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 12

6-8PM

The Welcome Reception - Remedy Bar, Four Seasons Vail

 

MON JAN 13

7-10AM

 

Protecting the brain: current practice and future directions

Neurodevelopmental outcomes after extreme prematurity

4-7PM

The agitated adolescent

 

ARDS and ECMO in the post-EOLIA era

TUE JAN 14

7-10AM

 

Protective ventilation in children

Novel ventilatory strategies in severe lung disease

4-7PM

Free Papers

 

WED JAN 15

7-10AM

 

The dark side of research

Truth and significance: statistical pitfalls in the medical literature

4-7PM

Guideline development and implementation

 

CRISPR: a new genetic paradigm

THU JAN 16

7-10AM

 

IV fluids in critical illness

Chloride, nephrotoxicity and mortality

4-7PM

 

Free Papers

FRI JAN 17

7-10AM

 

Saving lives with big data

The role of AI in critical care

4-7PM

Recognition and management of the unwell neonate

 

Meeting close


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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 12, 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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Prof Simon Finfer

Prof Finfer is a practicing critical care physician and an internationally renowned author and researcher with a key interest in the design and execution of large multi centre trials. He has played a major role in international collaborative research that has impacted directly on treatment and outcomes in critical care.

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 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

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 Andrew Numa

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

 
 

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