News and Events
In 2009, VicReN committee meetings will take place at 6.30 PM in the library (Meeting Room 1), Department of General Practice, 200 Berkeley Street, Carlton 3053 on the following dates:
- 10 February
- 12 May
- 11 August
- 10 November
The VicReN News is published as part of the PCRU News, disseminated quarterly. It provides an overview of the network’s activities, and events of interest.
The VicReN e-bulletin is published monthly or bi-monthly and provides up-to-date information on VicReN, University of Melbourne and wider research community activities. Its content also includes opportunities to become involved in current ethical research projects, information on the research process to build research capacity, primary care practice and policy news, and member activities and profiles.
- Issue #13 (April - May 2009)
- Issue #12 (February - March 2009)
- Issue #11 (January 2009)
- Issue #10 (October - November 2008)
- Issue #9 (August - September 2008)
- Issue #8 (July 2008)
- Issue #7 (May - June 2008)
- Issue #6 (March - April 2008)
- Issue #5 (February 2008)
- Issue #4 (January 2008)
- Issue #3 (November - December 2007)
- Issue #2 (October 2007)
- Issue #1 (September 2007)
VicReN and the AAAGP Proposal
VicReN Foundation and academic members collaborated with the Australian Association for Academic General Practice Inc. to lobby the previous Health Minister Tony Abbott to recognize the importance of PBRN in building the primary care evidence base. The document "Piloting Practice-Based Research Networks: An AAAGP Proposal" compiled by Kate Johnston-Ata'ata was submitted. It outlined how PBRN "would strengthen Australia’s capacity to deliver practice and policy relevant research" by outlining possible models with costings. This includes payment of those involved in PBRN activities. We trust it has been forwarded to the new Health Minister Nicola Roxon and eagerly anticipate its outcome.