// Pre-Conference Workshops

MONDAY, 26 JUNE 2017

The preconference workshops will be held in and around Potsdamer Platz, with the majority taking place at the designated accommodation hotels.

SMACC FORCE Pre-hospital and Retrieval Workshop

Time:
All day (0800 – 1700 catering provided)
Buses will be leaving from the SCANDIC hotel, one of the main delegate accommodation blocks for DAS SMACC.
Cost:
€250.00 (nurse / paramedic / trainee)
€285.00 (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 last year – 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 Dublin and they will tell you what an amazing day this is!

Research Dark Arts

Time:
All day (0800 – 1700 catering provided)
Cost:
€280.00
Faculty:
Paul Young, Rinaldo Bellomo, Kathy Rowan, Jack Iwashyna, John Myburgh, Anders Perner, Carol Hodgson, Richard Smith
Pax:
30

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.

SMACC Airway

Time:
Half day x 2 – AM & PM (0800 – 1200 & 1300 – 1700)
Cost:
€250.00
Faculty:
John Vassiliadis (Co-Chair), Andrew Brainard (Co-Chair),  Scott Weingart, Anthony Lewis, Georgina Harris, Reuben Strayer, Rob Simpson, Caroline Jackson, George Kovacs, Jim DuCanto, Leon Boudourakis, Fiona Ting, Richard Levitan, Richard Lewis, 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.

Find out more about the Airway workshops here.

SOLD OUT

SMACC Procedural Skills Cadaver Lab

Time:
Half day x 2 – AM & PM
Buses will be leaving from the SCANDIC hotel, one of the main delegate accommodation blocks for DAS SMACC
Cost:
€790.00
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 are 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 hands-on 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 labs include venous access with surgical cutdown, intraosseous access, lateral canthotomy, insertion of chest drains, Central venous access, Suprapubic Catheter insertion and advanced airway tables.

SOLD OUT

DAS SMACC – HARDCORE INTENSIVE CARE

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Cost:
€150.00
Faculty:
Steve Mathieu (Co-Chair), Sarah Yong (Co-Chair), Margaret Herridge, Manu Malbrain, Rinaldo Bellomo, John Myburgh, Anders Perner, Flavia Machado, Charlotte Summers, Peter Brindley, Rob Mac Sweeney, Karin Amrein, Sara Gray, Camilla Strom, Jack Iwashyna, Matt Morgan
Pax:
100

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.

Topics (subject to change) include:

  • Matt Morgan: How kissing a frog can save your life
  • Charlotte Summers: Managing refractory hypoxaemia
  • Jack Iwashyna: You cured their sepsis, so why are they back in my ED?
  • John Myburgh: What does raised ICP really mean?
  • Flavia Machado: Rewriting the sepsis definitions for low- to middle-income countries
  • Rinaldo Bellomo: Anticoagulation for RRT: Heparin or Citrate?
  • Anders Perner: When I prescribe blood on ICU
  • Sara Gray: Timing of neuroprognostication in post cardiac arrest
  • Peter Brindley: End of Life Care in the ICU
  • Manu Malbrain: Fluids: what, when and why?
  • Karin Amrein: Metabolic mayhem in the ICU
  • Camilla Strom: Should we be admitting over 80s to the ICU?
  • Margaret Herridge: Talking to patients and their families about critical illness
  • Rob MacSweeney: Critical Care game changers
  • Panel debate: The Critical Care Butterfly Effect – Iwashyna, Bellomo, Summers, Brindley, Amrein, Machado

SMACC RADIOLOGY: CT CHEST AND ABDOMEN

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Cost:
€150.00
Faculty:
Andrew Dixon, Jeremy Jones, Frank Gaillard
Pax:
100+

Turn down the lights and grab yourself… a coffee because das boys from Radiopaedia.org are back! Join Andrew, Jeremy and some new guy named Frank, for an interactive workshop aimed at helping the non-radiologist 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 all new action-packed finale!

Brewing Your Own FOAM

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Cost:
€150.00
Faculty:
Salim Rezaie, John Greenwood, Rob Rogers
Pax:
40

If you want to make FOAM (free open-access meducation), this is the place to be! A team of experienced FOAM creators will share their tips, tricks and insights into screencasting, logging and podcasting in an interactive workshop that will leave you FOAMing at the mouth. Five reasons why you might want to Brew your own FOAM 1: Do it on Your Own Time 2: Improve Knowledge translation 3: This is where trainee education is at 4: Make yourself known and accelerate your career 5: Build a personal learning network.

