RACGP CONFERENCE

Sydney + 26—28 October 2017 + #GP17sydney

Wednesday

25 October

2017
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Friday

27 October

2017
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Saturday

28 October

2017
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GP17

Thursday 26 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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GPRA recommended
7:45 am
8:15 am
8:45 am
9:15 am
9:45 am
Thursday 26 October 2017
Thursday 26 October 2017
Thursday 26 October 2017
Plenary welcome breakfast
Darling Harbour Theatre foyer
Plenary welcome breakfast
7:45 am – 8:30 am
Breakfast
Darling Harbour Theatre foyer
Level 2
GPRA recommended

Light stand up breakfast.

GP17 official conference opening and keynote address
Darling Harbour Theatre
GP17 official conference opening and keynote address
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Darling Harbour Theatre
Plenary
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Darling Harbour Theatre
GPRA recommended

Welcome: Dr Bastian Seidel, President, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Keynote: Dr Jay Parkinson, CEO and Founder, Sherpaa

10:00 am
10:30 am
Morning tea by Australian Digital Health Agency
Morning tea by Australian Digital Health Agency
Morning tea by Australian Digital Health Agency
Exhibition Hall 1
Exhibition Hall 1
10:00 am – 10:45 am

This morning tea break is sponsored by:

Australian Digital Health Agency

Morning tea by Australian Digital Health Agency
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Stage of career: Research
Stage of career: Students
Stage of career: Registrars
Stage of career: Supervisors
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
The future of General Practice
Professional skills building stream
The future of General Practice
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: This workshop will cover the history and current context of primary care, the changing face of general practice in terms of patient needs, healthcare costs and technology changes and innovations. You will learn what to consider now and in the future to support the success of individual general practices and a vibrant general practice sector. This session will set the scene for the Professional Skills Building stream where you will develop the skills to grow your own practice.

Speakers:
Dr Nathan Pinskier, Chair, RACGP Expert Committee – eHealth and Practice Systems
Dr Cory Lei, GP (New Fellow), Currambine Family Practice and Seacrest Medical Centre

Clinical skills building
Room C4.5
Clinical skills building
Clinical skills building
Travel diseases: a world without boundaries
Clinical skills building stream
Travel diseases: a world without boundaries
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Clinical skills building stream
Clinical skills building
C4.5
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
GPRA recommended, Research, Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

The travelling patient; whether they be the family going away, pregnant mums or the business traveler their first source of advice is always you – their trusted GP. This session will cover what you need to know about pre and post travel for many different types of travelers. Work your way through real scenarios and leave equipped with resources to refer back to.

Speakers:

Dr Bernie Hudson, Infectious Disease Consultant, Royal North Shore Hospital

Sponsor session
C4.3
Sponsor session
Sponsor session
Roadmap to starting and growing your practice
BOQ Specialist sponsor session
Roadmap to starting and growing your practice
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
BOQ Specialist sponsor session
Sponsor session
C4.3
10.45am – 12.15pm

Speakers: Luke Truscott – Financial Specialist, BOQ Specialist

Sponsored by:

BOQ Specialist

Member updates
Room C4.4
Member updates
Member updates
RACGP 101 – Getting the most out of your College for Registrars (and New Fellows)
New Fellows session
RACGP 101 – Getting the most out of your College for Registrars (and New Fellows)
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
New Fellows session
New Fellows session
Room C4.4
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
GPRA recommended, Registrars

Summary: The transition from hospital resident to GP registrar can be daunting, but trying to understand the many ways in which the RACGP can help you in your GP journey can be even more so… This session is designed to help you get the most out of your College for Registrars (and New Fellows), and how your State Faculty can help you on your journey. All your questions answered and more…

Speaker: Dr Mary Wyatt

Better systems and data: Abstract stream
Room C4.6
Better systems and data: Abstract stream
Better systems and data: Abstract stream
Summer is coming: be prepared. General practice emergency planning and response
Better systems and data
Summer is coming: be prepared. General practice emergency planning and response
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Better systems and data
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C4.6
10:45 am – 11:45 am

Summary: Emergency planning and management is essential for general practices. Planning for an emergency ensures the safety of practice staff, the smooth operation of services and significantly reduces the risk of financial loss.

Speaker: Dr Chris Mitchell, Dr Glynn Kelly, Dr Penny Burns

Using general practice electronic databases to increase the identification of familial hypercholesterolaemia in primary care
Better systems and data
Using general practice electronic databases to increase the identification of familial hypercholesterolaemia in primary care
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Better systems and data
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C4.6
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Supervisors, Research

Summary: Electronic extraction tools increase detection of familial hypercholesterolaemia in GP. FH is common. Of seven practices with 170,595 patients, 0.81% (n=1379) had phenotypic FH representing 1 in 124. Targeted screening enables GPs to improve management of FH.

