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CICM Board Election
1st April 2014
A reminder that the Call for Nominations for Board Elections will close on Monday 7 April. Please remember to send in your nominations to Phil Hart PhilH@cicm.org.au. If you did not receive a form, pl...
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Update - Middle Eastern Respiratory syndrome coronavirus
20th March 2014
Please click here for important updated information regarding: Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (update as of 20 March 2014) Future updates will be placed in this s...
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February Board Report
13th March 2014
The February Board Report is now available to review.
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CICM Board Election
1st April 2014

A reminder that the Call for Nominations for Board Elections will close on Monday 7 April. Please remember to send in your nominations to Phil Hart PhilH@cicm.org.au.

If you did not receive a form, please contact Sarah Vella via email, sarahv@cicm.org.au.

 

Update - Middle Eastern Respiratory syndrome coronavirus
20th March 2014

Please click here for important updated information regarding: Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (update as of 20 March 2014)

Future updates will be placed in this section of the CICM website.

Past updates: 20 February7 February28 November17 October3 October and 19 September 2013 

17 October, GPs: important MERS coronavirus advice for GPs (update as of 17 October 2013)

February Board Report
13th March 2014
The February Board Report is now available to review.
TGA Statutory Advisory Committee Vacancies February 2014
14th February 2014

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is currently undertaking a recruitment process to fill membership vacancies across the following statutory advisory committees:

·        The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medical Devices (ACSMD)
·        The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicines (ACSOM)
·        Therapeutic Goods Committee (TGC)

These committees provide independent expert advice to the Minister for Health and to the TGA on specific scientific and technical matters, which aids the TGA’s regulatory decision making and other regulatory processes. The TGA is seeking expressions of interest from experts who have expertise in relevant clinical or scientific fields or appropriate consumer issues and want to contribute to the regulation of therapeutic goods in Australia. Terms of appointment are for a period of up to three years, commencing in mid to late 2014.

As part of the TGA's targeted approach to promoting these vacancies, we are contacting relevant professional associations, academic institutions, industry bodies, key stakeholder groups and other prominent health experts and identified individuals to ensure appropriate reach and diversity. To support the TGA in this approach, we are seeking your assistance in communicating these vacancies within your membership networks and wider channels as you consider appropriate.

For your information, an advertisement was placed in the Weekend Australian newspaper on Saturday 1 February, as well as on the TGA website. Applications must be received by 5pm (AEST) Monday 3 March 2014.  Further information on the positions and instructions for submitting expressions of interest are available on the TGA website at: www.tga.gov.au/about/committees-expert-vacancies.htm

Online In-Training Evaluation Reports are now live
13th February 2014

The College is pleased to announce that the new online In-Training Evaluation Report (ITER) is now available via the Education link in the Members Portal.

The online ITER form replaces the paper-based In-Training Assessments (ITA). For training that commenced after 1 January 2014 an online ITER form must be completed.

ITER’s are generally required to be submitted for every six months of training. Three month assessments may be completed for anaesthesia, medicine or elective positions if the training term is less than six months duration. Please refer to the Regulations for more detailed information.

For trainees who commenced their current placement prior to 1 January 2014: Paper-based ITA form for the first six monthly assessment is required and the subsequent six monthly assessment must be completed using the online ITER form.

From 1 January 2014 onwards: The online ITER form must be completed.

Please refer to the Guide to completing the In-Training Evaluation Report for further information.

Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Surveillance Update - 31 January 2014
3rd February 2014

Please click here for the latest Department of Health Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Surveillance Update dated 31 January 2014.

Additional documentation, including important information and recommendations for GP’s, clinicians and laboratories on A (H7N9) can also be found on the Health website.

2014 ICU Update and ASM Registrations are now open!
22nd January 2014

The 2014 ICU Update and ASM Registrations are now open. 

The College of Intensive Care Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting (CICM ASM) has evolved from a continuing education seminar into a world-class scientific conference attracting renowned national and international speakers and intensive care specialists, senior trainees, and others who care for critically ill patients.

Brisbane in 2014 will see the next step in this evolution, with, for the first time, concurrent clinical and non-clinical sessions, debates and “hypotheticals”, a paediatric track involving both clinical simulation and lectures, moderated research poster presentations, and sessions focused specifically at senior trainees.


