Congratulations to our 2022 prize winners!

AAAPC Annual Research Conference Most Distinguished Paper Award

Congratulations to 2022 winner Rhea Singh for paper entitled 'General practitioner perspectives and experiences in delivering early medical abortion services to women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia'.

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 free registration and a small bursary 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 selects a winner from the abstracts submitted for presentation at the Conference. The selected paper is presented during the Prize Winners' Plenary session at the AAAPC Annual Research Conference.


Past recipients

 2022 Ms Rhea Singh, Monash University
 2021 Dr Ruby Biezen, University of Melbourne
 2020 Prof Grant Russell, Monash University
 2019 Prof Danielle Mazza, Monash University
 2018
 Dr Victoria Palmer, University of Melbourne
 2017 Dr Penny Abbott, Western Sydney University
 2016 A/Prof John Furler, University of Melbourne
 2015 Dr Jennifer Walker, University of Melbourne
 2014
 Prof Felicity Goodyear-Smith, University of Auckland
 2013 Dr Megan Elliot-Rudder, University of New South Wales
 2012 Prof Kelsey Hegarty, University of Melbourne
 2011 Prof Nicholas Zwar, University of New South Wales
 2010

 Dr Ross Bailie, Charles Darwin University

 Dr Damin Si, University of Queensland

 Prof Jon Emery, University of Western Australia

 2009
 Prof Mark Nelson, University of Tasmania; Dr Caroline Laurence, University of Adelaide



NAPCRG Prize

Congratulations to 2022 winner Prof Danielle Mazza for presentation entitled 'Increasing the uptake of long-acting reversible contraception in general practice: The Australian Contraceptive ChOice pRoject (ACCORd) cluster randomised controlled trial 3-year follow-up'.

The North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), in collaboration with AAAPC, provides an international award enabling the winner to present their work at the NAPCRG Annual Meeting.

The NAPCRG Prize awardee is invited to present their paper at the NAPCRG Annual Meeting in the year of the Annual Research Conference. The awardee will receive free registration and a small bursary towards the expense of attending the Conference. The award brings together two leading  international membership bodies working to advance primary care.

The AAAPC Committee selects a winner from the abstracts submitted for presentation at the Annual Research Conference. The selected paper is presented during the Prize Winners' Plenary session at the AAAPC Annual Research Conference.

Past recipients

 2022 Prof Danielle Mazza
 Monash University
 2021 Mr Abhir Nainani
 Monash University
 2020 Prof Grant Russell Monash University
 2019 Prof Grant Russell
 Monash University
 2018 Prof Felicity Goodyear-Smith University of Auckland
 2017 Prof Grant Russell Monash University
 2016 Prof Ronny Gunnarsson James Cook University
 2015 A/Prof Clare Heal James Cook University






Australian Journal of Primary Health Best Oral Paper Prize

Congratulations to 2022 winner Nor Akma Yunus for presentation entitled 'What is it like to live with obesity in Asian countries? Findings from a scoping review of qualitative studies'.

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.

Past recipients

 2022 Dr Nor Akma Yunus
 Monash University
 2021 Dr Molly George
 University of Otago
 2020 Dr Adnan Alam
 Monash University
 2019 Ms Amy Bestman
 University of New South Wales


Early Career Best Paper

Congratulations to 2022 winner Dr Abigail Pigden for paper entitled 'Developing a national primary care research and surveillance network: A qualitative study of stakeholder views'.

The AAAPC sponsors a prize for the Best Paper delivered by an early career researcher, academic registrar or trainee at the Annual Research Conference. 

The AAAPC Committee selects a winner from the abstracts submitted by early career authors for presentation at the Conference. The selected paper is presented during the Prize Winners' Plenary session at the Annual Research Conference.

Past recipients

 2022 Dr Abigail Pigden
 University of Otago (Dunedin)
 2021 Ms Iona Bryson
 University of Glasgow
 2020 Dr Fitriana Ekawati
 University of Melbourne
 2019 Dr Lauralie Richard
 University of Otago (Dunedin)




The University of Melbourne Department of General Practice First Time Presenter Award

Congratulations to 2022 winner Dr Catherine Stephen for paper entitled 'Can a general practice nurse intervention improve blood pressure control? Findings from the ImPress Study'.

From 2014 until 2018 the AAAPC sponsored a prize for Best Paper delivered by a First Time Presenter at the Primary Health Care Research Conference, hosted by the Primary Health Care Research and Information Service. If you were presenting a 15 minute paper for the first time at a Primary Health Care Research Conference you were eligible to be judged by the AAAPC research prize committee. In 2020 the award was re-introduced at the AAAPC Annual Research Conference.

In 2022 the First Time Presenter Award was sponsored by the University of Melbourne Department of General Practice and judged by the ARC Prize Committee.

Past Recipients

 2022 Dr Catherine Stephen
 University of Wollongong
 2021 Dr Aroub Lahham
 Monash University
 2020 Dr Asvini Subasinghe
 Monash University
 2018
 Dr Tammie ST Choi
 Monash University
 2017 Dr Carol Atmore
 University of Otago
 2016 Ms Erin O'Hare
 University of Melbourne
 2015 Ms Chiyo Morton
 University of Melbourne
 2014 Ms Grace Moran
 University of Birmingham


Best Poster Prize

Congratulations to 2022 winners Jannine Bailey, Kam Wong, Hashem Alrefae, Ricky Kim, Sangwoo Ryu, Jim Teh, Josh Tran and Phyllis Lau for poster entitled 'e-Prescription: What are the benefits and challenges for general practitioners and community pharmacists'.

Each year delegates at the AAAPC Annual Research Conference are asked to vote for their favourite poster to receive the Best Poster Prize.


Past recipients

 2022

 Jannine Bailey, Kam Wong, Hashem Alrefae, Ricky Kim,
 Sangwoo
Ryu, Jim Teh, Josh Tran, Dr Phyllis Lau

 Western Sydney University
 2021  Dr Seren Ovington
 Australian National University
 2020  Mr Pravik Solanki
 Monash University
 2019

 Dr Katelyn Barnes
 Dr Hok Lim

 Australian National University
 University of Melbourne


The University of Queensland Mayne Academy for General Practice Award for Excellence in Translating Evidence into Practice

Congratulations to 2021 winner Hankiz Dolan (University of Sydney) for paper entitled 'Adaptation of an encounter decision aid on contraceptive methods for Chinese migrant women living in Australia'.

In 2021 the University of Queensland (UQ) Primary Care Clinical Unit (PCCU) sponsored a prize for Excellence in Translating Research Evidence into Practice.

This award supports early and mid-career researchers undertaking research translating evidence into practice. 

The Award includes $1000 for research related purposes (e.g., attend conference, publication etc) to be used within 12 months.

Past recipients

 2021 Dr Hankiz Dolan
 University of Sydney
 2020 Dr Lesley Hawes
  Monash University



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