Workshops and short courses

Healthcare Carbon Literacy Workshop and Life Cycle Analysis Masterclass

Monday 3rd April 2023

Climate change impacts health and wellbeing, yet the Australian healthcare sector is estimated to be the source of over 7% of Australia’s total carbon emissions. As health services are starting to reduce their carbon emissions, it is important that decision makers and clinicians gain an understanding of how carbon footprints are determined from national to organisational to product level, as well as having the ability to critique the ever-increasing quantity of carbon footprints using life cycle assessment (LCA) being published in medical journals.

This in-person workshop and masterclass will involve detailed presentations and facilitated discussion by leading Australian experts in the field.

The program includes:

  • A Healthcare Carbon Literacy Workshop (morning)
  • Life Cycle Assessment Critique Masterclass (optional, to follow after lunch).

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Disaster and Counter-terror Medicine Workshops

The Department of Critical at the University of Melbourne offer a range of workshops in disaster and terror medicine. Places are limited. Each workshop is accredited for 8 ACEM or CICM CME hours and suitable for ANZCA CPD.

Weekend Workshop: Terror Medicine Principles and Responses

Day 1: Mass Casualty, Active Shooter Workshop

This highly interactive workshop is led by Jonathan Papson and Nicola Walsham, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Department of Critical Care. Participants respond to an unfolding disaster, presented in stages interspersed with a range of scenarios and table top exercises.

2023 dates tbc

Day 2: Humans Cause Harm: Terror, Combat and Poisons Workshop

Presented by Derrick Tin, Erin Smith, David Read, Shaun Greene and George Braitberg, topics include responding to terror events, toxicological emergencies and other disasters, journalism in terror events, disasters and war zones, battlefield management, nerve agents, vesicants, cyanides and pulmonary irritants. Participants will examine major industrial accidents producing toxicological mass casualties and the corresponding health service response.

2023 dates tbc

Ethical  Decision Making in Critical Care

This interactive workshop is designed for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working in a range of critical care settings. When faced with increasing time and resource constraints there is often limited opportunity to deliberate on the ethical pros and cons of clinical decisions. This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to reflect on your practice and develop practical tools to apply to patient care within an ethical framework.

Presented by the Department Critical Care, University of Melbourne, the workshop is facilitated by emergency clinicians, clinical ethicists and legal experts. Participants are provided with opportunities for in depth discussion and interaction with like-minded peers.

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