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Are you working in, or thinking of working in, primary care research and teaching? Then AAAPC may be for you!

27 October 2016

The Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care (AAAPC) represents a multidisciplinary representative group of Australian and New Zealand primary care academics and focuses on promoting research, fostering and supporting new researchers. It promotes the value of linking research and practice to inform and enhance primary care policy and practice to improve health outcomes. Most members work in Universities in Departments of General Practice, Nursing, Health Sciences or Public Health and Community Medicine.

We are a vibrant organisation that actively promotes research in primary care by encouraging originality, questioning and exploring in a research environment, providing a forum for exchange of information and ideas and encouraging shared academic activities.

Over the years, the fostering and support of career development has been strengthened by the annual award of a Travelling Fellowship and bursaries to attend the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) and Society for Academic Primary Care UK (SAPC) meetings.

The AAAPC was founded in 1983 with 44 inaugural members. Throughout its history, the aims of the organisation have remained broadly consistent, although in the past few years we have changed from being a GP focussed organisation to one embracing primary care and incorporating NZ members with benefits of cross collaboration, fertilisation of ideas and the expansion of the critical mass of primary care academics. The current membership is about 170 with backgrounds in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology and social sciences.

In order to prosper and flourish, the AAAPC needs to boost greater membership to finance its many activities. Help us double the membership in 2017; get a colleague to join up AND spread the word about the AAAPC.

Application forms can be found at www.aaapc.org.au. Or you can contact Kitty Novy knovy@unimelb.edu.au or call on 03 8344 4538 for more information.

Please note: Annual membership is currently $150.00 per year and $60.00 for students.

 

This news item was featured in This Week in PHC Issue: 27 October 2016.

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