SMACC Pecha Kucha PK Round-Up 4

As promised last week, here’s a round up of the next battery of PK SMACC-talks gunning for the prize of an iPad Mini at the increasingly imminent SMACC conference.

Alan Williams gives the 400 second run down on Non-Invasive Ventilation we all wished we’d been given before we first slapped it on a patient.


Something’s got to give is Becky Szekely‘s enlightening overview of organ transplantation from an intensive care perspective in Australia. (NB. The sound is a little shaky at the start but gets better).


I’ve been looking forward to Emergency Medicine Ireland‘s Andy Neill (@andyneill) joining in on the PK SMACC-talk fiesta, and he doesn’t disappoint. Basic Neuroanatomy for the Critically Ill is a must see:


Natalie May (@_nmay), one of the authors of preeminent UK EM blog StEmlyns, gives a top notch talk on Emergencies in Palliative Care — no, that’s not a misnomer.


Simon Morton (@mortonsimon) presents HELLP I’m seeing stars!, a lucid overview of one of the most puzzling, feared and sometimes lethal disorders affecting women: pre-eclampsia and it’s complications.


Finally, Karen Butler has submitted 3 (!) entries covering Infant Feeding and NutritionMultidisciplinary Teamwork for Bariatric Retrievals and The Utility of Bousignacc CPAP in Prehospital Care.

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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