Keynote sessions

The highly popular keynote sessions are back again in 2019! Come and hear from the top innovators, challengers and influencers in primary healthcare, 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 17 May

    We are getting fatter and sicker - what are we going to do about it?

    Friday 17 May, 8:30 – 9:30am

    Join us for the official welcome address and opening keynote session with Dr Peter Brukner, OAM.

    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 of our women and over a quarter of our children. There are nearly 2 million people with diabetes in this country and the incidence of many other chronic diseases is steadily increasing. Why has this occurred? How are we, on the primary care coalface, going to turn things around? 
    Dr Peter Brukner, OAM

  • Saturday 18 May


    GPs on the front line of population health

    Saturday 18 May, 8:30 – 9:30am 

    More than ever before, general practice has a key role to play in disease prevention, testing and treatment. The NSW Health Chief Health Officer will convene an expert panel from across the population health sector to highlight the role of GPs in providing care to their patients in areas such as blood-borne viruses, obesity, alcohol and other drugs, and sexually transmissible infections.

    Dr Kerry Chant

    Supported by:


  • Sunday 19 May

    The new world of addictive disorders: how to respond

    Sunday 19 May, 8:30 – 9:30am

    Substance use and addictive activities constantly change and it is vital to keep updated. Not only may patients with these disorders seek help, their families may also do so, having become distraught by their effects. This presentation will cover common forms of substance use but also emerging ones such as excessive gaming and smartphone use. Practical tips will be offered as to how they may be diagnosed and what steps doctors can take to provide initial advice, initiate medications, and refer to therapists and specialised services.

    Prof John Saunders



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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