Speakers

Speakers

  • Richard Baer

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    Richard Baer

    Dr Richard Baer (BPharm MBBS(Hons) MPH&TM FRACP) is a Brisbane based Kidney Specialist and General Physician working in both renal and general medicine at Mater and Wesley Hospitals.  He trained at and lectures for Univeristy of Queensland, studied with JCU, received Associate Professor status with Griffith University, and has been an invited speaker and presenter at a number of national and international conferences.  He previously worked as Director of Physician Training at Logan Hospital. Dr Baer’s work has also been published by Australian and international journals in Nephrology research covering broad areas of clinical care and Interventional Nephrology. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, and a member and former chair of the Australian and New Zealand Special interest group in Interventional Nephrology. He is a former Director of Physician Education at Logan Hospital and previously served as the Co-Chair for the Statewide Renal Clinical Network for Queensland Health.

     

  • Kylie Baker

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    Kylie Baker

    Kylie Baker MBBS, FACEM, CCPU, @kyliebaker888 is an Emergency Physician at Ipswich General Hospital, who has learnt, researched and taught bedside ultrasound since 2001, with the close support and mentorship of the Ipswich General Hospital sonography department. She was initially trained at the Australian Institute of Ultrasound, where she now teaches.

    Her research into lung ultrasound in heart failure commenced in 2010 with a generous grant from the Emergency Medicine Foundation. This pilot study progressed to a multicentre trial, again sponsored by EMF, culminating in cost analysis with the help of the Centre for International Economics.

    Her current interests lie in teaching point of care ultrasound as a decision-enhancing tool for acutely unwell patients. She is a strong believer in problem directed, whole body assessment, and is currently exploring the inclusion of bowel ultrasound and venous congestion indices into assessment with the help of the international #FOAMed community.

  • Rinaldo Bellomo

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    Rinaldo Bellomo

    Prof Rinaldo Bellomo, AO, MBBS, MD, PhD, FCICM, FRACP, FAAHMS is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine with the University of Melbourne, Honorary Professor of Medicine with Monash University, Principal Research Fellow, Howard Florey Institute, University of Melbourne, Director of Intensive Care Research and Staff Specialist in Intensive Care at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne. He is the Co-chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre. He is Editor in Chief of Critical Care and Resuscitation. He has authored > 1400 PubMed cited papers and >150 book chapters and has delivered >300 national and international lectures. For the last 6 years he has been in the list of most cited investigators in clinical medicine in the world (Thomson-Reuters). In 2014, he was selected as one of the most outstanding scientific minds in the world for the previous decade (Thomson-Reuters). 

  • Bernie Bissett

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    Bernie Bissett

    Dr Bernie Bissett is a Canberra-based physiotherapist who has specialised in physiotherapy for intensive care and acutely unwell patients. Bernie has more than 20 years' experience working in Sydney, London and Canberra. Bernie is currently Associate Professor and Discipline Lead of Physiotherapy at University of Canberra, while she still maintains a visiting academic role at Canberra Hospital. In 2016 Bernie completed her PhD under the supervision of Assoc Professor Jenny Paratz, Assoc Professor Robert Boots and Dr Anne Leditschke. Bernie's PhD work focused on the use of inspiratory muscle training to enhance recovery from mechanical ventilation in adult intensive care patients. Bernie's research work has included randomised clinical trials and observational studies exploring interventions such as inspiratory muscle training and early mobilisation in ICU, as well as outcome measures for physical function in this population. Bernie is passionate about collaborating with clinicians to answer patient-centred research questions that will improve patient care around the world.

  • Victoria Campbell

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    Victoria Campbell
    Clinical lead/Chair Queensland Digital Early Warning Tools Steering Committee

    Involved in Rapid Response Systems since 2003.

    Now, as a practising Intensive Care and Renal physician on the Sunshine Coast for the last 13 years, have gained an understanding of both the critical care and ward requirements of recognition and management of patient deterioration, as well as contributing to published literature on safe hospital care delivery.

    Current role as Chair of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service Standard 8 committee and Queensland Health Digital Early Warning Tool steering committee, and member of the Deteriorating Patient Interjurisdictional Community of Practice led by the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission. These roles provide the opportunity to contribute to prevention/recognition improving deteriorating patient outcomes on a larger scale,  and join fellow colleagues committed to safer health care innovation in this area.