SMACC Mini: Critical Care for Paeds

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Cost:
€150.00
Faculty:
Tessa Davis, Andrew Tagg , Tom Rozen, Natalie May, Hazel Talbot, Johnny Millar, Alex Wilbrink, Tim Horeczko, Casey Parker, Ross Fischer, Michele Domico, Andrew Beck
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.

SMACC BRAIN (EMERGENCY MEDICINE): NEXT LEVEL NEURO RESUS FOR THE ED

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Cost:
€150.00
Faculty:
Bill Knight, Jordan Bonomo, Brandon Foreman, Rhonda Cadena, Ronan O’Leary, Bellio Fernanda, Oli Flower
Pax:
80 – 100

MORE INFO & SIGN UP HERE

Four hours of neuro-emergency gold. Bill has been 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 opinion on topics relevant to your everyday practice.  This workshop will focus on the initial resuscitation and management  of common neurologic emergencies. SEE THE PROGRAM HERE!

CRITICAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS: MASTERING EMPATHY, ACTIVE LISTENING AND DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Cost:
€180.00
Faculty:
Liz Crowe, Ashley Shreves, Iain Beardsell
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!

Learning to Take the Heat: Training for Stress

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Time:
€180.00
Faculty:
Anand Swaminathan, Chris Hicks, Jesse Spurr, Tom Evens, Mike Lauria
Pax:
40

This workshop explores the techniques we can use to deal with extreme stress, and how we can train to use them effectively to perform under pressure. Techniques include self-talk, visualization, tactical breathing, cognitive unloading, over-training and how to train others. The faculty includes experienced resuscitationists, an elite rowing coach, simulationists, a stress training researcher, and former USAF Pararescueman.

SOLD OUT

ECG: KEEPING IT REAL

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Cost:
€150.00
Faculty:
Steve Smith, Ed Burns
Pax:
50

Always a SMACC favourite the ECG  workshop will be facilitated by gurus Steve Smith( Dr Smith’s ECG blog) and Ed Burns (Life in the fast lane). The program will cover core topics such as Chest pain, Syncope, tachy-dysrhythmias and Toxic ECG changes. Delegates will be asked to bring along their favourite ECG cases for discussion.

“LET’S TALK ABOUT IT”: EFFECTIVE DEBRIEFING FOR HEALTHCARE SIMULATION

Time:
Half day AM (0800 – 1200)
Cost:
€180.00
Faculty:
Walter Eppich, Victoria Brazil, Jon Gatward, Jenny Rudolph, Chris Nickson, Jan Schmutz, Michael Meguerdichian
Pax:
32

Led by some of the best debriefers in the business, after this session, you will be able to outline a clear rationale for effective debriefing and improve your own debriefing skills in the following key ways: creating safe but challenging learning environments, debriefing with an honest yet non-threatening approach and incorporating meaningful performance feedback into your debriefings.

SOLD OUT

SMACC Airway

Time:
Half day x 2 – AM & PM (0800 – 1200 & 1300 – 1700)
Cost:
€250.00
Faculty:
John Vassiliadis (Co-Chair), Andrew Brainard (Co-Chair),  Scott Weingart, Anthony Lewis, Georgina Harris, Reuben Strayer, Rob Simpson, Caroline Jackson, George Kovacs, Jim DuCanto, Leon Boudourakis, Fiona Ting, Richard Levitan, Richard Lewis, 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.

Find out more about the Airway workshops here.

SOLD OUT

SMACC Procedural Skills Cadaver Lab

Time:
Half day x 2 – AM & PM
Buses will be leaving from the SCANDIC hotel, one of the main delegate accommodation blocks for DAS SMACC
Cost:
€790.00
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 hands-on 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 afternoon labs include IO access, Pericardiocentesis, Cranial Burr holes, intra-articular injections / aspirations, Surgical Airway, Resuscitative Thoracotomy and Ultrasound tables.

SOLD OUT

DAS SMACC – HARDCORE EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1700)
Cost:
€150.00
Faculty:
Lauren Westafer (Co-Chair), Rory Spiegel (Co-Chair), John Greenwood, Vicki Noble, Zaf Qasim, Pik Mukherji, Jacob Avila, Justin Morganstern, Ryan Radecki, Diana Eagerton-Warburton, David Carr
Pax:
100 per session

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.

SMACC Radiology: CT Brain and Spine

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1700)
Cost:
€150.00
Faculty:
Andrew Dixon, Jeremy Jones, Frank Gaillard
Pax:
 100+

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!

