Conference for GPs and Specialist. Dentists are welcome.


Diabetes  – Dr David Lim, GP, Church St Medical Practice, Newtown, Sydney

Review of the medications – what works in the real world
Management of obesity
How are all the new guidelines going?
Starting insulin

Renal Disease

What to do with the patient with the lowish eGFR
Drugs that effect renal function
Renal disease in diabetes
Hypertension in the elderly

Addiction Medicine  – Dr Hester Wilson, addiction specialist

How to detox patients from benzos at home
Don’t forget cannabis
Ice and other stimulants
What really works for smoking and alcohol cessation

Local D & A – Dr Jennifer Delima, Addiction and Clinical Forensic medicine specialist, Alice Springs

Addiction medicine in Central Australia – patterns of substance abuse
Foetal alcohol syndrome – the emerging Australian epidemic

Each of our professional development programs is designed to address topics of interest and relevance to our delegates and their practices. The Red Centre program and clinical visits will focus on indigenous and rural health, renal and other chronic health disorders, as they apply to a broad range of health professionals.

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 and RNZCGP.  Specialists may apply for CPD points at their own discretion.

2016 & 2017 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

Dr Gary Kilov (1:42)
Dr Asha Nair (1:31)
Dr Ralph Audehm (1:11)