ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Conference for GPs and Specialist. Dentists are welcome.

LECTURE TOPICS

   
  
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   Dr Simon Bowler

Dr Simon Bowler

Respiratory – Dr Simon Bowler, Director of Medicine at Mater Public Hospital, Brisbane, managing partner of Queensland Sleep and in private practice
    
Which damn puffer in COPD – navigating the maze of new products
-           Chronic cough
-           Asthma – what’s new, what’s critical in 2017
-           Early lung cancer detection


   
  
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  Associate Professor Robert Henderso

Associate Professor Robert Henderso

Neurology – Associate Professor Robert Henderson, neurologist at the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital (RBWH) and the Wesley Hospital

    Stroke
    Neuropathy made easy
    Parkinsons Disease
    A neurological potpourri – case studies


   
  
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  Dr Jason Shar

Dr Jason Shar

Cardiology – Dr Jason Sharp, consultant cardiologist and interventional cardiologist, The San Hospital, Sydney

    New procedure in the cath lab – case studies
    Which tests  and procedures when ? 
    AF – warfarin, NOACs, and more
    ECG Quiz and Management of palpitations 


Each of our professional development programs is designed to address topics of interest and relevance to our delegates and their practices.

Our Academic Advisory Committees, comprised of practitioners from a range of fields of practice, endeavour to source the best possible speakers to provide a series of presentations, workshops, case studies and panel discussions for each conference.

Unconventional Conventions’ director for the past 20 years is a practicing doctor who takes great pride in offering a comprehensive, stimulating and appropriate academic program. Unconventional Conventions aims to ensure that the combination of lectures, workshops, hospital visits, training activities and clinic in the community make up more than 50% of daily activities during the main conference tour.

Many of our travel destinations provide an opportunity for local professional contribution and cultural exchange through workshops and structured visits to local clinics.

Our conference programs are prepared over a 12 month period and full details are available 3 months prior to the conference. Unconventional Conventions is an accredited education provider for RACGP. Application for ACRRM points is made for each conference. Dental programs are certifiable with Dental Board of Australia.  Specialists may apply for CPD points at their own discretion.


2015 and 2016 Academic Advisory Committee

Dr David Lim,
GP, Newtown, NSW, Special interest in Diabetes

Dr Gary Kilov,
GP, Seaport, TAS, Special interest in Diabetes and Asthma

Dr Patricia Baker,
GP, Keperra, QLD, GP Educator

Dr Alan Giles,
Senior Staff Specialist, Emergency Department, Liverpool Hospital, NSW

Dr Margot Cunich,
GP and Director of Unconventional Conventions, NSW