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College of Intensive Care Medicine

of Australia and New Zealand

CICM e-news

19 February 2016

Board Elections
At the 2015 Annual General Meeting, Fellows voted in favour of changing the College Constitution to allow online voting for the Board Elections. The Call for Nominations for the Board Elections will be sent via email in early March and if an election is necessary, the College will be using a secure online system run by a company called CorpVote. CorpVote is an Australian company who specialise in the delivery of secure ballots and elections, the system is designed and maintained by them under an industry standard third party Software Security Assurance program. They will provide both online and postal options if requested. Companies that use CorpVote include;  Law Society of Australia, BHP Limited, Coles, Westpac and NSW Department of Education.  If an election is necessary, emails will be sent from CorpVote using the domain @netvote.com.au.
 
If you have any questions regarding this process or the Board nomination process, please contact Lisa Davidson, lisad@cicm.org.au.

First Part Exam
The written component of the First Part Examination is on Monday 22 February. We would like to wish all candidates sitting the exam the best of luck. For further information regarding the exam, please visit the FAQ section on our website. If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to contact Frieda Keo, frieda@cicm.org.au
 
Reminder to All Trainees
Have you sent the College your signed, prospective Application for Vocational Training (AVT) for your 2016 position? Please remember, this is required within 30 days of commencing any training position (including deferred training).
 
Without a prospective AVT and training fees, your CICM trainee benefits will be restricted. See AVT Submission Instructions for further details on the submission process. If you are not sure if we received your signed form, please have a look at the training tab on your Members Portal. 

For further information, please contact training@cicm.org.au.
 
Regional Committee News
Queensland
The QLD Regional Committee held their first meeting for 2016 and are busy planning the Formal Project Workshop for Friday 15 April, an invitation with more details will be sent around shortly.
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‚ÄčThe annual Trainee Formal Project Presentation dinner is also being planned for the evening of Tuesday 13 September. More details to be announced soon!

SOT Workshop / Trainee Mapping Meeting 
hosted by QRC and Queensland Health 
Friday 27 May, Brisbane.
More details to be announced soon! 
Tasmania
The TAS Regional Committee held their first meeting for the year on Thursday 18 February, and discussed upcoming projects for 2016.
New South Wales
The NSW Regional Committee are holding a meeting Wednesday 30 March, and will be discussing plans for 2016.
Victoria
The VIC Regional Committee have their first meeting for 2016 on Tuesday 1 March. After a successful Trainee Research Presentation Evening in 2015 the committee will begin planning this for 2016.

To get in touch with your Regional Committee, please contact Kayla Hargood, kaylah@cicm.org.au
 
Supervisor of Training Workshops
Melbourne 2016
The College conducted its first Supervisor of Training Workshop on Thursday 11 February in Melbourne. Facilitated by Dr Bronwyn Avard and A/Prof Bruce Lister, the workshop included sessions on providing feedback, remediating techniques for poorly performing trainee as well as a Q&A session on the current curriculum.
 
Feedback from the workshop so far has been positive with role playing, interactive discussions, and Q&A sessions being well received. The workshop was also a valuable networking tool for attendees and as well was an opportunity to ask questions regarding the current curriculum.

A further 3 workshops will also be held this year;
•   Thursday July 28 in Sydney
•   Thursday October 27th in Adelaide
•   New Zealand (dates to be confirmed)

To review the program outline, please click here. If you would like to register for any of the dates listed above, please click this link and follow the prompts.
 
If you are a Supervisor who lives outside of one of the above regions, the College will provide a return economy airfare and a nights’ accommodation if required. Please note that as a Supervisor, it is expected you attend one of the workshops as this is an opportunity for you to not only learn new skills and techniques but also to network with Supervisors from other regions. Supervisors can also claim CPD points for these workshops.

Overseas Aid Grant 
Dr Paul Speddy was a successful recipiant of the Overseas Aid Grant in 2015. He spent the time in Fiji and this is his story.

In 2015 I worked in the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva, Fiji, for 3 months courtesy of the College's overseas aid grant programme.

This opportunity to work in ICU in a developing neighbouring country was a valuable and worthwhile experience, shared by expatriate doctors working in Anaesthesia and Emergency Medicine on similar aid programmes.

Continue reading full article here.
 
Intensive Care Foundation - Event
Research Update and Networking Evening
The Intensive Care Foundation is holding a sponsored ‘Research update and networking evening’ on Thursday 3 March at The Alfred Centre in Melbourne.

Invitaiton and program available here
 
Council of Medical Colleges New Zealand
Best Practice Guide
To view the recently published CMC Best Practice Guide, please click here.
 
