QLD Trauma Symposium

QLD Trauma Symposium

Date: 21 – 22 February 2019
Venue: Education Centre, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

The 10th QLD Trauma Symposium is a multidisciplinary conference suited to healthcare professionals from a variety of specialities including Pre-Hospital/Retrieval Medicine, Emergency, Intensive Care, Surgical, Military/Disasters, Nursing, Allied Health and Research.

Local, national and international presenters and delegates involved in the various aspects of trauma care will converge to discuss, debate and educate on the dynamic specialty that is trauma care.

The QLD Trauma Symposium is an excellent opportunity for multidisciplinary trauma care providers to collaborate at a professional level, educate on current practices and discuss ideas for the future of trauma care

Keynote Speaker

Dr Andrew Beckett

Andrew Beckett CD MD FRCSC FACS is a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Canadian Medical Service and serves as a trauma surgeon and critical care physician. Dr. Beckett is also a trauma surgeon at Montreal General Hospital. He has on served multiple military missions overseas.

His research interests include massive transfusion and resuscitation in the austere setting, combat casualty database management and military simulation training. He is currently an assistant professor of surgery at McGill University.

Kenneth Jamieson Lecture

We invite all staff to attend the Kenneth Jamieson Lecture.

Date: Thursday 21st February 2019
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Venue: RBWH Education Centre Auditorium

Canapes and refreshments provided immediately following.

There is no cost associated with this lecture.

Call for Abstracts 2019

The Queensland Trauma Symposium Organising Committee invites you to submit abstracts for consideration for oral or poster presentations at the 2019 Queensland Trauma Symposium.


Registrations close 11th February 2019. Please see below for details of each workshop and the symposium.

Pre-symposium workshops

There will be a range of engaging and educational pre-symposium workshops taking place on Thursday followed by the conference proper on Friday featuring a range of local, national and international leaders in trauma care.

TREW: Trauma, Radiology and Emergency Workshop

Thursday 21st February 2019
1pm – 5pm
Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS)

Facilitated by Emergency Physicians and Consultant Radiologists.

  • Current emergency trauma management principles highlighted by the use of focused radiological case interpretation
  • Small group, hands-on procedural workshop for common trauma presentations including airway management, trauma vascular access and immobilisation techniques
  • $90 per person
  • 20 delegates maximum—ideal for SHO / Registrar level
  • Afternoon tea provided

Bombs, Blasts and Bullets

Thursday 21st February 2019
8:30am – 5pm
UQCCR Auditorium

The Bombs, Blasts and Bullets (B3) course has been developed and successfully conducted in Western Australia for a number of years.

The course is aimed at providing participants with the base knowledge and skills to respond effectively to events involving these types of injuries. The course specifically reviews the risk, threat and specific vulnerability to such an emergency, as well as the clinical management of casualties with injuries relating to these events in both pre- hospital and hospital settings.

  • 60 delegates maximum – targeted towards middle level management, medical and senior staff and other roles specific to pre-hospital and hospital response to disasters.
  • $90 per person
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

Sim training and debriefing to improve trauma care

Thursday 21st February 2019
8am – 11:30am
Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS)

Facilitated by Dr Victoria Brazil, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast Health & Dr Eve Purdy, Emergency Registrar, Gold Coast Health and Master’s in Applied Anthropology candidate

Key focus areas:

  • Using simulation as a tool for culture change and improving multi-team systems
  • An update on ‘team science’ and how to apply to trauma care
  • Using short clinical debriefs and mental rehearsal strategies for teams
  • Case studies from trauma systems and high performance around the world
  • $90 per person
  • 20 delegates maximum—designed for delegates with a leadership or educational role in trauma or other high performance teams. Attendees are encouraged to come as a group or pair from their facility
  • Morning tea provided

Moulage Workshop

Thursday 21st February 2019
8am – 12:00am
Clinical Skills Development Centre (CSDS)

Facilitated by Clare Scott, Simulation Educator / Technical Equipment Manager, Nursing / Midwifery Education and Research Unit, Gold Coast Health.

  • $200 per person (includes take-home moulage kit)
  • 12 delegates (maximum)
  • Morning tea provided

Learn how to create:

  • schkin
  • scars
  • rashes/lupus
  • grazes/gravel rash
  • first, second and third degree burns
  • bruises
  • bone fractures
  • lacerations
  • blood clots
  • impaled objects

Complex Trauma Care Nursing Workshop

Thursday 21st February 2019
8am – 4:30pm
RBWH Education Centre, Seminar Rooms 1 & 2

Facilitated by RBWH Trauma Service

  • A one-day interactive course with a focus on the advanced concepts and their application in caring for the critically injured
  • $125 per person
  • 30 delegates maximum—designed for senior registered nurses/clinical nurses/clinical nurse consultants from critical care and surgical specialities
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided

21st and 22nd February 2019

Education Centre
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Butterfield Street
Herston QLD 4029


Email: QLDTraumaSymposium


If you are interested in hosting a trade stall at the QLD Trauma Symposium, please contact QLDTraumaSymposium for further information and application forms.

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