Welcome to the General Practice Training and Education Conference
WAGPET is excited to bring the key stakeholders in Australian general practice training and education together at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre for GPTEC 2022 from 3 – 5 May 2022.
GPTEC 2022 will explore the landscape of general practice education and training through its theme: Together, celebrating the importance of connection.
The artwork designed for GPTEC 2022 reflects the spirit of our work together over the last two decades and what will happen at the Conference. A water drop, from which ripples build centred and held steady by the longevity of the tree that survives all kinds of changes around it, mirrored in our fingerprints.
This GPTEC will be a little different, more than previously it will depend on your active participation here in Western Australia, with your peers – some of whom you will continue to work with into the future and from some of whom you will part ways. It will be less a “show and tell” and much more “come and join in”.
We want you to bring questions rather than answers – questions you want to share with others and work on with people who bring goodwill, wisdom from the past and a vision for the future. Your presentation becomes your way of connecting with your peers, around a chosen theme. The learning gained from that connection is what we bring to those of us who will carry on the legacy of all that has been achieved.
We want to showcase general practice training in all its diversity, across all of our regions, our towns and our communities.
The three streams running through the Conference:
Telling our stories
Together we will reminisce, commiserate and celebrate the past two decades of the AGPT program.
The power of difference
Together we will identify, brainstorm and embrace the challenges that remain in what we do on behalf of the profession and our very different communities to help guide the new custodians of GP training.
Working together to manifest a better tomorrow
Together we will prepare for a different program, one that respectfully learns from the past, finds a place for some of us, as we each consider how to do some things better in our own lives as well as at work.
Medical and cultural educators, GP supervisors, registrars, cultural mentors, medical students, junior doctors and program administrators will be united in Western Australia as we continue the strong tradition of GPTEC.
The Conference will provide an opportunity to build new relationships, reunite with old friends and enjoy the company of your colleagues at the Welcome Reception and much-anticipated Gala Dinner. GPTEC 2022 will be one to remember. We look forward to celebrating, learning and engaging with you in Perth in 2022.
Adj Prof. Janice Bell
GPTEC 2022 Chair
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