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Welcome to the RACGP Queensland 63rd Clinical Update!


Starting in 1957, the RACGP Queensland Faculty Clinical Update Weekend or as it was known back then “The Annual Post-Graduate Weekend”; was and remains a uniquely Queensland Faculty event. With financial assistance from a well-known pharmaceutical company of the day each Faculty of the new fledging Australian College of General Practitioners was given a grant. The Queensland Faculty used the funds to cover the costs of bringing guest lecturers, recognised as a leader in their area of expertise, to the Queensland Post-Graduate Weekend. This arrangement continued for many years, and although the sponsors and supporters and venues have changed over the years the clinical update weekend is still known for its high standards of GP relevant educational content.

While many things have changed over the years, some things have stayed the same. The dedicated work of the Education Committee, then and now, to develop an outstanding program of speakers and activities is exceptional. Their contributions to this conference have made it possible to create a high-quality and evidence-based general practice education program. On behalf the RACGP Queensland Faculty Council I would like to thank all the members of the Education Committee. Over the years, this conference has been characterised by friendly catch ups and practical content. Feedback has always been excellent, and I expect this year will build on the great work of the past.

General Practitioners have accomplished some heavy lifting during the COVID-19 pandemic. We must recognise this adaptability whilst acknowledging the journey GPs are still navigating with new changes in the general practice landscape. This year’s program recognises and celebrates the flexibility that GPs have shown with a program designed by the RACGP Queensland Education Committee.

I look forward to welcoming delegates, sponsors, and presenters to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for a conference that contributes to the ongoing development of knowledge and clinical skills in general practice. We will showcase Queensland GP research and have a great networking evening to catch up with colleagues and make new friends.
Enjoy your time at the conference and an outstanding weekend of education and networking.


Dr Bruce Willett

Chair, RACGP Queensland and RACGP Vice-President

The 63rd RACGP Queensland Clinical Update program includes:

  • Stand-alone plenaries
  • Lecture series
  • Full event activities
  • CPD information and plenaries
  • Clinical skills workshops
  • Research in general practice
  • Roundtable panel discussion
  • Networking and collegiate opportunities
  • Prizes and activities
  • CPR workshops

Sunset Networking Cocktail Function

The 63rd Clinical Update includes a complimentary ticket to the Sunset Networking Cocktail Function. The networking function is an opportunity for members to connect with peers in a relaxed atmosphere with canapes and drinks served on the Boulevard Terrace overlooking Brisbane’s Southbank precinct. We will be drawing two holiday packages in the first hour of the networking function in appreciation of your hard work.


Delegate Passport Competition

In 2023 we are bringing back the successful RACGP passport competition in collaboration with our partners. To be in the running, you must collect a passport during registration at the RACGP QLD booth and get this stamped by each of our sponsors and trade partners. If you submit this to the RACGP QLD booth by the end of lunch on day two of the conference, you will go in the draw to win multiple prizes and vouchers to be announced at the close of the conference.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours

The 63rd Clinical Update will give you 12.5 hours across the weekend as part of your 50-hour CPD requirements in 2023. 12.5 hours of Education Activities (EA) are available. If you choose (in advance) to attend a clinical skills workshop, you can receive 2 Reviewing Performance (RP) hours per workshop. If you attend both clinical skills workshops for example, you will receive 8.5 EA hours and 4 RP hours. The CPR workshops at Clinical Update are currently full however the Queensland Faculty run CPR workshops throughout the year.


Conference program

The 2023 conference program seeks to recognise the complex nature of the general practice workload and multifaceted clinical consultations with a program focusing on up-to-date topics across multiple specialists.

Confirmed session and speaker details can be found here:

View program 


Organising committee

The Queensland Education Committee are the expert body enlisted to develop and deliver CPD activities for our members, including the biannual Clinical Update.

This program was brought to you by your 2022-2023 Queensland Education Committee members:

  • people at conference clappingDr Erin Waters (Chair, Education Committee)
  • Dr Anita Sharma
  • Dr Eleanor Chew AOM
  • Prof Claire Jackson
  • Dr Maria Coliat
  • Dr John Buckley
  • Assoc Prof Paula Heggarty
  • Dr Lisa Fraser
  • Dr Chris Moller
  • Dr Asma’a Gundru
  • Dr Michaela Kelly
  • Dr Soo Cheun Phang
  • Dr Amelia Stephens

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