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 audience.


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




The Welcome Reception - Fireside Lounge, Four Seasons Vail





Protocols and simulation: is this the future of acute care training?

Algorithmic medicine: can software improve patient care?


CPR - where to from here?


Nutrition in critical illness




Procedural sedation: tales of the unexpected

Altered states: delirium and withdrawal


Free Papers





Why research matters

2016 year in review: landmark papers that will change practice


Cardiac interventions in the elderly: why should we bother?


End of life care: whose decision is it?




Physician burnout: inevitable or avoidable?

The obstetric patient with critical illness


Free Papers





Oxygen toxicity

Advances in trauma management


Emerging trends in antibiotic resistance


Meeting close


The Welcome Reception.

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

6 pm, Sunday January 8, The Four Seasons



Approved for CPD by CICM (Category 2A, 1 point per hour) and ACEM approval #13082 (group learning, 1 point per hour).

A world-class faculty.

Our international faculty comprises leaders in critical care, emergency medicine, anaesthesia, natural sciences, ethics and the law. 

Dr Andrew Hoyle

Andrew Hoyle qualified from Guy's & St Thomas' hospitals and subsequently worked as a hospital physician in renal and high dependency medicine.  Andrew was also called to the Bar and completed his pupillage at 3 Serjeants' Inn which is one of the UK's leading chambers specialising in clinical negligence and medical law.

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.

Prof David Brieger

Professor Brieger is the Director of coronary care and coronary interventions at Concord Hospital. He has a particular interest in antithrombotic agents and the promotion of high quality care for patients during and following their hospitalisation.


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 Susan Hertzberg

Susan Hertzberg is an emergency physician at the Prince of Wales Hospital. She has an interest in ethics  and law and has a Masters of Health Law. She is a senior conjoint lecturer in Medicine and tutors medical students in ethics at the University of New South Wales.

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 Christoph Camphausen

Christoph Camphausen trained in paediatric cardiology at Bad Oeynhausen, Germany and after a distinguished career as a paediatric cardiologist pursed post-graduate studies in health informatics. 

Dr Gordon Flynn 

Gordon Flynn trained at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and is currently an intensive care physician at Prince of Wales Hospital. Interests include health economics and solid organ transplantation.

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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