CICM January 2017 Enewsletter
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We hope you enjoy reading this edition of the College enewsletter. 

CPD 2016/2017 Cycle

Please be aware that we are now half way through the current 2016/2017 cycle, and it is mandatory for all CICM Fellows to record their CPD participation online.

Fellows that hold a dual Fellowship with ANZCA, ACEM or RACP may choose to participate in CPD programs administered by these Colleges, but must indicate this in the “Alternative Programs” section of the online diary.

The online diary can be found in the Members Portal.

Participants are required to obtain at least 100 CPD Points per cycle with minimum requirements in 3 of the 5 categories:

  • 20 points from Activity Group 1
  • 20 points from Activity Group 2
  • 20 points from Activity Group 3

If you are experiencing any issues, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kayla Hargood

2017 Fellow Education Workshops

The College will be running a series of workshops for Fellows of the College in 2017. The workshop programs will vary from state to state and topics may include; assessment calibration, trainee in difficulty discussions, giving feedback and advice on welfare and resilience.

Please note the following dates in your diary and more information will follow in the coming months.
•   Western Australia  4 April
Victoria 8 May
South Australia 9 May
New South Wales     20 July
Tasmania 14 September
Queensland TBC
New Zealand TBC

New Fellows Conference

17 - 18 August 2017 | Byron at Byron Resort

Please contact Lisa Davidson with any enquiries,

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CICM Management Skills Course

30 - 31 March 2017 | Wellington, New Zealand

A limited numbers of places are left, if you are interested in registering for this course please CLICK HERE
CICM Management Skills Course Advert
If you have any enquiries about this course please contact Steph

Survey: For Trainees

Message and survey to trainees from Florian Pracher:

Dear trainees, 

Thank you very much to everyone who has already completed the survey. We have been able to collate some very interesting data and would like to give everyone who has not yet completed the audit the opportunity to do so now. The more responses we get the more representatives will be in the findings.

To complete the survey please click here.

Survey: Attitudes Towards Job Satisfaction

and Work Life Balance in Intensive Care Medicine

Message and survey to trainees from Stephanie McKelvie:

You are invited to participate in a study exploring attitudes towards work life balance and job satisfaction in intensive care medicine. As a trainee or Fellow of CICM you are eligible to take part in this study and your participation is much appreciated. 

Please click here for an explanation of the survey and here for the survey link. 

Survey: Quality of Life

Message and survey to trainees from Resy van Beek:

Invitation to participate in a survey of Australian and New Zealand intensive care doctors' perception of quality of life, health and learning in the year leading up to the part 1 or part 2 assessment run by the College of Intensive Care Medicine.

Please click here for an explanation of the survey and here for the survey link. 


Thursday 25 May - Sunday 28 May 2017

• • •  Registrations Open Thursday 19 January 2017  • • •

Early bird registrations will close on Friday 31 March 2017.
You will be able to register for the Inaugural Trainee Symposium, ICU Update  and the ASM  via the
ASM Registration page.

A S M    E N E W S 

Coming Soon...
A monthly ASM enewsletter will be distributed to your inbox until the event takes place in May.

The first edition is due to be sent out on 17 January, so make sure you have a look to keep up with the latest information. 
A B S T R A C T   S U B M I S S I O N S  
N O W  O P E N

We would like to invite researchers to submit an abstract(s) for Oral Presentation at our Sydney Meeting: 
ICU Gastroenterology: from beginning to end.

Submissions will be considered in the following categories:

Felicity Hawker Medal Presentations
CICM Trainees are invited to submit an abstract related to their Formal Project.

Best Free Paper Presentations
Abstract of high academic quality will be selected for this formal and robust session. 

Short Paper Presentations
This session allows researchers to present their abstract in a short sharp and concise format. 

Instructions and submission details can be located here


T R A I N E E   S Y M P O S I U M
25 MAY 2017 | SYDNEY

The inaugural CICM Trainee Symposium is an exciting initiative aiming to provide an inspiring and educational day specifically for (and designed by) our trainees. It will run the day prior to the CICM ASM, in parallel to the ICU Update Day, thus facilitating ample networking opportunities with colleagues.

