RACGP CONFERENCE

Sydney + 26—28 October 2017 + #GP17sydney

Wednesday

25 October

2017
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Thursday

26 October

2017
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Saturday

28 October

2017
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Friday 27 October 2017

Professional Skills Building

Clinical skills building

Better systems and data

Education and research

Quality Care

Health equity

Miscellaneous

Sponsored

Plenary & ALMs

Social events

Breaks & registration

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6:45 am
7:15 am
7:45 am
8:15 am
8:45 am
9:15 am
9:45 am
Friday 27 October 2017
Friday 27 October 2017
Friday 27 October 2017
RACGP Foundation guided walking tour
Meet at the ICC Sydney ground floor registration desk.
RACGP Foundation guided walking tour
6:45 am – 8:00 am
Meet at the ICC Sydney ground floor registration desk.
ICC registration desk
6:45 am – 8:00 am



Location: ICC Sydney, Ground floor registration desk

Cost: $15 non-taxable donation to RACGP Foundation

Join us at the GP17 RACGP Foundation walking tour.

This guided tour will unearth the rich and lively history of the Sydney Darling Harbour region. The one-hour tour will delve into the past and beauty of the St Andrews cathedral, Town Hall and Queen Victoria building. The tour will venture through Market St and cross over the Pyrmont Bridge highlighting the suburb of Balmain, which was named after William Balmain, the assistant surgeon in the First Fleet. The ‘I’m Free Tours Sydney’ company will be providing this unique introduction to the heart of Sydney.

So, if walking is your game and history is your flame, sign up today as spaces are limited.

All proceeds go directly to the RACGP Foundation.

The changing epidemiology of meningococcal disease and vaccination solutions
GlaxoKlineSmith sponsor breakfast presentation
The changing epidemiology of meningococcal disease and vaccination solutions
7:30 am – 8:15 am
Sponsor session
Room C4.4
7.30am – 8.15am

Summary: The epidemiology of meningococcal disease, a rare but devastating disease, is changing and unpredictable. Here we provide an update on the latest data, and options for vaccination to protect those most vulnerable against the most common causes of the disease in Australia.

Speaker: Professor Michael Nissen

Sponsored by:

GlaxoSmithKline

Political presentations
Darling Harbour Theatre
Political presentations
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Darling Harbour Theatre
Political presentations
8:30 am – 10:00 am
GPRA recommended

Speakers:
The Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Health and Minister for Sport
Catherine King, Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare

10:00 am
10:30 am
Morning tea
Morning tea
Morning tea
Exhibition Hall 1
Exhibition Hall 1
10:00 am – 10:45 am

This morning tea break is sponsored by:

Emergency Services Health

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Stage of career: Training
Theme: Better systems and data
Theme: Education and research
Theme: Quality care
10:45 am
10:55 am
11:05 am
11:15 am
11:25 am
11:35 am
11:45 am
11:55 am
12:05 pm
12:15 pm
Professional skills building
Room C4.1
Professional skills building
Professional skills building
Leadership, culture and people management
Professional skills building stream
Leadership, culture and people management
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Professional skills building stream
Professional Skills Building
C4.1
Research, Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Summary: This session will provide the best possible patient management strategies for improved patient outcomes. A general practice needs to understand its leadership structure, the importance of creating the right culture, and the ability to manage its people. When these core fundamentals are established and understood, the general practice team can work collaboratively towards a shared vision.

Speakers:
Donna von Blanckensee, Director, Chronic Disease Program Development
Professor Richard Reed, Professor and Head, Discipline of General Practice, School of Medicine, Flinders University

Clinical skills building
Room C4.5
Clinical skills building
Clinical skills building
The weekend warrior: Soft tissue injuries
Clinical skills building stream
The weekend warrior: Soft tissue injuries
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Clinical skills building stream
Clinical Skills Building
C4.5
GPRA recommended, Research, Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Summary: This interactive session covers soft tissue injuries of the ankle, knee, shoulder and elbow commonly encountered in ‘weekend warriors’ seen in general practice. The focus will be on the best value history items, examination tests and investigations to efficiently reach a diagnosis and then on the key aspects of management.

Speakers:
Dr Michael Yelland, Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Griffith University and General and Musculoskeletal Medicine Practitioner, Arana Hills Medical Centre
Dr Michael Ellis, Eastbrooke Chisholm Family Practice
Simon Woodhouse, Director & Senior Physiotherapist, My Peak Performance

Miscellaneous abstract session
Room C4.3
Miscellaneous abstract session
Miscellaneous abstract session
Tackling ear disease with urban Aboriginal communities
Health Equity
Tackling ear disease with urban Aboriginal communities
10:45 am – 11:15 am
Health Equity
Health Equity
Room C4.3
10:45 am – 11:15 am
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research

Summary: Ear disease in urban Aboriginal communities is common and has serious sequelae. We will describe a collaborative research approach with 8 urban Aboriginal Health Services and qualitative findings from an RCT investigating management of acute otitis media in these communities.

Speaker: Dr Penelope Abbott

Housing renewal and mental health and wellbeing – a qualitative study
Housing renewal and mental health and wellbeing – a qualitative study
11:15 am – 11:30 am
Health equity
Room C4.3
11:15 am – 11:30 am

Summary: In a qualitative design, we examined service provider and community volunteer views on the mental health and wellbeing of residents from south western Sydney during a period when housing renewal through public housing de-concentration was taking place.

