ACEM ASM, Sydney 2017

34th Annual Scientific Meeting Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

19 – 23 November 2017, Sydney Australia

Workshops

Pre-Meeting and In-Meeting Workshops are available to registered Meeting delegates for an additional fee, and will be held on Saturday 18 November and Sunday 19 November. There will also be workshops within the Meeting program, which will be announced shortly.

Maximum numbers apply to all workshops. Workshops will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Saturday 18 November Pre-Meeting Workshops

ACEM New Fellows Workshop

Registration for the New Fellows Workshop has now closed. Anyone now interested in attending the New Fellows Workshop will need to contact ACEM via membership@acem.org.au.

The ACEM New Fellows Program aims to assist new FACEMs with the transition to Fellowship. This full-day workshop is a chance to hear from other FACEMs about their experiences, including pratical tips and tricks for transitioning into Consultant life, and is also a great opportunity to network with other FACEMs.

Venue: International Convention Centre Sydney
Meeting Room C3.3
Date: Saturday 18 November 2017
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Please note: This workshop is only open to Fellows of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, elected to Fellowship within the last three years.

UNAVAILABLE - Teaching You to Train Your Team. Teaching Emergency Response Training in the Emergency Department Using Simulation (SATW1)

Facilitators: Dr Clare Richmond and Dr Ciaran Ferguson
Location: Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, Level 6 Kolling Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards.

Please note there are two time slots to choose from on Saturday 18 November:
1.1: 9:00am – 12:30pm – UNAVAILABLE
1.2: 1.30pm – 5.00pm – UNAVAILABLE
Fee: $660.00 (includes tea break)
Please note: Participants will be required to make their own transport arrangements to the SCSCC . St Leonard’s train station is a short walk (5 mins) from the Centre. For further information on train times, please see http://www.sydneytrains.info/

Who should attend?
This workshop is ideal for those wishing to develop instructor skills relevant to multidisciplinary team-based emergency response training in the setting of the emergency department.

Program
The workshop will cover the following:

  • Creating psychological safety for learners
  • Delivering pause and discuss and fully immersive scenarios
  • Principles and practice of debriefing

Participants will practice simulation techniques in small groups with expert facilitators.

Participant requirements
There are no unique requirements for this workshop.

Management of Airway Emergencies in the Emergency Department – A Human Factors Approach (SATW2)

Facilitators: Dr Adam Rehak and FACEM (TBC)
Location: Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre (SCSCC), Level 6 Kolling Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards.

Please note there are two time slots to choose from on Saturday 18 November:
2.1: 9:00am – 12:30pm  
2.2 1:30pm – 5:00pm – UNAVAILABLE
Fee: $660.00 (includes tea break)
Please note: Participants will be required to make their own transport arrangements to the SCSCC . St Leonard’s train station is a short walk (5 mins) from the Centre. For further information on train times, please see http://www.sydneytrains.info/

Who should attend?
Those interested in current human factors research and practice and the application of these to the compromised airway in the context of emergency medicine practice. 

Program
The workshop will cover the following:

  • Recognising the compromised airway and response options
  • Leading a team-based intervention
  • Using cognitive forcing strategies to optimise decision making and team coordination

Participants will participate in emergency scenarios in small groups with expert facilitators. Practical activities will include the “Vortex” approach to supraglottic airway rescue and surgical airway.

Participant requirements
There are no unique requirements for this workshop.

Radiopaedia Emergency Radiology Workshop: CT Chest & Abdomen (SATW3)

Facilitators: Dr Andrew Dixon and Dr Craig Hacking
Location: Rooms C2.5 & C2.6 at the International Convention Centre, Darling Drive, Sydney

1:30pm – 6:00pm
Fee: $250.00 (includes tea break)

Who should attend?
The workshops are ideal for emergency physicians and emergency registrars wishing to gain hands on experience interpreting emergency CT and to learn important tips and tricks from expert radiologists in an interactive workshop.

Program
The workshop will cover the following:

  • abdomen: “itis” / inflammatory
  • bowel obstructions
  • renal tract
  • abdomen: vascular
  • abdominal trauma
  • chest pain
  • chest infections
  • chest trauma
  • workshop finale

Participant requirements
All participants are required to bring their own laptop device along to the workshop to allow them to work through a series of offline CT cases. Participants are encouraged to watch the bonus online video content before attending the workshop as pre-learning, although this is not essential.

