Presentations and awards at GP19

To prescribe or not to prescribe - that is the question at an award winning GP19

Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Jason Chiang, Rita McMorrow and Tim Monaghan recently attended and presented at RACGP’s GP19 conference in Adelaide. Running across three days (24-26 October), GP19 is the RACGP annual conference focussing on general practice clinical updates and research.

Jo-Anne spoke about:

  • updates from Therapeutics Guidelines and Antibiotic Guidelines in an active learning module: (When) To prescribe (antibiotics) or not to prescribe? That is the question!;
  • the usability and required design features of a clinical decision support (CDS) tool to aid appropriate antibiotic prescribing in her presentation titled Simulation of a tool for antibiotic prescribing, and;
  • research in clinical practice as part of a panel which also featured Rita McMorrow titled GP research: What’s it all about?.

Jo-Anne also presented a poster titled Future Health Today: developing a technology platform using co-design methodology which outlined the co-design process and participant feedback from the early stages of Future Health Today (pictured). Tim presented a poster on his academic registrar research that explored the perceptions of GPs, practice nurses and practice managers on the use of secondary use of data in the electronic medical record for research. Rita (also pictured) presented her academic registrar research in a presentation titled Is the use of retrospective continuous glucose monitoring associated with increased health service utilisation in people with type 2 diabetes? This is a secondary analysis of the GP-OSMOTIC Study, led by A/Prof John Furler.  Jason Chiang presented a study from his PhD exploring the association of multimorbidity and HbA1c in people with type 2 diabetes.

Congratulations to Rita McMorrow for winning the 2019 RACGP Foundation Alan Chancellor Award for the best first time GP presenter of a research paper at the RACGP Annual Conference and Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis for winning the 2019 Research Foundation Peter Mudge Medal for the RACGP Fellow who has advanced the discipline of general practice and whose original research has the most potential to significantly influence daily general practice.