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Update in medical specialties for general practitioners

Whakahounga i ngā Rongoā Motuhake mō ngā Rata Whānau

Gore Education Meeting GP Conference


Welcome to Update in Medical Specialties for GPs

This educational meeting for GPs was established in 2017 by the Department of Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine. Due to overwhelming popularity we shall continue to make this a regular event.

We have organised some of the best teachers in our department to provide updates on topics that you see commonly, with practice tips.

This course is a great way to keep up to date. We provide written materials to take away, and the course will be fun and interactive. It will be a great way to meet colleagues in a collegial atmosphere.

There will be a "meet and greet" dinner on Friday evening at 7:00pm. Register online or email Michelle Langam and Pip Lennon, the course events administrators, to reserve a place.

Please note that dinner is NOT included in the registration cost.

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Friday 25 June – evening

  • Conference "meet and greet" dinner, 7:00pm, Heartland Hotel Croydon, Gore, Southland.
    Please note that dinner is NOT included in the registration cost.

Saturday 26 June

  • Chest pain and heart failure – anything new, exciting and useful? – Dr John Edmond
  • The End of Life Choice Act: Navigation, the Law and Ethics – Dr Simon Walker (Bioethics) and Dr Jeanne Snelling (Lecturer in Law)
  • Rheumatology - Is it polymyalgia rheumatica, and what do I do if it’s not? Is anything new in Giant Cell Arteritis? – Associate Professor Simon Stebbings
  • Things to do and not do in common musculoskeletal problems – Dr Hamish Osborne
  • Dementia and Frailty – 2 common Geriatric Syndromes – Dr Julie Mador

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Key details


Friday 25 June (evening) Dinner. Please note that dinner is NOT included in the registration cost.
Saturday 26 June


Heartland Hotel Croydon, Gore.


  • Conference (Saturday), NZ $115.00 (Does NOT include Conference "meet and greet" dinner.)
  •  Pre-conference dinner, (Friday evening), NZ $59.00 per person for set menu, plus pay for own drinks

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It is recommended that you book your accommodation as soon as possible.

Heartland Hotel Croydon

• NZ $150 per night standard room
• NZ $169 per night superior room

To get the conference rate quote “GP Conference” to ensure you receive the negotiated room rates starting from $150.00 per night for a Standard Room and $169.00 for a Superior King room.

Tel +64 3 208 9029

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Register securely online

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A cancellation fee of $60 will be charged on withdrawal from the course after Friday 18th of June.

A “no show” will result in no refund being given.

Refunds are transferred to the credit card payment that was initially made with, any fees and changes in exchange rate are not the responsibility of the University of Otago.

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Further information

For all enquiries please contact the Department of Medicine's Postgraduate Education Events Administrators:

Michelle Langham and Pip Lennon
Tel +64 3 470 9095
Department of Medicine
Otago Medical School
P O Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand

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