The academic session provides the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) with an opportunity to formally recognise the achievement of its members and to meet with delegates of Australian and international medical colleges. A number of honorary awards are presented at the academic session, including General Practitioner of the Year, General Practice of the Year, General Practice Supervisor of the Year and General Practice Registrar of the Year. New Fellows are also presented with their diplomas in a ceremony for friends and families to enjoy.

The academic session is an invitation only event, open to newly ratified Fellows of RACGP Australia-wide who obtained Fellowship between 1 July 2015-30 June 2016. Registrations for the academic session will open in July to all eligible New Fellows.

Interstate New Fellows are also welcome to attend this event, providing they have been ratified Fellowship within the 2015-2016 financial year. New Fellows can also choose to attend their respective state faculty Fellowship and awards ceremonies. Attendance to these events is not exclusive and New Fellows can choose to attend both or just one.

For any enquiries regarding the 2016 Academic session, please email Sharlene Gunatilake at or phone 1800 472 247.

For more information on these and other awards of the RACGP, please visit

Kurt C Stange, MD, PhD


We are delighted to announce the 2016 William Arnold Conolly Oration will be presented by Kurt C Stange, MD, PhD is a family and public health physician, practicing at Neighborhood Family Practice, a community health center in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.  At Case Western Reserve University he is a Distinguished University Professor, and Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Oncology and Sociology.  He is an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor, and serves as editor for the Annals of Family Medicine (  He is working on Promoting Health Across Boundaries (, and is active in practice-based, multimethod, participatory research and development that aims to understand and improve primary health care and community health.  He is a member of the Academy of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences.

  • Wednesday 28 September 2016
  • 1.00pm – 3.30pm­
    Gowning and professional pictures

    4.00pm – 6.00pm
    Academic Session, Fellowship and Awards Ceremony

    6.00pm – 7.00pm
    Cocktail reception

  • Winthrop Hall, The University of Western Australia
    35 Stirling Highway, Crawley