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ACPIC 2021 - Auckland Event

About The Event

The College is pleased to be hosting an ACPIC 2021 Auckland event.

This year’s conference theme is ‘What will you decide?’, providing attendees with a range of presentations to challenge thinking, explore changes in practice and showcase the latest in pre-hospital research.

This event will allow paramedics in New Zealand the opportunity to view the ACPIC 2021 live stream in a conference environment with their peers.

ACPIC 2021 will be held over two days, Thursday 16 September and Friday 17 September 2021.

ACP International is an in-depth comprehensive paramedic conference that focuses on providing the education and research that paramedics need.

Following on from ACPIC 2020, which attracted over 1100 online attendees and speakers from over ten countries, the face-to-face events will provide attendees the opportunity to network and attend social activities, while the online platform will allow paramedics from across Australia, New Zealand and beyond, the opportunity to join the live and recorded sessions.

As always, our conference will focus on providing the education that paramedics of all levels need; covering student paramedics, on road paramedics, intensive and extended care paramedics, flight and mobile paramedics, paramedic educators and academics, and senior managers. Registration types

Conference highlights

Keynote speaker: Ant Williams, World Record Holding Freediver

Ant Williams

Ant is a business psychologist and world champion freediver, who draws on his academic knowledge and his experience as an elite athlete to teach mental toughness, creating a performance mindset & redefining your limits. Ant has recently worked with Australian paramedics to support their performance under pressure, teaching first responders how to discover their ‘disaster personality’ then learn how to control their emotional response to make effective decisions under pressure.


How to attend

Attend the face-to-face event in Auckland (more details below).

Attend online as a remote attendee (more details below).

Attend the face-to-face conference in Canberra (more details here).

Auckland conference format

THURSDAY 16 SEPTEMBER, 11am to 7.30pm: Conference day one, AUT University, Auckland CBD campus

THURSDAY 16 SEPTEMBER, 8pm to 11pm: Conference dinner, Venue TBC

FRIDAY 17 SEPTEMBER, 11am to 7.30pm: Conference day two, AUT University, Auckland CBD campus

Registration types

TWO DAY CONFERENCE TICKET: includes attendance at both conference days, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea both days. Conference recordings will be emailed to attendee post-event.

ONE DAY CONFERENCE TICKET: includes attendance at one conference day (you select which day when booking), morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Conference recordings will be emailed to attendee post-event.

ACPIC CONFERENCE DINNER: includes 2 course meal and beverages. A registration link for the gala dinner will be provided after registration (plesae note that attendance at the conference dinner is an additional cost).

ONLINE: includes live access to both conference days via the ACPIC conference platform. Remote attendees will be able to post questions through the platform. Conference recordings will be emailed to attendee post-event.

A note about Covid

The College would like to reassure the attendees of this event that if the face-to-face component needs to be cancelled due to a Covid outbreak, all registered attendees who paid a registration fee will be fully refunded.

If the face-to-face event does go ahead, all precautions will be taken including, but not limited to, the following: • Ensuring all attendees sign-in.

• Social distancing measures.

• Sanitiser stations.

The College requires members, event attendees, volunteers, and staff not to attend College events if, on the day of the event:

• You are unwell, including exhibiting symptoms ranging from mild to severe illness, and include (but not limited to) fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell.

• You have been or have any reason to suspect you have been exposed to someone with or suspected to have COVID-19.

• You have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results.

• You live or work in an identified “hotspot” or place with known community transmission.

• You, or someone you live with, are in self-isolation because you / they have visited or travelled overseas within the past 28 days, or

• You are in self-isolation due to having had contact with someone with suspected or diagnosed COVID-19.

Note: In relation to events with an attendance fee, the College will refund the ticket price to anyone unable to attend due to the above advice.

Where an event has been planned or advertised and a case of community transmission is identified, then a decision will be made on a case-by-case basis by the College CEO as to whether the event will go ahead or will need to be postponed.

In the event of cancellation of face-to-face events all registered guests will be notified and where possible the event will be changed to an online webinar format.

Further information

Conference Details

Time and date:

Day 1 - Thursday, 16 September - 11:00 - 19:30 (NZST)

Day 2 - Friday, 17 September - 11:00 - 19:30 (NZST)

Auckland Conference Location:

AUT (Auckland University of Technology) City Campus

55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland Central

Accommodation Suggestions

Quest Auckland Serviced Apartments 5 Minute walk from conference venue

Parkside Hotel & Apartments 11 Minute walk from conference venue

Sudima Auckland City 13 minute walk from conference venue

Cordis Auckland 7 Minute walk from conference venue


Sam Allender

Samantha Allender is an experienced Paramedic of 16 years with 10 years working in all levels of Secondary Triage (ST) with Ambulance Victoria (AV), including being actively involved in the review of ST and its expansion to now triaging approximately 30% of all 000 calls at AV. In 2019, she took on the role of Project Manager for Ambulance Tasmania (AT) to manage the development and implementation of ST that was launched in February 2021. Undertaking this complex project has been a career highlight, and has seen her involved in every aspect of the project including governance and approvals within AT, the Department of Health and at the Cabinet level, identification, procurement and customisation of the patient management system, development of new workflows and processes, recruitment, training and development of a team, actively engaging with other agencies within Tasmania to building alternative clinical and care pathways to ensure that patients can be referred to services that align with their clinical presentation and ensuring a comprehensive public awareness and education program was implemented to inform the public of changes to ambulance service delivery.

