GPTEC 2018 was held in Adelaide from the 11-13 September 2018. With a record number of 740 attendees, the conference was packed with presentations and workshops on general practice education and training. This year’s conference theme ‘Switch On’ focused on empowering leaders in all aspects of general practice and primary healthcare.
GP Synergy was well represented at the conference, with staff presenting 18 papers and workshops, including a number from our Research and Evaluation Unit including:
- Associations of General Practice Location Socioeconomic Status for GP Registrars – Dominica Moad.
- Antibiotic Prescribing by General Practice Registrars for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections: Intended Clinical Behaviour Versus Actual Prescribing – Dr Andrew Davey.
- Prevalence and Associations of, and Barriers to, Prescribing of Long Acting Reversible Contraception by GP registrars: A Cross-Sectional Questionnaire-Based Study and Secondary Analysis of ReCEnT Study Data – Dr Rachel Turner.
- Absolute Cardiovascular Risk Assessment by Australian GPs – Dr Nashwa Najib.
- Translating Research Findings into Educational Practice: Taking the Evidence and Implementing it in Australian GP Training – Professor Parker Magin.
- Adequacy of GP Registrars’ Clinical Exposures During Training: Establishing Inter-practice Variability in Registrar Consultations with Older Patients – Katie Mulquiney.
- Measuring Clinical Reasoning in General Practice using the Diagnostic Thinking Inventory – Dr Linda Klein.
- Constructing an Educational Intervention for GP Registrars Guided by Behaviour Change Theory and Evidence – Professor Parker Magin.
- Registrars’ Responses to Clinical Uncertainty and its Relation to In-Consultation Assistance-Seeking from Supervisors and Other Sources – Professor Parker Magin.
- Refinement of a Workplace-based Competency Assessment Tool for GP Registrars – Dr Alison Fielding.