Whole Life Health; Evidence Based Wellbeing for Doctors (SATW4)

Facilitator:  Dr. Sam Hazledine is the Executive Chairman of MedWorld. MedRecruit, and MedCapital. He’s spent four years researching doctor stress and burnout and has successfully lobbied the World Medical Association to include doctor wellbeing in the Declaration of Geneva. 
Location: Room C2.2 at the International Convention Centre, Darling Drive, Sydney
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fee: $425 (includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea). 

A recent study showed that Emergency Medicine doctors are the most stressed, with 60% experiencing symptoms of burnout and more than half would not choose medicine as a career again.

But that’s not even the worst of it.

Studies show that stress causes depersonalisation, emotional disconnection with our patients, and depersonalisation leads to increases in major medical errors.  Despite ‘first, do no harm’ underpinning who we are doctors, the way we are being as doctors is harming our patients.

Who should attend?
The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM), in conjunction with MedWorld, are running this one-day workshop focussed on helping Emergency Medicine doctors manage their well-being over the course of their career.

Program
The ‘Whole Life Health’ program has been specifically put together for doctors and is designed to shift the paradigm of what doctors think it means to ‘put their patients first’ by prioritising their own health.  

Whole Life Health introduces evidence-based methods that will help attendees master the core areas of their lives so they free up their bandwidth to allow them to get on with what they do best, be exceptional doctors. Attendees will enjoy a highly interactive approach where they will learn how to;

– Effectively address burnout (including the single most important factor to prevent it)
– Master their mind, body and finances
– Learn the one skill that creates meaningful momentum in life

Participant requirements
There are no unique requirements for this workshop.

How to Scan - Set Up for Scanning Success: the 'How to' of Ultrasound (SATW5)

Facilitator: Dr Justin Bowra MBBS, FACEM, CCPU works at Sydney Adventist and Royal North Shore Hospitals, he is Director of Medical Education and member of the Australian Institute of Ultrasound faculty. Educator providers such as Kylie Baker, Melody Hiew will also be tutoring and sharing their experience in how to scan using point of care ultrasound.
Location: Meeting Room C2.1, International Convention Centre Sydney
Time: 09:00am – 10:30am
Fee: $185.00

Who should attend?
All ultrasound enthusiasts are invited to participate and collaborate. This workshop is for beginners to advanced.

Program
Workshop objectives:

  1. Set up ultrasound machine
  2. Demonstrate basic probe manoeuvres
  3. Optimise image using systematic approach to 2D controls
  4. Save images and clips from ultrasound machine onto USB
  5. Discuss cleaning and care of ultrasound machine, & transducers

Participant requirements
There are no unique requirements for this workshop.

UNAVAILABLE - Proximal DVT - Don't jump on a plane: Be DVT alert (SATW6)

Facilitators: All workshops will be presented by faculty from AIU and various ultrasound educator providers and interest groups who include FACEMs, fellows in other medical disciplines with sub-specialties in ultrasound and sonographers. These ultrasound educators are experienced in presenting & teaching workshops of this kind with experience in point of care ultrasound tuition.
Location: Meeting Room C2.1, International Convention Centre Sydney
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm – UNAVAILABLE
Fee: $185.00

Who should attend?
All ultrasound enthusiasts are invited to participate and collaborate. This workshop is for intermediate to advanced.

Program
Workshop Objectives:

  1. Change 2D and Doppler settings to optimise image for DVT study
  2. Demonstrate techniques for performing basic proximal DVT scan
  3. Discuss the pitfalls, benefits and application of performing bedside DVT in clinical practice

Participant requirements
There are no unique requirements for this workshop.

