Conference Theme


GPs are the cornerstone of Australia’s healthcare system and are vital to local communities. Providing high quality training to ensure doctors become skilled and confident GPs is critical for community health and sustainability.

It takes a team of people to develop a strong GP workforce; including medical educators, GP supervisors, practice staff, training organisation staff, cultural educators and numerous stakeholders and other medical personnel.

This year’s conference theme – ‘Building Communities: Bricks | Mortar | Imagination’, explores the powerful role of GP learning communities and their impact on developing and shaping our next generation of GPs.

GPTEC 2017 will challenge 400+ participants to think outside the box, explore new ideas, and revisit current systems and methodologies in the context of the dynamic and ever changing general practice training environment.


The communities in which we work:

  • Training general practitioners in the community for the community. How does GP training lead to healthier communities? For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities? For rural and remote communities? What are the challenges and opportunities and how are these addressed?

The registrar’s communities:

  • How do systems and people support GP registrars? How do they support registrars with different backgrounds e.g. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander registrars, rural registrars, ADF registrars, registrars in difficulty? Who and what supports the team in the registrar community?

Learning communities:

  • The community with the common goal of education excellence. How do we learn better by sharing? How can we improve our GP education and training outcomes? How can we use innovation to improve GP education?


The conference program will feature a variety of session formats that will foster sharing, learning, idea generation and discussion:

  • Workshops: Take part in professional development sessions, and ‘showcase training’ workshops where educators and, where applicable, supporting others simulate a session they run with registrars, GP supervisors or practice managers.
  • Research presentations: Hear academic presentations, and Pitch Sessions where researchers pitch an idea in five minutes and then hold a 10-minute feedback and problem solving session with the audience.
  • Short talk presentations: Hear about research findings, and case studies that showcase innovation in training.
  • Pecha Kucha presentations: Enjoy thought provoking sessions of 20 slides and 20 seconds for each slide with the total presentation delivered in six minutes and 40 seconds.
  • Wisdom in Short Episodes (WISE): Similar to TED style talks, these 15-minute presentations will provide a platform for speakers to share their great ideas and accumulated wisdom.
  • Poster display: Peruse the latest research relating to the conference theme and sub-themes, and meet academics.
  • Exhibition: Check out the latest products and services available to medical educators and others engaged in medical education.
  • Networking events: There will be plenty of opportunities to mingle with peers during small group sessions and socially, including a gala dinner.


GPs and many other health professionals in GP education are in the unique position of shaping our future GPs and associated healthcare teams.

If you are a medical educator, GP supervisor, medical education registrar, if you contribute to the development, delivery, and performance appraisal of general practice medical training and education, and the integration of training and education with other health professionals, then you’ll find this conference a rich source of knowledge and inspiration.

Be part of the conversation about the future of general practice. Hear the latest ideas, meet the leaders in education, network with your peers, and be inspired. Take your experience back to your colleagues with those all-important lunch conversations and hallway chats. Consider stepping onto the podium to share your ideas to benefit others.

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