With a stellar line up of speakers, it promises to bring the latest research and best practice through high quality succinct “how I manage” sessions on key clinical topics. Clinical conundrums to be discussed include managing TBI, clearing the C-spine, obstetric emergencies, paediatrics for the general intensivist and renal replacement therapy troubleshooting.

Complementing this is a diverse range of non-clinical sessions of relevance to trainees at all stages, such as tips from trainees who have passed college exams, preparing for a job interview and how to build your non-clinical portfolio.  Finally, key papers from the critical care literature will be reviewed by Paul Young, before the day draws to a close and we move on to post-conference drinks.
Check out the Symposium program here
The College would like to thank Avant Mutual Group for their sponsorship of the Trainee Symposium
I C U   U P D A T E
25 MAY 2017 | SYDNEY 

We are planning a special ICU Update at the 2017 ASM.There will be a special seminar with interactive workshops devoted to one single, important topic: ‘Improving End-of-Life Decision-Making’
Over the last two decades, the practice of medicine and the way we live and die has changed. Therapeutic and technical advances have improved and extended the lives of many Australians, but at a significant cost. A now older generation is living with more complex disease and with a gradual decline in quality of life. 
The process of determining the appropriate level of medical treatment for critically ill and deteriorating patients toward the end of their lives and deciding whether to escalate or de-escalate treatment (palliate) in sick, deteriorating patients is very complex. Escalation is conceptually simpler and thus often more comfortable for doctors. But this may often not be the right or best choice for the patient. Intensive care doctors specialise in the provision of life-supporting treatment and are regularly required to participate in and lead decision-making processes around end-of-life management. This meeting is an important initiative that will address an important topic that regularly confronts Fellows.
The College would like to thank Ikaria Australia for their sponsorship of the ICU Update. Ikaria Australia is now part of  Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.
The College would like to thank Baxter for being a platinum sponsor of the ASM.
W W W . C I C M - A S M . O R G . A U

Positions Vacant 

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View the full list of Positions Vacant on our website,

Courses and Events

To advertise a course or event in future newsletters please complete this this form. Email all forms or queries to our Communications department

To view all courses and events visit our website, 

Advanced Life Support (ALS2) Provider Course
Multiple Dates
The Alfred Centre, VIC
For more information please visit

Multiple Dates in 2017: May |Augsut | October
Nepean Hospital, NSW
For more information please click here

Paediatric BASIC Course
27 January 2017
Women’s and Children’s Hospital South Australia
For more information please click here 

Beyond BASIC Mechanical Ventilation
13 February 2017
Hawke's Bay Hospital, NZ
For more information please click here

Nutrition Course
16-18 February 2017
The Medical School, Grafton, Auckland, NZ
For more information please click here

Transition to Advanced Trainee Course
17 February 2017
Mater Hosptial Brisbane
For more information please click here

The Inaugural Perioperative Patient Blood Management Symposium 
18 February 2017
Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
For more information please click here

IPAC- Introduction to Procedures in Acute Care
24 February 2017
Coffs Harbour Health Campus, NSW
For more information please click here 

Beyond BASIC Mechanical Ventilation
9-10 March 2017
Nepean Hospital, NSW
For more information please click here

Nepean Critical Care Ultrasound Course (NCCU)
29-30 April 2017
Nepean Hospital, NSW
For more information please click here

6th World Congress of Clinical Safety
6 - 8 September 2017
Ambasciatori Palace Hotel, Rome, Italy
For more information please click here 

ICISA 2017
8 November 2017
Tel Aviv-Yafo Isreal
For more information please click here 
Management Skills Course
Survey: For Trainees
Survey: Attitudes Towards Job Satisfaction
Survey: Quality of Life
2017 ASM
• Registrations Open
• ASM Enewsletter
• Abstracts
• ICU Update
• Trainee Symposium
Postions Vacant
Courses and Events
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