Join the Membership and Marketing Subcommittee!
Joining a Subcommittee is one of the best ways to get more involved in AAAPC. It is a great way to meet and work alongside colleagues from all over the organisation. The Membership and Marketing Subcommittee is still looking for keen members to join them.
If you are interested in joining this vibrant and productive Subcommittee, please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAAPC Member Noticeboard - A new place to find out what's on
As many of you know, members of AAAPC are regularly coordinating and connected to lots of workshops, conferences, training events and job opportunities. And now there is an easy place for AAAPC members to both view and announce interesting opportunities!
The AAAPC Member Noticeboard can be accessed by logging into the website. It is a Members Only feature, and well worth checking out. There are quite a few interesting announcements up there right now.
NAPCRG 48th Virtual Annual Meeting on now - November 20-24 2020
You are still able to register to attend the North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, which is currently on now virtually. For those of you wondering what to do this weekend, NAPCRG is a great opportunity to experience the width and depth of international primary care research. There are quite a few AAAPC members presenting content and some content will also be accessible for registrants post-conference. With reduced prices and the virtual option, it is a great opportunity.
Medical Research Future Fund News
Celebrating some AAAPC Members
A shout out to some members who have had recent publication success:
I know that this list does not comprehensively include the many achievements of all of our members (apologies). But please send me an email at email@example.com when you or another member you know has a new publication out or receives an award so that we can all celebrate them!
Welcome to New AAAPC Members
We warmly welcome all new members to AAAPC - this month we especially welcome Jianrong Zhang. If you would like your bio to be published in the monthly newsletter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org This is a great way to build networks within our community.
Jianrong Zhang, MD, MPH is a PhD Student (in General Practice) at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne (Australia). In 2008-2016, Jianrong accomplished medicine degrees at Guangzhou Medical University (China). From 2017 to 2019, he studied epidemiology and biostatistics as a Master of Public Health candidate, and learned health policy as a Clark-Fox Policy Scholar, at Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis (USA). His research interests include population health, oncology, thoracic surgery, primary care, health services research, study design & methodology, research on publications, and health policy. In 2014-2020 (29 Oct), Jianrong published 20 research articles, 2 reviews, 2 case studies, 11 perspectives/editorials, 2 letters to the editor & 15 conference abstracts in peer-review journals, and had presentations at several international conferences (e.g., WCLC, ESMO Asia, SCT Annual Meeting). Jianrong is also a reviewer of high-impact journals, a member of several academic societies (e.g., IASLC, ASCO, ATS, SCT, CHPAMS, AAAPC), and an editor of some academic journals.
Joining a Subcommittee is one of the best ways to get more involved in AAAPC. It is a great way to meet and work alongside colleagues from all over the organisation. You should have received an email inviting you to participate in a poll to indicate your interest in joining a Subcommittee last week.
As a quick recap, the three Subcommittees presently seeking members are as follows:
To express your interest or to find out more, click on the link in the button below.
Express your interest in joining a AAAPC Subcommittee
NAPCRG Annual Meeting Nov 2020 - Early Bird Registration Closing Very Soon
This year, the NAPCRG Annual Meeting will be a Virtual Meeting. This is a great opportunity for those of us from New Zealand and Australia to attend such a large international academic primary care conference from the comfort of home.
Early bird registrations close on October 15 (just a couple of days away!) To register or find out more, see the attachment below or head to their website.
Why NAPCRG 2020 Annual Meeting flyer.pdf
AAAPC 2020 Travelling Fellowship - Apply Now!
The AAAPC Travelling Fellowship has been reviewed in 2020 in light of the global pandemic which is restricting travel and to take account of the increasing financial constraints that are being experienced by our members.
The 2020 Fellowship is available for any purpose likely to meet the stated aims of the program. It is designed to assist members of AAAPC (of one year or more) to undertake academic activities including costs associated with carrying out research, dissemination, professional development and impact. It does not have to be used exclusively for travel purposes. For more information please see the relevant page of the website and the Information Package on the website.
Applications are welcome for amounts up to $1000. A total fellowship pool of $3000 is available. One fellowship of up to $1000 will be specifically allocated to a First Nations applicant (eligible application dependent).
The closing date for applications is November 4. Early career researchers are strongly encouraged to apply!
