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Paramedicine Research Symposium

About The Event

Strengthening research through collaboration

The Paramedicine Research Symposium is a partnership between Monash University Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice (DCEHPP), and the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine.

This two day symposium, on Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th November, includes guest presenters, workshops, research presentations, poster presentations and conference dinner.

Use the Details, Speakers and Schedule tabs above for more information.

For all enquiries please contact education@anzcp.org.au

Conference Dinner

On Monday 25th November, join us at The Cheeky Squire for the Conference Dinner. Attendance at the dinner is $50 per person (includes food and drinks).

To buy you Conference Dinner tickets click here

The Cheeky Squire is located at 510 Nepean Highway, Frankston VIC. Click here for more information on The Cheeky Squire.

Oral Presentation and Poster Guidelines

If you have had an absract for an oral or poster presentation accepted, please note the following guidelines:

  • Posters - A0 size, either landscape or portrait is fine.
  • Oral presentations - Should follow an academic structure similar to the abstract; and should be no longer than 10 minutes.

Questions? - Please contact education@anzcp.org.au

Further information

Workshop presentations - Day 1

The Paramedicine Research Symposium Committee is please to confirm the following workshop presentations will be available for delegates.

Tips and tricks for publishing

Professor Brett Williams & Associate Professor Paul Jennings, Monash University.

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will:

  1. Apply a systematic approach to journal writing;
  2. Describe the common writing myths;
  3. Outline strategies for getting your work published;
  4. Outline the key dissemination strategies for your published work.

Rapid, Scoping or Systematic reviews: an initial step into research

Dr Liz Thyer, Mr Robin Pap & Dr Paul Simpson, Western Sydney University

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between scoping, rapid and systematic reviews and when each could be used;
  2. Summarise the process required to take a research idea through to a published review;
  3. Design a completed PROSPERO form outlining a proposed review topic.

Presentation skills for disseminating your research at conferences

Dr Simon Sawyer, Monash University

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will:

  1. Understand what information needs to be conveyed in an oral presentation, and how to describe your findings so the audience can understand the impact of your work;
  2. Learn effective methods of presenting information on written slides, including slide design and presenting statistics;
  3. Practice oral presentation skills, including presentation timing and explaining research purpose and methodology with clarity.

Abstract Presentations - Day 2

See the event schedule on the Schedule tab above. For a full list of the abstract presentation titles and speakers, please click here.


Professor Brett Williams

Brett is currently Professor and Head, Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. Brett has been an academic leader in prehospital educational research, scholarship and mentorship for over 15 years. Brett has won numerous national university teaching awards and has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications, presented conference work over 130 times, 10 book chapters and recently co-edited 2 textbooks. Brett is committed to developing and finding the next generation of paramedic PhD scholars, professionalising paramedic care, building capacity for paramedics nationally and internationally and developing a contemporary paramedic curricula. Prof Brett Williams has published papers in top medical and health care-related, and measurement journals internationally. His work has attracted over 4000 citations in the past 5 years.

Dr Liz Thyer

Liz is the Academic Course Advisor for the UWS Paramedicine degree. She was an advanced life support paramedic in Victoria for 11 years including roles as a clinical instructor and peer support officer and lectured into the Victoria University Paramedic programs. She also has a strong interest in learning and teaching and has most recently worked in the central learning and teaching group, Deakin Learning Futures, at Deakin University. Although her PhD was in physical anthropology her more recent research has focused on the developing field of paramedic education.

Dr Simon Sawyer

Simon is a lecturer in the Department of Paramedicine at Monash University. Simon has worked as an Advanced Life Support paramedic since 2013, and continues to work on the ambulance in Southwest Victoria. Simon completed his PhD on the paramedic response to intimate partner violence, and is a leading advocate for the introduction of comprehensive training for paramedics on the topic of family violence. Simon is currently lead investigator of an interdisciplinary team of educators studying the implementation of comprehensive family violence education for Monash healthcare students. Simon's research interests include training the healthcare sector to respond to family violence, paramedic education, paramedic well-being, and building a resilient paramedic workforce.

Invited Speaker: Tegwyn McManamny

Tegwyn McManamny [B Emerg Health(Hons) Grad Dip Emerg Health (ICP)] is an intensive care paramedic working in regional Victoria. She is also a PhD Candidate with Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine – her thesis is examining the potential health education role of paramedics for older adults within regional, rural and remote Australia. As part of her research she has undertaken an epidemiological profile of ambulance use by older patients in rural areas, and is planning to use the results from this study to help design a prehospital health education program for older adults. As well as juggling the clinician/researcher life, she has two kids and a deep love for mountain biking that keep her fully occupied.

