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Workshops vary in cost, maximum participant numbers and location. Unless otherwise specified, all workshops are 90 minutes in duration (running concurrently with the main scientific program) and will be held in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Details can be found in the description of each workshop below.

A ticket is required for entry to all workshops. Only ONE workshop will be allocated per delegate by the early-bird registration closing date: Monday, March 4, 2013. Workshops are open to all registered delegates. Allocation will be on a first-come-first-served basis and availability is subject to demand. Workshops are always well subscribed and we encourage you to register early to secure your place. Remaining places will be offered at close of early bird registration.


St Vincent’s anaesthesia crisis resource management simulation
Facilitator: Dr Bridget Langley
Date/Time: W01 Friday May 3, 2013
8am – 5pm
W37 Thursday May 9, 2013
8am – 5pm
Location: Simulation and Medical Education Centre, St Vincent’s Hospital
Cost: $1232
Maximum participants: 12
Notes: The workshops will run pre and post the ASM.
Delegates will need to arrange their own transport.
St Vincent’s Hospital is approximately 4km from the MCEC.

The simulation based workshop will run over a full day and includes high fidelity immersive simulation scenarios and workshops in risk management, cardiovascular emergencies and advanced airway techniques.

Bridget Langley is a visiting medical officer anaesthetist and supervisor of training at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Vic. She is an effective management of anaesthesia crisis (EMAC) instructor and an executive committee member of the Simulation and Skills Training Special Interest Group.

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Monash anaesthetic crisis management simulation: Teamwork in emergency anaesthetic management (TEAM)
Facilitator: Dr Nicholas Chrimes
Date/Time: W02 Friday May 3, 2013
8am – 5pm
W38 Thursday May 9, 2013
8am – 5pm
Location: Monash Simulation, Monash Medical Centre, Moorabbin Campus
Cost: $990
Maximum participants: 8

When critical events occur, there are often multiple influences that impact on the ability to deliver safe patient care. TEAM is a new and innovative one-day course that provides participants with the opportunity to practice technical and teamwork skills known to enhance patient safety outcomes. Scenarios are enacted in true-to-life clinical environments and followed by inter-professional debriefings which are conducted by experienced simulation facilitators.

TEAM trains participants in strategies that will assist with the stressful nature of direct patient care when crisis events occur and explores how to integrate these behaviours into clinical practice. The course has been developed as an advanced option to the Anaesthetic Crisis Resource Management (ACRM) course. Previous attendance at ACRM is ideal but not essential.

Formerly known as the Southern Health Simulation Centre, Monash Simulation was one of the first simulation centres in Australia and has an international reputation for the quality of its innovative training programs. We are excited to offer this new, one-day course for anaesthetic healthcare teams.

Nicholas Chrimes is a consultant anaesthetist in both public and private practice. He is a senior simulation instructor and supervisor of course development for Monash Simulation.

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Anaesthesia, neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and hypnosis- using natural language to make our lives easier
Facilitator: Dr Sharanjeet Sidhu
Date/Time: W03 Saturday May 4, 2013
10.30am – noon
Location: Meeting Room 209
Cost: $25
Maximum participants: 40

Communication is vital in our day-to-day practice. It encompasses both verbal and non-verbal methods of communication. During this workshop, I will give a brief introduction into some of the “tricks” I use to efficiently consult with, and effectively relay information to, the patients I encounter daily, in the limited amount of time available. This workshop will involve some live demonstrations and some practical work amongst participants.

Sharanjeet Sidhu is a forth year anaesthetics trainee at Austin Health. When not anaesthetising patients, she can be found running a consultancy business (PureLogic Consulting) with her partner.