AAAPC Responses to Consultation Papers
At the AAAPC our mission is to be Australia and New Zealand’s leading advocate for high-quality primary care research, education, policy and practice. Where possible, we seek to respond to consultation papers on issues of relevance to the academic primary care community. In recent months we have provided responses to two external calls:
Visit our Resources page to access the full responses.
News from the Early Career Researcher and Capacity Development Subcommittee
Rita McMorrow, Chair, on behalf of the Early Career Researcher and Capacity Development Subcommittee, would like to thank Andrea Hernan and Rebekah Hoffman for their contributions to the Early Career Research and Capacity Development subcommittee over the past year. We welcome Asvini Subasinghe and Renee Fiolet to the subcommittee. Asvini is a Research Fellow on the SPHERE CRE at the Department of General Practice, Monash University. Renee is a PhD candidate at the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne and a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University.
On October 7th the AAAPC Early Career Researcher and Capacity Development subcommittee hosted a webinar with A/Prof Lauren Ball. Lauren, who was recently awarded a 2020 Griffith University Vice Chancellor Research Excellence Award, shared how she used her research niche to develop momentum, made social media a key component of her impact strategy and has developed relationships throughout her career.
A shout out to some members who have had some recent publication success:
AAAPC Member Announcement - PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Improving the delivery of healthcare in general practice
The Implementing work-related mental health guidelines in general PRacticE (IMPRovE) team is offering a PhD scholarship to conduct an implementation science project in primary care. This fantastic opportunity would suit someone who sees themselves as a future leader in implementation science. The candidate will learn and develop the field of knowledge translation and improve professional behaviour change, setting themselves up for either a future in academia or in policy or practice settings.
Further details about the scholarship opportunity can be found here.
We warmly welcome all new members to AAAPC - if you would like your bio to be published in the monthly newsletter, please email email@example.com This is a great way to build networks within our community.
We hope you are all keeping well in the current circumstances. Within AAAPC, it's the beginning of a new year for us. We have a lots of new members - look out for some bios at the end of the newsletter! We also have a new AAAPC Subcommittee, which I encourage everyone to read about.
With these new beginnings - there is also the opportunity for AAAPC members to be more involved. There are three Subcommittees (Primary Care Education, ECR and Capacity Development, Membership and Marketing) that are currently seeking interested members to join them and there are more details in the rest of this newsletter.
Please consider joining one of these Subcommittees and note you are allowed to be part of more than one Subcommittee. If you are interested or would like to know more - please email firstname.lastname@example.org introducing yourself and highlighting the Subcommittee that you are interested in joining.
The newest AAAPC Subcommittee seeks to deliver on two of AAAPC's strategic goals, namely to:
The newly elected Chair of this Subcommittee is Dr Kylie Vuong, who is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Care at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW. As this is a new Subcommittee, it is a great opportunity for all members, and particularly new members, to join and get more involved in AAAPC.
If you would like to express an interest in joining this Subcommittee please email email@example.com.
Next FACES Webinar from the ECR and Capacity Development Subcommittee with A/Prof Lauren Ball - Wednesday October 7, 2020
Friends Advancing Careers through E-based Support (FACES) is our primary care mentor program run by the AAAPC ECR and Capacity Development Subcommittee. This Subcommittee is also seeking EOIs from members to join them - please consider this if you are keen on interprofessional education, the FACES program and more secure university positions for primary care academics. If you would like to express an interest in joining this Subcommittee please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next FACES webinar will be “Giving bang for their buck”: How to shift the focus from research output to impact" by A/Prof Lauren Ball. In this webinar, Lauren will showcase how she has strategically blended a traditional research track record with a contemporary impact focused agenda to deliver what key stakeholders are looking for in tomorrow’s research workforce. Lauren has built the Healthy Primary Care program at Griffith University as an outward focused brand to drive research impact, and is primarily supported by her NHMRC Investigator Fellowship. Lauren has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and attracted over $12 million in research funding from government bodies, non-government organisations and philanthropic foundations.
Everyone is welcome to attend this webinar, whether you are a FACES member or not. Visit the AAAPC website to register.
AAAPC Membership and Marketing Subcommittee Announcement
The AAAPC Membership and Marketing Subcommittee is also seeking EOIs from members to join them. This Subcommittee was responsible for the recent #ourprimarycare campaign, as part of their work in supporting AAAPC to become a visible, effective and sustainable organisation that is responsive to a broad primary care membership. If you would like to express an interest in joining this Subcommittee please email email@example.com.
