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ACP International Conference 2020

About The Event

On Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd October, the College delivered their annual conference, ACPIC20, through a dedicated online event platform.

Your patients. Your profession. Your future.

The ACP International Conference 2020 included over 60 speakers in 36 sessions ranging from keynotes, research presentations, case studies, panel discussions, presentations and much more over the three comprehensive event days.

Tickets are still available to purchase for access to the event platform, where you can view recorded sessions of all ACPIC20 presentations. The event platform will remain active until Friday 4th December 2020.

Access the event platform here

CPD activity

Attendees who viewed live presentations at ACPIC20:

We are marking attendance through our ACP site manually so it is taking a little while. If you marked your attendance on the attendance sheet, you will receive an email asking you to complete your reflection task once your ACP account is updated. As it may take a few days to get everyone's account updated, you may like to write your reflection now when the session is fresh in your mind and copy it over once it's available on your ACP account. Please note that attendance is marked per presentation.

Attendees who view recorded presentations through the ACPIC20 event platform need to enter their attendance through the link provided on the event platform.

Further information

The ACPIC20 Event Platform

ACPIC20 was delivered as an online conference in October 2020. All live presentations were recorded and are available to view on the event platform.

As an attendee you will have exclusive access to our ACPIC20 online event platform until Friday 4th December 2020. You can view recorded presentations and interact with other attendees and speakers through our chat forums.

Viewing recorded presentations counts as non-interactive CPD activity.

Access the event platform here

Registration details

Please click on the 'tickets' tab to book.

Registration price for ACP members: $29

Registration price for non-members: $149

Registration includes access to the ACPIC20 online event platform until Friday 4th December 2020.

Please note access to the event platform is not immediate. You will recieve a confirmation email from ACP followed by an email with log in details for the event platform. Please allow one business day for the event platform log in email.

