Congratulations to the winners of the best abstract awards at our 2015 Conference

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

WINNER

"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

Amal Trivedi Best Abstract

Amal Trivedi Best Abstract

HIGHLY COMMENED

"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

WINNER

"Potential pitfalls in defining prescription opioid misuse using routinely collected dispensing data:’Doctor shopping’ or standard care?" - Bianca Blanch, University of Sydney, Australia

Bianca Blanch Best Abstract by an emerging researcher

Bianca Blanch Best Abstract by an emerging researcher

HIGHLY COMMENDED

"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