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College of Intensive Care Medicine
of Australia and New Zealand


 
 

CICM e-news

20 April 2016

First Part Exam
The written component of the First Part Examination was recently held in February. Out of 42 candidates that sat the written exam, 33 candidates have been invited to sit the oral component. The oral exam will be held in Melbourne and is scheduled for next Thursday and Friday, 28 - 29 April. 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, friedak@cicm.org.au
 

'A History of the Intensive Care Unit within the Family
of Royal Perth Hospital'- written by Geoffery Clarke
The College recently received a copy of 'A History of the Intensive Care Unit within the Family of Royal Perth Hospital' 
written by Dr Geoffery Clarke. Once we had a look through the book we knew it was something to let our members know about. So we asked Geoffery to provide us with information on how you can obtain a copy of this interesting read.
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To date the feedback on ‘A History of the Intensive Care Unit within the Family of Royal Perth Hospital’ has been extremely positive. The usual comment is “I thought the book would be pretty dry reading” but its not like that at all!  It was written to acknowledge people who actually work at the ‘coal face’ within a hospital. The book covers much more than a history of ICU per se. Such a unit cannot exist in isolation and is dependent on the help and services of many individuals and departments. A broad range of hard working innovative individuals are thus covered. Brief accounts of many departments are included.

The reader will find there are case histories, sections on both IC nurse and medical training as well as accounts of both humorous and very sad situations. Past trainees who replied to emails concerning their time in RPH ICU are all included and also provide interested reading.

As the bulk of people working in ICU are nurses they receive special attention.

The book costs $25 plus postage and profits go to the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation. To obtain a copy contact Emily Cook, emily.cook@health.wa.gov.au or phone one of the other MRF staff on 08 92243942

Website Review
Our website launched nearly 12 months ago and we are currently seeking your feedback on content, functionality and overall usability. We would love to know what you think so please email your comments to our communications department at the college, communications@cicm.org.au.
 

 
Norva Dahlia Foundation Study Grant
2016 Grant Application Round
The Norva Dahlia Study Grant is made available by a donation from the family of Norva Dahlia Potter, who was a patient in the intensive care unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Its purpose is to assist Fellows or advanced/core trainees of the College in furthering their professional and scientific training in intensive care medicine. The Grant may be used for a specific short term project, or for costs associated with a short period of study overseas. (Attendance at an overseas conference would not normally be regarded as a period of study.) Recipients will be expected to deliver a tangible outcome from the project or period of study, for example a publication or presentation at a significant scientific meeting.
 
Value: Up to $5,000
Eligibility: Current CICM Fellows or Advanced/Core Trainees
Priority:   Recently graduated Fellows (within 5 years of graduation)
Closing Date: 22 April 2016

Grant applications will be reviewed by an assessment panel appointed by the CICM Board. A maximum of two grants will be awarded in any one year.

Projects and study should be of direct relevance to intensive care practice and of a high scientific standard. Applications will be considered in both basic and applied research in addition to a period of defined study with demonstrable return to the intensive care community.

A final report will be due at the end of the project.

For more information and to request an application form, please contact Phil Hart by email at philh@cicm.org.au 
 
 
Regional Committee News
QRC Presentation Evening
13 September 2016 | Brisbane
More details to be announced soon.
 
QLD Supervisor Workshop / Trainee Mapping Meeting 
hosted by the QRC and Queensland Health Friday 27 May, Brisbane. More details to be announced soon.
 
Victoria & Tasmania Presentation Evening
4 November 2016 | Melbourne
More details to be announced soon.
 
Regional Committee Elections
It’s election year for New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia Regional Committees. Nominations for elections have been emailed out to Fellows. Please forward these to Kayla Hargood by 5:00pm AEST on Friday 22 April 2016.

To get in touch with your Regional Committee, please contact Kayla Hargood, kaylah@cicm.org.au

 
Intensivist Parent Support Network
The Intensivist Parent Support Network was formed in 2015 by a group of ICU trainees and Fellows to promote a happier and more satisfying work-family balance. Its goal is to provide a forum and practical resource for trainees and Fellows who are planning or raising a young family to discuss their challenges, seek support, network for job-share or part-time opportunities, and to advocate for better training and work conditions to facilitate combining career with family. 