ECHO - POSITION IMPOSSIBLE? Perspectives of the heart (SATW7)

Facilitator: Ruth Ramm BAppSc (HMS) DUM (cardiac) is Director and Lecturer at Echo ED and enjoys tutoring and teaching junior Echocardiographers and medical physicians in their ultrasound journey. Educator providers such as Kylie Baker (MBBS, FACEM and CCPU), Melody Hiew (MBBS, FACEM and CCPU), Justin Bowra (MBBS, FACEM and CCPU) and Joshua Holden (MBBS, EMUG) will also be tutoring and sharing their experience in cardiac ultrasound.
Location: Meeting Room C2.1, International Convention Centre Sydney

Date: 18 November 2017
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm (includes tea break)
Fee: $250.00

Who should attend?
Clinicians who have had some experience in scanning (i.e. can perform an EFAST)

Program
Point of Care Ultrasound of the heart (cardiac PoCUS), also known as focused cardiac ultrasound (FCU / FCUS), is a limited, goal directed examination performed to answer specific clinical questions. It is not a comprehensive ‘echocardiogram’ and does not replace formal examinations performed in dedicated echocardiography units. This workshop aims to introduce the clinician to the use of basic cardiac ultrasound in the ED as a tool in assisting the diagnosis of the critically ill patient (arrested/ shocked/ breathless).

Workshop objectives:
Upon completion of this workshop registrants should be able to:
1. Identify the following 2-dimensional (B mode) cardiac standard windows: parasternal long axis (PLAX), parasternal short axis (PSAX), apical 4 chamber (A4C), and subcostal views.

2. Clinicians will be able to recognise and discuss the sonographic features to the following clinical Basic Echo in Life Support (BELS) questions related to these standard views:
1. Is there a pericardial effusion?
2. Is the right ventricle enlarged (a Big RV)?
3. Is the heart hypodynamic?
4. Is the heart dry?

Participant requirements
There are no unique requirements for this workshop.

Gastrointestinal - INTO THE DEEP: Bowel Ultrasound (SATW8)

Facilitator: Dr Kylie Baker, MBBS, FACEM, CCPU – is Director of Emergency Medicine Training at Ipswich and has been practicing bedside ultrasound since 2002 and an enthusiastic proponent of education in this area. Educator providers such as Melody Hiew (FACEM, CCPU) and Justin Bowra (FACEM, CCPU) will also be tutoring and sharing their experience in gastrointestinal ultrasound.
Location: Meeting Room C2.1, International Convention Centre Sydney
Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Fee: $250.00

Who should attend?
All ultrasound enthusiasts are invited to participate and collaborate. This workshop is for intermediate to advanced.

Program
Workshop objectives

1. The usefulness of screen. ….HOW SICK IS THIS PATIENT??
2. Recognise normal, have screening a protocol
3. Recognise oesophagus, pylorus and stomach
3. Recognise small bowel
4. Find caecum, ID terminal ileum, recognise right paracolic region
5. Follow large bowel in peripheral curve from RIF to RUQ to LUQ to LIF
6. Look at sigmoid behind bladder, and rectal diameter
7. Recognise abnormal  a) obstruction           b) local disease          c) free gas                

Participant requirements
There are no unique requirements for this workshop.

My Bully Trumps Your Bully – A Pam McLean experiential workshop (SATW9)

Facilitators: TBA
Location: C2.4, International Convention Centre Sydney

1.30pm – 5.00pm
Fee: $250.00 (includes tea break)

Who should attend?
This workshop is open to all.

Program:
My Bully Trumps Your Bully
A Pam McLean Centre experiential workshop

It’s hard to believe (or not so hard, perhaps) that a surgical registrar might become abusive over the phone or an orthopod might bully ED staff just because they don’t have all the answers about an elderly knee. But behaviour that looks bullying and smells like bullying is not always simple bullying. Sometimes there’s a back story. And sometimes, knowing that back story can help us to minimise the damage that bullying can wreak on us, our staff and our department. And sometimes even help to take the Bully down a peg or help them rediscover the human inside.

This new workshop from the award-winning PMC has been refined since it first appeared this year with 80 senior consultants and Heads of Department, then with ED staff in NSW, has since been run across multiple LHDs, done by surgeons, and critical care Masters students, and is now being incorporated into student teaching, through AMSA and Universities.

Explore the world of the Bully from the comfort of your International Conference Centre seat – or plunge in yourself with a few colleagues and see what you can achieve.

