Conference for GPs and Specialist. Dentists are welcome.
Infectious Diseases – Associate Professor Thomas Gottlieb, Infectious Diseases Physician and Microbiologist. Concord Hospital and University of Sydney
Infection in the returned traveller (case studies)
Skin and soft tissue infections
Laboratory aspects of GIT infections and C. difficile
Cardiology – Dr Richard Dunn, Visiting Medical Officer in Cardiology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, in private practice Bankstown and Newtown, Sydney
AF and NOACs in the real world
What’s new in heart failure management
Which test when - Echo, stress echo, CTCA, CCS, sestamibi scan, angiogram
Coronary Artery disease in the elderly
Stents v CABGs, who decides which is better?
Paediatrics – Dr Liz Hallam, Medical Director, Flourish Paediatrics, Melbourne (topics to be confirmed)
Mental health problems in children and adolescents
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