Presidents Report 2003
Justin Beilby, 9th October 2003
It has been a good year for AAAGP. We have been actively involved in a number of policy issues including
Our scientific day at the PHCRED conference was very successful and has attracted a great deal of interest from our New Zealand colleagues. It was well attended and promises to grow in size and interest as we move into 2004-2005. We had a significant presence at the PHCRED conference with our presentation of the award for the best first time presenter.
Our partnership with the RACGP National Research committee has improved substantially in 2003 and the efficiencies created have fostered general practice research in Australia. The challenges for next year include the integration of more AAAGP members into working groups, committees and grant reviewing. Increasing our partnership with our New Zealand colleagues would seem a logical priority for 2003. Updating our website and email list is urgently needed. Refining our partnership with the RACGP in both education and research has the potential to create more efficiencies across our research community in the use of personnel and monies.
We will need to continue to interact with the NHMRC, the Institute, the PHCRED program, GPET and the Commonwealth to influence the direction of these organizations. We have the building blocks in place with these groups and now it is time to really build some momentum around our political, research and workforce needs.
2004 looks like being as successful as 2003.
Justin Beilby - President. AAAGP
Professor Justin Beilby