Sunday 19 November Pre-Meeting Workshops

Teaching Emergency Response Training in the Emergency Department Using Simulation (SUNW1)

Facilitators: Dr Clare Richmond and Dr Ciaran Ferguson
Location: Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, Level 6 Kolling Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards.
9:00am – 12:30pm
Fee: $660.00 (includes tea break)
Please note: Participants will be required to make their own transport arrangements to the SCSCC. St Leonard’s train station is a short walk (5 mins) from the Centre. For further information on train times, please see http://www.sydneytrains.info/  

Who should attend?
This workshop is ideal for those wishing to develop instructor skills relevant to multidisciplinary team-based emergency response training in the setting of the emergency department.

Program
The workshop will cover the following:

  • Creating psychological safety for learners
  • Delivering pause and discuss and fully immersive scenarios
  • Principles and practice of debriefing

Participants will practice simulation techniques in small groups with expert facilitators.

Participant requirements
There are no unique requirements for this workshop.

Management of Airway Emergencies in the Emergency Department – A Human Factors Approach (SUNW2)

Facilitators: Dr Adam Rehak and FACEM (TBC)
Location: Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, Level 6 Kolling Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards.

Sunday 19 November
9:00am – 12:30pm
Fee: $660.00 (includes tea break)
Please note: Participants will be required to make their own transport arrangements to the SCSCC . St Leonard’s train station is a short walk (5 mins) from the Centre. For further information on train times, please see http://www.sydneytrains.info/

Who should attend?
Those interested in current human factors research and practice and the application of these to the compromised airway in the context of emergency medicine practice. 

Program
The workshop will cover the following:

  • Recognising the compromised airway and response options
  • Leading a team-based intervention
  • Using cognitive forcing strategies to optimise decision making and team coordination

Participants will participate in emergency scenarios in small groups with expert facilitators. Practical activities will include the “Vortex” approach to supraglottic airway rescue and surgical airway.

Participant requirements
There are no unique requirements for this workshop.

Radiopaedia Emergency Radiology Workshop: CT Brain & Spine (SUNW3)

Facilitators: Dr Andrew Dixon and Dr Craig Hacking
Location: C2.5 & C2.6 at the International Convention Centre, Darling Drive, Sydney

8:30am – 1:00pm
Sunday 19 November
Fee: $250.00 (includes tea break)

Who should attend?
The workshops are ideal for emergency physicians and emergency registrars wishing to gain hands on experience interpreting emergency CT and to learn important tips and tricks from expert radiologists in an interactive workshop.

Program
The workshop will cover the following:

  • ischaemic stroke/vascular
  • brain tumours/infections
  • intra-axial bleeds
  • extra-axial bleeds
  • spine trauma
  • spine infections/malignancy
  • workshop finale

Participant requirements
All participants are required to bring their own laptop device along to the workshop to allow them to work through a series of offline CT cases. Participants are encouraged to watch the bonus online video content before attending the workshop as pre-learning, although this is not essential.

Training for FACEM Supervisors (SUNW4)

Facilitators: Lyn Johnson and FACEMs TBC
Location: C2.1 at the International Convention Centre, Darling Drive, Sydney
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: Complimentary (includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)

Who should attend?
Any Fellow who provides clinical or educational supervision to FACEM trainees.

Program
This interactive workshop will provide participants with an update on the FACEM Training Program structure, requirements and assessments and an overview of the teaching and learning behaviours that underpin the principles of supervision. Learn how to give meaningful and constructive feedback, how to identify the trainee who may be in difficulty and what strategies you can use to assist. The day will involve shared discussions, videos and role plays and participants will leave with tips, tricks and resources to assist them in their roles.

 

Basic Focused Cardiac Ultrasound - Cardiac Skills Australia (SUNW5)

Facilitators: Kellie D’Orsa AMS, Katherine Eller AMS, Dr Alan Whitehead, LHC Applications/Echo
Location: Meeting Room C2.2, International Convention Centre Sydney
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am followed by morning tea
Fee: $185.00 (includes tea break)

Who should attend?
Any enthusiastic medical specialists keen to learn a few tricks of performing a bedside Focused Cardiac ultrasound examination.