Speaker: A/Prof Alistair Vickery

Education and research: Abstract stream
Room C4.7
Education and research: Abstract stream
Education and research: Abstract stream
Growing and retaining GP research leaders in Australia: how can we do better?
Education and research
Growing and retaining GP research leaders in Australia: how can we do better?
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: In order to nurture and retain GP researchers and leaders the research culture and professional standing of GP researchers needs to be improved, suggesting a key role for the RACGP. Support from colleagues and enabling research collaborations are key.

Speaker: Dr Georga Cooke

5th edition Standards – what you need to know.
Education and research
5th edition Standards – what you need to know.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Education and research
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Summary: The 5th edition RACGP Standards for general practices are outcome-focussed, follow a modular structure and are designed to be used in a variety of primary healthcare settings. Join this session to learn more about the changes between the 4th and 5th editions.

Speaker: Dr Mike Civil

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
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
12:00 pm – 12:15 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

Quality care: Domestic and family violence: Abstract stream
Room C4.8
Quality care: Domestic and family violence: Abstract stream
Quality care: Domestic and family violence: Abstract stream
Trauma-informed care – working with victims of family violence in general practice
Quality care
Trauma-informed care – working with victims of family violence in general practice
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Students, Registrars, Training

Summary: Understanding the effects of trauma, trauma reactions and the principles of trauma-informed practice is essential for GPs to effectively support victims of family violence. Through experiential learning, participants will use role play to practice trauma-informed responses and perform an audit.

Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Hindmarsh

“It’s very frustrating and it’s incredibly hard work”: A qualitative study exploring the responses of rural GPs to victims of domestic violence.
Quality care
“It’s very frustrating and it’s incredibly hard work”: A qualitative study exploring the responses of rural GPs to victims of domestic violence.
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: A full time GP will see a victim of domestic violence approximately five times per week. Have you reflected on your ability to recognise victims? In this qualitative study we interviewed eight rural GPs about their response to victims of domestic violence.

Speaker: Dr Jennifer Geraghty

Domestic Violence reporting in Western Sydney print media – where are the general practitioners?
Quality care
Domestic Violence reporting in Western Sydney print media – where are the general practitioners?
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Students

Summary: General Practice provides a foundational pathway to safety, services and better health for all affected by domestic violence. Print media educates communities on this major health issue. The current themes in western Sydney print media reporting on domestic violence are presented.

Speaker: Ms Anita Jenkins, Ms Louisa Ling

Miscellaneous abstracts: Abstract stream
Room C4.9
Miscellaneous abstracts: Abstract stream
Miscellaneous abstracts: Abstract stream
Iron Therapy in General Practice
Skills building
Iron Therapy in General Practice
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Skills building
Skills building
Abstract session
C4.9
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Training

Summary: Iron deficiency is a common condition that can now be managed in the community avoiding hospital based iron infusions. It is cost effective, increases patient satisfaction and enhances the procedural skills of general practitioners.

Speakers: Dr Daniel Byrne, Ms Joy Gailer

End-of-life care and the law
Skills building
End-of-life care and the law
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Skills building
Skills building
Abstract session
C4.9
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Summary: The key legal principles associated with end-of-life care will be discussed, with an emphasis on practical advice for GPs.

Speaker: Dr Jane Deacon

Sponsor session
Room C4.10
Sponsor session
Sponsor session
“I wish someone had just asked” – supporting GPs to engage vulnerable young people
Sponsor session
“I wish someone had just asked” – supporting GPs to engage vulnerable young people
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Sponsor session
Sponsor session
Room C4.10
10.45am – 12.15pm

Summary: GPs’ role in early intervention, engagement and supporting system navigation is particularly important for vulnerable young people who experience poorer health outcomes, increased risk of harm and/or increased access barriers.

Speakers: Prof Fiona Brooks, Prof Tim Usherwood, Prof Rachel Skinner

This session is sponsored by NSW Health

“I wish someone had just asked” – supporting GPs to engage vulnerable young people
Sponsor session
“I wish someone had just asked” – supporting GPs to engage vulnerable young people
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Sponsor session
Sponsor session
Room C4.10
10.45am – 12.15pm

Summary: GPs’ role in early intervention, engagement and supporting system navigation is particularly important for vulnerable young people who experience poorer health outcomes, increased risk of harm and/or increased access barriers.

