Program

This program is an outline only. Program current as at 11 June 2021.
This program is subject to change without notice. Please check back at this webpage for any program updates.

The program should be highly relevant to practitioners in critical care, emergency medicine, anaesthetics, perioperative medicine, general medicine and general surgery. The topics will also be relevant for leaders and clinicians in safety and quality and clinical governance.

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8:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Symposium Opening Plenary Session

Session Chairs: Loki Johnk, Sadie Callahan

8.00am - Welcome and Housekeeping
Associate Professor Nai An Lai, Symposium Convenor 2021

8.15am - Plenary: COVID-19: Challenges and Triumphs in Resource Limited Settings
Professor Bala Venkatesh, University of Queensland and the George Institute for Global Health 

9.00am - Plenary: Septic Acute Kidney Injury – Pathophysiology and Diagnostics 2021
Professor Rinaldo Bellomo, The University of Melbourne

9.45am - Plenary: Detecting SARS-CoV-2: Rapid Evolution of Diagnostic Techniques in a Respiratory Pandemic 
Dr Ian Gassiep, Mater Health

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Rinaldo Bellomo | Nai An Lai | Bala Venkatesh | Ian Gassiep | Loki Johnk | Sadie Callahan

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Morning Tea

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Thematic Session 1: Respiratory Diagnostics and Monitoring in the 21st Century

Session Chairs: Anne Leditschke, Sarah Chaseling

11.00am - The Mechanical Ventilator as a Diagnostic and Monitoring Tool
Associate Professor Nai An Lai, Mater Health

11.30am - Lung/Thoracic Ultrasound as a Diagnostic and Monitoring Tool in Critical Care​
Dr Kylie Baker, Ipswich General Hospital

12.00pm - Inspiratory Muscle Assessment and Training in Critical Care
Dr Bernie Bissett, University of Canberra

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Kylie Baker | Bernie Bissett | Nai An Lai | Anne Leditschke | Sarah Chaseling

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Thematic Session 2: Micronutrients, Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Session Chairs: Tara Morrison, Andras Nyikovics, Daijana Martens

1.30pm - The VITAMINS Trial and the Future of Vitamin C in Intensive Care
Professor Rinaldo Bellomo, The University of Melbourne

2.00pm - The Next Generation of Molecular Diagnostics: Whole Genome Sequencing, Amplicon Panels and Metagenomics
Professor Amy Jennison, Queensland Department of Health 

2.30pm - Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Critical Care
Dr Mohd Hafiz Abdul Aziz, University of Queensland

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Rinaldo Bellomo | Amy Jennison | Andras Nyikovics | Daijana Martens | Mohd Hafiz Abdul Haziz | Tara Morrison

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Afternoon Tea

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Thematic Session 3: Diagnosing and Monitoring Deterioration in the Hospital

Session Chairs: Mandy Ng, Nai An Lai

3.30pm - Using Big Data to optimise MET Activation and Utilisation
Dr Victoria Campbell, CEQ/PSQIS

4.00pm - ICU Perioperative Morbidity and Mortality - Past, Present and Future
Dr Adrian Langley, Mater Health

4.30pm - Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Critical Care 
Professor Brent Richards, Griffith University and Gold Coast University Hospital

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Victoria Campbell | Nai An Lai | Adrian Langley | Mandy Ng | Brent Richards

8:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Symposium Opening Day Two

Session Chairs: Loki Jonk, Sadie Callahan

8.00am - Welcome Day 2 & Housekeeping
Associate Professor Nai An Lai, Symposium Convenor 2021

8.15am - Plenary: Vascular Devices Associated Infections
Professor Claire Rickard, University of Queensland and Griffith University

9.00am - Plenary: Pulmonary Electrical Impedance Tomography and Perfusion Monitoring
Professor John Fraser, Director of the Critical Care Research Group, The Prince Charles Hospital

9.45am - Plenary: Diagnosis and Measurement of Frailty and its Relevance in Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine
Professor Ruth Hubbard, The University of Queensland

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John Fraser | Ruth Hubbard | Nai An Lai | Claire Rickard | Loki Johnk | Sadie Callahan

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Morning Tea

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Thematic Session 4: Haemodynamic and Cardiovascular Monitoring

Session Chairs: Amod Karnik, Kim Briskey

11.00am - Diagnosing and Monitoring Right Heart Dysfunction
Associate Professor David Sturgess, Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) and University of Queensland

11.30am - Haemodynamic Monitoring and Goal Directed Therapy in the Operating Theatre
Associate Professor Laurence Weinberg, Austin Health and University of Melbourne

12.00pm - Predicting pressure responsiveness to fluids and vasopressor requirement – is dynamic arterial elastance (Eadyn) the answer?
Associate Professor Nai An Lai, Mater Health

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Amod Karnik | Nai An Lai | David Sturgess | Kim Briskey

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Thematic Session 5: Monitoring Oxygenation, Metabolic and Renal Function

Session Chairs: Ra’eesa Doola, Peter Scott

1.30pm - Monitoring Oxygenation Through the Ages
Professor Bala Venkatesh, University of Queensland and the George Institute for Global Health 

2.00pm - An Update on Critical Care Nephrology
Dr Richard Baer, Mater Health 

2.30pm - Metabolic Monitoring in Critical Care – Clinical Applications of Indirect Calorimetry
Professor Andrea Marshall, Griffith University

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Richard Baer | Ra'eesa Doola | Andrea Marshall | Peter Scott | Bala Venkatesh

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Afternoon Tea

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Thematic Session 6: Brain, Muscle and Physiological Reserve

Session Chairs: Felicity Prebble and Adrian Langley

3.30pm - Delirium in Critical Care
Associate Professor Anne Leditschke, Mater Health and University of Queensland

4.00pm - EEG as a Diagnostic and Monitoring Tool in Critical Care
Associate Professor Sasha Dionisio, Princess Alexandra Hospital and University of Queensland

4.30pm - Pre-operative Risk Stratification and Prehabilitation
Professor Bernhard Riedel, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and University of Melbourne

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Sasha Dionisio | Adrian Langley | Anne Leditschke | Bernhard Riedel | Felicity Prebble

5:00 PM to 5:15 PM

Closing Address - Associate Professor Nai An Lai