Prize Winners' Plenary Speakers

AAAPC Annual Research Conference Most Distinguished Paper Award

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Dr Ruby Biezen

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr Ruby Biezen is a Research Fellow at the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne. She was a medical microbiologist in the hospital and community setting for 12 years before working in the general practice setting, where she completed her PhD on exploring the knowledge, attitude and practice of primary care providers and parents on management and prevention of respiratory tract infections in young children in January 2019. Her interests include infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, vaccination and hand hygiene practices to reduce disease transmission. She is currently working on projects in general practice on reducing inappropriate prescribing and antibiotic use through developing clinical decision support tools for GPs; developing information sheets for patients, exploring COVID-19 vaccine preparedness and communication strategy; and educating children on hand hygiene through gaming.   

Presentation title: Shared decision support for patients. An antimicrobial stewardship strategy to promote appropriate antibiotics use in primary care

AAAPC Annual Research Conference Early Career Best Paper


Iona Bryson

Medical Student,
University of Glasgow, UK

Iona Bryson is a 3rd year Medical Student currently undertaking an Intercalated BSc in Clinical Medicine with Global Health in a Primary Care Context as her specialist course. This work was completed as part of her dissertation project.

Presentation title: Remote self-management support interventions for type 2 diabetes: A systematic review

North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Prize

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Dr Peter Hanlon

Clinical Research Fellow, University of Glasgow, UK

Dr Peter Hanlon is a General Practitioner and Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, UK. His research focusses on the implications of frailty for the management of chronic disease within primary care, funded through a Clinical Research Training Fellowship from the Medical Research Council. He is particularly interested in exploring how existing data can be harnessed to inform clinical decision making for people living with frailty or multimorbidity. His work combines analysis of routine healthcare data, observational data such as the UK Biobank cohort, and secondary analysis of individual patient data from randomised controlled trials.

Presentation title: Identifying frailty in industry-sponsored drug trials

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