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 Sydney. Delve into the latest trends, products and tips!

CPD Points: one Category 2 per session   |  Cost:  Complimentary for all healthcare professionals

Spotlight Stage Timetable

  • Friday 19 May

    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

    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.


  • Saturday 20 May


    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. 


    11:20 - 11:50am 

    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. ThinkGP 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.

    1:10 - 1:40pm 

    The Insurance Minefield - Your Questions Answered
    Tax deductions? Claims? Structures? Policy Terms? The team at Lowe Financial will answer your questions and cut through the fine print of insurance policies.
    Lowe Financial

    2:55 - 3:25pm 

    Management of Neck Pain and Cervical Radiculopathy
    Neck pain and cervical radiculopathy can present a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. In this presentation, Dr Prakash Damodaran of the Sydney Spine Institue, will focus on the natural history, diagnosis, medical and surgical management through a discussion of case studies.

    Sydney Spine Institute

  • Sunday 21 May

    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.



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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