2024 AUDGPI ICGP Joint ASM

Date: Friday, March 8, 2024 – Saturday, March 9, 2024

 

 

The University of Limerick School of Medicine organising team with their collaborators, the Mid-West GP Training Scheme and the Irish College of General Practitioners, are delighted to announce the hosting of the AUDGPI ICGP Joint Annual Scientific Conference for 2024. This conference will be held in person in the University of Limerick beautiful parkland Campus on the 8th and 9th of March 2024.

The Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland (AUDGPI) is a national organisation representing academics and clinicians in Primary Care in Ireland. This was established in 1997 to promote excellence in academic general practice and supported by the seven academic departments of general practice in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

AUDGPI aims to support the development of teaching and research within Irish academic general practice and primary care for the benefit of patients, practitioners, educators and researchers in Ireland. This conference gives a platform where the best Irish and International General Practice and Primary Healthcare research can be presented and debated. 

We believe passionately that by people coming together and working together and sharing ideas, we can help improve the health of all communities who are ‘living at the edge’.  In one way all communities are living at the edge-as access to treatment, cost of treatment, and healthcare staff recruitment and retention, continue to be barriers to optimal healthcare for communities internationally. Some communities are at the geographical edge, others at the financial edge, more at the edge because of stigma and social exclusion, and all of us are at the edge of sustainability, where we are now questioning our relationship with the planet and the natural world.  

The main objective of this conference is to:  

  1. Create a safe space for the presentation of scientific work in the field of general practice, primary care, public health, and wider social and
  2. Allow opportunities for the creation of collaborative links between academics and healthcare and social care practitioners. 

Keynote Speakers

Professor Maria van den Muijsenbergh
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General Practitioner; Chair of the European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC); member of the Dutch health Council, the quality council of the Dutch National Healthcare Institute and the scientific committee of the WHO Healthy cities programme.

Prof. Dr. Maria van den Muijsenbergh was a general practitioner for 40 years and professor in Health disparities and person centred integrated primary care at the department of Primary and Community care at Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen, the Netherlands.  She is also the chair of the European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC). As such she is involved in interprofessional research, teaching and policy activities that focus on strengthening primary care and on the possible contribution of Primary Care in reducing existing socio-economic and ethnic health disparities, so how primary care best can be tailored to the needs of socially vulnerable patients, like migrants or persons with limited health literacy. To achieve equity, a strong person centred, population oriented integrated affordable primary care is required, involving interprofessional collaboration between healthcare, social care, public health and civil society.

She is member of several health policy organisations as the Dutch health Council and the quality council of the Dutch National healthcare Institute and the scientific committee of the WHO Healthy cities programme. 

Eoin Warner
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Naturalist and wildlife documentary presenter will speak about ‘The Natural World – Healing the Disconnect’

Naturalist Eoin Warner is a wildlife documentary presenter in both the Irish and English languages and has presented some of Ireland’s foremost nature documentaries in recent years. In 2017 he was awarded two national media prizes for his work on “Éire Fhiáin”. He has co-presented on the English language documentary “A wild Irish Year” and recently completed an internationally broadcast three-hour series titled “Ireland’s Wild Islands”. Eoin is currently working on a natural history documentary on the Burren.

Eoin grew up by the Atlantic Ocean outside Bantry in West Cork and now lives in Galway. He is an avid free-diver and loves nothing more than to be in, on or under the sea. Eoin has travelled extensively to explore our wildest places from Botswana to Antarctica and has a keen sense of our ecological responsibilities.

Dr Sharon Lambert
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School of Applied Psychology, UCC, will speak about ‘Social Inclusion in Service, Research and Teaching’

Dr Sharon Lambert is a senior lecturer who joined the teaching staff in the School of Applied Psychology UCC following a number of years working within community based settings that provided supports to socially excluded groups. Sharon’s research interests revolve primarily around the impact of psychological trauma on development, its link with homelessness, substance dependence and mental health, and consequent considerations for service design and delivery. Sharon has particular academic and applied expertise with trauma aware, trauma sensitive and trauma informed service design projects. Sharon regularly provides guidance to national and international organisations on designing and delivering trauma aware services, policies and practices.