Lauralie Richard, Chair, on behalf of the Membership and Marketing Subcommittee, writes, "We would like to thank Dr Hok Lim for his contributions to the Membership and Marketing subcommittee work over the past year. We wish Hok all the very best in his future projects! We would also like to publicly welcome Dr Pallavi Prathivadi. Dr Prathivadi is an academic GP and third year PhD Candidate at the Department of General Practice, Monash University. Her research aims to improve evidence-based opioid prescribing in primary care. She is a Fulbright Future scholar at the Stanford University School of Medicine from 2020-2021. Pallavi joins the AAAPC Membership and Marketing Subcommitteee with relevant experience (as a current member of the Monash DGP Media & Marketing Committee)"
AAAPC Executive Subcommittee Announcement
In the last newsletter, it was mentioned that A/Prof Lauren Ball was stepping up to be our new Chair of the Conference and Professional Development Subcommittee.
This left the Secretary role vacant, but we are pleased to announce that Dr David Chua has been recently appointed by the Executive Subcommittee as the new AAAPC Secretary. David is a postdoctoral primary care researcher who works across Griffith University, UQ and the well known large GP clinic in Brisbane called Inala Primary Care. We are thrilled to have him join us.
AAAPC Member Announcement - Australian Association for Adolescent Health
The Australian Association for Adolescent Health (AAAH) is the national peak body bringing together young people and professionals to promote the health and wellbeing of young people (12 to 25 years). AAAH is holding an online showcase for Higher Degree by Research students (e.g. PhD, Masters by Research, Honours students) to be held in the week beginning Monday 30th November. The aim is to highlight some of the excellent youth health research being done around Australasia by our Higher Degree by Research students. There will be no specific theme – only ‘Youth Health’. AAAH is now calling for abstracts (closing Sept 27), to find out more please visit the event page.
A shout out also to some members who have had recent publication success:
I know that this list does not comprehensively include the many achievements of all of our members (apologies). But please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org when you or another member you know has a new publication out or receives an award so that we can all celebrate them!
Welcome to New AAAPC Members
We warmly welcome all new members to AAAPC. This month, we are especially welcoming Klaus von Pressentin, Hsin Tien and Alessandro Luongo.
If you would like your bio to be published in the monthly newsletter, please email email@example.com This is a great way to build networks within our community.
Until next month,
Dr Melinda Choy, AAAPC Editor
AAAPC Annual Research Conference - August 14-15 2020
This time last week we were halfway through our first ever online AAAPC Annual Research Conference. How amazing to be able to virtually gather with 180 colleagues from Australia, New Zealand, Norway, USA, the UK and South Africa! How wonderful to have the opportunity to be inspired by the enthusiasm, ideas and range of expertise within our primary care research community.
Thank you especially to Liz Sturgiss and the whole Conference and Professional Development Subcommittee (Lauren Ball, Chris Barton, Lynsey Brown, Vera Costa, Kyle Eggleton, Anna Fragkoudi, Phyllis Lau, Lauralie Richard and Katharine Wallis) for the amazing job that they did.
Congratulations to all the prize winners recognised at the closing of the conference:
Many thanks also to the conference sponsors who enable us to give these prizes: CSIRO Publishing / Australian Journal of Primary Health, The University of Queensland Primary Care Clinical Unit, The University of Melbourne Department of General Practice and WentWest.
Some of you may still be in conference withdrawal, but don't worry, it's not all over...
Finally, the joy of being part of AAAPC in the same spirit of the conference lives on. One new member said, "I found your (conference) tweets so positive and encouraging, and the multidisciplinary approach really shone through. It was just so refreshing to see this sort of grassroots approach that it convinced me to apply for membership."
AAAPC Annual General Meeting - July 30 2020
The AGM minutes and all of the reports that were presented are available on the website.
A few key things that happened at the AGM this year were:
Our immediate past President, Prof Kirsty Douglas, was profusely thanked for her past three years of steady and wise service as President and many thanks were also extended to Brigid Cassells for her support of AAAPC.
