Overview of the change to conference structure
The structure of the RACGP national conferences will transition over the coming years to multiple events rather than a single major event. The aim of this is to provide targeted education and professional development that is specialised to members’ needs and the variety of interests that exist throughout the membership.
2018 Academic Session, Fellowship and Awards Ceremony
The 2018 National Academic Session, Fellowship and Awards Ceremony was held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland on Wednesday 10 October 2018. The William Arnold Conolly Oration was presented by Dr Mark Miller, RACGP Censor-in-Chief and Chair of the RACGP Board of Censors and Board of Assessment, 2014–18. More than 200 new Fellows were presented at the ceremony.
GP18 – General practice: The centre of health in Australia
‘General practice: The centre of health in Australia’ was the theme for the RACGP’s annual conference, GP18, held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast on 11–13 October 2018. More than 2000 delegates attended, including 48 medical students, and the conference exhibition welcomed 124 organisations.
During the three-day conference delegates attended presentations by over 100 GPs, and on Wednesday 10 October, immediately prior to the conference, participated in 15 active learning module workshops.
2018 RACGP Practice Owners National Conference
The inaugural RACGP Practice Owners National Conference was held at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins on 25–26 August 2018. More than 450 delegates attended, and the conference exhibition welcomed 12 organisations. During the two-day conference, delegates attended presentations across two streams tailored for established practice owners and new and/or aspiring practice owners.
2019 RACGP Practice Owners National Conference
Following the overwhelming response to the inaugural conference, the 2019 RACGP Practice Owners National Conference was held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney on 18–19 May. More than 720 delegates attended and the conference exhibition welcomed 27 organisations. The program saw the introduction of a new stream for practice managers, in addition to presentations for established practice owners and new and/or aspiring practice owners.