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Submit  your Abstract Abstract

What is an  Abstract Abstract?

Literally it’s an abstract abstract. I know, esoteric. But maybe a good opportunity for you  to be expressive, creative and say something meaningful to the GPDU18 audience about peer support, advocacy or learning. And you.

  1. Start with your idea about one of the conference themes – peer support, learning or advocacy, or about how creativity helps you in medicine or helps you sustain yourself
  2. Let rip with some form of creative expression on that idea, which in its normal life may have been a boring old abstract in a paper. That expression can be anything – art, photography, apparently even interpretive dance (can’t wait).
  3. For us aesthetically challenged ones accompany your abstract abstract with a translation of some sort in 200 words or less.

Join 100s of others (10s maybe?) and submit your Abstract Abstract HERE

Learn more about how to do an abstract abtsract and the competition HERE

Speakers, moderators, panellists, cage-fighters, ranters, blow-ins…

Dr Karen Price
Monash University
GDPU Moderator
Dr Tim Leeuwenburg
Rural GP Kangaroo Is
GDPU Moderator
Dr Kate Kloza
Base Doctor
Professor Paul Glasziou
Bond University
Dr Gillian Riley
Gungahlin Medical Centre
Dr Cameron Loy
Metropolitan Remand Centre
Dr Kat McLean
Bond University Med Ed
Dr Linda Calabresi
Medical Republic, HealthEd
Dr Nick Tellis
Partridge St General Practice
Dr Nicole Higgins
GPDU Moderator
Dr Sue Page
Capricorn Coast Hospital
Dr James Ware
Rural GP
GPDU Moderator
Dr Justin Nasser
Bond University
Dr Pamela Douglas
Assoc Professor
Griffith University
Ian Freckleton, QC
Adjunct Prof Monash University Forensic Medicine

Pecha Kucha competition

Be on stage at GPDU18 with your own presentation. Submit your 20 slides to be presented in 400 seconds here. The best three presentations will be selected for a Pecha Kucha-off on the morning of day two. Winner will take home a five year premium Spotify subscription and something else where thinking carefully on as you read this.

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Kids welcome. Bring them to the sessions or functions if you like or childcare is available on site at Royal Pines. The venue uses Heavens Sent Help which can be contacted HERE.

From our moderators

Anyone needing childcare for the conference the venue uses Contact this group to organise.

Just in, Dr Justin Nasser (Gold Coast O&G) who has just set up Swell ultrasound on the Gold Coast will lead a workshop - practical ultrasound skills for GP. @drkatmclean

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Gala(h) Dinner

The GPDU Inaugural Gala Dinner will be held at the end of Day One and will feature awards for best Petcha Kucha, Best Abstract Abstract, and a few other strange ones. Dress code is pirates, punks and princesses. And there will be a dance type band – we hope. Don’t miss it.

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