Workshops

We hope you can join us at one or more of the exciting pre-meeting, in-meeting or post-meeting workshops at this year’s ASM.  Workshops are available to all registered meeting delegates, and can be booked via the online registration portal


PRE-MEETING WORKSHOPS – SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER

ACEM New Fellows Workshop

The ACEM New Fellows Program aims to assist new FACEMs with the transition to Fellowship. This full-day workshop is a chance to hear from other FACEMs about their experiences, including practical tips and tricks for transitioning into Consultant life, and is also a great opportunity to network with other new FACEMs.

Date: Saturday 17 November 2018
Time: 8.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Meeting Room 1, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: No charge

Please note: This workshop is only open to Fellows of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, elected to Fellowship within the last three years (from November 2015 – November 2018).


Ultrasound Masterclass – Taught by FACEMs with the DDU:
Vascular Access and Essential ED Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks

Date: Saturday 17 November 2018
Time: 10.15am – 12.30pm
Venue: Meeting Room 2, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $240

Spend a morning with the experts discussing tips and tricks of vascular access. The masterclass will cover peripheral lines, midlines, arterial lines and central lines. There will be group discussions, practical stations and the opportunity to ask questions. Participants will then spend some time on essential nerve blocks of the upper and lower limb and will be shown how to do them safely and reliably.


Ultrasound Masterclass – Taught by FACEMs with the DDU: Ultrasound Guided Procedures in ED – Cricothyroid Puncture, Thoracentesis and Joint Effusion Detection and Aspiration

Date: Saturday 17 November 2018
Time: 1.30pm – 3.45pm
Venue: Meeting Room 2, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $240

Spend the afternoon with the experts discussing ultrasound guided procedures. The masterclass will cover pleural effusion detection, thoracentesis and ICC placement, assessment and aspiration of joint effusions, and finally airway ultrasound and guided needle cricothyroid puncture. There will be group discussions, practical stations as well as time to ask questions. An element of fun with some serious education!


Paediatric Emergency Procedures Workshop

Refresh your paediatric procedural skills with specialist facilitators from Western Australia’s tertiary Paediatric ED. This workshop covers common paediatric procedures such as lumbar punctures, femoral nerve blocks, removal of ENT foreign bodies and procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA). Participants will be arranged in small groups will get hands on experience, guided by expert facilitators.

Date: Saturday 17 November 2018
Time: 8.00am – 12.00pm
Venue: Meeting Room 3, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $240 including morning tea

Acupuncture in Emergency Medicine and Acute Pain

Ever wanted more options to offer your patients than splinting and pharmacotherapy for their pain? This workshop covers acupuncture theory and safety (pre-reading), and the use of acupuncture in ED setting in different clinical contexts.

Date: Saturday 17 November 2018
Time: 8.00am – 12.00pm
Venue: Meeting Room 10, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $120 including afternoon tea

Advanced Wound Repair and Hand Injury Workshop

Using a combination of lectures and hands-on practice and tuition, this workshop aims to demonstrate advanced wound close techniques suitable for use in the emergency department. The workshop may include topics such as:

  • More advanced sutures such as sub-cuticular and closures for parallel cuts, and deep wounds not involving important structures
  • Challenging anatomical sites, such as ears, lips, and the peri-orbital area that can be done in ED rather than referral to theatre.
  • Uncomplicated hand injuries, including simple tendon repair
  • Skin flaps and V-shaped lacerations
  • Alternatives to sutures and when to use them
  • When we really need to refer

The workshop will be run and supervised by plastic surgeons experienced in emergency wound repair.

Date: Saturday 17 November 2018
Time: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Meeting Room 3, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $240 including afternoon tea

Palliative and End of Life Care Workshop

Through a mixture of case based discussions and interactive activities, this workshop will use the increasingly common scenario of older people with palliative care and end of life needs in the ED. Topics include breaking bad news, symptom control at the end of life, symptom control in palliative care, difficult dilemmas in end of life care. By the completion of the workshop participants will be familiar with evidence based guidelines for the emergency care of older people, and be equipped with practical skills to implement these locally. Pre-reading materials and other resources will be available to participants in advance on the GEMSIG ACEM website. Delivered by FACEMs with expertise in geriatrics and palliative care as well as non-FACEM specialists, the workshop is relevant for front line staff with an interest in acute geriatric ED care.

Date: Saturday 17 November 2018
Time: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Meeting Room 10, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $120 including afternoon tea

PRE-MEETING WORKSHOPS – SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER

Paediatric Emergency Medicine Radiology Workshop

This workshop is aimed at the emergency medicine trainee or consultant wishing to upskill in interpreting paediatric diagnostic imaging. Run by consultant paediatric radiologists, this 2 hour workshop will cover major trauma (including CT), minor trauma, abdominal and chest plain films, as well as the recognition of radiological features of non-accidental injury.

