Australian Association of Academic General Practice
Minutes of Teleconference 6th Feb 2004
The meeting was chaired by Justin Beilby .
Members present: Achim Sturmberg, Mark Nelson, Justin Beilby, Dimity Pond,
Alison Ward, Nigel Stocks, Jane Gunn, Jane Smith
In attendance: Nil
Confirmation of minutes of AGM : Justin, Achim
Business arising from minutes:
|Date of Mid-year meeting
||Meeting will follow PHCRED - Evening of the 4th and the 5th
of June 2004 in Brisbane.
||Justin will contact Ellen, Commonwealth, and Jane Smith.
will put out the notice.
|AAAGP - RACGP: a possible Charter for AAAGP as a Chapter of
||Gerard Gill has sent out the Charter for the Military
Chapter - will need some alterations.
||Justin to send to executive for comment - need to decide what
to do next.
|Spam mail via AAAGP
||A large amount of spam has been coming across the website.
Alternatives were discussed. It was decided to get a new provider,
although this might cost AAAGP around $100.00. Sam to organize this and
send an email out apologizing and saying that new provider is being
||Sam to arrange and change to a new provider.
||The website will be upgraded. Suggestions included having
the website more user-friendly, payment by credit card incorporated in the
site, and having access to individual members possible. It was decided to
cost an upgrade of the site first.
Need members list so they can check.
Jane - need a member form - would be nice to use credit card?
Discussion of credit card capability - costs are significant.
Justin Beilby to explore the possibility of linking the level of
administrative support to the functionality of the website.
Dimity to email members
saying that we are going to upgrade the website, and ask what features
they would like: easier navigation of site, credit card payment for subs,
automatic receipting of subs etc., and any others
Dimity to compare email
list and membership list to ensure that no one is left off the email list.
||Voting was not to go with Australasian membership. This is
to be revisited next year. Justin Beilby will reignite issue with New
Zealand this year. Issues to do with being part of a chapter of the RACGP
to be sorted out with RACGP this year.
||Jane and Mark to progress the issue.
|Clinical Research Funding
||This funding is to fund GP Based research in clinical areas.
Meeting next Thursday. Call for grants to go out in next 3 months.
||This was discussed. Navaz Hiraminek has applied for funding
and the Executive agreed that she was a good candidate. The budget was
||Mark to negotiate details of the budget.
|Role of AAAGP at RACGP Conference
||Held over to next meeting
||Up and running
Date and time of next meeting: Friday 30th April 2004
Completed by Dimity Pond and Sam Heard