The College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand would like to thank our Speakers for their invaluable contribution to our 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.
Dr. Chad Ball is a professor of surgery and oncology at the University of Calgary. He currently practices Hepatobiliary, Pancreas, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the Foothills Medical Centre (quaternary care regional referral facility). He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta (honors physiology), graduate degree at the University of British Columbia (MSc), medical school at the University of Toronto, general surgery residency at the University of Calgary, trauma and surgical critical care fellowships at Emory University and the University of Cape Town, and his HPB fellowship at Indiana University. He is also a ‘Top 40 Under 40’ alumni for the city of Calgary.
Dr. Ball has over 350 peer-reviewed publications, 50 book chapters, and has written/edited a surgical textbook on arresting life-threatening hemorrhage. He is also the associate editor of the next edition of the industry reference textbook TRAUMA. He was just named as the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Surgery. He is an international speaker on a broad range of surgical and resuscitation topics with over 350 presentations and guest lectureships. He currently serves on the editorial board of more than a dozen peer-reviewed journals. His research areas of interest include clinical injury care, hybrid operating environments, parabolic spaceflight surgery, randomized controlled trials within HPB surgery, and national HPB surgical manpower analyses. He holds/has held numerous large research grants in the areas of pancreatic surgical complications, abdominal wall reconstruction, and ongoing traumatic hemorrhage.Dr. Ball is on a broad range of surgical society executive committees, as well as high impact, peer-reviewed journal editorial boards. He is the current President of the Canadian HepatoPancreatoBiliary Association. He also remains the director for both the HPB and acute care surgery fellowship programs at the University of Calgary, in addition to supervising multiple graduate students. Dr. Ball is a founding member of C.H.A.P.P.S. This center is an organization devoted to funding research and improving outcomes for current and future cancer patients. He is also a founding board member of the Trauma Conference International (TCI) which is a trans Americas simulcast-based continuing medical education conference which empowers technology to deliver trauma content to countries and sites who could not afford to travel to meetings.
Dr Curry is a Consultant Haematologist at the Oxford Haemophilia & Thrombosis Centre and was appointed to this post in January 2013. Her clinical interests cover the care of patients with inherited and acquired bleeding and thrombotic disorders, including the care of women with these disorders during pregnancy. Prior to her current appointment, Nicola was a Research Fellow at NHSBT, Oxford and completed an MD thesis in ‘The coagulopathy of trauma related haemorrhage’.
Nicola’s main research interest is in the treatment of acquired coagulopathy, in particular traumatic coagulopathy and the role of early fibrinogen replacement during active major haemorrhage. She is currently involved in the running of a pilot RCT (E-FIT-1) and was involved in the successful completion of a previous feasibility RCT (CRYOSTAT) evaluating the use of fibrinogen replacement therapy (fibrinogen concentrate and cryoprecipitate, respectively). Dr Curry is a Co-Investigator for CRYOSTAT-2, a large UK wide and US run study, evaluating whether early fibrinogen replacement, in the form of cryoprecipitate, will improve mortality in trauma patients with severe bleeding. She is a member of INTRN (The International Trauma Research Network: http://intrn.org/) and is a Principal Investigator and Chief Investigator for various research studies at Oxford University Hospital’s NHS Trust, including studies for acquired and inherited bleeding and thrombotic disorders.
Deborah M. Stein MD, MPH, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, her Medical Degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health with certificates in both Injury Control and Heath Policy. She completed her general surgery residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a Fellowship in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is Board Certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and has Subspecialty Certification from the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties in Neurocritical Care. She is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Critical Care Medicine
Upon completion of her fellowship in 2004, Dr. Stein joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor. In 2009, she was promoted to Associate Professor and received tenure in 2013. She was promoted to Professor with tenure in 2015. In 2016 Dr. Stein was named the R Adams Cowley Professor in Shock and Trauma. Since completing fellowship, Dr. Stein has served in a number of roles at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and currently serves as the Medical Director for Neurotrauma Critical Care, Medical Director for the Trauma Resuscitation Unit, Co-Director of the Neurotrauma Center for the State of Maryland, and as the Chief of Trauma at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
Dr. Stein has authored over 170 peer-reviewed articles and 18 book chapters. Her national service includes active participation in major trauma, critical care, and surgical societies including serving as the Director for Professional Development and Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma as well as serving on committees for the American College of Surgeons, the Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Committee on Trauma and the Neurocritical Care Society. She also serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and is an Examination Consultant for the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Stein’s research interests are in the fields of traumatic brain injury, hemorrhagic shock, biomechanics of injury, and functional outcomes following traumatic injury. She is currently Principal Investigator for four federally funded grants and serves as Co- Investigator for an additional five federally funded projects.
