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College of Intensive Care Medicine

of Australia and New Zealand

CICM e-news

27 May 2016

Regional Committee News
Below is a list of upcoming events hosted by the regional committees. 

QRC Trainee Presentation Evening | 13 September 2016
Brisbane, QLD
Save the date - details to follow
NSW Trainee Education Day  | 3 August 2016
Kerry Packer Education Centre | Large Conference Room 4.2
RPA Hospital, Sydney 
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy for ICU Advanced Trainees
CRRT for ICU Advanced Trainees is a six hour educational event provided by the College of Intensive Care Medicine for its registered advanced trainees.  To register click here 
VIC and TAS Trainee Presentation Evening | 4 Nov 2016
Save the date - details to follow
WA Trainee Presentation Evening | 25 August 2016
University of WA Club, Perth
Save the date - details to follow
Avant Doctor in Training Scholarship Program 2016
$450,000 in research scholarships available in 2016 
At Avant we understand the pressures you face in the early stages of your career. That’s why we’ve enhanced the Avant Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program. Now with more scholarships on offer than ever before, you have more opportunities to pursue research as part of your training.
This year 22 research scholarships will be awarded in two categories, Advancement of medicine and Quality in medicine.
To apply for a scholarship, or to view the full terms and conditions, visit avant.org.au/scholarships

More information can be found here and here.

Subscribe to the new 'Foundation Research Review

The Intensive Care Foundation invites you to subscribe to the new Foundation Research Review.
A bi-annual electronic newsletter that will keep you informed on the latest status and outcomes of Foundation-funded research projects, the Review will also ensure you are across key dates for the Foundation's grant rounds and educational events. 
Subscribing to the Review is a great way to support the Foundation which has funded over 100 research projects and awarded more than $3 million in research grants and early career support since 2000.  The Foundation is recognised as the funder of choice for novice researchers in the intensive care research community in Australia and New Zealand and is proud to have contributed to launching the careers of distinguished researchers through funding important feasibility studies and clinical trials.
Subscriptions are $500 per annum, tax deductible (depending upon your circumstances), or may be eligible expenditure under your annual professional development allowance.
Simply request an invoice by emailing info@intensivecarefoundation.org.au 
with the subject header: Review Subscription - Invoice Request
ANZICS Committees seeking Trainee Representatives
ANZICS is calling for Expressions of Interest from all ANZICS Trainee Members for Representative roles on all of the Standing Committees.

At the recent ANZICS Board Meeting, the Society recognized the need to embrace Trainees within the intensive care profession. A decision was made to create a Trainee Representative role on all ANZICS Committees. Trainee Members are invaluable in representing the views of the next generation of Specialists and are also the future leaders of the Society.

Trainee Representatives from all of the Committees will form a new Committee and elect a Representative from within the group to sit on the ANZICS Board.

Please see below a list of the Standing ANZICS Committees:

    •  CORE (Centre for Research and Outcome Evaluation)
    •  Safety and Quality
    •  CTG (Clinical Trials Group)
    •  DODC (Death and Organ Donation)
    •  PricE (Practice, Risk and Economics)
    •  Paediatric
    •  Education

All ANZICS Trainee Members are invited to submit their expression of interest for their preferred Committee via email to anzics@anzics.com.au by June 10th.

In order for your Expression of Interest to be eligible, you will need to be a current Trainee member of the Society. The membership form can be found on the ANZICS website.

For more information on the ANZICS Committees click here.
ANZICS Clinical Trials Group Early Career Investigator Award
The award is presented to the clinician who presents the best project presented at an ANZICS CTG meeting in the preceding two years ( 1 March – 28 February).
The essential criteria are the clinician must be:
1.  The principle investigator
2. Less than eight years from fellowship
3. An Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
4. It is expected the  project will be a clinical trial that makes a significant contribution to intensive care medicine- retrospective audits and case reports are not eligible

Clinicians must self-nominate, at the time of requesting to present at CTG meeting, by completing the application form on the Clinical Trials Group website.

Survey of Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care doctors' attitudes, perceptions and self reported end-of-life care practice regarding organ donation after circulatory death (DCD)

This survey has been endorsed by the ANZICS Committee on Death and Organ Donation, and by the Australian Organ and Tissue Authority.

There is an increasing demand for organ donations in Australia and New Zealand with around 1500 people on the Australian organ transplant list at any one time. Intensive care doctors are vital to the donation after circulatory death (DCD) process. This survey aims to capture the experience, attitudes and perceptions and self-reported end-of-life palliative care practice of Australian and New Zealand intensive care doctors in the context of DCD.

The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Participation in this study is voluntary. The survey is anonymous and you will not be asked to provide your name. Only aggregate data will be used for presentation and publication of the results.

Please click on the following link to find the survey:

The closing date for the survey is Wednesday 15 June 2016.

We thank you for your time and attention to this study. The results of the survey may have implications for medical education, inter-professional communication and inform medical professionals and policy makers involved in organ donation to assess and improve the delivery of end-of-life care in the context of DCD.

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Dr Yee Yong Lee yeeyong.lee@act.gov.au  

CICM Events
Communications Course Perth
26 August 2016 | Perth, WA

This course is designed to provide CICM trainees with the skills required to communicate effectively with patients and families in the ICU setting. The program includes planning and conducting family meetings, verbal skills, breaking bad and catastrophic news and also includes interactive role plays with professional actors. To register please click here.

