The Australasian Association of Academic Primary Care (AAAPC) was founded in 1983 as the Australian Association for Academic General Practice (AAAGP) with 44 inaugural members under the leadership of its first president, Professor Neil Carson. The AAAGP helped to put academics from departments around Australia in touch with each other, and this was enhanced from 1986 on with the publication of a regular newsletter. The AAAGP also developed a role in advocacy to promote general practice-based education and research. The first example was a submission to the Commonwealth Board of Inquiry into Medical Education and Medical Research in 1988. Through the 1990s, the AAAGP worked in collaboration with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners to promote academic sessions at the college's Annual Scientific Meetings. The breadth of academic endeavour and the multidisciplinary nature of primary care were recognised by the AAAGP in 2012 with the organisation changing its name to the AAAPC.
|Title of host publication
|International Perspectives on Primary Care Research
|Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Bob Mash
|Number of pages
|Published - 27 Apr 2016