Keynote sessions

GPCE Sydney keynotes

The highly popular keynote sessions are back again in 2018! Come and hear from top innovators, challengers and influencers in primary healthcare who will cover the latest ‘hot topics’ facing primary care today – you won't want to miss out!

CPD Points: Two Category 2  / 1 CPD hour |  Cost:  Complimentary for all healthcare professionals

  • Friday 16 November

    Official Welcome Address & Opening Keynote

    08:15am - 09.15am
    Over the past 40 years, we have got steadily fatter and sicker. Now 70% of Australian men are overweight or obese, as are more than half our women and more than a quarter of our children. There are nearly two million diabetics in this country and the incidence of many chronic diseases is steadily increasing. Why has this occurred? How are we going to turn things around? 

    Join us for the official opening of GPCE Melbourne 2018 with special guest Dr Peter Brukner, OAM.

  • Saturday 17 November

    Innovative Nursing in Primary Health Care – Opportunities and Challenges

    10:00am - 11:00am
    The increasing burden of chronic and complex disease has opened the way for development of innovative models of healthcare delivery in primary care. Nurse–led clinics are increasingly seen as the way forward, and several initiatives are now under way to evaluate this model in Australia. This session, presented by Primary Health Care Limited, puts the spotlight on some of the exciting opportunities and challenges of this new paradigm in healthcare.

    Presented by: Primary Health Care Limited

  • Sunday 18 November

    Too Much Medicine?

    10:00am - 11:00am
    The concept of excessive medical testing has generated debate in clinical and media circles lately. Are GPs really performing tests that provide no benefit and may even cause harm? This session discusses the evidence and reviews common tests that GPs should think twice about ordering.

    Thought provoking, interactive and high impact, this is a session you won't want to miss!

    Speaker: Dr Simon Morgan
    Presented by: NPS Medicinewise


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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