GPPC host Scottish conference

Published: 14 March 2018

Reporting back on the ADEGS/Society of Primary Care Regional Scotland Meeting, hosted this year – online –by colleagues in General Practice and Primary Care

The annual ADEGS/Society of Academic Primary Care Regional Scotland meeting – hosted online by the General Practice and Primary Care at University of Glasgow – was attended by academic/primary care colleagues from Scottish universities.

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This annual meeting brought together academic primary care units from across Scottish universities – Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews (ADEGS).

For the first time ADEGS teamed up with the Society of Academic Primary Care (SAPC), and hence was also a SAPC Regional Scotland meeting. Hosted online by the University of Glasgow, the event was attended by 80 academic/primary care colleagues.

Professor Anne MacFarlane (Professor of Primary Health Care Research, University of Limerick) and Professor Victor Montori (Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic) were keynote speakers. Professor MacFarlane spoke on "Optimising community involvement in primary care for health equity" while Professor Montori presented on "A revolution of careful and kind care".

The meeting heard from researchers of each university on work relating to research methodological issues, medical education, out-of-hours care, mental health, asthma, multimorbidity and chronic pain. Several afternoon workshops were also held: "Meaningful public and patient involvement (PPI)", "Increasing GP teaching and academic careers", and an elevator pitch presentation session.

The organising committee wishes to thank all those who attended and presented at the meeting.

Karen Wood, Karen Penman, Katie Gallacher and Bhautesh Jani 
Conference organising committee

First published: 14 March 2018

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