• 2022 Perioperative Medicine Short Course

    Offered in March and August 2022

    Register

    Registrations close:
    13 March (For the March course)
    7 August (For the August course)

    Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

  • Courses offered

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

    Information

    •  13 week course (12 weeks of content and 1 week mid-course break).
    •  12 topics (one released each week) which includes self assessment questions within the topics, designed as education materials.
    •  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 – lectures and reading material can be viewed at own pace (once released) and at any time.
    •  Topics are released one week in advance of the scheduled release date for those who would like to work slightly ahead of schedule.
    •  Certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the course.
     

    Course Dates

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

    Time Commitment:

    Online Only Course: 12 Topics (one topic 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)

     

    Eligibility

    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

     
  • Course structure

    Online Only course

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

    • Topics (including self assessment questions) - First 6 weeks
    • 1 week mid-course break
    • 6 Topics (including self assessment questions) - 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.

     
  • 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 Professor. David Story
    9 Monday 23 May Cardiac Failure Dr Angeline Leet
    10 Monday 30 May Perioperative Elderly Medicine Dr Yana Sunderland
    11 Monday 6 June Renal Disease Dr Owen Roodenburg
    12 Monday 13 June Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient A/Prof Bernhard Riedel
      Friday 17 June 5 PM AEST Close of Short Course  
      Monday 20 June - Monday 18 July Certificates issue (All the topics have to be reviewed to obtain the short course certificate)  
      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 Cardiac Failure Dr Angeline Leet
    10 Monday 24 October Perioperative Elderly Medicine Dr Yana Sunderland
    11 Monday 31 October Renal Disease Dr Owen Roodenburg
    12 Monday 7 November Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient A/Prof Bernhard Riedel
      Friday 11 November 5 PM AEST Close of Short Course  
      Monday 14 November - Monday 12 December Certificates issue (All the topics have to be reviewed to obtain the short course certificate)  
      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)
     

  • Course Convenors

    Prof. Paul Myles

    Prof. Paul Myles

    Paul Myles is Professor and Director of the Department of Anaesthesiology 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

    Dr. Jonathan Nicholson

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.
  • Annual Subscription

    This is only available to past Perioperative Medicine Short Course participants i.e. the course needs to have been completed prior to taking out an annual subscription.

    • Course material can be reviewed online for 12 months at any time.
    • The subscription can be taken out any stage post-course completion.
    • Access to the self assessment questions within topics designed as educational materials.
    • Access to current course content.
    • AUD $225 (inc GST)

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  • Fees

    Online Only Course

    AUD $1400 (inc GST)

    Online PLUS Block Day

    AUD $2200 (inc GST)

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    Open
    11 January 2022

    Close
    March Course - 13 March
    August Course - 7 August

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    COVID-19 Information: Given the unpredictability of COVID-19 and any subsequent border closures, the 2021 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.


    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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