Invitation to join the Conference Scientific Committee 2016 PHC Research Conference: Reform and innovation in PHC policy and practice




The Convenors of the 2016 PHC Research Conference, are inviting researchers to  to join the Conference Scientific Committee to peer review abstracts received for paper/poster presentations. The peer review process is critical as it ensures the high quality of papers and posters presented at the Conference.

For your planning - please note that abstracts and an easy to use online proforma will be forwarded to reviewers electronically on 7 March.   The  completed reviews will be needed by 5.00pm EDST on Thursday 17 March 2016.

Each abstract is separately reviewed by two people so each reviewer is likely to be asked to review between 10 and 15 abstracts. It is estimated that this will take each reviewer between 2-3 hours. Reviewers will be blinded to authors and institutions. Those who participate will be listed as a member of the Conference Scientific Committee in the Conference Handbook.

If you are able to assist with the peer review process, could you please advise the Secretariat by 24 February by clicking on the button below  and indicating which of the programme themes and research keywords listed most interest you, so that we can allocate abstracts accordingly.

Sub-themes Keywords
  • Co-creation: consumers, health professionals, managers, policy makers, researchers
  • Commissioning for good health outcomes
  • Complex and chronic conditions: improving outcomes
  • Health professionals and patients: productive connections
  • Ideas, application and commercialisation
  • Partnerships matter: PHN/LHN; public/private
  • Stimulating PHC research and practice
  • System quality and productivity
  • Technology to improve outcomes
  • Children and young people’s health
  • Healthy ageing
  • Indigenous health
  • Knowledge exchange and translation
  • Mental health care
  • Migrant and refugee health
  • Primary health care workforce
  • Remote and rural health
  • Research methodologies and methods
  • Women’s and men’s health

If you know of colleagues who would be suitable for this important task, please forward this information to them.

Further information about the conference is available at:

Call for abstracts closes 24 February 2016.

We do hope you will be able to contribute to this essential work of the Conference Scientific Committee. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Christina Hagger & Lynsey Brown Conference Convenor / Co-Convenor