NAPCRG 48th Annual Meeting

The 2020 NAPCRG Annual Meeting welcomed over 850 researchers from the US, Canada, and many other nations to come together virtually to share strategies, methods, and results. An overview of our 2020 Annual Meeting is below, including our Plenary Speaker presentations!

Plenary Sessions:


Post-COVID Primary Care:Research priorities for a Four-Channel Practice
Dr. Mark Smith

This presentation will describe the evolution of medicine towards self-service, note some lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, and outline some priorities for research in a world in which primary care will increasingly be delivered virtually.


Race --- or Racism? The Black-White Disparity in Preterm Birth
Dr. Paula Braveman

The causes of the large and persistent disparity in preterm birth (PTB) between Black and White women are not known, although there are plentiful hypotheses. The major focus of research has been on identifying the downstream causes, which directly set in motion the biological mechanisms leading to PTB. A number of scholars believe, however, that there are multiple downstream causes and there is a need to look upstream at the underlying forces and conditions that set in motion the multiple adverse causal pathways. This presentation will discuss racism as a highly biologically plausible upstream cause of the racial disparity in PTB, setting in motion multiple midstream and downstream causal factors. The basic concepts discussed in this talk are likely to apply broadly to a wide range of health outcomes across the life course.


COVID-19 Panel Discussion

Discussion around the latest developments and response to the pandemic from an international perspective 

Presented By:
Trish Greenhalgh, OBE, FRCP, FRCGP, FMedSci,
Michael Kidd, AM, FAHMS
Ross Upshur, BA (Hons), MA, MD, MSc
Rebecca Etz, PhD


Maurice Wood Award Presentation

Click here to view the 2020 Maurice Wood Award Presentation featuring Paul Stephen Little, MD, MSc.



Click here to view abstract information on all submitted presentations for the 2020 Annual Meeting. 



All live sessions have been approved for CME enduring credit. The AAFP has reviewed Virtual NAPCRG Annual Meeting On-Demand Sessions and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 11/20/2020 to 02/08/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved for AAFP (17.5) credits. Download your CME certificate here


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