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2013 PHC Research Conference: Program

Allies for better primary health care

Conference program & abstracts online

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Tuesday 9 July 2013


UNSW satellite workshop: National evaluation of Medicare Locals stakeholder workshop -
In order to confirm you attendance, please fill out the registration form online at alternatively you can contact Sheena Wu directly on 0432 516 862 by no later than Friday 28 June.


Registration open [Marble Bar]


Welcome Reception - Marble Bar, Hilton Sydney

Wednesday 10 July 2013


Registration open [Level 3 Exhibition Area]


Speakers’ preparation centre open [Level 4 Room 2]


Meet and greet topic tables - bring your coffee! [Grand Ballroom]


Opening session [Grand Ballroom]

- Chair: Ellen McIntyre

- Official opening: The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP - Minister for Health and Medical Research

- Launch of Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2013: The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP - Minister for Health and Medical Research

- Welcome to Country: Michael West, Traditional owners: Gadigal people of the Eora Nation

- Welcome by Convenor: Christina Hagger

- Welcome to Delegates: Dr Mary Foley, Director General NSW Health


APHCRI Plenary 1 [Grand Ballroom]

- Chair: Robert Wells

- Keynote speaker: Forming alliances to ensure better outcomes for patients with multi-morbidity - Prof Martin Fortin

- Discussion


Morning tea [Level 3 Exhibition Area]


Symposia 1

Symposia 2

Mini Workshop 1

Symposia 3

Symposia 4

Symposia 5

Across The Continuum Of Care

Part 1

- Geoff Mitchell

Part 2

- Kate White

Part 3

- Danielle Mazza

The Patient Centred Medical Home (PCMH) and what can it offer Australian Primary Care?

Using ‘Logic Models’ to inform National and Local Evaluation of After Hours Primary Care reforms

Tackling the big issues in oral health care policy: a case study

Developing a patient safety collaborative

Allies in sight: implementing the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision

Presenters: Claire Jackson, Tina Janamian, Caroline Nicholson, Nicola Glasson

Facilitators: Lucio Nacarella, Rosemary McKenzie, Natalie Rinehart

Presenters: Robert Wells, Leonard Crocombe

Presenters: James Dunbar, Amr Abou Elnour, Dale Ford, Mark Morgan

Presenters: Mitchell Anjou, Andrea Boudville, Hugh Taylor


Lunch and Topic Tables [Level 3 Exhibition Area]


Lunchtime session: Research Briefing with the Hon. Jillian Skinner, MP, NSW Minister of Health and Minister for Medical Research [Grand Ballroom A]


Workshop 2

Workshop 3

Workshop 4

Concurrent papers 1

Concurrent papers 2

Concurrent papers 3

International allies inspiring a bold vision of academic primary care

Prevention through Medicare Locals - Building sustainable foundations through evidence and local partnerships

Honouring self-determination - taking control of the Aboriginal research platform

Multi-morbidity 1

Consumer perspectives 1

Mental health services 1

Facilitators: Joanne Reeve, Ellen McIntyre, Chris Barton, Ann Adam

Facilitators: Jennie Roe, Helen Nosworthy

Facilitators: Annapurna Nori, Damian Rigney, Amy Graham

Chair: James Dunbar

Chair: Christine Walker

Chair David Perkins


Afternoon tea [Level 3 Exhibition Area]

Poster session - even numbers [Level 3 Exhibition Area]


Concurrent papers 4

Concurrent papers 5

Concurrent papers 6

Concurrent papers 7

Concurrent papers 8

Concurrent papers 9

Oral health services

Healthy ageing 1

Men’s and Women's health

Children & young peoples’ health 1

Knowledge exchange & translation 1

Collaborations 1

Chair: Terry Findlay

Chair: Christopher Barton

Chair: Claire Jackson

Chair: Michelle Banfield

Chair: Catherine Spooner

Chair: Gawaine Powell Davies




AAAPC Dinner - L’Aqua, The Roof Top Level Cockle Bay Wharf, Wheat Rd, Sydney

Thursday 11 July 2013


Breakfast workshop: From practice to policy - Sophia Avery [Level 4 Room]


Early Career Researchers (for Higher Degree Students and Academic Registrars) - For students who have registered for the event [Level 4 Room 3]


AAAPC Heads of Department Meeting (closed) [Level 4 Room 2]


Registration open [Level 3 Exhibition Area]


Speakers’ preparation centre open [Level 4 Room 2]


Meet and greet topic tables - bring your coffee! [Grand Ballroom]


AAAPC Plenary 2 [Grand Ballroom]

- Chair: Dimity Pond

- Keynote speaker: Allies for health: examples of research policy translation relevant to primary care - Professor Emily Banks

- Best paper presentation: Continuation of breastfeeding improves with collaborative motivational support in a cluster randomised controlled trial - Megan Elliott-Rudder

