What is GPCE?

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The General Practice Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) is Australia’s leading educational event for primary care and, now in its 22nd year, is recognised as one of the most important CPD events on the General Practice calendar. GPCE is hosted annually in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne, incorporating a diverse conference program with a wide range of sessions and workshops relevant to the entire General Practice team.

The GPCE is designed to support the art of General Practice; providing applicable and implementable education to bring straight back to your practice.

The GPCE conference program covers the breadth and depth of primary care with a diverse range of Active Learning Modules (ALMs), education sessions and practical workshops, focusing on the most topical areas from Asthma to Zika. Attendees are able to select the areas which are of most value and relevance with a multiple sessions being held across the event days.

GPCE also hosts one of the largest exhibitions dedicated to primary healthcare, welcoming 100s of leading healthcare companies to showcase the latest products, treatments and innovations relevant to General Practice.

GPCE is the one-stop-shop for primary healthcare professionals to learn, earn CPD points, discover the latest medical innovations and interact with industry leaders and peers – all across one weekend.

With thanks to our Advisory Committee

GPCE is designed and developed in consultation with our advisory committee who work tirelessly to ensure content is produced and delivered to the highest standard and relevant to the current art of general practice and primary healthcare. Our advisory committee includes:

Clinical Lead:

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Dr Joe Kosterich MBBS (WA) / Adjunct Professor (teaching) – UWA
Doctor, speaker, author of three books, media presenter and health industry consultant, Dr Joe Kosterich has been a GP for 28 years. He is WA Medical Director of IPN and previously held senior positions in various GP bodies.
Joe is a regular on Channel 9 and radio, writes for various medical and mainstream publications, as well as maintaining a website and blog providing health information. He is the health ambassador for locally grown fresh potatoes. Dr Joe also gives practical motivational health talks for the general public and organisations.

Advisory Group:

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Dr Simon Cowap MBBS (Hons), FRACGP
Simon is a GP working in Alexandria, New South Wales. He has a strong interest in mental health and has worked for headspace and the Brain and Mind Research Institute. He has also been active for many years in communication and medical education. Along with medical student and registrar training, he has been involved in developing and presenting a range of mental health education modules for GPs. He has contributed to a number of websites and journals, including regularly for Medical Observer and the Australian. He is a reviewer for Australian Family Physician, and is a clinical editor for the Sydney Health Pathways project.

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Dr John Crimmins MBBS, FRACGP, MFM
John has been a General Practitioner for over 25 years with a long experience in remote rural and city based practices. He is also head of Reed Medical Education bringing in depth working knowledge of medical education to the portfolio. As an examiner for the RACGP and facilitator training, he maintains an ongoing contact with a large number of his colleagues. He has a particular passion for disabilities medicine and public health.

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Ms Holly Robinson BN (UWS) GDipMid (UWS) Member AAPM
Practice Manager of the Year 2015 and APNA Best Practice Nurse 2011, Holly has been practicing as a nurse and midwife for over 10 years and currently works as the Practice Manager and one of the practice nurses within a busy private medical practice in Campbelltown. Holly is devoted to providing the highest level of healthcare to her patients and is devoted to the education and training of registered nurses, both undergraduate and post graduate, in the field of primary healthcare. Holly sits on various Local Health Council and Primary Health Network committees to offer her knowledge and opinion in order to help shape the quality and standards of care that is delivered in her area. 

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Dr Stephen Yelland MBBS (QLD 1979) / Director - Wound Busters Pty Ltd
Stephen has been in general practice on the Gold Coast since 1984. He has a special interest in wound management in primary care and his goal has been to assist in improving wound management through enhancing wound awareness, education of best practice knowledge and skills, and, through his company Wound Busters, runs a wound clinic to manage patients with chronic wounds.


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