Full Programme to follow.

Registration is now open in the Eventbrite page:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/audgpi-icgp-annual-scientific-meeting-2024…

Accommodation options:

Kilmurry Lodge Hotel(conference dinner venue)

https://www.kilmurrylodge.com/

March 8, 2024 Bed & Breakfast (Per Room) rates: Single Occupancy €165.00; Double Occupancy €179.00; Twin Occupancy €189.00.
Guests can book and pay directly using the promo code: AUDGPI24 or via this link
https://secure.kilmurrylodge.com/convert/site/Kilmurry%20Lodge/en/rate/8026799.html

Castletroy Park Hotel

https://www.castletroypark.ie/

March 7 and 8, 2024 bed & breakfast rate €114. 

Guests can book the rooms directly at [email protected] or phone 061 33 55 66 (option 1 – Bedroom Reservations) preferably between 8.30am and 5.30pm and give the reference number 507220 to get the discount rate at €114 bed & breakfast single occupancy.  

Travelodge Castletroy 

March 8, 2024 via booking.com rate €129 approximately room only. 

Via website rate €162 room only https://travelodgelimerickcastletroy.com-ireland.com 

Delish in Castletroy serves breakfast from 8am 

Castle Oaks Hotel 

www.castleoaks.ie 

March 8, 2024 bed & breakfast rate €139 

Airbnb 

www.airbnb.ie 

 

General enquires send email: [email protected]

2024 AUDGPI ICGP Joint ASM

Date: Friday, March 8, 2024 – Saturday, March 9, 2024

The University of Limerick School of Medicine organising team with their collaborators, the Mid-West GP Training Scheme and the Irish College of General Practitioners, are delighted to announce the hosting of the AUDGPI ICGP Joint Annual Scientific Conference for 2024. This conference will be held in person in the University of Limerick beautiful parkland Campus on the 8th and 9th of March 2024.

The Abstract submission call is now open! Please submit your abstract here: https://forms.office.com/e/PE1ACB8ZD7

For guidelines for Abstract submission follow this link.

Email address: [email protected]

 

Two New Research Posts in Primary Care with the MIDAS Trial

The MIDAS (Medicines and Social Prescribing to aDdress pAtient priorities in multimorbidity) trial is led by Professor Susan Smith in Trinity College Dublin’s Discipline of Public Health and Primary Care. It aims to evaluate two interventions that will support GP teams providing Chronic Disease Management (CDM) care with a focus on people taking 10 or more medicines, which is a marker of more complex multimorbidity. One intervention involves a GP-based pharmacist to support medicines reviews and the other is a practice based link worker delivering social prescribing to address patient goals and priorities. The study is commencing in March 2024 and we will then be actively recruiting general practices involved in the CDM programme.The MIDAS trial is now advertising the following posts:Research Fellow in General Practice (MIDAS)Post Status: Specific Purpose Contract – 50% FTEResearch Group: Discipline of Public Health and Primary Care, School of Medicine, Trinity College DublinReports to: Professor Susan SmithSalary: Appointment will be made on the IUA Postdoctoral scale, RF Point 1Hours of Work: 50% FTEClosing Date: 12 noon (GMT), 8 March 2024For Details and Application: https://my.corehr.com/pls/trrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=036953Research Fellow in Pharmacy (MIDAS)Post Status: Specific Purpose Contract – 60% FTEResearch Group: Discipline of Public Health and Primary Care, School of Medicine, Trinity College DublinReports to: Professor Susan SmithSalary: Appointment will be made on the IUA Postdoctoral scale, PD2 Point 1Hours of Work: 60% FTEClosing Date: 12 noon (GMT), 8 March 2024For Details and Application: https://my.corehr.com/pls/trrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=036954 More information about the MIDAS trial can be found on the Primary Care CTNI website: https://primarycaretrials.ie/midas-2/

 

WONCA Europe 2024

SAVE THE DATE!

