The College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand would like to thank our Trainee Symposium Speakers for their invaluable contribution to what is fast becoming an important event for our College Trainees.
David is an intensivist at The Alfred Hospital. He has trained in Auckland, Sydney and Toronto but, despite the weather, now calls Melbourne home. He was a paramedic before qualifying as a doctor and has completed postgraduate training in palliative medicine. His clinical interests are end of life care, organ donation, ethics, prehospital and retrieval medicine, trauma and medical education. He has an embarrassingly large collection of Lego
Michaela Cartner is FACEM FCICM who trained in Brisbane apart from a stint in the NHS as an Anaesthetic SHO. She will never complain about being overworked again. She works and lives at the Gold Coast where she considers a surf before work is mandatory. The only thing worse than her surfing is her piano playing.
She is a CICM fellowship examiner. She has an interest in Echo and completed the Post Grad Diploma. She teaches on various courses which she enjoys and is currently working on a Masters in Clinical Education. Her ambition is two fold,
- to achieve excellence in clinical practice and education, for herself and others.
- to find the ultimate waterproof iPhone case to surf comfortably on call.
She hasn't given up hope of the former.
After 4 iPhones in one year, she was unlikely to achieve the last ambition. As a chronically absent minded misplacer of small expensive things, it remains to be seen whether the iwatch will help her achieve her second goal.
Julia Coull is an Intensive Care fellow at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. She hails from Cairns originally and graduated from James Cook University in Townsville. She worked her way down the east coast of Queensland before buying some winter woollies and moving to Melbourne in 2017.
Julia has a keen interest in education with a focus on basic sciences, medical profession welfare and the support of exam candidates. She is fascinated by the ever-changing intensive care ecosystem and the impact of team dynamics on patient care.
Claire is currently completing an ICU Education and Simulation Fellowship at RNSH and in 2019 will be a Clinical Fellow. She is a born and bred Victorian having grown up in Mildura before completing a Physiotherapy degree in Melbourne. She then moved to Canberra where she completed her medical degree. Her love for the country life took her to Wagga Wagga for internship and resident years before being drawn to the big city lights for her husband and to train at the RNSH and RPAH ICUs.
She has special interests in bariatric medicine, neurocritical care, innovative medical education and retrieval medicine. Claire is a passionate John Farnham fan and a loyal Geelong AFL supporter. She is a mum to a little boy that has also independently developed the same passions.
Ben White is a Professor and Director of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research in the Faculty of Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Ben graduated with first class Honours and a University Medal in Law from QUT and then completed a DPhil at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. His area of research focus is end-of-life decision-making and his work is interdisciplinary with publications in law, medicine, bioethics and social science journals. He is undertaking a program of research examining law, policy and practice at the end of life through a series of Australian Research Council and NHMRC grants.
Lindy Willmott is a Professor in the Law Faculty at QUT. She researches extensively in the health law field, particularly at the end of life. She has co-authored multiple texts as well as the website ‘End of Life Law in Australia’, and is involved in empirical research projects funded by the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council. Lindy co-leads a project funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health to provide legal training to medical specialists, and a project funded by the Victorian Department of Health to provide legal training to medical practitioners on voluntary assisted dying.
Sarah Yong is an Intensivist at The Alfred Hospital. After graduating from The University of Melbourne, she completed physician training before obtaining her fellowship of intensive care medicine thereafter. Along with critical care, she has a strong interest in education, simulation and the FOAMed (free open-access medical education) revolution.
She is has completed a Masters in Clinical Education in non-technical skills in intensive care. A strong advocate for her peers, Sarah convenes the Victorian Primary Exam Course for CICM, chairs the Trainee Committee and is New Fellows' Representative for CICM.
She is a founding convenor of the ANZICS Women in Intensive Care Medicine Network, with published research on gender balance in critical care. Sarah's clinical interests include cardiothoracic intensive care and crisis resource management.
Dr Young is an active member of the highly successful Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS CTG) and leading member of the New Zealand ICU research community. He is an ICU specialist at Wellington Hospital and the Deputy Director of the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand. His primary interest is in the design and conduct of clinical trials in Intensive Care Medicine. He is an Associate Editor for Critical Care and Resuscitation. He is a highly recognised figure in the field of clinical ICU research internationally. Since qualifying as an Intensive Care Specialist in 2010, he has published more than 110 papers in peer-reviewed journals. In the past 3 years he has published 5 papers in the NEJM, 2 papers in JAMA, and a paper in the Lancet. He is involved in research collaborations with scientists from Australia, the UK, Canada, the USA, Italy, Scandinavia, and Brazil.