COVID-19 has put a spanner in the works for medical conference organisers, but the RACGP is not letting the virus put a stop to its major education and networking event.
GP20 will be going ahead this year using a new hybrid model, incorporating both digital and face-to-face elements.
Social distancing guidelines permitting, the plan is for GPs to gather in capital cities and regional centres around the country on the same day and connect up via video link for the plenary sessions.
RACGP president Dr Harry Nespolon says a silver lining coming out of the pandemic is that hybrid models make events accessible to more people.
As this year’s GP20 is region specific, it may allow more GPs to attend as they will not have to leave their practices for days at a time, he says.
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This episode was recorded on Wednesday 3 June 2020.