Primary Care Refresher 2022 – The Journey of Primary Care Through a Pandemic – 4-5 June

Western Victoria PHN invites you to register for our Keynote event of 2022. The 2022 Primary Care Refresher hybrid conference will be held over two days on 4-5 June with concurrent GP and Primary Care streams. You can choose to attend one or several sessions over the weekend based on their interests.

The ‘hybrid’ format on Saturday 4 June, offers delegates the option to attend online or face-to-face. Participants may opt to meet at a venue in each of our sub regions – Geelong, Ballarat, Horsham and Warrnambool. This is an opportunity to attend in person and network amongst your peers.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Michael Kidd (Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Principal Medical Advisor, Australian Government Department of Health)
  • Professor Ruth Stewart (National Rural Health Commissioner, Australian Government Department of Health)

Plenary Sessions:

  • Palliative Care Engagement during COVID-19
  • First Nations Health – the role of primary care
  • Innovative ways practices are managing patients in primary care during COVID

GP Stream topics:

  • Eating Disorders – diagnosis, assessment and management during the pandemic
  • Lifestyle Breakthrough Program
  • Long COVIC and ME/CFS – diagnosis, treatment and management options
  • Mental Health – recovery in the shadow of the pandemic

Primary Care Stream topics:

  • Wounds – not all dressings are created equal
  • Resilience in primary care
  • MBS billing, Chronic Disease Management and Workflow
  • Refocus your business

* Please register for the entire conference and join on the event days at the times your desired sessions are being facilitated.

Face-to-face places are strictly limited, please register as soon as possible to secure your place

*General Practitioner information only

  • 8 RACGP CPD points will be awarded for each full-day attended. Alternatively, you may self-record your attendance at individual sessions
  • ACRRM hours of attendance will be applied for

8 RACGP CPD points will be awarded for each full-day attended. Alternatively, you may self-record your attendance at individual sessions.

For any further information please email

Disclaimer: WVPHN has engaged online event company ‘Expert Events’ to host the conference. Registrations will be processed by Expert Events.

Detailed Event Program

Last modified: 26 May, 2022

Event details



  • Saturday 4 June - attend online or in-person at one of the below four venues.
    Rydges Hotel – Geelong
    The Mercure Hotel – Ballarat
    Lady Bay – Warrnambool
    The Centre for Participation – Horsham

    Sunday 5 June - available for virtual attendance only