August 2019



RACGP National news


WA parkrun information and member networking event

6.30–8.30 pm, Wednesday 7 August 2019
RACGP House, 34 Harrogate St, West Leederville

RACGP Specific Interests Sport and Exercise Medicine and RACGP Victoria are pleased to present this information and member networking event in conjunction with parkrun Australia.

parkrun Australia supports more than 350 communities around the country with delivering free community events in areas of open space every Saturday morning. More than 560,000 people in Australia participate. Each parkrun is a volunteer-led, five-kilometre event that aims to empower everyone within a community to get involved.

The wide-reaching benefits of parkrun led to the development of a social prescribing initiative with the Royal College of General Practitioners in the United Kingdom (UK). 

Join parkrun Australia's President, Scott Watkins, who will explain:

  • the evolution of parkrun from a running event to a community event
  • provide some examples of GPs 'prescribing' parkrun, and 
  • explain the establishment of 'parkrun practices' in the UK. 

He will be joined by Western Australian GPs, Dr Gill Cowen and Dr Tim Koh, who provide personal reflections on parkrun and social prescribing. 

This information and networking event will provide you with an opportunity to meet with and learn from your colleagues who are interested in exploring this simple way of empowering patients to make positive lifestyle changes for the improvement of their health and wellbeing.

Register now.


National news


GP19 – A program designed to suit your learning needs

GP19 – Program highlights

The GP19 program has been designed to meet your learning needs. You will have access to a vast array of rich and varied educational content that is relevant to all stages of the general practitioner career.

Program highlights will include:
  • diabetes management
  • preventative activities in general practice
  • Quality Improvement Practice Incentives Program (QIPIP)
  • aged care
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healthcare
  • men's health
  • menopause.
Remember to enhance your learning experience at GP19 by attending one of 13 active learning module (ALMs) taking place on the pre-conference ALM day.

View the program.

Register now.
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