Visit the ASM Website for all registration and program information on both events.


TO REGISTER

Click here to register online  or
alternatively you may print off the attached registration form and return it to Stephanie Gershon


Please send all ASM and ICU Update enquiries to stephg@cicm.org.au

 

Download your ASM Registration Brochure here.

2014 ASM - Abstract submissions now open!
5th December 2013

2014 CICM ASM

Abstract submissions are now open!

Check our the ASM website for more information.

November Board Report - Important Curriculum News
2nd December 2013

The November Board report is now available to review. This report details resolutions made at the recent Board meeting regarding Curriculum Review, Trainee Selection and the First Part (Primary) Exam exemptions. 

Crit-IQ Discount Membership
7th October 2013
 
2012 Annual Report
27th May 2013

The 2012 Annual Report is now available here.

February Board Report
27th March 2013

The February Board report is now available to read, the report details the resolution made regarding a Trainee Selection Policy.

Board Nominations
13th March 2013

A call for nominations for the CICM Board was sent out to all Fellows,if you wish to nominate someone please fill out the form and return to the office by 5pm on 28th March.

If you did not receive a form please contact Lisa Davidson

Curriculum Newsletter
20th February 2013

The first Curriculum Review Project newletter has been sent out. To read all the updates on the curriculum review, click here.

Rural Update - Byron Bay
29th January 2013

Get in quick to secure a place at the Rural Update in Byron Bay, Bush Track to Boulevard. A registration form can be found here. For further information please contact Steph Gershon at the College; stephg@cicm.org.au.

ASM Registration
25th January 2013

Online registrations for the 2013 ASM are now open.

RACP Appeals Process
24th January 2013

The RACP recently informed affected Trainees that it was in discussions with the Australian Medical Council (AMC) about a Review process for those in Intensive Care Medicine.  Details of the appeals process have been released and can be found on their website, www.racp.edu.au/page/icm. Applications for Review open on 17 January 2013 and close on 1 March 2013.

IMPORTANT: If you require any documentation or assistance from the CICM, please ensure that you contact the College Training Department as soon as possible as your documentation may be archived. As there are numerous trainees affected please be aware that your requests will be seen to on a first come first serve basis and therefore could take several weeks. 

Curriculum Review Webpage
21st January 2013

Be sure to have a look at the new Curriculum Review Project webpage;

http://www.cicm.org.au/crp/home.php

Happy New Year
4th January 2013

Happy New Year to all our Fellows and Trainees. The College wishes you a very healthy and happy 2013.

Christmas Office Hours
20th December 2012

The College offices will close at 5pm Friday 21st December and re-open on Wednesday 2 January 2013.

Rural Update - Byron Bay - Registrations Open
16th November 2012

Registrations for the Byron Bay Rural Update are now open, Click here for the registration form.

October e-news
13th November 2012

The latest e-news is now available online.

Intensive Care Monitor Discount
8th August 2012

The Intensive Care Monitor is offering members of the College a 15% discount on subscriptions. Instructions on how to obtain this discount can be found here.

Members Portal Offline
27th July 2012

The College will be having the server replaced over the weekend, 28-29 July, this may result in the members portal being offline for some time. All work should be completed by Monday 30 July. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Changes to awarding of FRACP
6th July 2012

The RACP have announced changes regarding awarding of the FRACP to trainees who complete advanced training in intensive care medicine. 

A letter and FAQ‘s can be found in the Members' Portal

If you have any questions, please contact the RACP directly.

Online Registrations
20th June 2012

New trainee registrations are now online!! 

2012 ASM FULL
16th May 2012

Full registrations for the 2012 ASM are now closed. We are at full capacity on Friday 25th May, day registrations for Saturday and Sunday are still available. Please contact Steph Gershon.

ANZAC Day
24th April 2012

The Office will be closed on Wednesday 25th April for the ANZAC Day public holiday.

