In October 2020, ACP was pleased to deliver our first fully online and interactive paramedic conference. The conference attracted over 1100 attendees, 60 speakers and 36 sessions.
Panel Members: Dr Amee Morgans, Prof. Vivienne Tippett & Brigadier Matthew Burr
Join our panel session and hear the experts discuss:
Disasters have been a feature of the trans-Tasman news seen out of New Zealand. What have been some of the strategies that ambulance organisations have employed to ensure the wellbeing of frontline workers?
Large scale disasters are interstate and international, what opportunities exist for combined service pre-hospital incident command systems?
COVID-19 has seen rapid change in the operational aspects of ambulance services. What changes occurred in the communication centre, and have there been any changes that will likely last beyond the pandemic?
Dr Amee Morgans - Dr Amee Morgans is the Executive Director of Emergency Management Services, providing a critical link between ESTA emergency communications operations and whole of government management of large-scale emergencies. Dr Morgans has used innovation and research as a vehicle to grow sector capability, improve quality, transform service design and advocate for improved government policies and services for users across aged care, health care, emergency services and tertiary education. For consistent efforts to improve inclusive and equitable practices across the government sector, Dr Morgans was the recipient of the IPAA Top 50 Public Sector Women in award in 2019.
Prof. Vivienne Tippett - Prior to joining QUT in 2012, Professor Tippett was the Director of the Australian Centre for Prehospital Research. She has extensive experience as a researcher and consultant in the emergency pre-hospital, disaster health and emergency health systems. Her work has been recognised with an OAM for services to medical education (2018) and a Distinguished Service medal from QAS (2012) for services to paramedic research. She is a Fellow of the Jamieson Trauma Institute at RBWH and the Lead Researcher for the Warnings and Communication Theme of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC (2013-2020). This research program was recognised with a CRC Association national award for research innovation (2019).