Join us in Sandy Bay Hobart, where we aim to cultivate a collaborative mindset that aligns with the evolving landscape of primary care in Australasia.

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Time (AEST) (Please note: This schedule is subject to change).
08:00 - 08:30 Registration & Arrival Tea and Coffee
08:30 - 10:30 Workshop 1 - Academic Posters: A Guide to Effective Design

Professor Scott Devenish, Chair, Australasian Council of Paramedicine Deans, Professor of Paramedicine and Head of Discipline, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine Faculty of Health Australian Catholic University

Associate Professor Louise Reynolds, Associate Professor ACU, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Faculty of Health, Australian Catholic University. Chief Paramedic Officer, Executive Sponsor, Inquiry into Women’s Pain for Safer Care Victoria

Lisa Hobbs, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine Faculty of Health Australian Catholic University

Julie-Anne Foster, Lecturer, Paramedicine Science, School of Clinical Sciences QUT

Jeremy Taylor, Lecturer, Paramedicine, Central Queensland University

Workshop 2 - Searching the Literature: From Zero (results) to Hero in 2-hours

James Pearce, Senior Lecturer in Paramedicine, Flinders University. Paramedic, SA Ambulance Service.

10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 - 13:00 Workshop 3 - Exploring Creative Arts-Based Research in Paramedicine

Lisa Hobbs, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Faculty of Health, Australian Catholic University

Professor Scott Devenish, Chair, Australasian Council of Paramedicine Deans, Professor of Paramedicine and Head of Discipline, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine Faculty of Health Australian Catholic University

Workshop 4 - AI-Powered Research Proposal Creation: Methodologies, Frameworks, and Precision Crafting

Associate Professor Sonja Maria, Academic Paramedicine

Dr Buchanan Reed, Lecturer of Paramedicine

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 17:00 Workshop 5 - How to review a paper: an introduction to the science of peer review of journal articles.

A/Professor Paul Simpson, Editor in Chief, Paramedicine

Dr Robin Pap, Associate Editor, Paramedicine

A/Professor Kelly-Anne Bowles, Associate Editor, Paramedicine

Workshop 6 - Writing a Higher Degree by Research Application: Crafting a Compelling Proposal

A/Professor Nigel Barr, Associate Professor Paramedicine, Discipline Lead

Dr Natalie Dodd, Senior Lecturer Paramedicine

17:30 - 19:30 Networking Event

Networking drinks and light canapes (In person ticket holders only)


Sky Lounge - ibis Brisbane Airport (10 minute drive from ACU campus)

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08:00 - 08:15 Welcome - Day 2
08:15 - 08:55 Keynote Presentation: Research Agenda

Dr Robin Pap, Chair, ACP Research Advisory Committee and School of Paramedicine, Western Sydney University

08:55 - 09:00 Stream 1 - Education and Training

Stream introduction

Stream 2 - Paramedic and Patient Safety

Stream introduction

09:00 - 09:20 Work-Integrated Learning in Australasian Tertiary Paramedicine Education

Laura Triffett, PhD Candidate -Western Sydney University, Lecturer in Paramedicine -University of Tasmania

Research Presentation

09:20 - 09:40 Design and development of the Australian Paramedicine Professional Capabilities Tool (APPCAT)

Louise Reynolds (presenting for Rebecca Houli), Chief Paramedic Officer, Safer Care Victoria and Associate Professor of Paramedicine, Australian Catholic University

In the Line of Duty: Seat Belt Utilisation and Ambulance Safety Risks for Paramedics

Lyle Brewster, Course Director Paramedicine, Charles Sturt University

09:40 - 10:00 Research Presentation
Reliability and validation of a new tool for measuring medication safety in paramedic practice contexts

Dennis Walker, Paramedicine Discipline Lead, University of Southern Queensland

10:00 - 10:20 The rise of consensus methodology in paramedicine research: a bibliographic analysis

Rachael Vella, Lecturer in Paramedicine at Western Sydney University

A qualitative study on the relationship between leadership and clinical skills in paramedicine and the promotion of patient safety

Adrian Lockhart, Paramedic, Queensland Ambulance Service

10:30 - 10:45 Morning Tea
10:45 - 10:50 Stream 3 - Work Performance

Stream introduction

Stream 4 - Clinical Practice and Patient Care

Stream introduction

10:50 - 11:10 The impact of shift work on paramedics and their work: A novel simulation-based study

Laura Hirello, PhD Candidate, Monash University

Paramedics perception of frequent users in Australian ambulance services (POFAS)

Stephanie Nixon, QLD Paramedic (Gunggari county)

11:10 - 11:30 Mental Rehearsal in Paramedicine: An Acceptability Study

Julia Massingham, Critical Care Paramedic/Clinical Support Officer, Queensland Ambulance Service. Teaching Associate, Monash University

The influence of patient sex on paramedic administration of analgesia for acute abdominal pain in an Australian ambulance service

Sooaad Dahoud, Qualified Paramedic with NSW Ambulance and Sessional Academic with Western Sydney University

11:30 - 11:50 Research Presentation
Pre-hospital management for neck of femur fractures: a paramedic perspective

Emma Moore, Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science, Central Queensland University

11:50 -11:55 5 minute break
11:55 - 12:15 Research Presentation
Research Presentation
12:15 - 12:35 Breaking the Stigma – Issues in Workforce Planning for Female Paramedics

Lisa Hobbs, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine Faculty of Health Australian Catholic University

What is known about exposure among individuals authorised to administer and handle ketamine across different occupational settings: a scoping review

David Shanahan, MICA Paramedic (Ambulance Victoria) & Masters of Specialist Paramedic Practise, Research Student (Monash University) 

12:25 - 13:35 Lunch
13:35 - 14:15 Panel Discussion - Clinical trials in paramedicine

Lucas Litewka, University of the Sunshine Coast

Professor Emeritus Gerry FitzGerald, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Ben Meadley, ASM, PhD, FACPara, Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University and Intensive Care Flight Paramedic (Ambulance Victoria)

More panel members announced soon

14:15 - 14:35 ACP Research Committee Update

Dr Robin Pap, Chair, ACP Research Advisory Committee and School of Paramedicine, Western Sydney University

14:35 - 15:05 Keynote Presentation - Celebrating Research

Dr Bill Lord AM, Adjunct Professor Monash University and Australian Catholic University

15:05 - 15:45 Panel Discussion - Higher Degree Research (HDR)

Alecka Miles, PhD Candidate, Western Sydney University & Lecturer, Edith Cowan University

Matthew Hill, Lecturer in Paramedicine, University of the Sunshine Coast

Dr Verity Todd, Senior Lecturer (Above the Bar), Paramedicine Department, School of Clinical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology

More panel members announced soon

15:45 - 16:05 Afternoon Tea
16:05 - 16:20 Advocating for paramedicine: Evidence in action

Jemma Altmeier, Advocacy and Government Relations Manager

16:20 - 17:00 Panel Discussion - Engaging consumers in paramedicine research

Associate Professor Louise Reynolds, Associate Professor ACU, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Faculty of Health, Australian Catholic University. Chief Paramedic Officer, Executive Sponsor, Inquiry into Women’s Pain for Safer Care Victoria

Robbie King, Senior Advanced Care/Extended Scope Paramedic and Lecturer (ACU)

Associate Professor Belinda Flanagan (PhD) Associate Dean Rozelle Precinct - Head of School, School of Paramedicine, University of Tasmania

Professor Suzanne Chambers AO, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University

17:00 - 17:15 Awards and Conference Close