Program Schedule

Day 1
Time Session
14:30 Clinical case study: From mud to Mars: paramedics in space
Steve "Sunny" Whitfield, Lecturer Paramedicine, Griffith University
09:30 Conference welcome
Peter Jurkovsky, Chair, Australasian College of Paramedicine
15:50 Research presentation: What is the prevelance of frequent attendance to emergency departments and what is the impact on emergency department utilisation
Brendan Shannon, Ambulance Victoria
15:30 Research presentation: Ineffectiveness of Naloxone administration as a metric for community opioid overdoses
J Chris Smith, Advanced Care Paramedic with Peterborough County/City Paramedics (PCCP), Ontario, Canada; Research Lead,Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada
15:10 Research presentation: Characteristics Associated with Emergency Department Suitability in Low-acuity Ambulance Cases
Kathryn Eastwood, Research Fellow, Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) Paramedic
14:10 Clinical case study: Status Epilepticus in the resource poor environment
Scott Jones, Clinical Manager, ProMedical Ambulance Service, Port Vila, Vanuatu
13:30 Clinical case study: Major Chest Trauma
Michaela Malcolm, MICA Flight Paramedic, Air Ambulance Victoria and Dr. John Maloney, Head of Trauma Anaesthesia
12:10 Research presentation: Community Paramedicine through multiple stakeholder lens using a modified soft systems methodology
Peter O'Meara, Adjunct Professor of Paramedicine, Department of Paramedicine, Monash University
11:50 Research presentation: Ambulance Dispatch of older patients following primary and secondary telephone triage in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia
Kathryn Eastwood, Research Fellow, Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) Paramedic
11:30 Research presentation: A standardised protocol for monitoring cardiovascular and physical health in paramedics
Ben Meadley, Adjunct Lecturer and PhD scholar, Department of Paramedicine, Monash University
10:50 Keynote: The lessons learned from the Whakaari White Island eruption
Tony Smith, Clinical Director, St John NZ
10:20 Keynote: Resilience
Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of Resilience, NSW
09:50 Keynote
Judith Barker, CEO, St John NT
Day 2
Time Session
14:20 'Best of the Best' Research Presentation: Prevalence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in non-emergency ambulances
Shayna King, Western Sydney University
19:00 Global Pandemic Panel session
Panel includes frontline workers from Canada, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Australia, Taiwan, Italy and UK.
16:10 Research Presentation: Impact of COVID 19 on paramedicine students: a mixed methods study
Dr Cameron Gosling, Head of Undergraduate Paramedic Programs, Senior Lecturer, Department of Paramedicine School of Primary and Allied Health Care Monash University
15:50 Research Presentation: Training and Education for Mental Health Care in Paramedicine: A Qualitative Analysis
Polly Ford-Jones, Professor, Allied Health Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellness Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Canada
15:00 Panel discussion: Translation of pre-hospital research to practice
Prof. Karen Smith, Director Centre for Research and Evaluation Ambulance Victoria. Other panel members TBC.
14:40 'Best of the Best' Research Presentation: The effect of a specialist paramedic primary care rotation on appropriate non- conveyance decisions: a controlled interrupted time series analysis
Richard Pilbery, UK paramedic, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust; Associate Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University
13:30 Panel discussion: Pre-hospital research agenda
Paul Simpson, Director of Academic Program for Paramedicine, UWS. Prof. Vivienne Tippett, Academic Lead Research, School of Clinical Sciences, QUT. Prof. Julia Williams, Prof. of Paramedic Science, Assoc. Dean, Research University of Hertfordshire, UK.
11:30 Cases around the world: Stroke
Dr. Bronwyn Tunnage, Research Leader, Senior Lecturer in Paramedicine Auckland University of Technology, Wayne Loudon, Critical Care Paramedic, Queensland Ambulance & Skye Coote, Nursing Coordinator (Nurse Practitioner), Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit
10:20 Cases around the world: Sentinel Event - IV Adrenaline instead of Morphine
Paul Misasi, Deputy Director of Operations, Sedgwick County EMS (USA), Andrew Keenan, Director, Patient Safety & Experience, Ambulance Victoria & Howard Wren, Chief Officer, ACT Ambulance Service
09:30 Cases around the world: Multisystem Trauma - Motorcycle Crash
Dr Frances Williamson, Senior Staff Specialist Department Emergency Medicine & Trauma Service, Emergency & Trauma Centre, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Julie Hughes, Critical Care Paramedic, Queensland Ambulance Service & Ben Elliott
14:00 'Best of the Best' research presentation: Temporal trends in traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest outcomes between 2001 and 2018 in Victoria
Zainab Alqudah, Department of Paramedicine, Monash University
Day 3
Time Session
16:00 Conference close
Peter Jurkovsky, Chair, Australasian College of Paramedicine
15:40 Future of the College
John Bruning, CEO, Australasian College of Paramedicine
15:10 Panel discussion: Paramedic Accreditation, implications for WIL preceptors and facilitators
Dr Helen Webb, Assoc. Prof. Paramedicine, Australian Catholic University, Paul Simpson, Director of Academic Program for Paramedicine, Western Sydney University & Bill Lord, Adjunct Assoc. Prof., Monash University, Department of Paramedicine
14:10 Panel discussion: The Big One
Dr Amee Morgans, Executive Director Emergency Management Services, ESTA, Tony Smith, Clinical Director St John New Zealand & Prof. Vivienne Tippett, Academic Lead Research, School of Clinical Sciences, QUT
13:30 Panel discussion: Advancing the Profession
Assoc. Prof. Alan Eade, Chief Paramedic Officer, Safer Care VIC Paul Gowens, Lead Consultant Paramedic, Innovation Development Programme, Scottish AS & David Waters, CE, CAA; CE, Ambulance NZ; Secretariat, GRA (Australasia); President Elect, ASA
12:00 Research Presentation: Decline in rates of pre-hospital return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in Singapore in age of COVID-19
Dr Qin Xiang Ng, Staff officer in charge of clinical audit, Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
11:40 Research Presentation: Comparison of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring in schools and other public locations: a 12 year retrospective study
Brian Haskins, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Pre-hospital Emergency Care Australia and New Zealand (PEC-ANZ)
10:50 Keynote: The Yellow Wiggle Patient Experience
Greg Page, Entertainer, formerly the Yellow Wiggle
10:30 Clinical case study: Crew attending Yellow wiggle
Grace Jones, Registered Nurse, Royal North Shore Hospital, James Urio, Qualified Paramedic, Clinical Operations, NSW Ambulance & Jackson Scriven, Paramedic, Blacktown Super Station, NSW Ambulance
10:10 Research presentation: Temporal changes in the incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Differences between presumed cardiac and non-cardiac aetiologies
Saeed Alqahtani, Department of Paramedicine, Monash University
09:50 Research presentation: Soiled airway tracheal intubation and the effectiveness of decontamination by UK paramedics (SATIATED2): A randomised controlled manikin study
Graham McClelland, Paramedic Research Fellow with North East Ambulance Service, UK
09:30 Clinical case study - Paramedic provision of palliative care
Sascha Baldry, Paramedic, NSW Ambulance

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Event Information

7th Dec 2020
09:30 – 16:30 (UNKNOWN)
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