Pre-Conference Workshops – Monday, 25 and Tuesday 26 March 2019

The pre-conference workshops will be held in and around Darling Harbour, with the majority taking place at the International Convention Centre Sydney.

Full Day

SMACC FORCE Pre-hospital and Retrieval Congress

Time:
All day (0800 – 1700 full catering provided)
Venue:
Metro Theatre George St Sydney
Cost:
$330.00 (nurse / paramedic / trainee)
$470.00 (specialist)
Faculty:
Ashley Liebig, Brian Burns, Jason van der, Velde, Conor Deasy, Clare Richmond, Karel Habig, Mark Forrest
Pax:
300

Building on the incredible success of Das SMACC in Berlin – The ultimate day of pre-hospital education. Led by a hand-picked elite group of the world’s most innovative educators. Combining focused, relevant clinical updates, hotly contested debates on controversial topics and live demos that are guaranteed to keep you engaged. The venue is an old theatre full of atmosphere, which is sure to help delegates immerse themselves in the day.

Ask anyone who attended #smaccFORCE Berlin and they will tell you what an amazing day this is!

Research Dark Arts (Workshop)

Time:
All day (0800 – 1700 full catering provided)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$350.00
Faculty:
Steve Webb, Paul Young, Gavin Perkins, Simon Finfer, Rick Body, Hallie Prescott, Carol Hodgson, Naomi Hammond, John Myburgh
Pax:
50

High quality clinical research has tremendous potential to improve the outcomes of critically ill patients. This workshop is designed for early career researchers who want to take their clinical research to the next level. It is about learning from a Faculty who have led successful research projects in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the UK, and the USA. They will tell you the tricks of the trade and show you the path to becoming a clinician researcher. You will learn how to come up with research ideas, how to get grant money, which journal to target, and how to write papers that will get accepted. In short, you will learn how to play the research game.

Click here to view the full Research Dark Arts program.

Get Creative

Time:
10:30 – 17:00
Venue:
Sydney Opera House
Cost:
$350.00
Faculty:
Michelle Johnston, Grace Leo, Oli Flower, Jeremy Faust, Ross Fisher, Fiona Reilly, James Maskalyk
Pax:
80

The Get Creative Workshop has been reinvented and reimagined in one of the greatest creative venues on the world – the Sydney Opera House! Begin the day with a late morning private tour of the Sydney Opera House focusing on the creative design, architecture and engineering – Guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing. Then meet fellow delegates over lunch in the beautiful Utzon Room (The only room inside the SOH designed by the incredible Danish architect) with views across the harbour to the botanic gardens and lady Macquarie’s chair.

Finally settle in for an inspiring afternoon of presentations. Creative communication forms the beating heart of #FOAMed, but not all of us feel comfortable delving into our creative brain in order to produce new and inspiring material.

Our workshop will explore elements of writing and illustrating, empowering you to communicate with elegance and eloquence.

Half Day AM

SMACC Brain (ICU): Next Level Neuro ICU Resus

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$200.00
Faculty:
Celia Bradford (Chair), Claire Seiffert, Oli Flower, John Myburgh, and more neuro experts to be revealed soon
Pax:
80

This neuro workshop is the neuro-ICU masterclass. With a superb faculty we’ll be covering the controversial topics of neuro that you argue about in your unit!

There’ll be focused talks, interactive discussions and expert opinion from world experts. This workshop will be relevant to the bedside care of your neuro patients, will make you think and hopefully change your practice.

Click here to view the full SMACC Brain (ICU) program.

SMACC Procedural Skills Cadaver Lab (Workshop)

Time:
Half day x 2 – AM & PM (0800 – 1200 & 1300 – 1700)
Venue:
University of Technology Sydney
Cost:
$990.00
Faculty:
Chris Ross (Chair) and an all-star team of demonstrators (1 instructor per 2 delegates)
Pax:
30 per session

A mastery of invasive procedures is fundamental to resuscitation, emergency patient stabilisation and patient safety. These invasive procedures often required to save a life may not be utilised optimally due to lack of practice, concern for complications, lack of familiarity, or advances in equipment or technique since one’s training. You will be joining internationally renowned faculty in a closely supervised environment with handson labs that are designed to improve practitioner competence at invasive procedures. The lab utilises fresh, unembalmed cadavers, which closely simulate the anatomy and feel of an actual patient. Each station will also utilise ultrasound machines to further their procedural skills to the next level. Advanced multimedia will assist the learner in viewing procedures in real time. The morning and afternoon labs are slightly different as the procedures performed can include surgical airway, percutaneous tracheostomy, venous access, intraosseous access, resuscitative thoracotomy, lateral canthotomy, venous cut-down and much more.