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Live animal laboratory workshop
Functional haemodynamic monitoring: Changes in SVV, CO, CVP and SVR during a variety of interventions
Surgical Airway Techniques: Needle cricothyrotomy and scalpel bougie
Facilitator: Dr Paul Stewart, Dr Laurence Weinberg and Dr Adam Osomanski
Date/Time: W04 Saturday May 4, 2013
8.30am – 12.30pm
W08 Saturday May 4, 2013
12.15 – 4.15pm
Location: The University of Melbourne Veterinary Clinic and Hospital, Werribee Campus
Note: A bus will transport delegates to and from the workshops at 7.45am and 12.30pm; and 11.30am and 4.15pm.
Cost: $275
Maximum participants: 10 per session
Sponsor: Edwards Lifesciences

This live animal laboratory workshop will be conducted at University of Melbourne veterinary campus at Werribee. We will explore the sequence of haemodynamic changes (SVV, CO, HR, ABP and CVP) in response to haemorrhage, blood transfusion, inotropes, PEEP and vasoconstrictors. Each large animal will have a central line and minimal invasive haemodynamic device (Flotrac®) and PreSep inserted prior to participants arriving. Surgical airway techniques will be demonstrated and participants will be encouraged to obtain hands on experience of emergency airway skills such as cricothyrotomy and scalpel bougie. Time permitting chest drain insertion experience may be performed. The workshop will comply with Australian code of practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes, and conform to stringent ethical standards of using animals for biomedical research. The workshop will be conducted under the strictest supervision of dedicated veterinary scientists.
 
Paul Stewart is a consultant anaesthetist at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga, NSW. He is a clinical senior lecturer at Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney and a member of the Quality
Clinical Review Committee at Sydney Adventist Hospital, Sydney, NSW. He has active research interest in goal directed therapy and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs.

Laurence Weinberg is a staff anaesthetist at The Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Vic. He is the principle investigator for numerous clinical trials with clinical and academic interests in coagulation therapy,
goal directed therapy for major hepatobiliary surgery, liver and kidney transplantation, and cardiothoracic surgery.

Adam Osomanski graduated from the University of Sydney and trained at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Concord Hospitals before undertaking further post-Fellowship training in cardiac anaesthesia, and Trauma/Retrieval Medicine in Lausanne Switzerland. He is a senior specialist at CareFlight NSW, visiting medical officer anaesthetist at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, Sydney, NSW and an instructor at the Sydney Medical Simulation Centre.

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Labour after labour: Returning to work after extended leave
Facilitator: Dr Kara Allen and Dr Janette Wright
Date/Time: W05 Saturday May 4, 2013
1.30 – 3pm
Location: Meeting Room 107
Cost: $25
Maximum participants: 10

Returning to work after a long period of leave can be daunting professionally and personally. This workshop will explore your rights in returning to work and discuss strategies for a smooth transition. The practicalities of returning after parental, personal or long service leave will be covered. Delegates who want resources to make their workplace more return to work friendly are also very welcome!

Kara Allen has appointments at St Vincent’s Health, Melbourne, Vic and Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Vic as a consultant anaesthetist. She has an interest in assisting trainees and fellows who have taken leave to transition back to work.

Janette Wright is a consultant anaesthetist at Royal Melbourne Hospital Melbourne, Vic. She has had extended leave on a number of occasions and understands the issues that can arise.

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Scientific writing: Principles of good scientific writing and obstacles to readability in scientific writing
Facilitator: Dr Geoffrey Marnell
Date/Time: W06 Saturday May 4, 2013
1.30 – 3pm
Location: Meeting Room 205
Cost: $60
Maximum participants: 20

This workshop is a back-to-basics look at the pitfalls that bedevil good scientific writing. The focus is on the principles of efficient communication and on the many styles of writing, common in science and technology, that thwart such communication. The primary goal is to reinforce the importance of considering one’s audience in an increasingly global, and time-poor era of scientific research. For the demand our style of writing makes on the cognitive machinery of our audience will largely determine whether our research papers get read or understood.

