Australian Association of Academic General Practice

AGM 2002

3.30pm at the RACGP ASM in Perth, October 6th 2002.





Chair: Jane Gunn, Geoff Mitchell, Animesh Mishra, Bruce Harris, Nigel Stocks, Dimity Pond, Barbara Jones, Margaret Kilmartin, Jan Radford, Barbara Booth, Susan Wearne, Emma Kennedy, Kesley Hegarty, Amanda Barnard, Peter Mudge, Joan Henderson, Stephanie Knox, Lisa Valenti, Ying Pan, Di O’Halloran, Michael Kidd, Sally Roach, John Litt, Jane Smith, Michael Fasher, Gerard Gill, Robert Hall, Jeff Thomsett, Doris Young, John Togno, Merilyn Liddell, Sanjiva Witesinha, Mark Harris, David Brookman, Alison Ward, Helena Britt, Graeme Miller, Max Kamien, Mark Nelson, Sam Heard.

Acceptance of meetings from 2001, Gerard Gill, Mark Nelson.

President’s report – Chris Del Mar has provided this via email

Treasurer’s report – Mark Nelson


Officers Election

President:            Justin Beilby

Secretary:            Sam Heard

Treasurer:            Mark Nelson

South Australia               Nigel Stocks

Western Australia            Alison Ward

Northern Territory            Simon Morgan

Victoria                          Jane Gunn

New South Wales            Michael Kidd

Queensland                    Tracy Cheffins

ACT                               Nick Glasgow

Tasmania                      Edi Albert 

Discussion of how to share conference with PHCRIS

  • Maintaining editorial control
  • Workshops and work in progress at AAAGP
  • Agenda agreed with the Commonwealth – need to stick to it
  • Educational issues get a run

University of NSW will host the next conference onsite with PHCRIS

The AAAGP Prize at PHCRIS for the best paper by an unpublished researcher (in a peer reviewed journal) with relevance of general practice - $250 book voucher. Photo on the website.

Announcements of travelling fellowships:

  • Donna Southern – University of Melbourne
  • Helen Tolhurst – University of Newcastle

  Support for the ASM of the RACGP

  • Methodology stream agreed at the meeting
  • Teaching in general practice
  • Via the Research and Education Committee and AAAGP mailing list
  • Papers can be very attractive to bag carrying GPs – have had 300 people in the past to AAAGP sessions
  • Shouldn’t be a separate stream – can get people interested in research on the basis of research
  • Ensure that some of the good research papers are given as plenary
  • Agreed to develop some research and education workshops
  • Will have a research paper session at Tasmania
  • Peter Mudge will liaise with AAAGP – Michael Kidd and Justin Bielby

AAAGP representatives on RACGP Council – John Litt spoke in favour. Michael Kidd informed us that it is coming to convocation. Lobbying of council is also an opportunity. Michael Kidd, Justin Bielby and Di O’Halloran to report back to us on that. 

The death of Tim Murrell was noted and the respect in which he was held was acknowledged. The AAAGP should keep documents of this kind on the web. We should acknowledge people a little earlier in their career and use a name for the new AAAGP prize and/or medal. Max is preparing a paper on this – could he ensure that it is publishable. It was agreed to support Max Kamien and Charles Bridges Webb to get to the College archives – they will submit a budget proposal to the executive.


Closed at 5pm.