AAAPC News - December 2020

16 Feb 2021 7:27 PM | Lynsey Brown (Administrator)

AAAPC Annual Research Conference 2021 Save the Date Announcement

After the fabulous online Annual Research Conference we had in 2020, the AAAPC Annual Research Conference 2021 will be hosted online again. Based on the fantastic presentations at the inaugural AAAPC Annual Research Conference, the Dangerous Ideas are back for 2021! The event will also feature interactive workshops aimed at building research skills for primary care researchers. The call for abstracts for all presentation types will be opening soon so keep a close eye on the ARC webpage ( for more information.

Season's Greetings from the AAAPC President

On behalf of the Executive Committee, I would like to say a big thank you to our members for your support for AAAPC, especially during the challenges we have faced this year. 

We look forward to a bigger and brighter year in 2021! 

Wishing you all the best for the festive season, and a happy, healthy and safe new year.


Phyllis Lau


AAAPC Travelling Fellowship 2020 Recipient

Congratulations to Sajal Saha, this year's recipient of the AAAPC Travelling Fellowship!

Sajal Saha is an academic pharmacist and a Commonwealth Scholar from the UK. He also graduated from a Master of Public Health with Distinction and the prestigious John Griffith Prize from the University of Leeds, UK. Saha is a Pan Canadian Transdisciplinary Understanding on Training and Research in Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Trainee2020. He is currently a PhD fellow of the Department of General Practice of Monash University and the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS) in Australia. Saha wants to use the AAAPC fellowship in conducting a workshop involving GPs, pharmacists and stakeholders to refine the GP-pharmacist antimicrobial stewardship (GPPAS) model designed as part of his doctoral program for future feasibility testing in optimising antimicrobial(s) use in Australian primary care, and presenting in the AAAPC conference 2021. He believes that this grant would help him to generate a NHMRC investigator grant building upon the developed GPPAS model through building a solid network among Monash University, University of Toronto and the University of Melbourne.


AAAPC Member Noticeboard - How to use it

Do you have an announcement, job advertisement or opportunity that you would like to share with AAAPC members?

We now have a members only section of the AAAPC website that you can use to communicate with other members.

The process is simple:

1. Login to your member portal on the AAAPC website.

2. Click on Members Only.

3. Click on Noticeboard.

4. Add you subject, and body of the message; you can also add an attachment to the body of the message.

5. If you would like emailed updates about your message and any replies, press "Subscribe to topic" and choose the frequency of updates from the dropdown menu.

6. Press create.

You can also comment on other posts and connect to AAAPC members.

All posts on the noticeboard are made in the name that you login with. No anonymous posts are possible.


Celebrating some AAAPC Members

A shout out to some members who have had recent publication success:

A huge congratulations also to Jane Gunn, who will the interim Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences for 12 months from February 2021.

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 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 - if you would like your bio to be published in the monthly newsletter, please email This is a great way to build networks within our community.

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