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Melbourne 9/10/2014 9:00 AM11/10/2014 5:00 PM
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
  
Sydney16/10/2014 3:00 AM17/10/2014 11:00 AM
  
Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa3/03/2015 12:00 AM3/03/2015 11:59 PMYes
Please visit http://www.anzicsctg.org for more information.
  
Rydges Hotel, Sydney Airport, Sydney, NSW3/03/2015 12:00 AM3/03/2015 11:59 PMYes
For more information contact Sue Huckson at sue.huckson@anzics.com.au. See the website at http://www.anzics.com.au/CORE.
  
Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa4/03/2015 12:00 AM6/03/2015 11:59 PMYes
Please visit http://www.anzicsctg.org for more information.
  
Melbourne19/03/2015 9:30 AM20/03/2015 4:30 PM
Day 1 will introduce the CORE registries (APD, CCR, ANZPIC and CLABSI), and will focus on data collection and reporting, patient scoring models, data quality and the new CORE Enterprise reporting System (CERS). Day 2 will focus on more advanced queries. For more information download the Information Flyer http://www.anzics.com.au/Downloads/Workshop_Melbourne2015pdf.pdf
  
The Capital Theatre, View Street, Bendigo17/04/2015 12:00 AM18/04/2015 11:59 PMYes
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.
  
Bond University campus at Gold Coast23/04/2015 12:00 AM25/04/2015 11:59 PMYes
The workshop is held twice a year (23rd-25th April 2015 and 27th-29th August 2015) and held at the beautiful Bond University campus on the Gold Coast. It is a hands-on skills workshop targeting junior doctors, registrars and trainees in Acute Care, Emergency, ICU and Anaesthesia. The faculty comprises of Intensivists, Anaesthetists and ED specialists from south east Queensland. The workshop runs from 0800 to 1700 on Thu and Friday and runs from 0800 to 1200 on Saturday and is divided into 4 mini-workshops focusing on Airway, Ventilation, Circulation, Emergency procedures and Dialysis. We have 12 companies providing their equipment. We have been accredited by CICM, ANZCA and ACEM for MOPS/CME points. We have had excellent feedback to our workshop and have trained approximately >300 junior doctors and some senior doctors across Australia.
  
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İstanbul, TURKEY8/05/2015 8:00 AM9/05/2015 7:00 PM
The Scientific Committee has elaborated an outstanding programme full of cutting edge innovations in intensive care science, innovation in the field, in education and in quality and safety improvement. Research from investigators around the world will be presented in special lectures and panels during the symposium. The aim of the programme is to make it efficient for our colleagues in terms of the intensive care science, improving education and service in intensive care, and assisting intensivists in their careers.
  
Pullman Hotel, Albert Park, Melbourne8/05/2015 9:00 AM8/05/2015 5:00 PM
  
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Save the date: NSW ANZICS Dinner Meeting, Thursday May 14th 2015 Dr Xavier Guasch, Hospital de La Plana, Villa-Real, Spain Brain Death and Organ Donation - What Can Australia Learn From Spain? Venue - to be confirmed. Please RSVP to OTDS-StateMedicalDirector@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au by May 7th 2015.
  
University of Adelaide, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre, Ground level, Horace Lamb Building27/05/2015 5:30 PM27/05/2015 6:30 PM
University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Science Executive Dean’s Lecture Professor Theodore Jack Iwashyna - How We Die Now and What Happens if We Don’t: The New Story of Infectious Diseases in the Developed World. Wednesday, 27 May 2015 at 5:30pm Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre, Ground level, Horace Lamb Building
  
Sea World Resort, Gold Coast6/07/2015 12:00 AM7/07/2015 11:59 PMYes
2015 Safety and Quality Conference Safety and Quality Conference: The Deteriorating patient Register at https://register.eecw.com.au/ei/getdemo.ei?id=641&s=_90S0KYAYH
  
Sea World Resort, Gold Coast9/07/2015 12:00 AM10/07/2015 11:59 PMYes
  
Bond University campus at Gold Coast27/08/2015 12:00 AM29/08/2015 11:59 PMYes
The workshop is held twice a year (23rd-25th April 2015 and 27th-29th August 2015) and held at the beautiful Bond University campus on the Gold Coast. It is a hands-on skills workshop targeting junior doctors, registrars and trainees in Acute Care, Emergency, ICU and Anaesthesia. The faculty comprises of Intensivists, Anaesthetists and ED specialists from south east Queensland. The workshop runs from 0800 to 1700 on Thu and Friday and runs from 0800 to 1200 on Saturday and is divided into 4 mini-workshops focusing on Airway, Ventilation, Circulation, Emergency procedures and Dialysis. We have 12 companies providing their equipment. We have been accredited by CICM, ANZCA and ACEM for MOPS/CME points. We have had excellent feedback to our workshop and have trained approximately >300 junior doctors and some senior doctors across Australia.
  