The course was designed by Geoffrey Marnell. Geoffrey has a masters degree and doctorate from the University of Melbourne, gained by research in philosophy at the universities of Melbourne and Oxford. He has published widely—on such topics as language, technical writing, psychology and mathematics, and is the author of three books on recreational logic and mathematics. Geoffrey is the founder and managing director of Abelard Consulting Pty Ltd, a documentation consultancy that has, for the past 20 years, provided writing services and resources to organisations worldwide.

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“Up to date” Haemodynamic monitoring
Facilitator: Dr Brian Cowie, Dr Roni Krieser and Dr Tuong Phan
Date/Time: W07 Saturday May 4, 2013
1.30 – 3pm
W10 Saturday May 4, 2013
3.30 – 5pm
Location: Meeting Room 208
Cost: $50
Maximum participants: 30

The workshop will be a demonstration of advanced techniques currently available with a discussion of their uses and limitations. All participants will rotate through three stations covering the main aspects of advanced haemodyamic monitoring:
• Arterial pressure devices
• Oesophageal Doppler devices
• Transthoracic echocardiographic assessment of the haemodynamic state: 2D image, doppler, IVC diameter

Brian Cowie and Tuong Phan both work at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Vic and Roni Krieser works at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Vic. All are staff specialist anaesthetists with an interest and expertise in haemodynamic monitoring. They have conducted research and are published in this area and enjoy teaching the practical aspects of advanced haemodynamic monitoring.

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iAnaesthesia – The anaesthetist’s use of technology
Facilitator: Dr Jake Geertsema
Date/Time: W09 Saturday May 4, 2013
3.30 – 5pm
Location: Meeting Room 205
Cost: $25
Maximum participants: 12

The use of technology has become increasingly pervasive. The aim of this workshop is to give an introduction to, and overview of, the available mobile and computer-based resources to the anaesthetist. Particular emphasis will be placed on applications and software for iPhone, iPad and personal computer which can make the life of an anaesthetist easier. Technophobes welcome!

Jake Geertsema is a consultant anaesthetist in Melbourne.

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Echo to the rescue! Beginners
Facilitator: Dr David Canty
Date/Time: W11 Sunday May 5, 2013
10.30am – noon
Location: Meeting Room 109
Cost: $75
Maximum participants: 16

Basic focused transthoracic and lung ultrasound can drastically improve clinical assessment facilitating decisionmaking, rapidly and non-invasively identifying the high risk patient and guiding specific treatment of their underlying cardiac or respiratory disorder. This workshop provides hands on training of focused ultrasound on human models and simulators using simulator-based teaching by experienced demonstrators.

David Canty is a cardiac anaesthetist and lecturer at the University of Melbourne where he teaches on HARTscan workshops and develops materials for the certificate and diploma in clinical ultrasound. He has recently completed a PhD in transthoracic echocardiography.

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Airway management: Surgical and video laryngoscopes
Facilitator: Dr Pierre Bradley and colleagues
Date/Time: W12 Sunday May 5, 2013
10.30am – noon
W16 Sunday May 5, 2013
1.30 – 3pm
W18 Sunday May 5, 2013
3.30 – 5pm
Location: Meeting Room 207
Cost: $50
Maximum participants: 18

This workshop will provide an introduction to the use of video laryngoscopes and a chance to refresh the practical components of the can’t intubate, can’t oxygenate (CICO) techniques based on Dr Heard’s Algorithm.

The facilitators are members and executive members of the Airway Management Special Interest Group.

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Paediatric anaesthesia simulation
Facilitator: Dr Rebecca McIntyre and Dr Tom Rawlings
Date/Time: W13 Sunday May 5, 2013
10.30am – noon
W17 Sunday May 5, 2013
1.30 – 3pm
Location: Meeting Room 110
Cost: $50
Maximum participants: 24

Participants will have an opportunity to be put through simulated paediatric crisis scenarios. This workshop is suitable for occasional paediatric anaesthetists, or those wanting to brush up their paediatric resuscitation knowledge.