Speakers: Prof Fiona Brooks, Prof Tim Usherwood, Prof Rachel Skinner

This session is sponsored by NSW Health

Quality Care – Diabetes: Abstract stream
Room C4.11
Quality Care – Diabetes: Abstract stream
Quality Care – Diabetes: Abstract stream
Prescribing for people with type 2 diabetes and renal impairment in Australian general practice: A national cross sectional study
Quality care
Prescribing for people with type 2 diabetes and renal impairment in Australian general practice: A national cross sectional study
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.11
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Research

Summary: A cross-sectional study utilising NPS MedicineWise MedicineInsight data was undertaken to explore whether the prescribing of non-insulin anti-hyperglycaemic medications in general practice is consistent with current guidelines for treatment of type 2 diabetes in people with renal impairment.

Speaker: Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

Impact of multimorbidity on mortality and glycaemia in people with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review
Quality care
Impact of multimorbidity on mortality and glycaemia in people with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.11
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Research

Summary: Multimorbidity in patients with type 2 diabetes is highly prevalent and has substantial impact on this population. This systematic review aims to investigate the impact of multimorbidity on mortality and glycaemia (HbA1c, hypoglycaemia and glycaemic variability) in people with type 2 diabetes.

Speaker: Mr Jason Chiang

Type 2 diabetes: what’s next after metformin- sensible choices to overcome confusion?’
Quality care
Type 2 diabetes: what’s next after metformin- sensible choices to overcome confusion?’
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.11
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Summary: This case-based, interactive workshop will focus on the changes in Type 2 Diabetes guidelines, and new medicines on the market, to give participants an confidence in patient management for type 2 diabetes using the latest RACGP Diabetes Clinical Handbook.

Speakers: Dr Gary Deed, Prof Sophia Zoungas

Pathways to Fellowship
Room C3.6
Pathways to Fellowship
Pathways to Fellowship
Walking the Unified Pathway
Education and research
Walking the Unified Pathway
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Education and research
C3.6
10:45 am – 11:00 am
Students, Registrars, Training

Summary: An overview of the RACGP Unified Pathway proposed for implementation from 2019.

Remediation in the progression to Fellowship
Education and research
Remediation in the progression to Fellowship
11:00 am – 11:20 am
Education and research
Education and research
C3.6
11:00 am – 11:20 am
Supervisors, Registrars, Training

Summary: Presentation of a remediation framework for doctors on a pathway to FRACGP Fellowship, including remediation for exams and clinical concerns.

Demystifying the curriculum
Education and research
Demystifying the curriculum
11:20 am – 12:15 pm
Education and research
Education and research
C3.6
11:20 am – 12:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Training, Supervisors

Summary: A hands on workshop for doctors on the pathway to Fellowship, supervisors, medical educators and RTO providers. How to effectively integrate use of the 2016 curriculum, content guide and learning units into preparation to meet the competency profile of the Australian GP through the Fellowship exam (and smile at the same time!).

12:15 pm
12:45 pm
1:15 pm
1:45 pm
Lunch sponsored by I-MED Radiology Group
Lunch sponsored by I-MED Radiology Group
Lunch sponsored by I-MED Radiology Group
Lunch sponsored by I-MED Radiology Group
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Stage of career: Research
Stage of career: Students
Stage of career: Registrars
Stage of career: Supervisors
Stage of career: Training
Theme: Better systems and data
Theme: Education and research
Theme: Quality care
Theme: Skills building
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
First things first
Professional skills building stream
First things first
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Professional skills building stream
Professional skills building
C4.1
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
GPRA recommended, Research, Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Summary: The choice for any Doctor to commence their own Practice is one of the biggest decisions they will make in their career. While the clinical setup of the Practice is extremely important, there is usually a lack of clarity on key taxation and financial matters in setting up or buying into a Practice. The First things First Workshop will introduce Doctors to the critical considerations for the journey into establishing and running their own successful practice into the future.

Session developed by: Cutcher & Neale.

Speakers:
Stuart Chan, Partner, Medical Services Division, Cutcher & Neale Accounting and Financial Services
Jarrod Bramble, Partner, Medical Services Division, Cutcher & Neale Accounting and Financial Services

Clinical skills building
Room C4.5
Clinical skills building
Clinical skills building
Eyes: Seeing what's new on the horizon
Clinical Skills Building Stream
Eyes: Seeing what's new on the horizon
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Clinical Skills Building Stream
Professional skills building
C4.5
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Research, Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

This interactive session from Fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO) will focus on practical aspects of eye care and interactions between ophthalmologists and general practitioners. Find out about the latest developments in the treatment of diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration and the many acronyms: FLACS, PK, DMEK, DSEK, PPV, PRK, LASEK, LASIK, SMILE! The session will feature time to use Fundus cameras and ask questions.

