RACGP CONFERENCE

Sydney + 26—28 October 2017 + #GP17sydney

Wednesday

25 October

2017
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Thursday

26 October

2017
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Friday

27 October

2017
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Saturday 28 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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Saturday 28 October 2017
Saturday 28 October 2017
Saturday 28 October 2017
Solving the sustainability puzzle: Making a practice attractive for growth & succession
Solving the sustainability puzzle: Making a practice attractive for growth & succession
7:30 am – 8:15 am
Breakfast
C4.4

Summary: This session seeks to explore aspects of making a practice more attractive for doctor equity investment. We aim to provide insights and proof points as well as look at the challenges and ideas from the perspective of a practice owner GP and a contractor doctor.

Speakers:
Brendan Campbell – Associate Director Business Services and Taxation – Prosperity Health
Stephen Guthrie – Director, Business Services and Taxation – Prosperity Health

This breakfast is brought to you by Prosperity Health.

Prosperity Health

Keynote addresses
Darling Harbour Theatre
Keynote addresses
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Darling Harbour Theatre
Plenary
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Darling Harbour theatre

Research keynote
What causes poor health, too much illness and not enough wellness
Sir Henry “Harry” Burns, Professor of Global Public Health, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

Saturday keynote
Breakthroughs and innovations in stroke prevention and management: The future of stroke in Australian communities
Professor Julie Bernhardt, Head of Stroke Division, Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health

Research keynote
Prof Jane Gunn, Professor and Foundation Chair of Primary Care Research, Head of the Department of General Practice, & Deputy Head of the Medical School, The University of Melbourne

10:00 am
10:30 am
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Professional skills building
Room C4.1
Professional skills building
Professional skills building
Medico-legal: pitfalls for practice owners
Professional skills building stream
Medico-legal: pitfalls for practice owners
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Professional skills building stream
Professional skills building
C4.1
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Research, Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Summary: Issues of privacy breaches, results follow up, diagnostic error and emerging trends through a series of case studies.

Speakers:
Dr Penny Browne, Senior Medical Officer, Avant
Dr Walid Jammal, Senior Medical Advisor – Advocacy, Avant

Clinical skills building
Room C4.5
Clinical skills building
Clinical skills building
Medicinal cannabis: let's hash out the facts
Clinical skills building stream
Medicinal cannabis: let's hash out the facts
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Clinical skills building stream
Clinical skills building
C4.5
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Research, Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

This workshop will explore how recent legislative changes to medicinal cannabis may impact on general practice. Discussion will centre on the clinical evidence base, the regulatory requirements for prescribers, and which types of conditions benefit most.

Health equity & education and research – Cultural diversity: Abstract stream
Room C4.6
Health equity & education and research – Cultural diversity: Abstract stream
Health equity & education and research – Cultural diversity: Abstract stream
Best practice preventive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – the National Guide
Health equity
Best practice preventive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – the National Guide
10:45 am – 11:15 am
Health equity
Health equity
Abstract session
C4.6
10:45 am – 11:15 am
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary:Best practice preventive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Updated in partnership with NACCHO, the National Guide provides the latest evidence to support health professionals delivering preventive interventions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout their lifespan.

Speaker: Dr Tim Senior, A/Prof Sophia Couzos

"I’m not sure it paints an honest picture of where my health’s at.” Identifying community health and research priorities from health assessments within an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community: a qualitative study
Health equity
"I’m not sure it paints an honest picture of where my health’s at.” Identifying community health and research priorities from health assessments within an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community: a qualitative study
11:15 am – 11:30 am
Health equity
Abstract session
C4.6
11:15 am – 11:30 am
Research

Summary:This qualitative research investigated community priorities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health assessment research. We found a disjunction between the biomedical emphasis of health assessments and community health concerns regarding social, cultural, and environmental determinants of health.

Speaker: Dr Geoffrey Spurling

GP Registrars in Aboriginal health placements building the future Aboriginal Health Workforce
Health equity
GP Registrars in Aboriginal health placements building the future Aboriginal Health Workforce
11:30 am – 11:45 am
Health equity
Abstract session
C4.6
11:30 am – 11:45 am
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: GPEx has endeavoured to be innovative in how they collaborate with Aboriginal health services and other stakeholders. What encourages GP registrars who have trained in Aboriginal Health placements to continue to work in Aboriginal health in the future?

