ANZCP CONFERENCE 2017

ANZCP is pleased to bring you the most comprehensive, in-depth paramedic conference on the Australian calendar in 2017. With great events and excellent programs of national and international speakers, we will once again explore innovations and advances in pre-hospital medicine. 

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

The premier conference centre in QLD will be the venue for ANZCP Conference 2017.

We are using the Boulevard Auditorium, a modern tiered lecture theatre which holds 400 delegates and the Boulevard Foyer for our trade display and breaks.

The Centre has excellent parking and public transport options and many accommodation choices within short walking distance for interstate travellers.

Venue information: Click here
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Pre-Conference Workshops

For the first time ANZCP is planning two pre-conference workshops on Wednesday 23rd August at QUT, Kelvin Grove campus.

The workshops are still in the planning phase but the topic areas are:

  • Pre-hospital Ultrasound, and
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care

Both workshops will be hands on practical sessions and will cater for a maximum of 24 delegates each. Both workshops will run twice, giving attendees the chance to attend both sessions.

The likely timing for the workshops is 6:30pm onwards.

Confirmed Presenters

  • Dr Tony Smith – Medical Director, St John NZ
  • Dr Dan Bodnar – Emergency Physician and Senior Medical Advisor, QAS
  • Professor Michael Reade – Chair of Military Medicine and Surgery, Colonel & Director of Clinical Services, ADF
  • Emeritus Professor John Pearn – Senior Paediatrician & former Surgeon General ADF
  • Ziad Nehne – Paramedic & Research Coordinator, AV
  • Liz Crowe – Advanced Clinician Social Worker
  • Terry Savage – ICP and Peer Support Officer, NSWA
  • Dr Ken Wishaw – co-founder of CareFlight and the NSW Medical Retrieval Service
  • Daniel Ohs – Head of Clinical Practice, St John NZ
  • Mick Stephenson – Executive Director Emergency Operations, AV
  • Dr Natalie Fonda – GP registrar and former Paramedic
  • Lee Trenning – Nurse Educator, Retrieval Services QLD
  • Belinda Flanagan – Lecturer USC
  • Dr Sean Keogh – Director of Emergency Medicine, Caboolture Hospital
  • Emily Andrew - Research Governance Manager, AV
  • Dr David Cooksley - Emergency and Retrieval Physician
  • Nigel Barr - Senior Lecturer Paramedic Science, USC
  • Bill Lord - Associate Professor & Discipline Leader Paramedicine, USC

More presenters and further details to follow.

Conference Ticket Prices

Early Bird* Standard
Member $290 $360
Student Member $230 $270
Non-member $420 $490
Non-member Student $255 $295

*Early Bird Tickets close 25th July 2017

Student tickets
Must be a full time University student.
Non-Member tickets
Non-member tickets include 12-months membership with ANZCP.
One day tickets
ANZCP Members can purchase one day tickets by emailing cpd@anzcp.org.au.

Ready to join us at ANZCP Conference 2017?

Book your ticket today to ensure your place!

CONFERENCE PROGRAM - Thursday 24th August

TimeSession
8.30amRegistration Opens
9.00amWelcome
9.15amOpening Keynote
TBA
Craig Emery, Deputy Commissioner, QAS
9.30amThe Drowning Episode: Optimism for Paramedic Outcomes
Emeritus Professor John Pearn
10.00amPaediatric emergencies
TBA
10.30amMorning Break
11.00amMild Hypothermia in Trauma
Dr Ken Wishaw
11.30amForward Combat Critical Care
Dr David Cooksley
12.30pmLunch
1.30pmCPD - a revised model for St John NZ
Daniel Ohs
2.00pm“Communication breakdown”: exploring the interface between primary health practitioners
Dr Natalie Fonda
2.30pmThe self-reported behaviours and perceptions of Australian paramedics in relation to environmental hygiene in paramedic-led healthcare
Nigel Barr
3.00pmAfternoon Break
3.30pmWhat is the right stuff? Optimising trauma fluid management in the pre-hospital setting.
Dr Dan Bodnar
4.00pmRemore telehealth
Leeanne Trenning
4.30pmSurviving and Thriving as a Paramedic

Liz Crowe
5.00pmClose
5.15 to 7pmNetworking Drinks and Social Gathering
CPR Challenge at Laerdal trade display

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM - Friday 25th August

TimeSession
8.30amRegistration Opens
9.00amWelcome
9.15am Ambulance Research in Victoria; the past, present and future
Mick Stephenson
9.45amThe next "big thing"
Dr Tony Smith
10.30amMorning Break
11.00amWomen’s experience of paramedic care during unplanned out-of-hospital birth
Belinda Flanagan
11.30amStill here, still loving it
Terry Savage
12noonThe influence of the 2016 thunderstorm asthma event on Emergency Medical Service demand in Victoria
Emily Andrew
12.30pmLunch
1.30pmContemporary PreHospital care of the Severe Chest Injury
Toby St.Clair
2.00pmTraumatic Cardiac Arrest
Professor Michael Reade
2.30pmParamedic management of pain in children: Current practice and future opportunities
Associate Professor Bill Lord
3.00pmAfternoon Break
3.30pmCardiac arrest: what have we learnt from two decades of surveillance?
Ziad Nehme
4.00pmDealing with disasters – a survival guide
Dr Sean Keogh
4.30pmClosing Address
4.45pmClose

 

PRESENTER BIO AND PRESENTATION SYNOPSIS

Mick Stephenson ASM

Ambulance Research in Victoria; the past, present and future
Friday 25th August
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Liz Crowe

Surviving and Thriving as a Paramedic
Thursday 24th August
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Belinda Flanagan

