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 13

8AM

Registration

9AM

An epidemic of empyema

10AM

Neurosurgical emergencies

11AM

Break

11:45AM

A systematic approach to cervical spine injuries

6PM

MEDIQ Welcome Reception


 

SaTURDAY, APRIL 14

8AM

Registration

9AM

Decision making in emergency care

10AM

Medico-legal challenges

11AM

Break

11:45AM

Cranial decompression: the physician's view

2PM

Difficult airway workshop


 

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

8AM

Registration

9AM

Novel therapies in sepsis

10AM

Neurological crises in children

11AM

Break

11:45AM

ECMO-CPR: standard of care or a step too far?


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 13, 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 John Lawson

Dr Lawson is a paediatric neurologist who trained in Sydney before pursuing post-graduate studies at Miami Children's. He has a PhD in neuroimaging of epilepsy and is currently a senior staff neurologist at Sydney Children's Hospital.

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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Dr Fran Lockie

Dr Lockie is a paediatric emergency physician at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, following training and post-graduate work in Sydney and BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver. Interests include trauma and airway management.

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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 Rajesh Reddy

Dr Reddy is a neurosurgeon at Prince of Wales Hospital (currently head of department) and Sydney Children's Hospital. He has a special interest in spinal, tumour and trauma surgery in children and adults.

 

Dr Johnny Millar

Dr Millar is deputy director of Intensive Care, Head of Cardiac Intensive Care at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and chair of the paediatric examination committee of the College of Intensive Care Medicine.  His interests include ECLS, heart failure and transplantation and long-term outcomes after intensive care treatment.

 

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.