Bridges-Webb Medal winner - Prof Danielle Mazza
The prestigious Charles Bridges-Webb Medal is a recognition of an AAAPC member who has made and will continue to make international standard teaching and/or research contributions to academic activities in the primary care environment.
A huge congratulations to Professor Danielle Mazza, this year's extremely worthy winner. Prof Danielle Mazza, Head of the Department of General Practice at Monash University, is a leader in primary care research and has achieved so much in closing evidence practice gaps in women's sexual and reproductive health, preventive care, and primary care management of cancer. She joins a long list of other distinguished recipients. Congratulations again Prof Mazza!
AAAPC Membership and Marketing Subcommittee #OurPrimaryCare campaign
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the recent #OurPrimaryCare campaign that reached its peak during the recent AAAPC Annual Research Conference. It has been such an encouraging, thoughtful and motivating collection of descriptions of what we all do.
For those who missed out or simply want more of it, look up #ourprimarycare on Twitter, head to the relevant page on the website or watch the video.
AAAPC Executive Committee Announcement
Congratulations and thank you to A/Prof Lauren Ball who is stepping up to be the new Chair of the Conference and Professional Development Subcommittee.
This is wonderful news, but it does also mean that the Secretary position is now vacant. If you are interested in the position or have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAAPC Annual General Meeting - Thursday July 30th, 5pm AEST via Zoom
It would be wonderful to have as many AAAPC members as possible at the AAAPC Annual General Meeting on Thursday next week. It will be an efficient meeting, including elections and the awarding of the prestigious Charles Bridges Webb Medal.
We still have not received any nominations for Chair of the Conference and Professional Development Subcommittee - it's not too late to nominate a worthy colleague. Nominations close on Wednesday July 29 and more details are available on the website.
Please click the button below to register, and receive the Zoom link and password. See you there!
Register for the AGM on July 31
AAAPC Annual Research Conference - August 14-15 online
With less than one month to go, we are all excited for the AAAPC Annual Research Conference in August! Make sure you have a look at the website to see the great range of presentations and workshops in the program.
All speakers have been contacted about Speaker IT training sessions and it is encouraged that all speakers take the opportunity up in order to make the conference a smooth success.
There is also an opportunity for delegates to host small group discussions on a topic of their choice, similar to a small group discussion over lunch or coffee during a face to face conference. If you are interested in hosting a small group discussion, please email Dr Liz Sturgiss (email@example.com) before the 7th of August with:
Membership and Marketing Subcommittee #ourprimarycare Campaign
AAAPC's #ourprimarycare campaign is still going! The goal is to promote what academic primary care means to you. The campaign will run from July to mid-August, especially during the AAAPC 2020 Annual Research Conference.
The campaign will involve two challenges:
We want to hear your challenges, goals and passions in academic primary care. Be creative, zany and inspiring. Put your thinking caps on, talk to your colleagues and start uploading your videos here. For more inspiration and help, visit aaapc.org.au/ourprimarycare.
Contribute to the AAAPC #ourprimarycare campaign
AAAPC Member Announcement - Grant Generating Project from NAPCRG
The North American Primary Care Research Group is calling for applications for the Grant Generating Project (GGP) for 2020-2021. The GGP seeks to equip family medicine and primary care researchers with the skills they need to successfully develop and submit grants for research funding. Once learned, these skills continue to help generate new funds for family medicine research and training, year after year.
This year the GGP is being run virtually until its final session, although there is flexibility for those who may not be able to travel. Applications close on August 28 and further information on how to apply is here.
AAAPC Member Announcement - Social Media Fellow Position with BJGP Open
Another new international opportunity that can be undertaken remotely is the Social Media Fellow Position with the British Journal of General Practice Open. This is a part-time, 12-month honorary post with BJGP Open, and will fit alongside existing commitments. It will include 2-4 hours of work per week.
Applications close on July 31 and further information on how to apply is here.
We warmly welcome all new members to AAAPC - if you would like your bio to be published in the monthly newsletter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a great way to build networks within our community.
The AAAPC Annual General Meeting of 2020 will be held at 5:00 pm on Thursday the 30th July via a Zoom webinar. It would be great to have as many members there as possible.
The meeting will involve the election of President, Vice President, Chair of the Conference and Professional Development Subcommittee and Editor. The agenda, explanatory documents, nomination form and proxy voting forms are all available on the website in the Association Meetings section, under Events.
