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 2-day national CPD conference returns for its second year. The conference will provide the main CPD opportunity of the year for physician associates, as well as offering an opportunity to network.

The conference will be the precursor to the launch of Physician Associates Week to highlight the contribution that physician associates are making to the provision of healthcare in the UK.

The programme has been designed to:

  • provide opportunities to network with other physician associates across the UK
  • update and refresh clinical knowledge to prepare for 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.

A full programme can be found below.

The guest speakers were great and they made the conference ticket worth the money.

2016 Physician associate conference delegate

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.

Please note that there will be a pre-booking phase until 21 May 2017 to allow qualified PAs who are members of the Faculty of Physician Associates to book their tickets. This is the main FPA CPD event for qualified PAs and we need to ensure that they are able to attend. After 21 May 2017 bookings will be open to PA students and PA educators.

Booking for students is now open.

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

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 the following address: akilah.walwyn-smith@rcplondon.ac.uk.

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.

The deadline to submit abstracts for consideration is midnight on Monday 31 July 2017.


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 30 June 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

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.


We thank Locum PA as exhibitors at this conference, please visit them at the exhibiton, more information about Locum PA can be found here on thier website.


Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

Please find a list of our Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities below. 

Other information

  • Breakfast Worskhop One: FAST scanning (please choose one only)
  • 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



A full programme can be downloaded above