Conference Prizes

Most Distinguished Paper Award

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 complimentary registration to the SAPC Meeting and a small bursary (AUD$500) 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 oral presentation at the Conference. The selected paper will be presented during the Awards Plenary session at the AAAPC Annual Research Conference.


The University of Queensland Primary Care Clinical Unit Award for Excellence in Translating Evidence into Practice

In 2020 the University of Queensland (UQ) Primary Care Clinical Unit (PCCU) is sponsoring a prize for Excellence in Translating Research Evidence into Practice.

This award supports early and mid-career researchers undertaking research translating evidence into practice. Emerging researchers within the first eight years of academic or other research-related employment are encouraged to apply.

The Award includes $1000 for research related purposes (e.g., attend conference, publication etc) to be used within 12 months (reimbursed from AAAPC on production of receipts).

Eligibility criteria:

  • Early and mid-career researchers, that is emerging researchers within their first eight years of academic or other research-related employment
  • Current financial member of AAAPC
  • Attending the AAAPC Annual Research Conference in the year of application.

To be considered for this Award, please tick the appropriate box during the abstract submission process. In addition to your oral presentation abstract you will need to provide a summary of how this research demonstrates the translation of evidence into practice (100 words maximum); statement on how this study impacts and/or changes clinical practice (100 words); and a brief summary of the proposed use of the Award (10 words maximum e.g., travel costs to attend [name of] conference; publication costs in [journal] for [publication] etc).

The AAAPC Committee will review the applications and consult with the UQ PCCU Head of Department to confirm the awardee. The winner will be announced at the end of the Conference.

The Award includes $1000 for research related purposes (e.g., attend conference, publication etc) to be used within 12 months (reimbursed from AAAPC on production of receipts).

Early Career Best Paper Award

In 2020, WentWest is sponsoring a prize for the Best Paper delivered by an early career researcher (<5 years post-PhD), academic registrar or trainee at the Annual Research Conference. 

To be considered for this Award, please tick the appropriate box during the abstract submission process. You will need to provide additional biographical information and justification as to your ECR status (150 words).

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

The Award includes $1000 for research related purposes (e.g., attend conference, publication etc) to be used within 12 months (reimbursed from AAAPC on production of receipts).

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  winner will be announced at the end of the Conference.

First Time Presenter Award

The AAAPC sponsors a prize for the Best Presentation delivered by a first time presenter at the Annual Research Conference. To be eligible, the 2020 Annual Research Conference must be the first time an individual has presented an oral paper at any Conference.

To be considered for this Award, please tick the appropriate box when requested during the abstract submission process.

The AAAPC Committee will judge all first time oral presentations throughout the Conference, with the winner 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.

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