Dr Ball is an Australian Neurosurgeon specialising in surgery of the spine. He is based at the North Shore Hospital Campus in Sydney, where he was previously the Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at Royal North Shore Hospital.
After training in neurosurgery, he completed further specialised training in spine surgery with a combined orthopaedic and neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Calgary in Canada. Dr Ball’s clinical practice focusses exclusively on spinal surgery with a particular interest in complex surgery for tumours, deformity and trauma. He is one of two neurosurgeons in the RNSH Spinal Injuries Unit, providing services to spinal injured patients from the northern half of NSW. He has additionally qualified with postgraduate qualifications in biomedical engineering.
Dr Ball is committed to various spinal research projects and surgical education, to improve care for patients. He has active interests in clinical outcome research, basic biomechanics studies and is the principal site investigator for the RISCIS trial. He has been a keen advocate of spinal surgery navigation technology including the introduction of robotic guided spine surgery in Australia.
Professor Stephen Bernard is Director of Intensive Care at Knox Private Hospital, Senior Intensive Care Specialist at The Alfred, and the Medical Director of Ambulance Victoria. He is Adjunct Professor at the Monash University Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine.
He is Chief Investigator in a number of clinical trials funded by the NHMRC. These include: “EXACT” which tests reduction of oxygen administration after resuscitation from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, “PATCH” which tests the role of tranexamic acid in severe trauma, “POLAR” which tests early therapeutic hypothermia in severe traumatic brain injury, “ICED” which tests early therapeutic hypothermia in patients with spinal cord injury and "TAME" which tests therapeutic hypercapnea in the ICU after cardiac arrest. He is also a Chief Investigator in two NHMRC funded Centres for Research Excellence – The Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium and the Centre for Prehospital and Emergency Care.
Craig is the Director of Intensive Care at Western Health, Melbourne, Australia, a Clinical Associate Professor of The University of Melbourne, and an adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. He is Chair of the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group, a section head of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines Committee, Co-Chair National Blood Authority Patient Blood Management Guidelines Working Group, Australian representative to the International Consensus Patient Blood Management Scientific Committee, and member of the Blood Service Advisory Committee. His principle areas of research interest are transfusion practice in the critically ill, Epoetin alfa in critical illness and the development of robust evidence based guidelines.
Dr Paul Goldrick is the Director of Intensive Care at the Royal Darwin Hospital since 2016. His specialist training in ICU & anaesthesia was achieved between London, Sydney & Far North QLD. He has worked in Darwin since 2004.
Pauls other interests include crocodiles, and waiting for the Wallabies to win another world cup.
Anthony is an intensivist at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and a senior lecturer with the University of Queensland Medical School. Dr Holley serves on the ANZICS National Executive as the Honorary Treasurer and is an examiner for the fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Holley has authored/coauthored eight book chapters and 35 peer reviewed publications. He is a supervisor of intensive care training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and is an instructor for BASIC and EMST.
Dr Holley also serves as a representative for the National Blood Authority Critical Care Group in developing the Australian Patient Blood Management Guidelines. He has registered as a part time PhD candidate studying burns resuscitation.
Anthony serves in the Royal Australian Navy Reserves and has deployed on multiple occasions, including several tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Adam Holyoak is an Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care specialist at the Townsville Hospital. His medical interests include toxinology, cardiac critical care, pre-hospital and retrieval medicine, trauma, extracorporeal circulation and coagulation in critical illness.
Adam is passionate about focussing on the person behind the patient and delivering care that is tailored to this. He loves to talk and educating people in practical critical care is becoming a more prevalent part of his career.
Adam is also lucky enough to be able to combine his love of snakes and fascination in venom by conducting research into venom induced consumptive coagulopathy.
Associate Professor Lindy Jeffree is a Senior Staff Specialist in the Kenneth G. Jamieson Department of Neurosurgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and a regular faculty member at the RBWH Current Concepts in Critical Care course. She is interested in the challenges of implementing evidence-based care and of shared decision making with patients in critical situations.
Outside trauma, her current research collaborations include the areas of primary and secondary brain tumours, epilepsy surgery, subarachnoid haemorrhage and motor neuron disease.
Professor Roy Kimble is Director of Paediatric Surgery, Burns and Trauma at The Queensland Children's Hospital Brisbane, the largest children's hospital in Australia. He is the founder and Head of the Centre of Children's Burns & Trauma Research. Originally from Scotland, he has been working in the field of burns and trauma for 32 years in five countries. He is Director of Paediatric Trauma on the Queensland Statewide Network and Vice Patron of Kidsafe Queensland. He has published over 250 peer reviewed papers and book chapters, and has been a plenary or keynote speaker at overseas meetings on more than 200 occasions in 21 countries.