     

  • Sasha Dionisio

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    Sasha Dionisio

    Associate Professor Sasha Dionisio is a consultant epileptologist from Brisbane, Australia.

    After completing his neurology specialty training, he underwent a rigorous fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio aimed at treating refractory epilepsy with a focus on epilepsy surgery. He returned to Brisbane in 2015 and founded the state’s first adult tertiary referral public epilepsy centre, at the Mater Hospital,  providing stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG), CCEPS, cortical stimulation, intra-operative functional mapping and epilepsy surgery. He also has a special interest in ICU EEG reporting and continuous EEG monitoring in the ICU.

    He led Australia’s inaugural stereo-EEG workshop in 2019, and is active in various research initiatives including human brain mapping, signal processing of cerebral waveforms, clinical semiology and improving post-surgical outcomes.

  • John Fraser

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    John Fraser

    Professor John F Fraser (MB ChB PhD FRCP FFARCSI FCICM) is the Director of the Critical Care Research Group (CCRG) at The Prince Charles Hospital and University of Queensland in Brisbane, the Director of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of De Motu Cordis Pty Ltd – a private company specialising in the development of a medical device technology platform for the critically ill, and Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Quantum Medical Innovation Fund (Quantum) - a medical investment technology fund, aimed at securing world class investment opportunities in the areas of cardiovascular, respiratory and chronic disease, and the development and implementation of technologies addressing unmet clinical needs.

    Professor Fraser is a medical disruptor, who started Australia’s largest multi-disciplinary research group (CCRG), based in the country’s largest cardiothoracic centre in the region – The Prince Charles Hospital. From half an office, and with no staff, he has built a team of more than 70 leading clinicians, engineers, scientists and economists with global links – connected to all of the major cardiothoracic hospitals across Queensland, Australia, and the world. He was a co-founder of the BiVACOR™ total artificial heart device, (as reported on CNN, and The Australian).

  • Ruth Hubbard

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    Ruth Hubbard

    Ruth E. Hubbard is a Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Queensland, Consultant Geriatrician at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Head of School for PA-Southside Clinical Unit. 

    She has published widely on the inflammatory aetiology of frailty, the difficulties of measuring frailty in clinical practice and the relationships between frailty and obesity, smoking, socioeconomic status and exercise. Based on the impact of her publications, she is currently ranked number 3 in a list of frailty experts worldwide (http://expertscape.com/ex/frail+elderly).

    As a passionate advocate for her discipline, she is promoting academic geriatrics among Advanced Trainees, medical students and Allied Health colleagues. She is currently supervising 4 PhDs, 2 MPhils and numerous medical student projects. She has generated more than $9.3 million in grant income in the last 5 years, including as CIA on 2 NHMRC Project Grants.

     

  • Amy Jennison

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    Amy Jennison

    Assoc Prof Amy Jennison is the Chief Scientist of the Public Health Microbiology laboratory in the Queensland Department of Health, which is the Australian state of Queensland’s reference laboratory responsible for the molecular surveillance of notifiable bacterial pathogens and characterisation of public health related outbreaks. The laboratory is uniquely positioned for responding to public health disease threats as it consists of clinical, high containment, genomic, food and waters teams, who work synergistically for both pathogen surveillance and outbreak responses. A/Prof Jennison has led the molecular team in the application of whole genome sequencing (WGS) to routine molecular surveillance and heads numerous research projects aimed at utilising WGS for improving molecular epidemiological investigation and preventing disease outbreaks of notifiable and emerging pathogens. Dr Jennison has a particular interest in addressing surveillance issues caused by culture independent diagnostic testing (CIDT) where molecular testing leads to underculturing of important bacterial pathogens. She is driving research into innovative approaches for deep sequencing on direct clinical specimens.

  • Nai An Lai

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    Nai An Lai

    Dr Lai is the Director of Intensive Care Services at Mater Health. He is also the Director of Clinical Stream Governance for Surgical, Neurosurgery, Acute Care and Cancer Services at the Mater. His other commitments include working with the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) to establish standards for critical care mechanical ventilators and being an active committee member of the Queensland Statewide Intensive Care Clinical Network (SICCN).

    A graduate of Monash University Medical School, Dr Lai holds the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand and the Royal Society of Medicine. He is a holder of the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Echocardiography and Clinical Ultrasound from the University of Melbourne.

