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

This Meeting will be held online.


General Registration link: https://forms.office.com/r/6tnkSxnnvx

Presenting Authors (only) – Registration link: https://forms.office.com/r/vEXv9Hdu61


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Confirmed keynote speakers:

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

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

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts can be submitted using the form below and can be emailed to [email protected]

Final date for abstract submissions is 26th January 2022

Abstract form:



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.

Register Here:                              https://whova.com/portal/registration/aecs_202111/

Download the App Here:


See the Programme Here:        https://whova.com/embedded/event/aecs_202111/?view=preview


  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

Parallel Sessions:

Novel approaches to disseminate research output 


Wider Primary Care Team in research

Reflections on my PhD journey 

Research for Inclusion and Health Equity

Patient and Public Involvement in Research – Chiara Mizzoni (Health Research Board)

Peer Review

Gaining clinical trial experience – including cross border trials

Simulation as a research tool in GP

Educational Scholarship

Scientific writing for impact

Gender equality in Primary Care Research


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

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

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.

Registration and payment:

Abstract submissions

  • Can be accessed through the HRB Centre for Primary Care Research website and will close on 14th January 2019 at 5pm.


  • Trainee €80 (two days)
  • Two days €140
  • Friday only €100
  • Thursday only €70
  • Conference dinner on Thursday evening in Fallon and Byrne restaurant €40

The AUDGPI prizes include:

  • William Shannon Prize: Best Presentation by GP Trainee
  • George Irwin Prize: Best Education Project
  • James McCormick Prize: Best Research Project
  • AUDGPI Bursary: Best Presentation

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

Keynote speakers: