GPET celebrates 10 years of guidance

AFTER a decade of helping young doctors toward a career in general practice, GPET will celebrate its 10th birthday this week by bringing it all back home to Canberra’s National Convention Centre for the 2011 conference.

GPET chair Professor Simon Willcock said the choice of venue was intended to play into this year’s ‘Measures of Strength’ theme, which will focus on looking back at what GPET and the regional training providers have achieved over the past 10 years, and forward to new challenges.

The past decade has seen significant expansion in registrar numbers entering the AGPT program, from 400 new places each year in 2003 to 1000 new places next year and 1200 a year from 2014 on.

Keynote speakers will include US Center for Communication and Disparities Research director Professor Ronald Epstein, Monash University Indigenous Health Unit head Associate Professor Marlene Drysdale and AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton.