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Full Paper Competition

Full Research Paper Competition

FURTHER EXTENDED Submission Deadline: 6 July 2020 (Monday)

We cordially invite your participation in the Full Research Paper Competition of the HKPCC 2020. The Competition is a long-standing tradition of the College’s Annual Conference for promoting and recognizing well-designed, innovative research, which bears potential impact on clinical practice or development of primary care. This year, we will have TWO Awards:


Best Research Paper Award
Best Trainee Research Paper Award

The HKPCC 2020 Organizing Committee will invite renowned scholars as judges to review the participating papers.

Each awardee will be presented a Certificate of Award at the opening ceremony of the HKPCC 2020.

To be eligible for participation in the Full Research Paper Competition, the first author of the paper must meet ALL of the following conditions

(1) The author must be a member of the HKCFP and register at the Conference;
(2) The author completes the majority of the research and writing for the paper;
(3) The author has not used the paper to apply for other awards.
(4)     The paper had not been awarded in other competitions in the past

The participating paper should be a full-length article. It should include a structured abstract of no more than 250 words. The text should contain 2,000 - 3,000 words, organized as INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY, RESULTS and DISCUSSION. It should consist of no more than 5 illustrations (tables/figures). Only electronic versions will be accepted. The full paper should be typed in 12 point size in Microsoft Word format.

For Best Trainee Research Paper Award, additional eligibility applies:
(1) The first author must be a trainee of HKCFP or within 3 years of completion of vocational training;
(2) For higher trainees who are submitting their Exit Examination research project for this Competition, they must have submitted their project to the Specialty Board and have passed the research segment of the Exit Examination.

Each paper will be evaluated against the following criteria:
(1) Academic rigor of the paper (e.g. originality, methodology, organization and presentation).
(2) Relevance and impact to primary care (e.g. importance of the topic and the impact of the findings on the practice or development of primary care).

Please download the Full Research Paper Submission Form:  

By Email – Attach the full research paper with the completed “Full Research Paper Submission Form” and send to

Online Submission - Please go to to complete the submission form and send your full research paper to

All entries will be acknowledged on receipt.

For enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact our conference secretariat, Ms. Suki Lung or Ms. Crystal Yung, at 2871 8899 or by email

6 July 2020 (Monday)

“We look forward to receiving your research articles!”