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Tuesday 29 June 2010


War and Disaster: Surviving the Frontline
International forum - Darwin Convention Centre
Hosted by the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, the forum with feature expert national and international speakers. FORUM IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Register your attendance on 1800 755 270


PHC Research Conference - Registration open


Welcome reception - Darwin Convention Centre
It all begins here - come and meet other delegates (included in registration)


Day 1 - Wednesday 30 June 2010


Registration open


Speakers' preparation room open


Opening: Plenary 1
- Welcome to country and official opening
- Chair: Libby Kalucy
- Launch of Snapshot 2010
- Primary health care … the New Zealand journey - Jim Primrose
- Primary health care in the Pacific Region - Colin Tukuitonga
- Launch of CARPA Standard Treatment Manual (STM) - The Hon Warren Snowdon MP


Morning tea



Primary care research has nothing to offer policymakers' - The great (evidence-based??) debate

Philip Davies et al


The influence of holding a 'No symptoms, No disease' belief on the quality of care for chronic disease

Marjan Kljakovic et al

Concurrent papers1

Access and equity: allied health

Concurrent papers2

Education and training of the workforce: part 1

Concurrent papers3

Preventive health: lifestyle and intervention

Concurrent papers4

Quality of Care: Diabetes


Lunch & topic tables
AAAPC Meeting



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research. Tackling the new and emerging challenges!

Janelle Stirling et al


Keeping up-to-date in a busy world: some evidence-based practice tips

Chris Del Mar et al

view further readings

Concurrent papers5

Access and equity: policy

Concurrent papers6

Education and training of the workforce: part 2

Concurrent papers7

Quality of care: allied health

Concurrent papers8

Improved workforce conditions: issues and solutions


Afternoon tea


Workshop1 cont

Workshop2 cont

Concurrent papers9

Preventive health: community

Concurrent papers10

Building research capacity:
part 1

Concurrent papers11

Coordinated care of complex conditions:
part 1

Concurrent papers12

Improved workforce conditions: general practice


AAAPC Poster reception
Join us for drinks and nibbles as you browse through the posters and chat with the authors about their work (included in registration)


AAAPC Dinner - Hanuman Restaurant
The prestigious Bridges-Webb Medal will be presented at the dinner.


Day 2 - Thursday 1 July 2010


Breakfast session
Improving health care for young people through primary health care research and health reform - Carol Kefford and Carmen Jarrett


Breakfast session
AAAPC Heads of Department meeting


Registration open


Speakers' preparation room open


APHCRI: Plenary 2
- Chair: Robert Wells
- Should pay-for-performance be introduced into Australian health care? Lessons from abroad - Stephen Campbell


Morning tea



Evaluating complex multi-level health system interventions: a framework and evidence from the Primary Care Partnership Strategy in Victoria

Kate Silburn et al


Improving care: The value of using a community participatory research model to inform meaningful health care research and reform

Caroline Bulsara et al

Concurrent papers 13

Knowledge exchange and translation

Concurrent papers 14

Management of health information

Concurrent papers 15

Patient-centred care

Concurrent papers 16

Self management


Lunch & topic tables
Centres of Excellence in Primary Health Care Research - Information Session



Understanding Knowledge Exchange: Strategies for Dialogue and Collaboration

Rhian Parker et al

view supporting documents


How to write a grant? Tips for success

Kelsey Hegarty et al

Concurrent papers17

Health care systems

Concurrent papers18

Quality of care: Indigenous health

Concurrent papers19

Research & evaluation methodology

Concurrent papers20

Preventive health: general practice


Afternoon tea


Workshop3 cont

Workshop4 cont

Concurrent papers21

Access and equity: specific groups

Concurrent papers22

Building research capacity:
part 2

Concurrent papers23

Coordinated care of complex conditions:
part 2

Concurrent papers24

Health literacy



18.30 for 19.00-midnight

Conference dinner - Darwin Sailing Club
An alfresco evening under the stars - dance and talk the night away!