Speaker: Dr Jill Benson

Management of ARF/RHD on Thursday Island: addressing the barriers to effective delivery of secondary prophylaxis
Education and research
Management of ARF/RHD on Thursday Island: addressing the barriers to effective delivery of secondary prophylaxis
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.6
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research

Summary: Australia has one of the highest rates of Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease in the world, with young Indigenous people disproportionately affected. This study identified key barriers to effective implementation of secondary prevention on Thursday Island.

Speaker: Dr Nicole Williams

The Health Status of Newly Arrived Syrian Refugees at the Migrant Health Service in 2016
Health equity
The Health Status of Newly Arrived Syrian Refugees at the Migrant Health Service in 2016
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Health equity
Abstract session
C4.6
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Research

Summary: To further document the health status of Syrian refugees MHS collected screening data on 455 Syrian people in 2016. This highlighted several challenges including large family sizes and the presence of multiple co-morbidities resulting in complex health needs

Speaker: Dr Razlyn Abdul Rahim

Education and research: Abstract stream
Room C4.7
Education and research: Abstract stream
Education and research: Abstract stream
Who entered AGPT training between 2011 and 2016?
Education and research
Who entered AGPT training between 2011 and 2016?
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Students, Registrars, Research, Training

Summary: From 2017 the RACGP will select 90% of the entrants to the Australian General Practice Training program. This presentation reports on all the entrants to the AGPT program between 2011 and 2016. It will inform the debate on who should be selected to meet workforce problems.

Speaker: Prof Gerard Gill

Factors influencing Australian General Practice Registrar Fellowship assessment performance – the Hallmarks of Education and Learning Progress and Examination Results (HELPER) project
Education and research
Factors influencing Australian General Practice Registrar Fellowship assessment performance – the Hallmarks of Education and Learning Progress and Examination Results (HELPER) project
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Research, Training

Summary: The Hallmarks of Education and Learning and Examination Results project was a retrospective cohort study of GP Registrars defining demographic and in-training activities as predictors of RACGP assessment. Selection performance and a pre-commencement assessment were significant predictors of assessment outcomes.

Speaker: Dr Rebecca Stewart

GP Sceptics live podcast – Interpreting media headlines
Education and research
GP Sceptics live podcast – Interpreting media headlines
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Education and research
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: Enjoy a live GP Sceptics podcast, dissecting medical news stories – how can we pick the helpful headlines from all the post-truth ‘alternative facts’? An entertaining panel of GPs, health journos & an artist-in-residence. Create your own news headline.

Speaker: Dr Justin Coleman

Quality care: Abstract stream
Room C4.8
Quality care: Abstract stream
Quality care: Abstract stream
Quality of Life in Children with Chronic Constipation and Palpable Faecaloma after Treatment with Combination Therapy: Laxatives and education modules.
Quality care
Quality of Life in Children with Chronic Constipation and Palpable Faecaloma after Treatment with Combination Therapy: Laxatives and education modules.
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Research

Summary: In this study, combination outpatient treatment with oral Polyethylene-Glycol3350+electrolytes and sodium picosulphate, alongside comprehensive education modules, statistically improved Quality of Life and Gastrointestinal Symptom Score in children with intractable chronic constipation (with a palpable faecaloma).

Speaker: Dr Megan Dynan

Oxycodone-Naloxone: beware the liver
Quality care
Oxycodone-Naloxone: beware the liver
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
11:00 am – 11:30 am

Summary: A discussion of the clinical implications of the use of oxycodone-naloxone prolonged-release medication in a palliative care setting based on a case series of two patients with malignancy and minimally deranged liver function who experienced adverse events when prescribed oxycodone-naloxone prolonged-release.

Speaker: Dr Linda Foreman, Dr Daniel Byrne

Improving the implementation of obesity guidelines in general practice
Education and research
Improving the implementation of obesity guidelines in general practice
11:30 am – 11:45 am
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.8
11:30 am – 11:45 am
Research

Summary: The uptake of NHMRC obesity guidelines is poor, specifically in relation to documentation of measures for obesity management. GPs need to be supported with strategies to overcome challenges of guideline implementation to help bridge the gap between evidence and practice.

