On the 20th-22nd May I had the opportunity of attending the GPCE in Sydney, one of Australia’s leading primary care medical events. Here, I joined practicing GPs, allied healthcare professionals and some fellow students in partaking in talks and presentations given by leading specialists and medical education services. The experience was an incredibly informative one and highlighted the ‘lifelong learning’ experience we are all undertaking.
The varied nature of the conference was highly engaging as I moved from IV cannulation refreshers and an introduction to interosseous IV access to talks on chronic liver disease, AF management, osteoporosis and fraction prevention plus many more!
It was also interesting listening to the opinions of keynote speakers about the changing environment of primary healthcare and how external factors such as new government expenditure and policy will come to affect the profession. Definitely, also worthy of note was the fantastic ‘spread’ on offer that kept my blood glucose levels sufficiently in check throughout the weekend!
I’d like to say a massive thank you to the NSWMSC for providing me with the opportunity of attending the conference via a PRINT Conference Facebook giveaway; and encourage all students with varying medical interests to consider attending in future years.