Members Portal Maintenance
5th April 2012

The College Members' Portal will be undergoing mandatory maintenance and will be unavailable for 24 hours starting from 5pm on Thursday 5th April. The ASM Website and Online Registrations will only be offline for 4 hours from 5pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Fellowship Exam Closing Date
31st January 2012
The closing date for the General Fellowship Exam is 5pm (AEDST) on Monday 6th February. 
ASM 2012 - Registration
27th January 2012
Registrations are now open for the 2012 ASM, follow the link to find the online registration form.
ASM Registrations
Primary Exam Closing Date
16th January 2012
The Primary Exam closing date is 5pm on Monday 23rd January, if you have any queries please contact Jade Downes.
Member's Portal Offline
13th January 2012

The College Members' Portal will be undergoing mandatory maintenance and will be unavailable for 24 hours starting from 5pm on Thursday 5th April. The ASM Website and Online Registrations will only be offline for 4 hours from 5pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Christmas Office Hours
23rd December 2011
The College will close at 4pm on Friday 23rd December and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 3rd January.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the staff at the College
Rural Update Course - Bush Track to Boulevard
6th December 2011
Registrations are now open for the Bush Track to Boulevard Rural Update Course, to be held in Byron Bay, March 1st - 2nd. 
The program, registration form and accommodation options can be found on the Courses and Events pages.
If you have any questions, please contact Steph Gershon at the College.
November e-news
14th November 2011
Check out the November e-news 

Online Library - Now Available
12th October 2011
After some unforseen technical difficulties were fixed, the Online Journals are now available via the member's portal. The College would like to apologise for the delay and we hope that this hasn't caused anyone significant inconvenience. 
To view the Online Journals, log in to the Member's Portal.
QLD TRAINEE RESEARCH DAY 11th November- e-news Date Correction
22nd September 2011
QLD TRAINEE RESEARCH DAY - e-news Date Correction

The Queensland Annual Trainee Research Meeting is being held on Friday 11th November 2011 in Brisbane. 

For further information or to submit all expressions of interests / projects for presentation, please contact Michelle in the QLD Office on mcordwell@anzca.edu.au.
CICM Primary Exam Workshop - ANZCIS ASM 2011
13th September 2011

 

There will be a short workshop regarding some information about the CICM Primary Exam taking place at the ANZICS ASM, Thursday October 13th 2011. This workshop is open to all attendees seeking further information about the rules, processes and benchmarks of the CICM Primary Exam. An opportunity will exist for those attending to undertake trial written and oral Viva questions and receive immediate feedback from current examiners. Please view the attached flyer for further information regarding workshop time and location.
CICM Primary Exam Workshop - ANZICS ASM 2011

 

CPD Online Diary Testing
8th September 2011
Testing of the new CPD diary has just begun. If you would like to be involved in the process, please contact Lisa Davidson on lisad@cicm.org.au
Primary Syllabus Review
8th September 2011

The draft review of the Primary Syllabus is on the website and the College is seeking feedback. Please email Jade Downes by the 29th September if you wish to comment.

Curriculum Review
2nd September 2011
Curriculum Review submissions now open, please visit the webpage.
August e-news
5th August 2011
The latest e-news is now available online.
ASM 2011 Presentations
20th July 2011
A selection of ASM 2011Presentations can now be found online in the Members Portal.

New CPD Program
12th July 2011

The College will be introducing a new CPD program in 2012. The program will be compulsory for all CICM Fellows. The new framework, that has been approved by the Board, is available online for your information. 

http://www.cicm.org.au/cms_files/Introduction%20to%20CPD%20Program.pdf

The online diary is nearing completion and testing will begin in August.

If you have any questions or feedback, please send them to Lisa Davidson.

Podcast on Crit-IQ - Dr Penny Stewart
11th July 2011
Crit-IQ's Todd Fraser recorded a podcast interview with Dr Penny Stewart, the ICU Director at Alice Springs Hospital.