Speaker: Ms Edwina Mccarthy

Associations between lifestyle, medication and socio-demographic factors with disability and quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis
Quality care
Associations between lifestyle, medication and socio-demographic factors with disability and quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Research

Summary: What can GPs offer people with multiple sclerosis? Our research suggests that modification of lifestyle risk factors may assist in prevention of deterioration of quality of life and progression of disability for people with MS.

Speaker: Ms Chelsea Brown

Miscellaneous: Abstract stream
Room C4.9
Miscellaneous: Abstract stream
Miscellaneous: Abstract stream
Oral Health in the General Practice: reported presentations, practitioner confidence, knowledge, current practice and training needs
Education and research
Oral Health in the General Practice: reported presentations, practitioner confidence, knowledge, current practice and training needs
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.9
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Training

Summary: The literature suggests doctors have little training in oral conditions. We aimed to understand the learning needs of GPs in relation to oral health with a survey in Greater Western Sydney. The vast majority expressed interest in further training.

Speaker: Dr Thomas Fung

Home to health care to hospital – how does a multi-disciplinary Cancer Care Team in an Aboriginal Medical Service improve care for Aboriginal people with cancer?
Health equity
Home to health care to hospital – how does a multi-disciplinary Cancer Care Team in an Aboriginal Medical Service improve care for Aboriginal people with cancer?
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Health equity
Abstract session
C4.6
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Research

Summary: The lllawarra Aboriginal Medical Service’s Cancer Care Team is the first multidisciplinary team evaluated to improve access to cancer care and prevention for Aboriginal people, and the first program of its kind to be funded by the Rural Doctors’ Network.

Speakers: A/Prof Rowena Ivers

Health consequences of disasters relevant to General Practitioners
Quality care
Health consequences of disasters relevant to General Practitioners
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.9
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: Growing evidence of the profound physical and mental health effects of disasters emphasises the crucial role of GPs in early surveillance for and continuity of care for their patients when disaster strikes.

Speaker: Dr Penelope Burns

RACGP Foundation & HCF Research Symposium
Room C4.10
RACGP Foundation & HCF Research Symposium
RACGP Foundation & HCF Research Symposium
President's welcome
Better systems and data
President's welcome
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C4.10
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Research

Development of a prototype Patient Empowerment Pod (3P) for improved data and preventative care
Better systems and data
Development of a prototype Patient Empowerment Pod (3P) for improved data and preventative care
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Better systems and data
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C4.10
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research

Summary: An interactive kiosk was co-designed, co-developed and co-deployed by a multidisciplinary team to improve practice data and empower. It was acceptable to patients, improved practice data, improved patient’s awareness of their health and compelled patients (40%) to take further action.

Speaker: A/Prof Paresh Dawda

Pilot study of a Primary Care Nurse led model of Advance Care Planning
Education and research
Pilot study of a Primary Care Nurse led model of Advance Care Planning
11:30 am – 11:45 am
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C4.10
11:30 am – 11:45 am
Research

Summary: We piloted an innovative primary care nurse-led model of Advance Care Planning (ACP) as a way to improve the uptake of ACP in general practice. We trained 5 nurses from 4 practices in Sydney who undertook ACP in 20 patients. 18 patients completed all the visits and created some form of Advance Care Directive. The patients found this model of ACP to be highly acceptable and useful.

Speaker: A/Prof Joel Rhee, Dr Janice Tan

Informing policy for patients who have been prescribed antibiotics for an upper respiratory tract infection.
Education and research
Informing policy for patients who have been prescribed antibiotics for an upper respiratory tract infection.
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.10
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: In this project we will conduct real time surveillance of the patient experience with upper respiratory tract infections following the prescription of antibiotics. We hypothesise that people discontinue antibiotics without completing the course and take inadequate symptomatic measures.

Speaker: Prof Moyez Jiwa

Concluding remarks
Better systems and data
Concluding remarks
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C4.10
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Research

Quality Care & Education and research – Aged care: Abstract stream
Room C4.11
Quality Care & Education and research – Aged care: Abstract stream
Quality Care & Education and research – Aged care: Abstract stream
Elder abuse: a structured approach
Quality care
Elder abuse: a structured approach
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.11
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Summary:This presentation will encourage audience members to consider issues of abuse and violence in their elderly patients, and adopt a structured approach to identification and management of these difficult issues.