ANZICS House: Lvl 1, 10 Ievers Tce, Carlton VIC 305310/10/2015 9:00 AM10/10/2015 5:30 PM
The primary exam for CICM is a relatively new exam and will be an increasingly common pathway into ICU training. There is currently limited exam preparation support for candidates and many trainees I have interacted with are keen for the introduction of an exam course. We plan to run a single day course with a strong practical focus at ANZICS House, Carlton. Please see our flyer and provisional program attached. There will be two streams; a candidate stream for those preparing to sit the exam, and a faculty stream for Intensivists involved in supervising candidates preparing for this exam. Teaching faculty includes CICM first part examiners, recent successful candidates, Intensivists and anaesthetists. The day will focus on exam technique, study preparedness and topics of difficulty. The morning comprises adult learning based talks, followed by small group workshops on written exam and viva skills. The afternoon will incorporate exam-simulated viva stations and a written exam paper with targeted feedback to follow. Registrations are now open and can be found on our website here http://vpecc.weebly.com/
  
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​The Preliminary Program for the ANZICS CTG Winter Research Forum is now available and may be downloaded here​.

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The primary exam for CICM is a relatively new exam and will be an increasingly common pathway into ICU training. There is currently limited exam preparation support for candidates and many trainees I have interacted with are keen for the introduction of an exam course.

We plan to run a single day course with a strong practical focus at ANZICS House, Carlton. Please see our flyer and provisional program attached. There will be two streams: a candidate stream for those preparing to sit the exam, and a faculty stream for Intensivists involved in supervising candidates preparing for this exam. Teaching faculty includes CICM first part examiners, recent successful candidates, Intensivists and anaesthetists.

The day will focus on exam technique, study preparedness and topics of difficulty. The morning comprises adult learning based talks, followed by small group workshops on written exam and viva skills. The afternoon will incorporate exam-simulated viva stations and a written exam paper with targeted feedback to follow.

Registrations are now open and can be found on our website here: http://vpecc.weebly.com/

22/06/2015 5:02 PM
  
22/06/2015 5:00 PM

Register for the Safety and Quality conference: The Deteriorating Patient​ here.


SafeyQuality2015Program30042015.pdf

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18/05/2015 4:47 PM

​The TGA recently published information regarding Astral 100 and Astral 150 ventilators. ​

The TGA's statement can be found at:

https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/astral-100-and-astral-150-ventilators

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​"How We Die Now & What Happens if We Don't: The Story of Infectious Diseases in the Developed World" - ​ By Professor Jack Iwashyna

University of Adelaide

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 at 5:30pm
Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre,
Ground level, Horace Lamb Building​


Lecture Poster​

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​Registrations now open! 

Registrations for the Sixth Annual Winter Research Forum are now open. To register please visit the CTG Meeting Website at http://anzicsctg.org and select the "Registration" menu item.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the CTG Office on +61 (0)3 9340 3455 or ctgadmin@anzics.com.au.​

4/05/2015 3:51 PM
  
4/05/2015 11:13 AM

​It is with great pleasure that we invite you to submit a request for presentation time at the 6th Annual ANZICS CTG Winter Research Forum.

​The Winter Research Forum will be held at the Sea World Resort & Conference Centre, Gold Coast from 1000 on Thursday 9th July until 1530 Friday 10th July 2015.

If you wish to make a presentation, please send an email to donna.goldsmith@anzics.com.au with the presentation title and an indication of the approximate length of time preferred. Please bear in mind that audience discussion is the most valuable aspect of presenting at a CTG meeting so 50% of the total time allocation for a new study proposal will be designated for discussion. New proposals also require a single-page study synopsis so we can send that out to all delegates before the meeting. Please do this by no later than Friday 15th May, 2015.

