Clinical and Cultural Competence: Everybody's Business
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.
Delegates will not be required to register for sessions at the GPET Convention in Alice Springs. Participation in workshops is on a first-in first-served basis. Once workshops have reached capacity (in most cases 30 delegates) the doors will be closed and delegates will be asked to find another session to attend. Only one workshop is limited to less than 30 delegates and this information is noted within the program.
Cultural Learning Tours
Four tours Bush Tucker, Bush Medicine Cultural Learning Tours of two hour duration each, will be offered over the two days of the Convention. Delegates cannot attend more than one tour. Numbers are limited and attendance is offered on a first-in first-served basis. Please select tours carefully and in conjunction with the program to ensure you are happy to miss the standard sessions being offered on that day and time. Please be considerate of others and do not select a tour you are not likely to take.
All tours will depart from the Alice Springs Convention Centre to Desert Park where delegates will be guided through the park looking specifically at flora and fauna which have been used, for thousands of years, by Aboriginal people to survive.
This is a walking tour, therefore delegates are encouraged to ensure they are well prepared with sunscreens, hats and comfortable closed walking shoes. If you don't have a water bottle, this can be purchased at the Park.