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.
Expand your academic horizons and enjoy complimentary breakfast and afternoon refreshments each day.
SUN JAN 13
The Welcome Reception - Remedy Bar, Four Seasons Vail
MON JAN 14
Beyond surviving sepsis
2018 year in review: landmark papers
Mechanical ventilation and decision support
Burnout, bore-out and existential futility
TUE JAN 15
Acid-base: theory and practice
Physiologic derangements in critical illness
WED JAN 16
The difficult airway
Human factors in emergencies
Non-invasive monitoring: towards a line-free ICU
Ethical dilemmas in intensive care
THU JAN 17
Nutrition in critical illness
The microbiome and the inflammatory response
FRI JAN 18
Guidelines, protocols and the (lost) art of medicine
Is there a role for AI in clincial medicine?
ARDS and ECMO in the post-EOLIA era
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
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.
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.
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.
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.