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 12
The Welcome Reception - Remedy Bar, Four Seasons Vail
MON JAN 13
Protecting the brain: current practice and future directions
Neurodevelopmental outcomes after extreme prematurity
The agitated adolescent
ARDS and ECMO in the post-EOLIA era
TUE JAN 14
Protective ventilation in children
Novel ventilatory strategies in severe lung disease
WED JAN 15
The dark side of research
Truth and significance: statistical pitfalls in the medical literature
Guideline development and implementation
CRISPR: a new genetic paradigm
THU JAN 16
IV fluids in critical illness
Chloride, nephrotoxicity and mortality
FRI JAN 17
Saving lives with big data
The role of AI in critical care
Recognition and management of the unwell neonate
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
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.
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.
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 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.