01 May 2019

NTGPE to take the stage at GPME


A team of Northern Territory General Practice Education’s medical educators is set to lead a series of workshops on gender diversity, video external clinical teaching visits (ECTVs) and the evidence-based medicine triad at the 2019 GPME conference in Sydney this month.

NTGPE’s Director of Education Dr Lina Zbaidi said she was proud of the quality of submissions made by her team in the lead up to the event.

“I am delighted NTGPE will take such a pivotal role in delivering the event’s program,” Dr Zbaidi said.

NTGPE Director of Education Dr Lina Zbaidi
NTGPE Director of Education Dr Lina Zbaidi

“Eight NTGPE medical educators have had abstracts accepted, and we are looking forward to running workshops and presentations in our areas of interest.”

Dr Pauline Cundill will be delivering a workshop in gender diversity, where participants will learn about the range of gender diverse identities, how to use appropriate and respectful language with gender-diverse clients, the basics of hormone prescribing, and ways to include transgender health in teaching sessions with registrars.

GPME delegates will learn how to explore patient values, techniques to interpret sources of knowledge, and ways to craft practice-based teaching sessions in providing care with the key features of the EBM triad in a workshop facilitated by Drs Bronwyn Carson, John Kelly, Hubert van Doorn and Lina Zbaidi about evidence-based medicine.

Drs Jan Hanson, Emma Ellis and Hubert van Doorn will also present a workshop about the potential of using video for the delivery of external clinical teaching visits (ECTVs). During this session, participants will understand the role of ECTVs in GP registrar education, understand differences between face-to-face and video ECTVs, and develop ideas to adapt the use of video consultations for their own educational environment.

“In addition to several of our outstanding medical educators delivering workshops, distinguished NTGPE medical educator and GP supervisor, Dr John Kelly, has been invited to present the keynote at this year’s conference,” Dr Zbaidi said.

“Dr Kelly is a key proponent of remote supervision delivery through his work at Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation, and the invitation for him to present as keynote speaker cements his position as one of Australia’s most accomplished GP supervisors,” she said.

“Dr Kelly is a truly remarkable general practitioner, and I have no doubt that the delegation will be inspired by his contribution to best practice in medical education and GP registrar supervision, as well as his efforts to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people in some of the most remote locations in the Northern Territory.”

GPME will be held in Sydney on 16 and 17 May 2019