resusTO is an intensive, interprofessional, simulation-based, resuscitation-focused education event like no other. A stand-alone and hugely popular conference in Toronto for the past two years, resusTO is partnering with Coda to bring the experience to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne on September 28 and 29, 2020. Each day begins with a series of plenary lectures that sets the table for a day of engaging simulation and workshop sessions. Pick and choose what sessions interest you the most, and prepare to take a deep dive, elaborate, collaborate, and learn. Geared for MDs, RNs, RTs, EMS and anyone who looks after sick patients. Led by a truly world-class cadre of educators, resuscitationists and simulation specialists. Attend either of the two days, or come to both for the full experience. Make no mistake, resusTO will push you. But the experience is worth it.
This is smaccFORCE but different and with a new name (as soon as we think of it!) Join this day of ultimate pre-hospital education, led by a hand-picked elite group of the world’s most innovative educators. Cycle through high-yield cases in small group breakout sessions – resus case studies, prehospital SIM, human performance, education, prehospital airway and ultrasound. Combining focused, relevant clinical updates and hotly contested debates on controversial topics.
The Safe Airway Society is proud to announce its first annual meeting – SAS 2020.
A stellar line-up of international and ANZ-grown speakers from all the varied professions who manage airways will cover a wide range of airway management topics, from pre-hospital to leaving the hospital. We will keep you engaged with a series of short talks, panel discussions and interactive human factors sessions with audience voting, with a special focus on interprofessional collaboration in airway management.
Safe Airway Society – Excellence Through Collaboration
VASCULAR ACCESS, ADVANCED INVASIVE PROCEDURES, SURGICAL AIRWAY WITH ADVANCED AIRWAY AND ULTRASOUND
A mastery of invasive procedures is fundamental to resuscitation, emergency patient stabilisation and patient safety and outcome. These invasive procedures often required to save a life may not be utilised optimally due to inadequate exposure, lack of practice, concern for complications, lack of familiarity, or advances in equipment or technique since one’s training. You will be joining internationally renowned faculty in a closely supervised environment with hands on labs that are designed to improve practitioner competence at invasive procedures. The lab utilises fresh, unembalmed cadavers, which is the anatomy of an actual patient. Each station will also utilise ultrasound machines to further their procedural skills to the next level. Advanced multimedia will assist the learner in viewing procedures in real time. The afternoon session focuses on vascular access, advanced invasive procedures, surgical and advanced airway, and advanced ultrasound skills.
Hands on, interactive and evidence-based workshop and lectures focused on vascular access in critical care. Delegates will be guided through contemporary and advanced insertion techniques, troubleshooting difficult vascular access, and alternative strategies aimed at reducing risk of complications during and after insertion to optimise patient outcomes.
This workshop provides focused updates on what is new in Emergency Medicine, presented as lightning talks. Some of the best and brightest speakers in emergency medicine will review clinical pearls and the newest literature, providing key updates to keep your care of the emergency patient relevant, safe, up to date. Like the emergency department, this workshop will cover a wide array of topics – from emergencies in the obstetric patient to pediatrics, trauma, and cardiology.
This dynamic group of Trauma clinicians from all over the globe will take you through some of the key aspects of Trauma management, from first response in austere environments through to team-based care in a Major Trauma Centre. We’ll bring you up to speed on core topics such as chest drain insertion and management, haemorrhage control, and real-time Radiology interpretation, as well as looking at the sub-specialised care of Hand and Neuro Trauma. We’ll cover Paediatric and Obstetric Trauma. We’ll address the big psychiatric and social issues in Trauma, as well as Injury Prevention, and the Long Term Outcomes that have such a profound impact on society. Finally, we’ll look to the future of Trauma in Australasia and beyond: the delivery of time-critical interventions in the field, the rise of non-operative management, and the need for team leaders beyond the resus room. This unique workshop will be an unforgettable opportunity to update your trauma knowledge, and is relevant to everyone.
Coda Brain ICU will see expert neuro critical care practitioners provide updates and opinion on both current and up and coming neuro ICU practice. Come on the journey for a patient with severe brain injury from the arrival in the intensive care unit, to managing secondary injury, and then to long term outcomes. This workshop will allow you to experience all of this via expert talks, choose your own adventures, hands on sessions and panel discussions.
Neurologic dysfunction is challenging, intimidating and often confusing – but it does not have to be! Coda:Brain will bring together experts from around the world to break down the mystical central nervous system in a fashion a multidisciplinary audience can appreciate. This session will focus on clinical diagnostics and initial management/resuscitation of common neurologic disorders. Pre-hospital, primary care, emergency and critical care providers will all benefit from the Coda:Brain approach. The neurologic exam, basic neuro imaging, common and unusual neurologic disease and early management will be the focus. The panel will incorporate bite-size presentations, debates and panel discussions to deconstruct the challenging neurologic system.