Speaker: Dr Penelope Abbott

Daybreak: Shining Light on Alcohol Behaviour Change as GPs
Better systems and data
Daybreak: Shining Light on Alcohol Behaviour Change as GPs
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Better systems and data
Better systems and data
Abstract session
E3.6
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Research

Summary: Reducing harm from alcohol consumption in General Practice is important. Apps, like Daybreak, are a tool to help GPs provide this support and assist in reducing harms at an individual and community level.

Speaker: Dr Amelia Stephens, Mr Jamie Moore

No home – no GP?
Education and research
No home – no GP?
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.9
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Research

Summary: This study examines the prevalence and severity of multimorbidity in patients attending a street based GP clinic. It also explores patients’ motives for using the service .

Speaker: A/Prof Diane Arnold-Reed

AHPRA Update
Room C4.4
AHPRA Update
AHPRA Update
Demystifying the AHPRA/MBA notification process
Demystifying the AHPRA/MBA notification process
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
C3.5
10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Summary: Close encounters with the health practitioner regulation notification process are stressful for all involved and the complexity of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, the involvement of Health Complaints Entities and different complaint processes in some jurisdictions can lead to confusion.

This session attempts to clarify questions such as “Who does what in the notification process?”, “How long will it take and what is the most likely outcome?” and, most importantly, “What is being done to improve the process and address the concerns of all stakeholders?”

Speakers:Dr Kerrie Bradbury, Chair the ACT Board of the Medical Board of Australia and Dr Richenda Webb, National Manager Investigations AHPRA

Better systems and data: Abstract stream
Room C4.6
Better systems and data: Abstract stream
Better systems and data: Abstract stream
Forewarning GPs – how healthdirect helpline data can predict outbreaks of illness in the community
Better systems and data
Forewarning GPs – how healthdirect helpline data can predict outbreaks of illness in the community
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Abstract session
Better systems and data
C4.6
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Students, Research

Summary: We show how data from the healthdirect helpline can forewarn general practitioners and other health professionals of influenza-like illness (ILI) outbreaks in the community and propose building a syndromic surveillance system using this data source.

Speaker: Ms Mica Hartley

Can MedicineInsight be used to monitor vaccination coverage in populations not covered by the National Immunisation Register?
Better systems and data
Can MedicineInsight be used to monitor vaccination coverage in populations not covered by the National Immunisation Register?
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Abstract session
Better systems and data
C4.6
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Research

Summary: MedicineInsight – a large national sample of data from GP clinics – has a high proportion of patients with medical risk factors for which people are eligible for free influenza vaccine. It under-estimates influenza vaccination coverage, but may be useful for monitoring coverage trends.

Speaker: Dr Robert Menzies

A New Model for Alcohol Management in Australian Primary Care – First Year Results
Quality care
A New Model for Alcohol Management in Australian Primary Care – First Year Results
11:15 am – 11:30 am
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.6
11:15 am – 11:30 am
Registrars, Supervisors, Research

Summary: This GP led alcohol detox clinic offers a successful, safe and cost-effective model of alcohol management. It is a truly holistic service and its patient-centred, confidential and discreet location within a GP practice makes it extremely accessible.

Speaker: Dr Christopher Davis

An international perspective of women’s beliefs and experiences regarding gestational weight gain and antenatal care
Quality Care
An international perspective of women’s beliefs and experiences regarding gestational weight gain and antenatal care
11:30 am – 11:45 am
Quality Care
Abstract session
C4.6
11:30 am – 11:45 am
Students, Training

Summary: Rates of excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) have increased in many countries and addressing this issue has become a challenge for antenatal care providers. Health professionals such as General Practitioners are ideally placed to initiate conversations regarding GWG because of their ongoing and trusting relationships with their female patients. This project aimed to explore the beliefs and experiences regarding GWG in antenatal care of an international sample of women. In a cross-sectional study that was recruited from a free Open Online Course entitled ‘Food as Medicine’, women responded to an on-line questionnaire that explored their beliefs and experiences regarding GWG, and reported on the advice they received from health professionals. Respondents were 302 women from 45 countries. Appropriate GWG was ranked in the top five factors most important for a healthy pregnancy by 39%. Forty three percent reported that health professionals never discussed GWG with them. Women living in Western counties were significantly less likely to have GWG discussed with them compared to other countries. Women reported being satisfied or highly satisfied with the advice they received from health professionals during pregnancy, with no country differences. In Western countries women did not perceive excessive GWG to be highly important and reported that health professionals in antenatal care did not consistently offer weight management advice. Health professionals such as General Practitioners have an opportunity to re-evaluate how they approach GWG with women who are receptive and report to be highly satisfied with advice they receive.

Speaker: Miss Ruth Walker

Do disease specific clinical guidelines address the multimorbidity challenge in general practice?
Better systems and data
Do disease specific clinical guidelines address the multimorbidity challenge in general practice?
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Abstract session
Better systems and data
C4.6
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research

Summary: This content analysis of disease specific guidelines demonstrated a failure to adequately address multimorbidity. There were 502 mentions of multimorbidity-related concepts but only six specific mentions of multimorbidity. Co-morbidities were mostly mentioned only if they caused a need to modify treatment of the primary condition.

Speaker: Prof Tania Winzenberg

What can BEACH tell a PHN?
Better systems and data
What can BEACH tell a PHN?
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Abstract session
Better systems and data
C4.6
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Research

Summary: Government provides to PHNs: population; AHS= patient self report; administrative data – MBS; PBS(40-45% of all prescribed & filled). BEACH tells about GP work and management; patient risk behaviours; disease prevalence, 2015-16. Presents data for Example PHN-X, c/f State-X and national average.

