Faculty of Physician Associates 3rd National CPD conference

When and where

27 September 2018 to 28 September 2018
11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE

Faculty of Physician Associates 3rd National CPD conference

The Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA) 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.

This year were are running a seperate conference for physician associate students. If you're a student and would like to book please click here.


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 conference programme will be made available soon.


This year we're running a physician associate student conference alongside this one. It will also be based at the Royal College of Physicians on Thursday 27 September 2018. Students wishing to attend will need to join the student conference on Thursday, though they're more than welcome to then attend the Faculty of Physician Associates conference on Friday 28 September 2018.


Breakout sessions

We will be running breakout sessions throughout the conference. Spaces are limited and will be handed out on a first-come first-serve 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 conferences@rcplondon.ac.uk 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.

The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 30 July 2018.

Abstract reviewing

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)
  • originality
  • scientific merit
  • clinical relevance.

Content of lectures was well directed at Physician Associates to provide them information that allows them to function well in a clinically supporting role

Rosalie Alpine, Faculty of Physician Associates 2016 conference delegate

Sponsorship and exhibition

For information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact jo.summers@rcplondon.ac.uk.  

RCP events

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.

Thursday 27 September 2018

2 July 2017 00:00 to 16 July 2017 00:00

Friday 28 September 2018