The 2020 Bridges Webb Medal will also be presented at the end of this meeting. This is a highlight of our meeting honouring one of our members who has excelled in primary care.
AAAPC Annual Research Conference - to be held virtually August 14-15 2020
We are pleased to announce the line up for the COVID symposium which will be held as part of our virtual conference in August.
Chaired by Prof Michael Kidd, we have five excellent speakers who will update us on innovations relating to research, education and clinical practice in primary care in Australasia.
Registrations are open and we look forward to welcoming you online in August.
AAAPC is launching #ourprimarycare campaign to promote what academic primary care means to you. The campaign will run from July to mid-August, with activity focussed during the AAAPC 2020 Annual Research Conference.
AAAPC Charles Bridges Webb Medal Nominations Open
The Bridges-Webb Medal is awarded to an AAAPC member who has made, and will continue to make, sustained high level contributions to academic primary care. This prize is one of the ways AAAPC's commits to fostering and supporting career development in academic primary care.
Nominations for the 2020 Medal are now open and close on the 15th of July. The winner will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on the 31st July 2020.
Further information and nomination forms are available on the website. Completed nomination forms and a CV of the nominee need to be emailed to email@example.com by close of business on 15th July 2020.
AAAPC Member Announcement - International Primary Health Care & COVID-19 Study
AAAPC member Prof Felicity Goodyear-Smith and colleagues recently conducted a multinational survey aimed to understand characteristics and strategies employed by different countries to deal with COVID-19 from a primary health care perspective. A summary of key findings from this work is now available in the Members Only section of the website.
Link to results from International Primary Health Care & COVID-19 Study
AAAPC Member Announcement - Improving access to early medical abortion amid COVID-19
A newly formed Coalition of key stakeholders and clinician experts is advocating rapid policy and practice-based changes to improve the accessibility of early medical abortion (EMA) in Australia during COVID-19 and beyond.
EMA has been declared an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic but it is not always easy to access. The Coalition, brought together by the NHMRC-funded SPHERE Centre of Research Excellence in Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health in Primary Care and led by Monash University’s Professor Danielle Mazza, is advocating for a range of changes to support women who could potentially be affected by these challenges.
Link to the full EMA and other consensus statements
AAAPC Executive Committee Announcement - Policy Update
AAAPC's Primary Care Research, Policy and Advocacy Subcommittee have helped the Executive Committee recently update its policy regarding distribution of information from AAAPC members. The policy is that we will be happy to distribute information on research projects or other relevant activities from AAAPC members. We need however submitters (AAAPC members) to agree that:
a) (In the case of research projects), submitters need to include the project's ethics approval number.
b) (In the case of advertisement of other initiatives) submitters acknowledge that the distribution will not bring financial or other material benefits, or result in disadvantages to the public or other groups.
Please note that both the AAAPC Member Announcements in this month's newsletter have complied with this policy.
Friends Advancing Careers through E-based Support (FACES) Event in June
FACES 2020 had their second event in June with an interactive presentation (one slide shown below) with Dr. Liz Sturgiss discussing Research Impact. The FACES group provides a peer-support space for students, ECRs and experienced researchers. Our next event will be held at AAAPC 2020 Annual Research Conference in August when we will be discussing “Tips and tricks for conducting research remotely”. Applications for FACES 2020 are now closed but if you would like more information contact the AAAPC ECR and Capacity Development Chair Dr Rita McMorrow firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vale Founding President Emeritus Professor Neil Carson AO
We grieve the loss of Emeritus Professor Neil Carson AO, our founding president, who died recently aged 92. Neil Carson was a key early leader in academic primary care; who pursued quality multidisciplinary community medicine, skilled and qualified general practitioners, talented research and education teams, all for the growth and improvement of general practice and primary care.
He was a visionary leader who grew his unit into one the largest Departments of General Practice in the country, mentored many current leaders in primary care today, helped establish foundational qualifications and examinations in general practice, created one of the first electronic medical record systems and was part of international growth in general practice and primary care.
Over his career, Neil was the foundation Professor of Community Medicine (now General Practice) at Monash University (1975-1980), head of a newly established Department of Community Medicine at Monash University (1980-1992), founder of the Blackburn Clinic in Melbourne (1952), Censor-in-Chief at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (1973-1976). He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1993, awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Medicine (MD) by Monash University in 1994 and made a Life Fellow of the RACGP in 2004.
