AGPA to have presence at major GP conference

The Australian GP Alliance is having a stand at the General Practice Training and Education Conference 2017 (GPTEC17) in Sydney next week – Wednesday and Thursday, 16 – 17 August. The aim of the stand is build awareness of AGPA generally, its purpose and role, the success we had with the pathology-rent issue, other issues we are following/advocating/pushing – and, of course, to try and get new members.

Our stand number is 27, right next to the buffet area.

About 400 people are expected to attend.

GPTEC 2017 chair John Oldfield, said, “GPs are the cornerstone of Australia’s healthcare system and are vital to local communities. Providing high quality training to ensure doctors become skilled and confident GPs is critical for community health and sustainability.

“This year’s conference theme ‘Building Communities: Bricks | Mortar | Imagination’ explores the powerful role of these ‘learning communities’ and their impact on developing and shaping our next generation of GPs.”

The conference has a range of top speakers. They include: Dr Ewen McPhee, President, Rural Doctors Association of Australia; Dr Art Nahill, Director of Education in General Medicine at Auckland Hospital; Associate Professor Leanne Rowe AM who is one of Australia’s most authoritative speakers on health and runs a private medical practice for doctors only in Melbourne; and Dr Nic Szecket who co-hosts and produces the podcast IMreasoning, which addresses themes in diagnosis, diagnostic error, and metacognition and is the clinical lead for the acute medical service at Auckland Hospital.

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