Dr Kathryn Eastwood ASM

Dr Kathryn Eastwood ASM is a Research Fellow within the Prehospital Emergency Care -Australia and New Zealand (PEC-ANZ) Centre for Research Excellence and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. Her research areas include data linkage, secondary telephone triage, paediatric pain management, mathematical competence and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Kathryn is an experienced MICA paramedic with Ambulance Victoria since 2000 and she continues to practice in this role. Kathryn is a member of the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) committee, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Paramedicine. In 2019 Kathryn received an Australia Day honor, the Ambulance Service Medal for her outstanding research, education and clinical contributions to Paramedicine in Australia.

Kris Gagliardi

Kris is a practising Intensive Care Paramedic and is currently Assistant Clinical Director for St John, where he is responsible for leading the development of out-of-hospital pathways for high-acuity conditions including STEMI, acute stroke and major trauma, as well as low acuity pathways for ambulance patients in partnership with District Health Boards (DHBs) and Primary Health Organisations (PHOs) such as falls prevention, smoking cessation, mental health and social support. Kris is also responsible for the development of clinical education for ambulance personnel, the Ambulance Sector Clinical Procedures and Guidelines (CPGs), clinical policies, and health sector stakeholder engagement. Prior to taking on national roles in St John, Kris was the pre-hospital lead for the Nelson Marlborough STEMI Pathway, New Zealand’s first comprehensive pre-hospital STEMI pathway involving pre-hospital fibrinolysis and direct transport of eligible patients to a PCI capable hospital. Kris is a trustee of the New Zealand Paramedic Education and Research Charitable Trust.

Alecka Miles

Alecka Miles is the Course Coordinator of the Master of Paramedic Practitioner course at Edith Cowan University and works as a Paramedic at a GP clinic in Perth, Western Australia. She is a long-suffering Melbourne Demons fan and proud ‘Mumma’ to Poppy (5 years) and Hamish (3 years), a career highlight and her greatest achievement so far. Despite expressing her concerns about research being a ‘waste of time’ as a M.A.S. graduate paramedic, she has since changed her tune and developed research interests in paramedic education and the roles for paramedics in primary health care in Australia/New Zealand. She has a Masters degree in Emergency Health and is currently undertaking her PhD and looks forward to dressing like a professor from Harry Potter when she graduates.

Ant Williams

Ant Williams has swum 223 meters on a single breath. He has freedived to 100m and held his breath for 8 minutes. He holds the World Record as the deepest man under ice. Ant has pushed through both physical and mental barriers and he knows how to overcome some of the most demanding and uncomfortable challenges a person can face. Ant teaches others how to “lean into discomfort” and take positive, calculated risk.

Program Schedule

Day 1
Time Session
00:00 The organising committee is currently finalising the conference program, however please see topics below to be presented at ACPIC 2021.
Please note this list is not final and is subject to change. Final program with timings to be released soon.
00:00 The Future of Paramedicine panel discussion.
00:00 End of Life Care
00:00 Research presentations
00:00 Choosing Wisely Program
00:00 Climate Change & Health
00:00 Referral - Enabling Success
00:00 Climate Change & Health
Day 2
Time Session
00:00 Highest Quality Research prize winner EMS999 2021
Title: The effects of a leaflet-based intervention, ‘Hypos can strike twice’, on recurrent hypoglycaemic attendances’
00:00 ILCOR Updates and Guidelines
00:00 GCS 9-12: Airway management
00:00 Orthopaedic Injury Management
00:00 Management of LVAD
00:00 Responsible industrial action in the age of registration
00:00 Appraisals and Personal Performance Review
00:00 Meet the Expert Yak and Network
00:00 Special Operations Teams Case Study Austere
00:00 Paramedic role in hot-zone operations

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College Member - Two day ticket - AUCKLAND - EARLY BIRD $300.00
College Member - One day ticket (day one: Thurs 16 Sept) - AUCKLAND - EARLY BIRD $170.00
College Member - One day ticket (day two: Fri 17 Sept) - AUCKLAND - EARLY BIRD $170.00
Non-Member - Two day ticket - AUCKLAND FACE-TO-FACE - EARLY BIRD $360.00
Student Member - Two day ticket - AUCKLAND FACE-TO-FACE - EARLY BIRD $250.00
Student Member - One day ticket (day two: Fri 17 Sept) - AUCKLAND - EARLY BIRD $140.00
Student Member - One day ticket (day two: Thurs 16 Sept) - AUCKLAND - EARLY BIRD $140.00
Student Non-Member - Two day ticket - AUCKLAND FACE-TO-FACE - EARLY BIRD $300.00

Event Information

16th Sep 2021 -
17th Sep 2021
AUT University, CBD campus

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