National Academic Fellowship and Awards Ceremony

New fellows and award winners celebrate

The National Academic Fellowship and Awards Ceremony 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 National Academic Ceremony, including the Rose-Hunt Award which is the highest accolade granted by the RACGP. New Fellows are also presented with their diplomas in a ceremony for friends and families to enjoy. The awards of General Practitioner of the Year, General Practice of the Year, General Practice Supervisor of the Year and General Practice Registrar of the Year, additionally form part of the accolades presented at the ceremony.

The National Academic Ceremony is an invitation only event, open to newly ratified Fellows of RACGP Australia-wide who obtained Fellowship between 14 September 2017 – 29 August 2018. Registrations for the academic session will open in July to all eligible New Fellows.

Interstate New Fellows

Interstate New Fellows are also welcome to attend this event, providing they have been ratified Fellowship between 14 September 2017 – 29 August 2018. 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 2018 Academic Ceremony, please email RACGP National Events Team at or phone 1800 472 247.

Session details


Wednesday 10 October 2018


Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre


1.00 – 3.30 pm Gowning and professional pictures
4.00 – 6.00 pm Academic session, Fellowship and awards ceremony
6.00 – 7.30 pm Cocktail reception

William Arnold Conolly Oration

Dr Jay Parkinson

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 William Arnold Conolly Oration will be presented by Dr Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH, a physician who trained in paediatrics and preventive medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

Since 2007, Jay has redefined the doctor visit and challenged how doctors and patients communicate and solve problems together. He created the world’s first internet-enabled house call practice in 2007, founded and designed the first cloud-based electronic medical record in 2008 called Hello Health, and ideated and designed one of the most popular iPad apps for physicians, Omnio, through his design firm, The Future Well. Five years ago, he founded Sherpaa, the world’s first primary care-in-the-cloud practice that cares for the employees at some of the most well-known and innovative companies in the world.

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