3 - 4 September 2014
Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Queensland
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.
The Convention provides a positive and supportive forum for new presenters to share their work and ideas. This year the Convention committee encourages first-time GPET Convention presenters to self-identify when submitting their abstract. First-time presenters, who give their permission, will be identified as such in the final program to encourage delegates to attend and show their support.
The 2014 Convention theme ‘Inspiring Partnerships’ provides wide scope to explore individual partnerships such as those between doctor and patient or registrar and supervisor. It also allows us to focus on inter-organisational relationships and collaborative projects which provide the framework for our training programs. These partnerships inspire continued improvement in education and delivery of primary health care.
The following three sub-themes will structure the Convention program:
- The art of good practice – reflecting on the combination of learned skills, emotional intelligence and critical reasoning which are required to truly master the art of good practice – How does this affect the way we partner with others? What creative outlets enrich good practice?
For example: good practice in teaching practice, corporate governance, practice management etc.
- Mentoring and partnerships – identifying the importance of supervisors and other leaders and mentors in our diverse communities, what inspires them? How are we supporting and nurturing our current and future supervisors? Exploring new, old and potential partnerships between doctor and patient, learners and educators, practice and community, and between organisations.
- The ecology of learning – exploring the interrelationships between education, training, clinical practice and research. Sharing knowledge, innovations and systems that assist in the delivery of PGPPP, AGPT and OTDNET and embracing collaborative research and inter-organisational projects