It's a great time to learn.

Get an early start with a mountain breakfast at our morning lectures, enjoy some fresh snow and sunshine on the slopes, and end your day with another stimulating academic session before exploring Vail’s nightlife or maybe just relaxing by an open fire. The academic program encompasses current issues in critical care, emergency medicine and anaesthesia and the relaxed format and strictly limited delegate numbers ensure close interaction between speakers and delegates.


Schedule.

Expand your academic horizons and enjoy complimentary breakfast and afternoon refreshments each day. 

 

SUN JAN 13

6-8PM

The Welcome Reception - Remedy Bar, Four Seasons Vail

 

MON JAN 14

7-10AM

 

Beyond surviving sepsis

2018 year in review: landmark papers

4-7PM

Mechanical ventilation and decision support

 

Burnout, bore-out and existential futility

TUE JAN 15

7-10AM

 

Acid-base: theory and practice

Physiologic derangements in critical illness

4-7PM

Free Papers

 

WED JAN 16

7-10AM

 

The difficult airway

Human factors in emergencies

4-7PM

Non-invasive monitoring: towards a line-free ICU

 

Ethical dilemmas in intensive care

THU JAN 17

7-10AM

 

Nutrition in critical illness

The microbiome and the inflammatory response

4-7PM

 

Free Papers

FRI JAN 18

7-10AM

 

Guidelines, protocols and the (lost) art of medicine

Is there a role for AI in clincial medicine?

4-7PM

ARDS and ECMO in the post-EOLIA era

 

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The Welcome Reception.

Your week in Vail starts here. Network with colleagues and meet our faculty, while enjoying complimentary fireside drinks and canapés at The Four Seasons' renowned Remedy Bar. 

6 pm, Sunday January 13, The Four Seasons


Accreditation.

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Approved for CPD by CICM (Category 2A, 1 point per hour) and ACEM (group learning, 1 point per hour).


A world-class faculty.

Our international faculty comprises leaders in adult, paediatric and neonatal intensive care and emergency medicine from Australia, Europe and North America.

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Dr Phil Black

Phil Black is a consultant anaesthetist at Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals.  He has a long standing interest in critical airway management and simulation and is an instructor at the Sydney Clinical Skills & Simulation Centre.

Prof Kit Newth

Research director, Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, CHLA; Professor of paediatrics, USC; Principal investigator, CPCCRN.  Prof Newth is a paediatric intensivist and respiratory physician with particular interest in acute respiratory pathophysiology.  He has been awarded numerous NIH research grants and published more than 200 peer reviewed manuscripts.

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A/Prof Simon Parsons

Professor Parsons trained in critical care in Melbourne, Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton before taking up his current position as section chief of critical care at Alberta Children's Hospital. Interests include guideline development, implementation, compliance measurement and outcome benefit in the ICU.

 

A/Prof Tracey O'Brien

Tracey O’Brien is the Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, Head of Clinical Service and Deputy Director of the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital.  Interests include stem cell transplant, health systems implementation, bioethics and law.

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Dr Andrew Hoyle

Dr Hoyle qualified from Guy's & St Thomas' hospitals in London and spent a number of years as a hospital physician before being called to the Bar, completing his pupillage at 3 Serjeants' Inn, one of the UK's leading chambers specialising in clinical negligence and medical law. 

 

Dr Gary Williams

Gary Williams trained in paediatrics and intensive care in Sydney and Texas and is currently the senior intensivist at SCH. Interests include sepsis pathophysiology and skeletal muscle physiology in critically illness. Gary has been an APLS instructor since 1997.

 

Dr Gordon Flynn

Gordon trained in anaesthesia at Guys & St Thomas' hospitals in London and is currently a senior intensivist and organ transplant co-ordinator at the Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney. 

Dr Barry Wilkins

Barry Wilkins is a senior intensivist at the Children's Hospital Westmead. Research interests include renal physiology and large data-set analysis.

Dr Andrew Numa

Andrew Numa trained in paediatrics at RCH Melbourne and completed a critical care Fellowship at CHLA before returning to Sydney Children's Hospital where he is currently director of Intensive Care and an honorary respiratory physician.

 
 

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