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You will find more than 900 of the best primary care researchers in the world, policy makers, patients and clinicians from more than 35 countries. All eager to collaborate, mentor, and share and learn a wealth of new results, data sources, frameworks and methods. You will find patients taking active roles and clinicians eager to learn and participate in generating new knowledge... You will find colleagues who share your belief that new knowledge about primary care is the way forward for the health of the public, our patients and our health systems.
- Bill Hogg, NAPCRG President

The North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) will celebrate the 45th NAPCRG Annual Meeting November 17-21 in Montreal, Quebec. More than 900 primary care researchers from around the world will attend the event where they will share findings, network with colleagues, and make the most of opportunities with over 800 educational sessions. School research will be included as oral presentations, in workshops and forums, as posters and in plenary sessions.  

Professor Amanda Howe, a prominent member of the RCGP and SAPC, and President of the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA), will be presenting a plenary A World of Opportunity -  But How to Choose? on Sunday at 10.30am. View the abstracts here.

 Below is a list of the presentations by members of the School:

Oral presentations

ACTIB Trial (Assessing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Irritable Bowel): A Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial. Hazel Everitt,Gilly O’Reilly, Alice Sibelli, Stephanie Hughes, Sula Windgassen, Paul Little,  Sabine Landau, Felicity Bishop, Paul McCrone, Nicholas Coleman, Robert Logan, Trudie Chalder, Rona Moss-Morris.

Short-Course Versus Long-Course Oral Antibiotic Treatment for Infections Treated in Outpatient Settings: A Review of Systematic Reviews. Matthew Thompson, Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn, Sharon Mickan, Igho Onakpoya, Nia Roberts, Matthew Kronman, Chris Butler

ATAFUTI: Alternative Treatments of Adult Female Urinary Tract Infection: A Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Factorial Randomised Trial of Uva Ursi and Open Pragmatic Trial of Ibuprofen. Michael Moore, Jeanne Trill, Andrew Flower, Angeliki Galanopoulou, Catherine Simpson, Fran Webley, Alastair Hay, Esther van de Werf, George Lewith, Paul Little, Merlin Willcox.

Developing a Measure of Appropriate Polypharmacy in Primary Care: Systematic Review and RAND Appropriateness Study. Jenni Burt, Natasha Elmore, Stephen Campbell, Sarah Rodgers, Anthony Avery, Rupert Payne.

Can Research Inform Service Development and Policy? A Systematic Scoping Review of After Hours Primary Medical Care. Kate O’Donnell, Hamish Foster, Sara Macdonald.

Developing a Core Outcome Set for Trials for Multimorbidity (COSmm) Through a Delphi Consensus Process. Susan Smith, Emma Wallace, Chris Salisbury, Maxime Sasseville, Elizabeth Bayliss, Martin Fortin.

Implementing the PINCER Intervention in the East Midlands of the UK to Reduce Prescribing Errors. Sarah Rodgers, Anthony Avery, Aloysius Siriwardena, Despina Laparidou, Antony Chuter.

International research awardee presentation

Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC): Healthcare Use by the Very Old as They Age and Implications for Primary Care: Findings From the Newcastle 85+ Study. Louise Robinson.


Bath Additives for the Treatment of Childhood Eczema: Results of a Multi-Centre Parallel Group Randomised Trial.  Miriam Santer, Kate Rumsby, Beth Stuart, Matthew Ridd, Nick Francis, Maria Chorozoglou, Martina Prude, Lyn Liddiard, Claire Nollett, Julie Hooper, Emma Thomas-Jones, Amanda Roberts, Kim Thomas, Hywel Williams, Paul Little.

The Potential of Alternatives to Face to Face consultation in General Practice, and the Impact on Different Patient Groups. Helen Atherton, Heather Brant, Sue Ziebland, Annemieke Bikker, John Campbell, Andy Gibson, Brian McKinstry, Tania Porqueddu, Chris Salisbury.

Improving Medication Safety for Patients in Primary Care. Sarah Rodgers, Sally Giles, Penny Lewis, Sudeh Cheraghi-Sohi, Antony Chuter.

Association Between Practitioner Empathy and Risk of Cardiovascular Events and Death Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study in Primary Care. Hajira Dambha-Miller, Adina Feldman, Ann-Louise Kinmonth, Simon Griffin.

OPtimising Treatment for MIld Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly (OPTiMISE): A Qualitative Study to Explore Deprescribing of Antihypertensive Medication in the Elderly. Jenni Burt, PhD, Fiona Scheibl, Natasha Elmore, Carol Sinnott, Rupert Payne, John Benson, Jonathan Mant, James Sheppard, Richard McManus.

OPtimising Treatment for MIld Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly (OPTiMISE): A Protocol for a Randomised Controlled Trial. Jenni Burt, James Sheppard, PhD, Mark Lown, Jonathan Mant, Paul Little, Richard McManus.

Satisfaction and Adherence to Pharmacological Treatment in Controlled and Uncontrolled Hypertensive Patients at UMF. José Hernandez Martinez.

Mapping the Thinkable: Ways of Characterizing and Researching General Practice Placements. Sophie Park.

Facilitators and Barriers to Teaching Undergraduate Medical Students in Primary Care in the UK: The GP’s Perspective. John Barber, Hannah Randles, Kim Jensen, Paula Mcdonald, Robert McKinley, Hannah Marshall, Sophie Park, Hugh Alberti.

Applicability of Clinical Trial Evidence to Real-World Populations: A Systematic Review of Studies of Eligibility for Randomized Controlled Trials. Bruce Guthrie, Daniel Morales, Jinzhang He

Anthony Harnden, Oxford University, was a member of the programme committee

See the full programme here.

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