CICM November 2016 Enewsletter
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November 2016  |  Enewsletter

College Staff Update

We would like to introduce a new staff member to the College, Chloe Stark, who commenced work with us on Monday 24 October. Chloe will be assisting with the delivery of all College’s examinations including Examiner support, as well as assisting with the Training Department.


The written component of the Second Part examination was held in August. Out of 49 candidates that sat the written exam, 34 candidates were invited to sit the oral section which was held in Brisbane on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 October. With 14 “carry” candidates, a total of 48 candidates presented for the oral exam, and 39 candidates were successful.
On Friday 11 November, the oral component of the Second Part Paediatric exam was held in Melbourne, with the clinicals (hot case) section hosted by the Royal Children’s Hospital. 5 candidates were invited to the orals out of 10 candidates that sat the written component. With 1 “carry” candidate, a total of 6 candidates presented for the orals and 6 were successful. 
The oral component of the First Part exam was held on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 November in Melbourne. Out of the 49 candidates that sat the written exam, 37 were invited to attend the orals plus 1 “carry” candidate. A total of 38 presented for the orals with 37 successful. 
The next Exam Performance Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday 6 December 2016, and will be held in Sydney.
With the aid of College Examiners and a guest speaker, this workshop is aimed at assisting candidates to prepare for the written component of all CICM examinations (First Part, Second Part, and Second Part Paediatric).
Only registered trainees that have attended a CICM written exam at least once are eligible to attend the workshop (highly recommended). If you would like to attend and/or have any questions, please contact Chloe Stark, by Monday 21 November 2016 C.O.B.
Online application forms for the first sitting of exams will be open in December 2016. Please contact Chloe Stark, with your CICM member details and state which exam you wish to sit.
For trainees planning to sit an exam in the second sitting, online application forms will be open in late June 2017.

Specialist Training Program (STP) funding:
Expressions of Interest open October 12

Specialist Training Program (STP) funding – Expressions of Interest now open The expression of interest (EOI) online portal for Specialist Training Program (STP) funding is now open on the Department of Health website. 

Training sites interested in being considered for future STP funding now have until 30 November to submit their EOI.

Currently the Department of Health funds a total of 900 training positions through the STP program. CICM has 17 of these, which includes three positions reserved for the anaesthetic component of intensive care training.

There are no additional training positions available at the moment, so training settings that lodge an EOI and are assessed by the colleges and jurisdictions to be potential suitable STP posts will be placed on the reserve list to be managed by the relevant specialist medical college. Posts on the reserve list may be funded in the event that a currently funded position is unfilled or does not go ahead for some reason. The colleges will be responsible for managing the reserve list in consultation with the department.
The Department have indicated that assessment of potential STP training sites will take into account (but not be limited to) consideration of:

  • Accreditation for vocational training by the relevant college
  • Rural/Regional location
  • Local workforce distribution needs and educational imperatives

 Further information is available via the Department of Health website. If you would like to speak to someone at the College about this, please contact Phil Hart at 

Hong Kong Fellow and Trainee Workshop

The College will be holding an event in Hong Kong for all Fellows and trainees in the region. The program will include a day long workshop to be held at Prince of Wales hospital and will include sessions on the curriculum, trainees in difficulty, communication, workplace based assessments and professionalism in the workplace. The full program can be found here. The following day will be a meet and greet with the College Executive.

To register please click on this link and complete the form

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact Lisa Davidson,

Do You Work in a Rural or Regional Area?

Have you completed the survey below yet?

The College is keen to collect information on our Fellows and trainees working in rural and regional areas and how we can assist you.
If you consider yourself to be working in such an area and haven’t completed the survey, can you please take 5 minutes to complete the following survey?

Click here to complete the survey

Survey: Ultrasound Training and Practice among CICM Fellows

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Ultrasound Special Interest Group I would like to ask you to complete the “Survey of the Ultrasound Training and Practice among CICM Fellows”. The completion of this short survey should only take several minutes, but will be invaluable for our future planning. Thank you for your participation and time.

A/Prof Stan Yastrebov, FCICM
Click here to complete the survey

Regional Committee Events

Upcoming Trainee Presentation Evenings 2016
NSW Trainee Presentation Evening
5 December 2016 | Sydney
Royal North Shore Hospital ICU conference room 4 - 9 pm
Fellows please click here to register
Congratulations Chris Mason who won best presentation at the Victoria and Tasmania Trainee Presentation Evening in October.

Communications Course

This course is designed to provide CICM trainees with the skills required to communicate effectively with patients and families in the ICU setting. The program includes planning and conducting family meetings, verbal skills, breaking bad and catastrophic news and also includes interactive role plays with professional actors. 

For any queries regarding this course please contact Sarah McArthur,

Fellow Education Workshops


New South Wales: December 1, 2016

To view program and register please click here.
If you have any queries about this workshop please contact Sarah McArthur

2017 ASM

Our 2017 ASM will return to the single organ theme, ‘ICU Gastroenterology: from beginning to end’: This is an enormously broad critical care topic, involving such aspects as feeding and fluids, antimicrobials, surgical methods, haemodynamic monitoring, imaging, analgesics, ventilation techniques, pathology testing, renal replacement therapy, and much, much more. We will have a stimulating and enlightening programme, delivered by enthusiastic and expert speakers.