Healthcare activities generate nearly 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The health sector has a responsibility to lead by example, minimising its own footprint by redesigning clinical services, re-imagining models of care, and adhering to evidence-based environmentally preferable products and processes. Health workers also have the opportunity to act as trusted messengers–making clear to populations and policymakers the risks posed to health by climate change, and the health opportunities inherent in climate action. This session will enlighten physicians to the environmental impacts of their clinical decisions and empower them to take meaningful climate action both within their professional sphere and in the world beyond hospital and clinic walls.
Climate Change is the biggest health threat of the century and tackling it is our biggest health opportunity. A renewable energy transition is a crucial step to carbon neutrality, and one which can be accelerated massively through coordinated action by the 59 million global healthcare workers. The Coda community is poised to catalyze the action required to set humanity on a safer, healthier course. To do this, we must shift power, shift money, and shift fuel.
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Come and learn from health workers from around the world who have led work at local, national, and international levels, and meet your new community of change-making colleagues.
This will be a communication workshop tailored specifically to the critical care environment and unlike anything you have experienced before. This workshop will explore who you are as a communicator, active listening, listening as part of assessment, when to talk and when to listen. There will be a strong focus on remaining empathic and connected to those you are communicating with, teaching you how to attune yourself to individuals and groups to maximise communication outcomes. We will provide you with a framework of how to structure difficult and awkward conversations that will leave you empowered and confident. This workshop has received excellent feedback since 2015.
Consider then going to ‘Communication Intensive’ workshop in the afternoon if you want extensive simulation experience and feedback.
Please note it is compulsory that delegates have attended the Critical Communication Skills workshop in the morning to attend this workshop. Using the communication framework from the workshop this morning this will give participants the opportunity to simulate and trial their new knowledge and skills. This workshop in an intensive workshop that uses simulations that allow participants to have several practice experiences with one on one feedback and mentoring that will put you on the path to building exceptional skills for communication in the critical care context. Scenarios will include a range of difficult and high-pressure conversations around death, poor prognosis, conflict with others, providing feedback and performance management. This intensive will build your skills professionally and personally. Previous attendees have stated this intensive has dramatically changed their communication style.
Lead by the creator of BrainWorkshops and author of the best-seller The Brain Book, this Resilience workshop will give you practical insights to help you sustain your performance under pressure. You’ll learn how to manage your stress and reduce mental overwhelm, increase your resourcefulness, and develop a greater sense of control. Youll also learn the five keys to developing your brain fitness and how to maintain your mental adaptability.
Lead by the creator of BrainWorkshops and author of the best-seller The Brain Book, this Mindfulness workshop will give you a practical introduction to using meditation and mindfulness. You’ll learn techniques to help you strengthen your focus, regulate your emotions, and improve your sleep. You’ll learn skills to help you improve your physical health, develop your emotional well-being, and improve all aspects of mental performance.
End of Life Care is everyone’s business. This workshop will be relevant at the bedside in ED, ICU and palliative care and GP’s rooms. This workshop is next level. Our superb faculty will be going beyond the basics. Punchy presentations on hot topics like assisted dying, withholding and withdrawing treatment, resuscitation planning, palliative sedation, organ donation, navigating legal and ethical minefields, advanced EOL communication and shared decision making, bereavement and who cares for the staff when it is all said and done. It will challenge you to think and reassess your practice. You will leave having built a new level of expertise and confidence to provide ultimate End of Life Care.
Sepsis is a major threat to global health with 50 million episodes and 11 million associated deaths in 2017; 20 million of these episodes and 2.9 million deaths occurred in children aged less than 5. The only effective strategy to reduce the burden of sepsis is rapid recognition and treatment with effective and appropriate antimicrobial agents. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an increasingly serious threat to global public health with new resistance mechanisms emerging and spreading globally, these threaten our ability to treat common infections making routine surgery less safe, prolonging illness, and increasing the risk of disability, and death. The workshop brings together sepsis and AMR experts from around the world to help you provide the best treatment to patients with sepsis while understanding the risks and drivers of AMR. If you treat patients with sepsis you wont want to miss this workshop.
It doesn’t get better than this. The world’s best will show you how they do it. Difficult airways, surgical airways, video laryngoscopy, advanced supraglottic airways, live nasoendoscopy, airway simulation, and plenty more.
Focused updates on what is hot in Intensive Care, presented as short talks, panels and debates. The best way to catch up on the essentials from some of the brightest and the best speakers critical care has to offer.
Building on the success of last year’s heroic session in Sydney we promise to take things beyond the basics, providing a cutting edge experience from an amazing international faculty. With lightning talks and deep dives – Coda mini will leave you feeling confident when you next look after a critically unwell child.
Hosted by the Network of Women in Emergency Medicine (NoWEM), this workshop will feature a fast- paced collection of inspiring and challenging short talks exploring how we can bring gender equity to life. We aim to showcase new and diverse voices, real stories and cutting edge ideas from people who are making a difference. Applications for speakers are coming soon – we want to hear from YOU about how you are bringing gender equity to life where you are. We welcome people of all genders and all professional backgrounds to join our community as we strive towards a more equitable future in healthcare.