Date: Sunday 18 November 2018
Time: 8.00am – 10.00am
Venue: Meeting Room 9, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $110 including morning tea
$160 for Paediatric Radiology and Paediatric Critical Care Workshops

Stabilisation and Preparation for Transportation of the Sick Child or Neonate

This interactive workshop, run by a paediatric intensivist and neonate retrieval specialist, focuses on managing the sick neonate or young child and preparing them for transportation. Through case based discussion you will be guided through key aspects of caring for the critically unwell child. This workshop is aimed at both registrars and consultants working in the remote, rural or regional setting.

Date: Sunday 18 November 2018
Time: 10.30am – 1.00pm
Venue: Meeting Room 9, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $110 including morning tea
$160 for Paediatric Radiology and Paediatric Critical Care Workshops

Clinical Supervisors Workshop

This interactive workshop will provide participants with an update on the FACEM Training Program structure, requirements and assessments and an overview of the teaching and learning behaviours that underpin the principles of supervision. Learn how to give meaningful and constructive feedback, how to identify the trainee who may be in difficulty and what strategies you can use to assist. The day will involve shared discussions, videos and role plays and participants will leave with tips, tricks and resources to assist them in their roles.

Who should attend?

Any Fellow who provides clinical or educational supervision to FACEM trainees.

Date: Sunday 18 November 2018
Time: 8.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Meeting Room 10, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: Complimentary

Toxicology Workshop

This will be facilitated by expert toxicologists. Using the principles of small group learning supported by case discussion and literature updates, we will explore recent changes and challenges in the assessment and management of toxicology and toxinology cases. This will look specifically at abnormal ECGs in toxicology, changes and novel use of antidotes and the latest evidence in snakebite… This workshop is beyond simple poisoning.

This workshop will discuss unusual and challenging toxicology cases and toxindromes.

Date: Sunday 18 November 2018
Time: 8.00am – 2.00pm
Venue: Meeting Room 1, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $150 including morning tea

POST MEETING WORKSHOPS

Far and Wide: Insights into Retrieval and Emergency Care over Massive Distances with RFDSWA

Case based review of retrieval and transport medicine principles and practice. The morning includes a tour of the RFDS Jandakot base, and demonstration of specialised aeromedical equipment including the custom built RFDS bariatric transfer system.

Date: Friday 23 November 2018
Time: 8.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Royal Flying Doctor Service, Jandakot
Cost: $80

Wilderness Medicine Workshop

The 2018 Emergency Medicine in the Wilderness post-conference workshop provides an opportunity to learn and practice elements of emergency care in wilderness environments around the Margaret River region in Western Australia. The workshop is designed to provide active learning of skills and decision-making around emergency simulation scenarios.

Participants are allocated into small groups and alternate over the 3 days across a variety of activities interspersed with emergency clinical simulations. The activities include abseiling, canoeing, rock-climbing, and hiking in the wilderness areas in the Margaret River region. During these activities, all participants are expected to be involved in multiple simulation scenarios and demonstrate performance in environmental safety, clinical assessment and management, and teamwork. There is also a competitive component between the groups with points scored for various clinical, teamwork and practical activities.

Participants need to:

  • Be able to swim
  • Be able to perform activities at heights
  • To have average or above fitness and flexibility
  • Have appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor activities in various weather conditions
  • Complete a medical declaration form upon registration

Date: Friday 23 November – Sunday 25 November 2018
Venue: Departs for Margaret River from the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $1,100
Inclusions: Transport to and from PCEC-Margaret River and transport to all activities
Dinner Friday night, lunch Friday and Saturday, snacks
Four group activities and medical scenarios
Not Included: Other meals
Accommodation. Participants are advised to book accommodation at Stay Margaret River for the duration of the workshop

To book your accommodation for the Wilderness Workshop please download the booking form and return directly to the hotel no later than 25 October 2018, either by fax on (08) 9757 9001 or by email to admin@staymargaretriver.com.au. Please note that if you choose to stay at a different hotel, you will need to make your own way to the Stay Margaret River Hotel on the Saturday and Sunday mornings, prior to 8am.

* Please note that minimum numbers apply to all workshops. If a workshop is cancelled, you will be advised by Friday 5 October 2018.



Important Dates

Sponsorship & exhibition prospectus released
19 November 2017

Call for plenary & interactive submissions
Closed

Early bird registration opens Now open

Call for abstracts Closed

Early bird registration closes 15 August 2018