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Elevator pitch instructions & guidance

Trainees will present an elevator pitch of three minutes with two minutes for questions.

The SPCR template can be found here.

Some guidance on the design and presentation of elevator pitches can be found on the SAPC website 'SAPC Elevator pitches - Top Tips'

Nadine Mirza has written a blog Going up: How to give an elevator pitch


Download List of abstracts and programme

Day 1

10.00 -11.00 Coffee, registration and elevator pitch checking for day one and two Ruth Deech foyer
11.00-11.30 Welcome and introduction Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre
11.30 - 12.15

Parallel session (45mins)

• Writing for The Conversation. Clint Witchalls 
• Using social media for dissemination and networking. Dan Richards-Doran and Charlotte Albury


Seminar Room 8
Seminar Room 9

12.15 - 1.30

Group photograph - venue tbc
Lunch and checking into rooms

1.30 - 2.30 Elevator pitch session 1 

Tsuzuki LT
Seminar Room 8
Seminar Room 9

2.30 - 3.15

Parallel session (45mins)
• Applying for NIHR Research for Patient Benefit award. Prof Sue Ziebland
• Applying for NIHR fellowships. Dr Sharmila Soekhoe

Seminar Room 8
Seminar Room 9

3.15 - 3.45 Refreshments and networking
3.45 – 4.15 Developing research skills: How to make the most of your SPCR award. Dr Stephen Weng Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre
4.15 - 5.00 Maximising your research outputs. Prof Carl Heneghan
5.00 - 6.30 Free time to explore Oxford
7.00 – 9.00 Dinner

St Anne’s Dining Hall
Dress: As you are

Day 2

7.45 – 8.45 Breakfast St Anne’s Dining Hall
9.00 – 9.45

Evidence Synthesis Working Group parallel session 

Involving public contributors in evidence synthesis. Dr Ann-Marie Boylan
Workshop on realist approaches to health services research. Dr Geoff Wong


Seminar Room 8
Seminar Room 9

9.45 – 10.45 Elevator pitch session 2 
Three groups

Tsuzuki LT
Seminar Room 8
Seminar Room 9

10.45 – 11.30

Refreshments and networking

11.30 – 12.15

My personal career journey. Prof Ashley Adamson


Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre

12.15 - 1.15 Lunch
1.15 - 2.00 National Standards for Public Involvement. Dr Paula Wray Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre
2.00 - 2.30 Closing comments and prize presentation Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre

St Anne's College is situated on Woodstock Road, just past St Giles and approximately 15 minutes walk from the train station.

The event will take place in the Ruth Deech Building at St Anne's College. It has a light and airy lecture theatre and three high quality seminar rooms and exhibition space. Delegates will be accommodated in the rooms above the conference centre. 

Read more about St Anne's.

This year we will be presenting the following prizes at the event

Best blog written by a trainee

The blog was judged on the following criteria:

-          the topic is relevant to primary care and relate to a current issue or discussion

-          the writing style provides personal elements as well as academic/professional reflections

-          the blog will contribute to learning around a particular topic/area of research

-          the blog is structured with clear focus and cohesion

-          the blog uses links to secondary sources and current online content from academic sources or the media

-          appropriate and interesting use of images has been used to complement and illustrate the text

-          the author has provided critical analysis and encouraged debate

Best example of Innovation in Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement

The award was judged on the following criteria:

-          innovative or ground-breaking methods for involving patients and the public

-          relevant to the research question

-          how it will impact on a research study or research area

-          steps taken to ensure the representativeness and appropriateness of the people involved

-          how individual patients or members of the public are identified and enlisted

-          how the impact of PPI is recorded and evaluated

-          how individual patients or members of the public are supported