Breakfast Sessions

Attendance to breakfast sessions are included in full meeting registration fee. Attendance must be nominated upon registration – don’t miss out places are limited.

Breakfast sessions will be run at the Adelaide Convention Centre

Friday 12 October


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Playing it Cool: The Importance of TTM for the Critical Ill Patient

Dr Manoj Saxena – Intensive Care Physician/Senior Lecturer, The George Institute, University of New South Wales

Ask yourself….do you “play it cool”, or do precisely manage your patients temperature?

 Temperature Management is no longer just a question of whether a patient is cool, but has evolved into a complex therapy encompassing a complete temperature profile, from induction, maintenance, rewarm and preventing fever thereafter. The term ‘targeted temperature management’ refers to a specific temperature over a specific duration of time in an effort to optimise outcome.

 During this breakfast session our speakers will share insights into the current practice and recommendations for Targeted Temperature Management for Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Traumatic Brain Injury, Inflammation and Sepsis. The speakers will raise awareness about the importance of adherence to protocol and upcoming research in this area of health care.


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Evolution of CRRT Machines

Gordon Ramsay

In 1977, Peter Kramer introduced a simple therapy called continuous arteriovenous haemofiltration (CAVH). Since then, CRRT machines have evolved to reduce the complexity of therapy delivery. We have been at the forefront of CRRT, pushing the boundaries with innovations in membrane technology and CRRT machines. But what if CRRT could be simpler, more effective and accurate? Come and learn about the evolution of CRRT machines and what the future holds. It's time to see the future of CRRT - it's time to meet PrisMax


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Setting up an ECMO Service from an Experienced Perspective: Barriers and Successes

Deb Bristow - Clinical Nurse Specialist, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

 Deb Bristow has over 15 years experience in Intensive Care Nursing. This past 12 months has seen her take on the role of clinical nurse consultant, leading the implementation of an ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) program at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Deb has undertaken a number of different roles in her substantive position as Clinical Nurse at The Prince Charles Hospital, including ECMO Resource CN, Clinical Nurse Teacher and Quality and Safety CN. Through these roles, she has developed skills which have been beneficial to being an effective project lead.

Deb will be sharing her experiences from setting up an ECMO program during the past year, the challenges, the high’s and individual site requirements.


Saturday 13 October

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Maximising Recovery – The Journey Starts in ICU

A/Prof Carol Hodgson - Deputy Director, ANZIC-RC

Dr Emma Ridley - Head of the Nutrition Research Program, Monash University

Prof Adam Deane, Intensivist, Royal Melbourne Hospital

The odds of survival after an episode of critical illness are very high, in Australia they are approximately 90%. However, achieving a full recovery after being critically ill may be more difficult. Patients who survive ICU are at a high risk of ongoing functional disability after their hospitalisation. Predictors of poor recovery include the patient’s functional status prior to their illness, family and social supports and length of stay. In this session, we will explore the management of patients in ICU and ask the question: Can we change the way we manage our patients in ICU to improve their recovery?