ACEM ASM, Sydney 2017

34th Annual Scientific Meeting Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

19 – 23 November 2017, Sydney Australia

Sponsored Breakfast Symposiums

Sponsored breakfast symposiums are available to registered Meeting delegates to attend at no additional cost, and will be held during the Meeting program. Please note maximum numbers apply to all breakfast symposiums. You must register when you complete the online registration form to secure your place.

Tuesday 21 November 2017

BMS-Pfizer Breakfast Symposium

Anticoagulation in the Emergency Room: Complex cases unraveled

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Facilitators: Senior Staff Specialist Professor Tony Brown
Time: 07:30 – 08:30
Location: Rooms C2.2 & C2.3, ICC Sydney

7.30 – 7.35: Introduction and Meeting Objectives – Professor Tony Brown
7.35 – 7.55: Atrial Fibrillation & anticoagulation in the ED – Professor Andrew Lee
7.55 – 8.15: Venous Thromboembolism & anticoagulation in the ED – Dr. Scott Dunkley
8.15 – 8.30: Q&A – Chaired by Professor Tony Brown

Participant requirements
There are no unique requirements for this symposium.

Professor Anthony FT Brown (Chair)

Anthony BrownProfessor Anthony Brown is a senior Staff Specialist, Department of Emergency Medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He is also Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland.

Associate Professor Andrew Lee

Andrew LeeAndrew Lee is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Stroke Medicine, Flinders University and is the director of the Centre of Neuroscience Innovation, Calvary Wakefield Hospital.  He is the current CEO of the Australasian Stroke Academy.

Dr Scott Dunkley

Scott DunkleyDr Scott Dunkley is a senior staff specialist haematologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW and VMO at Orange Hospital, NSW. He is the director of the Thrombosis and Haemostasis Unit and Haemophilia Treatment Centre at RPAH, NSW.

Wednesday 22 November 2017

“Life threatening airway angioedema – what to do if it’s not allergic.”

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Speakers: Professor Anthony FT Brown and Professor Constance Katelaris
Time: 0715 – 0830
Rooms C2.2 & C2.3, ICC Sydney

Why you should attend?
Shire invites you to an educational breakfast meeting with Professor Anthony FT Brown and Professor Constance Katelaris. Both will share insights into the identification and diagnosis of Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) and highlight the importance of acting promptly in the emergency setting to manage this potentially life threatening condition. 

7.15 – 7.30: Breakfast available
7.30 – 7.40: Welcome address
7.40 – 8.00: “Recognition of bradykinin mediated angioedema” – Professor Anthony FT Brown
8.00 – 8.20: “Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) – Rare but life threatening; advances in management” – Professor Constance Katelaris
8.20 – 8.30: Question time

Participant requirements
There are no unique requirements for this workshop.

Speaker Details

Professor Anthony FT Brown

Anthony Brown

Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Queensland

Professor Anthony FT Brown is Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Emergency Medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia and Professor of Emergency Medicine, Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Professor Brown trained in general medicine in the UK, before emigrating to Australia in 1987, completing his emergency medicine training in Perth and then practicing in Brisbane. His research interests are in the epidemiology of anaphylaxis, chest pain risk assessment, medical education and sepsis. He is the recent past Editor-in-Chief of Emergency Medicine Australasia journal.

Professor Constance Katelaris

Head of Unit, Professor Immunology & Allergy
University of Western Sydney and Campbelltown Hospital, New South Wales
Chair, ASCIA Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Working Party, Australia

Dr Katelaris is Professor, Immunology & Allergy, Western Sydney University and Head of Department and Senior Staff Specialist at Campbelltown Hospital. She also has a busy private consultant practice. She is Immediate Past President, Asia Pacific Association of Allergology, Asthma and Clinical Immunology and Editor of their journal, Asia Pacific Allergy Journal.

Dr Katelaris has a special clinical and research interest in Hereditary Angioedema in children and adults. She is Chair of the ASCIA working Party on HAE, co-author of the Australian HAE guidelines, Medical Director at HAE Australasia, and has been involved in the formulation of the HAE guideline compiled by the World Allergy Organisation. She has had a longstanding research interest in HAE, chronic urticaria and angioedema, participating in a number of multinational clinical trials with new therapies and in investigator-led research projects in these conditions.

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