We're pleased to announce confirmed speakers and sessions detailed below, but please check back for a full programme as the conference approaches. Further information is available using the links to the left.

  • Professor John Spencer, Professor of Primary Care & Clinical Education at Newcastle University on medical education
  • Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham, Professor of General Practice Research at Keele University on national roles & academia
  • Professor Amanda Howe, Professor of Primary Care at UEA and Vice-Chair RCGP on the role of the RCGP and research
  • Professor Robbie Foy, Professor of Primary Care at the University of Leeds on implementation research
  • Professor Scott Wilkes, Professor of General Practice and Primary Care at Sunderland University on clinical research networks


As well as all the usual opportunities for networking with ACFs and advice from research leaders from around the UK, there will also be opportunities for:

  • Informative workshops led by experts focusing on research skills
  • Opportunities for networking and advice from research leaders
  • Submit abstracts for poster and oral presentations
  • Prizes for best abstract, oral and poster presentation 
  • An evening conference dinner in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne to meet colleagues in a social environment
  • Activities including 4-D motion ride, planetarium, wildlife exhibition centre, science centre visit

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