Todd Fraser on 14-10-2012
It's on again - the one and only ANZICS-ACCCN co-sponsored conference, this time in Adelaide, South Australia.
With a fantastic array of keynote speakers, a top quality conference centre, and an exhausting social program, this is a highlight in the critical care calendar.
We'll be bringing you all the big news from the conference, and you can read it all here in the blog.
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So, here we go, the first session of the 37th ANZICS / ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting, the keynote speeches.
Gordon Rubenfeld – The global burden of critical illness
The ANZICS conference is a bit difficult for one person to cover because there are concurrent sessions, so I chose to go to the paediatrics fluid session, largely because Kathryn Maitland was presenting about FEAST. Neil Orford refers to her as a "Research Rockstar" - I think he's got a crush.
Marino Festa – Fluid resuscitation in PICU
Kathryn Maitland – The Feast Study
Rounding out the session, and the day, is Michael Yung, Paediatric Intensivist from Melbourne, who talks about fluid resuscitation in DKA for kids.
And that's it - time for a beer!
Welcome to day 2
We start with Mike Anderson, the nomadic intensivist, who runs us through short cuts. Here’s the skinny
Next up is Antony Tobin – what’s new in the thorax?
Next session was from Prof Gordon Rubenfeld, talking about current therapies in ARDS.
Final speaker for the session, Andrew Davies from the Alfred in Melbourne, talking on the likely rescue therapy of the future in ARDS.
Next up in Rinaldo Bellomo, who kindly steps into Simon Finfer’s shoes to present the results of CHEST. Speaking of nails in the coffin…
Rinaldo part 2 - this is the talk he was supposed to give!
Kathryn Maitland is back to talk about why fluids might have caused harm in FEAST.
Okay, that's it. Time to go and have a beer with the Panda's at the shindig at Adelaide zoo! See you tomorrow.
Welcome back! I've started the day with an interesting free papers session - here are the highlights from the one I went to.
Contrast enhanced echo – Antoine Schneider
Perceived risks, benefits and barriers to SDD implementation – Ian Seppelt
Augmented renal clearance in Multi-trauma patients – Andrew Udy
Hospital mortality of obstetric patients with sepsis – Matthew Maiden
Mean Perfusion Pressure During Initial Management of Shock – Rakshit Panwar
I've chosen the feeding session for this afternoon. Some really big names in this session, should be a cracker
Marianne Chapman – Enteral feeding is un-natural
Daren Heyland – EN, what works?
Adam Deane – prokinetics
So that's it for the scientific program, and only the ANZICS oration remains. Who will it be?
Thanks Jonno, that's nice of you. I enjoyed doing it, and it makes it all the more worthwhile hearing that you did too.