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Key Dates

Abstract submission open 6 December 2021
Abstract submission close 19 January 2022
Author notification 16 February 2022
Author session confirmation 2 March 2022
Author registration deadline 16 March 2022

Conference Theme

Our conference theme for GPTEC 2022 is 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.

There are three subthemes 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.

Abstract submission portal

Abstract Guidelines

Collaborative and Enquiry Template

Research Template

Workshop Template

At the time of submission, you will be asked to select your preferred presentation type. Not all requests can be accommodated, and the final presentation type will be selected by the Scientific Program Committee. GPTEC 2022 will include presentation types as follows:

Collaborative and Enquiry Sessions

These sessions are highly interactive to promote collaboration and enquiry. There are two types of sessions – collaborative for discussion and sharing of ideas, and enquiry for gathering feedback and for brainstorming on a topic. These sessions give you an opportunity to workshop with your audience of engaged participants your ideas, your challenges and the application of research about GP training.

As a presenter you will give a 5-minute talk (strictly time limited) presenting a question, an idea, a position or evidence-based proposition that needs investigation. Your presentation may form part of a collaborative session or inquiry session. The remaining time for the session (maximum of 20 minutes) will be dedicated to audience participation to workshop the questions being presented respond to the ideas -give feedback, make suggestions, extend concepts or create linkages. You might choose to structure your presentation, with trigger questions, case studies or lived experience.

Please note that there will be separate sessions for the conventional presentation of research studies. These sessions may include discussion around research findings or innovative approaches, services or programs that may or may not have been formally evaluated, but which show advancement in general practice training.

Abstracts of a similar theme may be grouped together in a colloquium (workshop), allowing each author to present for 5 minutes following by open forum conversation led by a moderator.

Standard Workshops

These are professional development sessions. Workshops may run for 60 minutes or 90 minutes and focus on professional skills development for educators, supervisors, registrars, practice managers or staff involved in general practice training.

Creativity in the workshop design is encouraged.

Unplugged workshops

Unplugged workshops are professional development workshops which do not require audio visual aids or other technological (IT) support. These workshops are scheduled for one hour.

Research papers

This stream should be selected if you wish to present a research paper in a more conventional presentation format.

Step 1: Click the ‘Submit Abstract’ button on the website.

Step 2: You will be directed to the submission site to create an author account. Once an account is created, please verify the account by clicking on the link provided via the account verification email sent to your nominated email address. Please check your ‘junk folder’ if not received.

Step 3: Log in to your account after it has been verified using your email address as username, and your nominated password. Please complete your user profile by selecting ‘Edit My Profile’ prior to submitting your abstract. Do note that your photo and biography will be displayed in the Conference program if selected for presentation, thus please include relevant details you wish to be included.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Submit Abstract’ button to begin submitting your submission.


Please direct any questions to the Conference Managers

  1. Themes: All abstracts must be submitted under one of the themes listed. The organisers reserve the right to move presentations into different themes in order to balance the overall program.
  2. Abstract Title: Type the title of your abstract in the ‘Abstract Title’ field. Abstract titles are limited to 20 words or less.
  3. Abstract Text: Upload the body of your abstract in doc. or docx. format. All abstracts should be 200 words or less. Do not include your title or authors in the abstract text — these items will be collected separately. Tables/graphics and references in ACS format can be included but the text of abstract must be no longer than one page.
  4. Co-authors: Each co-author should be added separately to the submission to ensure proper listing. Enter title, first (given) name, last (family/surname) name, email address, institution/affiliation and country for each author. Please do not list the department/branch in the institution/affiliation field. One person must be identified as the presenting author. Organisers will only correspond with the presenting author so please ensure all contact details are correct. The order of the authors may be modified at any time prior to the submission deadline of Wednesday 19 January 2022.
  5. Presenter Biography: A short biography up to 100 words and photo of the presenter should be provided and will be displayed in the Conference program and website if selected for presentation.

Your abstract submission should address the following headings:

  • Do you think your presentation is best suited to a collaborative session, an inquiry session or research session?
  • What benefits will participants get from attending your presentation?
  • What time frame do you need for your presentation?
  • What will you need in terms of structuring your presentation?

Please note if you select the research stream, you will be required to provide your abstract under the following headings:


  • Objectives
  • Design/Method
  • Results
  • Conclusion/Recommendations

Our Conference Theme acknowledges that Australia is forging a new path. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples together can change our collective future. Please acknowledge and action the following:


  1. Any abstract about Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities and initiatives to improve cultural competence and training to better serve these communities MUST be clearly marked by selecting the Indigenous health training designation within the relevant topic (located within the submission portal).
  2. Abstracts with this designation will need to comply with two conditions:
    • Either a single presenter who must be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, or
    • Two or more co-presenters of whom one at least and ideally majority must be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  3. Applicants submitting these abstracts will be required to confirm their compliance with these conditions prospectively, at time of submission.
  4. An additional 50 word paragraph is allowed for abstracts in this category outlining whether the relevant community/ies have provided permission to publicise the work, involvement in the research process, including authorship.

All presenters must agree to the following conditions when submitting an abstract:


  1. Full registering authors may submit up to a maximum of one abstract as the presenting author but can be co-authors on multiple abstracts.
  2. Abstracts must be submitted via the online abstract submission site. Photocopies, posted or emailed abstracts will not be accepted.
  3. You must receive the approval of all co-authors before including their names on the abstract.
  4. All submissions will be reviewed after Wednesday 19 January 2022. Presenters are not permitted to modify their submissions after this date.
  5. You may withdraw your submission at any time without notifying GPTEC 2022 until Wednesday 19 January 2022 through the submission portal. Submissions withdrawn after Wednesday 19 January 2022, must be withdrawn using the “Contact Conference Manager’ function via the submission portal. Requests not submitted via the portal will not be considered.
  6. Abstracts will be made available in the Conference program to Conference participants only.
  7. The correctness of the abstracts is the responsibility of the authors. The Conference Managers will not edit the article although the submissions will go through a review process for paper selection purposes.
  8. As a commitment to attend and support the Conference, the presenters of the accepted abstracts are expected to register and pay either for the full Conference Program or the day of their presentation, before Wednesday 16 March 2022 (a reminder will be sent to authors). Failure to register by this date may result in submitted abstracts being removed from the program.
  9. The preparation and supply of any handouts or other materials used in any presentation will be the responsibility of the presenter(s).
  10. All costs to attend the Conference including registration, travel and accommodation are to be met by the presenters.
  11. Any abstract presenting work relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health must be clearly designated in the submission process.

Abstract submission portal