M” as he is better known, is an anaesthetist with a special interest in anaesthesia for acute trauma, ultrasound & regional anaesthesia, and pre-hospital/retrieval medicine. Graduated in the UK, but has been in North Queensland since 1999, starting as a rural GP, then specialising in anaesthesia. He currently works in mixed private and public anaesthesia, as well as regular shifts as a LifeFlight retrieval doctor. A social butterfly - spending just as much time in other departments as he does in theatre. He believes that a cooperative relationship between the different specialities involved in patient care is vital in looking after patients, especially in trauma. Out of work, he is a keen snorkeler and diver, loves boating, and when Cairns gets too hot he loves to ski in Japan.
Kate is a full-time General and Trauma Surgeon and has been at the Alfred Hospital since being awarded her fellowship in 2009.
Her trauma-specific interests are resuscitation, abdominal, pelvic and chest trauma. She is a director with the Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) and Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) faculties, and is the immediate-past supervisor of the General Surgical Training Program at the Alfred Hospital. Kate is the secretary of ANZAST, the secretary of the Australasian Trauma Society and Chair of the EMST Committee. She is also a member of the Federal and Victorian State Trauma Committees of RACS, as well as the DSTC Committee.
Kate has an active interest in surgical and trauma education. As well as coordinating and delivering the general surgical and trauma residency training programs at The Alfred, she is enthusiastically pursuing the establishment of Trauma as a recognised surgical specialty in Australasia and ultimately a Surgical Trauma Fellowship Program for Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Miss Martin is also passionate about the delivery of surgical trauma training programs in developing countries. She has undertaken this work in the Philippines and more recently in Myanmar.
Kate has a range of research interests including the management of chest trauma, trauma resuscitation and pelvic and abdominal trauma.
Dr McQuilten is a consultant haematologist at Monash Health and a NHMRC Early Career Fellow at Monash University. She is the Deputy-Director of the Transfusion Research Unit and a senior research fellow with the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC). Her other appointments include Co-Chair of the Supportive Care Group for the Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group.
Mark is a general surgeon with subspecialty interest in upper GI / hepatobiliary and pancreatic / Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. He trained in UK in Newcastle, London, Manchester and Oxford.
After graduating in medicine (BMedSci Hons, MBBS) he obtained his MD (research) with thesis examining the utility of endoscopic ultrasound in diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer.
He joined the Royal Navy in 1992 and served both at sea and on land with the Royal Marines seeing active service in the former Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia / Indian Ocean.
Mark was appointed Defence Professor of Surgery working in the UK Defence Medical Services and the University of Birmingham. He moved to Australia with his family and worked as Staff Specialist in General Surgery in Bundaberg before recently moving to Brisbane taking up the position at UQ as Professor Clinical Anatomy.
Research interests include trauma and damage control resuscitation; the microcirculation; the endothelium and endothelial glycocalyx; muscle mass and blast injuries. Further details of Mark’s research can be found at : https://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/15890
Elissa Milford is an intensive care medicine trainee currently based on the Sunshine Coast. She is also undertaking a PhD on the role of the endothelial glycocalyx in severe trauma, and is a serving medical officer in the Australian Regular Army, employed on the ADF's medical specialist program.
John is an Emergency Physician and the Clinical Lead for Lifeflight Retrieval Medicine in Cairns
After completing Emergency Medicine training in the UK and Australia he decided the grass really was greener and moved to Cairns five years ago.
After many years in prehospital and retrieval medicine he has developed a keen interest in the challenges of providing critical care in remote environments. This started somewhere in the desert of Western Australia and continued in the UK and New Zealand working for a number of HEMS services, before returning to the reef and the rain forest in Far North Queensland with the RFDS and Lifeflight.
He is part of a group developing the regional trauma service at Cairns Hospital and has published work on trauma and resuscitation.
When he’s not crying over the fate of the England rugby team he is an optimistic triathlete.
Dr Ben Parkinson is an Australian trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in Hip, Knee and Pelvic surgery. Ben is an active member of the Cairns Hospital Trauma Service and has a particular interest in pelvic trauma surgery. He has undergone further subspecialty fellowship training in his areas of interest in the UK and Switzerland. Outside of work, Dr Parkinson enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his young family.
Andy Potter – having done undergraduate training in the North West of England Andy made his way to Australia and completed ANZCA training across the Northern Territory and North Queensland. He has been a Consultant Anaesthetist in Cairns for over 10 years and has particular interests in education in the Operating Theatre, regional anaesthesia and the multidisciplinary approach to trauma care. Andy is involved in training of CICM trainees rotating through anaesthesia and he is one of the Rotational Supervisors for Anaesthesia training in Queensland.