WONCA Europe 2024 is taking place on 25th to 28th September 2024 at the Convention Centre Dublin

Website: woncaeurope2024.org

Email address: [email protected]

 

2023 AUDGPI Early Career Webinar

Register here

 

Time Topic Speaker
20:00 Welcome and introduction Dr Caroline McCarthy, Early Career AUDGPI Rep, Clinical Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at RCSI
20:10 MD by publication Dr Donal Wallace, Early Career AUDGPI Rep, Assistant Professor in General Practice TCD
20:25 StAR MD programme Dr Ahmeda Ali, Assistant Scheme Director (NE) and MD Scholar RCSI
20:40 ICGP/HSE GP Academic Clinical Fellowship Dr Paul Ryan, ICGP Clinical Lead in Therapeutics and PhD Scholar
20:55 ICGP/HSE Post CSCST Fellowship Dr Ben Jacobs, Clinical Lecturer in General Practice RCSI and SPHeRE PhD Scholar
21:10 Concluding remarks and poll for ASM workshop content
21:30 Close of meeting

 

2023 AUDGPI ICGP Joint Conference Prize Winners

Prize Winner Title

Prof William ‘Bill’ Shannon Prize for Best Trainee presentation:

Dr Stephanie McCarron

Queens University Belfast

In a delicate condition: A scoping review on the insights into promoting uptake of antenatal vaccination

Prof George Irwin Prize for Best Education presentation:

Dr Carlotta Boselli

University College Dublin

Electrocardiograms, Education, General Practice

Prof James McCormick Prize for Best Research presentation:

Dr Ann Sinéad Doherty

University College Cork

Cumulative incidence and severity of adverse drug reactions and associated patient characteristics in older community-dwelling adults attending general practice – a six year prospective cohort study

Prize for Best Poster presentation:

Dr Ann Sinéad Doherty

Prescribing cascades in community-dwelling adults: a systematic review

PRESS RELEASE: The ICGP & AUDGPI call for urgent action on GP placements in Medical Schools.

Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) and Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland (AUDGPI) call for urgent action on the funding and development of undergraduate General Practice placements to help address the ongoingGP workforce crisis.

The joint call for action seeks a more formal and structured collaboration between the ICGP Specialist Training Programme and the Medical Schools Departments of General Practice.

A new report, entitled “Medical Student to General Practitioner- an Urgent Call to Action” has been published today (Saturday March 4th) at the 2023 AUDGPI ICGP Joint Annual Scientific Meeting in the University of Galway.

Against the background of a growing GP workforce crisis, this report highlights the low visibility of General Practice at undergraduate level in the country’s Medical Schools, makes recommendations to promote General Practice as a positive career choice, and proposes a clinical academic training pathway in  General Practice.

Mr. Fintan Foy, Chief Executive Officer of the ICGP, said: “The ICGP knows that not enough graduates of Irish medical schools select general practice as a career, which leaves our long-term workforce planning in a highly vulnerable position. This joint report with the AUDGPI sets out 14 recommendations to change that.”

Dr. Maureen Kelly, Lead Author & Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Galway, said: “We need to develop and implement a national funding model that supports the hosting and delivery of undergraduate general practice placements for medical students in all medical schools.  The report is a forward-thinking and ambitious approach to GP education. It emphasises the importance of viewing GP education as a continuum.“

The Report was launched on the 2nd day of the  AUDGPI ICGP Joint  Annual Scientific Meeting in Galway. (https://www.audgpi.ie/eventsnews/)

You can read the report here.

ISSUED BY: Aileen O’Meara, Communications Consultant, Irish College of General Practitioners. Tel. 01 2542984 / 087 2239830.

2023 AUDGPI ICGP Joint Conference

The early bird rate for full registration has been extended and will be available here until the 10th of February.