Chair: Dr Sam Lerts, Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologist (RANZCO)

Advances in glaucoma surgery: Dr Mitchell Lawlor, Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologist (RANZCO)

What’s new in Ophthalmology? Dr Con Moshegov, Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologist (RANZCO)

Updates in diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration: Dr Andrew Chang, Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologist (RANZCO)

Live demonstrations of fundus camera in interactive stations:
James Christensen, Director, Optimed

Sponsor session
Room C4.3
Sponsor session
Sponsor session
Successful General Practice in a patient-centred world
HealthEngine sponsor session
Successful General Practice in a patient-centred world
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
HealthEngine sponsor session
Sponsor session
C4.3
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Summary:Hear from 3 of the industry’s preeminent thought leaders as they share their unique perspectives on how patient-centricity is key to successful General Practice. Followed by a panel Q&A and audience ‘have your say’ session moderated by Dr Marcus Tan, CEO & Founder of HealthEngine.

Speakers: Dr Marcus Tan, CEO and Founder of HealthEngine; Dr Ged Foley, CEO of IPN; Dr Stephen Clark, CEO of AGPAL and Dr Todd Cameron, Owner of Modern Medical Group

Sponsored by:

HealthEngine

Miscellaneous
Room C4.4
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
QI&CPD 2017-19 triennium essentials
RACGP session
QI&CPD 2017-19 triennium essentials
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
RACGP session
RACGP session
C4.4
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Summary: The RACGP QI&CPD Program supports GPs to provide the best possible care for patients and their communities through quality education and training. In this session we will explore the fundamentals of the QI&CPD program including the 2017-19 triennium requirements. The mandatory planning learning and need (PLAN) quality improvement activity will take particular focus during this session where we will highlight the tool and its functionalities.

The Western Sydney Integrated Care Program (WSICP): Qualitative Evaluation
Quality care
The Western Sydney Integrated Care Program (WSICP): Qualitative Evaluation
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.4
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Research

Speaker: Dr Steven Trankle

Summary: The increasing prevalence of chronic conditions requires a systems-wide integrated approach to health care. This includes overcoming barriers between primary and secondary care, physical and mental health, and health and social care in order to provide patient-centred care. In Australia, the New South Wales Ministry of Health (NSWMoH) is piloting an innovative Integrated Care Program in Western Sydney (WSICP) focused on care of those with diabetes, COPD and congestive cardiac failure

Better systems and data: Abstract stream
Room C4.6
Better systems and data: Abstract stream
Better systems and data: Abstract stream
Data quality in electronic medical records
Better systems and data
Data quality in electronic medical records
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Better systems and data
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C4.6
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Summary: The role of healthcare professionals has evolved from recording and managing information locally to contributing information fit for a range of purposes. This work shop explores the importance of ensuring information in electronic medical records can be used effectively across the healthcare sector. Speaker: Dr Nathan Pinskier, Dr Penny Brown

How do Australian GPs use eHealth technologies in their practice? Results from the RACGP’s annual technology survey
Better systems and data
How do Australian GPs use eHealth technologies in their practice? Results from the RACGP’s annual technology survey
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C4.6
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Research

Summary: The RACGP conducts an annual survey to explore the views and attitudes on the use of technology in general practice. The survey results provide a stimulus to discuss increased adoption of digital technologies in general practice while achieving the best health outcomes for patients.

Speaker: Dr Trina Gregory

eReferrals: Why are we still faxing?
Better systems and data
eReferrals: Why are we still faxing?
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Better systems and data
Abstract session
C4.6
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Research

Summary: We live in an era in which information can be accessed and transmitted at the click of a button. This project explores the reasons users are reluctant to adopt the transformational technology of electronic letters (eReferrals).

Speaker: Dr Christopher Hughes

Education and research: Abstract stream
Room C4.7
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?
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Education and research
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
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
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Education and research
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
2:45 pm – 3:15 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 Daniel Taylor

Quality care: Abstract stream
Room C4.8
Quality care: Abstract stream
Quality care: Abstract stream
Preventing non-communicable disease in primary care: current practices and acceptance of a Mediterranean diet tool
Quality care
Preventing non-communicable disease in primary care: current practices and acceptance of a Mediterranean diet tool
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: A qualitative study exploring the attitudes and practices of GPs in giving dietary advice and their acceptance of a Mediterranean diet tool

Speaker: Dr Leah Watts

Preventing non-communicable disease in primary care: current practices and acceptance of a Mediterranean diet tool
Quality care
Preventing non-communicable disease in primary care: current practices and acceptance of a Mediterranean diet tool
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: A qualitative study exploring the attitudes and practices of GPs in giving dietary advice and their acceptance of a Mediterranean diet tool

Speaker: Dr Leah Watts

Proton Pump Inhibitors – Too Much of a Good Thing
Quality care
Proton Pump Inhibitors – Too Much of a Good Thing
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Training

Summary: NPS MedicineWise developed a one-year national multi-faceted program with the goal of reducing inappropriate prescribing of proton pump inhibitors by general practitioners in primary care. Impact evaluation showed positive changes in GP practice after the program.

