, H7N9, dengue, rabies, cholera, measles, rubella, Streptococcus suis, Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, and Ebola.

SueZiebland

Professor Sue Ziebland
Professor of Medical Sociology, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford.

Sue Ziebland is Professor of Medical Sociology and director of the Health Experiences Research Group, based in the Nuffield Department of Primary Health Care. She is also a  senior research fellow at Green Templeton College and  in 2013 she was appointed as an NIHR Senior Investigator 

Sue’s background is in medical sociology, with increasing focus on qualitative research approaches. Sue has worked as a researcher in the academic, NHS and voluntary sectors and has published over 150 papers and chapters in social science and health publications. Sue was invited (by Ann McPherson) to be involved in the DIPEx (now Healthtalk ) project I n 1999 when it was still at the kitchen table stage. She spent a considerable (and perhaps not surprising) amount of 1999 getting the projects through a national research ethics committee and has worked closely with colleagues in HERG and in the DIPEx charity to develop the methods used in the projects and raise funding for the projects. Healthtalk has been emulated worldwide within the DIPEx International Collaboration, which currently includes Japan, Korea, Australia, Norway, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Canada, Israel and USA.

Sue’s current research interests include how the internet is changing health care, through access to health information, through the opportunity to comment on services and how the web is  changing patients relationships with health professionals, including how they consult with GPs. International work includes a comparative narrative interview study of help seeking and health system response in Sweden, Denmark and England and projects with the DIPEx International Collaboration.

Sue tweets as @sueziebland

This year's meeting takes place at the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre (view on map).

Conference accommodation is situated in New College (pictured above), Holywell Street, Oxford, OX1 3BN (view on map).

New College is one of Oxford's oldest and best-known Colleges. Situated in the heart of the city of Oxford, it was founded in 1379 for the education of priests and is now one of Oxford's largest colleges.

Useful documents:

Location of New College in Oxford (.pdf)
Map of New College grounds (.pdf)
New College welcome guide (.pdf)

Parking

Please note that there is limited parking in Oxford, with no parking at the conference venue or New College. 

There are 5 Park and Ride Schemes operating from the outskirts of the city:

  • Pear Tree, on the A44 Woodstock-Oxford Road
  • Redbridge, off Abingdon Road, two miles south of the city centre
  • Seacourt, on Botley Road, one and half miles west
  • Thornhill, next to Nielsen's on the A40 approach to Oxford, three miles east
  • Water Eaton, north of Oxford on the A4260 approach to Oxford.  The MSTC is 20 minutes' walk from the railway station

There are also express coach services that run between Oxford and London (1 - 1 1/2 hours) and Oxford is conveniently reached from Heathrow Airport (1 1/4 hours) and Gatwick Airport (2 hours) by frequent coach services. 

Event Package

1. Standard full conference registration

The registration fee will automatically be added to your basket. 

Accommodation is available at New College Oxford, and can be added to your basket during the booking process if required.

2. Student full conference registration

The registration fee will automatically be added to your basket. 

Accommodation is available at New College Oxford, and can be added to your basket during the booking process if required.

3. Standard day delegate registration

Please add the registration fee for the day you would like to attend to your basket. 

Accommodation is available at New College Oxford, and can be added to your basket during the booking process if required, along with the evening activities (including pre-dinner drinks and dinner) if you would like to attend.

4. Student day delegate registration

Please add the registration fee for the day you would like to attend to your basket. 

Accommodation is available at New College Oxford, and can be added to your basket during the booking process if required, along with the evening activities (including pre-dinner drinks and dinner) if you would like to attend

How to register

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  1. Pick a delegate option e.g. Full conference or day delegate
  2. Add your personal details e.g. name, address etc.
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  8. You now need to raise a purchase order for the items you are ordering and send the full details to swsapc@phc.ox.ac.uk
  9. We will then pass your purchase order onto our finance team to process.  Once we have received your payment we will then confirm your booking.  You will receive a confirmation email with your booking details.
Helen Ashdown Conference chair:
Dr Helen Ashdown,
Clinical Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. 
Chris Butler Professor Chris Butler,
Professor of Primary Care, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford.
Susan Jebb

Professor Susan Jebb, 
Professor of Diet and Population Health, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford.

David McCartney Dr David McCartney
Academic Clinical Fellow, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. 
Sarah Morrish Sarah Morrish
Personal Assistant to Professor Susan Jebb and Professor Paul Aveyard, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. 
Dan Richards-Doran Dan Richards-Doran
Communications Manager, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. 
James Sheppard

Dr James Sheppard,
MRC Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. 

Tour of Oxford

Why not sign up to our Hidden Oxford tour with your personal guide, Felicity Tholstrup, who will show you Oxford’s famous buildings and let you in on the city’s secrets. 

Felicity will take you on a tour starting at beautiful New College, walking you to the impressive Radcliffe Square or ‘piazza literaria’ which is where John Radcliffe chose for his library so it lay at the heart of the University. 

Here you will find out about some of Oxford’s most historic buildings including the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, the University teaching schools, the University library (the Bodleian), the University’s ceremonial space (the Sheldonian Theatre) and the University Printing House as well as some of Oxford’s oldest colleges. 

From there you will head to Turl Street and then back to New College in time for pre-dinner drinks and the banquet dinner.

How to register:

Please e-mail sarah.morrish@phc.ox.ac.uk to register.

 

SW SAPC run

There will be a conference run, led by Oliver van Hecke. You will be able to sign up at the conference registration desk... so if you are interested, don't forget to bring your running gear!

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