    Dr Lai is an Associate Professor at Griffith University and has been the founder, convenor and faculty member of a number of courses including the Basic Intensive Care Medicine (BICMed) course, A-B-C critical skills for ICU, the Australian Short Course in Intensive Care, Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC), Antimicrobial Masterclass for Acute Care Practitioners, Short Course in Critical Infections and the Advanced Diagnostic and Physiological Monitoring in Critical Care (ADP-MoCC) Symposium.

    Dr Lai has authored and co-authored a number of publications in the fields of critical care medicine, central venous catheter related blood stream infections, systemic inflammatory response syndrome and sepsis. His work contributed to research on sepsis and evolution of sepsis definition. He is passionate about perioperative critical care, advanced diagnostic modalities in medicine, innovative physiological monitoring in enhancing safety and quality in healthcare and detection as well as prevention of acute deterioration in hospitalised patients.

  • Adrian Langley

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    Adrian Langley

    Dr Langley is a Consultant Intensivist at Mater Health, Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He is also a Senior Anaesthetist at Mater Health and Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane and a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland. Dr Langley has also completed post-graduate training in clinical ultrasound, palliative care medicine, and has a Master’s degree in Data Science. Dr Langley is interested in clinical information system and the application of data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve clinical outcomes. With his skills in programming, Dr Langley designed and built an ICU clinical information system that has been running in several busy intensive care units in South East Queensland for more than five years. He is currently working with large databases to develop predictive algorithms for various conditions in the ICU.

  • Anne Leditschke

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    Anne Leditschke

    Associate Professor Anne Leditschke is a Senior Specialist and leads the Research Program at the Adult Intensive Care Service at Mater Health. She also is a sessional Senior Specialist Visiting Medical Officer at Shoalhaven Hospital, Nowra.

    After graduating in medicine from the University of Queensland, Anne completed specialist training in general internal medicine and intensive care medicine. She has worked in multiple hospital settings, including academic tertiary metropolitan, rural/ regional hospital and private practice.

    Her current research interests include intensive care early rehabilitation and training, clinical ethics, optimising care at the end of life, and healthcare provider professionalism and leadership.

  • Andrea Marshall

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    Andrea Marshall

    Andrea Marshall is Professor of Acute and Complex Care Nursing at the Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University. She is a Life Member of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses and leading critical care nursing researcher. Her programme of research focuses on improving outcomes for acute and critically ill patients with a focus on nutrition interventions. Andrea uses knowledge translation strategies in practice and research to improve patient outcomes for acutely ill hospitalised patients. She is currently leading randomised controlled trial evaluating the short-term outcomes of a family-centred nutrition intervention to improve nutrition intake of patients recovering from critical illness. She has published over 120 research manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Australian Critical Care. 

  • Bernhard Riedel

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    Bernhard Riedel

    Bernhard is the Director of the Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Bernhard’s research interests have improved the understanding of perioperative factors that contribute to complications following major surgery—with strategies for enhanced risk stratification (including measuring functional capacity with cardiopulmonary exercise testing) and preoperative optimization (including prehabilitation with exercise therapy) to reduce complications after surgery. Specific to the field of onco-anaesthesia, Bernhard’s research collaborative investigates the interaction of perioperative adrenergic-inflammatory response and anaesthetic technique on tumor-progression signaling on the potential long-term postoperative complication—cancer recurrence.

  • Bala Venkatesh

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    Bala Venkatesh

    Bala is a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Queensland, Director of Intensive Care Medicine at the Wesley Hospital and a Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health.

    He is also the ex-President for the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is the Principal Investigator of the NHMRC funded multi-center international ADRENAL trial and his research interests include glucocorticoid physiology in critical illness including the development of the idea of the "sick euadrenal state", sepsis and vitamin D in critical illness. He also pioneered the development of a continuous blood gas monitoring system. He supervises three PhD students and has been the recipient of several grants from foundations and industry.

  • Brent Richards

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    Brent Richards

    Dr  Brent Richards is Medical Director of Innovation and Director of Critical Care Research at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, and Adjunct Professor at Griffith University. He was previously also director of ICU for 15 years, executive director of Surgery, and chair of the state Intensive Care network, and has sat on the Health Director General advisory group, and Information Strategy Board for Queensland Health. He was project executive for the introduction of the ICU Clinical Information System in Queensland (Metavision). Additionally he also has a long involvement in many areas of Critical Care research.

