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College of Intensive Care Medicine
of Australia and New Zealand


 
 

CICM e-news

23 August 2016


Board Report
The July 2016 Board Report can now be found on the CICM website. The Board discussed a range of issues at the July meeting including the recent bullying and harassment survey and trainee selection. The usual business of Board can also be found in the report including updates on hospital accreditation, education, training and finances. 

To read the full report please click here..


Obituary 
Garry David Phillips | 7 November 1936- 25 July 2016
Professor Garry Phillips, one of Australia’s best known academic anaesthetists and the 5th President of ANZCA (1996-1998), died quietly at home after battling motor neurone disease (MND) for his last few years.  He was most respected as a good clinician and as a very sound opinion on both medical and medico-political issues.   

Obituary written for ANZCA and CICM by AB Baker AM, Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney

 

Special Interest Groups
The College has a number of Special Interest Groups, membership of these groups is open to any CICM Fellow who has an interest in the area. 

If you would like any information or would like to join one of the special interest groups, please contact Sarah Vella, sarahv@cicm.org.au or Lisa Davidson, lisad@cicm.org.au.


Regional Committee Events
Make sure to take note of the upcoming events below hosted by your regional committees. 
 
Please contact Kayla Hargood kaylah@cicm.org.au to register your interest in presenting at any of the Presentation Workshops listed above.

Communications Course
26 October 2016 | Sydney 
This course is designed to provide CICM trainees with the skills required to communicate effectively with patients and families in the ICU setting. The program includes planning and conducting family meetings, verbal skills, breaking bad and catastrophic news and also includes interactive
role plays with professional actors. 

To register please click here.

If you have any queries, please contact Sarah McArthur,  sarahmc@cicm.org.au.
 

ASM 2017 
SAVE THE DATE  - SYDNEY 2017


Make note of these dates in your diary!
ICU Update 25 May
ASM 26 – 28 May 

2017 ASM is returning to the single organ theme.
‘Gastroenterology in the ICU: From beginning to End’.

An exceptional line-up of international and national speakers will update us on the latest evidence, theories and practice, involving the GI system and its evolving importance in critically ill patients. Along with the traditional session set-up, there will be rapid-fire topic and guideline challenging sessions to stir up debate and discussion.
2016 ICU Update & ASM Presentations
Presentations from the 2016 ICU Update and ASM are now available to view on the member’s portal
 
To access the member's portal you will need your username and password. Once you have logged in, click on Education, and then click on Resources.

Please note:
Not all presentations are made available for viewing.


Management Skills Course 

Course Dates and locations for 2017:
Wellington NZ  30 - 31 March
Brisbane  7 - 8 September
 
The two day course will be held in Wellington and in Brisbane in 2017.  The course is specifically designed for trainees who are close to completion of training and CICM Fellows. 

Participants will increase their knowledge and develop skills in various non-clinical aspects of consultant practice:
• Management skills(Performance and Conflict resolution skills)
• Negotiation
• Economics and challenges to ICU
• Risk Management and Patient Safety
• Quality and Benchmarking

With the guidance and knowledge of our leading international and national experts, join us for what promises to be an exceptional course, designed to improve your management skills.

To be placed on the registration list contact Steph Gershon, stephg@cicm.org.au. Registrations for the Wellington Course will open September 2016.


Survey - For Trainees
Message and survey to trainees from Florian Pracher:

Dear trainees, 

As part of my Master in Clinical Education I am doing a research project in which I want to analyse the use of new online learning resources, as I find this area very interesting and think this development has revolutionised clinical education.

I am conducting an audit to assess when and how trainees use online learning resources with a view to further establish the role of these new learning resources amongst traditional educationalists.

The audit is targeted at all levels of training and I would really appreciate if you could spare the 5 to 10 minutes it should take to complete it.

The audit has been approved by the ethics committee of ACT Health and Flinders University.

Please click here to acess the survey.
 
 
Opportunity For New Zealand Fellows
To Become Expert Witness for MCNZ
The Medical Council of New Zealand’s principal purpose is to protect the health and safety of the public by providing for mechanisms that ensure doctors are competent and fit to practice. Under Part 4 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, the Medical Council may establish a Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) to investigate a doctor’s conduct. A PCC has the option of laying a charge in the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal whose purpose is to determine charges brought against health practitioners.
The PCC may decide that an expert needs to be engaged to provide an independent view of the particulars of the charge; this will require the expert preparing a written report/witness statement, attending the Tribnal hearing and presenting the written report/statement, and answering any questions in cross examination by the Tribunal members.
 
The MCNZ is currently looking to build up a database of NZ based doctors who would be willing to provide the PCC with expert reports and give evidence before the Tribunal.

Some information which may be of assistance:
• The Medical Council would remunerate the expert for services provided at the rate of $120 per hour.
•  In terms of time commitment, most hearings go for around two to three days, in addition to an estimated average of 20-40 hours preparation time.
•  The expert cannot know the doctor who is the subject of investigation.
•   The expert cannot be a member of the Tribunal.

