It's a great time to learn

Long-format lectures allow in-depth exploration of current key issues in emergency medicine, with ample time for discussion at the end of each session. During the afternoon, enjoy the beach or one of the many activities in and around Noosa, or attend one of our workshops. It's the perfect way to enhance your education and earn CPD points.


Provisional Program

Expand your academic horizons and enjoy complimentary refreshments at 11am each day. 

 

Friday, APRIl 12

8AM

Registration

9AM

High-flow oxygen: panacea or false promise?

10AM

Status epilepticus

11AM

Break

11:45AM

Paediatric stroke - recognition & management

6-8PM

Welcome Reception


 

SaTURDAY, APRIL 13

8AM

Registration

9AM

The unwell neonate

10AM

Right to refuse? Right to insist? When parents and doctors disagree

11AM

Break

11:45AM

An epidemic of empyema

2PM

Difficult airway workshop


 

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

8AM

Registration

9AM

Agitated adolescents

10AM

ENT emergencies

11AM

Break

11:45AM

Big data, AI and critical illness: a new paradigm


DIFFICULT AIRWAY WORKSHOP

Enhance your hands-on skills and fulfil ACEM procedural CPD requirements. Strictly limited numbers ensure you get the opportunity to sharpen your skills. The workshop covers a variety of approaches required to manage the patient with a difficult airway including video-assisted laryngoscopy, endoscopic and percutaneous surgical techniques.

 

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The Welcome Reception.

Your weekend in Noosa starts here. Network with colleagues and meet our faculty, while enjoying complimentary drinks and canapés at Peppers Noosa. 

6 pm, Friday April 12, Pre-Conference Terrace, Peppers


Accreditation

College of Intensive Care Medicine Category 2A, 1 point per hour

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Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, 9 CPD hours: group learning

Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine: ID 7068


A world-class faculty

Our faculty comprises senior practitioners in emergency medicine, critical care, anaesthesia, medicine and surgery from Australia's leading teaching hospitals. 

Dr Craig Walker

Dr Walker is an adult and paediatric intensivist, foundation director of paediatric ICU at Monash Medical Centre, and an examiner for RACP in Adult & Paediatric Medicine.  Interests include all aspects of physiology, the ethics and philosophy of medicine, and palliative care.

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Dr Marlene Soma

Dr Soma is a paediatric ENT surgeon with with interests in airway pathology, sleep disordered breathing, voice and swallowing problems. Her post-graduate training included  attachments at Great Ormond St, London and Cincinnati Children’s Medical Centre, Ohio.

Dr Phil Black

Dr Black is a consultant anaesthetist at Prince of Wales Hospital with a long standing interest in critical airway management and simulation. Phil is an instructor at the Sydney Clinical Skills & Simulation Centre.

 
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A/Prof Franz Babl

A/Prof Babl is a senior emergency physician at RCH Melbourne. He is the co-founder of the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT) Network and has led numerous multi-centre trials.

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Marie-Clare Elder

Marie-Clare is a legal practitioner specialising in health, medical negligence and personal injury litigation. She has acted as general counsel for the Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust and is currently head of MIGA's legal department in Sydney.

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Dr Meredith Ward

Dr Ward is a senior neonatologist at the Royal Hospital for Women and the Prince of Wales Private Hospital. Her research interests include the study of endogenous neural stem cells as a potential therapy for newborn brain injury. 

Dr Gary Williams

Dr Williams is a Senior intensivist at Sydney Children’s Hospital, coordinator of the home ventilation program and an APLS instructor since 1997. Interests include sepsis pathophysiology and management as well as skeletal muscle physiology in the critically ill patient.

 

Dr Andrew Numa

Dr Numa is the Director of Intensive Care and an honorary respiratory physician at Sydney Children’s Hospital. Research interests include acute respiratory pathophysiology and epidemiological studies from large critical care databases.