Over the 2 days of the forum we have a fantastic range of world class speakers from the UK and beyond.
Further speakers to be confirmed!
PROFESSOR AMANDA HOWE
OBE FRCGP President RCGP 2019-2021
Amanda Howe qualified as MRCGP in 1983, has worked as a GP since 1984 in two practices for 20 years each (one in Sheffield, one in Norwich). She is also Professor of Primary Care at the University of East Anglia. She has a wealth of experience within RCGP, where she has previously held the positions of Vice Chair of Professional Development and Honorary Secretary. She is a Board member of the East Anglia Faculty and was their Provost 2016-2019. She is also past President of WONCA – the World Organisation of Family Doctors – in which role she learned how crucial the role of GPs is to running effective and efficient health systems.
Amanda has a substantive track record in educational innovation and research, and has led the GP teaching for the Norwich Medical School since its inception. She is passionate about enhancing training opportunities for medical students and young doctors outside hospital settings to strengthen patient care in community settings. Her research interests include mental health, professionalism and resilience, and effective empowerment of patients and professionals in care, education and research. Her hope is that she bring her experience to support GPs at any stage of their career anywhere in the world – and to continue our learning together.
PROFESSOR ROGER NEIGHBOUR
OBE MA MB BChir DSc FRCGP FRACGP FRCP
Roger Neighbour qualified from King’s College, Cambridge and St Thomas’Hospital, London. After vocational training in Watford, he practised as a GP in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, from 1974 to 2003. He was a trainer and course organiser with the Watford Vocational Training Scheme for many years. He is theauthor of The Inner Consultation (1987, 2nd edition 2004), The Inner Apprentice (1992, 2nd edition 2004), I’m too hot now (2005), The Inner Physician (2016), and Consulting in a Nutshell (2020), as well as numerous chapters, articles and papers on general practice, the consultation, medical ethics, assessment and psychological topics.
An examiner for the MRCGP for 20 years, he was Convenor of the Panel ofExaminers from 1997 to 2002. In 2003 he was elected President of the Royal College of General Practitioners for a three-year term. Now retired from clinical practice, Roger lectures and teaches widely in the UK and abroad, mainly on consultation skills and the doctor-patient relationship. He was made an OBE in 2011 for services to medical education, and is Visiting Professor of Medical Education at Brunel University.
Roger has practised Zen Buddhism for over 40 years; he plays the violin to semi-professional standard, and has a second home in Normandy.
PROFESSOR GRAHAM WATT
MD FRCGP FRSE FMedSci CBE
Emeritus Professor of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow
Professor Watt was the Norie Miller Professor of General Practice at the University of Glasgow from 1994-2016. He retired in December 2016 but remains active as Emeritus Professor.
After graduating from the University of Aberdeen in 1976, followed by hospital posts in Shetland, Leicester, Aberdeen and Nottingham, he sought to combine training in epidemiology and general practice, moving to work with Dr Julian Tudor Hart at Glyncorrwg in South Wales, where they carried out a challenging series of community studies on the effect of dietary salt intake on blood pressure.
He coordinated and led the Deep End Project from 2009-2016, based on the 100 most deprived general practice populations in Scotland, and remains an active member of the steering group and advocate for the exceptional potential of general practice, especially in deprived areas.
He has longstanding academic links with the Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University, chairs the Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance (LPHA) Steering Group, has been a Trustee of Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) from 2006-15 and 2017 to the present, and edits the Scottish Palestinian Health Faculty Newsletter.
PRESENTING AT THE FORUM?
Workshops are 60 minutes. They should aim to be interactive and ideally use a range of educational methods. Workshop content should be directly relevant to Family Medicine/General practice.
Oral Presentations are 10 minutes duration. A maximum of 5 slides may be used. Presenters will have up to 5 minutes for audience questions after the presentation.
Poster Presentations are digital only - please do not bring a physical poster with you. Presenters will be allocated a 5 minute presentation slot. They may present one presentation slide. This should contain a picture of the poster. This can be as a .pdf, powerpoint or equivalent file. We encourage posters to be uploaded to the virtual poster gallery before the conference in the Oxford Abstracts website. The virtual poster gallery will be viewable throughout the conference.
Abstract accepted pending rework
Some abstracts may be provisionally accepted for the conference, however require further work. Feedback will be provided from reviewers for each such abstract. The deadline for resubmission is 31st December 2021.
Delivering your presentation
Presenters will be informed of their presentation time and location by January 14th 2022. Audiovisual equipment (computer, projector, speakers) will be present in each presentation room. We ask that all speakers email their slides to SciComVdGMEdinburgh@gmail.com at least 48 hours before the start of the conference i.e. by Wednesday 27/01/2022.
Please email the conference scientific committee. We will aim to respond to your query as promptly as we can.
The organising committee
Our fantastic team of trainee and early career GPs have helped organise the forum.
Sonia Tsukagoshi (HOC Chair)
Stuart Holmes (Vice Chair)
David Jameson (Image)
Natasha Glover (Exchange)
Aaron Poppleton (SciCom)
Jodie Blackadder-Weinstein (Honorary Sec)
Ula Chetty (Events)
Ava Avoub (JIC Chair)