Talk Like SMACC – Secrets for Presenters

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$250.00
Faculty:
Simon Carley, Haney Mallemat, Victoria Brazil, Natalie May, Grace Leo
Pax:
150

This faculty not only talks the talk, they’ve walked the walk – and at SMACC! Now they’re sharing the secrets to delivering an amazing presentation. Delegates will learn the core components of every great talk:

  • The story – making sure the message has a coherent structure
  • The media – enhancing the story not distracting from it
  • Presentation – making sure the message is delivered with presence

Trauma Updates – (Mini-Congress)

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$200.00
Faculty:
Christine Bowles (Chair), Anthony Holley, Caroline Leech, Laura Duggan, Leo Celi, Anthony HolleyAlex Tzannes, Chris Hicks, Brian Owler, Resa Lewiss, Suridh Lodh, Vera Sistenich, Jaimie and Karen Manning, Sarah Webb and Kristy Washington
Pax:
80

This incredible handpicked lineup of experts will take you through Trauma from the roadside to the hospital and beyond. We will start with a hardcore plenary on Trauma Resus covering Blast Injury, Ultrasound in Trauma, Haemostatic Resuscitation, Surviving Trauma RSI and Coming Out The Other Side, Rapid-Fire Trauma Radiology, Chest Injuries from Rib fractures to TCA, and more. Then we’re going to get philosophical as we cover trauma systems in our wide brown land (Frontline Paediatric Neurosurgery in the Bush) and the world at large (Trauma in Developing Countries), trauma education (Trauma Team Training in the Real World), and the Future of Trauma (with a particular focus on AI in Trauma). Finally we are going to tie it all together with a panel discussion involving a burns patient who is a phenomenal speaker, and his treating team.

This unique workshop will be an unforgettable opportunity to update your trauma knowledge, and is relevant to everyone.

Do not miss out.

SMACC Clinician Educators Unconference

Time:
Half day AM (0830 – 1200)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$100 (consultants)
$50 (trainees, non-physicians)
Faculty:
Chris Nickson, Jon Gatward and the team from the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educators Network
Pax:
36

Is there a topic in critical care education that you’d love to talk about with other enthusiasts and experts? What are there common challenges around education program delivery you want to work on? At the SMACC Clinician Educators Unconference, participants will co-create the event by submitting the topics they want to discuss and then choosing the sessions they want to participate in. If the topic is related to critical care education, it is fair game! Each session will have a facilitator to keep discussion growing and help share the learnings from each participant-driven session.

Half Day PM

SMACC Forensics in Critical Care

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1700)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$300.00
Faculty:
Nicola Cunningham, Maaike Moller, JoAnn Parkin (The faculty leads are all forensic physicians at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine)
Pax:
24

Forensic medicine, or the application of medicine as it pertains to the courts, can apply to any field of medicine, but this is nowhere more true than in critical care, where assault, both physical and sexual, can bring medicine into contact with the sharp edge of the law.

Many doctors have an intuitive aversion to the courts as an adversarial and potentially hostile environment. A basic knowledge of forensic medical principles, such as injury documentation, preservation of evidence, report writing and preparing evidence can assist in giving the practitioner confidence and in assisting the judicial process to ensure appropriate outcomes.

