Calling all educators!… Unconference at the 2019 World Congress of Intensive Care

Building on the success of previous Unconference and Dragon’s Den events at SMACC and the 2018 ANZICS ASM, another ANZCEN Clinician Educator Unconference will be held as part of the 2019 World Congress of Intensive Care. The Unconference is co-created by participants to meet their needs as critical care clinician educators.

The event will take place on Sunday 13 October 2019 at the Centre for Health Innovation at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

A few spots are still available, so come along if you want to:

  • help further develop an interprofessional clinician educator incubator programme for critical care clinicians,
  • contribute to an interprofessional intensive care consensus statement, and/or
  • be part of the ‘Dragon’s Den’ sessions, which involve facilitated small group discussions using a ‘step-back’ methodology. Participants will present their projects, then listen in while their colleagues discuss the project as if it were their own, after which new learnings will be shared! All types of education projects are welcome: research, innovations, curriculum design, and more.

Whether you are an experienced hand or a budding educator, you are welcome to come along and join our community.

Register here – it is AUD$100 for consultants and $50 for trainees/ non-physicians, with all proceeds being donated to the Intensive Care Foundation. Light lunch will be provided.

Check out this infographic to see what happened last year:


Chris is an Intensivist and ECMO specialist at the Alfred ICU in Melbourne. He is also a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. He is a co-founder of the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educator Network (ANZCEN) and is the Lead for the ANZCEN Clinician Educator Incubator programme. He is on the Board of Directors for the Intensive Care Foundation and is a First Part Examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is an internationally recognised Clinician Educator with a passion for helping clinicians learn and for improving the clinical performance of individuals and collectives.

After finishing his medical degree at the University of Auckland, he continued post-graduate training in New Zealand as well as Australia’s Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He has completed fellowship training in both intensive care medicine and emergency medicine, as well as post-graduate training in biochemistry, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology, and health professional education.

He is actively involved in in using translational simulation to improve patient care and the design of processes and systems at Alfred Health. He coordinates the Alfred ICU’s education and simulation programmes and runs the unit’s education website, INTENSIVE.  He created the ‘Critically Ill Airway’ course and teaches on numerous courses around the world. He is one of the founders of the FOAM movement (Free Open-Access Medical education) and is co-creator of litfl.com, the RAGE podcast, the Resuscitology course, and the SMACC conference.

His one great achievement is being the father of three amazing children.

On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.

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