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College of Intensive Care Medicine

of Australia and New Zealand

CICM e-news

19 January 2016

Designation of Accredited Units
The importance of changing the designation of accredited units from ‘Unlimited’ to ‘General Training’ has been discussed by the Board of the College and has recently been approved. Your accreditation will remain the same – however, our website, professional documentation and all outgoing correspondence from the College will be updated accordingly.
To assist you with these changes please click here to review examples.
2015 Quality of Training Survey Results
The training department sends out a survey twice a year to all trainees who have recently completed (or are about to complete) a period of training. The results of the survey are reviewed by the College Education Committee and a summary is presented to the Board. Apart from responding to the  direct questions many trainees also provide comments, which are extremely useful in augmenting the data received. Most of the comments are positive about the training experience, but some also provide valuable insights into possible problems at particular training sites.

To view the survey summary results click here..
Hospital Accreditation
Expressions of Interest  for Trainee Representatives 
The College is seeking expressions of interest from senior registrars who wish to be involved in hospital accreditation inspections. Being part of an accreditation team provides a great learning opportunity for trainees and provides insight into how other units and hospitals operate. 

To register your interest please contact Natasha Wilson, natashaw@cicm.org.au.
Supervisor of Training Workshops
The College’s supervisors of training you are a vital part of the training program. To develop and enhance the skills of our supervisors, the College is running four "Supervisor of Training Workshops” in 2016.

The program will include sessions on feedback, remediation of the poorly performing trainee and time for discussion and questions from supervisors.

Please click here to review the program outline.

The workshops will be facilitated by Dr Bronwyn Avard (Director – Canberra Hospital) and A/Prof Bruce Lister (Director of Professional Affairs - Education, CICM).

The dates and locations are as follows;
     - Thursday February 11th in Melbourne
     - Thursday July 28th in Sydney
     - Thursday October 27th in Adelaide
     - New Zealand (dates to be confirmed)

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.

If you would like to register for any of the dates listed above, please click this link and follow the prompts.

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/techniques but also to network with supervisors from other regions. Supervisors can also claim CPD points for these workshops.

The final deadline for reserving a place at the Melbourne Workshop is Thursday 4 February 2016.

CICM Events
CICM Management Skills Course
2-3 March 2016

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 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 email Sarah McArthur, sarahmc@cicm.org.au.
Fellow Education Workshop
4 March 2016
The Fellow Education Workshop is being held on 4 March 2016. It's a day dedicated to a structured approach to performance feedback, simulation feedback with professional actors and a presentation by the Regional Chair. To register click here

If you have any queries, please email Sarah McArthur, sarahmc@cicm.org.au
CICM ASM 2016 - Adelaide
Stay tuned for a full ASM eNewsletter coming out soon..
ASM Abstract Submissions Now Open! - Click Here
This conference promises to be informative and provocative and should not be missed. We would like to invite researchers to submit abstracts either relating directly to the theme of Minds and Machines, or those of high quality papers with more general interest.

Submitting an Abstract
Felicity Hawker Medal Presentations 
CICM trainees are invited to submit an abstract related to their Formal Project. The best  four submissions will be invited to present their project at the Felicity Hawker Session of the ASM.

Best Free Paper Session 
We invite researchers to submit their project for presentation at this important session of the ASM. Projects relating to the theme of Mind and Machines will be well suited to this session.

Short Paper Session 
Researchers are invited to submit for the Short Paper Session.  This session will be held concurrently with the Best Free Paper Session on Saturday 4 June 2016.

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
Plan a holiday to Adelaide
Ozaccom are our Accommodation providers for the 2016 ASM in Adelaide. Ozaccom have negotiated rates with a number of local hotels and offer great options for your stay during the ASM. Please click on the link below to see accommodation options and booking process.

Accomodation Bookings
Ozaccom can also assist you with your travel arrangements, to do this please continue on after you have booked your accommodation.

Travel & Leisure
To suit those with a busy conference schedule, or those with a little more time to spare before or after the event, the Adelaide Convention Bureau is delighted to offer you a range of enticing touring experiences.

There is something to suit every taste, schedule and budget.
Click the link for more informtaion, http://bit.ly/1Sl5RMW​

Positions Vacant
Courses and Events
To advertise a course or event in future newsletters please complete this this form and email our Communications Department, communications@cicm.org.au.

To view all courses and events visit our website, 

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

ECHO Brisbane
22 January 2016
Sunland Village, Brisbane
For more information please click here

Monash BASIC Course
10-12 February 2016 (more 2016 dates)
Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria
Fore more information click here

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

South Australian Intensive Care Fellowship Exam 'Tubs' Course​
10 February 2016
South Australian Intensive Care Association (SAICA), 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

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

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

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

Intensive Care Nephrology “Beyond BASIC”
31 May - 1 June 2016
Manning Hospital, Taree, 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

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, 

The SA CICM Primary Course
Various Dates
For more information please visit,

ABC for Critical Skills Workshop
Various Date in 2016
For more information please visit,

Cardiac Skills Australia - Focused Cardiac/Echo Workshop
Multiple Dates and Locations
For more information please visit,

ETM Course 
Multiple Dates and Locations
For more information please visit,

Survey - Consultation on Radiology Written Report Guidelines
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists is conducting a review of the guidelines for written radiology reports and is inviting comment from stakeholders via an online survey.

The survey (and a link to the existing guidelines) is accessible at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WrittenReportGuidelineReview