Speaker: Dr Scott Dickinson

Development and Piloting of an evidence-based best practice checklist in Postpartum Care in General Practice
Quality care
Development and Piloting of an evidence-based best practice checklist in Postpartum Care in General Practice
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: This is a pilot study of an evidence-based best practice checklist as a consultation aid during postpartum consultations in General Practice, aiming to improve the quality and consistency of care provided by GPs to postpartum women.

Speaker: Dr Nadee Wickramasuriya

The patient's perspective of care coordination
Quality care
The patient's perspective of care coordination
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: This presentation reports patients’ perspective of receiving the services of a care coordinator, and explores how a care coordinator might relieve a patient’s burden of treatment.

Speaker: A/Prof Jan Radford

Keeping up with developments in genomic medicine
Quality care
Keeping up with developments in genomic medicine
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Training

Summary: Rapid advancements in genomic medicine are transforming our understanding of disease risk and treatment response. This presentation will give an overview of important clinical practice points from a new RACGP resource, ‘Genomic medicine in general practice’, which is to be published in 2017.

Speaker: Prof Jon Emery

Miscellaneous: Abstract stream
Room C4.9
Miscellaneous: Abstract stream
Miscellaneous: Abstract stream
Results from the Western Victorian Practice Nurse Project
Miscellaneous abstracts
Results from the Western Victorian Practice Nurse Project
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Skills building
Abstract session
C4.9
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Supervisors, Training

Summary: Practice Nurses are important to general practice teams. This study attempts to predict the need for new practice nurses in the Western Victorian PHN, identify their current work and explore what tasks they, GPs and consumers think nurses should do.

Speaker: Dr Bernard Shiu

Creating a Sustainable General Practice Nursing Workforce: The Development of a Career and Education Framework
Miscellaneous abstracts
Creating a Sustainable General Practice Nursing Workforce: The Development of a Career and Education Framework
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Skills building
Abstract session
C4.9
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: APNA has developed a Career and Education Framework to improve the recruitment and retention of nurses in general practice. Extensive consultation has informed the project, producing a Framework which will positively impact on the general practice team and patient outcomes.

Speaker: Ms Emily Wheeler

Bullying: incidence, burden of illness and what GPs can do?
Miscellaneous abstracts
Bullying: incidence, burden of illness and what GPs can do?
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Miscellaneous abstracts
Skills building
Abstract session
C4.9
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Summary:Childhood bullying in its various guises (including cyber and sibling bullying) is a major contributor to mental health problems. This workshop will: outline the extent of the problem and the role that GPs can play.

Speakers: A/Prof John Litt, Prof Phillip Slee, A/Prof Michael Fasher

Miscellaneous
Room C4.10
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
Quality Care – Women's health: Abstract stream
Room C4.11
Quality Care – Women’s health: Abstract stream
Quality Care – Women’s health: Abstract stream
Medical Termination of Pregnancy in a General Practice setting
Quality care
Medical Termination of Pregnancy in a General Practice setting
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.11
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
GPRA recommended, Training

Summary: Medical termination of pregnancy (MTOP) with MS 2 step is increasingly available since PBS listing in 2015. This session includes an overview of MS 2 step, the presenter’s experience offering MTOP, and strategies to incorporate MTOP into mainstream general practice.

Speaker: Dr Melissa Brown

The management of menopause: where are we in 2017?
Quality care
The management of menopause: where are we in 2017?
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.11
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Speaker: Dr Richelle Douglas, Dr Amy Moten, Dr Colinette Margerison

AGPT
Room C3.6
AGPT
AGPT
The RACGP selection process for the AGPT
AGPT
The RACGP selection process for the AGPT
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
AGPT
AGPT
C3.6
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Summary: This presentation will provide an overview of the key stages of the RACGP selection process for entry into the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program, information on the design of the Candidate Assessment Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT), and resources available for prospective applicants.

