We all know you don’t need to go to conferences to learn the latest facts about saving lives. You can read journal articles, subscribe to Critical Care Reviews and The Bottom Line, read FOAM blogs and listen to FOAM podcasts for that.
But if you want to join a gathering of like-minded Resuscitationists who learn from each other in a never-ending quest to optimise their practice, then you need to come to a course like Resuscitology. Resuscitology is all about learning, connection, and positive change.
Resuscitology is facilitated by a core team of Cliff Reid, Natalie May, Chris Nickson (me!), Brian Burns, Karel Habig, and Geoff Healy. We are a team of experienced educators who are also frontline clinicians, and between us we work across all critical care domains from prehospital through to the ICU. What unites us is our shared belief that the best learning comes from real cases – our triumphs and our disasters – and that we all learn best, both participants and facilitators, when we collaboratively discuss and dissect the challenging aspects of our work in a safe environment. Examples of the types of cases analysed are available on the Resuscitology website here.
While it sounds like spots are pretty much filled for the Manchester course in December 2019, the good news is that there are still spots available for Sydney in October 2019 and Melbourne in November 2019. Furthermore, there are now options for single day attendance and greatly reduced rates for trainees and non-physician resuscitationists. Check out a sample course programme to see what is involved.
Disclaimer: I am one of the co-creators of the Resuscitology course and I am a regular faculty team member.
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.