Renal Medicine
Immunology and allergy
Practice Management

Speakers and topics

Clinical Professor Bronwyn Stuckey

Dr Stuckey is a Consultant physician in Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Western Australia. She is the Medical Director of the Keogh Institute for Medical Research and Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia. She is the immediate Past President of the Australasian Menopause Society. Her areas of interest are thyroid dysfunction, polycystic ovary syndrome. She also manages conditions focusing on hormonal conditions and fertility in men and women. Professor Stuckey is a lead investigator in a number of research trials.

  • Male hypogogonadism and infertility
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Management of perimenopause and menopause
  • Bone metabolism, bone density and fracture risk assessment
  • Treatment of osteoporosis
  • Thyroid function and reproduction pot pourri

A/Prof Craig Nelson

Craig is the Director of Nephrology at Western Health in Victoria and an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor with the Melbourne Medical School – Western Health, The University of Melbourne. He is the Medical Director of Western Health Healthlinks programme and Chair of the Western Health Chronic Disease Alliance. He has over 19 years of experience in Nephrology and General Medicine at Royal Melbourne, Northern Health and Western Health. His PhD was completed on novel markers of Cardiovascular Risk in early CKD. His present research interests are in utilising e-Health to improve the detection and management of early CKD and other chronic diseases including Diabetes, Ischaemic Heart Disease, Heart Failure and Stroke.

  • The importance of detecting CKD
  • The importance of managing CKD
  • CKD in the Ageing Population
  • Chronic Kidney Disease in Aboriginal Australians
  • eHealth in Medicine

Dr Martin Stuckey

Dr Martin Stuckey specialises in immunology and pathology. He treats adult and paediatric patients with special interests in anaphylaxis and food allergy.
He consults at St John of God Subiaco Hospital and visits at St John of God Geraldton Hospital. His special interests are immunology, pathology, anaphylaxis and food allergy.

  • Immune system over view
  • Immune deficiency
  • Autoimmunity – organ specific
  • Autoimmunity – multi-organ, systemic
  • Allergy – urticaria

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.

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)