    He is working on ways to expand, understand and interrogate the growing static and streaming Healthcare data for continuously growing clinical understanding, business KPIs and research discovery. Particularly focussing on AI-enabled technologies, he is working collaboratively with Universities, Government and Industry to unlock the positive disruptive potential that AI can bring to Healthcare, iteratively improving both patient and system outcomes. To this end he is helping establish a large multi-centre ICU-centric clinical and medical IoT data platform for research discovery and algorithm development.

  • Claire Rickard

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    Claire Rickard

    Dr Claire Rickard is a former ICU nurse and research coordinator who is now Conjoint Professor of Infection Prevention and Vascular Access Nursing at University of Queensland and Metro North Hospitals and Health service, and Honorary Research Fellow at Princess Alexandra Hospital.  

    Her vision is for complication-free vascular access devices and infusion therapy, across healthcare settings. She founded the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR) a clinician-academic network with >$14 million research funding, >250 publications and mentoring of the next generation of clinical research leaders.  

    Claire’s first-authored publications in The Lancet have seen global change from time-based, to assessment-based removal, of peripheral intravenous catheters, provided evidence for better dressings and securements, and extended the safe usage of infusion sets for central venous and arterial catheters.  

    She is an inductee of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and the Australian College of Nursing.  

  • David Sturgess

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    David Sturgess

    Associate Professor David Sturgess is Director of Intensive Care at North West Private Hospital Brisbane and Clinical Director of Anaesthesia at Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS), Brisbane, Australia. He is a senior primary examiner and member of the Primary Exam Sub-Committee of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). He also maintains an active clinical research portfolio with the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland where he supervises a number of PhD candidates.

     A/Prof Sturgess' doctoral thesis focused upon the non-invasive evaluation of heart function during life threatening infection.  A/Prof Sturgess sustains a keen interest in haemodynamic monitoring and echocardiography. The scope of his current research interests has broadened and is best collated under the theme of Perioperative Medicine, with a focus upon the impact of inflammation. Collaborations include exploration of interactions between opioids, regional anaesthesia and cancer recurrance; perioperative nutrition and hyperglycaemia; analysis and interpretation of large observational perioperative datasets; risk stratification of acute coronary syndromes using echocardiography; as well as perioperative temperature monitoring and management.

  • Ian Gassiep

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    Ian Gassiep

    Dr Gassiep is an Infectious Diseases Physician at Mater Hospital Brisbane and a Clinical Microbiologist at Pathology Queensland Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. He has a special interest in rapid diagnostics and is currently undertaking research in improved techniques for diagnosis of pathogens directly from blood using mass spectrometry and molecular amplification methods.

  • Laurence Weinberg

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    Laurence Weinberg

    A/Prof Laurence Weinberg is the Director of Anaesthesia at Austin Hospital, Victoria, Australia. He has dual appointments as an Associate Professor in the Anaesthesia Perioperative Pain Medicine Unit, Melbourne Medical School, and the Department of Surgery, Austin Health, University of Melbourne. He also an Honorary Consultant Anaesthetist, at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria, Australia.

    Dr Weinberg’s key clinical and academic interests include provision of anaesthesia for cardio-thoracic surgery (including complex aortic surgery), hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery (including liver transplantation), and major abdominal and vascular surgery. He has a specific interest in provision of anaesthesia for high-risk patients undergoing high-risk complex surgery. His clinical expertise is coupled with a strong academic interest.

  • Mohd Hafiz Abdul Haziz

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    Mohd Hafiz Abdul Haziz

    Dr. Hafiz Abdul–Aziz is currently a research fellow at the Burns, Trauma and Critical Care Research Centre (BTCCRC) and Centre for Research Excellence for Redefining Antimicrobial Use to Reduce Resistance (CRE REDUCE) at the University of Queensland, Australia. Hafiz is a clinical pharmacist with a strong interest in clinical research, particularly those involving multi-centre and multi-national collaborations. Hafiz received his Bachelor of Pharmacy and Master of Clinical Pharmacy degrees from Malaysia, prior to completing his PhD at the University of Queensland in 2016. Hafiz's doctoral thesis was on pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD)-optimised beta-lactam dosing in critically ill patients.

    His main research theme is primarily centred on finding novel solutions to optimise and personalise antimicrobial dosing in special patient populations, particularly in critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Hafiz also believes that precision-based antibiotic dosing in the ICU can be achieved by integrating the use of dosing software and therapeutic drug monitoring into daily clinical practice. Hafiz has extensive experience in designing and conducting multi-centre/multi-national clinical pharmacokinetic studies in ICUs across Australia, Belgium, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea and Switzerland.

