The Call for Abstracts has now closed


This year's Conference theme is 'Transforming Primary Health Care: Creating a Vision of Health for All'.

We welcome abstract submissions covering the full spectrum of primary care across a range of multidisciplinary perspectives. We also welcome contributions focusing on methodological developments and challenges relevant to the field. We will consider abstracts of relevance to primary care practice, research, education, and policy.

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed independently by at least two peer reviewers. The review process aims to ensure that submissions meet the criteria for quality, relevance and importance. This is put in place to select the highest quality submissions for the conference program. We welcome interesting, well designed and well conducted work.

All abstracts submitted for paper presentations will be considered for the Most Distinguished Paper Award.
All paper submissions from early career authors will also be considered for the Early Career Best Paper prize.
All oral presentations from first time presenters will be considered for the First Time Presenter Award.

Please click on the link below to submit your abstracts. This link will take you to the abstract submission portal where you will need to click login and create a new account. All first time visitors will need to create a new account; the system will not recognise the details you use to login to the AAAPC site. 

Before you submit your abstract, please check that you are prepared with the following details:

  • Title and abstract with correct subheadings
  • Primary affiliation details for all authors
  • Contact email addresses for all authors
  • Short biography for all authors
  • Names of any funders that provided support for the research
  • If wishing to be considered for the ECR Prize, additional biographical information and justification as to ECR status (150 words).

    Oral presentations

    Oral presentations will be selected from the highest scoring abstracts.

    The Conference Scientific Committee will only consider completed research for oral presentations.

    Abstract submissions must contain no more than 300 words (excluding title, including subheadings).

    All abstracts must include the following subheadings: Background, Aim/Objectives, Methods, Findings, Implications.

    Poster presentations

    The Conference Scientific Committee will consider both completed research as well as work in progress for poster presentations. 

    Abstract submissions must contain no more than 300 words (excluding title, including subheadings).

    All abstracts must include the following subheadings: Background, Aim/Objectives, Methods, Findings, Implications.

    Ahead of the Conference, all accepted poster presenters must submit:

    • one single PowerPoint slide in landscape layout, size 16:9
    • a 3 minute video of the poster presentation

    All posters will be available online in the Conference portal for the duration of the Conference. Pre-recorded poster presentations will also be displayed during a poster session. You will have the opportunity to upload a three minute presentation about your work.

    Interactive workshops - Building research skills

    We welcome submissions for interactive workshops that aim to build research skills for primary care researchers. At the fourth AAAPC Annual Research Conference we are keen to see opportunities for delegates in the following four areas:

    • Research dissemination, knowledge translation and/or research impact
    • Academic writing and/or publishing in academia
    • Qualitative methods
    • Quantitative methods, mixed methods or big data research

    We will choose the best workshop submission in each of these areas. If you have an idea that does not fit into one of these areas please get in touch with us via email to secretariat@aaapc.org.au.

    Workshops should be accessible for participants from different disciplines in primary care research, scientists and clinicians, and delegates from diverse career stages.

    Workshop slots will be up to 60 minutes – this will provide opportunity for learning and practising new skills.

    Workshops that present a large body of research in a didactic format are not appropriate. If you require delegates to complete pre-conference reading or work please indicate this in your submission.

    Abstract submissions must contain no more than 300 words (excluding title, including subheadings).

    All abstracts must include the following subheadings: Aim and intended outcome/educational objectives, Format, Content, Intended audience (include a maximum number of participants if you wish), How the online format will be used to engage the audience.

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