Rebecca McIntyre is a paediatric anaesthetist at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, who has an interest in education and simulation.

Tom Rawlings is a Fellow in paediatric anaesthesia. He has a background in medical education with simulation, and has considerable experience in writing and coordinating simulation, crisis resource management and debriefing training.

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The new Primary Exam
Facilitator: Associate Professor Andrew Gardner
Date/Time: W14 Sunday May 5, 2013
10.30am – noon
Location: Meeting Room 209
Cost: $25
Maximum participants: 40

The changes to the Primary exam within the revised ANZCA curriculum are significant, including the merging of the previously separate parts and inclusion of integrated vivas. This session will discuss these changes, how to prepare candidates for this exam and include demonstration vivas. This session is relevant to supervisors of training, educators and preparing trainees.

Andrew Gardner is an anaesthetist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, WA and is the deputy chair of the ANZCA primary examination committee.

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Echo to the rescue! Advanced
Facilitator: Dr David Canty
Date/Time: W15 Sunday May 5, 2013
1.30 – 3pm
Location: Meeting Room 109
Cost: $75
Maximum participants: 16

Basic focused transthoracic and lung ultrasound can drastically improve clinical assessment facilitating decisionmaking, rapidly and non-invasively identifying the high risk patient and guiding specific treatment of their underlying cardiac or respiratory disorder. This workshop provides hands on training of focused ultrasound on human models and simulators using simulator-based teaching by experienced demonstrators.

David Canty is a cardiac anaesthetist and lecturer at the University of Melbourne where he teaches on HARTscan workshops and develops materials for the certificate and diploma in clinical ultrasound. He has recently completed a PhD in transthoracic echocardiography.

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Coagulation management: Hands on point of care workshop
Facilitator: Dr Ben Slater
Date/Time: W19 Sunday May 5, 2013
3.30 – 5pm
Location: Meeting Room 107
Cost: $25
Maximum participants: 16

The workshop will cover the principles behind thromboelastography (TEG). Participants will get hands on experience at running assays utilising both TEG and ROTOM®. At the end of the workshop participants should have an understanding of how to use thromboelastography, how to interpret traces from coagulopathic patients and how to make treatment decisions based on those traces.

Kerry Gunn is a senior anaesthetist at Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. His special interests include trauma, liver and transplant anaesthesia. He chairs the Auckland District Health Board’s blood transfusion committee and has research interests in volatile anaesthetics, monitoring of coagulopathy, thrombelastography, and recombinant FVIIa.

Ben Slater is a staff anaesthetist at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Vic. His clinical and research interests include teaching manual skills, regional anaesthesia and cardiothoracic anaesthesia.

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Anaesthesia for the real world: Taking your skills to the developing world
Facilitator: Dr Roni Krieser and Dr David Pescod
Date/Time: W20 Sunday May 5, 2013
3.30 – 5pm
Location: Meeting Room 217
Cost: $25
Maximum participants: 25

Many anaesthetists have an interest in working in the developing world, but don’t know how to become involved. This workshop will attempt to answer questions about how to organise, and prepare for the challenges of such work. Have you ever wondered about working in the developing world, but didn’t know how to go about it? Short term surgical or humanitarian trip, or a longer development program: finding the right path for you and your family can be confusing. We will help answer some of your questions, and pose questions that you never considered asking. This session will be run by anaesthetists who have a passion for improving anaesthetic care in the developing world.

Roni Krieser works as a staff specialist at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Vic. He worked for a year in Papua New Guinea (PNG) as a district medical officer, and is now lucky enough to undertake annual teaching trips to Mongolia and PNG. He currently sits on the ANZCA Overseas Aid Committee.