Day 3 - Friday 2 July 2010


Registration open


Speakers' preparation room open



Service linkages and partnerships for improved primary health care

Judy Taylor et al


The Gudaga Study: contributing to reform of perinatal and early childhood services for Aboriginal infants and their families

Elizabeth Comino et al

Concurrent papers25

Access and equity: general practice

Concurrent papers26

Preventive health: health checks

Concurrent papers27

Quality of care: general practice

Concurrent papers28

Response to local needs


Morning tea


AAAPC: Plenary 3
- Chair: Dimity Pond
- Indigenous primary health care research and health care reform: Improving care - Noel Hayman
- Distinguished paper presentations
   1. Improving quality of preventative care for well adults in Indigenous community health centres - Damin Si & Ross Bailie
   2. Testing an innovative tool to diagnose melanoma in primary care - Jon Emery


Awards & thank you
- Chair: Ellen McIntyre




The UnConference
Birds of a Feather - networking around social activities for like-minded people. Organise your own group and plan an activity. Enjoy what Darwin has to offer. These are our suggestions.

- Darwin Wave Lagoon
- Indigenous cultural walking tour
- Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
- Retail therapy
- Bombing of Darwin WWii Heritage Tour
- Darwin City Harbour Cruise
- Jumping Crocs Tour
- City Sights & Cruise

Highlights and booking details below



Day 3 - Afternoon optional activities

Wave Lagoon - Darwin's wave lagoon is a safe, stinger and crocodile-free wave and swimming lagoon. Spend the afternoon having fun in the sun and surfing the waves. Located in front of the The Vibe and Medina Waterfront hotels. The lagoon depth varies from 2 metres at its deepest point with a slope to a depth of zero at the wet edge. The water is chlorinated salt and the lagoon has a concrete bottom. The wave lagoon is capable of a range of different waves up to 1.7 metres in height. The different wave types provide a range of experiences for all users - from boogie board riders to toddlers. Waves run on a cycle with a ten minute break in between.
Darwin Waterfront Precinct -
Afternoon session: 2pm-6pm

Batji Tours - Join Indigenous guides on a 2 hour cultural and historical discovery of Darwin's Larrakia people and country
Batji Tours - 1300 881 186
Bookings essential

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory -  Features the region's art, natural history and culture with collections of Aboriginal art and material culture, visual arts, craft, Southeast Asian art and material culture, NT history and maritime archaeology
Conacher St, Fannie Bay - 08 8999 8264
Opening hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Explore your retail senses in The Mall by visiting

di CROCO - With classic design and attention to detail, the di CROCO range not only includes handbags, work totes, wallets and purses, but extends to accessories for both men and women.
19 The Mall, Darwin - 08 8941 4470

Paspaley - To experience the beauty of Paspaley South Sea pearls for yourself, we invite you to visit a Paspaley boutique. Our retail team shares an in-depth knowledge and passion for pearls and will be pleased to introduce you to the beauty of these precious gifts from nature.
19 The Mall, Darwin - 1300 888 080

Mbantua Gallery Darwin - Specialists in Indigenous art of the Utopia region, north east of Alice Springs, The emergence of the Utopia artists is considered to be the largest art movement in the world.
2/30 The Mall, Darwin - 08 8941 6611
5% discount on artwork is available on mention of the PHC Research Conference

Bombing of Darwin WWII Heritage Tour - Darwin was devastated and Australia's security threatened by bombings in WWII. Why was there a Government cover-up? What really did happen? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this unique, personalised tour.
Darwin Day Tours - 1300 721 365
Departs 1.00pm (3½ hours)

Darwin City Harbour Cruise - The afternoon and sunset cruise onboard the Spirit of Darwin completes another wonderful day in paradise. Experience the photographers dream with the incredible Darwin Harbour sunset.
Darwin Day Tours - 1300 721 365
Departs 5.00pm (3 hours)

Jumping Crocs - Join the famous Adelaide River Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Your local guide will entice the crocodiles to leap out of the water. See these prehistoric creatures at close range. Continue to the Window on the Wetlands Visitors Centre for views over the Marakai Plains and then on to Fogg Dam Nature Reserve, before returning to Darwin.
Darwin Day Tours - 1300 721 365
Departs 12.45pm (6 hours)

City Sights & Cruise - Join a city sights tour with expert commentary by a local guide. See the Chinese Temple and the Botanic Gardens. Tour the historic sites of the city including the East Point Military Precinct. See the Stokes Hill Wharf area and the Mooring Basin. Time available to explore the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Add on the 'Spirit of Darwin' for a cruise on magnificent Darwin Harbour.
Darwin Day Tours - 1300 721 365
Departs 2.00pm (4 hours) or (6 hours with cruise)


2010 PHC Research Conference: Program