21st International Conference on Emergency Medicine 2022

14 – 19 June

Hybrid Conference I Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

21st International Conference on Emergency Medicine

14 – 19 June 2022

Hybrid Conference
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

21st International Conference on Emergency Medicine 2022

14 – 19 June

Hybrid Conference I Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Thursday 16 June 2022

7:00am - 8:15am

Abbott Point of Care Breakfast Session - Innovative advancement in the assessment and evaluation of mTBI with biomarker-based testing

GE Healthcare Breakfast Session - Early detection of patient deterioration in the ED

Seqirus Breakfast Session - Envenoming: from basic science to clinical realities

Chair: Dr Jaime Marino


Innovative technique for objective assessment of suspected mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in the ED using biomarkers, Dr Gary Mitchell 

Advancements in Brain Injury Evaluation in the ED: How TBI biomarkers could change clinical evaluation of mTBI or How TBI Biomarkers could change TBI evaluation in the clinical setting, Dr Gary Mitchell

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Mr Benjamin Edwards

This session explores the challenge of late detection of patient deterioration in the ED as well as the tools available to meet this challenge.

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Chair: Prof George Braitberg

Discussion Panel:

A/Prof Bill Nimorakiotakis

Dr Jessamine Soderstrom

Dr Timothy Jackson

Panel members will present memorable and complex case studies with a toxinologic evolutionary twist including a discussion on clinical testing best practices and management.

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12:30pm - 1:30pm

Siemens Healthineers Lunch and Learn - POC high sensitivity troponin: Is there a role in the ED?

Chair: Prof Louise Cullen


Access block in ED, future forecast, Dr Martin Than

Analytical performance of the VTLi hs-cTnI assay, Prof Richard Body

The value of time, current assays in the market, Dr Frank Peacock

The use of a point-of-care, high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assay in the Emergency Department to assist in the early diagnosis of myocardial infarction: clinical considerations, economic impact and future opportunities.

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Friday 17 June 2022

7:00am - 8:15am

Australian Volunteers Breakfast Session - Achieving systemic change in emergency care through long-term partnership 

My Emergency Doctor Breakfast Session - Where to Next – Broaden your Career in Emergency Telemedicine

Vyaire Breakfast Session - The automation of ventilation modalities in the ED

Chair: Ms Emma Hess

Discussion Panel:

Dr Trina Sale 

Dr Vincent Atua 

Dr Georgina Phillips

Mr John Foley

The session will explore how volunteer programs and emergency health providers can work in partnership to contribute to the capacity of emergency departments (EDs), and to support institutional and systemic change.

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Chair: Dr Justin Bowra

Co-chair: Ms Laura Galvin

Discussion Panel:

Dr Audra Gedmintas 

Dr Shera Leonny

Dr Alan Corbett

Dr Neil Barnard



Our panel of FACEMs will share the diverse range of experiences and their case studies of how they can pursue dreams of living overseas, whilst broadening their career in Australian Emergency MED.

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Chair: Mr Beau Geekie 


The automation of ventilation modalities in the ED, Prof Ross Freebairn

Professor Ross Freebairn will be leading this discussion on ventilation in the emergency department and pre-hospital care settings.

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12:30pm - 1:30pm

Biomerieux Lunch and Learn - Impact of Rapid Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases in the Emergency Department

Chair: Dr Carla Lee Lau 


Syndromic Testing, The New Standard for Infectious Disease Diagnostics Ms Lauren Cullen & Ms Danielle Bishop

PCT Guided Patient Care in the Emergency Department: Where are we in 2022 Dr Amith Shetty 

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Saturday 18 June 2022

7:00am - 8:15am

Bristol Myers Squibb & Pfizer Alliance Breakfast Session - Decisions with DOAC’s: new data, old challenges

MIPS Breakfast Session - Coping with error in the emergency department

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Breakfast Session - Respiratory management during COVID-19: What have we learnt and where to from here?

Speakers/Discussion Panel:

Dr James Parks

A/Prof Prahlad Ho


New guidelines from ISTH on use of DOACs in obese patients, how covid-19 has shifted PE management to the outpatient setting, and the risk-benefit of anticoagulation in a frail falls patient who is at risk of a stroke.

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Chair: Ms Natasha Anning 

Speaker: Prof Jill Klein

Learning outcomes

  • Discuss the leading causes of medical errors in emergency departments.
  • Identify effective strategies to minimise the risk of cognitive and non-cognitive errors and suboptimal care for any patient in the emergency setting.
  • Discuss practical strategies to minimise your clinico-legal risk in the emergency setting.


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Chair: A/Prof Nigel Fealy 


Liverpool ED: COVID-19 Review, Dr Sanj Fernando 

Cough’s and sneezes spread diseases – but do AGP’s?,Rory Monro

This short talk is an overview of the understanding of respiratory bio-particles, alongside the latest clinical research on the relative risk of different therapies.

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12:30pm - 1:30pm

Partner Lunch and Learn

Session details to be confirmed

Vyaire Medical Inc. is a global company, headquartered in suburban Chicago, focused exclusively on supporting breathing through every stage of life. Established from legacy brands with a 65-year history of pioneering breathing technology, the company’s portfolio of integrated solutions is designed to enable, enhance, and extend lives.

At Vyaire, our team of 4000, pledges to advance innovation and evolve what’s possible to ensure every breath is taken to its fullest. Vyaire’s products are available in more than 100 countries and are recognized, trusted, and preferred by specialists throughout the respiratory community worldwide.

Vyaire has a long and proud history with emergency care throughout Australia and beyond. As the home of legacy brands including Vital Signs, AirLife, enFlow, GreenLight, bellavista, and many more, we are your trusted partner every step in delivering emergency care.

Come speak to Vyaire to learn more about our innovative solutions in ventilation and respiratory care, and blood and fluid management in the ED.


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