Symposium keynote speaker

Professor Kathryn Maitland MMBS, MRCP, PhD

> Professor of Paediatric Tropical Infectious Diseases, Imperial College
> Director, ICCARE, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College
> Honorary Fellow at MRC Clinical Trials Unit, University College, London


Over the last 15 years, Professor Maitland has been based full-time at the East Africa, where she leads a research group whose major research portfolio includes severe malaria, bacterial sepsis and severe malnutrition in children and clinical trials in emergency care.

Her team conducted the largest trial of critically children ever undertaken in Africa, (FEAST trial) examining fluid resuscitation strategies in children with severe febrile illness, showing that fluid boluses increased mortality, which went on to win the prestigious BMJ Research Paper of the Year award.

Currently, her team is running the TRACT trial, which is investigating transfusion and other treatment strategies in 4000 African children severe life-threatening anaemia.In 2017 her group also began the COAST trial (Children Oxygenation Administration Strategies Trial) which is examining the optimum oxygen saturation threshold for which oxygen should be targeted and how best to administer oxygen, by high flow or low flow, in 4200 severely ill African children.

Her group have active collaborations across Africa, within Europe, South East Asia and Australia.



Symposium chair

Dr David Rosengren MBBS, FACEM

> Deputy Executive Director Operation, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Health
> Senior Staff Specialist Emergency Physician, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH)
> Chair, Queensland Faculty ACEM
> Chair, Queensland Clinical Senate

An emergency physician, David has more than 20 years’ experience in the health sector working across both public and private hospitals. As a clinician leader he has a strong interest in the future sustainability of the health system and, in particular, what we can learn from other industries. David is a Senior Staff Specialist Emergency Physician at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and the Chair of the Queensland Faculty Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.




Knowledge translation guest speaker


Dr Tamika Heiden BSci, PhD, PGCertKT

> Principal, Knowledge Translation Australia
> Adjunct Research Fellow, University of Western Australia


Based in Melbourne, Tamika is the Principal of Knowledge Translation Australia, a Consulting service to train researchers and research users in Knowledge Translation methods and tools. Tamika is one of only several individuals in Australia certified in Knowledge Translation, which facilitates the creation of relevant research and the delivery of findings through changes in practice, programs and policy. She has worked with many government and non-government organisations, shared her knowledge at more than a dozen conferences and symposiums, trained hundreds of individuals at workshops, been published in numerous professional and academic journals, and been involved in the development of Knowledge Translation strategies at the organisational and project levels.

Workshop keynote speaker

Professor Julia Crilly BN, MN, PhD

> Professor of Emergency Care, Griffith University & Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service

Associate Professor Julia Crilly. RN, MEmergN(Hons), PhD was awarded her PhD in 2007. She has a strong clinical background, having worked as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department before progressing into full time research. Julia is currently in a joint appointment position between Griffith University and the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service as Associate Professor of Emergency Care. Her program of research is focussed on evaluating innovative emergency department models of care that aim to improve care delivery and patient flow. She has led and been involved in multi-disciplinary and multi-site research that has attracted over $3 Million dollars. Julia has had the opportunity to work with organisations such as the CSIRO, Queensland Ambulance Service, Queensland Police Service and international partners (clinicians and academics) from around the world.

Workshop opening speaker

Professor Daniel Fatovich MBBS, PhD, FACEM

Specialist in Emergency Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital; Head, Centre for Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Royal Perth Hospital/University of Western Australia; Member, EMF Scientific Advisory Committee

Presenters and Panel Members (listed alphabetically by title)

Professor Gerben Keijzers MBBS, MSc(Epi), FACEM Senior Staff Specialist Emergency Physician, Gold Coast University Hospital, Honorary Professor of Emergency Medicine, Bond University; Associate Professor, Griffith University
Professor Gerry FitzGerald MD, FACEM, FRACMA Professor of Public Health, Faculty of Health, QUT; Director of CEDM
Professor John Fraser MBChB, PhD, DA, MRCP, FFARCSI, FRCA,FCICM

> Professor of ICU and Anaesthesia, The University of Queensland
> Director, Critical Care Research Group, The Prince Charles Hospital, QLD
> Director of ICU, St Andrews War Memorial Hospital, QLD

 John Fraser is a graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1991. Prior qualification in ICU medicine, he completed fellowships in internal medicine, anaesthesia and a PhD in foetal surgery. During his NHMRC fellowship-supported PhD, he won 13 national and international research awards, and was the co-founder of the Royal Children’s Hospital Burns Research Group. John formed the Critical Care Research Group in 2004, which has grown to become the largest group of its kind in Australasia. The group have developed three purpose built labs and work in a state of the art animal research facility, on transfusion models, acuter lung injury, artificial heart and transplantation of heart and lung, using the ex vivo lung resuscitation device. He recently devised and formed a national collaborative group aimed at optimising the utilisation of blood products in cardiac surgery. He has published over 190 peer reviewed papers, supervises 16 MPhil, PhD and honours students.
Professor Louise Cullen MBBS, PhD, FACEM Pre-eminent Staff Specialist Staff , Emergency Medicine Department, RBWH
Professor Peter Aitken, MBBS, EMDM, MClinEd, DrPH, FACEM Senior Director, Health Disaster Management Unit, Queensland Health; Associate Professor James Cook University; Adjunct Associate Professor, The University of Queensland (UQ)
Professor Victoria Brazil MBBS, MBA, FACEM Senior Staff Specialist, Gold Coast University Hospital;   Director of Clinical Simulation, Bond University
Associate Professor Andreas Schibler MD,FJFICM, FCICM