David Pescod is an ANZCA Fellow with a graduate certificate in public health in developing countries and is currently a member of the overseas aid committees of the ASA and ANZCA, publications committee of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists and surgical committee of Interplast Australia. He has published a textbook on anaesthesia for developing countries and has assisted in excess of 30 medical missions throughout Asia Pacific including service and education. Since 2000 he has participated in the development of an anaesthetic training program for Mongolia which has been strongly supported by the ASA. In 2011 he was awarded the ASA presidents medal and is the only foreign recipient of the Mongolian Medal of Honour.

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Caffeination: Savour the bean, experience the coffee
Facilitator: Dr Roni Krieser and Ducale Coffee
Date/Time: W21 Monday May 6, 2013
10.30am – noon
W25 Monday May 6, 2013
1.30 – 3pm
Location: Meeting Room 107
Cost: $150
Maximum participants: 12

What’s your drink? Macchiato, caffé latte, ristretto, long black or espresso…. this workshop will cover how to make your coffee; from grinding the beans, tamping and drawing the shot. For those of us who start the day with a latte or flat white, you will learn how to properly prepare milk, and play with latte art. Come tired. Leave wired.

Roni Krieser is a highly caffeinated staff anaesthetist at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, who spends too much time thinking about coffee. Ducale Coffee is a Melbourne based roaster, that recognises a great coffee starts with the grower, and ends with the cup in front of you. They source their beans from Fair trade, Rainforest Alliance and sustainable growers.

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Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX): By the experts
Facilitator: Dr Adrian Hall and Dr Rebekah Ferris
Date/Time: W22 Monday May 6, 2013
10.30am – noon
W26 Monday May 6, 2013
1.30 – 3pm
Location: Meeting Room 214
Cost: $25
Maximum participants: 8

Cardiopulmonary exercise (CPX) testing is the study of the physiologic response to exercise by simultaneous measurement of respiratory gas exchange and cardiovascular variables. CPX evaluates the transfer of atmospheric oxygen to metabolising tissue; the coupling between external and cellular respiration. CPX is noninvasive, integrative and dynamic and quantitative. It gives information about exercise capacity and physiologic reserve. Exercise capacity has a strong association with quality of life and health outcomes in general; physiologic reserve has particular relevance to preoperative evaluation of patients scheduled for major surgery. The workshop will provide an introduction to CPX testing including indications for testing, advantages of CPX, practical aspects of testing, measurements made, display and interpretation of data and use of CPX in perioperative risk stratification.

Adrian Hall is a staff specialist anaesthetist at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld. He has been interested and involved in clinical use and research in CPX for more than 20 years.

Rebekah Ferris is a staff specialist anaesthetist at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld. She is actively involved in the clinical and research activities in the CPX laboratory at the hospital.

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Regional anaesthesia
Facilitator: Dr Michael Barrington and colleagues
Date/Time: W23 Monday May 6, 2013
1.30 – 3pm
W31 Tuesday May 7, 2013
10.30am – noon
Location: Meeting Room 109
Cost: $75
Maximum participants: 20

This workshop will outline the use of ultrasound in regional anaesthesia and vascular access. The areas being covered include upper limb, lower limb and the truncal region. This hands-on session will be guided by experienced facilitators.

“Participants will be involved in active hand-on practice of obtaining sonograms for commonly performed upper extremity, trunk and lower extremity peripheral blocks” Approaches will include interscalene, supraclacivular, axillary approahes to the brachial plexus, femoral and other anterior thigh blocks and popliteal and infragluteal approaches to the sciatic nerve. For these workshops, participants require some experience or familiarity with ultrasound technology. Novices to ultrasound technology are encouraged to attend Introductory workshops” 

Michael Barrington is a senior staff anaesthetist at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Vic; senior lecturer at St Vincent’s Hospital Clinical School and Melbourne Clinical School, The University of Notre Dame; and also a senior Fellow at the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Melbourne.