  • Paul Griffin

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    Paul Griffin

    An Infectious Diseases Physician and Microbiologist, Dr Paul Griffin was appointed as the Director of Infectious Diseases at Mater Health Services in 2013. In addition Dr Griffin continues appointments as Principal Investigator at Q-Pharm, as Visiting Scientist/Honorary Research Fellow at Mater Medical Research Institute and Queensland Institute of Medical Research, and also as Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.

    Dr Paul Griffin's primary research interests include clinical trials in the field of infectious diseases particularly malaria human challenge and transmission blocking studies, as well as the detection of antibiotic resistance particularly VRE by mass spectrometry in the clinical microbiology laboratory.

Session Chairs

  • Ra'eesa Doola

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    Ra'eesa Doola

    Dr Ra’eesa Doola is a Team Leader and the lead ICU dietitian at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane with over 15 years of clinical experience. She also holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer appointment through the PAH Southside clinical unit, School of Clinical Medicine, The University of Queensland. Ra’eesa completed her PhD in 2019 titled “Nutritional management of hyperglycaemia in intensive care”, through The University of Queensland (UQ). She has been the recipient of a number of grants which has supported her ongoing research in investigating the impact of critical care nutrition support practices on glycaemic control and inflammation in context of the acute metabolic stress response.

  • Amod Karnik

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    Amod Karnik

    Dr Karnik is a Senior Consultant Intensivist, Co-Supervisor of Intensive Care Training and Deputy Director of Intensive Care Services at Mater Health. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.

    Dr Karnik has extensive experience as a clinician and an educator in Australia, the United Kingdom (UK) and India. He has an MD in General Medicine, the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound. He holds membership of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) of UK and Specialist Fellowships of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM). In addition he has a Graduate Certificate in Medical Education and is working towards a Master’s degree in Medical Education.

    Dr Karnik was a long-serving fellowship examiner for CICM. He served on the CICM Board and was formerly the Chair of CICM’s Hospital Accreditation Committee from 2010 to 2012. He was also the Chair of the Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Queensland Regional Committee in 2006.

    Dr Karnik is the Director and Convener of the Mater Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) Course and the Mater ICU Transition and Advanced Airway Skills Course. In addition he has been a faculty member for the Annual Australian Intensive Care Medicine Clinical Refresher Course, Indo-Australian Critical Care Training Program, Beyond BASIC Nephrology Course, Intensive Care Crisis Event Management Course and the Mater Critical Care Ultrasound and Echocardiography Course.

    Dr Karnik has published a number of articles on a wide range of topics in Intensive Care Medicine and Medical Education. His work contributed to the improvement and refinement of Translaryngeal Tracheostomy technique.

  • Mandy Ng

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    Mandy Ng

    Dr Mandy Ng BSci(Pharm); MClinPharm, DClinPharm, PGDip(woundcare)

    Mandy is the Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) and Infectious Diseases Pharmacist at the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee (QEII) Hospital in Brisbane. She is an integral part of the hospital’s AMS program and  provides clinical pharmacy support to the Infectious Diseases (ID) and Infection Control Service. In addition she provides clinical advisory service to the Intensive Care Unit and Hospital-wide Cold Chain Management. She started the Microbiological Safety Net whereby all patients with positive blood cultures are actively followed up by the ID team to ensure that they receive adequate and appropriate antimicrobial therapy.  Her other roles include coordinator for the Hospital’s Medication Management Workgroup , pharmacy lead for QEII’s COVID-19-vaccine rollout, co-convenor of the Antimicrobial Masterclass for Acute Care Clinicians and author of Antibiotics in the Fast Lane, a newsletter on antibiotics for front-line clinicians.  Her clinical interests include medication safety, cold chain management, dosing of antimicrobials in critically ill patients, Vancomycin dosing and therapeutic drug monitoring, antibiotic associated acute kidney injury and the use of biomarkers in guiding antimicrobial use.

  • Andras Nyikovics

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    Andras Nyikovics

    Dr Nyikovics is a Consultant Intensivist and Co-Supervisor of Intensive Care Medicine Training at Mater Health.

