Spotlight Stage

NEW for 2017, get up close and personal with a host of special guests and exhibitors as part of our Spotlight Stage line-up EACH DAY of GPCE Brisbane. Delve into the latest trends, products and tips! Sessions are complimentary for all healthcare professionals.

Spotlight Stage Timetable

  • Friday 1 September

    11:20 - 11:50

    Children's Mental Health by Child Aware
    Mental health and wellbeing, is more than just the presence or absence of mental health conditions or diagnoses. It may be better described as a continuum of wellbeing. Mental health conditions can cause distress, impact on learning, relationships, day-to-day functioning and are associated with poor long term outcomes including physical health conditions and premature death from suicide. According to the World Health Organisation, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in adolescents (10 years to 24 years) and in Australia suicide is the current leading cause of death in young people.

    Research also indicates that up to 50% of all lifetime cases of mental health conditions start by the age of 14 years and 75% of all severe mental illness occurs prior to the age of 25. However, with 1 in 4 young people aged 16 years to 24 years experiencing depression or anxiety only a quarter will talk to a health professional. These statistics highlight the importance of improving awareness of children's mental health and providing early intervention. 

    • How do we ensure children and young people are accessing the support they need?
    • How do we increase children and young people seeking help?
    • How do we recognise children's mental health issues?

    Come along to talk with us about mental health issues affecting children, how we work with these issues and referral pathways to support your patients.

    1:10 - 1:40pm (Lunch Break)

    Diabetes Fast Facts
    This session will give health professionals a snapshot of the latest diabetes facts including NDSS subsidy changes, continuous glucose monitoring, flash glucose monitoring, detecting diabetes ketoacidosis and a refresh on insulin initiation in general practice.

    2:55 - 3:25pm (Afternoon Tea Break)

    The Emergency Kit in General Practice
    In this session, John Fahey will present some views on what a practice should have in its emergency kit, on its crash trolley or in the doctor’s bag.  The good news for practitioners is that John does not advocate a one size fits all approach.  However, he does advocate that such emergency response packs should be minimalist, cheap and easy to use.  They should also be put together after the practice has considered their threats and made a decision as to how they will deal with these.

    John will speak about the differences in practices and the impact these have on how they equip themselves.  He will also speak of more modern devices that provide enormous improvements in care whilst reducing complexity and risk.  He will even talk about the legitimacy of using a cost-benefit approach to equipping your practice for an emergency.  Come along and here what he has to say.

    Cynergex

  • Saturday 2 September

     

    9:40 - 10:10am (Morning Tea Break)

    Crew Resource Management Approach to Managing an Emergency

    No practitioner can think about their practice without worrying about what would happen if the practice was confronted by an unexpected, life threatening emergency in a patient or even one of the staff.  This session, presented by John Fahey of Cynergex, will explore how practitioners can prepare their team to meet the threats posed by the unexpected. 

    Cynergex

    11:20 - 11:50am 

    Health Checking Your Clinic's Bottom-line - How to Save Time and Money on Medical Supplies
    An in-depth session on how to perform a cost and time analysis on medical clinic supplies, including choosing a supply partner, reviewing the items used, identifying purchasing methods and cost control systems.
    This session is tailored to the Practice Manager with the aim of saving money and time.

    Medical Requisite Services


    1:10 - 1:40pm 

    Help With PLAN
    The new 2017 – 2019 RACGP QI&CPD triennium sees a change with the introduction of the Planning Learning and Need (PLAN) quality improvement activity. Whilst the concept of exploring your own learning needs is simple, there has been confusion about the process. The RACGP will therefore be running this session to assist GPs in understanding their requirements and answer a number of questions including:

    • What is meant by reflective learning?  
    • How does the process work?
    • How does the introduction of PLaN impact me?
    • What preparation do I need?
    • How can PLAN help my ongoing learning?

    After this session you will understand what you need to do and be ready for action.



  • Sunday 3 September

    11:20 - 11:50am

    Spotting The Sick Child
    The paediatric patient is one of the regulars in any General Practice and the ailments and conditions they suffer are well known and well managed.  Something that is mercifully rare is the acutely sick child who suddenly presents at the practice door and this rarity leads to a concern in the minds of many practitioners as to whether they will spot the warning signs of life threatening conditions and injuries in the child. John Fahey’s session provides a basic introduction into spotting the warning signs in a child suffering the onset of an acute, life threatening condition through the assessment of conscious state, skin condition, pulse and respiration and some of the other signs that warn of the more common ailments that can be catastrophic if not caught early.


    1:10 - 1:40pm 

    Help With PLAN
    The new 2017 – 2019 RACGP QI&CPD triennium sees a change with the introduction of the Planning Learning and Need (PLAN) quality improvement activity. Whilst the concept of exploring your own learning needs is simple, there has been confusion about the process. The RACGP will therefore be running this session to assist GPs in understanding their requirements and answer a number of questions including:

    • What is meant by reflective learning?  
    • How does the process work?
    • How does the introduction of PLaN impact me?
    • What preparation do I need?
    • How can PLAN help my ongoing learning?

    After this session you will understand what you need to do and be ready for action.

 

How to Register:

The Spotlight stage sessions are complimentary and open to all healthcare professionals. Register Now for your conference registration or FREE exhibition day pass to access the Spotlight stage line-up!

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