Women’s experience of paramedic care during unplanned out-of-hospital birth
Friday 25th August
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Ken Wishaw

Mild Hypothermia in Trauma
Thursday 24th August
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Daniel Ohs

Continuing Professional Development – a revised model for St John NZ
Thursday 24th August
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Dr Natalie Fonda

“Communication breakdown”: exploring the interface between primary health practitioners
Thursday 24th August
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Toby St.Clair

Contemporary Pre-Hospital care of the Severe Chest Injury
Friday 25th August
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Dr Sean Keogh

Dealing with disasters – a survival guide Synopsis: Geography dictates that large-scale natural disasters commonly occur in poorly resourced and…
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Associate Professor Bill Lord

Paramedic management of pain in children: Current practice and future opportunities Synopsis: Pain is a frequent complaint among patients who…
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Emily Andrew

The influence of the 2016 thunderstorm asthma event on Emergency Medical Service demand in Victoria, Australia
 Synopsis: On November 21,…
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Ziad Nehme

Presentation title: Cardiac arrest: what have we learnt from two decades of surveillance? Synopsis: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is the…
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Nigel Barr

The self-reported behaviours and perceptions of Australian paramedics in relation to environmental hygiene in paramedic-led healthcare Synopsis: Studies from North…
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Dr Dan Bodnar

What is the right stuff? Optimising trauma fluid management in the pre-hospital setting. Synopsis: Dan will discuss where we have…
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Terry Savage

Still Here, Still Loving It Synopsis: A review of the speaker’s experience of burnout and resilience during 24 years in…
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Dr David Cooksley

Forward Combat Critical Care Synopsis: Nine out of every 10 contemporary battlefield deaths occur prior to reaching a medical treatment…
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FURTHER INFORMATION

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Accommodation

There are many accommodation options surrounding the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Ridges South Bank is the closest one from the venue, at about a 3 minute walk. Others are also a short distance away (8-10 minute walk or via public transport) see below:

Ridges South Bank Brisbane 
9 Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 
(07) 3364 0800
https://www.rydges.com/accommodation/brisbane-qld/brisbane-south-bank/

Royal on the Park Hotel Brisbane 
152 Alice Street, Brisbane, QLD
(07) 3221 3411
http://www.royalonthepark.com.au/

City Edge Brisbane Hotel 
63 Turbot Street, Brisbane CBD
(07) 3211 3437
https://www.cityedgebrisbane.com.au/

The Sebel Quay West Brisbane 
132 Alice St, Brisbane City, QLD 
(07) 3853 6000
http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-8783-the-sebel-quay-west-brisbane/index.shtml

Oaks Festivals Towers  
108 Albert St, Brisbane City, QLD 
1300 664 427
http://www.minorhotels.com/en/oaks/oaks-festival-towers

 

There are numerous other hotels within the area; it is suggested you use your preferred search engine and accommodation finder to select accommodation of your choice.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
Want to get involved with helping deliver the conference?

Our major two day event for 2017 is ANZCP Conference 2017 in Brisbane on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th August and we are excited to give the opportunity for paramedicine students to be involved in and with the running of the conference.

If you want to enhance your conference experience, and have the opportunity to work closely with the ANZCP General Manager, College staff and organising committee, then this is a great experience to be involved with. We are looking to recruit 10 students to be part of a volunteer team.

You must be a current, financial ANZCP student member to be eligible to be a volunteer.

As a student volunteer you will also get the benefit of FREE student registration to attend ANZCP Conference 2017 and volunteer polo shirts to wear for the event. Note: your travel to and from Brisbane, accommodation and any other costs are your own responsibility.

As a student volunteer, you will be responsible for:

  • Onsite registration of delegates at the start of the day
  • Directing delegates within the venue and ensuring everyone is seated on time
  • Helping set up at the start of the day and packing away at the end
  • Assisting with microphones during Q and A sessions
  • Helping with AV and videoing the day
  • Photography (need own DSLR camera and experience taking quality photos)
  • Motivating and engaging with delegates
  • Managing social media posts, tweets and engaging with social media followers
  • Managing the Paramedic Shop during breaks

You will be expected to attend the entire conference and you will hear the majority of all the great presentations, but it will be a couple busy days with involvement across a number of key areas to help make the day a success.

ANZCP Conference 2017 is at Brisbane Convention Centre on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th August.

EOI process has closed.

UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE 2017
See details of this event

ANZCP held our first University Challenge at ANZCP Conference 2016, with Western Sydney University taking out the inaugural crown of University Challenge Champions.

The University Challenge will be held again as part of ANZCP Conference 2017.

The ANZCP University Challenge involves the following activities:

  • Trauma Sim Challenge
  • Medical Sim Challenge
  • Critical Reasoning Discussion
  • Oral Presentation on relevant profession topic

The University Challenge is scheduled for Wednesday 23rd of August at QUT, Kelvin Grove campus, Brisbane.

Winner’s trophies are to be awarded for:

  • Best sim challenge performance
  • Outstanding clinical reasoning
  • Best oral presentation

The overall best performing student team will be awarded ANZCP University Challenge Champions.

The ANZCP University Challenge provides a holistic learning environment, where students can test their skills and knowledge, plus obtain relevant and supportive feedback from judges who are experts in their field.

Travel Support
ANZCP realises that students will need to travel to Brisbane for the competition and the conference. Subsequently, ANZCP will be offering each university team two free tickets to the conference. We are in discussion with a number of potential sponsors about providing further travel allowance to assist students travelling interstate.

Registering
Teams are submitted by universities and the selected students represent their university. All universities will be emailed details about the ANZCP University Challenge in May.

Relevant Documents
University Challenge Flyer

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