Keynote sessions

The highly popular keynote sessions are back again in 2018! Come and hear from the top innovators, challengers and influencers in primary healthcare, featuring Dr Norman Swan, covering the latest ‘hot topics’ facing primary care today – you can’t afford to miss out!

CPD Points: two Category 2   |  Cost:  Complimentary for all healthcare professionals

Keynote Timetable

  • Friday 18 May

    Official Welcome and Opening Keynote: The Ageing Myth

    Friday 18 May, 10:00 – 11:00am
    Join us for the official welcome address and opening keynote session with Dr Norman Swan, multi-award winning producer and broadcaster of the ABC’s Health Report.

    GPs are frequently brow-beaten about how our health system is unsustainable because of the ageing population. This is simply not true on both counts: our system is very sustainable and ….. we are NOT ageing. Ageing is NOT the problem. Has Dr Swan taken leave of his senses? Find out by attending this keynote.


    Dr Norman Swan, multi-award winning producer and broadcaster of the ABC’s Health Report.

  • Saturday 19 May


    Innovative Nursing in Primary Health Care – Opportunities and Challenges

    Saturday 19 May, 10:00 – 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 highlights some of the exciting opportunities and challenges of this new paradigm in healthcare. Discussion points include increasing the scope of practice for primary healthcare nurses, defining advanced nursing practice, workforce development priorities and potential barriers to nursing innovation by the Australian medico-centric funding system.


    Dr Kevin Bullen
    Mr Kyle Gibbs

  • Sunday 20 May

    Too Much Medicine?

    Sunday 20 May, 10:00 – 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 keynote discusses the evidence and reviews common tests that GPs should think twice about ordering.


    Dr Simon Morgan




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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