The call for abstracts 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 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 orange buttons below to submit your abstracts. These links will take you to the abstract submission portals where you will need to click login and create a new account. All first time visitors to each portal will need to create a new account; the system will not recognise the details you use to login to the AAAPC site. Please note that the portals are independent so for each different type of abstract you submit, you will need to create a new account. You can choose to use the same email and password for each of these accounts. 

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 each presenter
  • Details on any conflicts of interest
  • 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)
  • If applying for the UQ PCCU Award, additional text including a summary of how this research demonstrates the translation of evidence into practice (100 words maximum); statement on how this study impacts and/or changes clinical practice (100 words); brief summary of proposed use of award (10 words maximum e.g., travel costs to attend [name of] conference, publication costs in [journal] for [publication] etc).

    Oral presentations

    6 minutes presentation, 4 minutes Q&A, 20 minutes panel 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: 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 250 words (excluding title, including subheadings).

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

    Ahead of the Conference, posters must be submitted as one single PowerPoint slide in landscape layout, size 16:9.

    All posters will be available online in the Conference portal for the duration of the Conference. Posters will also be presented during a poster session. You will have the opportunity to display your poster and give an 'elevator pitch' about your work. You will have a strict maximum of two minutes to present.

    'Dangerous Ideas' presentations

    We are searching for your bold, 'Dangerous Idea' to foster high quality, multidisciplinary primary care research, education, policy and practice. Your idea should answer one of the following questions:

    • How can we increase our links with other organisations in primary care?
    • How can we advocate for primary care research and training?
    • How can we best promote and nurture research and scholarly activity in primary care?
    • How can we promote excellence in primary care education?
    • How can we mentor the academic primary care workforce?

    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. Based on the fantastic presentations at the inaugural AAAPC Annual Research Conference, the Dangerous Ideas are back for 2021!

    Ideas that draw on interdisciplinary methods or ideas will be highly regarded.

    Presenters will discuss their idea followed by questions from the audience. The length of the Dangerous Ideas presentation will be confirmed by the Conference Scientific Committee on acceptance of the abstract.

    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 slides 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 how it would foster high quality, multidisciplinary primary care research, education, policy and practice.

    Interactive workshops - Building research skills

    We welcome submissions for interactive workshops that aim to build research skills for primary care researchers. At the third 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 aaapc.secretariat@anu.edu.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 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), How the online format will be used to engage the audience.

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