Of particular relevance to us, from 1983-1989, Neil was appointed the founding president of the Australian Association for Academic General Practice (now known as the Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care). We continue to benefit from his legacy to general practice and primary care today. A full tribute by Monash University can be found here, and a tribute from Emeritus Professor John Murtagh is here.
AAAPC Annual Research Conference - General announcements
The AAAPC 2020 Annual Research Conference will be held digitally from Friday 14 August to Saturday 15 August.
Registrations are now open online here!
If you submitted an abstract for an oral presentation, you should have received an email by now regarding whether your abstract was accepted. If you have not received an email yet, please contact email@example.com.
Late submissions are still open for:
Submissions close on May 30. For further information, please see the website.
AAAPC Annual Research Conference - Pre-conference prize winners
Congratulations to the following AAAPC members on their excellent abstracts which have been recognised with the following prizes:
AAAPC Promotional Flyer
Have you ever thought you could use an aesthetically pleasing summary of what AAAPC is about and how people can get involved?
Well, the AAAPC Membership and Marketing Subcommittee has been busy recently revamping our promotional flyer and it looks great. Check out our new brochure on the website for the latest details on membership benefits and how to get involved. Feel free to send it to your friends/colleagues too.
The FACES group will meet again on Thursday June 4 12pm AEST to discuss Research Impact with Dr Liz Sturgiss. Applications for FACES 2020 are now closed but if you would like more information contact the AAAPC ECR and Capacity Development Chair Dr Rita McMorrow firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Global Primary Healthcare Response to COVID-19 webinar series
AAAPC members Lynsey Brown and Kaara Calma are part of the World Health Organization's Primary Health Care Young Leaders' Network that have teamed up with Harvard Medical School to create a webinar series on the global primary health care response to COVID-19. Every Thursday in May there has been an engaging discussion with interdisciplinary panellists and discussants from around the world, sharing on-the-ground experiences. Kaara Calma spoke about the Australian experience in the first webinar. Recordings from the series are available via the button below.
COVID-19 Experiences from the Front Lines webinar series link
Melbourne School of Government Disruptive Ideas Seminar - The Regulation of Controversial Medical Products
AAAPC member Timothy Kariotis has suggested a free event on Tuesday June 23 12-1pm AEST that may be of interest to AAAPC members. The speaker will be speaking on Regulation, Legitimacy and Values - The Regulation of Controversial Medical Products, drawing on her research on the regulation of pharmaceuticals and medical devices in Australia and speaking specific examples including medicinal cannabis and urogynaecological mesh. A link with further information and registration is below.
The Regulation of Controversial Medical Products registration link
AAAPC Annual Research Conference Update: August 14-15 2020
The AAAPC 2020 Annual Research Conference [now online] thanks the team of abstract reviewers who have been working hard recently. Keep an eye on the website over the next few weeks as registrations are soon to re-open for our online conference!
Friends Advancing Careers through E-based Support (FACES) 2020 Update
FACES 2020 commenced in early April with an interactive presentation from A/Prof Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis to develop grant writing skills. The FACES group will meet again in June to discuss Research Impact with Dr Liz Sturgiss. Applications for FACES 2020 are now closed but if you would like more information contact the AAAPC ECR and Capacity Development Chair Dr Rita McMorrow: email@example.com.
AAAPC Membership Feedback Survey 2020 Results
Thank you to all who participated in our recent AAAPC Membership Feedback Survey! We had 69 responses from our 264 members (response rate ~26%) and we reviewed the results closely at our recent AAAPC Executive Committee Strategic Meeting. Notable findings included:
A full description of the survey results is available in the Members Only section of our website (button below). Please know that we hear you and have been reflecting on how we can best change/maintain things to reflect your feedback.
AAAPC 2020 Membership Survey Results
The effect on outcomes of country-specific strategies and primary health care strength in the COVID-19 pandemic response: An international study - request for survey participation
We hope you are faring as well as possible in your respective countries. We are writing to invite you to participate in a study on the role of primary care in the current pandemic response. We want to know how prepared you think your country was to deal with COVID-19, how your country responded, the nature of your primary health care system, and changes that have been made in fighting this pandemic.
