This year’s RACGP Conference for General Practice – GP14 – was the biggest and most successful yet, with more than 1400 GPs from all over the country coming together in Adelaide to discuss the present and future of the general practice profession. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Lead. Inspire.’ and attendees had the opportunity to learn new skills and discuss different areas of research and education, as well as let heir hair down and get to know some of their colleagues from around Australia. GP14 also saw WA’s Dr Frank R Jones officially assume the role of RACGP President, taking over from Dr Liz Marles.
Professor Michael Kidd was the recipient of this year’s Rose-Hunt Award, the most prestigious accolade the RACGP bestows on any of its members. An RACGP past President, Professor Kidd now leads the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) and has dedicated his career to furthering general practice in Australia and around the world.
Other honours awarded by the RACGP at GP14 included the year’s best GP, Supervisor, Registrar and Rural Registrar. Each of the worthy winners has a real love for general practice and has worked hard to give back to the profession and patients that have given them so much.