Speaker: Helena Britt

Education and research: Abstract stream
Room C4.7
Education and research: Abstract stream
Education and research: Abstract stream
Vitamin D for correcting deficiency in adolescents: a general practice-based randomized controlled trial
Education and research
Vitamin D for correcting deficiency in adolescents: a general practice-based randomized controlled trial
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research

Summary: In this 1-year randomised controlled trial, 50,000 IU monthly and 150,000 IU 3-monthly of oral vitamin D3 safely and effectively corrected vitamin D deficiency in adolescents. These data provide options for tailoring treatment to patient preferences.

Speaker: Prof Tania Winzenberg

Building a bridge from the swamp to the ivory tower – conducting practice based randomised controlled trials
Education and research
Building a bridge from the swamp to the ivory tower – conducting practice based randomised controlled trials
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Students, Registrars, Research, Training

Summary: This presentation describes the methods used to conduct successful randomised controlled trials in General Practice, and addresses the gap between academics and clinicians.

Speaker: Clare Heal

Eliminating Hepatitis C Infection with Primary Care Practitioners
Education and research
Eliminating Hepatitis C Infection with Primary Care Practitioners
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Education and research
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: This article outlines newer treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection of all genotypes, and encourage primary care practitioners to be able to deliver better access treatment and to be able to eliminate eventually. HCV therapeutics continues to evolve and clinicians treating HCV should be aware and mindful of new developments in order to offer patients the least toxic and most efficacious regimen available.

Speaker: Dr Tim Aung

Reducing early-career general practitioners’ antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections: a pragmatic prospective non-randomised controlled trial
Education and research
Reducing early-career general practitioners’ antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections: a pragmatic prospective non-randomised controlled trial
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: A complex educational intervention (online materials and a face-to-face workshop) for GP Registrars and their supervisors produced an absolute reduction in registrars’ antibiotic prescribing for acute bronchitis by 15% compared to usual educational practice.

Speaker: Prof Parker Magin

Changes in levels of tolerance of uncertainty of Australian general practice registrars during training: a longitudinal study
Education and research
Changes in levels of tolerance of uncertainty of Australian general practice registrars during training: a longitudinal study
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: GP registrars achieve significant reductions in all three measured maladaptive responses to uncertainty (independent sub-scales of the Physicians’ Reaction to Uncertainty instrument) during the course of their clinical training.

Speaker: Prof Neil Spike

Quality care: Abstract stream
Room C4.8
Quality care: Abstract stream
Quality care: Abstract stream
Publication of a new clinical practice guideline for osteoporosis
Quality care
Publication of a new clinical practice guideline for osteoporosis
10:45 am – 11:15 am
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
10:45 am – 11:15 am
GPRA recommended

Summary: Osteoporosis is poorly managed in Australia. A new RACGP-endorsed guideline from Osteoporosis Australia provides a range of clear recommendations based on recent evidence and expert consensus. We will discuss new recommendations and implementing good osteoporosis care in general practice.  

Speaker: Dr Dan Ewald

The challenge of putting prevention into practice – the new Green book
Quality care
The challenge of putting prevention into practice – the new Green book
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
GPRA recommended, Registrars, Supervisors

Summary: This workshop provides GPs and the practice team the opportunity to discuss the challenges of implementation of prevention in general practice and learn about important changes in the new edition of the Green book.

Speaker: Prof Danielle Mazza

Education and research abstracts
Room C4.9
Education and research abstracts
Education and research abstracts
Agricultural health education evaluated by workforce experiences of medical students in primary care rural hospitals
Education and research
Agricultural health education evaluated by workforce experiences of medical students in primary care rural hospitals
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.9
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Students

Summary: Review of agricultural health teaching relevance to rural med students by using case mix presenting to training facilities.

Speaker: Prof Scott Kitchener

Absolute cardiovascular risk assessment directing primary cardiovascular disease prevention in rural general practice
Education and research
Absolute cardiovascular risk assessment directing primary cardiovascular disease prevention in rural general practice
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.9
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Research

Summary: Evaluation of use and outcomes from the the Absolute Cardiovascular Disease Risk Calculator in practice.

Speaker: Prof Scott Kitchener

The Needs of the Many: NOSM Students’ Experience of Generalism and Rural Practice
Health equity
The Needs of the Many: NOSM Students’ Experience of Generalism and Rural Practice
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Health equity
Health equity
Abstract session
C4.7
11.15am – 11.45 am
Students, Training

Summary: This paper presents the Northern Ontario School of Medicine student and graduate experiences of generalism in rural practice which was positive and highly influential in determining their career direction including specialty, scope and location of practice.

Speaker: Prof Roger Strasser

Efficacy of skin cancer secondary prevention in the rural General Practice setting
Education and research
Efficacy of skin cancer secondary prevention in the rural General Practice setting
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.9
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Research

Summary: This is a research project across 6 rural communities that produces evidence demonstrating that rural GP is extraordinarily effective in identifying and managing skin cancers in early stages.

Speaker: Prof Scott Kitchener

Farming as a social and environmental determinant of skin cancer –evidence of farming as a significant risk factor for skin cancer
Education and research
Farming as a social and environmental determinant of skin cancer –evidence of farming as a significant risk factor for skin cancer
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Research

Summary: This is the first evidence of the relative risk faced by farmers for skin cancer. The research has been conducted in rural general practices.

