Conference Prizes

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Most Distinguished Paper Award

In collaboration with the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) in the UK, the AAAPC offers an extra, international dimension to an outstanding paper submitted to the Annual Research Conference

The AAAPC Distinguished Paper awardee is invited to present their paper in the UK at the SAPC Annual Scientific Meeting in the year following the Annual Research Conference. The awardee will receive complimentary registration to the SAPC Meeting and a small bursary (AUD$500) towards the expense of attending the Conference. The award brings together two leading membership bodies responsible for advancing primary care through research and education in Australia/New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

The AAAPC Committee will select a winner from the abstracts submitted for oral presentation at the Conference. The selected paper will be presented during the Awards Plenary session at the AAAPC Annual Research Conference.


Australian Journal of Primary Health Best Oral Paper Prize

At the AAAPC Annual Research Conference, Australian Journal of Primary Health presents a prize for the Best Oral Paper relevant to the interests and scope of the journal.

The prize consists of a certificate and a year’s subscription to the journal (online). The winner(s) is offered free Open Access in the journal for an accepted, peer-reviewed article arising from the Best Oral Paper. Following the conference the prize winner(s) are promoted more widely through social media channels and on the AJPH website.

Papers accepted for oral presentation, focusing on those informing critical discussion on primary and community services integrating theory and practice, and using perspectives from a range of disciplines are eligible. Oral papers presented at the conference are assessed by the journal’s judging committee, comprising the Co-Editors-in-Chief, members of the Editorial Panel and their nominees.

The judging committee considers several criteria for the prize, including originality, rigour, relevance to primary and community health policy and practice, inclusion of relevant groups to the research, and quality of presentation.

Early Career Best Paper Award

In 2022 there will be a prize for the Best Paper delivered by an early career researcher (<5 years post-PhD), academic registrar or trainee at the Annual Research Conference.

To be considered for this Award, please tick the appropriate box during the abstract submission process. You will need to provide additional biographical information and justification as to your ECR status (150 words).

The AAAPC Committee will select a winner from the abstracts submitted for oral presentation by early career authors. The selected paper will be presented during the Awards Plenary session at the Annual Research Conference.

The Award includes $1000 for research related purposes (e.g., attend conference, publication etc) to be used within 12 months (reimbursed from AAAPC on production of receipts).

First Time Presenter Award

The AAAPC sponsors a prize for the Best Presentation delivered by a first time presenter at the Annual Research Conference. To be eligible, the 2022 Annual Research Conference must be the first time an individual has presented an oral paper at at a Conference.

To be considered for this Award, please tick the appropriate box when requested during the abstract submission process.

The AAAPC Committee will judge all first time oral presentations throughout the Conference, with the winner announced at the end of the Conference.

Best Poster Prize

Delegates at the Annual Research Conference will be asked to vote for a poster to receive the Best Poster Prize. This year at our virtual conference, delegates will be able to vote for their favourite poster within the Conference online platform.

The winning poster will be announced at the end of the Conference.

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