Calling all leaders, clinicians, educators, and researchers. Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape the future of healthcare. E20 is a forum about equity. We need all of you to make this work. Imagine a world in which leaders are selected on criteria that really matter. Where clinicians are rewarded for great patient care. In which the best educators are elevated to deliver effective teaching. Where researchers are awarded grants fairly. In which parents can be involved with their families in a meaningful way, regardless of gender. At E20, we will hammer out what the problems are, which approaches work, and what we’re going to do right now to turn equality into reality. We have powerful allies like NEJM, the George Institute, UNWomen and Male Champions of Change. We will hear from grassroots movements such as NoWEM, as well as the Colleges. Everyone will have a voice: two roving MCs plus cutting edge tech will ensure that no one is left out. On the final day of Coda, we will present our ideas on the main stage. This will seed ideas, conversations and actions which will grow until the next Coda in 2021, which is about ethics. Come ready to work, and assume nothing. Equity is the right thing to do. It’s time.
Maximise hands-on time scanning little people. Learn from world-class faculty and take your PEMPOCUS skills to the next level! Learners will be guided through common paediatric diagnostic and procedural skills using ultrasound.
Want to master nerve blocks or tap fluid from any body cavity using ultrasound? Learn basic and advanced vascular access techniques from our expert faculty. This workshop will equip you with all the latest ultrasound-guided procedural techniques.
Become a ResUS guru and learn the very latest in ultrasound management of your most critically ill patients. Learn to see with sound when time is ticking!
Want to learn the fundamentals of POCUS but also how to teach it effectively to everyone back at your shop? In this engaging and interactive workshop, master POCUS educators from around the globe will share their creativity and best practices on how to help everyone become better POCUS practitioners. We will focus on key points for lectures, technology, hands on and resources to enhance your learners experience and elevate your teaching skills!
Turn down the lights and grab yourself… a coffee because the boys from Radiopaedia.org are back! Join Andrew and Jeremy, for an interactive workshop aimed at helping the nonradiologists to master CT interpretation. The morning workshop will focus on the chest and abdomen, covering both traumatic and non-traumatic emergencies. Bring along your laptop to work through a series of offline cases, challenge yourself with hot-reads and then brace yourself for an action packed finale!
Brains!!! Put down the ultrasound probe and join Radiologists Andrew and Jeremy from Radiopaedia.org as they give you the inside tips on how to interpret brain and spine CT. This interactive workshop is aimed at helping the non-radiologist to master CT interpretation and covers both traumatic and non-traumatic emergencies.
Bring along your laptop to work through a series of offline cases, challenge yourself with hot-reads and then sit back for a spine-crushing, brain-tingling finale like no other!
This workshop is for people who have forgotten how to have fun and create joy out of simple things in life. It is for people who want to remember how to do something simply for fun and not to achieve. Wellbeing is all about balance and connection this workshop will offer both. Come and make some new friends. There will be no individual expectation to achieve or be on show. A love of music is preferable though not compulsory.
Feedback is what we use to guide improvement – it helps correct behaviour and cognitive errors. But even the word ‘feedback’ provokes some emotions. Many of us have had bad experiences giving or receiving feedback. It’s hard. We are vulnerable, particularly about our work – the thing we have invested our time, our money, our weekends, our free time and our identity into. Don’t fret! There are some very simple things we can do to make feedback better and more useful; in this workshop we will give you some practical tips to help you give – and receive – effective feedback.
Back by popular demand, the team from Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) are offering a half-day forensic medicine workshop that offers delegates a rare opportunity to discuss and learn first- hand, how to manage forensic issues that arise in the course of their work. Through a combination of lectures, small group teaching, and a simulated moot court, the VIFM team will cover a broad range of forensically relevant scenarios in clinical practice. From responding to police requests, and examining patients involved in interpersonal violence, to injury documentation, evidence preservation, and report writing, the team will demystify the police and court processes and provide participants with a solid foundation of forensic medicine principles.
It is no longer business as usual. In response to the challenges of our age, the creative communication workshop for Coda has been reinvented and reinvigorated. Although we will cover similar concepts to the previous SMACC Get Creative workshops: how to write well for non-fiction, fiction, stories, articles, parables, truth, and daring, as well as unleashing your visual artist, presenting creatively, and harnessing your own creativity, this new workshop, with its formidable faculty and unbridled energy, has evolved to be as relevant as possible to the great humanitarian and planetary crisis ahead of us. Communication remains the beating heart of the #FOAMed movement, and now the stakes are raised. We aim to provide you with the tools to create new and powerful material. In the words of Mary Oliver, “art is needed, not just to keep the world turning around, but to move the world forward.”
This faculty not only talks the talk, they’ve walked the walk – and at SMACC and Coda! Now they’re sharing the secrets to delivering an amazing presentation. Delegates will learn the core components of every great talk: