The annual symposium for GPs and Practice Nurses is being held this year on the 17th of October at the Waitangi Copthorn Hotel. A detailed programme will soon be available. This year the symposium will tackle political issues. Featured discussions include rural after-hours provisions as well as the role of the DHB and PHOs in general practice. The symposium will also have brief clinical updates on a range of topics including personality disorders, foot conditions, renal disease, impotence and managing social media.