Essentials Of Transfusion Practice and Blood Management
16 March 2016
Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC

Transfusion practice and blood management workshop
for trainees
Registrars training in anaesthetics, ICU and emergency medicine are invited to a free workshop presented by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. The workshop aims to improve participants’ knowledge of blood management and transfusion therapy, and provide a practical approach to managing critically ill patients. It will be facilitated by transfusion medicine and critical care specialists.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday 16 March 2016 at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Read more or register.

CICM Events
CICM Management Course
2-3 March 2016
Sydney

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ONLY 1 SPACE LEFT! - Register Now

The 2 day course is specifically designed for trainees who are close to completion of training and our new 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
Communications Course - Adelaide
16 March 2016
Adelaide, SA


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 meeting, verbal skills, breaking bad and catastrophic news, and also includes interactive role plays with professional actors.

To register please click here.

For any queries, please contact Sarah McArthur, 
sarahmc@cicm.org.au
2016 Fellow Education Workshops
The College launched a series of Fellow Education Workshops in 2015 and following the success of these, dates and locations for 2016 have been confirmed and are listed below. The workshops will include discussions on trainees in your region and a pilot program on calibration activities. This is an excellent opportunity for Fellows to network with others in their region and also meet with College representatives. We strongly encourage all Fellows to come along.

If you have any questions regarding the workshops or registration, please contact Sarah McArthur,  sarahmc@cicm.org.au.
 
Location Date Venue
Perth, WA 7 April  Perth Convention & 
 Exhibition Centre
Darwin, NT 16 June The Vibe Hotel
Wellington, NZ 16 August TBC
Melbourne, VIC 25 August APLS Building
Brisbane, QLD 4 November TBC
Sydney, NSW 1 December TBC

CICM ASM 2016 - Adelaide
The next ASM Enews letter will be sent to you in early March.
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ICU Update - 2 June 2016
The program is now available on the ASM website
Workshop information will be available soon.
Visit the ASM website for further details, www.cicm-asm.org.au

ASM Abstract Submissions Close 10 March 
Do you have a keen interest in Research.
 
We invite you to submit your research as an abstract for one of the following categories. 
•    Felicity Hawker Medal Presentation
•    Best Free Paper Presentation
•    Short Paper Presentation
 
SUBMIT NOW
Supervisors of training, please encourage any trainee with Formal Projects to submit their application for the Felicity Hawker Presentation

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Early Bird Registrations close 31 March!
 
Visit the ASM Website for updates on the ICU Update, ASM and booking your trip to Adelaide. 

The college would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support.
 
Gold Sponsor
Ikaria(now a part of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals)
Silver Sponsor
Lifehealth Care
Bronze Sponsor
Nikkiso

New Fellows Conference - SAVE THE DATE
4-5 August
Byron Bay, NSW
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Positons Vacant
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

BASIC
23-24 February 2016 
Nepean Hospital, Kingswood NSW 
For more information please click here 

Obstetric Intensive Care Symposium
26-27 February 2016
Adelaide Oval, SA
For more information please click here 

Nepean Difficult Airway Course 
1 March 2016 
Nepean Hospital, Kingswood NSW
For more information please click here 

Toxicology (Simtox 2016)
9 March 2016
Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW
For more information please click here 
 
Essentials Of Transfusion Practice and Blood Management
16 March 2016
Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC
For more information please click here

ELSO-SWAC 2016 – First Time in the Middle East
March 16-19, 2016
Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
For more information please visit, http://elso-swac2016.org/ 

Melbourne Clinical Exam Course (MCEC)
17-18 March 2016 & 25-26 August 2016
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
For more infomation please click here 

The New Zealand Regional ANZICS Meeting 2016
30 March 2016
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, New Zealand
For more information please click here 

Critical Care Airway Management (CCAM Course) 
7 & 8 April and, 8 & 9 September 2016
Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW
For more infomation please click here

10th Annual Update in Paediatric Emergencies
8-10 April 2016
Peppers Resort, Noosa Queensland
For more information please click here 

Beyond RACE
13-15 April 2015
Nepean Hospital, Kingswood NSW
For more information please click here 

BASIC
27-28 April 2016
Nepean Hospital, Kingswood, NSW
For more information please click here 

Effective Management in Intensive Care Crises (EMICC)
28-29 April 216 & 1-2 December 2016
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
For more information please click here 

Beyond BASIC Nephrology
9-10 May 2016
Nepean Hospital, Kingswood, NSW
For more information please click here 

Nepean Critical Care General Ultrasound Course
14-15 May 2016
Nepean Hospital, Kingswood NSW
For more information please click here 

Beyond BASIC Mechanical Ventilation
30-31 May 2016
Nepean Hospital, Kingswood, NSW
For more information please click here 

Beyond Basic Nephrology
31 May - 1 June 2016
Manning Hospital, Taree, NSW
For more information please click here 

Mater CICM Primary Short Course
11 July - 15 July 2016
Mater Health Services, South Brisbane, QLD
Registration-form-Mater-CICM-short-course-2016For 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/