Conference Award Winners
SAPC 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.
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 DISTINGUISHED PAPER AWARD
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.
AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH BEST ORAL PAPER AWARD
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.
EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER BEST PAPER AWARD
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.
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.
BEST POSTER AWARD
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 RECIPIENTS2022 Jannine Bailey, Kam Wong, Hashem Alrefae Western Sydney University
Ricky Kim, Sangwoo Ryu, Jim Teh, Josh Tran, Dr Phyllis Lau2021 Dr Seren Ovington Australian National University
Dr Hok Lim 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.
*Please note, an early-career researcher is defined as an individual who is within five years post PhD (i.e. within five years of their PhD award date), excluding career disruptions. A mid-career researcher is defined as an individual who is between five and ten years post PhD (i.e. between five and ten years of their PhD award date), excluding career disruptions.