Penny Stewart's enthralling tales of high acutity cases in rural and remote Australia. A unique take on consistently challenging case-mixes.

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The quest for normality. Chris Nickson reflects on our perpetual number chasing. What constitutes 'normal' in critical care patients.

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Cracking the chest. Michaela Cartner on the nuances of cardiac arrest post cardiac surgery.

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Richard Levitan on 'conquering the fear'. Tips and tricks for emergent paediatric airways.

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Setting up for Success. Anthony Lewis highlights the importance of preparation and planning to minimise emergent airway failure.

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Tools for success. David Pilcher examines the plethora of available tools for outcome prediction in critical care.

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Levitan, Weingart, Hind, May, Neil - The Airway Experts discuss all things cricoid, BURP and checklists. Airway Q&A

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Bilgrami, Westafer, Gatward, Rogers, Brazil, Roland - FOAMed and the future of medical eduction. The education Q&A.

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O's in the Nose. Richard Levitan's tips and tricks for optimising the nasopharynx as part of your airway management.

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Lipman, Raper, Murphy, Philpot, Myburg, Mitchell - The ICU Q&A panel discuss clinical scenarios.

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Yogesh Apte gets back to basics. How we should integrate physiology into our bedside clinical practise.

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The Twitter debate comes to a dramatic conclusion. Should Airway doctors use checklists ?

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Rethinking paradigms. Keith Greenland on the realities of difficult airways; A talk not to miss

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The Emergency Medicine panel discuss high sensitivity troponins, stroke thrombolysis and problems facing emergency medicine

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Sonophiliac, Justin Bowra highlights strategies for teaching our juniors to become adept at utilising bedside ultrasound in critical care settings 

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The single best test ? Pierre Janin examines the use of transthoracic echo in ICU. The best possible applications and how they will change patient outcomes.

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The power of the probe. Matt Dawson delivers an emotive talk on minimising paediatric procedural risk with ultrasound.

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Death of the stethoscope? Mike Malin demonstrates the power of bedside ultrasound, unique applications, and future directions.

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The Future of Bleeding. Anthony Holley enthralls the crowd with exciting advances in blood product replacements.

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The mental game. Richard Levitan on how our approach to the difficult airway benefits from planning and introspective affirmation.

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Conquer the random number generator. Lawrence Weinberg's guide to modern haemodynamic monitoring devices.

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Three Tiered Therapy. Ollie Flower gives an enthralling history of seizures throughout the ages and expertly outlines the management options for terminating status.

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What's in the box ? Andy Neil expertly demonstrates simple approaches to neuroanatomy and the interpretation of imaging.

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Resistance is futile?. Jeff Lipman examines our dwindling antimicrobial arsenal. How can we bolster our defenses?

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The Sim revolution. John Gatward on the future of simulation in critical care. Strategies for pulling it off, no matter your resources.

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Seeing the future with Pieter Peach. Technological developments that are sure to influence the way we learn and teach medicine.

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Roger Harris & Oli Flower announce opening of registration for SMACC Chicago - 5th (US/UK) / 6th (AUS) November 2014. They explain why you need to get in quick:

  • Save Cash
  • Don't miss out on workshops
  • Don't miss this unique event

And much more.

Go to for more!

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Mark Little builds a framework for the clinical approach to patients with suspected poisoning or envenomation. Particularly useful in a country where everything is trying to kill you.

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A conniseur's guide to the different families of non-invasive cardiac output monitors. Haney mallemat expertly details the pros and cons of each.

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Vampire Planet? Ed Litton on the worldwide dependance on blood products. Future strategies for reducing our requirements.

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Anaphylaxis and Anaesthesia. Michael Rose examines changing paradigms in how we approach the 'allergic' patient. Risks, Reactions and Results.

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Is base excess the new bicarb ? David Story's breakdown of an often complicated and confusing topic.

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Imogen Mitchell critiques our relationship with MET. How current medical and nursing education is propagating junior staff reliance.

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Steve Smith enthralls the crowd with an eye-opening exploration of subtle ECG changes with potentially catastrophic outcomes

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Augmentation by Echo. Deidre Murphy examines advanced aspects of bedside echocardiography, and the immense amount of information it provides in a critical care setting.

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Rob Rogers delivers an emotive and inspirational speech on the dying art of bedside teaching. How we can return to our roots

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Celia Bradford dissects the fundamentals of renal replacement therapy and examines its niche in the ICU.

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A golden mile too far? Lewis Macken dissects evidence suggesting that chasing urine output in burns patients leads to overzealous fluid resuscitation.

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Crystal caves in Mexico. David Rosengren's enthralling tales of humidity, hyperthermia and human limits. How does the body cope?

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It's not easy bringing a resus room to a cliff-face. Brian Burns illustrates some of the daunting challenges encountered in the pre-hospital environment

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Disaster Medicine! Mark Little on strategies for the 'away team'. How the focus of medical teams needs to change when faced with large scale catastrophes.

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Geoff Healy rises above traditional views on the use of anaesthesia, highlighting the unique challenges and key role it plays in the pre-hospital environment.

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Is mum always right ? Roger Harris' evolutionary approach to feeding in the ICU. Are we fighting mother nature?

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Evolution and inflammation. Karim Brohi critiques our approach to sepsis and how we should consider more judicious, multi-directional approach.

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The 1%. Jeremy Cohen examines what makes us unique. Are there observable genetic traits that will determine how we respond to severe illness and can we measure them?

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Exploration medicine. Glenn Singleman enthralls the crowd with tales of the deep, his experiences following James Cameron into the Mariana trench.

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Rob mac Sweeney dissects the current evidence base that governs our diagnosis and management of ARDS. Distressing results.

