Course Convenors

Prof. Paul Myles Course Co-Convenor

Paul Myles is Professor and Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, and at Monash University, Australia. He is an Australian NHMRC Practitioner Fellow, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science, an Editor of the British Journal of Anaesthesia, an Editorial Consultant for The Lancet, and an editorial board member of Anesthesiology and Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Dr. Jonathan Nicholson Course Co-Convenor

Dr Jonathan Nicholson is an anaesthetic specialist at The Alfred. He undertook a fellowship in Intensive Care and perioperative medicine at The Alfred where he helped evolve the perioperative service through the establishment of formal post operative reviews of the high risk surgical patients. His interests include medicine and quality improvement in the post-operative period, trauma anaesthesia and retrieval medicine.

Our Speakers

Prof. Toby Richards Speaker

Toby Richards is an academic Professor at the University College London and practising Vascular Surgeon. He has a strong interest in Patient Blood Management (PBM). Prof Richards has international collaborations in Australia. As part of the Western Australia Patient Blood Management Team, implementation of a PBM programme has produced a year on year reduction of blood transfusion.

Prof. David Story Speaker

Professor David Story is Chair of Anaesthesia at the University of Melbourne; and Head of the Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Unit within the Melbourne Medical School. He promotes research and teaching at the 14 hospitals affiliated with the University of Melbourne, and has two particular research interests: first, strategies to reduce complications after surgery and anaesthesia; and second, acid-base disorders and the underlying pathophysiology.

Prof. Bernhard Riedel Speaker

Bernhard is the Director of the Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, with an honorary academic appointment at the University of Melbourne. Previous academic and clinical appointments included: Professor and Deputy Chair in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre; Professor in Cardiac Anaesthesia at Vanderbilt University (USA); and Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, London. UK.

Prof. Matthew Naughton Speaker

Professor Matthew Naughton is head of the General Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Service, within the Department of Allergy Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Alfred Hospital and Monash University. His research has focused on sleep, cardiopulmonary disease and non-invasive positive airway pressure.

Dr. Lloyd Roberts Speaker

Dr Lloyd Roberts is an anaesthetist and intensivist undertaking a critical care ultrasound fellowship at the Alfred Intensive Care Unit in Melbourne. His interests include echocardiography, teaching and perioperative medicine.

Dr. Owen Roodenburg Speaker

Dr Owen Roodenburg is Deputy director of the Intensive Care, and Head of the Trauma ICU. Owen is Supervisor of training for the College of Intensive Care Medicine (Alfred) and is interested in high quality teaching and learning in medical practice. Acute Kidney injury, and Renal Replacement therapy in ICU are among some of Owen's clinical interests he is responsible for at the Alfred ICU.

Dr. Sesto Cairo Speaker

Dr Sesto Cairo is a specialist Anaesthetist at the Alfred. His main clinical interests are in Neuro and Cardiothoracic anaesthesia incorporating heart and lung transplant and transoesophageal echo. He has recently been Supervisor of Anaesthetic Training and developed a web based registrar assessment tool. Sesto is a Fellowship Examiner for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

Dr. Andrew Silvers Speaker

Dr Andew Silvers is a specialist Anaesthetist.His clinical interests are Cardiothoracic anaesthesia incorporating heart & lung transplant, transoesophageal echocardiography, acute trauma resuscitation and in particular haematological implications of trauma and massive transfusion. He also has interests in the preoperative risk assessment and risk modification prior to major surgery.
Dr. Amanda Davis

Dr Amanda Davis Speaker

Dr Amanda Davis is a haematologist at The Alfred Hospital. She spent 2 years in Boston in the Harvard Medical School Fellowship Program in Transfusion Medicine. During her 2nd year of fellowship she performed research into the biology of ADAMTS13, the enzyme responsible for cleavage of von Willebrand factor. She has a strong interest in Transfusion Medicine as well as bleeding and clotting disorders.

Dr. Timothy Hucker Speaker

Dr Timothy Hucker is a qualified pain specialist and anaesthetist, who works at the Peter MacCallum cancer hospital as well as the Alfred Hospital. He has a strong interest in pain medicine and pain education.

Dr. Angeline Leet Speaker

Dr Angeline Leet is a Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Cardiologist, with additional interests in echocardiography, ventricular assist devices, cardiac dyssynchrony and myocardial fibrosis.

Dr. Yana Sunderland Speaker

Dr Sunderland is a Geriatrician who works at Northern Health in Victoria. She has in interest in peri operative medicine in older people and helped to establish the PRIME service there in 2010.

Dr. Kovi Levin Speaker

Dr Kovi Levin is a Respiratory and Sleep Physician. He has been working as a specialist in the Lung Transplant Unit at The Alfred Hospital since August 2015.