The University of St Andrews School of Medicine hosted the NADEGS Annual Conference “Navigating towards the future”, on the 19th and 20th of January. NADEGS is an Academic Primary Care conference, that showcases key pieces of primary care research and education being conducted in Scotland. Participants attended from the five Departments of General Practice in Scotland (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews) and NHS Education for Scotland (NES).
Educationalists and researchers from St Andrews presented talks on wide-ranging topics, including challenges to the delivery of teaching and assessment during Covid-19, developing curriculum for telecommunication teaching, global health and sustainable development, antimicrobial stewardship in unscheduled care, and Bell’s palsy in children. St Andrews also hosted workshops on difficult consultations in primary care, and on Academic GP Careers, which were well attended and well received.
St Andrews was delighted to support the attendance of 11 of our medical students, who received bursaries to attend the conference, and who presented research projects they have been involved with during their medical studies.
Next year’s conference will be hosted in January 2024 by the University of Aberdeen.