The program will include:

  • Forensic Examinations – small group work
  • Report Writing
  • Expert Evidence in Court – moot court

SMACC Procedural Skills Cadaver Lab (Workshop)

Time:
Half day x 2 – AM & PM (0800 – 1200 & 1300 – 1700)
Venue:
University of Technology Sydney
Cost:
$990.00
Faculty:
Chris Ross (Chair) and an all-star team of demonstrators (1 instructor per 2 delegates)
Pax:
30 per session

A mastery of invasive procedures is fundamental to resuscitation, emergency patient stabilisation and patient safety. These invasive procedures often required to save a life may not be utilised optimally due to lack of practice, concern for complications, lack of familiarity, or advances in equipment or technique since one’s training. You will be joining internationally renowned faculty in a closely supervised environment with handson labs that are designed to improve practitioner competence at invasive procedures. The lab utilises fresh, unembalmed cadavers, which closely simulate the anatomy and feel of an actual patient. Each station will also utilise ultrasound machines to further their procedural skills to the next level. Advanced multimedia will assist the learner in viewing procedures in real time. The morning and afternoon labs are slightly different as the procedures performed can include surgical airway, percutaneous tracheostomy, venous access, intraosseous access, resuscitative thoracotomy, lateral canthotomy, venous cut-down and much more.

SMACC Brain (Emergency Medicine): Next Level Neuro Resus for the ED

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1700)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$200.00
Faculty:
Bill Knight, Ken Milne, Bob Neumar
Pax:
80-100

Four hours of neuro-emergency gold. Bill is assembling an incredible faculty to provide a neuro workshop targeted at Emergency Medicine and Pre-Hospital professionals. There’ll be punchy talks, heated debate and expert panel opinions on topics relevant to your everyday practice. The concentration of this workshop will focus on the initial resuscitation and management of common neurologic emergencies.

Click here to view the full SMACC Brain (Emergency Medicine) program.

SMACC Toxicology

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1700)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$200.00
Faculty:
Pax:
80

This TOX workshop is a masterclass delivered by a top notch faculty of Australasian experts. Expect controversies to be generated and entrenched ideas to be challenged !!

Sessions will focus on key topics based around clinical cases and are designed to be interactive. This workshop will be relevant to the bedside care of your critical care patients, will make you think and hopefully change your practice.

Clinician Educators Dragon’s Den

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1630)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$100 (consultants)
$50 (trainees, non-physicians)
Faculty:
Chris Nickson, Jon Gatward and the team from the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educators Network
Pax:
36

Are you a Clinician Educator developing or leading an education project? Are you interested in learning about other people’s projects and helping them make them even better? Then this is the workshop for you! This SMACC workshop is delivered by the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educators Network and is suitable for budding or seasoned Clinician Educators from any profession or background. All types of education projects are welcome: research, innovations, curriculum designs, and more. The workshop format involves facilitated small group discussions using a ‘step-back’ methodology: participants will present their projects, then listen in while their colleagues discuss the project as if it were there own, after which new learnings will be shared!

Half Day AM

SMACC Emergency Medicine Updates (Congress)

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$200.00
Faculty:
Lauren Westafer (Co-Chair), Jeremy Faust (Co-Chair), John Vassiliadis (Co-Chair), Salim Rezzaie, Ken Milne, Sara Gray, Ric Body, Ashley Shreves, David Carr
Pax:
200

Focused updates on what is hot in Emergency Medicine, presented as short talks, panels and debates. The best way to catch up on the essentials from some of the brightest and the best speakers critical care has to offer.

Click here to view the full Emergency Medicine Updates program.

SMACC Airway (Workshop)

Time:
Half day x 2 – AM & PM (0800 – 1200 or 1300 – 1700)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$300.00
Faculty:
Stu Marshall (Chair), Andrew Brainard, Scott Weingart, Anthony Lewis, Georgina Harris, Reuben Strayer, Caroline Jackson, Tim Leeuwenberg
Pax:
80 Per Session

It doesn’t get better than this. The world’s best will show you how they do it. Difficult airways, surgical airways, video laryngoscopy, advanced supraglottic airways, live nasoendoscopy, airway simulation, and plenty more.

SMACC Paediatric Ultrasound (Workshop)

Time:
Half day AM (0830 – 1200)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$300.00
Faculty:
Casey Parker, Russ Horowitz, John Bailitz, Cian McDermott
Pax:
40 per session (Max 4 per student)

Delegates will be guided through common paediatric diagnostic and procedural skills using ultrasound. Spend hands-on time scanning and take your PEMPOCUS skills to the next level.

SMACC Advanced Ultrasound (Workshop)

Time:
Half day AM (0830 – 1200)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$300.00
Faculty:
Kylie Baker, Justin Bowra, Pierre Janin, Sharon Kay, John Bailitz, Cian McDermott
Pax:
40 per session (Max 4 per student)

Learn advanced cardiac, abdominal and procedural US diagnostic tips and procedural tricks from the very best critical care Australian and international faculty. Increase the amplitude of your scanning skills whether you are a novice or expert clinician sonographer.