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Jeff Lipman explores how our conventional regimes for drug administration may be drastically underperforming when treating our critically ill patients

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Karel Habig reveals exciting, emerging technologies that have the potential to revolutionise pre-hospital care. 

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Casey Parker examines what makes us human. The principles and practice of empathy in critical care, the importance of introspection. How to improve your practice.

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Deidre Murphy on Murphy's Law. The importance of training, planning and preparing for the worst. ECMO emergencies

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Sarah Webb highlights how the upskilling of critical care nursing staff can make for more efficient and effective high acuity care teams.

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Little Adults? Fran Lockie examines our approach to critically ill children and the importance of sticking with our tried and tested formulae.

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Resus room Feng shui. Tim Leeuwenburg on 'training hard to fight easy'. Challenges and strategies for the remote emergency department.

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The best way to convey the worst. Steve Philpot highlights flaws in our approach to discussions surrounding terminal illness and palliative care.

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In Troponin we trust? Rick Body examines the clinical approach to the diagnosis of ACS, how our judgement can be notoriously wrong.

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From ECPR to ECMO. Steve Bernard examines evolving trends and technology for post-arrest care in Australia.

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Scott Weingart unveils his mantra for the surgical airway, whilst exploring its vital role and the stigma surrounding it.

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Commonly missed catastrophes. Rob Rogers expertly details strategies for improving our early identification of aortic dissection.

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Tales from past lives. Deniz Tek regales the crowd with unlikely parallels between his other loves; music, aviation and emergency medicine.

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Louise Cullen and Rick Body fuel a contentious debate on the clinical significance of the high sensitivity troponin assay. Will your patients benefit from that extra digit ?

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Louise Cullen and Rick Body fuel a contentious debate on the clinical significance of the high sensitivity troponin assay. Will your patients benefit from that extra digit ?

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Scott Weingart revisits his famous video, illustrating how awake intubation can be done efficiently and effectively, with the proper preparation.

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Scott Weingart revisits his famous video, illustrating how awake intubation can be done efficiently and effectively, with the proper preparation.

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John Hinds delivers on his promise of ‘in extremis’ whilst exploring the unique patterns of injury seen in high speed motorcycle trauma.

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Westafer, Lauren — Adventures in FOAM: Gizmo Idolatry or effective learning? The allure of false idols? Lauren Westafer examines how FOAMed compares to traditional medical education. Are patient outcomes being affected?

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Ray Raper examines the continued use of the pulmonary artery catheter in critical care. Are alternative monitors up to the task ?

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John Myburgh on the misunderstood craniectomy. The management of raised ICP and what we do when our options run out.

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Mark Wilson gives an expert rundown of the fundamental principles of ICP monitoring. 

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Steve McGloughlin on tactics and treatment. Critical care specialties as the frontline for the assesment and management of exotic diseases.

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Scott Weingart simplifies emergent data on our approaches to early, goal-directed therapy in sepsis. How a little goes a long way.

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Education as an Intervention. Damian Roland highlights how patient outcomes should be a benchmark for the quality of our teaching.

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John Myburgh on the emerging evidence for the use of beta-blockade in sepsis. Direction for future research.

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Jeremy Cohen examines changing paradigms in fluid resuscitation. Is recent focus on the glycocalyx justified?

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Compassion, Confidence, Honesty. Greg Kelly on how to offer better palliative care.

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Leaving bicarb behind. David Story on rethinking acid-base balance in critical care.

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Michelle Johnston tackles a weighty problem. The challenges of morbid obesity in trauma.

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How does our approach to the paediatric patient and their family help or hinder us in critical care? Natalie May reveals all.

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Think about improving your thinking. Simon Carley examines the only constant in our ever-changing medical world.

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Question everything! Louise cullen examines the minefield of published research and importance of reading around topics, not articles.

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Tony Brown's emotive expose on the bias of medical research and publication. The flaws in our current paradigms.

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The ABC's of practicing what we preach. Cliff Reid examines the over-complication of resuscitation and our need to return to the basics.

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Cliff Reid delivers another moving talk on when we should, and especially when we shouldn't stop when resuscitating.

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Simon Carley examines the value that diagnosticians place on risk factors. Are we under or over diagnosing ?

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Roger Harris and Oli Flower talk about next year's SMACC conference - why the dates have been locked in for 23-26 June 2015 and what makes this conference different.

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Iain takes on a topic that is traditionally uninspiring and delivers an incredible talk that left the crowd in tears.

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Brohi dissects why trauma management has changed so dramatically in the last 20 years and how it may look in the future.

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Unforgetable live-on-stage demo of remote critical care neurosurgery in action. 

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Liz gave a standout performance on coping strategies for stressful situations, firing a shot at political correctness gone mad.

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Weingart tackles the dogma and evidence around resuscitation algorithms brings us the concept of truely advanced life support.

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The debate that ignited a war that is still raging. Whatever your stance, you need to hear this!

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Haney gives an erudite summary of the controversial topic of measuring and managing fluid responsiveness in shock.

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Brazil leads an all-star cast through a thought provoking discussion on the prickly topic of end of life care in critical care.

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Flipping the classroom. Victoria Brazil examines how different approaches to teaching can improve patient outcomes.

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Vic Brazil opens smaccGOLD with a powerful insight into how conflict between "tribes" in our everyday working environment can adversely impact upon patient care.

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The third of the three part literature review extravaganza with Chris Nickson and Rob Mac Sweeney. This time, it's the best of the rest...

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Nickson And MacSweeney on the best guidelines, reviews and commentaries of 2013

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Chris Nickson and Rob MacSweeney discuss the top 10 RCTs of 2013 in critical care.

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