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College of Intensive Care Medicine

of Australia and New Zealand

CICM e-news

18 September 2015

Board Report
The latest Board Report is now available to view from the meeting held on 29-31 July 2015. Click here to download.
CICM Stretegic Plan 2016 - 2020
The CICM Board are in the process of generating a Strategic Plan to guide the activity of the College for the next five years. Over the coming months the members of the Board will be developing the components of the plan, based around four main strategic areas. It is intended to circulate the draft plan to Fellows for consideration and feedback later this year and then to finalise the plan and ratify it at the February 2016 meeting of the Board. 

One of the key components of a strategic plan is to have a Mission Statement that accurately captures the core purpose of an organisation, ie the fundamental reason for our existence. While our Constitution clearly outlines the ‘Objects’ of the College, we have not to this point had a concise Mission Statement. All Fellows and trainees are invited to submit suggestions for our mission statement, through an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CICMMissionStatement.
The survey will be open until the end of September. A prize of free registration to next year’s ASM will go to the Fellow whose contribution is adopted as the College’s Mission Statement.  
The Choosing Wisely Campaign
The Choosing Wisely campaign began in 2012 as an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Following this beginning, similar initiatives developed in Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan and now Australia. Choosing Wisely Australia is led by Australia's medical colleges and societies and facilitated by NPS MedicineWise. The goal of Choosing Wisely Australia is to start conversations between consumers and clinicians about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, enhancing the quality of care and, where appropriate, reducing unnecessary care.

In early 2015 the first group of Australian medical colleges to participate in the campaign launched their lists of overused or unnecessary tests and procedures. These can be viewed at the Choosing Wisely website http://www.choosingwisely.org.au  CICM has agreed to be part of the second round of participating colleges, in conjunction with ANZICS, and we have established a joint working party to develop a short list of tests and procedures which will then be publicised to the Fellows of CICM and the Members of ANZICS. We hope to do this early in October and will then invite all Fellows and Members to participate in a survey in order to finalise our list.
Further information about the Choosing Wisely campaign is available on their website, or if you would like specific information about our College’s involvement, please contact Phil Hart at philh@cicm.org.au
CICM/ANZCA Dual Fellowship
The ANZCA Council recently  agreed that  in order  to  maintain  ANZCA Fellowship,dual CICM/ANZCA Fellows who practise solely intensive care medicine, would only be required to achieve the CICM CPD Standard. Those dual CICM/ANZCA Fellows who practise anaesthesia, will still be required to meet the ANZCA standard either  by completing  the  ANZCA  CPD program  (required  in New  Zealand) OR by confirming annually with ANZCA that they are meeting the ANZCA CPD standard in another anaesthesia program or a self-directed program (in Australia only).

For further information please contct ANZCA, 03 9510 6299.
Online Course Update
As part of the 2014 training program, the College has published a variety of online courses which can be accessed via the Education tab of the Members Portal. These courses are mandatory for the trainees on the 2014 program, and optional for all other trainees and Fellows. We are excited to announce our most recent addition to the suite of online courses. The ‘Burns and Inhalational Injury’ course is now available.

For those trainees on the 2014 program, please don’t forget to email assessments@cicm.org.au a copy of your certificate when you satisfactorily complete one of our courses.
Regional Committee News
New South Wales  The next Trainee Education Day will cover the topic of sepsis will be held at Nepean Hospital on Friday 30 October. A trainee presentation evening is also being planned for Monday 7th December, with further details to be sent to trainees shortly.

Queensland  The QRC are busy planning a Fellow Education Workshop to be held on Friday 6 November, with a program that focusses on Workplace Based Assessments. A save the date has recently gone out to QLD Fellows, and an invitation with more details will be sent around shortly.
A trainee presentation evening is also being planned for the evening of Friday 6 November, with QLD trainees are invited to present their completed formal projects at an approved forum.

Victoria  The VRC have sent out invitations to the upcoming trainee research presentation evening, being held in Melbourne on Thursday 19 November. More details on the event can be found here - http://www.cicm.org.au/Resources/Event-Summary/VRC-Trainee-Research-Presentation-Evening
Anyone interested in contacting their Regional Committee or registering for these events should email Kayla Hargood, Kaylah@cicm.org.au
Hospital Accreditation 
Expressions of Interest  for tTainee Represenatives
Are you interested in participating in Hospital Accreditation Inspections teams? Senior Registrars are encouraged to attend hospital inspections to enhance their training experience and gain insight into what goes into accrediting a unit for ICU training. To register your interest please contact Natasha Wilson, natashaw@cicm.org.au.

Reminder - Registration Closing Date
Applications for registration (July – September) with the College are due on the 30 September. For any questions please contact Natasha Wilson, natashaw@cicm.org.au.

CICM Events


Queensland Regional Committee Fellow Education Workshop 

Save the Date - Friday 6 November 9am – 5pm
Brisbane, venue TBC
All any enquiries contact Kayla Hargood, Kaylah@cicm.org.au 

QRC Trainee Research Presentation Evening 
SAVE THE DATE - Friday 6 November, 6pm
Brisbane, venue TBC
All any enquiries contact Kayla Hargood, Kaylah@cicm.org.au 

VRC Trainee Research Presentation Evening
Thursday 19 November, 6pm
Palate Restaurant, Prahran, 6pm
For more information click here
All enquiries contact Kayla Hargood, Kaylah@cicm.org.au 

NSW RC Trainee Research Presentation Evening  
SAVE THE DATE - Monday 7 December, 6pm
Sydney, venue TBC
All any enquiries contact Kayla Hargood, Kaylah@cicm.org.au

CICM Management Skills Course
2-3 March 2016
Registrations now open- REGISTER TODAY – LIMITED PLACES

The 2 day course is specifically designed for Trainees who are close to completion of training and our college Fellows. 
Participants will increase their knowledge and develop skills in various non-clinical aspects of consultant practice:

- Management skills (Performance and Conflict resolution skills)
- Negotiation
- Economics and challenges to ICU
- Risk Management and Patient Safety
- Quality and Benchmarking

With the guidance and knowledge of our leading International and National experts, join us for what promises to be an exceptional course, designed to improve your management skills.

