PAC 2012 ConferenCe ProGrAM Paediatric Acute Care Conference 2012

PAC 2012
Paediatric Acute Care Conference 2012
PAC 2012
Fri 16 November
& Sat 17 November
(one day program)
Fri 16 November
APLS Head Office
5th Floor
505 Little Collins Street
VIC 3000
Langham Hotel
1 Southgate Ave
South Bank
VIC 3006
t: 03 8672 2800
e: [email protected]
PAC 2012
One day program
Fri 16 November & Sat 17 November, APLS Head Office
Welcome to PAC 2012
Toni Medcalf Memorial Opening Address
Christopher Webber
Neonatal Resuscitation
Julia Gunn
Failed Intubation
Philip Ragg
Burns Hugh Martin
Morning Tea
Septic Shock Beyond the 1st Hour
Kevin McCaffery
Collapse of the Infant with Suspected
Nick Pigott
Heart Disease Acute Care in the Bush
Paul Bloomfield
Lunch (FRI only – APLS AGM 12.45pm-1pm)
DrowningGary Williams
Critical Asthma
Julie McEniery
Working in TeamsMarino Festa
Afternoon Tea
Debriefing Skills and WorkshopJane Stanford
APLS Q and AAPLS Panel
PAC 2012 Conference Dinner
Fri 16 November, Langham Hotel
19:30 20:00
Pre-dinner drinks
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Toni Medcalf Memorial Opening Address, 9am
Christopher Webber is a Paediatric Emergency Physician and Retrieval Consultant working at Sydney Children’s
Hospital, Randwick and NETS (Newborn & paediatric Emergency Transport Service) NSW. Having completed his
degree at the University of Queensland in 1980 and internship in Townsville, Chris then worked in Mount Isa and
Richmond, Queensland. He then completed a Diploma of Obstetrics at the Gold Coast Hospital where he “fell
into” paediatrics, being the other six months of the 12 month position. Paediatric training commenced at Royal
Children’s Hospital, Brisbane and was completed at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick (previously Prince of
Wales Children’s Hospital). Chris was one of the 12 “disciples” who completed the first Australian APLS course for
12 participants in 1997. They progressed immediately to an Instructor course and completed their first Instructor
Candidacy within 10 days of commencement! Chris is renowned for his class photos at courses and this is not a
time for tomfoolery, as many can attest who have been photographed. He remains heavily involved in instructing
and directing Provider and Generic Instructor Courses.
Neonatal Resuscitation, 9.20am
Julia Gunn is a Consultant Neonatologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. She completed her PhD
studying brain injury and neurodevelopment in infants with congenital heart disease, based in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and currently holds a half-time Career Development Award from the Murdoch Childrens Research
Institute. Her research interests include newborn brain injury and neurodevelopment in infants undergoing surgery
for congenital malformations, including the use of clinical neuromonitoring tools and prediction of longer term
outcomes following brain insults early in life. Inbetween bouts of NICU ward service, Julia coordinates a long-term
follow-up program for infants undergoing non-cardiac surgery during the neonatal period, but would rather spend
her time ranking the quality of powder snow at ski resorts around the world.
Failed Intubation, 9.50am
Philip is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne; Deputy Director, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management; and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics at the University
of Melbourne. He is also an examiner for ANZCA, a member of the Victorian Consultative Council of Anaesthetic
Morbidity and Mortality, and an APLS Instructor. Interests and publications include cardiac anaesthesia, airway
management, regional anaesthesia in children, neonatal anaesthesia, day surgery for children, muscle relaxants in
children and malignant hyperthermia. His current research project is entitled ‘Depth of Insertion of Endotracheal
Tubes in Children: A new method and review of previous formulae’.
Sport lovers
Don’t miss a visit to the MCG, Melbourne’s cathedral to the sporting gods. The
home of AFL Grand Finals, Boxing Day tests and the outstanding National Sports
Museum is three train stops (Southern Cross to Richmond) or an impressive 45
minute walk along the Yarra riverbank from APLS. A new statue of spin bowling
larrikin Shane Warne stands guard outside this national icon, and tours of the
stadium and the National Sports Museum can be booked at
or Take a stroll around the surrounding sports precinct and
you might glimpse your heroes training at Gosch’s Paddock or Punt Road Oval.
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Burns, 10.20am
Hugh gained his first Fellowship as a General Surgeon in Australia then worked in the UK before returning to Australia to learn a bit more about children at the RAHC, then at Camperdown. The patients and the attitude of Paediatric Surgeons was so different and refreshing that he stayed in the discipline, completing a three year upgrade
to Paediatric Surgery with a year at RCH Melbourne. On returning to RAHC he joined the Burns Unit starting a long
interest in the subject including teaching the American ABLS in the early 90s before being involved in the group
that wrote the EMSB course in the mid-90s, then as Chair of the Education Committee of the Australian and NZ
Burn Association for many years, seeing it grow and spread around the two countries as well as to the UK, Holland and South Africa. He remains passionate about teaching burns to anybody who stands still for long enough.