Speaker: Prof Scott Kitchener

Sponsor session
Room C4.10
Sponsor session
Sponsor session
Quality Care: Diabetes & obesity
Room C4.11
Quality Care: Diabetes & obesity
Quality Care: Diabetes & obesity
The risk of older patients with type 2 diabetes presenting to hospital emergency departments: a database linkage study
Abstracts Session
The risk of older patients with type 2 diabetes presenting to hospital emergency departments: a database linkage study
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Quality care: diabetes and obesity
Abstract session
C4.11
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Research

Summary: Patients with type-2 diabetes are at higher risk of hospitalisation compared to the general population. The aim of this study was to explore the characteristics of GP management associated with older type-2 diabetes patients presenting to ED.

Speaker: Prof Danielle Mazza

A scoping review of the role of general practitioners in the management of obesity
Abstracts Session
A scoping review of the role of general practitioners in the management of obesity
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Quality care: diabetes and obesity
Abstract session
C4.11
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Research

Summary: We conducted a scoping review of the role of GPs in primary health care obesity interventions. We found that GPs are minimally involved in obesity interventions in primary care research, but are promoted in obesity guidelines as essential to patient care.

Speaker: Mr Nicholas Elmitt

Parental perception of their child’s weight and implications for GPs. Findings among ACT Kindergarten children.
Abstracts Session
Parental perception of their child’s weight and implications for GPs. Findings among ACT Kindergarten children.
11:15 am – 11:30 am
Quality care: diabetes and obesity
Abstract session
C4.11
11:15 am – 11:30 am
Research

Summary: Most parents of children with high BMIs do not perceive that their children are overweight or obese. For GPs to effectively address a child’s weight issues, they must first navigate the parent’s perception of their child.

Speaker: Dr Kate Reid

Chronic Kidney Disease in Australian general practice: its incidence, prevalence, and associated patient characteristics and comorbidities.
Abstracts Session
Chronic Kidney Disease in Australian general practice: its incidence, prevalence, and associated patient characteristics and comorbidities.
11:30 am – 11:45 am
Quality care: diabetes and obesity
Abstract session
C4.11
11:30 am – 11:45 am
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research

Summary: Using MedicineInsight data we present the estimated incidence, prevalence & associated comorbidities of chronic kidney disease (stages 3 to 5) in Australian general practice.

Speaker: A/Prof Jan Radford

Screening and diagnosis of chronic kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes attending Australian general practice
Abstracts Session
Screening and diagnosis of chronic kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes attending Australian general practice
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Quality care: diabetes and obesity
Abstract session
C4.11
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Research

Summary: A cross-sectional study utilising NPS MedicineWise MedicineInsight data explored screening and monitoring of CKD in patients with type 2 diabetes attending general practice.

Speaker: Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

No abstract scheduled at this time
No abstract scheduled at this time
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Health Equity abstract session
Room C3.3
Health Equity abstract session
Health Equity abstract session
How GPs can improve the quality of care provided t patients by identifying and supporting their carers
Health equity
How GPs can improve the quality of care provided t patients by identifying and supporting their carers
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Health equity
Abstract session
C3.3
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Students, Registrars

Summary: Caring for carers is imperative to maintain the sustainability of our health system. GPS can use Carer Gateway as a resource to improve the quality of care they can provide to their patients, by supporting those who care for them..

Speaker: Ms Anne Nicholas

Culturally diverse patient experiences and walking interviews: a systematic approach to improving organisational health literacy and patient-centred care
Health equity
Culturally diverse patient experiences and walking interviews: a systematic approach to improving organisational health literacy and patient-centred care
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Health equity
Abstract session
C3.3
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Research

Summary: This project demonstrates how culturally diverse patients experiences and walking interviews can provide systematic feedback on organisational health literacy and patient-centered care. Its finding reaffirms that primary health care has an important role in supporting patients with low health literacy to navigate the health care system.

Speaker: Dr Jane Lloyd

The after hours GP helpline
Health equity
The after hours GP helpline
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Health equity
Health equity
Abstract session
C3.3
11:15 am – 11:45 am

Summary: Information and communications technology enables the afterhours GP helpline to complement existing services and provide equitable access to GP services after hours targeting areas with face-to-face service gaps particularly in rural and regional areas.

Speaker: Ms Janelle Painter

Improving access to quality primary health care services for women experiencing homelessness: findings from a Churchill Fellowship
Health equity
Improving access to quality primary health care services for women experiencing homelessness: findings from a Churchill Fellowship
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Health equity
Abstract session
C3.3
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: A discussion of findings from a Churchill Fellowship investigating strategies to improve the accessibility and quality of GP services available to women experiencing homelessness in Australia.

Speaker: Dr Georgina Whiting

Immunity and screen in women of childbearing age in Sydney general practice
Health equity
Immunity and screen in women of childbearing age in Sydney general practice
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Health equity
Abstract session
C3.3
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Registrars

Summary: It was observed by a new GP registrar that many women did not attend for pre-conception immunisation screening. Most of these women attended antenatally to discover that they were not immune to infections such as hepatitis B, varicella and rubella- infections that are vaccine-preventable and can have a devastating impact on the unborn foetus if contracted during pregnancy. Most of these women were born overseas and had only arrived here recently. Subsequently, a practice audit was conducted to consider whether this trend was significant and whether a stronger public health emphasis needed to be placed on raising awareness regarding pre-conception immunisation, especially for women of overseas birth.

Speaker: Dr Su-Yin Yeong, Dr Fiona Millard

Post-fellowship education
Room C3.6
Post-fellowship education
Post-fellowship education
Hi ho, hi ho, it’s back to work we go
Education and research
Hi ho, hi ho, it’s back to work we go
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Education and research
C3.6
10:45 am – 11:00 am

Summary: Presentation of a return to work framework for FRACGP doctors.

