Frequently Asked Questions
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The program for each of our four GPCE conferences is typically launched 3 months before each event date. To ensure you receive an email as soon as the program launches for each event, register your interest here.
The General Practice Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) is Australia’s leading primary care event. The GPCE is widely recognised as one of the most important educational events on the general practice calendar and is where healthcare professionals come to discover the latest medical innovations, learn about novel approaches to care and interact with industry leaders and peers.
GPCE welcomes all healthcare professionals working in or with an interest in primary care including GPs, Nurses, Practice Managers, Registrars and Allied Health Professionals.
Entry to the GPCE is strictly for healthcare professionals only. This includes General Practitioners, Nurses, Practice Managers, Allied Health Professionals, Registrars and Medical Students only. Canvassing or soliciting for business by non-exhibitors or unauthorised personnel during the conference or exhibition is strictly prohibited and appropriate action will be taken if this is breached.
Yes! If you require accommodation, we have organised special rates for delegates to enjoy in close proximity to all four GPCE venues, in partnership with our accommodation provider, Ozaccom. Discounted accommodation options will be available to book once each event has launched. Please keep an eye out for emails or visit the “Visit” section of the show website.
Complimentary parking is available for all Platinum Club members. If you are not a Platinum Club member, then standard parking rates are available. For further details on parking options and rates for each venue, please visit the “Visit” section of the show website in question once registration has launched. Please note - parking is subject to availability on the day at each venue.
Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch is provided for all attendees at the GPCE. If you have any dietary requirements, please ensure you include this when you are registering.
The Platinum Club is GPCE's loyalty program. If you have you attended a GPCE event at least twice between 2018 and 2022, you are eligible for Platinum Club membership. As a Platinum Club member, you have access to a number of exclusive benefits:
- 30% discount on standard Conference Pass registration rates for you and a colleague*
- Complimentary parking for up to three days**
- Guaranteed place in any Advanced Course if booked during Early Bird***
Platinum Club Members will receive a discount code to use during online registration to receive the Platinum Club member's rate. Please keep an eye out for this in our emails.
* Subject to having two or more paid registrations associated with previous events between 2018 and 2022.
**Complimentary parking available only at the car parks at each show venue.
*** Subject to availability at time of booking and session capacity.
The Digital Showbag and Passport Competition are both activations that help connect delegates and exhibitors, to create meaningful and rewarding connections on site. Delegates have free access to the Digital Showbag prior to going on site, giving them the opportunity to view all offers and plan their exhibitor visits. Once on site, delegates can collect a physical Passport Game card from Registration, encouraging them to visit these exhibitors to collect a stamp, giving them a chance to win $5,000!
* The Digital Showbag and Passport Competition is only available at the Sydney and Melbourne events
Delegates are scanned upon entry into the event to ensure attendance and registration. Exhibitors and sponsors have the opportunity to scan your details through our smartphone app, Emperia, to collect delegate information. By allowing an exhibitor or sponsor to scan your name badge, you are allowing them to send you relevant follow-up information.
If you do not fall within the above mentioned “healthcare professional” category, then entry into the event will be refused.
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Only GPs can attend on a Conference Pass.
Conference Pass only. However, if you’re attending on an Exhibition Pass or Session Pass, you can add CPR to your session selection for $124. Please note that if you have registered for CPR training, you’ll be required to bend down and kneel to perform CPR as part of the training.
Conference Pass only. However, if you’re attending on a Session Pass, you can upgrade to a Conference Pass to allow you to attend an Advanced Course(s). If you decide to attend an Advanced Course after you have submitted your Session Pass registration, you can do so by calling the team on 1800 571 960. Please note that Advanced Course registration is subject to availability.
Early Bird and Platinum Club discounting is only available on Conference Passes. The Session Pass is a new pass type designed and structured with value in mind.
Cancellation requests must be made in writing to [email protected]. We offer a 5-day cooling off period from the date of booking with a 100% refund policy (valid only up to bookings made before 7 working days of the event). Cancellations made before the Early Bird period for each event will receive a 50% discount. Cancellations made after the Early Bird period for each will not be refunded. Early Bird periods for each event can be found once each conference launches. Substitute delegates will be accepted. Please note that only one promo code can be used with each booking.
Conference and education
Advanced Courses provide quality, structured education directed to achieving demonstrable changes in the performance, knowledge, skills, behaviour and attitudes of GPs. Each module consists of a predisposing activity, a series of structured sessions during the conference, an evaluation and a reinforcing activity.
All accreditation documentation can be found via the online Delegate Hub.
The 1-hour Education Sessions have been designed to give GPs the skills needed to manage the growing burden of chronic disease in general practice. Education Sessions are available to any Session Pass or Conference Pass delegates.
A predisposing activity is an activity that must be completed prior to commencing an Advanced Course at the conference; examples include reading articles, collecting case studies, or answering pre-workshop questions. Your predisposing activity(s) will be available via the online Delegate Hub approximately 4 weeks prior to the conference.
After the conference you will also be asked to complete a reinforcing activity and an activity evaluation form via the online Delegate Hub.
Exhibition Pass delegates are able to attend 1 session per day – either the Keynote or Key Topic. Session and Conference Pass delegates are able to attend up to 6 sessions per day.
The Delegate Hub is our online platform for all your accreditation needs. You can access your Delegate Hub account at home or office to complete your evaluations following your sessions. Evaluations are compulsory to receive your CPD accreditation. Once evaluations have been completed, PDF certificates of completion will be available for download.
For most sessions, speaker notes will be available for sessions attended via the Delegate Hub 1-week after the conference.