SMACC Radiology: CT Chest and Abdomen (Workshop)

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$250.00
Faculty:
Andrew Dixon, Jeremy Jones, Frank Gaillard, Craig Hacking
Pax:
120

Turn down the lights and grab yourself… a coffee because the boys from Radiopaedia.org are back! Join Andrew, Jeremy, Frank and some new guy named Craig, for an interactive workshop aimed at helping the nonradiologists to master CT interpretation. The morning workshop will focus on the chest and abdomen, covering both traumatic and non-traumatic emergencies. Bring along your laptop to work through a series of offline cases, challenge yourself with hot-reads and then brace yourself for an action packed finale!

SMACC Mini: Critical Care for Paeds (Congress)

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$200.00
Faculty:
Tessa Davis, Andrew Tagg, Tom Rozen, Natalie May, Grace Leo
Pax:
80 – 100

Building on the success of last year’s heroic session we promise to take things beyond the basics, providing a cutting edge experience from an amazing international faculty. With lightning talks and deep dives – SMACCmini will leave you feeling confident when you next look after a critically unwell child.

Click here to view the full SMACCmini program.

Leave the Sim Lab Behind: In Situ Simulation for clinician Educators (Workshop)

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$300.00
Faculty:
Sara Cook (Chair), Jesse Spurr, Chris Hicks, Jon Gatward,
Pax:
45

In-situ simulation happens in the workplace during working hours. It is team-based training that can be flexed and shaped to your weekly educational needs. Learn how to deliver quality, interdisciplinary training for your team: where they work, with their usual equipment, and with the people they have to rely on every day. You will understand the pros and cons of this powerful and low-cost educational tool so that you can develop a strategy for establishing an in-situ simulation program tailored to your workplace.

Critical Communication Skills: Mastering Empathy, Active Listening and Difficult Conversations (Workshop)

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$250.00
Faculty:
Liz Crowe, Iain Beardsell, Jenny Holman
Pax:
30

This will be a communication workshop tailored specifically to the critical care environment and unlike anything you have experienced before. Using humour and scenarios you will be given a fundamental framework to build good communication skills in the ever-changing environment of critical care. Participants will leave this workshop with the skills to assess when to talk and when to listen. There will be a strong focus on remaining empathic and connected to those you are communicating
with, teaching you how to attune yourself to individuals and groups to maximise communication outcomes. We will provide you with a framework of how to structure difficult and awkward conversations that will leave you empowered and confident. Consider then going to “Communication Intensive” workshop in the afternoon if you want more!

SMACC Resilience (Workshop)

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$300.00
Faculty:
Phil Dobson, Psychologist, author of The Brain Book
Pax:
15

Lead by the creator of  BrainWorkshops and author of the best-seller The Brain Book, this small group Resilience workshop will give you practical insights to help you sustain your performance under pressure. You’ll learn how to manage your stress and reduce mental overwhelm, increase your resourcefulness, and develop a greater sense of control. You’ll also learn the five keys to developing your brain fitness and how to maintain your mental adaptability.

Quotes:
“Phil was simply amazing. He ran the best leadership seminar I have ever attended and I would highly recommend Phil to anyone.”
Chris Oliver-Taylor, Managing Director, Matchbox Pictures

“Life changing! Practical learning back up by neuroscience that can be applied to your whole life.”
Ella Hudson, Senior Editor, WGSN

“I think the course has been the most practical and insightful course I have been on in my career.”
Kim Coats, International Marketing, Ascential

Half Day PM

SMACC Airway (Workshop)

Time:
Half day x 2 – AM & PM (0800 – 1200 or 1300 – 1700)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$300.00
Faculty:
Stu Marshall (Chair), Andrew Brainard, Scott Weingart, Anthony Lewis, Georgina Harris, Reuben Strayer, Caroline Jackson, Tim Leeuwenberg
Pax:
80 Per Session

It doesn’t get better than this. The world’s best will show you how they do it. Difficult airways, surgical airways, video laryngoscopy, advanced supraglottic airways, live nasoendoscopy, airway simulation, and plenty more.