Speakers: Prof Constance Dimity Pond, Dr Elizabeth Hindmarsh

Older patients in general practice: The importance of identifying malnutrition risk
Education and research
Older patients in general practice: The importance of identifying malnutrition risk
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Education and research
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.11
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Research

Summary: This study aimed to assess the feasibility and outcomes of implementing a validated nutrition screening tool, the Mini Nutrition Assessment-Short Form (MNA-SF) and a nutrition resource kit within general practice settings.

Speaker: A/Prof Karen Walton

Miscellaneous abstracts
Room C3.3
Miscellaneous abstracts
Miscellaneous abstracts
Cryptovirus Malware and Ransomware: A real-life threat to Australian Medical Practices
Better systems and data
Cryptovirus Malware and Ransomware: A real-life threat to Australian Medical Practices
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C3.3
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Registrars, Supervisors

Summary: We present our real-life experience of our practice computer system infection by a Ransomware Malware virus that gained access despite the latest updated antivirus software. Practical tips to minimise the risk to other practices are discussed.

Speaker: Dr Neil Sharma

MedicineInsight: what do general practices really think?
Better systems and data
MedicineInsight: what do general practices really think?
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C3.3
11:00 am – 11:15 am

Summary: MedicineInsight is a large-scale general practice data program. An online survey with general practice staff highlighted it is is highly valued and gives practices the ability to reflect on patient care, discuss and identify areas for improvement. Future considerations include continuing to meet the needs of general practice and encouraging practices to improve data quality.

Speaker: Dr Isla Hains

Multi-Source Feedback: A tool for professional development
Better systems and data
Multi-Source Feedback: A tool for professional development
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Better systems and data
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C3.3
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) is a key component of CPD that reviews performance. It is now being used widely by GPs and specialists across Australia.

Speaker: A/Prof Michael Greco

Secure communications in general practice
Better systems and data
Secure communications in general practice
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C3.3
11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Summary: The RACGP supports secure electronic communication as the preferred and default method of communication for all health services and government agencies communicating with general practice regarding patients.

Speaker: Dr Nathan Pinskier

MyHealth – managing complex multimorbidity
Quality care
MyHealth – managing complex multimorbidity
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Research

Summary: Do disease management guidelines work for your elderly patients with multiple long-term medical conditions? Is there a good system for appropriate de-prescribing? This presentation describes a practical way to address the needs of the elderly with complex multimorbidity and polypharmacy

Speaker: A/Prof Mark Morgan

Miscellaneous abstracts
Room C3.4
Miscellaneous abstracts
Miscellaneous abstracts
Bread and Butter Paediatrics in General Practice
Quality care
Bread and Butter Paediatrics in General Practice
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C3.4
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Summary:An interactive forum that will build participants confidence to recognise and then manage autism, to manage parental concerns about a child’s cough and to refresh skills in the recognition of common exanthems

Speakers: Dr Michael Fasher, Dr Melita Cullen, Dr Marita Long

The Role of the GP in Supporting Patients under NDIS
Health equity
The Role of the GP in Supporting Patients under NDIS
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Health equity
Health equity
Abstract session
C3.4
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Summary: The Role of the GP in Supporting Patients with Disability overviews the implications of the roll out of the NDIS on GPs and patients and suggests practical solutions and resources.

Speakers: A/Prof Robert Davis, Mr Nathan Despott

Sponsor session
Room C3.5
Sponsor session
Sponsor session
Sponsor session
Room C3.6
Sponsor session
Sponsor session
Healthcare Neighbourhoods and GP Data Linkage
Better systems and data
Healthcare Neighbourhoods and GP Data Linkage
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Better systems and data
10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Summary: This workshop is about two activities that complement the PCMH model in general practice; the NSW Ministry of Health GP data linkage project, and the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation Healthcare Neighbourhoods initiative.

