ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Conference for GPs and Specialist. Dentists are welcome.

LECTURE TOPICS

Dr Charmaine Tate

Wilderness and Remote Medicine – Dr Charmaine Tate, Medical Officer New Zealand Defence Force and Senior Medical Adviser NZ Search and Rescue
    Introduction to wilderness and expedition medicine
    Dive medical conditions
    Hypothermia and cold injuries
    Planning medical expedition support


Sports Medicine – Dr Tony Delaney, Sports Physician, Sydney Academy of Sports and Recreation, Narrabeen NSW
   
    Concussion
    Diagnosis and management of LBP
    Hip and groin pain
    The knee
    Rational use of foot orthoses in MSK pain – the good, the bad and the ugly
    Exertional leg pain


Pain management – Dr Symon McCallum, Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist, Victoria

  Dr Symon McCallum, Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist, Victoria

Dr Symon McCallum, Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist, Victoria

    Cannabis – what’s the story
    Role of interventional pain management
    Acute pain management
    Chronic regional Pain Syndrome
    Biopsychosocial management of chronic pain
    Chronic pain – antidepressants, anti-epileptics, comparison of analgesics, opioid contracts


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.


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