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, including the ABC's Dr Norman Swan and covering 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

Keynote Timetable

  • Friday 14 September

    Official Welcome and Opening Keynote with the ABC's Dr Norman Swan

    Friday 14 September, 11:45pm - 12:45pm

    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

  • Saturday 15 September

    Too Much Medicine?

    Saturday 15 September, 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 thought-provoking keynote discusses the evidence and reviews common tests that GPs should think twice about ordering.


    Dr Simon Morgan

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  • Sunday 16 September


    Sunday Keynote Session

    Sunday 16 September, 10:00 – 11:00am

    Genomics - Today and Tomorrow
    Since the human genome was mapped we have heard of its potential to improve health through more precise medicine. The Queensland Genomics Health Alliance is a leading international player in this field. In this fascinating presentation from executive director David Bunker you will learn what this exciting research means for your patients today and what the future may bring.

    David Bunker



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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