Speakers: Ms Rhiannon Beck, Ms Patricia Correll

12:15 pm
12:45 pm
1:15 pm
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1:00 pm
1:10 pm
1:20 pm
1:30 pm
1:40 pm
1:50 pm
2:00 pm
2:10 pm
2:20 pm
2:30 pm
Professional skills building
Room C4.1
Professional skills building
Professional skills building
The one-minute diagnosis? Think again!
Professional skills building stream
The one-minute diagnosis? Think again!
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Professional skills building stream
Professional skills building
C4.1
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Research, Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training}

Summary: Entertaining and interactive workshop to understand how intuition and thinking short-cuts contribute to clinical decisions. Participants will learn to recognise their own cognitive bias and how to guard against wrong decisions.

Speakers
Associate Professor Mark Morgan, Eastbrooke Family Clinic, Burleigh Waters and Bond University
Dr Justin Coleman, Inala Indigenous Health Service and Griffith University School of Medicine
Dr Natasha Yates, Mudgeeraba General Practice, Bond University, Discipline of General Practice

Clinical skills building
Room C4.5
Clinical skills building
Clinical skills building
Managing chronic pain – evidence, patient experience and clinical skills
Clinical Skills Building Stream
Managing chronic pain – evidence, patient experience and clinical skills
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Clinical Skills Building Stream
Professional skills building
C4.5
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Research, Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

In this 90 minute interactive session you will learn about the current evidence, clinician skills and patient experiences for better chronic pain management. Including non-medicated solutions. This is a must attend session for all GPs as this will directly enhance your everyday consultations with patients.

Health equity: Abstract stream
Room C4.6
Health equity: Abstract stream
Health equity: Abstract stream
Overcoming disadvantage of CALD patients through cultural sensitivity training incorporating culturally diverse simulated patients
Health equity
Overcoming disadvantage of CALD patients through cultural sensitivity training incorporating culturally diverse simulated patients
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Health equity
Health equity
Abstract session
C4.6
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Students,Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary:This presentation will give an overview of the Culral Respect Encompassing Simulation Training (CREST) program which uses different platforms to address the dearth of authentic and culturally appropriate resources for communication training in healthcare education. It will also discuss CREST’s evaluations so far.

Speaker: Dr Phyllis Lau

Evaluation of an intervention in Victoria Australia to improve access to primary health care for vulnerable communities
Health equity
Evaluation of an intervention in Victoria Australia to improve access to primary health care for vulnerable communities
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Health equity
Abstract session
C4.6
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Research

Summary: This paper presents insights from a health services broker intervention to improve access to enduring primary care for vulnerable individuals within south-east Melbourne region.

Speaker: Dr Marina Kunin

Why do female GPs earn less than their male peers?
Health equity
Why do female GPs earn less than their male peers?
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Health equity
Abstract session
C4.6
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Summary: Female GPs earn less than male GPs. Using BEACH data we found that female GPs earn less per hour because they spend longer at encounters where a ‘standard’ MBS item is charged and because they do more non-billable work in between encounters.

Speaker: Mr Christopher Harrison

Education and research: Abstract stream
Room C4.7
Education and research: Abstract stream
Education and research: Abstract stream
‘What you always wanted to know’ – A Webinar series to support New Fellows' learning needs.
Education and research
‘What you always wanted to know’ – A Webinar series to support New Fellows' learning needs.
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Training

Summary: A presentation of the experience of developing a webinar series for New Fellows’ learning needs

Speaker: Dr Sara Whitburn

Survey of Victorian New Fellow's education and support needs.
Education and research
Survey of Victorian New Fellow's education and support needs.
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Training

Summary: Presentation of the results of a survey of Victorian New Fellows’ (2012-2017) educational support and needs. This will be compared with the results of the same survey of Victorian New Fellows (2009-2014).

Speaker: Dr Sara Whitburn

CPR for ‘Death By Powerpoint’ – a workshop
Education and research
CPR for ‘Death By Powerpoint’ – a workshop
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Education and research
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: Many GP conference presenters have never been taught skills in developing and delivering effective oral presentations. The interactive workshop will help participants optimise the delivery of their academic and/or educational ‘message’ to their audience.

Speaker: Dr Paul Grinzi

Miscellaneous abstracts
Room C4.8
Miscellaneous abstracts
Miscellaneous abstracts
Interdisciplinary model more clinically effective than usual care for weight loss in primary healthcare
Better systems and data
Interdisciplinary model more clinically effective than usual care for weight loss in primary healthcare
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Better systems and data
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C4.8
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Research

Summary: The HealthTrack study compared the effect of a novel interdisciplinary approach with usual care on weight loss in overweight/obese adults. The novel interdisciplinary model resulted in greater and more clinically significant weight loss than usual care.

