Upcoming events

Wednesday 26th May 2021

Virtual Primary Care Mental Health Research Conference 2021 - 'Mental Health: person and place'

Supported by the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) and the Yorkshire and Humber ARC's Mental and Physical Multimorbidity theme.

We are delighted to be hosting online the 2021 Primary Care Mental Health Research Conference. The conference will showcase primary care mental health research currently being undertaken in the UK.

The conference is focusing on the following themes: ‘online spaces and green places’; ‘inequalities’; ‘connections and connecting’; ‘wellbeing and self-care’ and ‘adapting and transitioning’.

The conference will include two key notes delivered by Dr Joseph Firth and Dr Joana Cruz and sessions of brief elevator pitches.


Registration is free for SAPC members. If you are not a SAPC member but would like to attend, see details on joining SAPC.

Registration is open for booking on the SAPC website or via direct google form. The deadline for registration is 23rd April 2021.

Abstract Submission

We are now inviting abstract submissions (250 words) for elevator pitches. These presentations will consist of a single slide; the speaker will have three minutes to present their slide, followed by 2 minutes for questions. We particularly welcome submissions from early career researchers.

You can submit your abstract by emailing it to ruth.wadman@york.ac.uk (deadline 5pm 26th February 2021).

The conference’s theme 'Mental Health: person and place'

This has been an unprecedented time, and practitioners, patients and members of the public have needed to adapt and identify new ways of working and coping. We have learnt the importance of connection and connecting with people and places, and been reminded of the huge inequalities that exist within our society. Our own mental health has been challenged and the need to be kind to ourselves and each other is key. The changing situation has meant we have needed to adapt, and then adapt again, as restrictions and our knowledge change. Hopefully we are now starting to transition back to a more ‘normal’ way of life, although how we should do this, and what that entails, remains largely unknown.

We chose the theme of ‘person and place’, drawing on evidence from the Mental Health Foundation’s ongoing research into mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. Their research demonstrates just how important nature and the environment have been to our mental health, but also that there are barriers to people accessing the natural world. The Foundation’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 is ‘Nature and the environment

Collection of abstracts - Primary Care Mental Health Research Conference 2020 (cancelled)

Wednesday 16th - Thursday 17th June 2021

5th National Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Annual Research Conference

The Y&H ARC Health Economics, Equality and Evaluation theme is hosting the 5th National Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Annual Research Conference will return in June 2021 as a virtual event.

Due to the generosity of our sponsors we are fully funding delegate places to acknowledge the difficulties our institutions and organisations are currently facing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We will have a mixture of plenary sessions, workshops, oral presentations and posters by PROMs researchers from across the UK and internationally. Our event will bring together leading experts and early career researchers to engage with the latest advances in the field of PROMs research and implementation.

Key Dates

  • Abstract submissions: now closed.

  • Notification to authors: from 29th March 2021

  • Registration: until 11th June 2021

Conference format

  • Two day conference (checkout the draft programme here):

    • Day 1 - Wednesday 16th June from 10am – 2pm

    • Day 2 – Thursday 17th June from 12 noon – 4pm (networking event 4 - 5pm)

  • We will use the video conferencing tool, Blackboard Collaborate.

Plenary sessions

Plenary session 1 - PROMs past, present and future

Professor Joanne Greenhalgh, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds

Plenary session 2 – Hot topics

Professor John Brazier will chair a discussion, with guests Professor Joanne Greenhalgh, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds; Professor Nick Bansback, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Canada; Elizabeth Gibbons, Senior Research Scientist, Clinical Outcomes Solutions; Dr Alexis Foster, School of Health Related Research, University of Sheffield.

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