Join the SMACC Clinician Educators Unconference!

The SMACC Clinician Educators Dragon’s Den is being held on Monday 25 March 2019 in Sydney (0820-1200h). There are still spots available and you can sign up even if you are not attending the main SMACC Conference!

Is there a topic in critical care education that you’d love to talk about with other enthusiasts and experts? What are the common challenges around education program delivery you want to work on? At the SMACC Clinician Educators Unconference, participants will co-create the event by submitting the topics they want to discuss and then choosing the sessions they want to participate in. If the topic is related to critical care education, it is fair game! Each session will have a facilitator to keep discussion growing and help share the learnings from each participant-driven session.

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 the Innovation Lead for the Australian Centre for Health Innovation at Alfred Health and 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 two amazing children.

On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.

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