GPET acknowledges the traditional Ngunnawal people of this land on which we meet for our Convention in 2011
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Celebrating 10 years
In 2011 General Practice Education and Training Limited (GPET) will celebrate two great milestones - 10 years since its establishment by the Australian Government, and its 10th annual Convention. The first Convention was held in Canberra in August 2002 with 200 participants and it has now grown to between 450-500 participants a year, attracting a wide audience of registrars, educators, supervisors, RTP staff, cultural mentors and others involved in delivering regionalised training and education to vocational and, since 2010, prevocational doctors throughout Australia.
To mark the 10th Convention, the event is returning to its original venue and once again will be held at the National Convention Centre Canberra. As part of the celebrations we will be looking back at what the GPET/RTP network has achieved since 2001 and also looking forward to the challenges we are yet to conquer.
The 2011 Convention theme is “Measures of Strength” and will focus on how we measure what we do and how we learn and improve from the assessment process.
The following four sub-themes will structure the Convention program, creating streams of relevant and associated topics, which will facilitate discussion and learning.
1. 10 YEARS OF GPET
Focusing on: the past 10 years of regionalised training - what worked, what didn’t, lessons learned, innovations and outcomes delivered – in education, workforce, vocational, prevocational, procedural and Indigenous training with a view to implications for the changing context of general practice training. 2. PARTNERSHIPS IN INDIGENOUS HEALTH TRAINING
Focusing on: initiatives in IHT including cross-cultural training and partnerships with community controlled organisations; innovative solutions to support IHT in RTPs and local communities; challenges in urban Indigenous health; and strategies to implement Indigenous knowledge and foster two-way learning. 3. ASSESSMENT OF COMPETENCE AND QUALITY
Focusing on: assessment of competency through formative and summative assessment techniques; formal assessment processes to determine learning needs prior to placement; and assessment of the registrar in difficulty. Evaluation of programs and educational events to measure and safeguard quality; and strategies to evaluate tailored training and multi-level learner environments. 4. ACADEMIC CAPACITY
Focusing on: enhancing academic registrar programs, supporting supervisors and practices; professional development for medical educators; and engagement with universities and academics across the primary care sector.