When the GP is in trouble
Education and research
When the GP is in trouble
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Education and research
Education and research
C3.6
11:00 am – 11:30 am

Summary: Presentation of a remediation framework for FRACGP doctors, including preventative and reparative remediation.

I have a (DREAM) PLAN
Education and research
I have a (DREAM) PLAN
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Education and research
Education and research
Room C3.6
11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Summary: An update on the QI&CPD PLAN activity with a focus on the rationale of self-reflection; review of the top feedback comments/questions since PLAN was launched; and Q&A panel session.

Recognising advanced skills
Education and research
Recognising advanced skills
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Education and research
Room C3.6
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Summary: An overview of the new RACGP framework for recognising post-Fellowship advanced skills.

12:15 pm
12:45 pm
1:15 pm
1:45 pm
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1:45 pm
1:55 pm
2:05 pm
2:15 pm
2:25 pm
2:35 pm
2:45 pm
2:55 pm
3:05 pm
3:15 pm
Professional skills building
Room C4.1
Professional skills building
Professional skills building
Strategic management; growing your business
Professional skills building stream
Strategic management; growing your business
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Professional skills building stream
Professional skills building
C4.1
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Research, Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Participants will look innovatively at their practice data and the ways in which we can actively design systems for patient care. The benefit of designing care around the patient population are being able to grow the practice business and income as well as working toward better health outcomes for the patient population.

Speakers:
Chair: Associate Professor Charlotte Hespe, Head of General Practice and Primary Care Research, University of Notre Dame Australia
Karen Booth, President, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association
Catherine Scardilli, Patient Centred Medical Neighbourhood Program Lead, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN

Clinical skills building
Room C4.5
Clinical skills building
Clinical skills building
Doctors are doing it – update your skills in sexual health
Clinical skills building stream
Doctors are doing it – update your skills in sexual health
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Clinical skills building stream
Clinical skills building
C4.5
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
GPRA recommended, Research, Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

The RACGP Specific Interests Sexual Health Medicine Network presents an interactive clinical skills session. GPs select one of two groups to learn about emerging, challenging and everyday domains in sexual health.

Group A:

Medical termination of early pregnancy and the role of the GP
Dr Emma Boulton, CEO and Clinical Director Clinic 66
Dr Colinette Margerison, Clinical Educator, True Relationships and Reproductive Health

STI testing in the general practice setting – what’s new?
Dr Michael Burke, Director of Research, Kildare Medical Centre and Deputy Chair, RACGP Sexual Health Medicine Network
Assoc Prof Bradley Forssman, Director Public Health and Practice Principal, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and Fountain Street General Practice
Dr Sarah Smith, Medical Officer, Sexual Health Quarters (formerly FPWA)

Implementing the new Self Collection Pathway and taking a high quality cervical sample under Renewal
Dr Lara Roeske, Chair, RACGP Sexual Health Medicine Network, Liaison Physician VCS and co-author new National Cervical Screening Guidelines
Dr Wendy Pakes, Liaison Physician VCS and Director Sensitive Examination, the University of Melbourne

Group B:

The use of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Options (LARCS) in General Practice, incorporating an opportunity to practice IUD/IUS insertion on models
Dr Meredith Frearson, General Practitioner, IUD insertion trainer, Adelaide Healthcare
Dr Amy Moten, Coordinator: Medical Education, SHINE SA
Dr Sara Whitburn, General Practitioner, Belmore Road Medical Centre

Genital Herpes – an exploratory case study: Diagnosis, Tests, Treatment and Counselling
Dr Kym Collins, SCMO HIV and Sexual Health CCLHD; VMO HIV and Sexual Health Murrumbidgee LHD and Albury Wodonga Health
Dr Brad McKay, General Practitioner, East Sydney Doctors, TV and radio broadcasting

Applying key management recommendations for symptomatic women and in specific circumstances under Renewal.
Clinical Assoc Prof Deborah Bateson, Medical Director, Family Planning Australia and co-author New National Cervical Screening Guidelines

  

Quality care – Opioids and drug use: Abstract stream
Room C4.3
Quality care – Opioids and drug use: Abstract stream
Quality care – Opioids and drug use: Abstract stream
Working collaboratively to help our patients with drug and alcohol issues – an evaluation of a GP and drug and alcohol shared care program in Sydney, Australia
Quality care
Working collaboratively to help our patients with drug and alcohol issues – an evaluation of a GP and drug and alcohol shared care program in Sydney, Australia
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C3.4
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research

Summary: This presentation describes outcomes of a GP and drug and alcohol share care program in Sydney. The program assisted GPs to better manage their patients with drug and alcohol issues, improved referral pathways and led to better outcomes for patients.

Speaker: Dr Hester Wilson

Incorrect prescribing and drug misuse – a silent Australian epidemic
Quality care
Incorrect prescribing and drug misuse – a silent Australian epidemic
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C3.4
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: Practitioners frequently contact MIPS for advice when the Coroner, statutory bodies or family members query their prescribing and management. This workshop will look at the scope and ramifications of inappropriate prescribing and will include strategies to avoid serious repercussions.

Speaker: Dr Nichola Davis

Education and research: abstract session
Room C4.4
Education and research: abstract session
Education and research: abstract session
The Respiratory Tract Infection – An Evidence Based Approach
Education and research
The Respiratory Tract Infection – An Evidence Based Approach
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Education and research
Education and research
C3.5
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: This presentation will guide you through the latest evidence surrounding the GP’s bread and butter – the URTI. It will uncover the evidence for the treatments of cough, antibiotics for otitis media and strep throat, vitamins for the common cold, the flu vaccine and Tamiflu

Speaker Dr Daniel Aronov

A cross-sectional study of psychological stress and skin symptoms in Australian university students
Education and research
A cross-sectional study of psychological stress and skin symptoms in Australian university students
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C3.5
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: Our results legitimise the role and call for greater consideration of psychological stress in the exacerbation of a number of skin diseases in Australian university students.