4/05/2015 11:12 AM
  
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Save the date: NSW ANZICS Dinner Meeting, Thursday May 14th 2015

Dr Xavier Guasch, Hospital de La Plana, Villa-Real, Spain

Brain Death and Organ Donation - What Can Australia Learn From Spain?

 Venue - to be confirmed.

 Please RSVP to OTDS-StateMedicalDirector@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au by May 7th 2015.​

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The ANZICS End-of-life Care Working Group (EOLCWG) represents the Society's interests in matters related to end-of-life care in the ICU. The Working Group is responsible for developing and promoting statements for:

Statement on Care and Decision Making at the End-of-Life for the Critically Ill

This statement supersedes the Withholding and Withdrawing Treatment Statement​.

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26/03/2015 4:45 PM

​EOI: ANZICS Volunteer Sepsis Guidelines​

Call for expressions of interest for an ANZICS Representative to assist in the creation of a guideline on sepsis in pregnancy.

 

The Society of Obstretric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand are seeking contribution for a section about critical care issues including: recognising a deteriorating patient, when to refer to ICU, management once in ICU.

 

Please submit your interest to contribute via return email to anzics@anzics.com.au prior to Thursday 2 April.​


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25/03/2015 2:36 PM

The National Blood Authority (NBA) is pleased to announce that the Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 5 – Obstetrics and Maternity and accompanying Quick Reference Guide PDFs are now available and can be downloaded from the NBA website (http://www.blood.gov.au/pbm-module-5). Further information will be sent to notify you when hard copies are available to order from the NBA website in mid-April.

 

Module 5 is intended to assist and guide health-care professionals in making clinical decisions when managing pregnant and postpartum women.

 

We would be grateful if you would advise your members that Module 5 – Obstetrics and Maternity is now available. Please forward this email onto relevant parties and announce the news on your website and in your newsletter. Please feel free to use the attached web-button on your website so that your members can click straight through to the NBA website to download the guideline. 

 

Questions regarding the release of Module 5 – Obstetrics and Maternity should be directed to guidelines@blood.gov.au.

 

Kind regards

PBM Guidelines Team


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2/03/2015 10:10 AM

​The 20th International Intensive Care Symposium will be held on 8th – 9th May 2015 in İstanbul, TURKEY​.

The Scientific Committee has elaborated an outstanding programme full of cutting edge innovations in intensive care science, innovation in the field, in education and in quality and safety improvement. Research from investigators around the world will be presented in special lectures and panels during the symposium. The aim of the programme​ is to make it efficient for our colleagues in terms of the intensive care science, improving education and service in intensive care, and assisting intensivists in their careers.​

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​Radio National Health Report with Dr. Norman Swan and guest Associate Professor William Silvester.

Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care

Listen to the Health Report here​



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Critical Care Health Services Forum 3rd March – Note Final Registrations close Tuesday 24th February

ANZICS CTG and CORE are holding a satellite forum in Sydney prior to the CTG Noosa meeting on 3rd March 2015. 

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.

​The program has been designed to have a mix of presentations with examples of research proposals where there is time for ample discussion about the practicalities of Health Services Research projects.

For more information and to register for this event, please see the attached documents: 

The Critical Care Health Services Research Forum Flyer

The Critical Care Health Services Research Forum Registration Form

The Critical Care Health Services Resea​rch Forum Program


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

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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)


ANZICS Statement on Care and Decision Making at the End-of-Life for the Critically Ill



Contact

Jessyca Menzel

PO Box 164

CARLTON SOUTH, VIC 3053

T: 03 9340 3400

F: 03 9340 3499

E: jessyca.menzel@anzics.com.au


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Registrations for the ​ANZICS CTG 17th Annual Meeting on Clinical Trials in Intensive Care are now open. Please visit http://anzicsctg.org for more information of contact the CTG Office.

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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


18/12/2014 4:08 PM
  
11/12/2014 2:58 PM

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

11/12/2014 2:58 PM
  
26/11/2014 11:06 AM

​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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26/11/2014 11:03 AM

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

26/11/2014 11:03 AM
  
26/11/2014 11:01 AM

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

http://www.sqao-anzics.com

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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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See our YouTube channel for these videos

ANZICS YouTube

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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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