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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

Toby St Clair - Intensive Care Flight Paramedic use of Blunt Thoracostomy in Tension Pneumothorax

Presentation Synopsis: Victorian Air Ambulance HEMS Paramedics introduced the use of blunt “finger” thoracotomy for the management tension pneumo/haemothoracies in 2016. We will review the identifications and management of tension pneumothorax and review the lessons we have learned following the introduction of this procedure. This procedural introduction serves as an example of a pushing the paramedics professional clinical boundaries to meet the critically injured patient needs across the state.

Bec Jennings - Ten things I have learnt (and am continuing to learn) from studying paramedicine

Presentation Synopsis: “Ten things I have learnt from studying paramed” is a presentation reflecting on my time so far as a paramedic student. It is a focus on not only the various hands on skills I have learnt, but the also the everyday life lessons I have taken on board whilst studying this course. Throughout this journey of learning to take care of others, I have discovered a unique way of approaching the challenges that have befallen me and that will inevitably continue to pop up in my paramedic career and in my life.

Emma Bywater - Fixing a broken heart: high-performance CPR

Presentation Synopsis: Like all other areas of health care, management of cardiac arrests and resuscitation technique has changed over time, and continues to evolve. In 2015, the Global Resuscitation Alliance was created to promote best practice in resuscitation, and has recommended High-Performance CPR as part of their 10-Programs to Improve Cardiac Arrest survival. In February 2019, Ambulance Victoria has joined other services around the globe in practicing HP-CPR, with the goal of maximizing CPR effectiveness, and positive patient outcomes. This presentation will provide an overview of the development of current recommendations in relation to High Performance CPR, and the benefits of this new approach.

Rembrandt Bye - Managing the party goer

Presentation Synopsis: In light of recent times and going forward, illicit drug taking is here to stay. But when the party does go wrong, what is a paramedics role? This presentation will highlight the key management principles of the poisoned patient.

Michelle Murphy ASM - A Career Paramedic – How to make it work

Presentation Synopsis: There has never been more opportunity for Paramedics to utilise their skills and expertise across such a wide variety of roles. Keeping yourself current and relevant over time, in this fast paced changing world can be a challenge. I’ll share my tips and tricks for building a fantastic career and creating a work life balance where I really believe you can have it all.


Toby St Clair

Toby is an Intensive Care Flight Paramedic Educator working for Air Ambulance Victoria, a division of Ambulance Victoria. With 15-years-experience as a paramedic Toby has been working for the past 6 years on both rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft providing high level clinical care in both a primary response capacity and inter-facility retrievals. Toby has a specific interest in trauma care, airway management and critical care paramedicine. He is a passionate educator and currently teaches into the Monash University Master of Specialist Paramedic Practice program.

Bec Jennings

Rebecca “Bec” Jennings 26 year old who grew up on a farm in North East Victoria. My father is a farmer and my mother is a psychologist. I’ve always had a deep interest in the medical field however I completed bachelor of classical music before I found my way into paramedicine, where I fell deeply in love with the profession.

Emma Bywater

Emma Bywater is an ALS paramedic clinical instructor with Ambulance Victoria, working in the Inner East of Melbourne for the past 8 years. Most recently, she has been delivering educational sessions on CPG changes and clinical updates, including the introduction of High Performance CPR in 2019. She is also an educator at Monash University, teaching the EMR program to the fire service first responders, and in her remaining time is a nurse working in the primary health care setting.

Rembrandt Bye

As a Paramedic student myself a dynamic poisoned patient can be terrifying. Through clinical placement both locally and internationally, toxicology has become a strong interest of mine and would love to express to fellow students that sometimes complex patients require fundamental care.

Michelle Murphy ASM

Michelle is an Intensive Care Paramedic and Group Manager in Ambulance Victoria. She is passionate about pre-hospital care delivery and involves herself with pre-hospital training, education and research. Michelle is currently the Chair for the Australian Resuscitation Council Victorian Branch and Co-chair of the Medical Advisory Board for Life Saving Victoria. In January 2017 Michelle was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours for her work in improving survival from Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest.

Dr Simon Sawyer - Master of Ceremonies

Advanced Life Support Paramedic (Australia); Lecturer (Monash University) Doctor of Philosophy (Paramedicine); Bachelor of Paramedicine; Bachelor of Psychology and Management/Marketing Simon has worked as an Advanced Life Support Paramedic in Geelong, Australia since 2013, as well as lecturing and coordinating units in the Bachelor of Paramedicine at Monash University since 2015. Simon completed a PhD in 2018 in which he created a new guideline for paramedics to help patients experiencing intimate partner violence. Simon was awarded the Monash University Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for his work integrating family violence education into paramedic practice.

Program Schedule

Day 1
Time Session
12:30 Registration opens
13:00 Welcome
Monica Botros - STUCON Organising Committee and Monash Student Paramedic
13:10 Intensive Care Flight Paramedic use of Blunt Thoracostomy in Tension Pneumothorax
Toby St Clair - Intensive Care Flight Paramedic Educator, Air Ambulance Victoria
13:40 Ten things I have learnt (and am continuing to learn) from studying paramedicine
Rebecca "Bec" Jennings - Monash Student Paramedic
14:00 Fixing a broken heart: high-performance CPR
Emma Bywater - ALS paramedic clinical instructor, Ambulance Victoria
14:20 Managing the party goer
Rembrandt Bye - Victoria University Student Paramedic
14:40 A Career Paramedic – How to make it work
Michelle Murphy ASM - Intensive Care Paramedic & Group Manager, Ambulance Victoria
15:00 Afternoon networking break
15:30 Best of the Best - University Challenge presentations
16:15 University Challenge Scenarios
17:00 Close
Jackson Hollands - STUCON Organising Committee and VU Student Paramedic
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

23rd Mar 2019
13:00 – 17:15
The Royal Children's Hospital, Ella Latham Auditorium, Health Education & Learning Precinct, Level 1 West Building

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