The College would like to thank the following speakers for thier contribution to the 2019 ICU Update.
Katherine is an Emergency Physician and Clinical Toxicologist based in Brisbane. She is the Acting Medical Director of the Queensland Poisons Information Centre as well as the Princess Alexandra Hospital Clinical Toxicology Unit. She also holds a VMO appointment at the NSW Poisons Information Centre.
Her research interests include the management of patients with recreational drug intoxication and toxicological antidotes. She is an investigator for the Australian Toxicology Monitoring Study (ATOM) that looks at the effects of various drugs in overdose. She also runs the Toxicology Teaching Program at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and is a tutor for the Post Graduate Masters in Toxicology through the University of Colombo.
Melita works as an Intensivist at The Townsville Hospital (TTH). Born, raised and trained in Queensland, she is loves to promote living and working in the regions. She has difficulty saying no to taking on new tasks therefore dabbles in organ donation, various teaching and training roles, with guest appearances in paediatric intensive care. Her claim to fame locally is wandering into the PICU in time to deliver a successful precordial thump without disturbing the sterile field.