For more information contact,stephg@cicm.org.au

ASM 2016


Visit the CICM 2016 ASM Website to view the latest program and invited speakers in what promises to be a topical, lively event that is not to be missed. We have expert national and international speakers presenting interesting and thought provoking topics that can’t be found from a text book. On the clinical side we will cover neurosurgical and neurological issues relevant to 

ICU practice including traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid haemorrhage, perioperative management of arteriovenous malformations and stroke.  For technophiles, we will debate the place and utility of machines such as ECMO and look at the future of cardiac support devices. Finally there will be discussion about how the intensivist mind can deal with all of this – a session relevant to all– no matter how young you think you are.

Our International Guests are, 
Professor Jeremey Kahn, from the University of Pittsburgh
Professor David Menon, from Cambridge University  
Professor Professor Ognjen Gajic, from the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota

Positions Vacant
Courses and Events
Training for Supervisors of Interns Workshop
July - September 2015
Various Locations, New Zealand
For more information please click here

Advanced Life Support (ALS2) Provider Course
Multiple Dates
The Alfred Centre, VIC
For more information please visit www.alfredicu.org.au/courses

Goal Directed Basic Echo for Critical Care Physicians (3 day course)
26 - 28 August 2015
4 - 6 November 2015
Ultrasound Training Solutions - Melbourne, VIC
For more information and to register please click here

Monthly Scientific Meetings (MSM)
17 September 2015
Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC
For more information please click here

Melbourne Clinical Exam Course (MCEC)
17 - 18 September
The Royal Melbourne Hospital, VIC
For more information please click here

The Science and Art of Intensive Care Research Course
18 September 2015
The Alfred Centre, VIC
For more information please click here

Professional Medical Education Information Evening
23 September 2015
University of Sydney, NSW
For more informaiton please click here

Hobart Critical Care Seminar 
25 September 2015
University of Tasmania, TAS
For more information please click here

Brisbane Intensive Care Medicine Courses
29 September - 1 October 2015
The Wesley & Princess Alexandra Hospitals, Brisbane, QLD
For more information and to register click here

The Victorian Primary Examination Course for CICM (VPECC)
10 October 2015
Melbourne, VIC
For more information please click here

Cardiovascular Consequences of Sleep Disorder
21 October 2015
Melbourne, VIC
For more information please visit www.sleep.org.au

Effective Management of Intensive Care Crises (EMICC) 
22 - 23 October 2015
Melbourne, VIC
For more information please visit http://www.emicc.com.au

Intensive Care Foundation Masterclass - Strategies to Improve Outcomes in ICU
28 October 2015
Auckland, New Zealand
For more information please click here

29 - 31 October 2015
Auckland, New Zealand
Abstracts Close 6 July
Early bird Closes 17 August
For more information please visit http://intensivecare.org.nz/

Transcranial Doppler Course 
1-2 November 2015
The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane
For more information please click here

Beyond BASIC Mechanical Ventilation
12-13 November 2015
ICET, Nepean Hospital, NSW
For more information please click here

Ultrasound for Intensive Care (3 day course)
18 - 20 November 2015
Ultrasound Training Solutions - Melbourne VIC
For more information and to register please click here

ICU Intensive Care Emergencies Course
24-25 November 2015
Box Hill, VIC
For more information please click here

Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology Conference 2015
1 December 2015
University of Western Australia, WA
For more information please visit www.apamt2015.com

Monash Paediatric BASIC Course
7 December 2015 
Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne
For more information please click here

5th New Zealand Anaesthesia Part 0 Course
15 December 2015
Auckland, NZ
For more informaiton please click here

6th Annual Winter Symposium in Intensive Care, Anaesthesia & Emergency Medicine
10 - 15 January 2015
Four Seasons Resort, Vail, Colorado USA
For more information please visit www.colloquium.com.au

Obstetric Intensive Care Symposium
26-27 February 2016
Adelaide Oval, SA
For more information please click here

South Australian Intensive Care Fellowship Exam 'Tubs' Course‚Äč
10 February 
South Australian Intensive Care Association (SAICA), SA
For more information please click here.

Cardiac Skills Australia - Focused Cardiac/Echo Workshop
Multiple Dates and Locations
For more information please visit,

EMT Course 
Multiple Dates and Locations
For more information please visit,
Manchester ICU Registrar Positions
If you're looking for a chance to broaden your critical care  training experience why not consider spending some time in the UK? Manchester Royal Infirmary has 1-2 year posts available in the critical care unit for ICU trainees. There's additional opportunities in the unit to gain specific training in TTE/TOE and to contribute to the education/simulation, research and  clinical improvement programs. Plus with the availability of roster flexibility you'll be able to get in plenty of travel to the rest of the UK and Europe! Click here to view advert.
If you're interested please don't hesitate to contact Steve Benington, consultant and FICM tutor for Critical Care at Manchester Royal, (Steve.Benington@cmft.nhs.uk), or
Maurice Le Guen, a CICM advanced trainee currently working in Manchester (maurice.p.leguen@gmail.com).

Auckland School of Medicine - Survey on doctors attitude towards assisted dying.
All New Zealand doctors are invited to participate in research being conducted by The University of Auckland School of Medicine, to explore the range of attitudes of medical practitioners towards legalising physician-assisted dying in New Zealand. For further information and to access the link to the survey, click here.