Aotea Centre | Aotea – Te Pokapū, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

21 - 23 July 2023

Hosted by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

Connecting: hauora, courage, and togetherness

Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi

With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive

Haere mai, Kia ora, Talofa lava, Bula Vinaka, Mālō e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ni hao, Namaste, Chao, Kia orana, and greetings to you all.

GP23: the conference for general practice will be hosted in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, the City of Sails from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 July 2023 at the Aotea Centre.

We plan to create a conference programme with our GPs’ and rural hospital doctors’ interests in mind which will appeal to the wider primary health care sector with informative presentations, panel discussions, and practical sessions featuring sector experts.

It’s a challenging time to be working in primary healthcare with workforce shortages and burnout numbers higher than they’ve ever been. Nobody chooses community medicine as a career because it’s the ‘easy’ option and our whakatauki this year speaks to that. We are about community, collaboration, working for the greater good, and being stronger together.

By speaking with a shared voice, we strengthen what is said, and create greater impact for change in our sector. By weaving together and being connected we use the strength of the whole to do more, to be courageous and innovative, and to effectively advocate for better ways of working.

Being sustainable is so much more than greening general practice; it’s about how we support and grow the workforce so that in 10; 20; 50 years our communities are still served by a diverse workforce of highly skilled medical specialists who understand their specific and complex health needs and can deliver care.

While we’re off the mark early this time, abstracts don’t close until Friday 31 March so there’s plenty of time for idea generation or working a research concept into a presentable idea. We’re so excited to hear what you come up with this time.

International borders are open too so please share with colleagues and use this as a chance to meet up in Auckland in July.

The annual College conference is a highlight of each year and we very much look forward to working with you to make it bigger and better than ever.

Nāku noa, nā,

Organising Committee
GP23: the conference for general practice