Conference Prizes

Australian Journal of Primary Health Best Oral Paper Prize

At the AAAPC Annual Research Conference, Australian Journal of Primary Health presents a prize for the Best Oral Paper relevant to the interests and scope of the journal.

The prize consists of a certificate and a year’s subscription to the journal (print and online). The winner(s) will be offered free Open Access in the journal for an accepted, peer-reviewed article arising from the Best Oral Paper.

Eligibility: Papers accepted for oral presentation, focusing on those informing critical discussion on primary and community services integrating theory and practice, and using perspectives from a range of disciplines will be eligible.

Judging Committee: Oral papers are assessed by the journal’s judging committee, comprising the Co-Editors-in-Chief, members of the Editorial Panel and their nominees.

Criteria: The judging committee considers several criteria for the prize, including originality, rigour, relevance to primary and community health policy and practice, inclusion of relevant groups to the research, and quality of presentation.

The inaugural 2019 winner will be announced at the end of the Conference.

Best Poster Prize

Delegates at the Annual Research Conference will be asked to vote for a poster to receive the Best Poster Prize. Each delegate will receive a voting slip at registration - please return your vote to the box at the registration desk by Saturday, 3pm.

The winning poster will be announced at the end of the Conference.

Most Distinguished Paper Award

Congratulations to 2019 winner Prof Danielle Mazza for paper entitled 'The Australian Contraceptive ChOice pRoject (ACCORd): Results of a cluster randomised controlled trial aimed at increasing Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) uptake'

In collaboration with the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) in the UK, the AAAPC offers an extra, international dimension to an outstanding paper submitted to the Annual Research Conference.

The AAAPC Distinguished Paper awardee is invited to present their paper in the UK at the SAPC Annual Scientific Meeting in the year following the Annual Research Conference. The awardee will receive a small bursary towards the expense of attending the Conference. The award brings together two leading membership bodies responsible for advancing primary care through research and education in Australia/New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

The AAAPC Committee will select a winner from the abstracts submitted for presentation at the Conference. The selected paper will be presented during the Awards Plenary session at the AAAPC Annual Research Conference.


Early Career Best Paper Award

Congratulations to 2019 winner Dr Lauralie Richard for paper entitled 'Providing care to refugees through mainstream general practice in Southern New Zealand: what are the perspectives of general practitioners and practice nurses?'

In 2019 the AAAPC will be sponsoring a prize for the Best Paper delivered by an early career researcher, academic registrar or trainee at the Annual Research Conference. 

The AAAPC Committee will select a winner from the abstracts submitted by early career authors for presentation at the Conference. The selected paper will be presented during the Awards Plenary session at the Annual Research Conference.


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