Welcome to the launch of the 2017 ASM Website:

What you will find on the Website:
  • ASM Program
  • Details of the ICU Update and the Inaugural Trainee Symposium as they are made available.
  • Speakers
  • Exhibitors and Sponsors
  • Social events and much more…
The College would like to thank Baxter for being a platinum sponsor of the ASM.

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

The inaugural Trainee Symposium is designed to provide an educational forum to assist College trainees with their professional development. The symposium will be held on Thursday 25th May and will run parallel with the widely successful ICU Update. Further details of the program, guest speakers and registration costs will be made available on the ASM website as soon as possible. The CICM ASM committee reserve the right to make changes to the program if necessary.
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 
Will be held on Thursday 25 May (keep this date free).  The Update day is an integral part of the overall ASM and provides the latest updates & research to intensive care Fellows. Full program details will be available shortly on the ASM Website.
The College would like to thank Ikaria Australia for their sponsorship of the ICU Update. Ikaria Australia is now part of  Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.
A B S T R A C T   S U B M I S S I O N S
O P E N   13  D E C E M B E R

We would like to invite researchers to submit abstracts either relating directly to the theme of ICU Gastroenterology, or high quality papers with more general interest.
Felicity Hawker Medal Presentations
CICM trainees are invited to submit an abstract related to their Formal Project. The best four submissions will be invited to present their project at the Felicity Hawker Session of the ASM.
Best Free Paper Session
We invite researchers to submit their project for presentation at this important session of the ASM. Projects relating to the theme of Mind and Machines will be well suited to this session.
Short Paper Session
Researchers are invited to submit for the Short Paper Session.  This session will be held concurrently with the Best Free Paper Session on Saturday 27 May.

CICM Management Skills Course

Course dates and locations for 2017: 
Wellington NZ | 30-31 March
Brisbane |  7-8 September

A limited numbers of places are left for Wellington
Registrations are now open for the Wellington Management Skills Course scheduled for 30-31 March 2017.

This course is filling up quickly so if you are interested please make sure you REGISTER today.

The 2 day course is specifically designed for trainees who are close to completion of training and Fellows. 

Participants will increase their knowledge and develop skills in various non-clinical aspects of consultant practice:
  • Management skills (Performance and Conflict resolution skills)
  • Negotiation
  • Economics and challenges to ICU
  • Risk Management and Patient Safety
  • Quality and Benchmarking
With the guidance and knowledge of our leading international and national experts, join us for what promises to be an exceptional course, designed to improve your management skills. 

To be placed on the registration list for Brisbane 7 & 8 September, contact Steph,

Everyday Hero Fundraiser 

Ed Litton to ride accross Australia with proceeds of fundraising to go to the Intensive Care Foundation.

Ed Litton, Intensivist at the Fiona Stanley Hospital and Western Australian representative on the ANZICS CTG Committee, is undertaking a ride across Australia, a total of 4000km from East to West! Ed is donating proceeds from his fundraising efforts via everydayhero to the Intensive Care Foundation. It would be great to see the intensive care community get behind Ed. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. 

To learn more about Ed's adventure and to support the ICF, visit the everydayhero website,

Positions Vacant 

To advertise a position in future enewsletters, or on our website, please complete this form. Email all forms or queries to our Communications Department

View the full list of Positions Vacant on our website,
Clinical Director Intensive Care Services - Eastern Health
Appications close Sunday 20 November 2016 

Staff Intensivist - Gold Coast Hospital and HealthService
Applications close Monday 21 November 2016 

Clinical Fellows for training in Paediatric Intensive care Medicine - Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, WC1N 3JH, United Kingdom Applications close Wednesday 30 November 2016

Staff Specialist/ Senior Staff Specialist Intensivis - Mackay Base Hospital
Applications close Monday 5 December 2016 

Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist or Senior Medical Officer (Paediatric Intensive Care Unit) - The Townsville Hospital Applications close Wednesday 7 December 2016 

Registered Medical Officer - ICU - St Andrews War Memorial Hospital Brisbane  - Flyer
Applications close Friday 9 December 2016

Senior ICU Registrar - Canberra Hospital
Applications close Saturday 31 December 2016

Critical Care Fellowship - Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Canada

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

Training for Supervisors of Interns
Multiple dates and locations in 2016
For more informtion please click here 

Paediatric BASIC
28 November 2016
Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick
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 

Transition to Advanced Trainee Course
17 February 2017
Mater Hosptial Brisbane
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 

ICISA 2017
8 November 2017
Tel Aviv-Yafo Isreal
For more information please click here
Do you work in a rural or regional area?
Regional Committee Events
Communications Course
Fellow Education Workshops
2017 ASM 
Management Skills Course 
Everyday Hero Fundraiser
Postions Vacant
Courses and Events
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