LEAVE THE SIM LAB BEHIND: IN SITU SIMULATION FOR CLINICIAN EDUCATORS

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1700)
Cost:
€180.00
Faculty:
Andrew Petrosoniak (Co-Chair), Sara Cook (Co-Chair), Chris Nickson, Jesse Spurr, Chris Hicks, Jon Gatward, Sandra Viggers
Pax:
 36

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 programme tailored to your workplace.

SOLD OUT

SMACC BRAIN (ICU): NEXT LEVEL NEURO ICU RESUS

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1700)
Cost:
€150.00
Faculty:
Celia Bradford, Oli Flower, John Myburgh, Mark Wilson, David Menon, more neuro experts to be revealed soon
Pax:
80 – 100

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.

COMMUNICATION INTENSIVE

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1700)
Cost:
€180.00
Faculty:
Liz Crowe, Ashley Shreves, Iain Beardsell
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.

GET CREATIVE

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1700)
Cost:
€180.00
Faculty:
Michelle Johnston, Richard Smith, Tor Ecleve, Jeremy Faust
Pax:
 50 – 80

The Get Creative Workshop has been reinvented and reimagined.

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.

Michelle Johnston, Richard Smith, and Jeremy Faust will enlighten you in the art of writing well, using techniques from both the worlds of fiction and non-fiction.

Tor Ercleve will coax out artistic skills you never knew you possessed.  He will undress the mysteries of illustrating, and uncover the foundations of observation and replication, in order to build upon them.

Oh, and expect a few surprises.

TALK LIKE SMACC – SECRETS FOR PRESENTATIONS

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1700)
Time:
€150.00
Faculty:
Simon Carley, Haney Mallemat, Victoria Brazil, Ross Fisher, Anand Swaminathan, Natalie May, Grace Leo
Pax:
 50

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

SOLD OUT

MASTERING MECHANICAL VENTILATION

Time:
Half day PM (1300 – 1700)
Cost:
€150.00
Faculty:
Paul Nixon, Carol Hodgson, Marcelo Amato, David Tuxen
Pax:
32

Do you want to move beyond the basics? Do you want an update on the key challenges and controversies affecting the bedside management of mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients? Join an expert faculty for interactive lectures and demonstrations that will put you well on your way to ‘mastering the vent’. This mini-conference is aimed at advanced trainees and specialists in critical care specialities.

SOLD OUT

DAS SMACC PREHOSPITAL & EMERGENCY ULTRASOUND WORKSHOP SERIES

Time:
3 x sessions (0800 – 1015 OR 1045 – 1300 OR 1345 – 1600)
Cost:
€200.00
Faculty:
Daniel Lichtenstein, Trish Henwood, James Rippey, Cian McDermott, Arun Nagdy
Pax:
40 per session

Led by international Ultrasound experts, the Pre-Hospital & Emergency Ultrasound Workshop Series features three innovative hands on learning opportunities to increase the amplitude of your scanning skills, whether you’re a novice or expert clinician sonographer.  The morning kicks off with “Dying in Pain! Ultrasound for Undifferentiated Abdominal Pain”. Mid-morning picks up with “Ultrasound in Acute Respiratory Failure: The Blue Protocol!”. The afternoon finishes with “Emergent Procedures Perfected with Ultrasound”. Choose your adventure, or join our legendary DAS SMACC Ultrasound team for all three!

DAS SMACC ECHO & CRITICAL CARE ULTRASOUND WORKSHOP SERIES

Time:
3 x sessions (0800 – 1015 OR 1045 – 1300 OR 1345 – 1600))
Cost:
€200.00
Faculty:
Rachel Liu, Morten Botker, Jacob Avilla, Ben Smith, Haney Mallemat, Chris Fox
Pax:
40 per session

The Echo & Critical Care Ultrasound Workshop Series will take you step-by-step from the basics to advanced critical ultrasound with three engaging hands on learning sessions. The morning kicks off with “Echo Made Easy!” covering fundamental views, models and measurements that matter, as well as introducing advanced Echo tips and tricks. Mid-morning continues with “Bringing the Body Back Together with Critical Care Ultrasound” that builds on your Echo skills with Lung Ultrasound, Hemodynamic Assessment, as well as cutting edge Critical Care Ultrasound applications. The afternoon session finishes with “Master Disaster! Critical Care US Cases!” that will challenge you apply  new Echo and Critical Care Ultrasound Skills.

SOLD OUT

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