    Dr Nyikovics completed his MD degree at the Medical University of Pecs in Hungary and attained specialist qualification in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care with Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest. He worked as a Specialist Anaesthetist in Hungary. After 2 years of UK work experience, he relocated to Australia, and completed his Intensive Care Medicine Fellowship in Australia. He is a Fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) of Australia and New Zealand and has a Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Echocardiography from the University of Queensland.

    Dr Nyikovics leads the Mater Critical Care Echocardiography Fellowship Program which is jointly administered by the ICU and the Cardiology Department. He is also the unit’s lead in simulation education and journal club. In addition, he spearheads a number of audits and quality improvement projects for the department.

    Dr Nyikovics is the founder and convener of the Mater Critical Care Echocardiography Course (CICM training course), and convener of the Mater Critical Care Ultrasound Course. He is a regular faculty member of the Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) Course.

  • Peter Scott

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    Peter Scott

    Dr Scott is a Senior Consultant Intensivist and the Deputy Director of Intensive Care at Mater Health. In addition to his clinical commitments, Peter manages the ICU medical workforce and oversees medical roster management for Mater Hospital Brisbane ICU and Mater Private Hospital ICU. He is also a long-serving member of the Mater Drugs and Therapeutics Committee.

    Peter is a Fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (FCICM), a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).  He is a CICM Primary Examiner and convenes the annual Mater CICM Primary Short Course and the online Queensland CICM Primary Long Course.

  • Daijana Martens

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    Daijana Martens

    Clinical Nurse Consultant
    Mater Adults Intensive Care Unit

  • Felicity Prebble

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    Felicity Prebble

    Felicity Prebble is an acting Team Leader for the Adult and Paediatric Physiotherapy team at the Mater Hospital Brisbane, with over 11 years of clinical experience in ICU. She also works as the Allied Health Education Coordinator within Mater Education. She completed the Mater’s first allied health simulation fellowship in 2019 with a focus on the care of the deteriorating patient. A highlight of that year was creating a high-fidelity simulation for nursing colleagues to increase clinical confidence in the mobilization of a ventilated patient. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education through Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. She is a passionate patient advocate for early rehabilitation in the ICU, with current research projects including the use of electrical impedance tomography on mechanically ventilated patients.

  • Kim Briskey

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    Kim Briskey

    Kim has enjoyed a long and diverse career in critical care nursing which has spanned over 30 years across both the public and private sectors. Kim has seen many changes during this time and remains passionate about working in the intensive care environment. Kim has had a broad range of opportunities in her nursing career  including working rural and remote, in private industry and in roles such as  mortality and morbidity coordinator, education coordinator , clinical nurse consultant and is now currently unit manager in the 10 bed Mater Private Hospital Brisbane. 

  • Loki Johnk

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    Loki Johnk

    Dr Johnk is a Consultant Intensivist at Mater Health. In addition to his clinical commitments, Dr Johnk is in charge of clinical incident review and junior doctor mentorship program. He coordinates the Mater ICU Education Program and is one of the unit’s designated officers for DonateLife Australia.

    Dr Johnk completed his medical training at Flinders University in Adelaide. He is a Fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) of Australia and New Zealand and is in the process of completing a Post-graduate Fellowship in Echocardiography and Clinical Ultrasound.

    Dr Johnk is the convener of the Care of the Critically Ill Obstetric Patient Symposium and he is a faculty member for a number of courses including the Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) course and Antimicrobial Masterclass (AIM) for Acute Care Practitioners.

  • Sadie Callahan

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    Sadie Callahan

    Dr Sadie Callahan

    Intensivist
    Mater Hospital Brisbane

  • Sarah Chaseling

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    Sarah Chaseling
    Nurse Manager Intensive Care Mater Hospital South Brisbane

    Sarah developed a passion for intensive care 17 years ago when she join the Mater Hospital Brisbane Intensive care unit. The unit started as a combined 6 bed intensive care and 5 bed coronary care unit and over the years and with several moves now is a 26 bed dedicated intensive care unit across 2 locations. Sarah has undertaken numerous roles at the Mater Hospital Brisbane including but not limited to Clinical Nurse, Education Coordinator and Nurse Manager of the Department of Intensive Care. 

  • Tara Morrison

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    Tara Morrison

    Tara is originally from the UK and completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy in 1998. She did her Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy, London in 2004. After extensive travels, she moved permanently to Australia in 2007.  Tara has worked at the Mater since 2008. She specialises in Critical Care Pharmacy and enjoys the multi-disciplinary teamwork involved in managing critical care patients.