Speaker Dr Thomas Stewart

Factors influencing Global Assessments in General Practice training – The Global Assessment tools in (medical) Education (GATE) project
Education and research
Factors influencing Global Assessments in General Practice training – The Global Assessment tools in (medical) Education (GATE) project
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C3.5
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: Global Assessments are used in all stages of GP training, including at training program selection, during direct observation of practice, and within summative assessment. Although some selection and assessment tools have been validated as markers of progression in training, the Global Assessment process used within these tools has yet to be clearly defined. This project sought to define the factors influences assessors in their assignment of Global Assessment Scores with the aim of improving the utility of Global Assessment processes in broader contexts.

Speaker Dr Rebecca Stewart

Health equity & education and research: Abstract stream
Room C4.6
Health equity & education and research: Abstract stream
Health equity & education and research: Abstract stream
Immunisation and children in out-of-home care: what do healthcare professionals really think?
Health equity
Immunisation and children in out-of-home care: what do healthcare professionals really think?
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Health equity
Abstract session
C4.6
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Research

Summary: Research in Australia and other countries consistently demonstrates that children in out-of-home care have worse outcomes than other children, including lower immunisation rates. This study explores healthcare professionals’ views of barriers to timely immunisation for children in out-of-home care.

Speaker: Dr Kate Thornton

Immunity and screening in women of childbearing age in Sydney general practice: how research changes general practice
Health equity
Immunity and screening in women of childbearing age in Sydney general practice: how research changes general practice
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.6
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Research, Registrars

Summary: This presentation describes how testing of women of child bearing age for immunity prior to pregnancy has improved during a registrar project describing immunity in this population.

Speaker: Dr Fiona Millard

General Practitioners’ views on the influence of cost on prescribing of asthma preventer medicines: a qualitative study
Education and research
General Practitioners’ views on the influence of cost on prescribing of asthma preventer medicines: a qualitative study
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.6
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Research

Summary: Asthma preventer medicines are a significant cost to patients and government. Little is known about how cost influences GPs’ prescribing of these medicines. This qualitative study explored asthma prescribing practices, the acceptability, and likely effect on prescribing, of lower patient co-payments for inhaled corticosteroid alone medicines.

Speaker: Prof Helen Reddel

The causal model-based health promotion intervention to maternal smoking women in pregnancy
Health equity
The causal model-based health promotion intervention to maternal smoking women in pregnancy
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Health equity
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.6
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Research

Summary: The main objective of this research article is to provide health professional causal modelling approach to make a more comprehensive assessment of major determinants of smoking behaviour during and after pregnancy and consequently the outcomes of pregnant women smoking which are adversely affecting both the offspring and pregnant women.

Speaker: Dr Hassan Hosseinzadeh

Australians' Perceptions of Fertility and Attitudes Towards Ovarian Reserve Testing
Education and research
Australians' Perceptions of Fertility and Attitudes Towards Ovarian Reserve Testing
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.6
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Research, Training

Summary: Australians are entering parenthood at later ages and many overestimate female fertility. Ovarian reserve testing would be an effective, personalised test of fertility for individuals and couples who wish to become parents.

Speaker: Ms Alisha Thompson

Education and research: Abstract stream
Room C4.7
Education and research: Abstract stream
Education and research: Abstract stream
‘In reality’: the challenges of implementing asthma guidelines in a clinical setting
Education and research
‘In reality’: the challenges of implementing asthma guidelines in a clinical setting
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Education and research
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Students, Research, Training

Summary: Qualitative research conducted by NPS MedicineWise highlighted the challenges faced by GPs in a clinical setting, which created potential barriers to implementing asthma guidelines. Ongoing education and support are required to assist GPs to overcome existing challenges in this area

Speaker: Ms Kirsty Lembke

Systematic review of qualitative studies on the knowledge, attitudes and practices of healthcare professionals who provide smoking cessation care in pregnancy
Health equity
Systematic review of qualitative studies on the knowledge, attitudes and practices of healthcare professionals who provide smoking cessation care in pregnancy
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Health equity
Abstract session
C4.7
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Students, Research, Training

Summary: This systematic review synthesises qualitative data about the knowledge, attitudes and practices among GPs and other healthcare professionals regarding smoking cessation care in pregnancy. It also includes the views of their patients and gives insights into improving clinicians’ effectiveness.

Speaker: Dr Ling Li Lim

Improving the bone health of cancer survivors
Education and research
Improving the bone health of cancer survivors
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Research

Summary: There is a growing number of breast and prostate cancer survivors. Their treatments may worsen bone health, which may be underappreciated by both doctors and survivors. This study reports one approach aimed at improving awareness of bone health in both cancer survivors and their GPs.

Speaker: Dr Simon Vanlint

What factors influence how men with prostate cancer make treatment decisions
Education and research
What factors influence how men with prostate cancer make treatment decisions
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Education and research
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Research

Summary: Physicians have great influence when patients are making treatment decisions. Especially for prostate cancer which uniquely has no gold standard. This presentation discusses how and why GP’s have such influence over patient’s decisions and what this means for practice.

