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 Second Part 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.
Originally from South Africa, Deb moved to New Zealand in 2007 with her partner, Eric, 17 boxes and 2 bicycles. 11 years and 2 Fellowships (FCICM, FRACP) later, she now orders fush and chups like a local. Debs interests include medical ethics and sustainability in health care, and in life. To keep out of mischief, she is the chair of the Welfare Special Interest Group and also on the NZ National Committee. When Debra is not at work, she is embracing her inner hippy and entertaining her 4 fur children. She is a tuneless singer of 1980's songs and random songs about frogs and can be followed on twitter @viridescentfrog
Dr Yolanda Coleman is a Paediatric Intensivist at the newly opened Paediatric ICU in John Hunter Hospital, NSW.
She is a junior FCICM whose passion for working with critically ill children developed through many years of training in emergency medicine, adult intensive care, and paediatrics. She loves the challenges involved in developing and expanding a brand new Paediatric ICU and is an enthusiastic team player. Her work interests are many and varied but include trainee welfare, education and simulation.
Her favourite place to be outside of work is at the beach with her family. Her newest hobby is learning silks - she one day hopes to run away and join the circus.
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.
Rohit D’Costa is an intensive care specialist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital with an interest in end of life care and organ donation. He is the Medical Director of Donatelife in Victoria, and sits on the ANZICS Death and Organ Donation Committee as its Victorian representative.
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Clinical Nurse Specialist, Department of Intensive Care, Austin Health
Nigel is currently the Clinical Research Manager for F&P covering the HITAC (Asia Pacific) region. Previous to this role, Nigel was a Clinical Nurse Educator for the Intensive Care Unit and Post Graduate Intensive care course at Austin Health in Melbourne for 20 years. He has been working in Intensive Care since 1992 having completed Graduate Diploma’s in both Critical Care Nursing and Education. Nigel has undertaken many research and quality activities in Intensive Care, and has presented as a key note speaker at multiple scientific meetings in Australia, the United States, Europe and Asia.
Nigel has completed a Masters by research and is currently undertaking his PhD candidacy in association with Griffith University concentrating on circuit life in CRRT. Nigel has over 50 peer reviewed publications devoted to many aspects of care relating to Intensive care practice. These include the application of oxygen and humidification systems, renal replacement therapies, advanced blood purification techniques, artificial liver support therapies, clinical technology advances, as well as quality and education activities in the ICU.
Angelly is an organ donation specialist and supervisor of training for CICM and ACEM. She has a master’s in clinical ultrasound at the University of Melbourne.
Her career passions are quality assurance, patient safety, risk management and translation of research into practice. She chairs the quality and safety and mortality and morbidity meetings at departmental level. At hospital level she sits on the clinical incident and end of life committees.
Angelly is the convenor of Gold Coast primary examination course GOLD PERC and is an active member of the Queensland training pathway education committee.
Dr Chris Mason is an intensivist at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He has worked in WA, regional NSW, western Sydney, and on the west coast of Ireland before completing his ICU training at the Alfred Hospital. He is interested in health informatics and clinical workflow redesign.
Alex is an ICU specialist working in the tertiary Intensive Care Unit in Wellington. He trained in London, Australia and New Zealand. He has been involved in the design and implementation of rapid response systems to detect and address patient deterioration in several different countries. His work and research in this area led to an appointment as the national clinical lead for the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission’s 5-year ‘Deteriorating Patient’ programme. He is medical director of Wellington’s aeromedical retrieval service covering the lower North and upper South Islands of New Zealand. He is interested in how hospitals (often fail to) recognise dying patients and thinks we could probably do better. When not walking his dog or children, he builds websites & designs logos for Wellington ICU’s prodigious research department. He has nearly written a lot more papers so should spend less time on Twitter. He once ventilated a chimpanzee but it didn’t end well (for the chimp).
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.
Penny has been working in Alice springs as Director of the unit for the past 12 years. Previously she worked at RPA and Westmead Children's Hospital in Sydney, the United Kingdom and many developing countries.
Penny has managed to be part of the ICU Board the NT clinical senate, and a participant in many committees advising policy on alcohol and aboriginal health issues including submitting to the Royal Commission on aboriginal and Torres Strait islander alcohol use. These opportunities have happened as a result of working in Alice springs.
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.