Penny describes her experiences in the most isolated ICU in Australia. This is a must-listen event for any Trainee or Fellow considering work in a regional hospital ICU.
The podcast can be accessed at the following link :
 
Fellowship Examination Report March/May 2011
21st June 2011

The latest Fellowship Exam Report for March/May2011 is now available, please click here

June e-news
17th June 2011
Check out the June 2011 e-news on the website.
Queen's Birthday Long Weekend
10th June 2011
The College office will be closed this Monday the 13th June 2011 for Queen's Birthday public holiday. 
Intensive Care Foundation - Expressions of Interest for Membership of Scientific Review Commitee
20th May 2011
Expressions of Interest for Membership of Scientific Review Committee  
 
The Intensive Care Foundation (ICF) is a charity dedicated to increasing the number of lives saved in intensive care by raising funds for clinical research as well and the education of health professionals responsible for intensive care. 
Annually, the ICF offer research grants to successful applicants based on a merit system after thorough peer review process. This is managed by a Scientific Review Committee independent of the ICF.  Final recommendations are presented to the Board of Directors for approval.  
The ICF is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified intensive care practitioners and other suitably qualified clinicians who are interested of becoming members of the ICF Scientific Review Committee.
The role of the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) is to ensure a transparent, independent and fair assessment of all research projects through a peer review process. The SRC will engage assessors and reviewers with subject matter expertise for grant applications as appropriate.  
 
The Committee will be supported by dedicated Admin Assistant, is expected to meet face to face at least once a year and manage most other business via electronic and teleconferences as appropriate. 
 
There is more than one position available including an independent non-intensivist member to be filled.
 
Potential applicants should have demonstrable knowledge and experience in research methodology in critical care or medical science and have one or more of the following desirable experience:
 
Active participation in peer review process for medical journals.
Participation in research grant reviews for other foundations or granting body.
Published in peer reviewed journals.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Current medical and research knowledge.
 
Committee members are not remunerated however reasonable expenses in carrying out the SRC functions are reimbursed. Similarly, travel costs will be provided by the ICF when necessary.
 
To apply for this position, please email your application to info@intensivecarefoundation.org.au .
 
To obtain a full copy of the SRC Terms of Reference, please contact Yahya Shehabi 0419 296 986 or Nikki Smith, on 03 9340 3444 or via e mail to accounts@intensivecarefoundation.org.au.
 
Closing date for this Expression of Interest is 27 May 2011.
 
May e-news
5th May 2011
Check out the latest edition of the e-news, May 2011
SOT Workshop - Brisbane
2nd May 2011
The College will be holding another SOT Workshop in Brisbane on the 14th-15th July. 
Registration Form can be found: http://cicm.org.au/trainsot.php

Board Elections
27th April 2011
An election booklet and ballot paper for the 2011 Board Elections has been sent to all Fellows, please ensure that you vote and return the ballot form to the College by 5pm Thursday 12th May.

Please read and follow the instructions carefully as invalid votes will not be counted.

If you have not received your election booklet and ballot card by Monday 2nd May, please contact the College.
AMC Submission
12th April 2011
The AMC Submission Document and all accompanying appendices can now be viewed at: http://cicm.org.au/amc_submission.php
Online Discussion Forums
5th April 2011
Got online and start a discussion, log in through the Members Portal and get involved!
March e-news
21st March 2011
The March e-news can now be found on the website at: 
http://www.cicm.org.au/enews.php
New Fellows' Conference
21st March 2011
The 2011 New Fellows' Conference will be run in Canberra from 31 May to 2 June.  The Conference is aimed at Fellows who are within 3 years of graduation, and is intended to encourage the flow of ideas on various issues encountered in the training and practice of intensive care medicine. 

The Conference numbers are kept low (around 16 delegates) in order to foster a relaxed and open environment that allows delegates to discuss issues openly.  This is also facilitated by avoiding the overuse of didactic lectures and designing a program that includes debates, role playing and group work to develop strategies to deal with common problems.  The Conference will start on Tuesday evening with a social event that allows delegates to meet one another over a good meal and wine.
 
Past delegates have found the Conference very rewarding and frequently recommended it to colleagues.
 
If you are eligible to attend you would have already received a letter in the mail inviting you to apply.  If you intend to apply it is recommended that you do so quickly as places are limited to 2 Fellows from each region, and the quota for several states is already full.
 
Please contact Laura Fernandez-Low if you would like further information.
ASM Early Bird Registrations - Close 26th March
18th March 2011
Early Bird Registrations Close 26th March
Visit the ASM website for all the latest news
SOT Workshop
4th March 2011
The College is holding an SOT Workshop on 14th April in Sydney. This is open to all SOT's. For more information click here.
ASM Registrations
18th February 2011
Online registrations for the 2011 ASM are now open. Visit the ASM website for more information. 
AMC Submission
18th February 2011
The College's submission to the AMC for accreditation is now available to read in the members section of the website.

