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AAAPC December 2018 Newsletter

17 Dec 2018 12:30 PM | Lynsey Brown (Administrator)

 ****WATCH THIS SPACE*****  AAAPC Annual Research Conference 2019
It's official - AAAPC will be convening its first Research Conference in 2019.
We are excited to announce that the first conference will be held at the University of Adelaide in mid-July. Dates and calls for abstracts will be released in January.

Conference working group - Liz Sturgiss, Nigel Stocks, Katharine Wallis, Lauralie Richard, Lauren Ball, Lynsey Brown, Grant Russell, Chris Barton, Kirsty Douglas, Phyllis Lau.

Do you have links to organisations who may be interested in sponsorship at ARC 2019? We will have sponsorship opportunities for keynotes, prizes and marketing brochures. We would welcome contact from people and organisations who are interested in supporting Australasian primary care research excellence - aaapc.secretariat@anu.edu.au

Dr Penny Abbott awarded a Churchill Fellowship
Penny Abbott has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to investigate access to primary care for people leaving prison and people with addictions. As Penny says, “Expert GP care for this vulnerable group can prevent people being sent to prison who are actually in need to health care”. She will travel to the US and Canada in 2019.

Congratulations Penny from everyone at AAAPC - and special congratulations from Prof Jenny Reath who says she is still cheering! Travel safe.
 
Fantastic news from University of Wollongong
- Congratulations to Ms Kaara Calma (UOW PhD candidate and UOW academic staff) - selected as one of 21 from across the globe to be a member of the World Health Organisations’ Primary Health Care Young Leaders Network! Kaara recently visited Astana, Kazakhstan representing Australian Primary Health Care nurses at the Youth and Young Professionals PreConference and the WHO Global Conference on Primary Health Care. Mr Robbie Bedbrook (UOW Adjunct Lecturer in Nursing) was also an invited speaker at this event.
- Dr Christine Ashley graduated with a PhD from the UOW School of Nursing with a thesis entitled: “Exploring the Transition of Registered Nurses from Acute Care to Primary Health Care Settings”.

Members on the move
Professor Lena Sanci has now been formally appointed as Head of the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne. Lena received news of her appointment and her successful internal promotion to level E in the same week.  Warmest congratulation to Lena.

Associate Professor Narelle Shadbolt has resigned as head of Discipline of General Practice at Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney.  We wish her all the best for a happy and healthy and relaxing next step.

Dr Liz Sturgiss has been appointed as Senior Lecturer at Monash Department of General Practice where she will commence in mid-January. She is currently up to her eyeballs in moving boxes and looking forward to the adventure.
 
*Spark* Paper of the Month - from Dr Lauralie Richard
Zonneveld N, Driessen N, Stüssgen RAJ, Minkman MMN. Values of Integrated Care: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Integrated Care. 2018;18(4):9. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.4172
This theory-informed systematic review provides critical insight into the underlying values of integrated care. By applying values theory to the integrated care literature, the review identified a set of 23 values proposed as a potential basis for a values-driven approach to integrated care. The review findings have practical applications at multiple levels, and interesting research, methodological and conceptual implications are discussed to inform future developments in the field.

Book Review
Have you come across the "thinkwell" series? These short, snappy books are packed full of useful tips for HDR students, supervisors and clinicians. From information on time management, how to improve your writing, and increasing productivity, everyone will find something to improve their working week. With the new year approaching, these books will definitely help with resolutions to make 2019 more productive and enjoyable for you.
https://www.ithinkwell.com.au/index.php
 
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 aaapc.secretariat@anu.edu.au This is a great way to build networks within our community.
 
Safe travels to all AAAPC members over the holiday season - we hope you have time to enjoy the company of family and friends.

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