We can be found at theintensivistparent.com.au, or
on facebook at intensivistparentSN.


CICM Events
New Fellows Conference | 4 - 5 August  2016
Planning is underway for the 2016 New Fellows Conference in Byron Bay. The organising committee have held their first meeting with a program being drafted. Topics will include; Welfare; looking after yourself and others, what makes you a good consultant, the important of non-clinical activities, dealing with difficult colleagues and medico legal work. 

If you would like to register your interest in attending the conference, please contact Lisa Davidson, lisad@cicm.org.au.
 
2016 Fellow Education Workshops
The next worksop will be held in Darwin, Northern Territory  on Thursday 16 June 2016. 

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 below.  These workshops are a chance for Fellows to discuss trainees in their region, participate in calibration activities while providing the opportunity to discuss the training program with other Fellows in the same region. We strongly encourage all Fellows to come along so if you have any questions regarding the workshops, please contact Sarah McArthur on sarahmc@cicm.org.au.
 
Location Date Venue
Darwin, NT 16 June The Vibe Hotel
Wellington, NZ 16 August TBC
Brisbane, QLD 4 November TBC
Sydney, NSW 1 December TBC

CICM ASM 2016 - Adelaide

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What’s our 2016 ASM Program?
Join us as we explore themes ranging from mindfulness and optimal performance under stress to the interaction between mind and machine in the form of clinical information systems.
 
We will discuss and deliberate:
• Neurosurgical and neurological issues relevant to ICU
• Traumatic brain injury
• Subarachnoid haemorrhage
• Perioperative management of arteriovenous malformations and stroke. And much more…
 
Our 2016 International speakers are experts from United Kingdom, Professor David Menon, the United States, Professor Jeremy Kahn and Professor Ognjen Gajic .

View our National Speakers who are leaders in the field of the complex theme of Minds and Machines.

Social Program
Welcome Function on Friday 3 June.
Join us for what promises to be a robust and interactive wine tasting.  Put your taste buds to the test and you could go in the draw to win a bottle of Penfolds Grange 2010.

Saturday night is our ASM Dinner and Graduation Ceremony.  A great night to welcome our New Fellows, catch up with colleagues and friends.

Enjoy music from local band The Holeproofs before heading off to enjoy some of Adelaide’s nightlife.

ICU UPDATE  
• For our Fellows, an interesting program has been designed to update you on, 
• Resuscitation
• Antimicrobial Use
• Non Invasive Ventilation
• Echo
• Delirium
• An Intensivist in Africa: managing an epidemic.  
WHAT’S ON AT THE ASM

ULTRASOUND SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP EVENING SESSION
Thursday 2 June, 17:00 - 20:00
Are you planning to attend the CICM ASM in Adelaide and are interested in critical care ultrasonography? There will be an additional session on critical care ultrasound on Thursday 2 June from 1700-2000 after the echo/ultrasound Workshop.  An update of the USIG recommendations will be provided in addition to presentations of current echo/ultrasound research studies from ICUs in Australia.  All are very welcome and encouraged to attend!

Don’t forget to register your attendance on the CICM ASM Registration form.

TRAINEE SESSION - LIFE AFTER THE FELLOWSHIP
Friday 3 June 17:30-18:00

In this session four presenters will briefly outline four possible fellowships that can enhance your time between graduation and consultant job. You are a consultant for a very long time. Be inspired to use this time to your best advantage.
 
SATURDAY BREAKFAST SESSION 
Lung ultrasound – Inspiration or over-blown?
Saturday 4 June | 07:45 – 08:45 | Sit down breakfast Included.
Sponsored by : LifeHealthcare

Lung ultrasound has become a “hot” topic in recent ICU publications and international guidelines describing its diagnostic utility have been published. However, some findings can be strongly influenced by characteristics of the ultrasound machine and transducer used; the terminology used for some findings is idiosyncratic and potentially confusing; and despite the publication of many different and sometimes complicated imaging protocols, there remains no standardised approach to the use of lung ultrasound in the critically ill.
MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP
Saturday 4 June | 14:15 - 16:00 | Running Concurrently with 9A 
The use of mindfulness for stress management, resilience building and wellbeing in health care settings Read more..