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Advanced life support skills refresher
Facilitator: Dr Elizabeth Leslie
Date/Time: W24 Monday May 6, 2013
1.30 – 3pm
W28 Monday May 6, 2013
3.30 – 5pm
Location: Meeting Room 110
Cost: $120
Maximum participants: 20

This workshop will allow participants to refresh their advanced life support (ALS) skills using the updated Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines. Small groups working with supportive and knowledgeable instructors will have hands-on practice at managing crisis scenarios.

Elizabeth Leslie is a consultant anaesthetist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Vic. She has taught ALS for five years and is a course director at Royal Melbourne Hospital.

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Influential communication: T.E.A.M. – improving efficiency, effectiveness and safety, resolving conflict, negotiating solutions and improving communication.
Facilitator: Cognitive Institute presenter
Date/Time: W27 Monday May 6, 2013
1.30 – 5pm
Location: Meeting Room 209
Cost: $200
Maximum participants: 25

Working in a healthcare team can be extremely demanding. This workshop challenges participants to move beyond traditional boundaries and beliefs of healthcare to build co-operative, non-adversarial relationships with other professionals. Overlapping areas of responsibility can often provide ground for disagreement and conflict. This can be exacerbated by the variety of preconceptions held by professionals as to how healthcare teams  should function.

By attending T.E.A.M participants will learn effective models and skills to:
• Resolve conflicts and negotiate solutions with other professionals
• Deal with difficult interpersonal interactions between professionals
• Provide effective feedback that is both respectful of the individual and establishes a framework for future accountability
• Delineate/respect areas of professional responsibility
• Delegate effectively to other team members.

All presenters of Cognitive Institute workshops are doctors or healthcare professionals who have a specific interest in communication skills and have undertaken formal communication skills training with the Institute.

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How to give a lecture (so they remember something and don’t fall asleep)
Facilitator: Associate Professor Peter Morley and Dr Craig Noonan
Date/Time: W29 Tuesday May 7, 2013
10.30am – noon
Location: Meeting Room 209
Cost: $25
Maximum participants: 40

This session will discuss and demonstrate what makes for an informative lecture and how to deliver it effectively. Audience participation is expected.

Peter Morley is the director of medical education at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Vic. He is dedicated to facilitate professional development and clinical excellence by ensuring continuous education and training for junior medical staff.

Craig Noonan is an anaesthetist by trade, and an educator by nature. He has completed some 15 years of delivering statistics lectures, and has never had anyone sleep during one. He has a masters of education and delivers “Teaching on the run” regularly.

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Public speaking preparation: Preparing a speech and the selection of materials for added impact
Facilitator: Rostrum presenter
Date/Time: W30 Tuesday May 7, 2013
10.30am – noon
Location: Meeting Room 205
Cost: $75
Maximum participants: 18

During this 90 minute session you will learn:
• How to ensure you have purpose for your speech
• How to deliver your speech in the time allocated
• The importance and appropriate use of body language, gesture, and eye contact
• Use of whiteboard and handouts

Rostrum is an organisation that encourages and assists people to reach their highest potential in the art of public speaking. Facilitators will be Rostrum accredited state trainers who have more than 20 years of experience in public speaking, with the skills to identify what will make you a better speaker and have techniques you help you achieve this.

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Bike maintenance: Beginners
Facilitator: Dr Mark Shulman
Date/Time: W32 Tuesday May 7, 2013
1.30 – 3pm
Location: Meeting Room 110
Cost: $50
Maximum participants: 10

During this 90 minute session, participants will cover an introduction on the importance of bike maintenance and will be taught basic bike upkeep. The facilitators will demonstrate an equipment safety check to explain what needs fixing, as well as how to clean your bike. Delegates will learn how to repair a punctured tyre, and remove wheels and tyres; tips and techniques on how to replace inner tubes, applying a patch and puncture prevention, and how to perform everyday checks, weekly checks, monthly checks. Learn when to take your bike to the bike shop and what to check for to ensure your bike functions properly and safely.

