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September 2016  |  Enewsletter

Specialist Training Program (STP) funding

Expressions of Interest open October 12

The Australian government is planning for its expression of interest (EOI) online portal for Specialist Training Program (STP) funding to go live on October 12.

The announcement means that training sites can express an interest in being considered for STP funding for 2017 and beyond. Training sites will have four weeks from October 12 to submit their EOI.

There are no additional training positions available for 2017, 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.
Further information will be available via the Department of Health website when it becomes available. If you would like to speak to someone at the College about the STP program, please contact Phil Hart at 


First Part Exam

The written component of the First Part Examination is on Monday 19 September. We would like to wish all candidates sitting the exam the best of luck. For further information regarding the exam, please visit the FAQ section on our website. If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to contact Frieda Keo,

Exam Dates for 2017
The exam dates for 2017 are now available on the website. Please click on the following links for details:

Applications for the exams in the first sitting will be open from mid-December 2016. Please email Frieda Keo stating which exam you wish to apply for, and also your trainee member I.D number.

CICM Trainee Survey – September 2016

The last trainee survey for 2016 was sent out on Thursday 1st September. This is your chance to comment on your last training position and help the College evaluate the effectiveness of our teaching units and assist in the hospital accreditation process. If you have recently completed an accredited training position (or deferred intensive care training) and received a link to the survey, the College would appreciate your feedback on this training period.

If you have any further questions about the survey or your most recent rotation, please contact Caitlin Gheller,

CICM Supervisor of Training Survey -
September 2016

The last Supervisor of Training survey for 2016 was sent out on Thursday 1 September. The survey is not only an opportunity for Supervisors to submit ideas and feedback but also assists the College in identifying areas that we can improve on in order to provide greater supervisor resources and support. If you have recently received a link to the survey, the survey should only take 10 minutes to complete and any feedback is appreciated.  

If you any further questions about the survey, please contact Caitlin Gheller,

Hospital Accreditation

Expressions of Interest for Trainee Representatives 

The College is seeking expressions of interest from senior registrars who wish to be involved in hospital accreditation inspections. Being part of an accreditation team provides a great learning opportunity for trainees and provides insight into how other units and hospitals operate. 

To register your interest please contact Natasha Wilson,

Supervisor of Training Workshops

The College conducted its second Supervisor of Training Workshop on Thursday 28 July in Sydney. Facilitated by Dr Bronwyn Avard and A/Prof Bruce Lister, the workshop included sessions on providing feedback, remediating techniques for poorly performing trainee as well as a Q&A session with Formal Project Panel Member Ian Seppelt and a discussion on current curriculum requirements.

Feedback from the workshop was very positive with the role playing, interactive discussions, and Q&A sessions being well received. The workshop was also a valuable networking tool for Supervisors (especially Supervisors from rural areas) as well as an opportunity to ask questions regarding the current curriculum.

A final workshop for the year will be held on Thursday October 27 at the Hilton Hotel in Adelaide and registrations close on Friday September 23. Dates for a New Zealand workshop in 2017 will be announced shortly.

To review the program outline, please click here. If you would like to register for the Adelaide workshop, please click this link and follow the prompts.
If you are a Supervisor (from Australia or New Zealand) who lives outside of South Australia, the College will provide a return economy airfare and a nights’ accommodation if required. Please note that as a Supervisor, it is expected you attend one of the workshops as this is an opportunity for you to not only learn new skills and techniques but also to network with Supervisors from other regions. Supervisors can also claim CPD points for these workshops.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Caitlin Gheller,

Communications Course

Sydney | 26 October, 2016 | 8.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: The Grace Hotel,
Cost: $250
To register click here
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.

2017 ASM

Our 2017 ASM is returning to the single organ theme,
‘ICU Gastroenterology: From beginning to end’:

International Speakers:

Professor Julia Wendon: Professor Wendon is an experienced hepatology and intensive care physician at Kings College, London. Her primary clinical areas of interest are intensive care medicine, mechanisms of severe liver injury and multi-organ failure and immune dysfunction and the role of extracorporeal  therapies for the management of acute liver.

