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2005 GP & PHC Research Conference:
Getting research right for policy and practice

26-28 July, Adelaide Convention Centre

The conference is the key annual event for anyone with an interest in primary health care research, evaluation and development and provides ample opportunities for PHC researchers to get together to network, form collaborations and share ideas and work.


The overarching theme for the 2005 conference was Getting research right for policy and practice. This theme reflected the central role of primary health care research in informing policy and practice. Some of the questions that were addressed at the 2005 GP & PHC Research Conference included:

  • How do we identify the most important and relevant research questions?
  • What is the best way to conduct research for maximum impact?
  • How do we translate research findings into policy and practice?


The conference was attended by 405 delegates who travelled to Adelaide from across from Australia, NZ, Canada, USA, and the United Arab Emirates. Thankyou to everyone who completed our evaluation survey (194, 48% response rate with only one reminder!). We at PHCRIS are working hard to advance primary health care research and evaluation and our conference is one of the most important activities we are involved in to achieve this. As Lomas and Patton both discussed in their keynote presentations and workshops, relationships are vital to conducting quality research and evaluation and vital to the implementation of research into policy and practice. The conference is one of the major forums in Australia for not only showcasing PHC research, but for providing an opportunity to establish and maintain these relationships.

  • 2005 Conference Evaluation 2005 GP & PHC Research Conference Evaluation Results [PDF: 69KB]
  • 2005 Conference Workshop Feedback 2005 GP & PHC Research Conference Workshop Feedback Results [PDF: 70KB]


The program comprised a challenging mix of plenary sessions, international and Australian speakers, workshops and paper and poster sessions. Renowned international keynote speakers at the conference are Prof Jonathan Lomas (Canada) and Prof Michael Quinn Patton (USA). For the first time, the AAAGP annual research meeting was incorporated into the GP & PHC Research Conference program. Click here to view the program.

PHCRIS prize for best poster

This year we awarded the Best Poster Prize to the authors of two posters! Click here to find out more.

Abstracts and presentations

The abstracts for this year's GP & PHC Research Conference are available online in the PHCRIS eLibrary. Presentations for the speakers who have given their permission are also available via a link below the abstract.