Invited Speaker: Dr. Hamish Carver

Hamish is an Intensive Care Paramedic working in Sydney NSW and is a sessional academic in paramedicine with Charles Sturt University. Hamish first became a paramedic in 2002 through the vocational pathway and later completed a Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) and Masters in Health Services Management by distance education. Hamish undertook his doctoral studies while working full time as a clinician and in 2016 received a PhD for his research in paramedic preceptorship, which explored the roles and responsibilities of the paramedic preceptor, the lived experience of being a preceptor to novice paramedics and the preparation and support received to undertake this role. Hamish has published in peer-reviewed journals and recently co-authored two book chapters in paramedic law and ethics.

Professor Karen Smith

Professor Smith is the Director of the Centre for Research and Evaluation at Ambulance Victoria (AV). She is an epidemiologist with extensive experience in the epidemiological analysis of patients accessing ambulance care and in the design and implementation of clinical trials. She holds Adjunct Professorial positions with the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and the School of Primary Health Care, Monash University. Professor Smith has attracted over 22 million dollars in competitive grants including 10 NHMRC grants. Prof Smith is a Chief Investigator on two NHMRC funded Centres for Research Excellence (CRE)-the CRE in Prehospital Emergency Care established in 2016 and the Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (AUS-ROC) CRE established in 2012. Both CREs aim to promote and conduct multicentre clinical research in pre-hospital care with the AUS-ROC CRE focusing specifically on cardiac arrest and resuscitation. Prof Smith co-founded and chairs the Victorian Cardiac Arrest Registry which contains information for all patients in Victoria, who suffer cardiac arrest and receive ambulance attendance. She also co-founded the Victorian State Trauma Registry at Monash University and sits on the Steering Committee. Prof Smith collaborates extensively with Turning Point Drug and Alcohol Centre on a registry of all drug and alcohol and/or mental health patients attended by Ambulance in Victoria (the “Ambo” Project). She has published over 210 peer reviewed articles. She supervisors multiple post graduate students, many of whom are paramedics.

Professor Bridget Dicker

Prof. Bridget Dicker is the Head of Audit and Research for St John and concurrently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Auckland University of Technology. Prof. Bridget Dicker has made a significant contribution to the field of out-of-hospital emergency care with a focus on resuscitation. She developed and manages the inaugural New Zealand out-of-hospital cardiac arrest registry, established for research into epidemiological, systems, or clinical factors that may contribute to improved outcomes.

Associate Professor Paul Bailey

Paul Bailey commenced as Medical Director at St John WA in April 2015 and is also the Emergency Department Director at St John of God Murdoch. He is a Perth based Emergency Physician with a long standing interest in pre- and inter-hospital medicine including domestic and international aero-medical retrieval. Paul's medical undergraduate training was at the University of Western Australia. In addition he has a laboratory biochemistry PhD in Jellyfish venomology.

Program Schedule

Day 1
Time Session
09:00 Welcome
Dr Kelly-Ann Bowles | MC: Dr Paul Simpson
08:30 Registration Opens
19:00 Conference Dinner
The Cheeky Squire
16:45 Close
16:30 Summary and closing remarks
15:00 Research Workshops - Presentation skills for disseminating your research at conferences
Dr Simon Sawyer
14:30 Afternoon Tea
13:00 Research Workshops - Rapid, scoping or systematic reviews: an initial step into research
Dr Liz Thyer, Mr Robin Pap and Dr Paul Simpson
12:00 Lunch
10:30 Research Workshops - Tips and trick for publishing
Prof Brett Williams and A/Prof Paul Jennings
10:05 Morning tea and networking
09:05 Keynote presentation: Can I be a paramedic and a researcher?
Invited Speaker: Tegwyn McManamny and Hamish Carver
Day 2
Time Session
16:40 Close
16:20 Closing and Awards
16:10 Update on merger of paramedic professional bodies
Marty Nichols
16:00 Research Mentoring
Bill Lord and Paul Simpson
15:00 Abstract Presentations Session 6 - Enhancing Paramedic Education
4 x 10 min presentations (5 min questions)
15:00 Abstract Presentations Session 5 - Unique Populations
4 x 10 min presentations (5 min questions)
14:30 Afternoon Tea
13:00 Abstract Presentations Session 4 - Learning from the Literature
6 x 10 min presentations (5 min questions)
13:00 Abstract Presentations Session 3 - Paramedic and Paramedic Student Health and Wellbeing
6 x 10 min presentations (5 min questions)
12:00 Lunch
10:50 Abstract Presentations Session 2 - Contemporary Issues in the Paramedic Profession
5 x 10 min presentations (5 min questions)
10:50 Abstract Presentations Session 1 - Improving Paramedic Practice
5 x 10 min presentations (5 min questions)
10:20 Morning tea
09:10 Keynote presentation: Working with Ambulance Services in the world of research?
Professor Karen Smith (AV), with representatives from a diverse range of ambulance services
09:00 Welcome Day 2
Bill Lord
08:30 Registration Opens
Tea and coffee on arrival

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Event Information

25th Nov 2019 -
26th Nov 2019
Monash University Peninsula Campus, Moorooduc Highway, Frankston

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