AAAPC News - May 2020

26 May 2020 4:36 PM | Lynsey Brown (Administrator)

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

Late submissions are still open for:

  • Research related to the current global coronavirus pandemic, for inclusion in a symposium at the conference
  • Student/trainee poster presentation abstracts

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:

  • Most Distinguished Paper: Prof Grant Russell (Monash University) for Optimising primary care for refugees. Findings from an Australian cluster randomised trial. 
  • ECR Prize: Ms Fitriana Ekawati (University of Melbourne) for Adapting international hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) management recommendations to the context of Indonesian primary care.
  • Student Scholarship: Mr Sabuj Kanti Mistry (University of New South Wales) for Involving Bilingual Community Navigator, a promising approach for healthcare navigation among culturall and linguistically diverse (CALD) population in primary health care (PHC) setting of Australia.

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.


Friends Advancing Careers through E-based Support (FACES) Event in June

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

Celebrating some AAAPC Members

A shout out to some members who have had some 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 when you or another member you know has a new publication out or receives an award so that we can all celebrate them!


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

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