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19th - 22nd October 2017 at Croke Park Conference Centre

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Mental Health in Primary Care

The Irish College of General Practitioners in conjunction with UCD Academic General Practice host a European General Practice Research Network event from the 19th - 22nd October 2017 at the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin.  Entitled 'Mental Health in Primary Care' the conference will focus on increasing Public and Patient involvement in health research.

The conference will be held in the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, and will be opened by Minister Helen McEntee, the Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People. The international key note speech will be given by Professor Amanda Howe, WONCA World President.

The European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN) promotes research excellence and supports researchers in general practice/family medicine. The EGPRN Conference provides a suitable setting in which to discuss and develop research in primary care, to foster and coordinate multinational studies, to exchange experiences and to develop a validated scientific basis for general practice. In addition, EGPRN also offers general practitioners a chance to meet foreign colleagues prompting local and international research collaboration.

The theme of the Dublin EGPRN Conference, hosted by the ICGP in conjunction with UCD Academic General Practice, is Mental Health in Primary Care - Increasing Public and Patient Involvement in Research. Both the ICGP and UCD have a track record of service programmes and research projects in the area of mental health and related areas, and have chosen this topic for the conference to further highlight the central role of primary care in the field of mental health, which is a global phenomenon, with policy makers actively encouraging primary care to take a lead role in developing and delivering mental health services.

On the first day (19th), there will be two optional pre-conference workshops to share knowledge and advance the skills of GP researchers. The conference will then take place on the Friday and Saturday (20th-21st) with keynote speeches from Prof Amanda Howe, UEA, and President of WONCA World (20th); and Prof Andrew Murphy, NUI Galway (21st); and research presentations from delegates (selected in advance via an international peer- review process) in oral, one slide-five minute and poster formats.

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts is now open. See www.egprn.org for more information. The abstract call will close on 15 July 2017.

Enquiries

Further details will be announced in due course and enquiries can be sent to research@icgp.ie or hanny.prick@maastrichtuniversity.nl.