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ACPIC 2021 - Sunshine Coast Event

About The Event

Location: University of the Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs)

ACPIC 2021 will be delivered as a hybrid event with the following format:

Day one - Thursday 25 November

Delivered online. Attendees can view the live stream through the College’s interactive conference platform.

Day two - Friday 26 November

Delivered online and in various face-to-face locations:

The face-to-face locations will have a mixture of streamed and in-person presentations, will include networking breaks and will be followed by social drinks after the conference.  Live stream from other locations will be available in break out rooms at the face-to-face locations allowing attendees to select which stream they would like to view.

The online format will live stream presentations from all face-to-face locations, allowing online attendees to select which stream they would like to view.

Sunshine Coast event ticket inclusions:

  • Access to day one of the conference (delivered online)
  • Face-to-face attendance to day two of the conference including:
    • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
    • Post conference drinks and canapes (more information will be provided once you have registered for the conference)
  • Two months exclusive access to all conference session recordings

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.

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

Click here to view the conference program

Click here to view session overviews

Click here to view poster presenters and overviews

Conference highlights

Day 1:

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.


Day 2 (face to face presentations at the Sunshine Coast):

  • Wicked Ramping presented by Vivienne Tippett - In planning and policy, a ‘wicked problem’ is ‘a problem that is difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements that are often difficult to recognize’. COVID-19 has focused our attention again on ambulance ramping and the capacity of our emergency prehospital systems to respond to surge conditions. This presentation describes the best available evidence on health services/ambulance response to these challenges.
  • The Hijacked Ambulance – Amygdala activation in paramedic care presented by Sunny Whitfield - Paramedics are used to the emotional and physical challenges that the role commands. But there is an encounter that a paramedic may not be in anyway prepared for. The sickening, emotionally numbing feeling when they realise that they have been dispatched to their own home. The battle between neurons and emotions is a one-sided slip, that once on, a paramedic will have little chance to regain control. What happens when these two worlds collide? How do we respond, cope and recover? I wish I had the answer, but I don’t. All I have to offer are my own experiences and observations as a paramedic whose two worlds have collided.

Clinical case studies

Have you attended an interesting or unique case? If you live in a location that allows you to travel to the Sunshine Coast, Adelaide, Hobart or Christchurch, the ACPIC 2021 organising committee is inviting members to present clinical case study presentations at the upcoming conference in November.

Click here for more information

Further information

Day one: Online

8am to 4.30pm AEST, Thursday 25 November 2021

Day two: Online and face-to-face (Adelaide, Christchurch, Hobart and Sunshine Coast)

8.20am to 5pm AEST, Friday 26 November 2021

Click here to view the conference program

Click here to view session overviews

A note about COVID-19

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.

To read the College full face-to-face COVID-19 plan - Click here

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College Member F2F ticket (day one: online & day two: F2F) $50.00
Non-member F2F ticket (day one: online & day two: F2F) $180.00

Event Information

25th Nov 2021 -
26th Nov 2021
University of the Sunshine Coast

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