At the last three annual conferences, your feedback has consistently indicated that your second highest reason for attending is to connect with your peers. In response, we’ve designed areas at GP19 that provide a sense of place where you can create professional connections with your industry colleagues from near and far including:
- An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community art project which gives you the opportunity to explore your creative side whilst meeting with other delegates.
- The Doctor Wellbeing Zone will be sponsored by headspace, a leading provider of mental health initiatives. The headspace team will be on hand to chat about how you can look after yourself through seated yoga, guided meditation and a mindfulness art wall.
- The RACGP booth is where you can connect with your college and find out about how we can help you through the tools and services available. You can also take a moment out, sit in a comfy chair and enjoy some time either to yourself or connecting with colleagues
The conference features the usual big-ticket social events – Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, National Faculties Evening – as well as the casual opportunities to have a chat during breaks, on the way to another presentation or whilst waiting for a coffee.
Delegates can often learn as much from their colleagues as they do conference presenters.
And the popular pre-conference ALM day on Wednesday 23 October is designed to give delegates additional learning time that doesn’t clash with conference presentations. From chronic disease to GP wellbeing to antibiotic prescribing to rural health, the 13 ALMs (active learning modules) cover topics relevant to modern Australian general practice. These six-hour workshops have been approved for 40 Category 1 CPD points.
Take a chance and we’ll look forward to welcoming you to Adelaide.
Find out what else is happening at GP19 by viewing the conference program.