Professor Lars Lundell - Professor of Surgery at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. Lars Lundell has maintained his clinical research interest in acid related disorders such as peptic ulcer disease and its complications and above all GERD.
John Marshall  is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto, and a trauma surgeon and intensivist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada.  His academic interests are sepsis, trauma, and the innate immune response.  His laboratory studies the cellular mechanisms that prolong neutrophil survival in critical illness by preventing neutrophil programmed cell death, or apoptosis.
Make sure to keep the dates free so you don't miss out on what is going to be an exceptional CICM ASM.

Abstract Submissions - Open 13 December

Further information will be available closer to the date.

Website coming soon..

The College would like to thank their platinum Sponsor,
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CICM Management Skills Course

30-31 March 2017 | Wellington Management Skills Course

Registrations are now open so REGISTER TODAY
Numbers are limited so don’t miss out.

The 2 day course is specifically designed for trainees who are close to completion of training and college 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 Sept, please contact Steph,

Survey For Trainees

From: Andrew Udy

A Survey of Intensive Care Specialists’ Opinion and Self-Reported Practice Concerning the Management of Raised Intracranial Pressure (ICP) in Critically Ill Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Researcher Details 
A/Professor Andrew Udy, The Alfred ICU & Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, Monash University, Melbourne VIC 3181, Australia.
Survey Information
We are conducting an online survey of ICU Specialists to learn more about the management of raised intracranial pressure (ICP) in adult patients with severe TBI.
If you are currently working as an ICU Specialist routinely caring for traumatically brain injured adult patients, we would be grateful if you could take the time to complete this survey, it should take less than 5 minutes.  Please follow the link below.
Survey Link:

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) - Expressions of interest

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking expressions of interest from professionals in relevant scientific and medical fields or appropriate consumer issues to support our functions as a best practice regulator.
Statutory advisory committee and specialist advisor vacancies
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to become members on one or more of our statutory advisory committees or act as specialist expert advisors on specific topics.

As a committee member or expert advisor you will contribute significantly towards the TGA’s regulatory functions by providing independent expert advice on specific technical matters relating to the regulation of medicines, devices, cell and tissue products and other substances. As part of the TGA’s approach to promoting these vacancies, we have contacted relevant professional associations, academic institutions, industry bodies and other key stakeholder groups to facilitate appropriate reach and diversity.

Further details can be found on our website and enquiries can be made by email to or by contacting Dr Kaylene Raynes on (02) 6232 8334.

Please note that the closing date for applications is 5pm (AEDT) Tuesday 4 October 2016.

International Sepsis Forum Fellowships Initiative

The International Sepsis Forum (ISF) is instituting Fellowships intended to bring rising stars in critical care, infectious disease, microbiology and basic sciences related to sepsis on to the ISF council. Applicants can be medics or PhD scientists aged less than 40. 
The initiative has been launched on the ISF website, with more detail available at

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,
Staff Specialist – Intensivist -Tasmanian Health Service 

Trauma Fellow - Royal Adelaide Hospital

Clinical Fellow In Cardiothoracic & Vascular Intensive Care - Auckland City Hospital

Consultant Intensivist / Retrieval Specialist – Royal Flying Doctors Service - Dubbo 

Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist - The Prince Charles Hospital

Sydney Adventist Hospital - Intensive Care Trainees / Ward CMOs 

Staff Specialist or Visiting Medical Officer Intensivist - Manning Rural Referral Hospital 

Director of Eastern Health Intensive Care Services (EHICS) - Box Hill, Maroondah and Angliss Hospitals 

Intensivist (Adult or dual Adult/Paediatric) - Monash Medical Centre Clayton 

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
CICM Trainee Survey-
Sept 2016
CICM Supervisor of Training Survey - Sept 2016
Hospital Accreditation 
Supervisor of Training Workshops
Expressions of Interest:
STP funding
Communications Course
2017 ASM 
Management Skills Course 
Survey - For Trainees
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
Expressions of Interest
ISF Fellowships Initiative
Postions Vacant
Courses and Events
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