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Joining or Working in a Private Practice Conference

November 2, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM AEDT

Doctors entering or already working in private practice, are continually having to adapt to an ever-changing landscape. This 1-day conference (Saturday 2 November) will look at some of the challenges and concerns you may experience, whilst also sharing best practice and practical advice to help you reach your full potential in the world of private practice.

Who should attend:

  • Doctors already working in private practice who wish to gain more advanced insights and skills relating to their practice.
  • Senior trainees and new fellows who are seeking a smooth and efficient transition to private practice
  • Doctors who are planning on buying into a private practice or expect to start their own practice.


8:30am-9:00am Registration and tea / coffee
9:00am-9:10am Opening Address Dr Kean-Seng Lim (MC)

AMA (NSW) President


Private Practice Models: Employment, Contract, Sole Proprietor, Co-op/shared and Group

Service arrangements and tax implications (40mins)

  • Basics tax Structures
  • Understanding how they apply to medical – Tax Rulings Coy/S Trader/F Trust
  • KPI’s to know and understand in a Medical Practice
  • Contractor v Employee v Sole trader
  • Practice rooms acquisition
Jarrod Bramble

Partner, Cutcher & Neale

Your contract and conditions of engagement (30mins)

  • The nature of the contract
  • The parties to the contract
  • The term of the contract and rights of termination
  • Fee arrangements
  • ‘Leave’
  • Medical records
  • Restraint of trade
Dominique Egan

Principal, Meridian Lawyers

Panel Q & A (15mins)
10:35am-10:40am AMA (NSW) Professional Services Team Update Jessica Rankin & Lyndall Humphries


10:40am-11:10am Morning Tea

Practical fees and better billing

Appropriate MBS claiming in the changing practice landscape
Dr David Rankin
Senior Medical Advisor, Australian Government Department of Health
Billing Optimisation (30 mins) Loryn Einstein

Medical Billing Expert

MBS review: the reform process and outcomes (30 mins)
Loryn Einstein

Medical Billing Expert

Panel Q&A (15 mins)
12:55pm-1:55pm Lunch

Develop a professional network, build your brand as a practitioner and a client base 

Strategic / Traditional Marketing vs Online Marketing (30mins) (30 mins) Caroline Ucherek

Managing Director, CJU Medical Marketing

Developing your professional network (30mins) Dr Andrew Zuschmann

AMA (NSW) Board Member

Compliant Social Media and Marketing (30 mins)
Clare Dixon

Senior Legal Advisor, AHPRA

Panel Q&A (15 mins)

Managing business and personal risks

Privacy, informed patient consent, maintaining your professional reputation (30mins) Deborah Jackson
MDA National
Business considerations when joining a private practice and mitigating risks (30mins)

  • Optimum Structure re-cap
  • Profit sharing
  • Buying into a practice
  • Valuation
  • Lead in to agreements (good leave v bad leaver)
Stuart Chan
Partner, Cutcher & Neale
Panel Q & A (15mins)
4:55pm-5:05pm Closing Address Dr Kean-Seng Lim

AMA (NSW) President


Refund policy - member booking fees:

  • AMA (NSW) Members will be charged a $50 refundable booking fee for this event. Your credit card will be deducted at the time of booking, with funds credited back to your nominated card 3-5 days after attendance.
  • Cancellation notifications received up to 3 days before the workshop (ie earlier than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 30 October 2019) will also be refunded.
  • Cancellations can be made via phone to AMA (NSW) Event Coordinator Jenni Noble on 9902 8140 or email events@amansw.com.au.
  • Refunds will not be provided for ‘no-shows’ or notifications of non-attendance received after 5:00pm Wednesday, 30 October 2019.
  • This event will only proceed if we reach a viable number of registrations prior to Monday 28 October 2019. Should the event not proceed for any reason, all payments will be refunded. Please contact us before booking non-refundable / non-transferable flights or accommodation.

Date / Time

Saturday, 2 November 2019

8:30am - 5:05pm


Four Points by Sheraton Central Park

88 Broadway







AMA (NSW) Member: $50 (deposit refundable upon attendance)
Non-member: $300


November 2, 2019
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM AEDT


(02) 9439 8822


Four Points by Sheraton Central Park
88 Broadway
Chippendale, NSW 2008 Australia
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