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Thursday 4th October
Thursday 4th October
Allied Health Workshop
09:00 - 12:00

Trauma Ultrasound Workshop
09:00 - 12:00

Nursing Quality Improvement and Data Management Foum
09:00 - 17:00

Trauma Research Workshop
14:00 - 17:00

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. Project summaries should be emailed to the Trauma Conference Secretariat at

Emergency Airway Workshop
14:00 - 17:00

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 3 hour 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.

Injury Reviewer Workshop and Reception
17:00 - 19:00

Friday 5th October
Friday 5th October
Opening Plenary Session
08:00 - 10:00

Welcome to country

Official opening Hon Roger Cook MLA, WA Deputy Premier, Minister for Health, Mental Health

Traumatic brain injury and how to optimise outcomes Prof. Fiona Lecky

The place of ECMO in acute trauma resuscitation A/Prof. David Zonies

The current role of decompressive craniectomy: based on the current evidence and ethical practice Prof. Stephen Honeybul

Concussion - current diagnosis and treatment Prof. Melinda Fitzgerald

Morning Tea

Concurrent Session 1 - Trauma conundrums
10:30 - 12:30

Elderly trauma and optimal outcomes

Palliative care in trauma : A new sub-specialty?

Venous thromboembolism in trauma

Concurrent Session 2 - Trauma Radiology
10:30 - 12:30

Controversies in trauma radiology

The frontiers of interventional radiology in trauma

Neurointerventional radiology in Blunt cerebro-vascular injury BCI

Concurrent Session 3 - Free Papers
10:30 - 12:30

12:30 - 13:30

Plenary Session 2 - Trauma Outcomes
13:30 - 15:30

The TARN evaluation of the UK NHS trauma system after reorganization Prof. Fiona Lecky

The Australian and NZ National Trauma Registry: Does it make a difference? Prof. Mark Fitzgerald

Current clinical trials in spinal cord injury rehabilitation research Prof. Sarah Dunlop

The burden of injury in the developing world: Are there tangible solutions A/Prof. David Zonies

The increasing cost of injury in the developed world and is it sustainable? Dr Delia Hendrie

Afternoon Tea

Concurrent Session 4 - Trauma Education
16:00 - 18:00


10th edition EMST

Role of simulation in trauma training

Rural trauma training

Trauma nursing: What is required?

Best configuration of a trauma service

Concurrent Session 5 - Military Trauma
16:00 - 18:00

Military trauma: What might not translate into civilian practice

Trauma and critical care outcomes: What we can learn from the military?

Building and evaluating the military trauma system

Concurrent Session 6 - Pre Hospital
16:00 - 18:00

Welcome Reception
18:00 - 20:00

Saturday 6th October
Saturday 6th October
Visco-elastic Monitoring (TEG/ROTEM) in Trauma Bleeding Workshop
07:00 - 08:25

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.

Plenary Session 3 - Mass Casualties
08:30 - 10:30

The Manchester area bombing and lessons learnt Prof. Fiona Lecky

Australasian preparedness for mass casualties? Mr Paul Barnes

Psychological recover after natural disasters Dr Jessica Tearne

Morning Tea

Concurrent Session 7 - Clinical Updates
11:00 - 12:30

REBOA in acute trauma management

Code crimson outcomes

Burns update

Update on abdominal compartment syndrome

RCA critical incident review in trauma

Concurrent Session 8 - Rural Trauma
11:00 - 12:30

Rural trauma outcomes

Critical care skills for trauma retrieval and how to acquire them

Concurrent Session 9 - Paediatric Trauma
11:00 - 12:30

Lesson learned from 500 paediatric major trauma cases in NSW

Paediatric Cx spine controversies

Paediatric red blanket

12:30 - 13:30

Plenary Session 4 - National Road Safety Strategy
13:30 - 15:00

WA road safety strategy update Iain Cameron

Afternoon Tea

Concurrent Session 10 - Innovations in Trauma
15:30 - 17:00

What is the current place for hypothermia in patients with traumatic brain injury?

The optimal management of major haemorrhage in the trauma patient - is there any evidence?

ROTEM: A standard of care in trauma centres

Brachial plexus injury update

Current spinal injury management

Concurrent Session 11 - Pre-Hospital and Allied Health
15:30 - 17:00

Is it safe to discharge patients still in PTA?

Balance and vestibular disorders after injury

Rehabilitation for chest trauma

Managing concussion

Concurrent Session 12 - Free Papers
15:30 - 17:00

Conference Dinner
19:30 - 00:00