> Senior Intensive Care Specialist, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
> Head, Paediatric Critical Care Research Group
> Associate Professor, Children’s Health Queensland Clinical Unit, UQ

Andreas’ research career spans three decades, having worked collaboratively with several distinguished research groups in and around Europe and Australia. He has a long list of successful grant applications and publications in significant peer-reviewed journals and has resented at numerous national and international conferences, both as a presenter and as an invited speaker.
Associate Professor Anthony Bell MBBS, FACEM, MBA, MPH, FRACMA Chair, EMF; Director, Emergency Medicine Department, RBWH
Associate Professor Cliff Pollard AM MBBS Director of Trauma Services, RBWH; Associate Professor, UQ
Associate Professor Ed Oakley MBBS, FACEM Chief of Critical Care, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne; Honorary Research Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; Clinical Associate Professor, University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Franz Babl MD, MPH, DMedSc, FRACP, FAAP, FACEP Director, Emergency Research, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne; Head, Emergency Research, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; Associate Professor, University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Jason Acworth MBBS, FACEM, FRACP Director of Emergency, LCCH; Associate Professor, UQ; National Board Member, Advanced Paediatric Life Support Australia; President, First Aid Services Queensland, St John Ambulance Queensland
Associate Professor Jeremy Furyk MBBS, MPH&TM, MScCT, FACEM, FACTM Senior Staff Specialist Emergency Department & Director of Emergency Research, The Townsville Hospital


Associate Professor Kevin Chu MBBS, MS, GCBioStatics, FACEM, FEMS Director of Emergency Medicine Research & Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Emergency Medicine, RBWH; Associate Professor, UQ; Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Adrienne Hudson BN, GDipN, MN,PhD Nurse Researcher & MET iCare Lead, Centre for Children’s Health Research, Honorary Research Fellow, UQ
Dr Andrew Staib MBBS, FACEM Medical Lead -Digital Health Improvement, Queensland Health; Deputy Director Emergency Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Dr Ben Lawton BSc(Hons) MBChB FRACP(PEM) Staff Specialist, Paediatric Emergency & Director of Simulation Training on Resuscitation for Kids Program, LCCH; Staff Specialist, Paediatric Emergency, Logan Hospital
Dr Bill Lukin MBBS, FACEM Senior Staff Specialist Emergency Department, RBWH
Dr Bronwyn Griffin BN, GDipAdvN, PhD Clinical Research Manager, Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research, LCCH
Dr David Herd BSc, BHB, MBChB, DipObMedGyn, DipPaed, FRACP, PGCertMedSci, Senior Medical Officer, Emergency Department, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (LCCH); Adjunct Senior Lecturer, UQ; Visiting researcher, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Deborah Long BN, MN, PhD Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurse Researcher, LCCH; Nursing Lead, Paediatric Critical Care Research Group, Centre for Children’s Health Research; Research Fellow, Griffith University
Dr Don Campbell MBBS, FACEM Senior Staff Specialist, Emergency Department & Deputy Director, Trauma, Gold Coast University Hospital
Dr Fran Kinnear BSc(Hons), MBChB, PhD, FACEM Senior Emergency Specialist & Director of Research, Emergency Medicine & Children’s Services, The Prince Charles Hospital; Director, Emergency Medicine Research Group; Honorary Senior Lecturer, UQ; Chair, Qld Emergency Medicine Research Collaboration
Dr Jacqueline Jauncey-Cooke BN, MN, PhD General Paediatric Research, Children’s Health Queensland; Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Queensland (UQ)


Dr Julian Williams MBBS, FACEM Senior Staff Specialist, Emergency Department, RBWH
Dr Kylie Baker MBBS, FACEM Senior Medical Officer, Emergency Department, Ipswich Hospital; Senior Lecturer, UQ; Honorary faculty consultant, Australian Institute of Ultrasound


Dr Natalie Phillips MBBS, MPhil, FACEM Staff Specialist, Paediatric Emergency Medicine LCCH
Dr Ogilvie Thom MBBS, FACEM, GCClinResMethods Senior Staff Specialist, Nambour General Hospital; Director, Emergency Medicine Research, Sunshine Coast HHS


Dr Tom Meehan BHealthSci, MSocSci,MPH, PhD Director of Service Evaluation and Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health; Associate Professor, UQ
Ms Amanda Smith Human Research Ethics Coordinator, Children’s Health Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee
Ms Kelly Foster RN, MNRS Research Development Manager, Children’s Health Queensland




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