Please consider completing the anonymous survey (link in button below). It should take no more than 15 minutes of your time. Should you have any queries, or suggestions about whom else we should approach to complete this survey, please email PHC_COVID@kkinder.de or Prof Felicity Goodyear-Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the research team: Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Karen Kinder, Robert Phillips, Andrew Bazemore, Cristina Mannie, and Stefan Strydom
Link to survey re role of primary care in COVID-19 response
Update on advocacy for Australian Practice Based Research Network capacity
Most of you will have seen our President's (Kirsty Douglas) recent email update on AAAPC efforts for advocacy within Australia to develop national Practice Based Research Network capacity. An extract of it is below.
We would propose that we continue to work with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Australian Clinical Trial Alliance (ACTA) to maximise our chances of success and would aim to submit a proposal for funding to the Department of Health and to the Health Minister. I believe it is important that AAAPC is actively involved in this. The COVID pandemic has highlighted the enormous strengths and flexibility of our primary health care system but it is now also clear that we need better coordination, and capacity in primary care research to ensure we optimise rapid high quality research outcomes. The proposal would focus on the need for funding a national PBRN network that would improve capacity and response times for primary care research in Australia.
Please let us know if you are interested in working with us on this. We will need to have a small and engaged group that can work intensely on this with RACGP and other stakeholders in the next few weeks. Please send suggestions, feedback and indication if you are willing to be involved to email@example.com.
A shout-out to some members who have had some recent publication success:
I am sure that this list does not comprehensively include the many achievements of all of our members (apologies). But please feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org when you or someone you know has a new publication out or receives an award so that we can all celebrate them!
Call for Papers from The Journal of Health Organization and Management
The Journal of Health Organization and Management (ISSN 1477-7266; IF 1.306; Q2) will be running a Special Issue in 2020, themed Implementation Science to Practice in Healthcare Organization and Management. Dr Mitchell Sarkies, Dr Joanna Moullin, Teralynn Ludwick, and Prof Suzanne Robinson will be guest editing the Issue, and are seeking article submissions in line with the theme. For more information, please click here.
Welcome to all new AAAPC Members
We warmly welcome all new members to AAAPC - if you have joined AAAPC in the last 18 months and would like your bio to be published in the monthly newsletter, please email email@example.com. This is a great way to build networks within our community.
Hello - we are thinking of you all in these tricky times. This month's newsletter contains ongoing online options for connection, some details on resources and support efforts, and some totally unrelated other news. Take care :)
AAAPC Annual Research Conference - 14-15 August 2020 is going ahead online
As you are probably already aware, the AAAPC 2020 Annual Research Conference will be held online this year. This is an exciting development amidst all the stress, and the Conference Subcommittee are working hard to make this an enjoyable, encouraging and enlightening event.
AAAPC Annual Research Conference - call for abstract reviewers
Each abstract will be reviewed by two peers in a double-blind process. The reviewers will score the abstracts on pre-specified criteria. Abstracts are between 250 and 500 words.
We would expect that the review process would take approximately 2-3 hours in total. If you are able to commit to reviewing abstracts at the end of March please fill in your details in the online survey via the button link below.
In line with our aim to build research capacity, we are also offering a mentoring opportunity for researchers who have not reviewed abstracts before. We welcome early career researchers, PhD students and anyone who is keen to build their skills to take advantage of our mentoring program. You will be paired with an experienced reviewer for the abstract review process.
Survey for prospective ARC 2020 abstracts reviewers
FACES stands for Friends Advancing Careers through E-based Support. It is for all AAAPC members who are interested in connecting and advancing their career through research. The first event for the year will be an interactive webinar called 'Grant writing 101 - Setting up a successful grant application' with A/Prof Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis. It will be held on Thursday April 9th, 12 noon AEDT.
AAAPC and COVID-19
Cancer in Primary Care Survey
PC4 Research Prioritisation Survey
Celebrating some AAAPC Members
Welcome to all new AAAPC Members
A/Prof Anne Abbott is a neurologist from the Central Clinical School at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Her work is having a significant impact in updating guidelines, policy and practice for improved stroke prevention in persons with carotid arterial disease. She is looking for collaborators in researching the best ways of preventing stroke and other arterial disease complications non-invasively. Please contact her if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org.