If you have any queries regarding this course please contact Sarah McArthur, sarahmc@cicm.org.au.
2016 Fellow Education Workshops
The College launched a series of Fellow Education Workshops in 2015 and following the success of these, dates and locations for 2016 have been confirmed below.  These workshops are a chance for Fellows to discuss trainees in their region, participate in calibration activities while providing the opportunity to discuss the training program with other Fellows in the same region. We strongly encourage all Fellows to come along so if you have any questions regarding the workshops, please contact Sarah McArthur on sarahmc@cicm.org.au.
Location Date Venue
Wellington, NZ 16 Aug Amora Hotel, Wellington
Melbourne, VIC 8 Sept Advanced Paediatric Life
Support Office
Sydney, NSW 1 Dec TBC

CICM ASM 2016 - Adelaide

The college would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support of the ASM.

Hobart is the destination of our 2018 ASM and the organising committee would like to hear from you. We are conducting a brief survey, so take this opportunity to let us know what you would like to see at your meeting. 
Click here to participate in the survey

23 & 24 November 2016 | Melbourne
Paediatric BASIC is a 2 day interactive course comprising lectures, workshops and skills stations covering the basic knowledge and skills. 

The course is also suitable for;
• Registrars with experience in Adult Intensive Care, who are considering working in PICU or in regional intensive care units where they may be involved in resuscitation , stabilization (often prior to transport to a tertiary centre).
• Junior Paediatric Intensive Care Doctors
• Trainees in Paediatric or emergency medicine.
The 2017 dates for this course are now been confirmed:
• Wellington: NZ  30 & 31 March 2017
• Brisbane 7 & 8 September 2017

To register your interest contact Steph, stephg@cicm.org.au

Positons Vacant
To advertise a position in future enewsletters, or on our website, please complete this form. Email all forms or queries to our Communications department communications@cicm.org.au

View the full list of Positions Vacant on our website,  http://cicm.org.au/Resources/Positions-Vacant
Senior Registrar/Registrar ICU - Royal Perth Hospital
Applications close 3 June 2016

Registrar or Principal House Officer (ICU) - Mackay region MK212370) - Applications close Monday 6 June 2016 

Director, Paediatric intensive Care - Monash Medical Centre

Consultant Intensivist - Alfred Health

Intensive Care Specialist - Northland District Health Board

Critical Care Fellowship - Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Canada

ICU Registrar or CMO - Sydney's Leading Hospitals- (Sydney Metropolitan)

Hospital Medical Officer - St George Private Hospital

Medical Officers - Mount Isa and Cairns - Royal Flying Doctors

Resident Medical Officers - Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital

Intensive Care Registrars (various postions) - Global Medics 

Courses and Events
To advertise a course or event in future newsletters please complete this this form. Email all forms or queries to our Communications department communications@cicm.org.au

To view all courses and events visit our website, 
Advanced Life Support (ALS2) Provider Course
Multiple Dates
The Alfred Centre, VIC
For more information please visit www.alfredicu.org.au/courses

Women in Medical Leadership 
25 - 27 May 2016, QLD
For more information please click here 

Beyond BASIC Mechanical Ventilation
30-31 May 2016
Nepean Hospital, Kingswood, NSW
For more information please click here 

Beyond Basic Nephrology
31 May - 1 June 2016
Manning Hospital, Taree, NSW
For more information please click here 

St. George Neurocritical Care Symposium
6 June 2016
St.George Bank Auditorium | 4-16 Montgomery St Kogarah
For more information please click here

AuSPEN Advanced Clinical Nutrition Course
16 - 19 June 2016
Sydney, NSW
For more information please click here

The Teaching Course 
11 - 15 July 2016
Melbourne, VIC
For more information please click here

Mater CICM Primary Short Course
11 - 15 July 2016
Mater Health Services, South Brisbane, QLD
For more information please click here

Airway Course for Critical Care and Emergency (ACE)
16 July 2016
Sunshine Simulation Centre, Sunshine Hospital, VIC
For more information please click here

Paediatric BASIC
21 - 22 July 2016
Westmead, NSW
For more information please click here

SonoAus- Advanced Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop
22 - 24 August 2016
Melbourne, Vic
For more information please click here

CMS Simulation as a Teaching Tool
23 - 26 August
Mater Education, South Brisbane, QLD
For more information please click here

Melbourne Clinical Exam Course (MCEC)
25-26 August 2016
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
For more infomation please click here 

Beyond BASIC Basic Assessment & Support in Intensive Care Mechanical Ventilation
20 - 21 September 2016
The Canberra Hospital, ACT
For more information please click here

2016 Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators Conference 
12 - 15 October 2016
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, QLD
For more information please click here

ANZICS/ACCCN Intensive Care Annual Scientific Meeting
20 - 22 October 2016
Perth, WA
For more information please click here

Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP)
Multiple Dates
For more information please click here

Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST)
Multiple Dates
For more information please click here

Paediatric Advanced Life Support
Mulitple Dates
Australian Paramedical College, Miami QLD
For more information please click here 

Advanced Life Support
Mulitple Dates
Australian Paramedical College, Miami QLD
For more information please click here 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers
Multiple Dates
Australian Paramedical College, Miami QLD
For more information please click here 

South Australian Critical Care Ultrasound Course
Multipe Dates
For more information please click here 

Lightbox Radiology Education - Various Courses
Multiple Dates and Locations
For more information please visit, 

The SA CICM Primary Course
Various Dates
For more information please visit,

ABC for Critical Skills Workshop
Various Date in 2016
For more information please visit,

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

ETM Course 
Multiple Dates and Locations
For more information please visit,

Clinical Epidemiology Postgraduate Program
The University of Sydney
Course Flyer
For more information please click here