Dr Steve Rashford is a specialist emergency physician and medical director for the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS). He has overseen numerous innovative initiatives for major trauma management, including the aggressive use of advanced airway interventions, the treatment of complex chest injuries, ultrasound use and early blood product administration within the urban environment. The QAS has been an early adopter of strategies to identify and treat the critically bleeding patient, with their most recent addition being the selective use of fibrinogen concentrate. Steve is regularly in the field treating patients with the paramedics and therefore, he will provide a unique perspective of that dynamic environment.
Professor Reade is an anaesthetist & intensivist in the Australian Defence Force, seconded to the University of Queensland to lead military trauma research and to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital ICU to work as a consultant intensivist. With the rank of Colonel, he is Clinical Director of the Regular Army’s only field hospital. His research interests are fluid resuscitation in trauma, trials of cryopreserved platelets and tranexamic acid, and the management of delirium in critically ill patients. He recently completed a 15-hospital trial of dexmedetomidine as treatment of ICU delirium, and he is a chief investigator in two ongoing multicentre delirium studies.
Professor Reade holds or has held >A$16M research grants, has published >150 papers and delivered >240 lectures at national or international conferences.
Lucian Roseverne is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology and a holder of the European Boards of Interventional Radiology. He works as an Interventional Radiologist at Royal North Shore and North Shore Private hospitals. Royal North Shore Hospital is a tertiary referral centre and a NSW Trauma Centre which receives around 700 serious to critically injured trauma patients a year. He has a particular interest in visceral artery angiography, stenting and embolisation.
A/Prof Dianne Stephens moved to Darwin in 1998 as the first ICU Specialist and inaugural Director of Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) Intensive Care Unit (ICU). She developed the RDH ICU into a nationally respected tertiary level ICU and established the first organ donation agency in the NT. She has published widely on sepsis, melioidosis and critical illness in the Indigenous population and has broad experience as a medical leader in clinical governance.
A/Prof Stephens received an OAM for her leadership role in the ICU management of the 20 critically ill Bali bombing victims in 2002. She deployed for 3 months to Iraq in 2004/2005 where she worked in ICU in the USAF tertiary hospital facility in Balad and in October 2005 she deployed with the ADF to evacuate the victims of the second Bali bombings.
In 2016 Dianne spent a sabbatical year in Fiji and was living and working in Suva with her family during Cyclone Winston and its aftermath. On return to Australia in February 2017 she took up the new role of Medical Director of the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) – focusing on disaster training and response locally, nationally and internationally in the Asia Pacific region.
Andrew is a full-time intensive care clinician and researcher at The Alfred ICU, Melbourne. He completed his undergraduate medical education at the University of Auckland, followed by ICU training in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. After award of Fellowship, Andrew worked as a consultant for many years in Queensland, while also completing a PhD in antibiotic pharmacokinetics. His major academic interests include optimised drug prescribing in the critically ill, haemodynamic management in severe sepsis, acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy, management of SAH and TBI, and critical care nutrition. Andrew is involved in critical care research internationally as the Victorian representative on the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group (CTG) Committee. He also a keen educator; instructing on BASIC, ALS, ECMO and EMST courses, and is Chair of the Victorian Regional Committee (VRC), and Neurocritical Care Special Interest Group, College of Intensive Care Medicine. Andrew is Co-Deputy Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care – Research Centre, Monash University.
Associate Professor Kirsten Vallmuur is a MAIC Principal Research Fellow in the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Jamieson Trauma Institute, RBWH, Metro North HHS. She has expertise in injury surveillance systems, trauma data linkage, health classifications and injury classifications. She is currently working on a three-year collaborative project funded by MAIC to facilitate the establishment of a state-wide trauma data warehouse in Qld.
James is a Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at the Gold Coast University Hospital. He trained in the UK, South Africa and Australia and has been an Intensivist at GCUH since 2012. James has special interests in cardiothoracic intensive care, ECMO and trauma critical care with a special focus on major haemorrhage and trauma induced coagulopathy.
Roxanne is a graduate of the University of Sydney, and did her surgical training at RPAH, Sydney. As a result of a rotation in Papua New Guinea, she developed a great interest in surgery in the tropics and moved to Cairns in 1988.
Roxanne has practised as a general and vascular surgeon, but since the rapid evolution in endovascular surgery in the last decade, she now practices full-time as a vascular surgeon. Dr Wu has a long interest in endovascular aortic surgery, performing EVAR since 2000.
Roxanne is the Chair of the Clinical Council for the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, and is also ANZSVS Representative on the RACS Professional Development and Standards Board.