Speaker: Prof Linda Tapsell

The prevalence of Schistosomiasis in New Arrival Refugees seen at the Migrant Health Service between 2013 and 2016
Better systems and data
The prevalence of Schistosomiasis in New Arrival Refugees seen at the Migrant Health Service between 2013 and 2016
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C4.8
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Students, Registrars, Research

Summary: Schistosomiasis is a chronic parasitic infection, testing is part of refugee health screening. Current recommendations are risk-based (country of origin) screening. This study is a quantitative analysis of prevalence, and demonstrates the importance of screening in Afghan and Bhutanese refugees.

Speaker: Dr Razlyn Abdul Rahim

General practitioner follow-up in older people after an emergency department admission
Better systems and data
General practitioner follow-up in older people after an emergency department admission
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C4.8
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Summary: This study measured the GP follow-up behaviour of older people, after an admission into the Fairfield Hospital (Sydney) ED. Most older people followed up by day 7 of discharge. A number of factors may influence the likelihood of follow up.

Speaker: Dr Michael Tam

Dr. Google in the emergency department: A multi-site survey of health-related internet searches made by adult patients prior to emergency department presentation
Better systems and data
Dr. Google in the emergency department: A multi-site survey of health-related internet searches made by adult patients prior to emergency department presentation
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C4.8
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: A multicentre study analysing the health-related internet search habits of patients immediately prior to emergency department presentation, how this affected their interaction with the treating physician and the quality of the most used and trusted sites.

Speaker: Mr Anthony Cocco

Identifying ‘After Hours’ primary health access and needs for new migrant families with paediatric patients at an urban Hospital Emergency Department
Health equity
Identifying ‘After Hours’ primary health access and needs for new migrant families with paediatric patients at an urban Hospital Emergency Department
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Health equity
Abstract session
C4.8
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Registrars, Supervisors, Research

Summary: New migrants risk poorer access to health services if they aren’t aware what services are available, where to access quality information, have fewer resources and supports and are less able to access services and participate in treatment decisions due to language barriers. This study explores reasons for a large increase in ‘After Hours’ paediatric attendances at the local Emergency Dependent in recent years to inform health care needs and coordination with local Primary Health services. It highlights that health care workers shouldn’t assume patients understand and identified simple barriers which can be overcome to improve communication, skills and child health outcomes.

Speaker: Ms Jude Page

Education and research: Abstract stream
Room C4.9
Education and research: Abstract stream
Education and research: Abstract stream
Changes in benzodiazepine prescribing of Australian general practice registrars during training: a longitudinal study
Education and research
Changes in benzodiazepine prescribing of Australian general practice registrars during training: a longitudinal study
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.9
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: Participation in an intensive general practice vocational training program produces no significant reduction over time in GP registrars’ prescribing (overall and ‘new’ prescriptions) of Benzodiazepine-Related Drugs.

Speaker: Dr Simon Holliday

A Better MBS for all Australians
Other
A Better MBS for all Australians
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Other
Other
Abstract session
C4.9
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Summary: The MBS Review Taskforce is undertaking an independent clinician-led review of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). This is the first comprehensive review in 30 years of the 5,700 items covered in the MBS. We will report progress of the GP Clinical Committee.

Speaker: Prof Bruce Robinson

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Management; A Practical Guide for General Practice (including driving licence vision requirements)
Education and research
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Management; A Practical Guide for General Practice (including driving licence vision requirements)
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Education and research
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.9
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Training

Summary:A practical, interactive guide for general practitioners on diabetic retinopathy assessment, management and vision standards for driving licences

Speaker: Dr Neil Sharma

Barriers and facilitators to the delivery and uptake of long-acting reversible contraception in general practice: What are the views of GPs?
Education and research
Barriers and facilitators to the delivery and uptake of long-acting reversible contraception in general practice: What are the views of GPs?
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.9
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Research

Summary: Little is known about the promotion of LARC use in general practice. Data from our study revealed that improved access to education and clinical support can help facilitate the uptake of LARCs in general practice.

