Sexually transmitted infections project elevator pitch at SAPC conference

28 June 2016

Emer Brangan will be giving a three minute ‘elevator pitch‘ presentation at the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) conference, on the CLAHRC West project looking at telephone-based management of sexually transmitted infections in primary care.

This study aims to evaluate centralised telephone-based management of chlamydia and gonorrhoea that is diagnosed in the community. It looks at health care practitioner and patient experiences, and whether this telephone-based approach is acceptable and feasible in the treatment of index cases (the first case diagnosed in an investigation) diagnosed in primary care and the tracing and treatment of partners.

The Society for Academic Primary Care conference takes place in Dublin on 6-8 July. Emer’s elevator pitch is between 11.30-12.30 on day three, as part of eight talks about infection. Elevator pitches allow the speaker three minutes to put forward their key argument about why their work matters. The format encourages people to present ideas differently. For example, start with one clear statement or idea of the bottom line and then back it up (in contrast to the more conventional approach of building to a concluding final statement). This type of presentation is useful for engaging new audiences and is a useful skill for people to develop, as well as good format by which to showcase a range of ideas and so invite further engagement.