Speaker: Mr David Bayliss

Sponsor session
Room C4.8
Sponsor session
Sponsor session
Which scan do I request?
I-MED Radiology Network sponsor session
Which scan do I request?
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
I-MED Radiology Network sponsor session
Sponsor session
C4.8
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
GPRA recommended, Registrars

Summary: Imaging technology is advancing fast, so choosing the most appropriate scan can be challenging. This session will provide a practical summary of what the appropriate medical imaging choices are for patients commonly seen by General Practitioners focusing on breast imaging and lower limb musculoskeletal injuries.

Speakers: Dr Michelle Reintals and Dr Colin Chong

Sponsored by:

I-MED Radiology Network

Miscellaneous: Abstract stream
Room C4.9
Miscellaneous: Abstract stream
Miscellaneous: Abstract stream
Keeping the Body in Mind in Youth with Psychosis
Health equity
Keeping the Body in Mind in Youth with Psychosis
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Health equity
Health equity
Abstract session
C4.9
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Research, Training

Summary: People with psychosis have a reduced life expectancy of up to 25 years with this gap widening. Cardiometabolic health co-morbidities including tobacco smoking are the most common contributors for this, not suicide. The “Keeping the Body in Mind” program demonstrates that it is possible to attenuate antipsychotic induced weight gain in youth with psychosis.

Speakers: Dr Jackie Curtis, Prof Katherine Samaras

It's all about the money: Discourse on health in Australian Federal politics
Other
It's all about the money: Discourse on health in Australian Federal politics
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Other
Abstract session
C4.9
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Research

Summary: Australian political discourse on health focuses predominantly on reducing government expenditure rather than on improving health outcomes. This political discourse analysis considers the likely effectiveness of government arguments on stakeholder acceptance of policy initiatives and the implications for Australian healthcare.

Speaker: Dr Susan Clarke

‘The big buzz’: A qualitative study of how safe care is perceived, understood and improved in general practice
Other
‘The big buzz’: A qualitative study of how safe care is perceived, understood and improved in general practice
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Other
Other
Abstract session
C4.9
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research

Summary: The perceptions of clinicians and frontline staff about patient safety are important, because they largely determine whether different improvement interventions are successfully implemented and sustained. In this session, the findings and implications from 34 semi-structured interviews are described.

Speaker: Dr Carl De Wet

“You have to speak the culture” – Medical Student Learning in Linguistically Diverse General Practices
Education and research
“You have to speak the culture” – Medical Student Learning in Linguistically Diverse General Practices
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.9
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Students, Supervisors, Research

Summary: Medical student learning in General Practices where consultations are conducted in languages other than English creates valuable opportunities for students provided a teaching approach is used that allows the student to participate meaningfully in the consultation.

Speaker: Dr Alison Lyon

Miscellaneous: Abstract stream
Room C4.10
Miscellaneous: Abstract stream
Miscellaneous: Abstract stream
The association between chronic disease, GP management and emergency department utilisation by older patients: a data linkage study
Better systems and data
The association between chronic disease, GP management and emergency department utilisation by older patients: a data linkage study
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Sponsored Session
C4.10
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Summary: Appropriate management of older people in general practice (GP) can reduce emergency department (ED) presentations. This study linked GP data from the MAGNET database with acute care data, and examined associations between GP management of older people and ED presentation.

Speaker: Prof Danielle Mazza

Acupuncture for Women's Health: what does the evidence say?
Quality care
Acupuncture for Women's Health: what does the evidence say?
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Quality care
Sponsored Session
C4.10
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: This is an evidence update on the use of acupuncture for common women’s health conditions

Speaker: Dr Carolyn Ee

Antibiotic prescribing strategies of general practice registrars for acute respiratory tract infections: the role of delayed prescribing
Education and research
Antibiotic prescribing strategies of general practice registrars for acute respiratory tract infections: the role of delayed prescribing
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Sponsored Session
C4.10
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: Antibiotics are overused in Australia for most non-pneumonia acute respiratory tract infections. ‘Delayed prescribing’ reduces antibiotic consumption. GP registrars used ‘delayed prescribing’ for 10% of ARTIs and ‘immediate prescribing’ for 23%. ‘Delayed prescribing’ can be used more often.

Speaker: Dr Andrew Davey

Antibiotic prescribing strategies of general practice registrars for acute respiratory tract infections: the role of delayed prescribing
Education and research
Antibiotic prescribing strategies of general practice registrars for acute respiratory tract infections: the role of delayed prescribing
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Sponsored Session
C4.10
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: Antibiotics are overused in Australia for most non-pneumonia acute respiratory tract infections. ‘Delayed prescribing’ reduces antibiotic consumption. GP registrars used ‘delayed prescribing’ for 10% of ARTIs and ‘immediate prescribing’ for 23%. ‘Delayed prescribing’ can be used more often.

Speaker: Dr Andrew Davey

Training disputes: a medico-legal insight
Education and research
Training disputes: a medico-legal insight
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Sponsored Session
C4.10
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Supervisors, Training

Summary: Understanding and addressing issues giving rise to disputes at the training stage is a key element of ensuring safety and sustainability in medical practice. Representing both trainees and supervisors across all specialties, Avant advisers see the complexity of these disputes. Our analysis indicates many disputes arise for preventable reasons. This paper analyzes key reasons for disputes and gives suggestions for mitigation.

Speaker: Dr Penny Browne, Dr Walid Jammal

Training GP Registrars where they are most needed
Education and research
Training GP Registrars where they are most needed
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.10
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: This study has pivotal outcomes for future population-health driven approaches in the identification and accreditation of new GP training posts in the NWQ region and other underserved areas. The study informed priority areas for the provision of GP training in order to increase access to general practice and provide registrars with the skills required for working in underserved areas.

