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About The Event

ANZCP standalone Student Conferences will be delivered for the first time in 2019, with three great conferences in QLD, NSW and VIC during March.

STUCON19 will include a mix of student paramedic and expert clinician presentations, combined with ANZCP University Challenge event and a Sim Scenario presented for all delegates to learn from.

The conference finishes with a Networking and Social event where the VIC University Challenge champions will be announced.

View the Schedule, Speaker and Details tabs for more information.


ANZCP Student Member - $45

Student Non-member - $65

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Further information

Clare Beech - Opportunity Abounds

Presentation Synopsis: Clare will share some insights and information about the opportunities that await graduate paramedics as they enter into the paramedic profession.

Damien Bartolo - Tranexamic Acid an answer to uncontrollable haemorrhage?

Presentation synopsis: Tranexamic acid (TXA) recently has had interest into its possible use in the pre-hospital setting, especially in situations of uncontrollable or catastrophic haemorrhage. This presentation aims to address what TXA actually is, how it works, and importantly situations appropriate for its use. Overall to try answer is TXA really a wonder drug that we urgently need or would its use be underutilised in a prehospital setting.

Pete Bittner - “Time Under Tension” Scene Time in Major Trauma

Presentation Synopsis: Pete will address the definition and recognition of major trauma and contextualising it for the Paramedic in the out-of-hospital setting. The focus will be on identifying treatment protocols and comparing these with the needs of the patient and integrating the myriad of variables that constitute the global picture of major trauma including resources (medical and/or otherwise), distances to definitive care (and what definitive care constitutes), transport platforms and complexities that mass casualty incidents impose.

Lisa McLeod - The current state of hand hygiene practice amongst paramedics: A systematic review

Presentation Synopsis: Hand Hygiene is considered to be one of the most important methods of infection control, and in paramedicine is recognised to protect both the patient and the provider from the transmission of disease. This presentation will discuss the current state of hand hygiene practice in paramedicine as per a systematic review of the literature. Using the World health Organisation model of the "Five moments of hand hygiene", the current evidence will be discussed applying a paramedic context.

John Quach - From Graduate to Paramedic - Lessons Learned Along the Way

Presentation Synopsis: The transition from student to working paramedic is a time when graduates question their abilities, the expectations of the job and whether they made the right career choice. How can I best prepare for it? What are the expectations? Will I be able to cope? This presentation aims to answer these questions with my own experiences and reflections, and provide some insight into the paramedic journey for students. We’ll go through the importance of focusing on your studies, knowing what your strengths and limitations are, and looking after your well being.


Clare Beech

Clare started her paramedic career in Victoria as a Graduate in 2002. From 2007, Clare has performed a breadth of clinical, corporate and executive roles within NSW Ambulance. Currently, as Assistant Commissioner and Director Clinical Operations (Sectors) Clare is responsible for the delivery of all land based operations and provides senior clinical and cultural leadership to the operational workforce across NSW. Clare recently attained a Masters of Business Leadership and is pursuing an Executive Masters in Public Administration. She has been a Director on the Board of the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine contributing to the college’s advocacy for paramedic registration under AHPRA and the National Scheme and is now the NSW practitioner member for the Paramedicine Board of Australia.

Damien Bartolo

A third year Paramedicine student at Western Sydney University, current president of Western Sydney SPA. Has a Bachelor of Medical Science with a major in medicinal chemistry and sub major in microbiology. Has an interest in the changing scope of practice of paramedicine. Also likes long walks on the beach.

Pete Bittner

Prior to joining NSW Ambulance in 1999 I have worked as a Baker, McDonalds Manager, Harley Davidson Tour Operator, Bar man, Airline Ground Crew and Tour Bus Operator in Central Australia. During 20 years with NSW Ambulance I have gained an Intensive Care qualification in 2002, Rescue qualification in 2004, and have been a founding member of NSW Special Operations since its inception in 2009. I have also completed just under 400 missions with CareFlight NSW as Flight Paramedic, combining with a doctor to make up the Medical Team as part of the Head Injury Retrieval Trial during 2006-2008. I joined the Instructional Team of Special Operations in 2017 and have recently completed instructional onboarding in Special Operations Tactical Medicine.

Lisa McLeod

Lisa started her academic career by completing a Medical science degree and then began working as a Microbiologist. After a quarter-life crisis, she returned to university at ACU Canberra and completed a Bachelor of Nursing and Paramedicine. She has been working with ACT Ambulance as a Graduate Paramedic for twelve months, while also completing Honours in Paramedicine through Monash University. By combining her two passions for infection control and paramedic practice she decided to complete a project on infection control in the prehospital environment, currently focusing on hand hygeine. Lisa's key interests are paramedic education, infection control and teamwork. She also enjoys patting dogs, crotchet and eating. Can be found on twitter @McLeod_lisa

John Quach

John is a registered and qualified paramedic working full-time in Sydney. He graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) in 2016 and still fondly reminisces about his student years. John joined NSWA as a graduate intern and has been based in the South West Sydney Zone for just over 2 years. He is currently studying a Masters of Public Health with interests in community paramedicine and health policies.

Sascha Baldry - Master of Ceremonies

Sascha graduated from UTAS with a Bachelor of Paramedic Practice in 2015 and began working on road with NSW Ambulance in May of the same year. Her background as a farmer in the rural south west of the state has given me a passion for the practice of rural paramedicine and its challenges. Sascha is an inaugural staff member of the new Coolamon station near Wagga Wagga that opened in 2017 and have also worked at Bowral and Gundagai stations. She completed a Graduate Certificate of Advanced Paramedicine through UTAS in 2018 that inspired a love of research. Sascha am currently undertaking a Master of Research degree through WSU with a project focusing on the role of paramedics in the transfer of aged care facility residents to hospital.

Program Schedule

Day 1
Time Session
12:30 Registration opens
13:00 Welcome
Phat Kevin Nguyen - STUCON Organising Committee and WSU Student Paramedic
13:10 Opportunity Abounds
Clare Beech - Director Clinical Operations, NSWA
13:40 Tranexamic Acid an answer to uncontrollable haemorrhage?
Damien Bartolo - WSU Third Year Student
14:00 “Time Under Tension” Scene Time in Major Trauma
Pete Bittner - Flight Paramedic and Special Operations, NSWA
14:20 The current state of hand hygiene practice amongst paramedics: A systematic review
Lisa Mcleod - ACTAS Graduate Paramedic
14:40 From Graduate to Paramedic - Lessons Learned Along the Way
John Quach - NSWA Paramedic
15:00 Afternoon networking break
15:30 Best of the Best - University Challenge presentations
16:30 University Challenge Scenarios
17:15 Close
John Bruning - ANZCP General Manager
17:30 Networking drinks

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ANZCP Student Member $45.00
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Student Non-member $65.00
Paramedic Non-member $65.00

Event Information

29th Mar 2019
13:00 – 19:00
Western Sydney University - Campbelltown Campus, Building 30, G213

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