AAAPC News - January 2019

18 Jan 2019 3:30 PM | Lynsey Brown (Administrator)

 AAAPC Annual Research Conference 2019 - 12/13 July 2019

We are very happy to announce the confirmed dates and venue for the inaugural AAAPC Research Conference.

We can now confirm that the 2-day conference will be held on 12-13 July at the University of Adelaide.

AAAPC Annual Research Conference 2019:

  • Showcasing Australasia's leading primary care research
  • Nurturing research excellence 
  • Building effective research collaborations
  • Translating evidence into high quality practice
  • Magnifying impact in primary care research

A call for abstracts will be released in the near future - we will be seeking presentations on completed research and research in progress. 

Oral presentations, posters, and skills building workshops will all be on offer. We will also have a new abstract category - "Dangerous Ideas" - modelled on the successful idea first developed in Canada and now also in the UK

We are delighted to have this conference to bring the primary care research community together.


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 -  


2018 AAAPC Travelling Fellowship - APPLICATIONS CLOSING SOON

This fellowship provides up to $3000 for an AAAPC member for travel towards research and/or education in 2019.

Early career academics are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please visit the website for more information.

Applications close 31 January 2019.


Upcoming Conferences

2019 Migration, Health and Wellbeing conference

The conference will take place in Dunedin (NZ) on November 28-29 2019.

These conferences are suggested by members - please send any suggestions for external conferences to    


*Spark* Paper of the Month - from Dr Lauralie Richard

This paper from an Iona Heath Lecture in 2012 continues to be relevant today. It was brought to our attention by Dr David Blane, an academic GP from the University of Glasgow. He uses lots of the quotes from the lecture in teaching about general practice, professionalism and multimorbidity. Although it is from 2012, it has significant ongoing relevance in its call to foster reflexive practitioners, learners and researchers, and ultimately, reflexive systems!

Iona HEATH - Love’s Labours Lost: Why society is straitjacketing its professionals and how we might release them, Michael Shea Memorial Lecture Edinburgh, September 2012

Book Review

"How To Do Primary Care Research"  is edited by AAAPC member Prof Goodyear-Smith and Bob Mash, with multiple chapters authored by various AAAPC members and international researchers.

This book is a practical guide to starting in primary care research - it is targeted at clinicians who are interested in research, and those who are early on in their research careers. It would be a great resource for Practice-Based Research Networks or new primary care research academics.

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