AAAPC News - November 2019

26 Nov 2019 6:30 PM | Lynsey Brown (Administrator)

AAAPC 2019 Extraordinary General Meeting

There will be an Extraordinary General Meeting held via teleconference at 8:00 am AEDT on 12 December 2019 to enable the membership to vote on constitutional changes.

To access the EGM documents and teleconference (Zoom) link, please log into the AAAPC site and click on the Members Only tab. Please send your queries and RSVPs (due by 5 December 2019) to

AAAPC Travelling Fellowship applications closing very soon

The AAAPC Travelling Fellowship provides up to $3000 for an AAAPC member for travel towards research and/or education in 2020. It is part of the AAAPC's aim to promote and develop primary care as a creative, cooperative and mutually supportive discipline.

Early career academics are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are interested in applying, please go to the website fofurther details. Applications close this week on November 30, 2019..

AAAPC Subcommittees finalised

Many thanks to all the enthusiastic members who put their hands up recently to join AAAPC Subcommittees. It is so exciting and promising to have such an active membership and we look forward to hearing more about each Subcommittee and what they are doing in the future.

A full list of the members of each Subcommittee is now available on our website.

Some members of the AAAPC Conference and Professional Development Subcommittee

Webinar updates for AAAPC members

Our webinar earlier this month, 'An Accidental Academic' with Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith, was a great success with 21 attendees (17 from Australia, 4 from New Zealand, across a wide range of primary care disciplines) hearing a series of interesting stories and steps from Professor Goodyear-Smith's career. To find out more, visit the Webinars page on our website to watch the video.

Don't worry if you missed out, there will be plenty more opportunities next year. The Membership and Marketing Subcommittee is currently seeking nominations and requests for webinar topics for 2020. What are you interested in learning about? Whose story would you like to hear more of?

Please email your suggestions to

NAPCRG Annual Meeting

Congratulations again to Prof Grant Russell who presented 'Primary health care access for vulnerable communities: Uncovering the balance between supply and demand' as the 2019 AAAPC Distinguished Paper at the recent NAPCRG Annual Meeting in Toronto. The conference was a wonderful mix of disciplines, countries and research; expanding the horizons of primary care and seeking best possible care for patients.

Prof Grant Russell presents at NAPCRG 2019

Seeking expertise in Primary Care Educational Research

Do you have expertise in primary care educational research? Felicity Goodyear-Smith is co-editing a book on a practical guide to PHC educational research and is seeking authors for some of the chapters. If you are interested please can you complete the attached form below (titled 'Expertise in primary care research') and email it to Felicity at

Expertise in primary health care educational research.docx

Primary Health Care Reform Committee

We are glad to have had Dr Lauren Ball represent AAAPC at the Federal Government Primary Health Reform Committee Meeting on Monday November 25, where the Federal Government is developing the Australian Government Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan. Dr Ball is happy to receive input or questions from members between now and early 2020 when the plan will be finalised, and can be reached at

Request for course module writers

HealthCert is a Professional Education Provider currently seeking GP and/or academic writers for modules in the field of Women’s Health and Men’s Health. For further details or to express interest, please contact Christine Guyler via

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. 

Until next month,

Dr Melinda Choy, AAAPC Editor

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