Program
Learning Outcomes/theme per station (4 x stations):
* Outline the 4 Acoustic windows & transducer orientation.
* Appreciate the basic echo parameters to assess LV systolic function via 2 dimensional imaging (2D).
* Appreciate the echo parameters to assess RV systolic function via 2 dimensional imaging (2D).
* Differentiate the echo signs of Cardiac tamponade, Filling status, Pulmonary embolism.

Participant requirements
Pre reading 2 hours-articles to be provided 2 weeks prior to the Meeting.

 

Basic Emergency Ultrasound Skills - Cardiac Skills Australia (SUNW6)

Facilitators: Kellie D’Orsa AMS, Katherine Eller AMS, Dr Alan Whitehead, LHC Applications/Echo
Location: Meeting Room C2.2, International Convention Centre Sydney
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm followed by light lunch
Fee: $185.00 (includes light lunch)

Who should attend?
Medical specialists keen to learn the common emergency ultrasound tips for lung, AAA, FAST & BELS Basic echo in life support.

Program
Learning Outcomes/theme per station (4 x stations):
* Appreciate lung ultrasound signs of a pneumothorax, pleural oedema & pleural effusion.
* Outline the protocol for a suspected AAA.
* Review the FAST Scan Protocol.
*Outline the use of echo in Cardiac Arrest.

Participant requirements
Pre reading 2 hours-articles to be provided 2 weeks prior to the Meeting.

Trauma Masterclass (SUNW7)

Facilitators: Dr Andy Buck and colleagues, TBC
Location: Meeting Room C2.4, International Convention Centre Sydney

Please note there are two time slots to choose from:
7.1:  9:00am -11:30am
7.2: 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Fee: $250.00 (includes tea break)

Who should attend?
Emergency physicians, EM trainees, GPs, EMDs and EMCs and other frontline providers who need to be prepared to manage trauma and may be called upon to make complex decisions and undertake life saving procedures in the resus room.

Program
This interactive workshop will focus on high-end decision making and complex case management in the setting of trauma using interactive case-based teaching.  Participants will also have the opportunity for hands on practice of high stakes procedures which are uncommon but at times, imperative for emergency providers to perform.

Participant requirements
There are no unique requirements for this workshop.

Learn some AGEISM - Advanced Geriatric Emergencies in Short Modules (SUNW8)

Facilitators: ACEM Geriatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group (GEMSIG) executive and members
Location: Meeting Room C2.3, International Convention Centre Sydney
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Fee: $285.00 (includes tea break)

Who should attend?
The workshop is designed for fellows and trainees with an interest in acute geriatric ED care, but would also be suitable for other front line ED staff.

Program
Using case based discussions and interactive/simulation across four stations, this workshop will cover geriatric sepsis, with topics ranging from updates on sepsis resuscitation in the elderly through common ED scenarios in which infections in older people are encountered such as delirium, pressure injury and elder abuse. By the completion of the workshop participants will be familiar with evidence based guidelines for the emergency care of sepsis in older people, and be equipped with practical skills to implement these locally.

Participant requirements
This workshop has no unique requirements.

Cutting Holes in the Rabbit-proof Fence – (Who is on the Other Side Now?) (SUNW9)

Facilitators: Dr Lai Heng Foong, Nicole Liesis
Location: C2.3, International Convention Centre Sydney
Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Fee: $185.00 (includes tea break)

Who should attend?
This workshop is open to all.

Program
Australia has become a multicultural nation, however current practice of Emergency Medicine has not matured much beyond an awareness of many cultures, with minimal effort on integrating true cultural competency into how we deliver healthcare. This workshop will utilise experiential learning to explore the current complacency in culturally appropriate care provided in the Emergency setting.  We will utilise a new resource developed by ACEM on Assessing Cultural Competence featuring 3 modules that will help introduce concepts required for achieving cultural competency.  We will focus a lens on individual and departmental cultural awareness, and challenge perceptions on a variety of cultural dimensions that influence communication, trust, patient responsiveness and health outcomes. Participants will develop skills that can be incorporated into clinical practice to enhance care delivery that embraces the rich diversity that both patients, and colleagues, bring to our EDs.

Participant requirements
This workshop has no unique requirements.

 

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