Cycling Safe and Wilcare Services develops and delivers bicycle training programs for a range of cycling activities.

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Public speaking, overcoming nerves: Tips to help reduce nervousness and avoid those “umms and ahhs”
Facilitator: Rostrum presenter
Date/Time: W33 Tuesday May 7, 2013
1.30 – 3pm
Location: Meeting Room 205
Cost: $75
Maximum participants: 25

During this 90 minute session we will discuss such things as:
• Techniques to overcome shyness and nervousness
• Signs of nervousness and ways to hide them
• Using notes to best advantage
• Relaxation techniques
• Using pauses and silence instead of umms and ahhs

Rostrum is an organisation that encourages and assists people to reach their highest potential in the art of public speaking. Your workshop facilitators will be Rostrum accredited state trainers who have more than 20 years of experience in public speaking. They have devoted their energies to promoting excellence in the area of oral communication. Your facilitators have the skills to identify what will make you a better speaker and have techniques you help you achieve this.

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Anaesthesia in species other than human and non-human primates
Facilitator: Dr Sébastien Bauquier and Dr Thierry Beths
Date/Time: W34 Tuesday May 7, 2013
1pm – 5pm
(Coach transfers depart to and from the venue at 1 and 5pm.
Expected arrival back at the Convention Centre at 5.45pm)
Location: University of Melbourne Veterinary Clinic and Hospital, Werribee Campus
Cost: $150
Maximum participants: 18

This workshop will cover presentations on providing anaesthesia to small and large animals, including horses. A tour around the campus will be included. Particular focus will include pain management and pain assessment in animals and specific anaesthetic techniques i.e. TIVA.

Sébastien Hyacinthe Bauquier graduated with honours from the University of Liege, Belgium, with DMV in July 2005. He then completed a one year internship at the veterinary hospital of the University of Montreal, Canada, followed by a three-year residency in veterinary anaesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in PA, USA. In September 2010, Dr Bauquier became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia after passing the board examination.

Thierry Beths graduated from the University of Liege, Belgium in 1994 where he did a one year rotating internship and worked as a clinician in anaesthesia for two years. He then joined the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1997 where he completed his residency program in anaesthesiology. He thereafter completed a PhD on total intravenous anaesthesia in the canine patient. He developed a computerised infusion system (target controlled infusion system) for propofol in the dog. Dr Beths has a strong interest in pain management and rehabilitation. He recently received his certification in veterinary acupuncture from the Chi Institute and China National Society of TCVM Florida, USA as well as his certification as a pain practitioner from the IVAPM (CVPP).

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An introduction to diving and hyperbaric medicine
Facilitator: Dr Andrew Fock
Date/Time: W35 Tuesday May 7, 2013
3.30 – 5pm
Location: The Alfred Hospital
Cost: $25
Maximum participants: 30

This workshop will provide an insight into aspects of diving and hyperbaric medicine of interest to anaesthetists. It will include a display and discussion of commercial diving equipment and a tour of the new therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved Alfred hyperbaric chamber.

Andrew Fock is head of diving and hyperbaric medicine at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic. He also works as a cardiac anaesthetist in private as well as with the Royal Australian Navy as a naval reserve officer with the submarine and underwater medicine unit.

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Bike maintenance: Advanced
Facilitator: Dr Mark Shulman
Date/Time: W36 Tuesday May 7, 2013
3.30 – 5pm
Location: Meeting Room 110
Cost: $50
Maximum participants: 10

During this 90 minute session, participants cover basic repairs including simple adjustment of brakes, disc brakes, and gears; along with headset maintenance, replacing brake pads and basic wheel truing. Delegates will be taught everyday checks, weekly checks, and monthly checks and advised when to take your bike to the bike shop. Learn what to check for to ensure your bike functions properly and safely.

Cycling Safe and Wilcare Services develops and delivers bicycle training programs for a range of cycling activities.

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