GPET13 Convention Details


11-12 September
Crown Perth, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood, WA

Convention objectives

The General Practice Education and Training Convention provides an annual national forum for those involved in education and training in general practice and rural medicine.

The Convention aims to:

  • Bring delegates together to focus on current and future opportunities and challenges in general practice vocational training
  • Showcase innovation in medical education and training
  • Provide opportunities for networking and cross-fertilisation of ideas
  • Provide opportunities for GP trainers and educators to acquire skills from each other
  • Provide an opportunity for the academic advancement of general practice training
  • Cater to and welcome GP registrars and prevocational doctors and promote their involvement in education and training
  • Contribute to the development and promotion of general practice as the career of choice for future generations
  • Develop solutions for the future needs of general practice training and promulgate them to the wider community.

Convention theme

The 2013 Convention theme ‘Mining for gold in general practice education’ will allow us to focus on our continual exploration for the best methods of training; delivery of quality supervision and resources; and to delve into the research which provides the evidence-base for the medicine we practice and the training we deliver. The following three sub-themes will structure the Convention program.

  1. eTraining and eHealth – incorporating models of eEducation, including distance education, and the use of technology and social media, for example: You Tube, Twitter, tablets); electronic delivery of patient care; and the future ePractice.
  2. Accessibility and social inclusion – incorporating registrar and junior doctor accessibility to training; accessibility of OTDs to education, training and support; and training within and for the care of potentially marginalised groups, for example: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, refugees, prisoners and the homeless.
  3. A day in the life … of a registrar, a junior doctor, a supervisor, an educator, an RTP staff member, a patient, an OTD, an Aboriginal doctor, a Torres Strait Islander doctor, a mentor, a practice manager – what is your experience in GP education and training, what are your challenges and opportunities, what are your solutions? 

The term 'Indigenous' within the context of this website is in reference to and respect of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people

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