2023 AUDGPI ICGP Joint Conference

The University of Galway organising team are delighted to open registration for 2023’s AUDGPI ICGP Joint Conference. This conference will be held in-person on the University of Galway Campus on the 3rd and 4th of March 2023.

Speakers will include:

  • Professor Chris Butler, University of Oxford
  • Dr Karen Matvienko-Sikar, University College Cork
  • Dr Maureen Kelly, University of Galway & Mr Fintan Foy, ICGP

An early bird rate for full registration will be available here until the 10th of February, with reduced rates also available for GP trainees and for 1 day registrations (please indicate which day you will be attending while registering). A number of free student places will be made available, with details of how to apply to be shared with relevant institutions in the coming weeks.

Abstracts can be submitted here, with a closing date of the 9th of January 2023.

Programme

Day 1

10:00 Registration Opens
11:00 Open Conference
11:10 Plenary 1 Professor Chris Butler, University of Oxford
12:00 Parallel session 1
13:00 Lunch and networking
13:30 AGM Bailey Allen 2
14:00 Fiona Bradley Award
14:15 Plenary 2 Dr Karen Matvienko-Sikar, University College Cork
14:45 Parallel session 2
15:45 Coffee & Posters
16:15 Parallel session 3
17:15 Day 1 closes
17:20-17:50 Social activity
19:30 Conference Dinner

Day 2

08:00 Social activity
09:00 Registration opens
09:30 Sponsor Word: Ruth Shipsey, Medisec Open day 2 with welcome
09:45 Plenary 3 Dr Maureen Kelly University of Galway & Mr Fintan Foy ICGP
10:15 Parallel session 4 and Teachers in GP workshops
11:15 Coffee break
11:30 Parallel session 5 and Teachers in GP workshops
12:30 Closing session, prizes
13:00 Conference closes

 

2022 AUDGPI ICGP Joint Conference

Theme: “The role of General Practice Research and Education in tackling health inequity”

The TCD oganising team are delighted to announce details for next year’s AUDGPI ICGP Joint Conference.

Dates:     Friday 4th and Saturday 5th March 2022

Keynote speakers:

Dr David Blane, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow

Dr Sara Burke, Centre for Health Policy & Management, Trinity College Dublin

 AUDGPI ICGP Prize Winners 2022

William Shannon Prize for Best Trainee presentation:

Dr Ciaran Cassidy, South East GP Training Scheme

Application of Stop frail deprescribing tool to nursing home residents across 5 GP practices In the South East of Ireland

 George Irwin Prize for Best Education presentation

Prof Andrew Murphy, NUIG

Supporting medical students towards future careers in general practice: a quantitative study of Irish medical schools

 James McCormick Prize for Best Research presentation

Dr Caroline McCarthy, RCSI

Process Evaluation of the SPPIRE trial: a GP delivered medication review of polypharmacy, deprescribing and patient priorities in older people with multimorbidity

 Health Equity Prize

Dr Patrick O’Donnell, UL

The development of a social exclusion measurement tool for use in healthcare settings

 Overall prize

Dr Caroline McCarthy, RCSI

Process Evaluation of the SPPIRE trial: a GP delivered medication review of polypharmacy, deprescribing and patient priorities in older people with multimorbidity

2021 Early Career Symposium

Theme: “Developing Primary Care Research Communities for a Post-Pandemic World”

Date:     Friday 12th November 2021

Time:     09:15 – 15:30

The QUB oganising team are delighted to announce provisional details for this year’s AUDGPI Early Career Symposium.

