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The ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care, which incorporates the annual Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Conference, will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 9 - 11 October 2014. We have chosen the theme "Critical Care: The High Performance Team", as we believe that the best patient outcomes result from the combined efforts of a high performance team. All team members make vital contributions to achieving the unified goal of delivering the best possible healthcare tailored to the specific needs of each individual patient. Australasian intensive care practice exemplifies this approach and recognises the vital role of engaged industry partners as team players. As always, the scientific program will showcase the best current critical care research and practice, however we have broadened the scope to better include other team members such as emergency clinicians, anaesthetists and allied health practitioners. In addition, we have added some new presentation formats to ensure The ASM remains vibrant and contemporary, and also provide various new opportunities for industry partners. Of course the social program will continue the tradition of ASM hospitality. As conference hosts for the ASM in 2014, we invite sponsors, exhibitors and delegates to magnificent Melbourne for a cutting edge meeting which explores, inspires and challenges our concepts of critical care high performance teams. Dr Stephen WarrillowMedical Convenor Dr Felix OberenderPaediatric Medical Convenor Ms Gabrielle HanlonNursing Convenor Mrs Amy JohansenPaediatric Nursing Convenor
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http://www.acccn.com.au/professional-development/other-conferences On Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April 2015, Bendigo Health will stage the inaugural Regional Critical Care Conference. The two day conference will feature keynote speakers, plenary sessions, practical workshops and a stellar social function at the Capital Theatre, View Street, Bendigo, Victoria.
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ANZICS CTG and CORE are holding a satellite forum  in Sydney prior to the CTG Noosa meeting on 3rd March 2015. This forum has been organised to allow time for those intending to go on to Noosa from Sydney either directly after the meeting or early the following morning.

 The forum will bring together experts in registry science, clinical trials, health services research, and translation of research into practice to share their experiences from within and beyond the field of Intensive Care medicine.  Our aim is to develop the agenda for health services research in Intensive Care in Australia and New Zealand, and determine the best ways to integrate the roles of the registries and trials groups to improve patient outcomes.

For more information and to register for this event, please see the brochure below: 

The Critical Care Health Services Research Forum_Flyer.pdf

The Critical Care Health Services Forum_Registration form.pdf

For any queries please contact Sue Huckson at sue.huckson@anzics.com.au

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​The Latest publication of The Intensivist is The Intensivist_December 2014.pdf

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​Noradrenaline Standardisation

 In 2014, the ANZICS Safety and Quality Committee was asked to investigate the potential patient safety issue of variability in noradrenaline infusion concentrations across Australia and New Zealand.  The Committee survey ICU Directors to determine current practice and seek opinion as to the importance of standardisation of noradrenaline infusion concentration as a patient safety issue.

Noradrenaline Survey Results and Discussion

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The ANZICS Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy Consensus Statement was developed by the ANZICS Safety and Quality Committee in 2010. This statement was derived from the results of a survey of the ANZICS Membership. It is considered a guide of current best practice in the area. The statement was updated in 2014 following a review of literature published since the initial statement. ​The Committee strongly encourages feedback on the statement, as it is considered a 'living' document which is available for regular update as new evidence to guide practice in this area becomes available. 

​ANZICS Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy Statement

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2015 Safety and Quality Conference: The Deteriorating Patient​​
Sea World Resort, Gold Coast
6-7 July 2015


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6th November 2014

ANZICS Issues Statement on Care and Decision Making at the End-of-Life

Following a comprehensive survey of stakeholders, the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) has recently finalised the first edition of the ANZICS Statement on Care and Decision Making at the End-of-Life for the Critically Ill.

Based on the original ANZICS Statement on Withholding and Withdrawing Treatment, this document is more comprehensive, providing considerable detail on the clinical context, ethical principles and the legal framework in Australia and New Zealand.

Produced by a dedicated ANZICS Working Group, the Statement is intended to provide a framework for best practice in respect of critically ill patients at the end of life in Australia and New Zealand and provide strong support to intensive care staff involved in the care of these patients and their families. Guidance is given on processes and a limited number of specific recommendations are made regarding good clinical practice. Clinical case examples are used throughout to illustrate important points and to stimulate consideration and discussion.

Prior to the finalisation of the Statement, a consultation draft was sent out to all ANZICS members as well as a number of external stakeholders inviting them to review the document and provide feedback via an accompanying survey. The survey closed on 29th August 2014. ANZICS membership represented approximately 70% of respondents with external stakeholders making up the remaining 30%.  ​

ANZICS End-of-Life Care Working Group members:

Associate Professor William Silvester, Chair (Victoria, DODC)

Dr Stewart Moodie, Deputy Chair (South Australia, DODC)

Associate Professor Brent Richards (Queensland, DODC)

Dr Charlie Corke (Victoria)

Dr Dominic Wilkinson (South Australia)

Dr James Judson (New Zealand, DODC; ANZICS Past President)

Professor Malcolm Fisher, AO (ANZICS Past President)

Dr Penny Stewart (Northern Territory)

Dr Peter Saul (New South Wales)

Dr Stephen Jacobe (New South Wales – Paediatrics)

Associate Professor Stephen Streat (New Zealand, DODC)

Dr Theresa Jacques (New South Wales)


To access the ANZICS Statement on Care and Decision Making at the End-of-Life for the Critically Ill please visit www.anzics.com.au .




Jessyca Menzel

PO Box 164


T: 03 9340 3400

F: 03 9340 3499

E: jessyca.menzel@anzics.com.au

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It is with great pleasure that we inform you that

EPO-TBI (A prospective, multi-centre, randomised, double-blinded, placebo controlled trial of erythropoeitin in traumatic brain injury) completed recruitment on the 1st November 2014.

EPO-TBI is an ANZICS CTG Endorsed ​Study

Congratulations to Prof Rinaldo Bellomo (Principal Investigator), Lorraine Little (Senior Project Manager) and the dedicated participating sites on this outstanding achievement.  

We look forward to hearing an update on the outcome of this study at the Annual Meeting on Clinical Trials in Intensive Care in Noosa next March 4-6 2015.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this important study!

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The new CORE Enterprise Reporting System (CERS) is now complete and scheduled for implementation as a staged rollout in November 2014. APD Tertiary sites will be the first sites to submit APD data through the CERS portal in November. APD Metropolitan, Private and Rural/Regional sites will follow in February 2015, whilst ANZPICR sites are proposed to commence in March 2015.
CERS is a complete redevelopment of the ANZICS CORE data submission and reporting system. 
CORE staff will be contacting each contributing Tertiary site over the coming months to organise CERS user logons, provide relevant information on any changes to data submission and reporting, and familiarise users with the new CERS portal.​
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