What registrars want (and RACGP response)
Education and research
What registrars want (and RACGP response)
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Education and research
C3.6
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
GPRA recommended, Training, Students, Registrars, Supervisors

Summary: Presenting general findings from the 2016 RACGP Registrar’s Survey and the RACGP response and action plan.

Roadways to Registrar Research: Academic Posts
Education and research
Roadways to Registrar Research: Academic Posts
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Education and research
Education and research
C3.6
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
GPRA recommended, Research, Training, Students, Registrars, Supervisors

Summary: An overview of the AGPT Academic Posts program for registrars interested in training and pathways to research and academia. Includes a presentation from a former academic registrar.

Building RTO knowledge and research capacity: Education Research Grants
Education and research
Building RTO knowledge and research capacity: Education Research Grants
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Education and research
C3.6
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Summary: An overview of AGPT Education Research Grants for RTOs. These grants are designed to support RTOs in investigating an issue of relevance to General Practice training and developing their research capacity and academic networks. Includes a presentation from a former ERG recipient about their ERG experience.

3:15 pm
3:45 pm
Afternoon tea
Afternoon tea
Afternoon tea
Exhibition Area
Exhibition Area
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

This afternoon tea break is sponsored by:

General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration

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Stage of career: Research
Stage of career: Students
Stage of career: Registrars
Stage of career: Supervisors
Stage of career: Training
Theme: Better systems and data
Theme: Education and research
Theme: Quality care
Theme: Skills building
4:00 pm
4:10 pm
4:20 pm
4:30 pm
4:40 pm
4:50 pm
5:00 pm
5:10 pm
5:20 pm
5:30 pm
Professional skills building
Room C4.1
Professional skills building
Professional skills building
Financial and tax management for you and your practice
Professional skills building stream
Financial and tax management for you and your practice
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Professional skills building stream
Clinical skills building
C4.1
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Research, Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Summary: A professional skills building session designed to answer GP questions around business, financial and tax management challenges. You will hear from a number of business specialists as well as a fellow GP. The session incorporates a mix of discussion, interview, audience interaction and a risk/value assessment workshop.

Session developed by: Prosperity Health

Speakers:
Chair: Stephen Guthrie, Director, Business Services and Taxation, Prosperity Health
Megan Faraday-Bensley, Director, Business Services and Taxation, Prosperity Health
Brendan Campbell, Associate Director, Business Services and Taxation, Prosperity Health

Dr Andrew Weissenberger, Practice Principle, Hope Island Medical Centre

Clinical skills building
Room C4.5
Clinical skills building
Clinical skills building
Diagnosis, treatment & surgical options for cancer patients, across all tumour streams
Clinical skills update
Diagnosis, treatment & surgical options for cancer patients, across all tumour streams
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Clinical skills update
Clinical skills update
Skills building
C4.5
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research

GPs are often challenged with managing and screening many different types of cancer. This practical and interactive workshop will be conducted in a speed dating format where cancer specialists from all tumour streams will rotate amongst the tables to help GPs diagnose and manage tumours more effectively.

Chair: Shirin Amirbeaggi, Business Development Manager, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Group A

Plastic surgery and reconstruction:
Dr Ilias Kotronakis, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Chris O`Brien Lifehouse
Neurosurgery:
Dr Brindha Shivalingam, MBBS, FRACS, Neurosurgeon, Chris O`Brien Lifehouse
Upper GI:
Associate Professor Charbel Sandroussi, Upper GI Surgeon, Chris O`Brien Lifehouse
Bone and Soft tissue – sarcoma:
Dr Richard Boyle, Orthopaedic Surgeon & Member, Chris O`Brien Lifehouse Sarcoma Multidisciplinary Team
Respiratory:
Dr Samantha Herath, MBBS (Hons), MPhil, FRACP, Specialist Respiratory and Lung Cancer Physician, Chris O`Brien Lifehouse
Head and Neck: Associate Professor Carsten Palme, MBBS, FRACS, Director of Head and Neck Surgery, Chris O`Brien Lifehouse

Group B

Urology:
Dr Scott Leslie, BSc (Med), MBBS (Hons), FRACS (Urology), Robotic Surgery Specialists, Chris O`Brien Lifehouse
Gynae-oncological:
Clinical Associate Professor Marcelo Nascimento, MD, MSc, FRANZCOG and CGO- Gynaecologist, Chris O`Brien Lifehouse
Breast Oncology:
Dr Cindy Mak, MBBS (Hons), FRACS, Breast Surgeon and Head of Breast Cancer Unit, Chris O`Brien Lifehouse
Thoracic surgery:
Associate Professor Brian McCaughan,General Thoracic Surgeon, Sydney Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Gastroenterology:
Dr Justine Mill’, B.Med.Sci (Hons), MBBS, FRACP, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Chris O`Brien Lifehouse
Colo-rectal
Dr Cherry Koh, MBBS (Hons), MS (Colorectral Surgery), FRACS. Colorectal Surgeon, Chris Obrien Lifehouse and Department of Colorectal Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Session developed by: The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Miscellaneous
Room C4.3
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
Australian Journal of General Practice launch
Australian Journal of General Practice launch
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Research

