The best abstracts selected for oral presentation at the conference were identified by the abstract reviewers and were then judged based on significance of objective/purpose; validity and quality of methods; clarity, relevance and innovativeness of lessons learned and implications; and relevance to policy and/or practice.
The quality of the abstracts selected was extremely high.
The awards were presented to the winners at the Conference Welcome Reception.
The Best Abstract
"Effect of drug co-payment reductions on preventable hospitalizations among Indigenous Australians: Australia’s Closing the Gap PBS Co-payment Incentive" - Amal Trivedi, Brown University, United States
"Paradigms at odds: Reciprocal accountability for First Nations health in British Columbia - " Josée Lavoie, University of Manitoba, Canada
"Hospital Nurse Attraction and Retention: A review of hospital workplace design characteristic" - Lucio Naccarella, The University of Melbourne, Australia
"Is there a difference in characteristics of consumers who cease or reduce their medication? A review of statin mediation dispensing pre and post a PBS co-payment increase " - Karla Seaman, Notre Dame University, Australia
"Reasons for and timeliness measures of emergency department visits for people with cancer in New South Wales: a population-based study" - Huei-Yang Chen, Bureau of Health Information, NSW, Australia
"A population based analysis of the impact of a provincial quality improvement program on primary health care in Ontario, Canada." - Michael Green, Queen’s University, Canada
The Best Abstract by an Early Career Researcher
"Potential pitfalls in defining prescription opioid misuse using routinely collected dispensing data:’Doctor shopping’ or standard care?" - Bianca Blanch, University of Sydney, Australia
"Screening for rheumatic heart disease in the Pacific: translating research into policy" - Daniel Engelman, University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics, Australia
"Cross-Jurisdictional Co-operation in First Nations Health Services Delivery" - Lloy Wylie, Western University, Canada
""It opened my eyes” - Examining the impact of the Australian Chlamydia Control Effectiveness Pilot (ACCEPt) on the chlamydia testing practices of general practitioners." - Anna Yeung, University of New South Wales, Australia
"Balancing international experiences and local contexts in Indigenous health." - AngelineFerdinand, University of Melbourne, Australia
"The Transformation of First Nations Health Governance in British Columbia, Canada: Implications for Regional Co-decision Making in Health Services" - Lloy Wylie, Western University, Canada