 

Keynotes:

  1. Emma Wallace (Associate Professor of GP Royal College of Surgeons Ireland)
  2. Phil Evans (https://www.nihr.ac.uk/people/evans-philip/11962 NIHR National Specialty Lead for Primary Care both inside and outside of general practice, author of the 2021 NIHR Primary Care research strategy, chair of the strategy implementation programme board and lead for the recent Principle Study, one of the urgent public health Covid studies that was conducted in Primary Care on an adaptive trial platform design)
  3. Sam Meriel (https://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/people/profile/index.php?web_id=Sam_Merriel) and Polly Duncan (https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/polly-r-duncan) instigators of PACT (Primary Care Academic Collaborative) (https://www.spcr.nihr.ac.uk/news/blog/pact-research-collaborative-announces-winning-grassroots-project-idea-in-rcgp-dragons2019-den) a trainee-driven initiative for research in Primary Care

 

2021 AUDGPI and ICGP Annual Joint Scientific Meeting (Virtual)

Friday 12 March & Saturday 13th March (9am to 1pm)



Registration is free to AUDGPI members and affiliate institutions; however

You must register in advance in order to receive the
Zoom links, the Programme & Book of Abstracts and Certificates of Attendance.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference.

2020 AUDGPI annual Early & Mid Careers Day

The HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network are pleased to announce details for the Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland (AUDGPI) annual Early & Mid Careers Day, to be held virtually via Zoom on Friday 20 November from 09:30-13:15. This is of interest to all those GP’s, GP trainees, health care professionals and social scientists currently involved, or with an early interest, in academic general practice and primary care. Irish GPs, health care professionals and social scientists at early and mid-career stages will outline their career pathways and what they have learnt along the way.

There will be parallel session on opportunities for research funding and opportunities for training in teaching and assessment. This will be then followed by a focus on international academic training opportunities. Parallel sessions on patient involvement in research and education will also be delivered.

The meeting is always an excellent networking opportunity and this will again be supported by a closed meeting to finish.

Registration is now open, please click this link to register for free.

Places are limited.

Supporting medical students towards careers in general practice 2020

A meeting supported by the Association of University Departments of General
Practice Ireland and the Irish College of General Practitioners

Date: Friday September 25th 2020

Venue: Zoom

Time: 1200-1330hrs

Chair: Prof Susan Smith, RCSI, Chair AUDGPI


1200 Prof Val Waas OBE, Keele University
‘By choice, not by chance’ : an update of the impact of a national English initiative to increase
numbers of students following careers in general practice

1215 Discussion

1225 Ryan Fagan, Medical Student, Chair University of Limerick GP Society: Perspectives of Irish
medical students

1235 Prof Andrew W Murphy, NUI Galway, Vice Chair AUDGPI: Perspectives of Irish university
departments

1245 Prof Frank Murray, Director National Doctors Training & Planning, HSE: Perspectives of the
NDTP

Chair: Mr Fintan Foy, CEO, ICGP


1255 Round table discussion with speakers and representatives of the Irish Medical Council, Irish
Medical Organisation and Irish Medical Schools Council

1320 Next steps

1330 Finish


Association of Departments of General Practice Irish College of General Practitioners Joint Scientific Meeting 2020

The Association of Departments of General Practice Irish College of General Practitioners Joint Scientific Meeting 2020 will be held in Western Gateway Building, University College Cork on the 5th and 6th of March 2020.

This is an annual scientific meeting for members of the Association of Departments of General Practice in Ireland and members of the Irish College of General Practitioners as well as students of universities on the island of Ireland working with departments of general practice and trainees on general practice training scheme on the island of Ireland.

2019 AUDGPI and ICGP Annual Scientific Meeting | RCSI

The 2019 Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the AUDGPI and ICGP will be held in Dublin on Thursday, 28th February and Friday, 1st March 2019. The event is hosted by the HRB Centre for Primary Care Research and Department of General Practice in the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.

An exciting conference awaits, showcasing the best of Irish primary care and general practice research and education, with oral presentations, workshops and moderated poster sessions.

We are delighted to have three excellent plenary speakers including:

  • Dr Rita Doyle; General Practitioner and President of the Irish Medical Council
  • Professor Richard Hobbs; Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, NIHR English School for Primary Care Research
  • Dr Margaret McCartney; General Practitioner and Columnist BMJ

The conference venue is the Main Building of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.

All information about the conference can be found on the HRB Centre for Primary Care website.

Evidence in Primary Care
Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS), NUI Galway, 8th & 9th March 2018

Keynote speakers: