Faculty of Physician Associates 2nd National CPD conference

18 September 2017 to 19 September 2017
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrew's Place, London NW1 4LE

Faculty of Physician Associates 2nd National CPD conference

The Faculty of Physician Associates 2-day annual conference returns for its second year. This conference is the main CPD opportunity of the year for physician associates, as well as offering an opportunity to network with peers sharing experience and best practice.

The conference will be the precursor to the launch of Physician Associates Week, which will celebrate the contribution that physician associates are making to of the NHS and healthcare in the UK.

The conference will be the precursor to the launch of Physician Associates Week, which will celebrate the contribution that physician associates are making to of the NHS and healthcare in the UK.

The programme has been designed to:

  • update and refresh clinical knowledge to prepare for exams and recertification
  • provide learning opportunities to enhance communication and interpersonal skills
  • gain a wider understanding of issues relating specifically to the physician associate profession and the NHS today
  • provide opportunities to network with other physician associates across the UK.

A full programme is available to download below.

Programme 295.59 KB

Who should attend?

  • all physician associates looking for a convenient clinical update and an opportunity to network with colleagues and experts from the field
  • physician associate students
  • physician associate educators.

Breakfast workshops

On the second day of the conference, 8.00am Tuesday 19 September there will be two breakfast workshops. Delegates should only choose one session to book.

You can choose your session when making the booking.

  • Breakfast Session 1: FAST scanning: Dr Nick Smallwood, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust - this workshop is now sold out
  • Breakfast Session 2: Experiences of a PA educator: Jade Moore, Anglia Ruskin University and Karen Roberts, St Georges’ University

Spaces in these workshops are subject to availability.

Call for abstracts

We invite submissions of abstracts to be considered for poster presentation at the conference. We encourage submission of abstracts on this topic: Advancing clinical practice and improving patient care.

Abstracts will be accepted from all health professionals and organisations, including those overseas.

Review process

Abstracts will be peer reviewed through a ‘blind’ reviewing process. Authors will be notified of decisions by the end of August 2017.

Abstracts will be scored against the following criteria:

  • abstract quality (there should be clear objectives, design and discussion, and an appropriate conclusion)
  • originality
  • scientific merit
  • clinical relevance.

Submitting your abstract

Abstracts should be submitted with the completed submission form via email to akilah.walwyn-smith@rcplondon.ac.uk. The deadline to submit abstracts for consideration is 17.00 on Monday 14 August 2017.

Submitted abstracts must adhere to the formatting requirements and use the template provided, which are available for download below. Abstracts that do not meet the requirements or have not used the template will be automatically rejected. 

Awards

The Faculty of Physician Associates awards 2017 are now open for entry.

The mission of these awards is to recognise and promote the impressive work that physician associates, supervisors and those involved in the profession, do across the UK to deliver patient-centred care as well as promoting and raising awareness of the physician associate the profession.

There are three categories for the physician associate awards:

  1. Physician associate of the year*
  2. Physician associate supervisor of the year
  3. Contribution to the physician associate profession

*please note you must be a member of the FPA to be nominated for the physician associate of the year award.

Applications close at 17.00 on Monday 14 August 2017.

Awards will be presented at the 2017 Faculty of Physician Associates Annual Conference.

Please note: you must be a member of the Faculty of Physician Associates to be nominated for the physician associate of the year award.

What are the prizes?

Winning entrants will each receive:

  • prize money
  • a Faculty of Physician Associates winners certificate, presented at the 2017 conference
  • the focus of an article about your award and experience on the FPA website
  • the opportunity to present your work and experience at the FPA conference 2018

To submit your entry please the complete the form below and return it to fpa@rcplondon.ac.uk.

RCP conferences

The RCP runs a comprehensive programme of conferences on a wide range of topics, offering delegates:

  • cutting edge clinical education
  • CPD credits, helping delegates to prepare for revalidation
  • opportunities to network
  • updated skills and knowledge.

Exhibiting

We would like to thank Locum PA for being exhibitors at the conference; please visit Locum PA at the exhibition. You can also find out more about them at www.locumPA.com 

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

Please download a list of our sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.

Other information

  • Breakfast Workshops Two: Experiences of a PA educator (please choose one only)

Monday 18 September

18 September 2017 08:00 to 17:30

Tuesday 19 September

19 September 2017 08:00 to 17:00

Programme

Programme

Full programme details can be found above.