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

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.

Sponsor breakfast – GlaxoSmithKline Australia
ROOM C4.4
Sponsor breakfast – GlaxoSmithKline Australia
7:00 am – 8:15 am
ROOM C4.4

This breakfast is brought to you by GlaxoSmithKilne.

GlaxoSmithKline

RACGP member forum
Darling Harbour Theatre
RACGP member forum
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Darling Harbour Theatre
RACGP member forum
8:30 am – 10:00 am

Live recorded member forums were introduced in 2016 as a new and innovative way forward for the RACGP, with the intention of increasing engagement with members who are not on RACGP boards or committees.

Members can come together and discuss emerging topics and important issues shaping the future of general practice.

At the GP17 member forum, experts from different areas of general practice will discuss and debate current key issues in general practice, with audience participation strongly encouraged.

Watch online: RACGP.TV

Attendance is open to RACGP members only. Add the member forum to your GP17 schedule at the time of registration.

Members are encouraged to submit their questions for the panel via email.

Visit the RACGP website to view previous member forums.

10:00 am
10:30 am
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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

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
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

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

Continuity of care and the costs of primary care
Better systems and data
Continuity of care and the costs of primary care
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Better systems and data
Abstract session
Better systems and data
C4.6
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Registrars, Research

Summary: This research analyses the relationship between continuity of primary care for Australian women and costs of primary care services, using data from a large cohort study of Australian women- the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH).

Speaker: Michael Wright

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

What’s new in non-drug treatments? HANDI tips for general practice
Education and research
What’s new in non-drug treatments? HANDI tips for general practice
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Education and research
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
11:15 am – 11:45 am
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, Prof Paul Glasziou

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

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
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: Abstract stream
Room C4.9
Education and research: Abstract stream
Education and research: Abstract stream
Climate change preparedness – what should go in the GP curriculum?
Education and research
Climate change preparedness – what should go in the GP curriculum?
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Education and research
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.9
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: The RACGP is integrating climate change and health teaching into the RACGP curriculum. Come to learn about how climate change affects us and our patients, what you can do as a GP, and share ideas on how to prepare the profession through GP training.

Speaker: Dr Jane Maxwell

Impact of long term national educational programs in primary care to address antimicrobial resistance
Education and research
Impact of long term national educational programs in primary care to address antimicrobial resistance
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Education and research
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.9
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: Antimicrobial resistance is a serious public health concern. Reductions in monthly antibiotic dispensing rates, by an average of 16% since August 2012, were associated with educational interventions for GPs and consumers.

Speaker: Dr Ludmila Ovchinikova

Quality Care: Diabetes & obesity
Room C4.11
Quality Care: Diabetes & obesity
Quality Care: Diabetes & obesity
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
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Quality care: diabetes and obesity
Abstract session
C4.11
10:45 am – 11:00 am
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

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

Obstacles and facilitators to self-monitoring of blood glucose in Type 2 diabetic patients who are on insulin treatment in Hong Kong: A qualitative study
Abstracts Session
Obstacles and facilitators to self-monitoring of blood glucose in Type 2 diabetic patients who are on insulin treatment in Hong Kong: A qualitative study
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Quality care: diabetes and obesity
Abstract session
C4.11
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Speaker: Dr Sum Lok Wong

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
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Quality care: diabetes and obesity
Abstract session
C4.11
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
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: Dr Lyle Turner

Post-fellowship education
Room E3.6
Post-fellowship education
Post-fellowship education
The transition to unsupervised practice
Education and research
The transition to unsupervised practice
10:45 am – 11:15 am
Education and research
Education and research
E3.6
10:45 am – 11:15 am

Summary: New Fellows from the Post-Fellowship REC (RACGP Expert Committee) will discuss their New Fellows journeys and what they have learned along the way.

What is the RACGP doing for me as a New Fellow?
Education and research
What is the RACGP doing for me as a New Fellow?
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Education and research
Education and research
E3.6
11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Summary: Presentation of results from the 2015 New Fellows survey report and progress against initiatives arising from the survey. Staff and New Fellows from the Post-Fellowship REC (RACGP Expert Committee) will workshop ideas and initiatives with the audience for ways in which RACGP can further support New Fellows.

New Fellows networking
Education and research
New Fellows networking
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Education and research
E3.6
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

12:15 pm
12:45 pm
1:15 pm
1:45 pm
Lunch by I-MED Network Radiology
Exhibition Hall 1
Lunch by I-MED Network Radiology
Lunch by I-MED Network Radiology
Lunch by I-MED Network Radiology
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Theme: Education and research
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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

This is the fifth session in the Professional skills building stream.

This stream will include a variety of topics to help you run your practice.

Clinical skills building
Room C4.5
Clinical skills building
Clinical skills building
Sexual health
Clinical skills building stream
Sexual health
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Clinical skills building stream
Clinical skills building
C4.5
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Research, Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

This is the fifth session in the Clinical skills building stream.

This stream will include interactive clinical updates that will cover the cases that you see every day in your practice.

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 – 2:15 pm
Health equity
Health equity
Abstract session
C4.6
1:45 pm – 2:15 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

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 Nicholas Zwar

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 Rashid Ansari

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

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

Quality care – Opioids and drug use: Abstract stream
Room C4.8
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
C4.8
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
C4.8
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

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 C4.11
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

Abstract TBC
Abstract TBC
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.11
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Research

Summary:

Speaker:

National guide to a preventative health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (third edition) – Family Abuse and Violence
Health equity
National guide to a preventative 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: 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: Dr Lyle Turner

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

Abstract TBC
Abstract TBC
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.10
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Research

Summary:

Speaker:

All RACGP Fellows forum
Room E3.6
All RACGP Fellows forum
All RACGP Fellows forum
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
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Education and research
E3.6
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm

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
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Education and research
Education and research
E3.6
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Education and research
Education and research
E3.6
2:30 pm – 3:00 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
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Education and research
E3.6
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

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

3:15 pm
3:45 pm
Afternoon tea
Afternoon tea
Afternoon tea
3:45 pm
4:15 pm
4:45 pm
5:15 pm
5:45 pm
6:15 pm
6:45 pm
7:15 pm
7:45 pm
8:15 pm
8:45 pm
9:15 pm
9:45 pm
Friday Afternoon
Friday Afternoon
Friday Afternoon
Plenary TBC
Plenary TBC
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

AGM & Convocation
RACGP members – have your say
AGM & Convocation
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
RACGP members – have your say

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

Convocation is an opportunity for Fellows, Members and Registrar Associates to be able to raise matters of importance with other members and to alert Council to the issues that general practitioners consider important. Resolutions passed by Convocation are not binding on Council, however all items passed by Convocation will be considered. RACGP Council will report back on the progress of 2016 items during Convocation in 2017.

Date: Friday 27 October 2017
Time: 5.00 – 6.30 pm
Venue: Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC

Final times are subject to change.

View GP16 Convocation items on the RACGP Convocation portal.

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

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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