Concussion update: A practical workshop
Abstract session
Concussion update: A practical workshop
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abstract session
Abstract
Room C4.3
4.30-5.30 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors

Speaker: Dr Gill Cowen

This session provides practical and interactive information as to how to implement the outcomes from the 2016 Berlin International Conference on Concussion in Sport and thus allowing General Practitioners to provide both “on” and “off field” best practice management of concussion.

Miscellaneous abstract session
Room C4.4
Miscellaneous abstract session
Miscellaneous abstract session
Reflective Case Presentations-A Patient Centred Approach to Indigenous Health Training
Health equity
Reflective Case Presentations-A Patient Centred Approach to Indigenous Health Training
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Health equity
Health equity
C4.4
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Research, Training

Summary: The Balint group method was adapted into teleconferences and an online discussion forum as a way of teaching patient centered care in Indigenous health for junior doctors and GP registrars. Medical and Cultural Educators worked together to facilitate these groups.

Speaker: Dr Bambi Ward and Dr Frank Meumann

The impact of trauma on the developing brain: implications for general practice
Quality care
The impact of trauma on the developing brain: implications for general practice
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Quality care
Quality care
C4.4
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Training

Summary: Adverse early childhood experiences, trauma, impact the architecture and chemistry of the developing brain. These adverse impacts may result in developmental disorder and difficult behaviours. This presentation will outline the role of general practice in the recognition of these consequences and describe features of effective therapeutic intervention.

Speaker: Dr Michael Fasher

Better systems and data
Room C4.6
Better systems and data
Better systems and data
Improving the quality of information technology security within general practice
Better systems and data
Improving the quality of information technology security within general practice
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Better systems and data
Better systems and data
Skills building
C4.6
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Summary: Information security encompasses availability of information, integrity of information and access to information. The RACGP has revised the information technology security resource to meet new requirements and keep up with changing technology to help improve the quality of information security within general practice.

Speaker: Dr Nathan Pinskier

How I learned to love Patient Reported Measures (PRMs), save time and improve patient care
Better systems and data
How I learned to love Patient Reported Measures (PRMs), save time and improve patient care
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Better systems and data
Better systems and data
Skills building
C4.6
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research

Summary: Patient Reported Measures can identify and track what matters most to patients. It gives voice to outcomes that matter to patients, enhancing patient centred care, conversations about patients’ health-related priorities and needs, patients’ experiences, informs service improvement and saves time.

Speaker: Dr Hester Wilson, Dr Walid Jammal

Education and research: Cardiovascular care -Abstract stream
Room C4.7
Education and research: Cardiovascular care -Abstract stream
Education and research: Cardiovascular care -Abstract stream
CVD prevention guidelines: A new interactive online tool to help GPs assess and communicate CVD risk to patients
Education and research
CVD prevention guidelines: A new interactive online tool to help GPs assess and communicate CVD risk to patients
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Education and research
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Research

Summary:This presentation introduces a new online version of Australian CVD risk management guidelines, to help GPs assess and communicate risk to patients. Results will be presented from qualitative interviews, systematic reviews of existing CVD risk calculators and decision aids, and piloting of the new tool with GPs and patients.

Speaker: Dr Carissa Bonner

The Lipid Hypothesis – Fact Or Fiction?
Education and research
The Lipid Hypothesis – Fact Or Fiction?
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Education and research
Education and research
Abstract session
C4.7
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: The lipid hypothesis is one of medicines most hotly debated topics. Is elevated cholesterol a cause of cardiovascular disease or a mere surrogate marker? This presentation will present the body of evidence for and against the lipid hypothesis

Speaker: Dr Daniel Aronov

Quality care: Abstract stream
Room C4.8
Quality care: Abstract stream
Quality care: Abstract stream
Commuting and absolute cardiovascular risk: Cross-sectional evidence from the Australian Health & National Nutritional and Physical Activity Surveys
Quality care
Commuting and absolute cardiovascular risk: Cross-sectional evidence from the Australian Health & National Nutritional and Physical Activity Surveys
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Research

Speaker: Dr Chance Pistoll

Treating chronic hepatitis C (HCV) in a rural NSW general practice liver clinic – how does the model stack up?
Quality care
Treating chronic hepatitis C (HCV) in a rural NSW general practice liver clinic – how does the model stack up?
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.8
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Summary: Primary Care based chronic hepatitis C treatment is vital in Australia. Prospective data from a rural GP liver clinic will be presented including cirrhosis assessment methods, treatment outcomes and discussion on the practicalities of HCV care delivery in community settings.