- Discussion


Morning tea [Level 3 Exhibition Area]

Poster session - odd numbered posters [Level 3 Exhibition Area]


Concurrent papers 10

Concurrent papers 11

Concurrent papers 12

Concurrent papers 13

Concurrent papers 14

Concurrent papers 15

Remote & rural health 1

Children & young peoples’ health 2

Migrant & refugee health 1

Health systems & services 1

Healthy ageing 2

Primary health care workforce

Chair: John Wakerman

Chair: Megan Elliott-Rudder

Chair: Mark Harris

Chair: Nicholas Zwar

Chair: Fiona Millard

Chair: Elizabeth Halcomb


Lunch & topic tables [Level 3 Exhibition Area]


Lunchtime session: AAAPC: Challenges in primary health care - Mark Booth [Grand Ballroom A]


Lunchtime session: NHMRC CRE meeting - Claire Jackson [Level 4, Room 2]


Workshop 5

Workshop 6

Concurrent papers 16

Concurrent papers 17

Concurrent papers 18

Concurrent papers 19

Strategies to support novice practitioner researchers in Primary and Community Health Services

Writing for policy makers

Mental health services 2

Generalists & specialists

Nursing in PHC

Preventive health 1

Facilitators: Elizabeth Comino, Emma Friesen, Justin Duggan, Lynn Kemp, Jenny Reath, Gawaine Powell-Davies

Facilitators: Kathryn Dwan, Peter McInnes

Chair: Louise Stone

Chair: Nicholas Schubert

Chair: Helen Donovan

Chair: Suzanne Robinson


Afternoon tea [Level 3 Exhibition Area]


Concurrent papers 20

Concurrent papers 21

Concurrent papers 22

Concurrent papers 23

Concurrent papers 24

Concurrent papers 25


Multi-morbidity 2

Indigenous health 1


Consumer perspectives 2

Medicare Locals

Chair: Marie Pirotta

Chair: Tom Brett

Chair: Alex Brown

Chair: Doris Young

Chair: Andrea Hernan

Chair: Jackie Cumming


Conference Dinner - Opera Point Marquee, Sydney Opera House

Friday 12 July 2013


RACGP Satellite Breakfast session: Multi-morbidity and general practice - Issues and what needs to change - Evan Ackermann, Martin Fortin, Mark Booth, John Litt [Level 4 Room 1]


Registration open [Level 3 Exhibition Area]


Speakers’ preparation centre open [Level 4 Room 2]


On track for 2020? Count down to the year 2020 - topic tables [Level 3 Exhibition Area]


Workshop 7

Workshop 8

Concurrent papers 26

Concurrent papers 27

Concurrent papers 28

Concurrent papers 29

Understanding and intervening in multi-morbidity

Open data and planning for a Sustainable Health System - how geography and mapping can help

Health systems & services 2

Education & training 1

Indigenous health 2

Preventive health 2

Facilitators: James Dunbar, Jane Gunn, Martin Fortin, Mark Morgan, Christine Walker, Ngaire Kerse, Bruce Guthrie

Facilitators: Ian McRae, Gabe Gossage, Ian White, Paul Konings, Darrell Meade

Chair: Phyllis Lau

Chair: Meredith Temple-Smith

Chair: Ru Kwedza

Chair: John Furler


Morning tea [Level 3 Exhibition Area]


Concurrent papers 30

Concurrent papers 31

Concurrent papers 32

Concurrent papers 33

Concurrent papers 34

Concurrent papers 35

Knowledge exchange & translation 2

Collaborations 2

Education & training 2

Preventive health 3

Migrant & refugee health 2

Women’s health

Chair: Peter McInnes

Chair: Joanne Reeve

Chair: Ruth McNair

Chair: Siaw-Teng Liaw

Chair: Joanne Enticott

Chair: Libby Kalucy


Farewell Networking Lunch [Level 3 Exhibition Area]


PHCRIS Plenary 3 [Grand Ballroom]

- Chair: Ellen McIntyre

- Keynote: Challenges and alliances in the prevention and management of obesity - Dr William Dietz

- Panel: Mark Harris, Mark Booth, Richard Reed, Joseph Saad

- Discussion


Short break


Plenary 4 - Hypothetical [Grand Ballroom]


- Panel: Martin Fortin, David Butt, Christine Walker, Jane Gunn, Jeff Cheverton

- Facilitator: Professor Ngaire Kerse


Awards and closing [Grand Ballroom]

- Chair: Christina Hagger

- Awards:
 PHCRIS Best Poster
 AAAPC First Time Presenter
 AJPH Prize for Best Paper or Symposium
 MJA-RACGP Prize for Excellence in GP Research

Launch of 2014 PHC Research Conference

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
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Major sponsors

Cancer Institute NSW

Health Workforce Australia