If any NZ Fellows are interested in this work, please forward your CV and any other relevant information to Aleyna Hall, Senior Legal Adviser at the MCNZ via ahall@mcnz.org.nz
 
 
Postions Vacant
To advertise a position in future enewsletters, or on our website, please complete this form. Email all forms or queries to our Communications Department

View the full list of Positions Vacant on our website,  http://cicm.org.au/Resources/Positions-Vacant

ICU Registrar or CMO - Sydney's Leading Hospitals- (Sydney Metropolitan)

Hospital Medical Officer - St George Private Hospital

Medical Officers - Mount Isa and Cairns - Royal Flying Doctors

Resident Medical Officers - Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital

Courses and Events
To advertise a course or event in future newsletters please complete this this form. Email all forms or queries to our Communications department communications@cicm.org.au

To view all courses and events visit our website, 
http://www.cicm.org.au/Resources/Event-Summary 

Advanced Life Support (ALS2) Provider Course
Multiple Dates
The Alfred Centre, VIC
For more information please visit www.alfredicu.org.au/courses

Training for Supervisors of Interns
Multiple dates and locations in 2016
For more informtion please click here

SonoAus- Advanced Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop
22 - 24 August 2016
Melbourne, Vic
For more information please click here

BASIC Course 
23-24 August 2016
ICET, Nepean Hospital, NSW 
For more information please click here

End of Life Care Symposium
25 August 2016
Westmead Hospital, NSW
For more information please click here

Melbourne Clinical Exam Course (MCEC) 
25-26 August 2016 
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Vic
For more information please click here

CMS Simulation as a Teaching Tool
23 - 26 August
Mater Education, South Brisbane, QLD
For more information please click here

Melbourne Clinical Exam Course (MCEC)
25 - 26 August 2016
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
For more infomation please click here 

BASIC for Developing Healthcare Systems.
Instructor Course

29-30 August 2016
Convention Centre, Hong Kong
For more information please click here

Caring for Colleagues 2016 
28 August 2016
AMA House, NSW 
For more information please click here

Airway Management: beyond BASIC.
Instructor Course 

29-30 August 2016 
Convention Centre, Hong Kong
For more information please click here 

Mechanical Ventilation: Beyond BASIC. 
Instructor-provider Course

29-30 August 2016 
Convention Centre, Hong Kong
For more information please click here 

LEURA - ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
10 September 2016
Blue Mountains, NSW
For more information please click here

Brisbane Intensive Care Medicine Courses
13 - 15 September 2016
Brisbane, QLD
For more information please click here 

World Sepsis Day – Sepsis Photo Campaign
13 September 2016
For more information please click here

Beyond BASIC Basic Assessment & Support in Intensive Care Mechanical Ventilation
20 - 21 September 2016
The Canberra Hospital, ACT
For more information please click here

Health Business Excellence Program​
24-25 September 2016 
Hotel Crowne Plaza, Newcastle, NSW
For more information please click here

2016 Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators Conference 
12 - 15 October 2016
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, QLD
For more information please click here

2016 Short Course in Critical Infection
19-20 October 2016
Westmead Institute for Medical Research
For more information please click here

ANZICS/ACCCN Intensive Care Annual Scientific Meeting
20 - 22 October 2016
Perth, WA
For more information please click here 

Health Business Excellence Program
22-23 October 2016
Hilton Hotel, Sydney, NSW
For more information please click here

RACS Queensland Annual State Meeting 
combined with the Queensland Health Forum and RACS Trauma Symposium
4-6 November 2016
Brisbane City Hall, Queensland
For more information please click here

Nepean Difficult Airway Course
8 November 2016
Nepean Hospital, NSW
For more information please click here

2016 Asia Pacific Coroners’ Society Conference 
8-11 November 2016 
Pan Pacific Perth, WA 
For more information please click here

Effective Management of Intensive Care Crises (EMICC)
1-2 December 2016 
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Vic
For more information please click here

7th Annual Winter Symposium in Intensive Care, Anaesthesia & Emergency Medicine
8-13 January 2017
Colorado, USA
For more information please click here

4th SG-ANZICS Intensive Care Forum 
20-24 April 2017
Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre 
For more information please click here

Singapore Foundations of Assessment Course
24-25 April 2017
Royal Plaza, Singapore
For more informationplease click here

Foundations of Assessment Course
22-23 June 2017
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist , London, UK
For more information please click here

Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP)
Multiple Dates
For more information please click here

Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST)
Multiple Dates
For more information please click here

Paediatric Advanced Life Support
Mulitple Dates
Australian Paramedical College, Miami QLD
For more information please click here 

Advanced Life Support
Mulitple Dates
Australian Paramedical College, Miami QLD
For more information please click here 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers
Multiple Dates
Australian Paramedical College, Miami QLD
For more information please click here 

South Australian Critical Care Ultrasound Course
Multipe Dates
For more information please click here 

Lightbox Radiology Education - Various Courses
Multiple Dates and Locations
For more information please visit, 
http://www.lightboxradiology.com.au/radiology-courses.aspx 

The SA CICM Primary Course
Various Dates
For more information please visit,
http://www.icuadelaide.com.au/course_primary.html 

ABC for Critical Skills Workshop
Various Date in 2016
For more information please visit,
http://www.critical5skills.org/ 

Cardiac Skills Australia - Focused Cardiac/Echo Workshop
Multiple Dates and Locations
For more information please visit,
http://www.cardiacskillsaustralia.com.au 

ETM Course 
Multiple Dates and Locations
For more information please visit,
http://etmcourse.com/course-dates/ 

Clinical Epidemiology Postgraduate Program
The University of Sydney
Course Flyer
For more information please click here