Speaker: Dr Anne Balcomb

Your practice: Abstract stream
Room C4.9
Your practice: Abstract stream
Your practice: Abstract stream
Implementation of the Patient Centred Medical Home in a newly (re)built fit-for-purpose General Practice: Lessons learned.
Skills building
Implementation of the Patient Centred Medical Home in a newly (re)built fit-for-purpose General Practice: Lessons learned.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Skills building
Skills building
Abstract session
C4.9
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: PCMH: Fact or Fantasy? Outline how EMC is dealing with transitional hurdles from traditional GP, in a new fit-for-purpose building. Then, interactive meeting for those considering PCMH, to workshop problems and solutions including the Active Waiting Room and Shared Consultations.

Speaker: A/Prof George Somers

Transitioning from a bulk-billing to a private billing GP practice: examining the evidence; sharing experiences; formulating practice points.
Skills building
Transitioning from a bulk-billing to a private billing GP practice: examining the evidence; sharing experiences; formulating practice points.
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Skills building
Skills building
Abstract session
C4.9
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Students, Registrars, Supervisors, Research, Training

Summary: An interactive/workshop style session encouraging active audience participation works best as we share our experiences transitioning from a bulk-billing only to a mixed billing practice charging a private out of pocket fee and formulate ‘practice points’ on managing a transition.

Speaker: Dr Chee Koh

Sponsored Session
Room C4.10
Sponsored Session
Sponsored Session
How do I use online mental health resources (emH) in my practice?
Black Dog Institute sponsor session
How do I use online mental health resources (emH) in my practice?
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Black Dog Institute sponsor session
Sponsor session
C4.10
Time
GPRA recommended

Summary: This presentation will outline the ways in which GPs can incorporate e-mental health resources into their day to day care of patients with mild to moderate common mental health conditions, providing practical solutions to common concerns in an interactive and experiential format.

Speaker: Dr Jan Orman

Sponsored by:

Black Dog Institute

e-Mental Health – What’s New and What’s Coming Soon.
e-Mental Health – What’s New and What’s Coming Soon.
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sponsored Session
C4.10
Time
GPRA recommended

Summary: In this presentation we will review the concept of stepped care in mental health and explore the place of e-mental health resources in the stepped care model. We will examine recent developments in Australian evidence based online programs and foreshadow some of the new programs and resources that we can expect to see in the near future. Our discussion will also include the impact of the digital gateway to mental health care on the way we manage patients with mental health problems.

Speaker: Dr Jan Orman

Sponsored by:

Black Dog Institute

Quality Care: Opioids and addiction
Room C4.11
Quality Care: Opioids and addiction
Quality Care: Opioids and addiction
Pain management in general practice – the role of opioids: A discussion forum
Quality care
Pain management in general practice – the role of opioids: A discussion forum
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.11
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Students, Registrars, Research, Training

Summary: A comprehensive guide has been produced that outlines the current evidence for opioid use in the primary care setting. This forum aims to highlight key recommendations and explore the challenges faced by GPs in managing presentations of pain and balancing the risks of opioids.

Speaker: Dr Evan Ackermann, Prof Milton Cohen

Continuity of care associated with improved preventative care: evidence from an Australian cohort study
Quality care
Continuity of care associated with improved preventative care: evidence from an Australian cohort study
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Quality care
Quality care
Abstract session
C4.11
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Students, Research

Summary: This presentation considers the association between continuity of care (at both a practice and GP level), and rates of guideline appropriate mammography in a longitudinal cohort of Australian women

Speaker: Dr Michael Wright

FRACGP Exams
Room C3.6
FRACGP Exams
FRACGP Exams
Unpacking the exams
Education and research
Unpacking the exams
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Education and research
Education and research
C3.6
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
GPRA recommended, Registrars

Summary:This session will provide an overview of the RACGP Fellowship exams, advice on how to prepare for the Fellowship exams through the GP training journey, and the resources available to assist candidates in their preparation. The session will also look at the common pitfalls candidates make in the exams and how to avoid them.

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6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
Wednesday

25 October

2017
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27 October

2017
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Saturday

28 October

2017
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