The Organising and Scientific committees are pleased to announce that the following conference workshops will be held on Thursday 4 October 2018 and Saturday 6 October at the Parmelia Hilton Perth.

Thursday Workshops – Full Day
Nursing Quality Improvement and Data Management Forum ($100)- 9:00am to 5:00pm

Trauma Registries are the underpinning essential tool for all Trauma Services.  These are used to improve patient care via performance improvement, complication minimisation, case management and research.  Understanding the data collected in a registry is a special skill, understanding how your data is collected and the definition used can change the implications of what is collected.

This workshop is aimed at all Trauma Service Registry staff and Trauma Service Program Managers to enhance your knowledge in data quality, what to collect and how, getting the data out of the registry in a meaningful way, analysis tools available and reviewing quality indicators.


Workshop sponsored by: 

Three Minute Talk Submission Opportunity
This is an opportunity to present what is happening in your trauma registry, about your data, or improvements you or your team has undertaken in the field of trauma registry.• Have you improved your data quality? How?

  • Have you looked into a data value and made changes?
  • Have you had a large demand for research data?• Is your registry different?
  • What has happened, new registry staff how your team helped?
  • Anything and everything regarding trauma data and registry is welcome
  • Overcoming problems in data extraction?
  • Showcasing improvements

All are welcome and this opportunity is aimed to encourage each other in the work we all do every day.
Ideas on how to present this information are plentiful on the internet but a simple example.

There are a number of slots available and would encourage attendees to submit a paragraph on what they would like to talk about. If you are unsure just call us to discuss how we can support you in your idea.All talks are required to submit a paragraph on what they are going to talk about.To or call 0756875752

Thursday Workshops – Half Day (AM)
Allied Health & Health Science Workshop ($100)- 9:00am to 12:00pm

Lets’ make your job easier to prepare your trauma patient for discharge or transfer to another service. This workshop will cover the essentials to communicate to patients and other providers, rehabilitation that is possible within clinical restrictions, creating recovery programs from minimal resources, factors for healing, overcoming misconceptions, multi-trauma case studies, management of spinal injuries and useful measures.

Trauma Ultrasound Workshop ($250)- 9:00am to 12:00pm

Keen to learn how to perform eFAST scanning?  This short course will teach you how, and is also suitable for those looking to get numbers for their logbook.  On the day, most of your time will be spent scanning normal and ‘abnormal’ volunteers.  You will be taught by faculty drawn from local Emergency Physicians who have subspecialised in Ultrasound.  Before the course there will be approximately 2 hours of online videos to watch and a short pre-quiz to complete.  The course will be most useful to you and your patients if you do pursue credentialing through the ASUM’s (Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine) eFAST CCPU, or through the ACEM.  You can do this course with absolutely no background knowledge of Ultrasound, and you are sure to enjoy yourself.  Duration is 3 hours, and is limited to 24 particpants.

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Thursday Workshops – Half Day (PM)
Emergency Airway Management Workshop ($125) – 2:00pm-3:45pm

This multi-disciplinary, team-focused interactive workshop will provide an overview of the knowledge and skills essential to provide safe airway management. It will focus on identifying and safely managing those at high risk of airway difficulty. During the 90 minute workshop, participants will rotate through presentations, small group discussions, hands-on skills stations, and mini-scenario/simulations relevant to a broad range of clinician backgrounds, facilitated by a team of airway experts. Pre-reading will provide essential background on the concepts required to make safe airway management a “team sport” in which effective communication and the use of cognitive aids can prevent or avert a crisis situation.

Trauma Research Workshop ($0)- 2:00pm to 5:00pm

The Trauma 2018 Research Forum invites you to submit a summary of current research projects for presentation. This will allow researchers to present their work for feedback regarding clinical application, engaging others in multi-institutional projects, and constructive feedback on how to improve the study design. It will also allow researchers to present work that presents significant logistical challenges so that others may learn from their experience.

Registration for the workshop is free of charge, however places will be prioritised to those who have a project to present. Completed application forms should be emailed to the Trauma Conference Secretariat at

Injury Reviewer Workshop and Reception Sponsored by Elsevier – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Journal reviewers will receive an invitation to attend this workshop in July 2018.

Saturday Workshop
Visco-elastic Monitoring (TEG/ROTEM) in Trauma Bleeding Workshop ($50)- 07:00am to 8:25am

Dr Kerry Gunn
A workshop where the current monitors are demonstrated and aspects of their introduction into hospitals and department discussed. There will be an opportunity for hands on processing of a sample, and demonstration of the software. A small group discussion will cover systems and guidelines that incorporate TEG/ROTEM in clinical decision making in the patient with massive haemorrhage.