ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Conference for GPs and Specialist. Dentists are welcome.

LECTURE TOPICS

   
  
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  Scientia Professor Perminder Singh Sachde

Scientia Professor Perminder Singh Sachde

Old age psychiatry– Scientia Professor Perminder Sachdev, Neuropsychiatrist at the University of New South Wales, Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) and Clinical Director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI).  (topics to be confirmed)

    Early diagnosis of cognitive impairment
    Management and drug treatment of cognitive impairment
    Management of mild and severe behavioural problems    
    Psychiatric disorders in ageing


Paediatric mental health – Dr Patrick Concannon,  paediatrician, Chatswood, Sydney

    ADDH
    Aspergers/ASD
    Mental health problems in children and adolescents    
    Allergic disease


Gastroenterology – Dr Antony Wettstein, Gastroenterologist, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and Centre for Digestive Diseases, Sydney

   
  
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  Dr Antony Wettstei

Dr Antony Wettstei

    Hepatitis C
    NASH
    GORD, Barretts, PPIs, SSRIs and GI bleeding
    Coeliac disease incl follow up – how and how often
    Gut flora – the new answer to everything?


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