Practical solutions to patient boundaries

1 June 2024

9.00am registration

9.15am-5.00pm workshop

Novotel Melbourne Central

399 Little Lonsdale Street


  meet our facilitators

Dr Frances Poliniak

Dr Frances Poliniak is an experienced General Practitioner who works as a rural and remote locum GP with extensive experience working in Aboriginal Medical Services. She has many years experience as a medical educator for RTOs and more recently for RACGP Rural and is a clinical teacher for the Remote Vocational Training Scheme. Frances holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours), a Diploma from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a Masters in General Practice Psychiatry, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Frances is passionate about lifelong medical education for all practitioners. She has a strong sense of social justice and a desire to contribute to “closing the gap” in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Dr Genevieve Yates

Dr Genevieve Yates was elected to MDA National's Mutual Board in November 2021 and is a member of MDA National’s Underwriting Committee and the Eastern Cases Committee. For the past twenty years, Dr Yates has worked as a GP in regional Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and is currently practising in Ballarat, Victoria. She has combined clinical work with various medical educator, regulatory, medical writing, management and leadership roles. 

Dr Yates’ previous positions include General Manager of Education, Principal Medical Education Advisor, Queensland Censor, and Chair of the Expert Committee Pre-Fellowship Education for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has also been a performance assessor for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and Associate Director of Training at North Coast GP Training. As a member of the MDA National facilitator team since 2013, Dr Yates has presented over 100 medico-legal educational sessions for MDA National and sat on the Educational Services Advisory Group from 2013–19. Dr Yates likes to combine medicine and creativity, and has had several short stories, a novel and a play published, a short film produced, and five plays as well as a musical staged.
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