Register for any of these sessions when you register for the ASM - cicm-asm.org.au
 
The college would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support of the ASM.

    
 
Visit the ASM Website for updates on the ICU Update, ASM and booking your trip to Adelaide. 
 
2018 ASM - HAVE YOUR SAY - SURVEY
Hobart is the destination of our 2018 ASM and the organising committee would like to hear from you. We are conducting a brief survey, so take this opportunity to let us know what you would like to see at your meeting.
 

PAEDIATRIC BASIC COURSE - Register Today
23 & 24 November 2016 | Melbourne
Paediatric BASIC is a 2 day interactive course comprising lectures, workshops and skills stations covering the basic knowledge and skills. 

The course is also suitable for
• Registrars with experience in Adult Intensive Care, who are considering working in PICU or in regional intensive care units where they may be involved in resuscitation , stabilization (often prior to transport to a tertiary centre).
• Junior Paediatric Intensive Care Doctors
• Trainees in Paediatric or emergency medicine.
MANAGEMENT SKILLS COURSE 2017
The 2017 dates for this course are now been confirmed:
• Wellington: NZ  30 & 31 March 2017
• Brisbane 7 & 8 September 2017

To register your interest contact Steph, stephg@cicm.org.au

 
Positons 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 communications@cicm.org.au

View the full list of Positions Vacant on our website,  http://cicm.org.au/Resources/Positions-Vacant
Critical Care Fellowship - Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Registrars - Intensive Care Medicine – 2017 Training Year
Applications close Sunday 22 May 2016

Intensive Care Medicine Registrars 
Applications close Sunday 22 May 2016

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

Specialist Intensivist - Wavelength International Recruitment

Medical Officers - Mount Isa and Cairns - Royal Flying Doctors

Resident Medical Officers - Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital

Hospital Medical Officer - St George Private Hospital     

Intensive Care Registrars (various postions) - Global Medics 

 
The National Blood Authority has commenced a review of the Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 1 – Critical Bleeding/Massive Transfusion (Module 1). This review is being conducted as a pilot to test various approaches to update the Guidelines. The aim is to use the lessons learned from the update of Module 1 to update the remaining modules using more efficient and cost-effective methodologies.The Patient Blood Management Guidelines progress update for the November 2015 – March 2016 quarter is now available on the National Blood Authority website by clicking the link above. 


AMA Public Health Awards 
Nominations are now open for the 2016 AMA Public Health Awards, for which the recipients will be announced at the AMA National Conference to be held in Canberra on 27-29 May 2016. 
The AMA Public Health Awards provide well-deserved recognition of the extraordinary contribution doctors and associated health groups make to health care and public health.

In 2016, the AMA is calling for nominations for awards in the following categories:
• AMA Excellence in Healthcare Award
• Woman in Medicine Award
• Women's Health Award
• Men's Health Award
• Youth Health Award

A full description of the criteria for nominations, and information on how to nominate, is available to download here.  

Nominations must be received by COB Friday 22 April 2016. 

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

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

Talking Death and Death Law - Minimizing Dr Risk
2 May 2016
Brisbane, QLD
For more inforamtion please click here

Paediatric BASIC Course (Adelaide)
6-7 May 2016
Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide
For more information please click here

Controversies in Civil and Military Trauma –
‘A Blast From The Past’

7 May 2016
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Brisbane, Australia
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 

The University of Sydney Postgraduate Information Evening
18 May 2016
The University of Sydney, NSW
For more information please click here

Women in Medical Leadership 
25 - 27 May 2016, QLD
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 

AuSPEN Advanced Clinical Nutrition Course
16 - 19 June 2016
Sydney, NSW
For more information please click here

The Teaching Course 
11 - 15 July 2016
Melbourne, VIC
For more information please click here

Mater CICM Primary Short Course
11 - 15 July 2016
Mater Health Services, South Brisbane, QLD
For more information please click here

Airway Course for Critical Care and Emergency (ACE)
16 July 2016
Sunshine Simulation Centre, Sunshine Hospital, VIC
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 

2016 Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators Conference 
12 - 15 October 2016
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, QLD
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

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/