The SMACC Clinician Educators Dragon’s Den is being held on Monday 25 March 2019 in Sydney (1300-1640h). There are still spots available and you can sign up even if you are not attending the main SMACC Conference!
Are you a Clinician Educator developing or leading an education project? Are you interested in learning about other people’s projects and helping them make them even better? Then this is the workshop for you! This SMACC workshop is delivered by the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educators Network and is suitable for budding or seasoned Clinician Educators from any profession or background. All types of education projects are welcome: research, innovations, curriculum designs, and more. The workshop format involves 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!
Register for the Clinician Educators Dragon’s Den by going to the SMACC Pre-conference Workshops webpage and clicking on the red button (cost is AUD$100 for consultants, AUD$50 for trainees/ non-physicians).
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.