Keynote sessions

GPCE Sydney keynotes

Continuing in 2017, to recognise the constantly changing healthcare industry, GPCE Brisbane will include an exciting new keynote session each day of the conference. Come and hear from the top innovators, challengers and influencers in primary healthcare covering the latest ‘hot topics’ facing primary care today – you can’t afford to miss out!

CPD Points: two Cat 2 per session  |  Cost:  Complimentary for all healthcare professionals

Keynote Timetable

  • Friday 1 September


    12:00 – 1:00pm
    The RACGP has an ongoing commitment to the highest standard in a QI&CPD Program for all GPs. In this 2017–19 triennium there is an increased focus on reflective learning practices. To promote reflective learning practice in continuing professional education, the RACGP is introducing the planning learning and need (PLAN) Category 1 quality improvement activity. This PLAN activity enables general practitioners (GPs) to self-identify priority areas of general practice learning needs in accordance with their personal, patients and community needs. The PLAN activity is mandatory in the 2017–19 triennium and can only be completed online through the myRACGP web page by navigating to myCPD. Listen to RACGP President, Dr Bastian Seidel, who will present and then discuss PLAN with his colleagues.

    Dr Bastian M Seidel, MBBS, PhD, MACHI, MRCGP, FRACGP
    RACGP President

  • Saturday 2 September


     The future is here and technology will change how we do things in general practice. In. this session we will hear how technology can benefit the doctor and the patient.

    Justin McLean will describe his journey through the health system and how it inspired him to develop a better way for patients to manage their health and be more on control.

    Dr Eleanor Chew will talk about how technology and digital platforms can be used by doctors to improve patient outcomes and also improve doctor efficiency.

    Dr Eleanor Chew, MBBS, FRACGP, MMed(GP), FAICD
    Justin McLean

  • Sunday 3 September


    Medicinal Cannabis was made legal in Australia in 2016. Debate continues as to whether there is enough evidence, who would benefit and should we prescribe?

    This session aims to outline the research base, major indications and why medicinal cannabis should be considered in certain patients. The risks of medicinal cannabis will also be discussed, along with why caution is warranted even if medicinal cannabis is flavour of the month.


How to Register:

The keynote sessions are open and complimentary to all visitors of GPCE.

If you have already registered and would like to add the keynotes to your registration, please call 1800 571 960 or email

For new registrations:

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