Download the 2012 Program only - includes regular updates
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 2012 Convention theme ‘Seeking wisdom for our changing world’ will explore how we continue to deliver excellence in primary health care in the ever changing landscape of general practice. Incorporating quality patient care, training, support, and a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, the following four sub-themes will structure the Convention program.
Elders, leadership and experience
Focusing on: how we source knowledge, skills and attributes as part of continuous self and organisational improvement; and how we then share and pass on that knowledge. How we reflect on experience to become wise and instill wisdom in others; and how we encourage and develop leadership, critical thinking and reasoning skills.
The journey of learning
Focusing on: the significance of initiation in the learning journey; the role of orientation into GP training for prevocational doctors and new registrars, supervisors, educators and administrative staff; the importance of continued learning from our students, patients and colleagues – Australian and overseas-trained; and how we maintain and improve the work we do whether it be providing excellent patient care or recruiting quality registrars and supervisors to deliver that care.
Research and exploration
Focusing on: instilling and nurturing a desire in registrars, MEs, supervisors and admin staff to contribute to the general practice knowledge base; promoting and encouraging educational and academic research; teaching research through skills workshops and pilot projects; showcasing current projects; and evidence of the role research plays in implementing change and generating wisdom.
Our changing world
Focusing on: how we prepare, implement, adapt, innovate and influence change in our professional environment. Giving thought to models of training; health reform; rural training; community need; and technology. Are we enabling and encouraging the current generation of GPs to be dynamic and innovative in their profession? How will we nurture the next generation?
3, 4 and 7 September 2012
GPET Satellite Meetings
5-6 September 2012
GPET acknowledges the traditional owners of this land, the Wurundjeri Tribe of the Kulin nations, on which we meet for our Convention in 2012