At the November 2022 Annual Meeting, NAPCRG honored several award recipients and recognized their contributions to primary care research. They were selected from a group of nominees by the NAPCRG Awards Committee based on their research, mentorship, academic progress and contributions to primary care depending on the category. Read more about the honorees here.
Maurice Wood Lifetime Achievement Award Kevin Grumbach, Professor, Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
President’s Award Hope Wittenberg, Director of Government Relations for the Council of Academic Family Medicine, Washington, DC, USA
Patient & Clinician Engagement (PaCE), Distinguished Service Award Ray Haeme, Committee Member of PaCE, Granite Falls, North Carolina, USA
Outstanding Research Coordinator Award LeAnne Michaels, Network Administrator for the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network & Director of Clinical Trials for the Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
Marjorie Bowman and Robert Choplin New Investigator Award Samira Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Mid-Career Research Award Tanvir Turin Chowdhury, Associate Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine andCommunity Health Sciences, Cummings School of Medicine, University of Calgary, AB, Canada
Distinguished Research Mentor Award Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA & previously a Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Family Practice Award for Best Paper in 2022 Meredith Vanstone, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Fam Pract. 2022 May 28;39(3):504-514. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmab146.
As members of NAPCRG, we have an opportunity to increase the likelihood that primary care researchers and NAPCRG members are recognized for their many contributions to primary care, primary care education and primary care research. When the call for NAPCRG annual awards next opens, please consider nominating a deserving primary care researcher for an award that will enhance/elevate the awareness of primary care research and showcase NAPCRG as a teaching and learning community.
Who will you nominate?
Prepared by Alison N Huffstetler, MD (Chair of the Awards Committee) & Vivian R Ramsden, RN, PhD (President)
Meetings and Events
2023 PBRN Call for Papers
The annual Practice-based Research Network (PBRN) Conference will take place May 31 - June 1, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, Maryland. We invite you to submit proposals for the 2023 PBRN Conference, which are due by Monday, March 13, 2023.
Submissions of interest to community clinicians, practice facilitators, study coordinators and network leadership are encouraged. Proposals are being accepted in these categories:
Oral Presentations (completed and in-progress research)
Scientific Posters (completed and in-progress research)
Submissions are due by Monday, March 13, 2023, by midnight Central time. For more information and to submit your proposals, please visit the NAPCRG website. Additional conference details, including registration information, will be coming soon.
The NAPCRG room block is limited, so it’s best to book your hotel now. Details can be found here. Reservations must be made by May 12, 2023, to receive the NAPCRG group rate.
Save the Date for the 2023 ICPF Conference
The 2023 International Conference on Practice Facilitation (ICPF) will be held at the Knight Cancer Research Building at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, on August 29 and 30, 2023. Please continue to check the website for additional details.
Opportunities to Engage: Research, Scholarship, Leadership
Serve on the NAPCRG Board or Committee
The Call for Nominations to serve for the next Board of Directors and Committee terms is now open. The deadline to nominate yourself or another current member is March 1, 2023. Current members with a passion for growing and giving back are encouraged to step up and serve. Learn more
28th Annual WONCA Europe Conference
The 28th WONCA Europe Conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium on June 7-10, 2023. The theme of this year’s conference is “Making choices in primary care.” Registration is now open; to learn more about the conference:
Visible Network Labs (VNL), partnered with NAPCRG to conduct a survey and network analysis that illustrated the progression, growth and impact of the network, membership and attendance over the last 50 years. VNL presented the findings at the 50th Annual Meeting in all three poster halls.
For those who missed the poster session, VNL has scheduled a webinar to present those findings for Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. MT / Noon CT / 1 p.m ET. Join the Zoom meeting here. You can also download the report here.
NAPCRG 2022 Annual Meeting Abstracts Available in Annals
The Annals of Family Medicine, the leading North American primary care research journal, is pleased to present the 2022 50th Anniversary NAPCRG Annual Meeting conference abstracts for completed research. All 426 abstracts from the annual meeting will be available to read or download by the end of January. All abstracts included in this supplement are citable, shareable and searchable by title, author and keywords.
This partnership between Annals and NAPCRG is helping ensure that research presented at this annual meeting is accessible to primary care clinicians, researchers and the public at large.
Annals and NAPCRG are offering similar publishing opportunities with NAPCRG’s 2023 Annual Meeting October 30 - November 3, 2023, in San Francisco, See the NAPCRG website for information about this premier event for the global primary care research community.
The Annals of Family Medicine is an open access, peer-reviewed research journal serving the needs of scientists, practitioners, policymakers, and the patients and communities they serve. It is the top-ranked North American primary care research journal and charges no fees for publication. The journal is a collaborative effort of seven family medicine organizations and has been in publication since 2003.
NAPCRG Engages in Competency-Based Medical Education Summit
Immediate Past President Diane Harper, MD, MPH, represented NAPCRG at the Family Medicine Competency-based Medical Education Summit January 18-20 in Anaheim, California, part of a multi-year project to equip residency programs to deliver CBME and assessment.
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine is leading this effort for the family of family medicine, and CBME is one way the family is working together to support family medicine residency programs as they redesign their residencies to meet new ACGME family medicine program requirements.
Future phases of the CBME project will focus on faculty development, plus implementation, piloting, and dissemination of CBME resources and assessment tools. NAPCRG has an interest and expertise to provide toward this work. Watch for future newsletters with information on the outcomes of this summit and how you can get involved in this work. You may also contact Mary Theobald (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
The CBME Summit was supported by a grant from the American Board of Family Medicine Foundation.
Career and Training Opportunities
Career Opportunities: Open Positions
Job seekers can view positions by clicking on links to find additional information or apply. More information is available for institutions interested in advertising available positions to our members.