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College of Intensive Care Medicine

of Australia and New Zealand

CICM e-news

12 October 2015

Exams 2015
Second Part
The oral component of the Second Part Examination is being held next week in Adelaide, Thursday 15 - Friday 16 October. We would like to wish all candidates attending the best of luck. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Frieda Keo, frieda@cicm.org.au

Exam Trainee Workshop
The next Exam Trainee Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday 8 December 2015, and will be held in Sydney.With the aid of College examiners and a guest speaker, this workshop is aimed at assisting candidates prepare for the written component of all CICM examinations (First Part, Second Part, and Second Part Paediatric).

Only registered CICM trainees that have sat a CICM written exam at least once are eligible to attend the workshop.

If you would like to attend and/or have any questions, please contact Frieda Keo, frieda@cicm.org.au before Friday 20 November 2015.
Reminder To All Trainees
Have you sent the College your signed, prospective Application for Vocational Training (AVT) for your current position? Please remember, this is required within 30 days of commencing any training position (including unaccredited 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.
Member Survey - The Choosing Wisely Campaign
The Choosing Wisely campaign began in 2012 as an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Following this beginning, similar initiatives developed in Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan and now Australia. Choosing Wisely Australia is led by Australia's medical colleges and societies and facilitated by NPS MedicineWise. The goal of Choosing Wisely Australia is to start conversations between consumers and clinicians about unnecessary tests, interventions and procedures, enhancing the quality of care and, where appropriate, reducing unnecessary care. 

In early 2015 the first group of Australian medical colleges to participate in the campaign launched their lists of five overused or unnecessary tests, interventions and procedures. These can be viewed at the Choosing Wisely website http://www.choosingwisely.org.au  

CICM has agreed to be part of the second round of participating colleges, in conjunction with ANZICS, and a joint working party has been developing a short list of tests and procedures which will then be reduced to the final list of five through surveying all Fellows of CICM and Members of ANZICS. You will receive an email request to participate in this survey within the next few days.

Further information about the Choosing Wisely campaign is available on their website, or if you would like specific information about our College’s involvement, please contact Phil Hart at philh@cicm.org.au
CICM Formal Projects
Have you had your CICM Formal Project requirement ticked off yet? Please ensure you submit a project which meets the Formal Project Requirements to the College with plenty of time to spare. Project assessments are thorough and can take up to 8 weeks. If you are looking for ideas and would like to see what others have had approved, visit the ‘Education’ tab of your Members Portal and have a look at ‘Resources’.

For further clarification please contact Jennifer Condon, jennifer@cicm.org.au 

Regional Committee News
New South Wales 
NSW Trainee Research Presentation Evening
The NSW are holding a trainee research presentation evening on Monday 7th December in Sydney. NSW trainees are invited to present their completed formal projects at an approved forum. Please register your interest to present to Kayla Hargood, kaylah@cicm.org.au by 14th October.

NSWTrainee Education Day
Friday October 30 from 09:00 - 16:00
The next Trainee Education Day will cover the topic of sepsis will be held at Nepean Hospital. To register your interest contact Kayla Hargood kaylah@cicm.org.au

Fellow Education Workshop
The QRC in conjunction with Queensland Health Intensive Care Training Pathway, is hosting a Fellow Education Workshop on Friday 6th November at the Clinical Skills Development Service 8:30am – 5:00pm. With a program that focusses on Workplace Based Assessments. Register online by Friday 23rd October.

QRC Trainee Research Presentation Evening
The QRC are holding a Trainee Research Presentation Evening on Friday 6 November. Sponsored by Pfizer, at Clovely Estate Wine Cellar Door from 7:00pm.

Trainees - To register your interest in presenting contact Kayla Hargood, kaylah@cicm.org.au by Friday October 23.

Fellows - Please register online by Friday 23rd October
VRC Trainee Research Presentation Evening
The VRC are hosting a Trainee Research Presentation Evening on Thursday 19 November from 6pm, at Palate Restaurant, Prahran. Please RSVP by 23rd October. 

We highly encourage all Fellows and SOT’s from Melbourne and the wider Victorian region to attend this evening of presentations and college networking. 

More details on the event can be found on the website,

Anyone interested in contacting their Regional Committee or registering for these events should contact Kayla Hargood, Kaylah@cicm.org.au

CICM Events 

CICM Management Skills Course
2-3 March 2016


REGISTER TODAY – Numbers will be limited

The 2 day course is specifically designed for Trainees who are close to completion of training and our college 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.

For more information contact Steph Gershon,  stephg@cicm.org.au

ASM 2016

CICM 2016 ASM Website is now live!

View the latest programinvited speakers 
and what to do in South AustraliaASM2016-(1).PNG

This ASM will be like no other. With the theme of ‘Minds and Machines” we have gone beyond a focused single system conference to look at how our minds work, how we treat the damaged brain and on the machinery that is becoming increasingly used for organ support and diagnosis. We have exciting local and international speakers presenting interesting and thought provoking topics that can’t be found from a text book.

