The Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA) 2-day annual 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.
Please note: if you are a physician associate student who wishes to attend the student conference on Thursday 27 September, you will need to book your place separately for this event.
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.
The content will cover a range of areas including:
- acute ophthalmological emergencies
- emergency medicine
- surgery urology
- trauma and orthopaedics
- mental health
- infectious diseases.
This year we are running a Faculty of Physician Associates student conference alongside this one. It will also be based at the RCP in London and takes place on Thursday 27 September.
Students wishing to attend will need to join the student conference on Thursday, though they're more than welcome to attend the Faculty of Physician Associates conference on Friday 28 September 2018.
We will be running breakout sessions throughout the conference. Spaces are limited and will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis on the day. Ensure you arrive promptly to registration to avoid disappointment.
Call for abstracts
We invite submissions of abstracts to be considered for poster presentation at the conference.
Abstracts should be submitted via email to email@example.com with the completed submission form. Abstracts will be accepted from all health professionals and organisations, including those overseas.
Submitted abstracts must adhere to the formatting requirements and use the template provided. Abstracts that do not meet the requirements or have not used the template will be automatically rejected.
You must be a member of the MVR (Managed Voluntary Register) to submit an abstract.
The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 31 August 2018.
Abstracts will be peer reviewed through a ‘blind’ reviewing process and scored against the following criteria:
- abstract quality (there should be clear objectives, design and discussion, and an appropriate conclusion)
- scientific merit
- clinical relevance.
Faculty of Physician Associates Awards
Please download the form below to enter the FPA awards 2018. The deadline to enter is 31 August 2018.
Sponsorship and exhibition
For information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to thank PATH – Physician Associates Transforming Healthcare – for being the principal partner of the conference. Please visit them at the exhibition.
We would like to thank Locum PA for being an official exhibitor at the conference. Please visit them at the exhibition.
Please see the presentations from the day below. Please note that we're still in the process of gathering all the presentations and aim to have them published on the website by the end of October.
Thursday 27 September 2018
27 September 2018 08:00 to 17:00
Friday 28 September 2018
28 September 2018 08:00 to 17:00