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2013 PHC Research Conference

Allies for better primary health care

2013 PHC Research Conference - Allies for better primary health care

2013 Conference Highlights

The conference theme, Allies for better primary health care, encouraged delegates to reflect that no-one can do it alone - we all need to work as allies to promote quality care, quality of life and an equitable, sustainable health future. The theme encouraged a culture of knowledge exchange among delegates and provided the context for the research evidence to be discussed and debated face-to-face.

The plenary and concurrent sessions were recorded (where permission was given) and are available on our website so that the knowledge exchange can continue even after the conference has finished.

As a taste, we spoke with some of our key speakers outside their sessions so they could give a brief overview of their research as well as their impressions of the conference as a collaborative opportunity.

Speaker
Title
William Dietz
Challenges and alliances in the prevention and management of obesity
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Megan Elliott-Rudder
Continuation of breastfeeding improves with collaborative motivational support in a cluster randomised controlled trial [AAAPC Distinguished Paper]
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Ellen McIntyre,
Joanne Reeve,
Chris Barton
International allies inspiring a bold vision of academic primary care
View interview View interview (00:04:29)
Megan Elliott-Rudder
Benefits of attending the PHC Research Conference
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To see their full presentations (where permission has been granted) please click on the Abstracts and presentations button below:

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Photo gallery
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The 2013 PHC Research Conference was held in Sydney from 10-12 July 2013 at the Hilton Sydney. The theme, Allies for better primary health care, acknowledged that a network of allies is necessary to ensure a coordinated, strong and sustainable primary health care system. The theme was the reference point for presenters to report on ways in which their research has made, and will continue to make, a difference to the policy, practice, sustainability and outcomes of health care in Australia.

The PHC Research Conference is acknowledged as a peerless networking opportunity for all working in primary health care research. It is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing to provide a forum to discuss primary health care research findings; provide a structured means to share knowledge, and provide opportunities for researchers (including investigators from the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) Centres of Research Excellence) to create and build networks, develop research skills and discuss research projects. Once a year, for three intensive days, this Conference draws together researchers, service providers, administrators, policy makers, consumers and students, all of whom are attracted by opportunities to gain new insights and updates on the latest high quality research.

The 2013 Conference provided essential opportunities for delegates to present and also hear about the latest research, share ideas, debate critical primary health care matters, form collaborations and network with speakers and other delegates. Building on from previous conferences, the program was a stimulating blend of opportunities for presentations with workshops, symposia, poster and paper sessions, as well as awards such as the PHCRIS Best Poster and the Australian Association for Academic Primary Care (AAAPC) Best Paper Presentation.

The Conference is convened by the Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (PHCRIS) and supported by both AAAPC and APHCRI.

keynote speakers


Professor Martin Fortin

Professor Martin Fortin
Director of Research, Department of Family Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke (Quebec), and Director of Academic Research, Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Chicoutimi

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Professor Emily Banks

Professor Emily Banks
Head of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Scientific Director of the 45 and Up Study and Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicines, Chief investigator, APHCRI Centre of Research Excellence in Urban Aboriginal Child Health

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Dr William Dietz

Dr William H Dietz
Former Director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity in the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Professor Ngaire Kerse

Professor Ngaire Kerse
Professor and Interim Head of the School of Population Health, University of Auckland

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Conference secretariat

For queries concerning the Conference, please contact the Conference Secretariat:
Conference Logistics
Acting as agent for PHCRIS
PO Box 6150
Kingston ACT 2604
Phone: 02 6281 6624
Fax: 02 6285 1336
Email: conference@conlog.com.au

 

PHCRIS Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute Australian Association for Academic Primary Care

 

Key dates

22 February 2013
Closing date for abstracts


23 April 2013
Notification of acceptance of abstracts


26 April 2013
Sponsored delegate applications close


17 May 2013
Early bird registration closes


10-12 July 2013
PHC Research Conference


2013 PHC Research Conference

Useful Conference links
Major sponsors

Cancer Institute NSW

Health Workforce Australia

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