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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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ANZICS is pleased to announce the dates for CCCC + ICM 2015: 26th ANZICS Intensive Care Medicine Course from the 12th to the 15th February 2015 in Melbourne. Focused on the ICU care of the critically ill, this is the only multi-thematic composite clinically oriented course Critical Care Medicine in Australasia. The course runs for 4 days and includes ACES – Acute Critical Event Simulation – Skill Stations
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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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