If you would like more information on the submission, please contact the office.
2011 Subscriptions Now Due
17th January 2011
Fellows should be receiving the 2011 Fellowship subscription notice in the post shortly.

Fellows can pay their subs on line through  the members portal: 
https://members.cicm.org.au/ 

Your login details are in the letter sent with the subs notice.
Report from November Board
14th December 2010
To read the report from the President from the November Board Meeting click here.
Trainee Member Log-in
22nd October 2010

 The College of Intensive Care Medicine has launched an on-line Member Portal giving trainees the option to view and update personal contact details, view previously accredited training, access current news and resources and submit Applications for Approval of Vocational Training Forms (AVT) on-line. 

A letter was sent to all Trainees with log-in details and information regarding the new service. If you have not received this letter and wish to log-in, please contact the Training Department. 

To log-in click here

 

 

Medical Board Registration
24th September 2010
Renew your Medical Board registration by September 30, 2010.

This is a reminder to all CICM Fellows to renew your medical registration by 30th September 2010. The Medical Board of Australia have announced a late fee of $325 will be charged to those who have not renewed by this date.
The Medical Board has released the following statement on their website regarding who needs to renew:
 
The Board is now sending registration renewal notices to medical practitioners with general, specialist, limited or non-practising registration in Victoria, Tasmania, the ACT and South Australia.
 
Most Queensland medical practitioners renewed their registration with the Medical Board of Queensland by 30 June 2010 and are now registered until 30 June 2011.
 
Registration renewal for many medical practitioners in NSW is linked to the practitioner's birthdate and these renewal reminders will be sent out progressively as they are due.
 
Western Australia (WA) has not yet joined the national scheme, so practitioners registered in WA will renew this year with the Medical Board of Western Australia and are expected to transition to national registration later in 2010.
 
The registration renewal period for practitioners with Limited Registration is linked to the anniversary of their initial registration and therefore varies throughout the year.
 
For further information or to pay your registration please go to:
 
High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C Treatment in Critically Ill Patients in New Zealand
16th September 2010

For documentation and further information, please go to the Members Login section.

For full press release on this please click here



Training Program Changes
15th September 2010
The College Board has decided that the duration for the core intensive care component of training should be increased from 24 months to 36 months.  

The following changes will be effective from 1st January 2011

Further information
2010 ASM Presentations
15th July 2010
Selected presentations from the 2010 ASM are now ready.  To access, log in to the members section and click onto the ASM page.  Please note, only those presenters who have given permission for their presentation to be viewed are available.
Compulsory CPD Information
5th July 2010
Due to registration changes stipulated by the Medical Board of Australia, CPD is now compulsory for all medical practitioners. For more information, please go to the MOPS Page.
2009 Annual Report
2nd July 2010
To read the 2009 Annual Report, click here
Primary Exam Report
21st June 2010
The latest Primary Exam Report for March/April 2010 is now available, click here
2010 Subscriptions
5th May 2010
Pay your 2010 Fellowship Subscription, click here.

We've Moved
29th March 2010

The new offices for the College are finally ready for us, so we will be moving on Wednesday, 31 March. Our server will be shut down for packing at 1.00pm on Tuesday 30th March and while we will be back on line by Thursday  1st April and able to respond to phone calls and emails, the trainee and other files will not be readily accessible until Tuesday 6th April, after the Easter weekend.

It would be much appreciated if non-urgent requests could be delayed for a day or two, while we get the office in order.


Please make note of the our new address and contact numbers:

College of Intensive Care Medicine
Suite 101
168 Greville Street 
PRAHRAN   VIC   3181
Tel: (03) 9514 2888
Fax: (03) 9533 2657

 

 
Changes to Hot Case Assessment
23rd March 2010
Important changes have been made to the Hot Case Assessment for the Fellowship Examination. For further information, please click here.
October Fellowship Exam
19th February 2010
The oral section of the Fellowship Examination in October 2010 will now be held in ADELAIDE.
JANUARY NEWS
2nd December 2009

 For all the latest news on the College of Intensive Care Medicine, please see our most recent e-news.
 

Online Trainee Registration
30th November 1999