Speaker: A/Prof Peta-Ann Teague

Miscellaneous: Abstract stream
Room C4.11
Miscellaneous: Abstract stream
Miscellaneous: Abstract stream
A step towards personalised care: How do patients understand their experience of collaborative depression care in primary care?
Quality care
A step towards personalised care: How do patients understand their experience of collaborative depression care in primary care?
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.11
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Students, Registrars, Research

Summary: A novel investigation into how collaborative care for the management of depression is understood by Australian primary care patients at high risk of chronic depressive symptoms.

Speaker: Mr Lachlan Hegarty

The complexities of diagnosing and managing work-related mental health conditions in general practice: Views from GPs, psychiatrists and compensation scheme workers
Quality care
The complexities of diagnosing and managing work-related mental health conditions in general practice: Views from GPs, psychiatrists and compensation scheme workers
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.11
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: A qualitative study involving 38 semi-structured telephone interviews was conducted with GPs, psychiatrists and compensation scheme workers. The study sought to understand challenges faced by GPs’ in the diagnosis and management of patients with work-related mental health conditions.

Speaker: Prof Danielle Mazza

Chronic Disease Management in NSW: Examining patterns of MBS claims to inform care planning
Better systems and data
Chronic Disease Management in NSW: Examining patterns of MBS claims to inform care planning
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C4.11
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Research

Summary: This study examines patterns of claims for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Medicare items within a cohort of older persons in NSW. Use of CDM items in general practice is becoming more common, particularly for managing older patients and those with chronic conditions such as diabetes.

Speaker: Ms Heidi Welberry

National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (third edition) – Family Abuse and Violence
Health equity
National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (third edition) – Family Abuse and Violence
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Health equity
Abstract
C4.11
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Summary: This presentation covers the prevention and early intervention and patient care that AHWs and GPs can deliver where there is family abuse and violence. This is a complex area which is impacting on Indigenous Communities and contributing to the burden of disease and distress.

Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Hindmarsh

Continuity of care for women leaving prison and returning to GP care
Quality care
Continuity of care for women leaving prison and returning to GP care
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.11
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Registrars, Supervisors, Research

Summary: Through a systematic prison medical record review and qualitative interview study, we examined health information transfer and continuity of care between prison and community healthcare providers for women leaving prison, particularly related to GP care.

Speaker: Dr Penelope Abbott

Miscellaneous
Room C3.3
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
What’s new in non-drug treatments? HANDI tips for general practice
Other
What’s new in non-drug treatments? HANDI tips for general practice
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Other
Other
Abstract session
C3.3
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Summary: The HANDI (HAndbook of Non-Drug Interventions) project is a commitment by the RACGP to promote effective non-drug treatments, making them visible and easy to use. To illustrate HANDI contents, several new HANDI entries developed in 2016 will be presented.

Speaker: A/Prof Jan Radford

Database development and retrospective audit of outcome after rheumatic heart valve surgery in the Northern Territory between 1996 and 2016
Health equity
Database development and retrospective audit of outcome after rheumatic heart valve surgery in the Northern Territory between 1996 and 2016
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Health equity
Health equity
Abstract session
C3.3
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Research

Summary: Retrospective Cohort Data Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients who had their first cardiac surgical intervention for Rheumatic Heart Disease from 1/1/97 to 31/06/16 from the Northern Territory. To aid Identification of factors associated with poor outcome after RHD valve surgery.

Speakers: Dr James Duran

Enhancements to Australia’s medicines vigilance scheme
Other
Enhancements to Australia’s medicines vigilance scheme
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Other
Other
Abstract session
C3.3
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: GPs play an important role in the safety monitoring of medicines in Australia and this presentation will provide information on enhancements to the existing medicines safety monitoring scheme and what they mean for GPs and their patients.

Speaker: Dr Jane Cook

New fellows forum
Room C3.6
New fellows forum
New fellows forum
You've fellowed; now what?
Education and research
You've fellowed; now what?
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Education and research
Education and research
C3.6
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Summary: Seven informal and inspiring Pecha Kucha snapshot presentations from RACGP fellows about different career pathways for GPs.

3:15 pm
3:45 pm
Afternoon tea
Afternoon tea
Afternoon tea
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4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
8:30 pm
9:00 pm
9:30 pm
10:00 pm
Friday Afternoon
Friday Afternoon
Friday Afternoon
AGM & Convocation
AGM & Convocation
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

RACGP members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting and Convocation.

Convocation is an opportunity for RACGP members to raise matters of importance with other members and Council. Resolutions passed by Convocation are not binding on Council, however all items passed by Convocation will be considered. Visit the Convocation space in shareGP for further information, or view the GP16 Convocation items on the RACGP Convocation portal.

Date: Friday 27 October 2017
Time: 4.00 – 6.00 pm
Venue: Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC

Final times are subject to change.

RACGP National Faculties Evening
Venue: L’Aqua, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney
RACGP National Faculties Evening
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Venue: L’Aqua, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney
GPRA recommended

All together now – A social evening for members and friends

Hosted by: RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, RACGP Rural and RACGP Specific Interests

Date:
Friday 27 October 2017
Time: 7.00 – 10.00pm
Venue: L’Aqua, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney
Cost: $100 per person
Sponsored by: Northern Territory General Practice Education



Once again, RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, RACGP Rural and RACGP Specific Interests will hold their social functions together in the same venue on the same night. This event gives members and friends of these faculties the opportunity to come together and celebrate their impact and involvement in general practice, whilst enjoying fine food, drinks and entertainment.

Wednesday

25 October

2017
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Thursday

26 October

2017
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Saturday

28 October

2017
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