Speaker: Ms Edwina Mccarthy

Research abstracts
Room C4.10
Research abstracts
Research abstracts
Implementation of a team model for RACF care by a general practice
Education and research
Implementation of a team model for RACF care by a general practice
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.10
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Summary: Many general practitioners (GPs) struggle to meet the demand for their services at residential aged care facilities (RACFs). The aim was to describe and examine the effect on service provision and GPs of a new model of RACF care in a rural general practice.

Speaker: Dr Carole Meade

Medical homelessness: the experiences of women involved in the criminal justice system
Education and research
Medical homelessness: the experiences of women involved in the criminal justice system
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.10
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Summary: Women involved with the criminal justice system commonly have high health needs and complex lives of disadvantage. Short and repeated incarcerations are common, often resulting from offences related to substance misuse.

Speaker: Dr Penelope Abbott

Responses to uncertainty and its associations in Australian general practice registrars
Education and research
Responses to uncertainty and its associations in Australian general practice registrars
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.10
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: In our analysis of the ReCEnT project, we found differing clusters of associations of registrar response to clinical uncertainty – those who have high ‘affective’ response to uncertainty and those who are reluctant to disclose that uncertainty to patients.

Speaker: Dr Georga Cooke

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
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.10
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
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: Prof Clare Heal

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
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.10
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
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

TBC
TBC
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.10
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Students, Registrars, Research, Training

Quality Care, Better systems and data & Education and research – Aged care: Abstract stream
Room C4.11
Quality Care, Better systems and data & Education and research – Aged care: Abstract stream
Quality Care, Better systems and data & Education and research – Aged care: Abstract stream
Dementia detection in the rural setting: A new model for early, general practice led screening
Quality care
Dementia detection in the rural setting: A new model for early, general practice led screening
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.11
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: St Anthony’s Memory Service is a GP led, multidisciplinary model of care for dementia detection in regional general practice. Since implementation, 712 (18.2%) patients over 65 have been screened, and 153 (21.7%) referred to specialist memory services.

Speaker: Dr Adel Asaid

Dementia detection in the rural setting: A new model for early, general practice led screening
Quality care
Dementia detection in the rural setting: A new model for early, general practice led screening
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.11
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: St Anthony’s Memory Service is a GP led, multidisciplinary model of care for dementia detection in regional general practice. Since implementation, 712 (18.2%) patients over 65 have been screened, and 153 (21.7%) referred to specialist memory services.

Speaker: Dr Adel Asaid

A new model to enhance interdisciplinary medication management and medication safety for community nursing clients: older adults', carers' and health professionals’ perspectives
Better systems and data
A new model to enhance interdisciplinary medication management and medication safety for community nursing clients: older adults', carers' and health professionals’ perspectives
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C4.11
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: This paper reports qualitative findings from a study that assessed older persons’, carers’, GPs’, nurses’ and pharmacists’ experiences and perceptions of a new model that piloted addition of clinical pharmacists to the community nursing team, to facilitate interdisciplinary medication management with GPs.

Speaker: Dr Cik Yin (cikie) Lee

Association of clinical uncertainty and prescription of antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections and acute bronchitis: a cross-sectional study
Education and research
Association of clinical uncertainty and prescription of antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections and acute bronchitis: a cross-sectional study
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.11
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: GP registrars’ clinical uncertainty was investigated for associations with antibiotic prescribing for URTI/acute bronchitis. There is some evidence for an association between ‘Anxiety due to uncertainty about diagnosis/treatment’ and acute bronchitis.

Speaker: Ms Amanda Tapley

Reducing medication issues in community nursing clients through a new model of interdisciplinary medication management: a retrospective observational study
Better systems and data
Reducing medication issues in community nursing clients through a new model of interdisciplinary medication management: a retrospective observational study
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C4.11
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: This paper reports findings from a study exploring the number and type of pharmacist-identified and resolved medication-related issues through a new model that piloted addition of clinical pharmacists to the community nursing team, to facilitate interdisciplinary care with GPs.

