Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts for the 2019 conference has now closed.


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 ARC 2019 Most Distinguished Paper Award.
All paper submissions from early career authors will also be considered for the ARC 2019 Early Career Best Paper prize.

Please click on the orange button to submit your abstract for any of the four presentation types listed below.

This form will need to be completed separately for each abstract you would like to submit.

Please limit abstract submissions to two as a first author. You are welcome to be co-author on as many submissions as you would like.

Call for abstracts extended! Submissions close COB Monday 18th March.

Oral presentations

Oral presentations will be allocated 15 minutes - 10 minutes presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

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 250 words (excluding title, including subheadings).

All abstracts must include the following subheadings: context, objective, design, setting, participants, findings, implication(s) for practice.

Poster presentations

Poster sessions will provide a great opportunity to engage with others about your research.

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 250 words (excluding title, including subheadings).

All abstracts must include the following subheadings: context, objective, design, setting, participants, findings, implication(s) for practice.

'Dangerous Ideas' presentations

What is your “Dangerous Idea” to advance primary care? This could be an idea that keeps you awake at night to improve patient care, research practice or health service delivery.

This novel conference platform originated in Canada at the Family Medicine Forum (FMF) by the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Section of Researchers. The Society of Academic Primary Care in the UK has also used it during recent years.

Presenters will be given 5 minutes to present their idea followed by questions from the audience.

Presenters will complement their outstanding idea with excellent presentation skills and engagement with the audience. It is recommended that you use no more than 3 PowerPoint slide as an aid to your presentation.

Abstract submissions must contain no more than 500 words (excluding title) and may include up to 5 references (references excluded from word count).

All abstracts must cover the “Dangerous Idea”, how it is relevant to primary care, and the impact it would make for patients and communities. Ideas that draw on interdisciplinary methods or ideas will be highly regarded.

Skill-building workshops

We welcome submissions for interactive, skill-building workshops for primary care researchers. At the first AAAPC ARC we are keen to see opportunities for delegates to learn new methods, academic skills, and career building workshops.

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

Workshop slots will be up to 120 minutes – this will provide opportunity for learning and practising new skills.

Workshops that present a large body of research in a didactic format would not be appropriate. Participants will not have the opportunity to do pre-conference work in preparation.

Abstract submissions must contain no more than 400 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); Room type preference and indication of how facilities will be used (if applicable).

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