GPET acknowledges the traditional Arrernte people of this land on which we meet for our Convention in 2010
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Clinical and Cultural Competence:
The 2010 GPET Convention venue and destination offer a wonderful opportunity to deliver a new and exciting Convention program. There will be a strong practical focus to the program with off-site educational and cultural sessions, and featured speakers presenting to the four sub-themes, which will all be complemented by concurrent workshops, paper presentations and posters presented by you.
A new concept that will be introduced this year is ‘Education Unplugged’ - small group workshops to be held outdoors exclusive of audio visual support. The Convention program will also include several ‘Yarn Group’ sessions providing delegates with the opportunity to network actively with colleagues during the Convention. This new style of program will feature a reduced number of workshops.
The 2010 GPET Convention Registration Brochure
For an up-to-date program, please visit the Convention Program pages on this site.
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The 2010 GPET Convention will have an overriding theme of “Clinical and Cultural Competence: Everybody’s Business”.
There will be four sub-themes
for this year’s Convention:
Indigenous health training throughout Australia Focusing on: Lessons learned from IHT that can be applied elsewhere in
general practice including multi-disciplinary care, cross-cultural training,
community engagement, and driving policy change; how IHT is supported in regional training providers (RTPs)
and communities; challenges in metropolitan
IHT; and the importance of Indigenous
knowledge and a two-way learning channel.
Vertical and horizontal integration Focusing on: V&H integration in the practice setting; educational
partnerships, fostering integration and development; registrars as
teachers; inter-professional learning; and RTP structure and support –
where are they headed?
Learning and teaching showcase Focusing on: Rural and remote training innovations; accepting different
learning styles – a new paradigm; capability-based training; how do you
teach? Showcase your best workshop; college curriculum changes; and
academic supervisors and registrars – paving the way for the future.
GPs within their community Focusing on: the important balance between one-on-one patient
care and community care; life-long learning and adapting; leadership
– preparing for the needs of future communities; caring for the
‘marginalised’; and GPs as people – storytelling.
The General Practice Education and Training Convention provides an annual
national forum for those involved in vocational education and training in
general practice and rural medicine. The Convention aims to:
Bring delegates together to focus on current and future opportunities
and challenges in general practice vocational training.
Showcase innovation in medical education and training.
Provide opportunities for networking and cross-fertilisation of ideas.
Provide opportunities for GP trainers and educators to acquire skills
from each other.
Provide an opportunity for the academic advancement of general
Cater to and welcome GP registrars and promote greater involvement
of registrars in education and training.
Contribute to the development and promotion of general practice as
the career of choice for future generations, and
Develop solutions for the future needs of general practice training and
promulgate them to the wider community.