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Paramedicine Research Symposium

About The Event

Strengthening research through collaboration

The Paramedicine Research Symposium is a partnership between Monash University Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice (DCEHPP), and the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine.

This two day symposium, on Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th November, includes guest presenters, workshops, research presentations, poster presentations and conference dinner.

Use the Details, Speakers and Schedule tabs above for more information.

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Conference Dinner

On Monday 25th November, join us at The Cheeky Squire for the Conference Dinner. Attendance at the dinner is $55 per person (includes food and drinks). Please indicate whether you plan to attend when registering for the event on the "Tickets" tab. The Cheeky Squire is located at 510 Nepean Highway, Frankston VIC. Click here for more information on The Cheeky Squire.

Further information

Workshop presentations

The Paramedicine Research Symposium Committee is please to confirm the following workshop presentations will be available for delegates.

Tips and tricks for publishing

Professor Brett Williams & Associate Professor Paul Jennings, Monash University.

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will:

  1. Apply a systematic approach to journal writing;
  2. Describe the common writing myths;
  3. Outline strategies for getting your work published;
  4. Outline the key dissemination strategies for your published work.

Rapid, Scoping or Systematic reviews: an initial step into research

Dr Liz Thyer, Mr Robin Pap & Dr Paul Simpson, Western Sydney University

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between scoping, rapid and systematic reviews and when each could be used;
  2. Summarise the process required to take a research idea through to a published review;
  3. Design a completed PROSPERO form outlining a proposed review topic.

Presentation skills for disseminating your research at conferences

Dr Simon Sawyer, Monash University

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will:

  1. Understand what information needs to be conveyed in an oral presentation, and how to describe your findings so the audience can understand the impact of your work;
  2. Learn effective methods of presenting information on written slides, including slide design and presenting statistics;
  3. Practice oral presentation skills, including presentation timing and explaining research purpose and methodology with clarity.

PRS Research Project

Associate Professor Bill Lord & Dr Kate Cantwell

At the same time as the above workshops, we will again be running our one day “hands on” research project: How to take a research question and produce an answer? This is a group project designed to highlight the need to generate data to answer a research question. This group is limited to 8 people. Note: Participants in this project are not able to attend the above workshops.


Professor Brett Williams

Brett is currently Professor and Head, Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. Brett has been an academic leader in prehospital educational research, scholarship and mentorship for over 15 years. Brett has won numerous national university teaching awards and has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications, presented conference work over 130 times, 10 book chapters and recently co-edited 2 textbooks. Brett is committed to developing and finding the next generation of paramedic PhD scholars, professionalising paramedic care, building capacity for paramedics nationally and internationally and developing a contemporary paramedic curricula. Prof Brett Williams has published papers in top medical and health care-related, and measurement journals internationally. His work has attracted over 4000 citations in the past 5 years.

Dr Liz Thyer

Liz is the Academic Course Advisor for the UWS Paramedicine degree. She was an advanced life support paramedic in Victoria for 11 years including roles as a clinical instructor and peer support officer and lectured into the Victoria University Paramedic programs. She also has a strong interest in learning and teaching and has most recently worked in the central learning and teaching group, Deakin Learning Futures, at Deakin University. Although her PhD was in physical anthropology her more recent research has focused on the developing field of paramedic education.

Dr Simon Sawyer

Simon is a lecturer in the Department of Paramedicine at Monash University. Simon has worked as an Advanced Life Support paramedic since 2013, and continues to work on the ambulance in Southwest Victoria. Simon completed his PhD on the paramedic response to intimate partner violence, and is a leading advocate for the introduction of comprehensive training for paramedics on the topic of family violence. Simon is currently lead investigator of an interdisciplinary team of educators studying the implementation of comprehensive family violence education for Monash healthcare students. Simon's research interests include training the healthcare sector to respond to family violence, paramedic education, paramedic well-being, and building a resilient paramedic workforce.

Invited Speaker: Tegwyn McManamny

Tegwyn McManamny [B Emerg Health(Hons) Grad Dip Emerg Health (ICP)] is an intensive care paramedic working in regional Victoria. She is also a PhD Candidate with Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine – her thesis is examining the potential health education role of paramedics for older adults within regional, rural and remote Australia. As part of her research she has undertaken an epidemiological profile of ambulance use by older patients in rural areas, and is planning to use the results from this study to help design a prehospital health education program for older adults. As well as juggling the clinician/researcher life, she has two kids and a deep love for mountain biking that keep her fully occupied.

Program Schedule

Day 1
Time Session
08:30 Registration Opens
09:00 Welcome
Dr Kelly-Ann Bowles | MC: Dr Paul Simpson
09:05 Keynote presentation: Can I be a paramedic and a researcher?
Invited Speaker: Tegwyn McManamny and Hamish Carver
10:05 Morning tea and networking
10:30 Stream 1 (Group Research Project) [continues until 16:30]
“Hands on research” How to answer a research question
10:30 Stream 2 (Workshops) - Tips and trick for publishing
Prof Brett Williams and A/Prof Paul Jennings
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Stream 2 (Workshops) - Rapid, scoping or systematic reviews: an initial step into research
Dr Liz Thyer, Mr Robin Pap and Dr Paul Simpson
14:30 Afternoon Tea
15:00 Stream 2 (Workshops) - Presentation skills for disseminating your research at conferences
Dr Simon Sawyer
16:30 Summary and closing remarks
16:45 Close
19:00 Conference Dinner
The Cheeky Squire
Day 2
Time Session
08:30 Registration Opens
Tea and coffee on arrival
09:00 Welcome Day 2
Bill Lord
09:10 Keynote presentation: Working with Ambulance Services in the world of research?
With representatives from a diverse range of ambulance services
10:20 Morning tea
10:50 Abstract Presentations Session 1
5 x 10 min presentations (5 min questions)
10:50 Abstract Presentations Session 2
5 x 10 min presentations (5 min questions)
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Abstract Presentations Session 3
6 x 10 min presentations (5 min questions)
13:00 Abstract Presentations Session 4
6 x 10 min presentations (5 min questions)
14:30 Afternoon Tea
15:00 Abstract Presentations Session 5
4 x 10 min presentations (5 min questions)
15:00 Abstract Presentations Session 6
4 x 10 min presentations (5 min questions)
16:00 Future direction of ANZCP Research Support Programs
Bill Lord and Paul Simpson
16:25 Research Presentations from “Hands on Research”
16:45 Closing and Awards
17:00 Close

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ANZCP Member Ticket (2 day) $160.00
ANZCP Student Member Ticket (2 day) $140.00
Monash staff (2 day) $160.00
Non-member ticket (2 day) $185.00
Monash student (2 day) $140.00

Event Information

25th Nov 2019 -
26th Nov 2019
Monash University Peninsula Campus, Moorooduc Highway, Frankston

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