SMACC Intensive Care Updates

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1700)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$200.00
Faculty:
Steve Mathieu (Co-Chair), Sarah Yong (Co-Chair), Simon Finfer, Paul Young, Hallie Prescott, Carol Hodgson, Steve Webb, John Myburgh, Todd Rice, Alex Psirides, Laura Rock, Ganesh Suntharalingam, Hugh Montgomery, Naomi Hammond, LJ Mottram, Gavin Perkins, Soka Moses
Pax:
200

Focused updates on what is hot in Intensive Care, presented as short talks, panels and debates. The best way to catch up on the essentials from some of the brightest and the best speakers critical care has to offer.

Click here to view the full Intensive Care Updates program.

SMACC Ultrasound Procedures (Workshop)

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1700)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$300.00
Faculty:
Arun Nagdev, Jacob Avila, John Bailitz, Cian McDermott
Pax:
40 per session (Max 4 per station)

Want to master nerve blocks or tap fluid from any body cavity using ultrasound? Learn basic and advanced vascular access techniques from our expert faculty. This workshop will equip you with all the latest ultrasound-guided procedural techniques.

SMACC Ultrasound for the Crashing Patient (Workshop)

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1630)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$300.00
Faculty:
Rachel Liu, Morton Boetker, John Bailitz, Cian McDermott
Pax:
40 per session (Max 4 per station)

Want to become an ultrasound resus room guru? This critical care workshop will teach you the latest advances in the management of shocked and sepsis patients. Learn to see with sound and treat all your critically ill patients.

SMACC Radiology: CT Brains and Spine (Workshop)

Time:
Half day PM (1300-1700)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$250.00
Faculty:
Andrew Dixon, Jeremy Jones, Frank Gaillard
Pax:
120

Brains!!! Put down the ultrasound probe and join Radiologists Andrew, Jeremy and Frank from Radiopaedia. org as they give you the inside tips on how to interpret brain and spine CT. This interactive workshop is aimed at helping the non-radiologist to master CT interpretation and covers both traumatic and non-traumatic emergencies.

Bring along your laptop to work through a series of offline cases, challenge yourself with hot-reads and then sit back for a spine-crushing, brain-tingling finale like no other!

Communication Intensive

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1700)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$300.00
Faculty:
Liz Crowe, Iain Beardsell, Jenny Holman
Pax:
16

Please note delegates must attend the Critical Communication Skills workshop in the morning to attend this workshop. Using the communication framework from the workshop this morning this will give participants the opportunity to role play and trial their new knowledge and skills. This workshop will provide individual feedback and mentoring that will put you on the path to building exceptional skills for communication in the critical care context. Scenarios will include a range of difficult and high-pressure conversations around death, poor prognosis, conflict with others, providing feedback and performance management. This intensive will build your skills professionally and personally.

Delivering Effective Feedback (Workshop)

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1700)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$250.00
Faculty:
Simon Carley, Natalie May
Pax:
40

Feedback is what we use to guide improvement – it helps correct behaviour and cognitive errors. But even the word “feedback” provokes some emotions. Many of us have had bad experiences giving or receiving feedback. It’s hard. We are vulnerable, particularly about our work – the thing we have invested our time, our money, our weekends, our free time and our identity into. Don’t fret! There are some very simple things we can do to make feedback better and more useful; in this workshop we will give you some practical tips to help you give – and receive – effective feedback.

SMACC Mindfulness (Workshop)

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1700)
Venue:
ICC Sydney
Cost:
$300.00
Faculty:
Phil Dobson, Psychologist, author of The Brain Book
Pax:
20

Lead by the creator of  BrainWorkshops and author of the best-seller The Brain Book, this small group Mindfulness workshop will give you a practical introduction to using meditation and mindfulness. You’ll learn techniques to help you strengthen your focus, regulate your emotions, and improve your sleep. You’ll learn skills to help you improve your physical health, develop your emotional wellbeing, and improve all aspects of mental performance.

Quotes:
“Life changing! Practical learning back up by neuroscience that can be applied to your whole life.”
Ella Hudson, Senior Editor, WGSN

“I think the course has been the most practical and insightful course I have been on in my career.”
Kim Coats, International Marketing, Ascential

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