Septic Shock Beyond the 1st Hour, 11.15am
Kevin trained as a Paediatrician in the UK with subspecialty accreditation in Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine.
In an effort to offset carbon, he relocated to Australia four years ago. He works as a full-time Staff Specialist between the Royal Children’s Hospital and Mater Children’s Hospital, Brisbane and holds an honorary role as Senior
Medical Advisor with the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Centre, Queensland. Clinical interests include
extracorporeal support for critically ill patients, as well as an interest in electrolytes and acid-base status. Current
research interests revolve around recognition and management of the deteriorating patient, with a particular focus
on development, validation and implementation of the Children’s Early Warning Tool.
Collapse of the Infant with Suspected Heart Disease, 11.45am
Nick is a Staff Specialist in Paediatric Intensive Care medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney
since September 2010. Previously, he was Staff Specialist in Paediatric Intensive Care at Sydney Children’s Hospital
until August 2010 and Director of Trauma for Sydney Children’s Hospital until December 2010. Prior to this, Nick
was a Consultant in Paediatric Cardiac Intensive care at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London. Areas
of interest include cardiac intensive care, extracorporeal life support, trauma, retrieval medicine and human factors/safety. Nick also has a longstanding interest in the pastoral care of trainees/junior consultants.
Acute Care in the Bush 12.15pm
Paul is a General Paediatrician from Orange NSW where he has been practising since completing his training 11
years ago. He has an interest in acute medicine and trauma which manages to keep him going through the deluge
of behavioural and developmental work seen in rural general paediatrics.
Eat, drink, be merry
Enjoying a lovingly created al fresco meal – despite Victoria’s ‘variable’
weather – is high on the list of Melburnian pleasures. The Crown Complex on South Bank has glitzy super-chefs and remarkable views; Lygon
Street, just north of the CBD in Carlton is the city’s Italian quarter, with
atmospheric pavement pizza joints aplenty. South Melbourne market is a
gem for foodies, and further afield, Milawa – a two hour drive up-country
– is a designated gourmet region for fresh air and the freshest food. See
what’s whetting the appetites of local foodies at
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Drowning, 2pm
Gary is a General Paediatrician who underwent PICU Fellowship training in Sydney and Texas before taking up his
job as a Staff Specialist in PICU at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick in 1995. Particular interests include sepsis
pathophysiology and management as well as skeletal muscle physiology in the critically ill patient. Gary has been
an APLS Instructor since the introduction of APLS into Australia in 1997 and has chaired the weekly Clinicopath
Conference at SCH, Randwick over the past 15 years. In addition to acute management of critically ill children his
other major clinical role is the coordination of care for children requiring long-term home ventilation.
Critical Asthma, 2.30pm
Julie is a Paediatric Intensivist at Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. Interests include skiing, epidemiology of
paediatric mortality, and trying to encourage women into Paediatric Intensive Care to address various opportunities / challenges with the current status quo. Other roles include teaching (APLS, RACP, CICM), Operation Smile
missions, and chairing the Statewide Child and Youth Clinical network in Queensland.
Working in Teams, 3pm
Marino Festa is an Honorary Fellow in the Critical Care and Trauma Division of The George Institute. He is a Senior
Staff Specialist and co-Lead for Kids Critical Care Research at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) in Sydney. He is a fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine and has completed a Doctor of Medicine (Research),
Imperial College, London 2011. He represents CHW on the paediatric study group of the ANZICS Clinical Trial
Group and is principal investigator for the SAFE EPIC global point prevalence study. He is co-Lead for simulation
in Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, clinical chair for Simulation at the Health and Education Training Institute
(HETI), NSW Health and co-editor and author of the DETECT junior manual and program of training in NSW. He
has active research interests in the areas of paediatric fluid resuscitation, microvascular adaptation to shock, and
human factors research in critically ill and simulated patients.
Debriefing Skills and Workshop, 3.50pm
Jane Stanford joined the APLS team in July this year. She has a background in adult critical care nursing with a
Graduate Diploma in adult education. Jane has extensive experience in clinical and non clinical adult education
in university and hospital settings. Jane also works at Cabrini Health, both as a clinical nurse and as an educator,
facilitating workshops in communication, leadership and performance management.
Fast lanes for fashionistas
Melbourne’s main grid is intersected with a unique series of secret laneways
containing bars, boutiques, signature street art and some of the city’s best
restaurants. Our advice? Take the road less travelled and get lost down a
CBD laneway for a quintessentially Melbourne experience – Hardware and
Degraves Lanes are a good place to start. Alternatively, Bourke Street
Mall (five mins from APLS) has the David Jones/Myer superstores, Fitzroy
(north of the CBD) has a famously hip edge, and Chapel Street (Prahran/
South Yarra trains) is a 3km shopping mecca with top high street names.
address Level 5, 505 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
tel +61 3 8672 2800 fax +61 3 8672 2888 email [email protected]
APLS Office
Langham Hotel
Vibe Savoy Hotel
Oaks on Market
Causeway 353
Southern Cross 7
Melbourne Central
Federation Square
South Bank Arts Precinct
Crown Complex
Bourke Street Mall