Sempember 2019



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Introduction to point-of-care ultrasound workshops

RACGP Rural is offering registrars and GPs around Australia the opportunity to gain practical experience in ultrasound.
 
This full-day active learning module (ALM) will improve your understanding of point-of-care ultrasound applications in the diagnostic process. Ultrasound experts will guide you through the diverse applications of ultrasound in primary care services. You will be introduced to basic techniques using advanced, high-end mobile equipment. Each workshop is capped at 25 participants to allow hands-on experience.
 
This ALM is accredited for 40 Category 1 Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) points in the 2017–2019 triennium. It is also approved for all categories of the Rural Procedural Grants Program.
 
Event calendar
Adelaide, SA Wednesday 23 October 2019 Register now.
Sydney, NSW Thursday 28 November 2019 Register now.
Geraldton, WA Saturday 22 February 2020 Register now.
Coffs Harbour, NSW Saturday 21 March 2020 Register now.
Toowoomba, QLD Saturday 16 May 2020 Register now.
Bendigo, VIC Saturday 20 June 2020 Register now.
 
 What do former participants have to say?
 
'I would regard this as one of the best organised and best-run practical sessions I have been to. The teachers were universally brilliant. Loved the whole thing and would thoroughly recommend it.' – Hobart participant.

'Thanks so much for the unique opportunity of learning about point-of-care ultrasound and promoting the confidence of GPs to perform such a highly useful technique in an outpatient setting.'– Cairns participant.

'Great course, informative and very useful. Looking forward to using the skills.' – Lakes Entrance participant.
 
Register for a workshop.

GP19 registrar Facebook photo competition winners

Thank you to all of our registrar members who entered the 'GP19 registrar Facebook photo competition'. We loved seeing your entries that showed us your passion for general practice through photos and captions! However, we could only choose three winning submissions.

Congratulations to:

5d384993e3baa-NathanLam-PhotoEntry.jpgDr Nathan Lam, SA: 'To care for someone in general practice involves all of what makes us human. I feel like I work in the intersection of creativity, pragmatism, humour, philosophy and diversity.'

 

5d2eff40155b2-lauraatworkinbright.jpg Dr Laura Harris, VIC: 'It’s the perfect blend of challenge, variety, advocacy and humility. It keeps me on my toes and lets me make a difference in my community.'

5d2c523ad1595-IMG_20190715_152013_exported_8304937161697120962.jpg Dr Mitchell Walmsley, QLD: 'I chose to be a GP to provide comprehensive family healthcare. From antenatal to geriatrics, providing proactive care and building relationships with the local community.'
 

You’re all on your way to GP19!

Mitchell, Laura and Nathan have all won return flights, accommodation and full registration to the GP19 Conference in Adelaide from Thursday to Saturday 24–26 October 2019.

If you would like to attend the RACGP GP19 Conference, you can view the program on the GP19 website.

Register now.

The RACGP does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may result from reliance on, or the use of, any information contained in this newsletter.

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