Conference for GPs and Specialist. Dentists are welcome.



A number of health issues prevalent in Vietnam have informedsome of the topics for this conference. In addition, topics that are highly relevant to GPs with families have been selected to provide a wide-ranging and interestingacademic program.

STIs and other Infectious diseases

As more people, especially young ones, travel to places like Vietnam as backpackers, it is important for doctors in Australia to be aware of infectious diseases prevalent in such countries to provide pre and post-travel advice. This series of presentations will provide a very useful update on STIs and other infectious diseases acquired locally and from travel.

Pain management

Managing patients with chronic pain can be very difficult, in particular with new guidelines eschewing opioids. These talks will provide up-to-date concepts and tools for dealing with acute and chronic pain, including drugs, interventional and psychosocial modalities.


This series will cover some of the more challenging paediatric problems encountered in general practice including ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, allergies and new recommendations for introducing nuts and eggs and recognising developmental and behavioural abnormalities in children and adolescents.

IT and medicine

Information technology is everywhere, including an increasing role in medicine. In these talks learn about the now and the future and be at the cutting edge.

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.

Current Academic Advisory Committee members

Dr Diana Hart OAM

GP in Brookvale, NSW, with interests in travel medicine (ISTM international certificate – CTH 2008), sports medicine (M Sp Med (UNSW) 2001), shared antenatal care (currently on the Northern Area Committee), and Skin cancer (Healthcert skin cancer medicine and surgery certificates).

Dr Jayne Ingham

GP in North Lakes, Queensland, involved in education, teaching of GP registrars and medical students from the University of Queensland . She is Chair of GP partners which is a GP network in Metro North Brisbane. She arranges education sessions for GPs with local specialists and on relevant topics and writes the GP partners monthly bulletin.

A/Prof Ralph Audehm

GP in Carlton, Victoria, and is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne. He has had a long-standing interest in the management of chronic conditions in General Practice especially diabetes and heart disease. He teaches medical students, GP registrars and General Practitioners.

Dr Alan Giles

Senior Staff Specialist, Emergency Department, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga, NSW. He is the Area Medical Educator in Emergency Medicine and Hospital Skills Program Director for South Western Sydney and Sydney Local Health District.

Dr Margot Cunich

GP in Bondi Junction, NSW, and co-director of Unconventional Conventions. She is the Chair of the Academic Advisory Committee and designs and administers all the conference programs. She teaches medical students and registrars.

Dr Gary Kilov (1:42)
Dr Asha Nair (1:31)
Dr Ralph Audehm (1:11)
Dr Diana Hart & Dr Roger Scurr (1:39)