Speaker: Dr Cik Yin (cikie) Lee

Advance care planning education: are trained champions as effective as experts?
Education and research
Advance care planning education: are trained champions as effective as experts?
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.11
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Summary: Advance Care Planning (ACP) education workshops delivered by both experts and champions improved health professionals’ knowledge, confidence and skills in ACP. Training delivered by both experts and champions was successful and could form a sustainable model of education.

Speakers: Dr Karen Detering

Improving Oral Health for Residents Living In Nursing Homes- A Regional Australian Perspective
Other
Improving Oral Health for Residents Living In Nursing Homes- A Regional Australian Perspective
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Other
Abstract session
C4.11
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Students, Registrars, Research

Summary: Oral health of residents in nursing homes is persistently poor, despite numerous interventions to improve oral health. In addition, oral health in rural populations is poorer than their metropolitan counterparts. Oral health is essential to general health.

Speaker: Mrs Joanna Mohammadi

Miscellaneous abstracts
Room C3.3
Miscellaneous abstracts
Miscellaneous abstracts
Reducing diagnostic errors to improve quality care
Quality care
Reducing diagnostic errors to improve quality care
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C3.3
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Summary: This workshop style presentation will outline various types of diagnostic error and explore some of the data around the contribution of diagnostic error in patient safety. Case examples will be used to demonstrate the multifactorial nature of diagnostic error, as well as the interplay of professionalism and cognition to these errors.

Speaker: Dr Nuwan Dharmaratne, Dr Walid Jammal

Implementation of e-Referrals in the Hunter New England Local Health District
Better systems and data
Implementation of e-Referrals in the Hunter New England Local Health District
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C3.3
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Registrars, Supervisors

Summary: An integrated e-referral package was successfully piloted to 13 general practices, 63 public end points and 145 private specialists in our LHD. More widespread implementation has begun to increase the number of practices and clinical areas available for referral.

Speaker: Ms Sandra Fitzgerald

Management of patients on proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)
Quality care
Management of patients on proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Quality care
Abstract session
C3.3
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Summary: There have been concerns raised about the high volume of PPI prescribing in Australia. This study investigated the management of PPIs by GPs, particularly in relation to drug withdrawal.

Speaker: A/Prof Graeme Miller

Miscellaneous abstracts
Room C3.4
Miscellaneous abstracts
Miscellaneous abstracts
A GP guide to managing painful sex using a biopsychosocial approach
Other
A GP guide to managing painful sex using a biopsychosocial approach
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Other
Other
Abstract session
C3.4
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Summary: This talk will present a biopyschosociocultural approach to the assessment and management of dyspareunia, using a Mind/Body model, which was developed as an educational and therapeutic tool.

Speaker: Dr Anita Elias

Curing hepatitis C in your General Practice made easy: a 30 minute guide
Other
Curing hepatitis C in your General Practice made easy: a 30 minute guide
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Other
Other
Abstract session
C3.4
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Students, Registrars, Training

Summary: New highly effective, well tolerated interferon-free hepatitis C medicines became available on the PBS General Schedule in 2016. This presentation aims to build confidence in prescribing these new treatments by providing a step-by-step guide to the assessment and treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C.

Speaker: Dr David Baker

Sponsor session
Room C3.5
Sponsor session
Sponsor session
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
GP17 closing drinks
Level 4 foyer
GP17 closing drinks
GP17 closing drinks
GP17 closing drinks with Steve van Aperen – How to read your patients and detect deception during consultations
GP17 closing drinks with Steve van Aperen – How to read your patients and detect deception during consultations
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Level 4 Foyer

End GP17 on a high note with this enjoyable presentation by Steve van Aperen, a body language expert trained with the FBI, LAPD and US Secret Service. Steve will be joining us at the closing drinks to train GPs on How to read your patients and detect deception during consultations.

6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
8:30 pm
9:00 pm
9:30 pm
10:00 pm
10:30 pm
11:00 pm
11:30 pm
12:00 am
Gala Dinner
Gala Dinner
Gala Dinner
RACGP Foundation Gala Dinner
Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour
RACGP Foundation Gala Dinner
6:30 pm – 12:00 am
Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour

Held at the newly refurbished ballroom of Sydney Hyatt Regency. This extra special occasion will help support the RACGP Foundation in raising vital funds for general practice research.

Wednesday

25 October

2017
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Thursday

26 October

2017
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Friday

27 October

2017
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