FAQ

What is the GPCE?

The General Practice Conference & Exhibition is Australia’s leading primary care event. In 2016, our aim is to enhance a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care through a cutting-edge conference program and exhibition that brings together the entire general practice team. Held four times per year, the GPCE is widely recognised as one of the most important educational events on the general practice calendar and is where healthcare professionals come to discover the latest medical innovations, learn about novel approaches to care and interact with industry leaders and peers.

The GPCE welcomes all healthcare professionals working in or with an interest in primary care including GPs, Nurses, Practice Managers, Registrars and Allied Health Professionals.

What is the Platinum Club?

The Platinum Club is a loyalty club to reward those healthcare professionals who consistently attend the GPCE. You must have attended at least two GPCE events in the last three years as a paying delegate to qualify for membership. 

Platinum Club members receive a number of benefits including discounted registration rates, first look at the conference program and access to the Platinum Lounge - a dedicated area on the exhibition floor where they are provided refreshments/coffee, computer access with internet & complimentary parking access. For more information on how to join and all the benefits, please click here.

CONFERENCE


Is the conference accredited?


The GPCE is an authorised provider of accredited activities under the RACGP QI&CPD program and has also been accredited by the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM). GP delegates attending the GPCE have the opportunity to earn both Category 1 QI&CPD by participating in an Active Learning Module and Category 2 points for individual sessions.

The GPCE education program has also been designed to suit the needs of practice nurses in meeting their continuing professional development requirements. For each one hour session attended at the GPCE, nurses can earn 1 CPD point.
 
What is an ALM?

Active Learning Modules (ALMs) provide an opportunity for a GP to earn 40 Category 1 QI&CPD points. ALMs provide quality, structured education directed to achieving demonstrable  changes in the performance, knowledge, skills, behaviour and attitudes of GPs. Each module consists of a predisposing activity, structured learning activities, evaluation and a reinforcing activity.

To complete an ALM at the GPCE, delegates can choose from a variety of ALM streams that have been specifically designed for General Practice. Delegates must complete predisposing material which will be available 4 weeks prior to the conference, as well as a reinforcing activity and evaluation following their attendance at the GPCE. All accreditation paperwork can be found via the online Delegate Lounge.

What is a Predisposing Activity?

As part of the RACGP ALM requirements, delegates completing an ALM are required to complete a predisposing activity prior to coming to the conference. After the conference you will be asked to complete an ALM reinforcing activity that will ask you to comment on how you may improve your outcomes.

What is a Facilitator?

A facilitator acts like a 'host' for the seminar and workshop sessions we have at GPCE. Having a facilitator present in each of the sessions greatly adds to the continued excellence of our conferences. Facilitators receive 50% off registration in return for their services. For more information, please click here.

What are Procedural Grants?

Proceduralists may be eligible for a one day grant ($2000) or a two day grant ($4000). Eligibility for a one day grant is attendance at six sessions in one of the procedural grant streams over the three days of the conference. Eligibility for a two day grant is attendance at 12 sessions in one of the procedural grant streams over the three days of the conference. Delegates who wish to apply for a procedural grant at any GPCE conference should contact Pauline Curtis at the RACGP on 08 8267 8351 or ACRRM on 1800 223 226 to confirm your eligibility. Registration in the Rural Procedural Grants Program is required prior to attending the GPCE  

How many sessions am I able to attend?

Delegates are entitled to register for five sessions per day.

COLLECTING DELEGATE INFORMATION


Why do I get scanned so many times?

Delegates are scanned upon entry into the event, seminars and workshops to ensure attendance and registration. Exhibitors & sponsors have the opportunity to hire a scanner to collect delegate information. By allowing an exhibitor or sponsor to scan your name badge you are allowing them to send you follow-up information.

CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION ENTRY CONDITIONS


Who can attend the event?


Entry to the GPCE Conference & Exhibition is strictly for Healthcare Professionals only. This includes General Practitioners, nurses, practice managers, allied health professionals, registrars and medical students only. Canvassing or soliciting for business by non-exhibitors or unauthorised personnel during the conference/exhibition is strictly prohibited and appropriate action will be taken if this is breached.

Can I attend the event if I have a meeting lined up with a sponsoring business at the GPCE?

If you do not fall within the above mentioned “Healthcare Professional” category, then entry into the event will be refused.

MEALS


Are meals provided?


Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch is provided for all attendees at the GPCE.

SPONSORSHIP/TRADE DISPLAY


What sponsorship/exposure activities are available?


To discuss with the team regarding a tailor made package, please contact Ben Satchwell, Eunji Blacklow or Dane Harland. For more information, please click here.

MEDIA

If you are a media representative and wish to gain entry to the event, approval is required prior to the event.

Please contact Liz Anderson on 02 9422 2382 / liz.anderson@reedexhibitions.com.au or Claire Austin on 02 9422 2596 / claire.austin@reedexhibitions.com.au

 

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