Our International Guests include,
Professor Jeremey Kahn from the University of Pittsburgh
Professor David Menon from Cambridge University 
Professor Professor Ognjen Gajic from the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota

Abstract Submissions open 10th December and will be offered in the following categories;

- Felicity Hawker Medal
- Free Paper
- Electronic Posters

Join us in Adelaide for what promises to be a topical, lively event that is not to be missed.

Supervisor Workshops 
SOT-Workshop-Save-the-Date-(1).jpgThe College will be launching a series of workshops next year for all approved Supervisors of Training.
- Thursday February 11, Melbourne
- Thursday July 28, Sydney
- Thursday October 27, Adelaide

​New Zealand dates and locations will be finalised soon Further details (including a program outline) will be forwarded to all Supervisors within the coming weeks.
Fellow Education Workshops
Auckland, December 15 2015
Wellington, December 17 2015

These workshops include trainee mapping exercises with a focus on individual trainee’s predicted training pathway for the next few years and to identify required non ICU rotations, and to assist Supervisors in giving realistic advice to trainees about their training plans. The workshops will also include a professional development session in the afternoon with simulation activities with actors, previous sessions have included giving feedback.

Auckland Registration Form
Wellington Registration Form

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

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

Cardiovascular Consequences of Sleep Disorder
21 October 2015
Melbourne, VIC
For more information please visit www.sleep.org.au

Effective Management of Intensive Care Crises (EMICC) 
22 - 23 October 2015
Melbourne, VIC
For more information please visit http://www.emicc.com.au

Intensive Care Foundation Masterclass - Strategies to Improve Outcomes in ICU
28 October 2015
Auckland, New Zealand
For more information please click here

29 - 31 October 2015
Auckland, New Zealand
For more information please visit http://intensivecare.org.nz/

Transcranial Doppler Course 
1-2 November 2015
The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane
For more information please click here

Goal Directed Basic Echo for Critical Care Physicians
(3 day course)

4 - 6 November 2015
Ultrasound Training Solutions, Melbourne, VIC
For more information and to register please click here

The Myths of Fluid Management
6 November 2015
University of Southern Queensland, SA
For more information please click here.

Beyond BASIC Mechanical Ventilation
12-13 November 2015
ICET, Nepean Hospital, NSW
For more information please click here

Acute Stroke Treatment Workshop
14 November 2015
Melbourne, VIC
For more information please click here

Ultrasound for Intensive Care (3 day course)
18 - 20 November 2015
Ultrasound Training Solutions - Melbourne VIC
For more information and to register please click here

ICU Intensive Care Emergencies Course
24-25 November 2015
Box Hill, VIC
For more information please click here

Beyond BASIC Intensive Care Nephrology
26 -27 November 2015
ICET, Nepean Hospital, NSW
For more information click here

Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology Conference 2015
1 December 2015
University of Western Australia, WA
For more information please visit www.apamt2015.com

Monash Paediatric BASIC Course
7 December 2015 
Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne
For more information please click here

BASIC Assessment & Support Intensive Care
7 - 8 December 2015
ICET, Nepean Hospital, NSW
For more information click here.

5th New Zealand Anaesthesia Part 0 Course
15 December 2015
Auckland, NZ
For more informaiton please click here

6th Annual Winter Symposium in Intensive Care, Anaesthesia & Emergency Medicine
10 - 15 January 2015
Four Seasons Resort, Vail, Colorado USA
For more information please visit www.colloquium.com.au

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.

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,

Organ Donation Family Conversation Workshop
5 November 2015, Auckland, New Zealand
The core workshop is a two day workshop which provides training to a range of health professionals working in organ, eye and tissue donation. The workshops aim to provide increased knowledge, understanding and skills in having conversations with potential donor families and ensuring that families are provided with sufficient information to make a proactive, informed and enduring donation decision.
For more details click here.
Intensive Care Foundation Workshop
The Intensive Care Foundation is proud to announce that, thanks to the generous sponsorship of world-leading medical and technology services company, Covidien, complimentary registration is now being offered for a special Masterclass and open forum to be held on Wednesday, 28 October, 2015 from
1-5pm at SkyCity Conference Centre, Auckland.

For more information click here  or view the Registration Form
Erratum - Manchester ICU Positions
This erratum is in reference to the article published in the September enews titled "Manchester ICU Positions". Please note, as this is not a CICM accredited unit, pre-approval is required. 

Please contact training@cicm.org.au for further information.
Auckland School of Medicine - Survey on doctors attitude towards assisted dying.
All New Zealand doctors are invited to participate in research being conducted by The University of Auckland School of Medicine, to explore the range of attitudes of medical practitioners towards legalising physician-assisted dying in New Zealand. For further information and to access the link to the survey, click here.

Fellow Profiles
If you know someone with an interesting intensive care story let us know.  We are looking for stories to feature in our enewsletter as a Fellow Profile. Contact, heatherd@cicm.org.au