Dr Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid is a fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She undertook her training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, followed by a critical care fellowship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada. She is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital ICU focusing on long-term outcomes in survivors of critical illness with diabetes. She ultimately wishes to pursue a career as a clinician scientist with an interest in the long-term consequences of critical illness.
Dr Michael Ashbolt is a new fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine. He has undertaken his training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Hobart Hospital where he now practices as an Intensive Care Physician. He is also a member of the CICM Trainee Committee and is the current CICM trainee representative to the CICM Board. Having survived two fellowship exams with marriage and family intact he will be speaking on passing the fellowship exam - tips and tricks for the time-poor trainee.
Celia Bradford is an intensivist at Royal North Shore and Sydney Adventist Hospitals. She has an interest in Neurointensive Care and Renal Medicine. Her research has been in these areas.
In addition, she writes for ‘The Bottom Line’, an online blog that reviews and critiques critical care literature and is interested in converting research findings into clinical practice. She is an advocate for women in Intensive Care and provides mentorship for aspiring Intensivists.
Michaela Cartner is FACEM FCICM who trained in Brisbane apart from a stint in the NHS as an Anaesthetic SHO. She will never complain about being overworked again. She works and lives at the Gold Coast where she considers a surf before work is mandatory. The only thing worse than her surfing is her piano playing.
She is a CICM fellowship examiner on her P Plates. She has an interest in Echo and completed the Post Grad Diploma. She teaches on various courses which she enjoys and is currently working on a Masters in Clinical Education. Her ambition is two fold,
- to achieve excellence in clinical practice and education, for herself and others.
- to find the ultimate waterproof iPhone case to surf comfortably on call.
After 4 iPhones in one year, she is unlikely to achieve the last ambition. She hasn't given up hope of the former.
As a medical student of Dr Ray Raper and A/Prof Richard Lee, Naomi was ICUcentric from the outset. Having completed a large bulk of her ICU training in the western suburbs of Sydney at Nepean Hospital, she moved to Royal North Shore Hospital as an Advanced Trainee in 2014. Attaining her fellowship during a subsequent Fellow Year she began 2016 as a new Staff Specialist.
Naomi has an interest in post-graduate and intra-professional education and training and is currently undertaking a Masters of Clinical Education. She has completed the NHET-Sim Program and is developing these skills within the RNSH in-situ simulation program. Naomi is involved in a number of multi-disciplinary education programs within RNSH and other hospitals including ICU Trainee education, Primary and Fellowship Examination preparation, BASIC, CAP for Nurses and the JMO Education Program. Naomi also co-coordinates the ICU Trainee Roster.
She considers her biggest achievement to be completing ICU training whilst producing a household of Y chromosomes, though she credits an incredibly supportive family who do most of the work for that success! She enjoys Keeping up with the Kardashians, is a closet Belieber and a foundation member of the Western Sydney Wanderers.
Kelly graduated from Warwick Medical School in the UK in 2012.
After moving to Australia in 2013 she spent two years working at Ballarat Base Hospital, prior to entering ICU training at the Austin Hospital.
Kelly has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology (Leicester, UK) and is currently undertaking an MSc in Infectious Disease (London School of Hygiene). Kelly passed the CICM Primary in November 2016.
Kelly now lives in Melbourne with her partner, Jennifer and her dog, and when not working she enjoys scuba diving and long distance running.
Fiona is a intensivist in the paediatric intensive care unit at Starship Children’s hospital, Auckland. She is the unit supervisor of training, and responsible for registrar recruitment and welfare She is a member of the ICM Vocational Training Committee, paediatric examiner for CICM and on the Wellington ICM course faculty.
Fiona has a particular interest in ethics and has completed a Diploma in Professional Ethics and Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (ethics). She balances clinical work with a busy family life and enjoys both.
Dr Nhi Nguyen is an Intensive Care Specialist at Nepean Hospital. She has a special interest in the Critically Ill Obstetric Patient. Nhi is able to provide a good perspective on aspects of Obstetric Medicine as she manages women with High Risk Pregnancies both in the antenatal and postnatal periods. Besides clinical duties, she is a busy mother of two, is Chair of the Medical Staff Council and a Director of Prevocational Training and Education.
Her other interests include teaching communication courses as well as critical care skills to a multidisciplinary team.
Dr Nudrat Rashid qualified at Ahmadu Bello Hospital, Nigeria and undertook ICU training at Royal North Shore Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney with the College of Intensive Care Medicine. She also attained her MSC in Internal Medicine with honours from the University of Edinburgh, UK.
Dr Rashid is currently an Intensive Care Specialist with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Intensive Care Services and is also the Director of the Organ Donation and Transplantation Unit at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She has a keen interest in Organ Donation, Education and Echocardiography and blogs for "Life in the Fast Lane".
A/Prof Ian Seppelt is a senior specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at Nepean Hospital, Sydney and the University of Sydney Medical School, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University. He is an active clinical researcher and teacher in intensive care medicine and is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health, Sydney.
Research interests include critical care infection (including gut microbiology in critical illness), fluid resuscitation, and sedation and delirium in intensive care. He is the Australian lead for the multinational SuDDICU program (developing the 'definitive' trial of Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract in Intensive Care). Other interests include neuroanaesthesia and neurocritical care, and the ethics of clinical research in critical illness.
He is senior horse transport technician and deputy assistant groom for his children and also part owner of a very nice vineyard near Orange in central New South Wales.
Li Tan is an intensive care specialist at Epworth Richmond Hospital in Melbourne. She also works part time at the Alfred Hospital. She completed her anaesthesia training in Ireland prior to moving to Sydney for intensive care training at Royal North Shore Hospital. She completed an echo fellowship in St George and St Vincent’s Hospital before moving to Melbourne in 2015.
Li is currently the department lead in echocardiography and runs a successful CICM accredited in house echo course for registrars at Epworth. She is also a co-investigator for the VEREEFY study. She has been appointed a senior lecturer for the University of Melbourne Clinical School at Epworth and is also an active member of the Victorian Regional Committee.
Her main interests include echocardiography, clinical education and leadership, end of life care and airway management in the critically ill patient She is one of the co-founders of FOAMED website echopraxis.com.
Sarah Yong is an Intensivist at The Alfred Hospital. Along with critical care, she has a strong interest in trainee support, education and simulation, and the FOAMed (free open-access medical education) revolution. She convenes the Victorian Primary Exam Course for CICM, and is the New Fellows' Representative for CICM.
Sarah is a founding convenor of the Women in Intensive Care Medicine Network and has presented research on gender equality in critical care.
Paul is a key member of the highly successful Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS CTG) and leading member of the New Zealand ICU research community. His primary interest is in the design and conduct of large-scale multicentre randomised controlled trials in the field of Intensive Care Medicine. He is the Associate Editor for Critical Care and Resuscitation. Despite only being involved in clinical research for six years he is already one of New Zealand’s most successful clinician researchers. He has more than 70 publications, including first author publications in the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. He is currently involved in collaborations with researchers from Australia, Canada, the USA, the UK, Europe, and Brazil. Paul prefers kite-surfing to working.