2022 Perioperative Medicine Short Course

Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Offered in March and August 2022
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2022 March registrations closed
2022 August registrations still open

Registrations close:
14 August

  • Why do the course

    Surgical Patients are getting older and sicker and many clinicians caring for surgical patients are challenged by the growing complexity of these patients, particularly their perioperative management. Pre-admission clinics are responding, and perioperative medicine is becoming an emerging field and this course will address deficiencies in this area.

     

    Courses offered

    • Online Only course
    • Online PLUS Block Day course (Consultants only)
     

    Course Dates

    • March Course: 21 March to 17 June 2022
    • August Course: 15 August to 11 November 2022
     

    Information

    • 13 week course (12 weeks of course modules and 1 week mid-course break).
    • 12 course modules (one released each week).
    • Each course module consists with a reading package, journal articles, short videos, podcasts and knowledge check sections or combinations.
    • Course material is online with no face-to-face interaction with lecturers or course coordinators (unless consultants register for the single Block Day session).
    • Allows for flexibility in work patterns – course modules can be viewed at own pace (once released) and at any time.
    • Certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the course.
     

    Time Commitment:

    Online Only Course: 12 Course Modules (one released each week), 4 - 6 hours per week (on average)

    Block Day contact hours: 7.35 hrs (if you select the Online PLUS Block Day course)

     
  • The Online Only course

    Anyone who is interested in Perioperative Medicine with a minimum Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) can register for this course.

    However, we recommend participation is best suited for the following specialties

    •  Anaesthetists
    •  Intensivists
    •  Physicians
    •  Surgeons
    •  Pain Specialists
    •  Emergency Physicians
    •  General Practitioners

    For the Online PLUS Block Day course

    Only Consultants can register for this option
    * A copy of fellowship certificate should be provided

     
  • Online Only course

    There are 12 course modules (one released each week) which are reviewed Online.

    • 6 course modules - first 6 weeks
    • 1 week mid-course break
    • 6 course modules - second 6 weeks

    Online PLUS Block Day course

    • In addition to the Online Only course, the Block Day is included (additional fee applies).
    • The Perioperative Medicine Short course Block Day is a single day to interact with specialists in the field of perioperative medicine. We provide an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the online course to case studies and introduce other important areas in Perioperative Medicine.
    • We are delighted to welcome a very experienced faculty to provide high quality sessions.
    • All catering is provided including an on-site barista.

    Please note that the Short Course Block Day is only open to consultants (proof will be required at the time of registration). However, consultants and trainees can enrol for the Online Only course of participation.

     
  • COVID-19 Information: Given the unpredictability of COVID-19 and any subsequent border closures, the 2022 Block Day may be impacted and/or cancelled. For registrants affected, refunds will be provided for the Block Day portion of their course fee (in addition to the standard refund policy on the payment site). Should the Block Day be cancelled, a replacement online webinar may be offered for a small fee to all registered participants.

    In addition to the Online Only course, the Block Day is included (additional fee applies).

    The Perioperative Medicine Short course Block Day is a single day to interact with specialists in the field of perioperative medicine. We provide an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the online course to case studies and introduce other important areas in Perioperative Medicine.

    We are delighted to welcome a very experienced faculty to provide high quality sessions.

    All catering is provided including an on-site barista.

    Please note that the Short Course Block Day is only open to consultants (proof will be required at the time of registration). However, consultants and trainees can enrol for the Online Only course of participation.

    When

    Saturday, 12 November 2022
    8.00 AM to 5 PM (contact hours 7.35 hours)

    Where is the day held?

    The Block Day session will be held at the following location:

    Central Clinical School,
    Level 5,
    The Alfred Centre
    99 Commercial Road
    Melbourne, Australia.
    VIC 3004
    P:+61 (0)3 9903 0958

    Please click here to view the Alfred Hospital Map. Please follow the red-dotted line in the map

    Block Day Activities*

    Small Group Sessions
    • Perioperative Diabetes - Prof. Dave Story
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – Professor Matthew Naughton / Dr. Glenn Downey
    • Pre-operative Investigations – Dr. John Reeves
    • Perioperative Anticoagulation / Transfusion - Dr. Amanda Davis
    • Advance Care Planning in the Perioperative Period – Dr. Matthew Richardson
    • Perioperative Care of the Elderly Patient - Dr. Margot Lodge
    Lecture plus panel Q&A
    • Perioperative impact of COVID-19 - Dr Simon Hendel
    • Perioperative Fluids: Where are we now? - Prof Paul Myles

    What is included on the day?

    • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are included as well as an all-day complimentary barista.
    • Parking and transport is NOT included.

    *Please Note: Topics and speakers are subject to change. 2021/2020 Block Day Webinar timetable shown.
    2022 Block Day timetable to be confirmed.

    The Block Day is conducted over 9 hours from approximately 8 AM till 5 PM.
    Students are divided into small groups (between 10 and 14) and rotate through the case studies.
    Typically there are 6 rotations of approximately an hour each.

  • Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)

    ANZCA CPD Category: Short course, workshops, problem-based learning discussions and small group discussions.

    NB: Small group learning which may include teaching or learning a new skill, and which has an interactive and/or hands on component. For example, advanced life support (ALS) course, Emergency Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) course, the ANZCA Educators Program, Regional Anaesthesia skills course and scientific meeting workshops and problem-based learning discussion (PBLD) sessions.

    Credits: Two credits per hour.

    Evidence: Certificate of attendance and/or completion.

    Source: https://www.anzca.edu.au/education-training/anzca-and-fpm-cpd-program/requirements-of-the-anzca-and-fpm-cpd-program

    For further information please contact:

    Email: cpd@anzca.edu.au
    Call: +61 (0)3 9510 6299
    Hours: 9am-5pm AEST/AEDT, Monday-Friday (excluding public and college holidays).
     

    Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)

    CPD Recognition is currently being reviewed.

     

    Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

    Contact the College directly once course completed for CPD points.

     

    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

    CPD recognition is currently being sought. To be confirmed.

     

    For all other institutions please contact the relevant Colleges directly for CPD clarification.

     
  • March 2022: Online Only and Online PLUS Block Day courses

    WeekDateTopic NameLecturer
      Tuesday 11 January 10 AM AEST Registrations opens  
      Sunday 13 March Registration closes 12pm  
      Monday 14 March Website opens - 1 week prior to course starting  
    1 Monday 21 March The Cardiac Patient for Non-Cardiac Surgery Dr Andrew Silvers
    2 Monday 28 March Perioperative Anaemia

    Dr Toby Richards

    3 Monday 4 April Pulmonary Disease Dr Kovi Levin
    4 Monday 11 April Thromboprophylaxis Dr Amanda Davis
    5 Monday 18 April Coronary Artery Disease & Hypertension Dr Sesto Cairo
    6 Monday 25 April Sleep Apnoea Professor Matthew Naughton
      Monday 2 May Mid-Course Break  
    7 Monday 9 May Pain Medicine

    Dr Tim Hucker

    8 Monday 16 May Diabetes Prof David Story
    9 Monday 23 May Perioperative Care of the Obstetric Patient Prof Alicia Dennis
    10 Monday 30 May Perioperative Elderly Medicine Dr Yana Sunderland
    11 Monday 6 June Renal Disease A/Prof Owen Roodenburg
    12 Monday 13 June Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient Prof Bernhard Riedel
      Friday 17 June 5 PM AEST Close of Short Course  
      Monday 20 June - Monday 18 July Certificates issued (All of the course modules have to be reviewed to obtain the Certificate of Completion)  
      Monday 18 July Course completion and website access disabled  
      Saturday 12 November 2022 Block Day for participants who have selected block attendance
    (open only to consultants)
     




    August 2022: Online Only and Online PLUS Block Day courses

    WeekDateTopic NameLecturer
      Tuesday 11 January 10 AM AEST Registrations opens  
      Sunday 7 August Registration closes 12pm  
      Monday 8 August Website opens - 1 week prior to course starting  
    1 Monday 15 August The Cardiac Patient for Non-Cardiac Surgery Dr Andrew Silvers
    2 Monday 22 August Perioperative Anaemia

    Dr Toby Richards

    3 Monday 29 August Pulmonary Disease Dr Kovi Levin
    4 Monday 5 September Thromboprophylaxis Dr Amanda Davis
    5 Monday 12 September Coronary Artery Disease & Hypertension Dr Sesto Cairo
    6 Monday 19 September Sleep Apnoea Professor Matthew Naughton
      Monday 26 September Mid-Course Break  
    7 Monday 3 October Pain Medicine

    Dr Tim Hucker

    8 Monday 10 October Diabetes Professor. David Story
    9 Monday 17 October Perioperative Care of the Obstetric Patient Prof Alicia Dennis
    10 Monday 24 October Perioperative Elderly Medicine Dr Yana Sunderland
    11 Monday 31 October Renal Disease A/Prof Owen Roodenburg
    12 Monday 7 November Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient Prof Bernhard Riedel
      Friday 11 November 5 PM AEST Close of Short Course  
      Monday 14 November - Monday 12 December Certificates issued (All of the course modules have to be reviewed to obtain the Certificate of Completion)  
      Monday 12 December Course completion and website access disabled  
      Saturday 12 November Block Day for participants who have selected block attendance
    (open only to consultants)
     

  • Registration

    2022 March registrations closed

    2022 August registrations still open
    Registrations close:
    14 August 2022

    Online Only Course
    AUD $1400 (inc GST)

    Online PLUS Block Day
    AUD $2200 (inc GST)

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    Refund Policy

    Up to four weeks before the Course
    100% Refund
    Two to four weeks before the Course
    50% Refund
    Less than two weeks before the Course
    No Refund
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