How to read any ECG in 20 seconds - Peter Kas
This talk will show you how to read the ECG in 6 simple steps. We will cover, sinoatrial blocks, atrioventricular blocks, the wide complex tachycardia that is and isn't VT, subtle ischaemic changes you mustn't miss and more.
CXR findings not to miss - Wynne Sum
Chest Xrays are one of the most frequently requested radiological examinations. As junior doctors, you are expected to interrpet them and initiate appropriate management - often after hours and before the formal report is finalised! In this session, we will discuss an approach to interpreting a chest radiograph, with particular emphasis on recognising those findings that require immediate medical attention.
Blood gases - Josh Pillemer
"What does the gas show?" - a simple question you hope nobody EVER asks you! The world of acid-base is an intimidating monster that terrifies even the most seasoned ward doctors. Even though acid-base is impossible to understand, there are some tips that can help make blood gas interpretation less daunting.
Ultrasound will save your life - James Dent
Bedside ultrasound - surely this is the future?!
You receive a drowsy 78yo lady on your night shift in the emergency department. She is hypotensive, cold and has crackles in her lungs. Her CXR looks like she might have an atypical pneumonia, of maybe CCF. Do you give fluids? Lasix? Antibiotics? Aspirin?
Ultrasound can be a powerful tool to help you differentiate causes of shock, confirm or rule out specific diagnoses and at the very least, get a cannula in the un-cannulatable patient! James will be giving an oversight into how ultrasound can help you take care of the critically ill patient and what the future of ultrasound in critical care might look like.
Assessing and managing the sick child on the wards - Arjun Rao
A parent presents to emergency concerned that their baby is unwell. The thought of having to assess and manage a potentially unwell baby can be quite confronting. In this session you will gain some simple tools to help you with recognition and initial management of a “sick baby”. While children aren’t little adults you don’t need to throw out everything you already know to manage a sick baby!
How to deal with a difficult boss - Anthony Llewellyn
Working in medicine involves working with a diverse range of others. Unfortunately dealing with workplace diversity is generally not covered as a topic in formal medical training curricula. This often leaves the junior doctor wondering why it is that they find certain supervisors challenging when others do not and vice versa.
In this interactive discussion Anthony will take you through some of the common types of supervisors that you may encounter in your training and why you might find it difficult to work for them. As well as some tips and techniques for getting the most out of every type of supervisor relationship. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own personality and communication style and how it might impact upon certain supervisor relationships.
Can you walk the talk? - Renee Lim & Stewart Dunn
Under the guidance of an expert facilitator and professional actors this hands-on, experiential learning opportunity will not only increase your knowledge and skill, but your understanding and interpretation of human behaviour and the value of good communication within the health system.
The Pam McLean Centre (PMC) specialises in creating teaching workshops that allow participants to have individualised learning experiences. We explore the structure of and skills involved in psychology around outcomes from health based interactions. Our immersive interactive role plays look at complex communication problems medical professionals’ face in day to day practice.
Top 5 mistakes junior doctors make in their CVs - James Edwards
Selection onto a training program or working at your preferred hospital is an incredibly competitive process. As someone who sits on selection panels, these decisions are very difficult.
Don't make it easy for the selection panel, avoid the common mistakes made by doctors in preparing their CV.
In this session James will list the 5 mistakes that doctors make in their CVs that prevents them from getting the job they want.
Career choices for junior doctors: How to survive and thrive in medicine - Sarah Dalton
When you jump on the medical education train, it's easy to feel like the journey is planned and you just move from station to station. But sometimes it's hard to know which train to catch, when to get on - and for some - when to get off. Deciding which path to take can be a challenge, and things don't always go to plan. How do you decide what's right for you? Sarah shares her experiences and tips on how to navigate the excellent adventure that is your medical training.
Balancing life and medicine: finding the sweet spot - David Coker, Amy Coopes, Chris Elliot, Amandeep Hansra, Bridget Johnson
Our medical heroes are often those clinicians, teachers and researchers who display (or at least seem to) a superhuman commitment to the art and science of Medicine above all else. Where does that leave you if your talents and passions include other things as well as medicine? Is it possible to find balance between medicine, parenthood and your other passions?
A special onthewards panel includes accomplished people from students to specialists discussing the compromises they’ve made to follow their passions outside of medicine - whether as a parent, journalist or entrepreneur. Expect to hear a whole new way of being in Medicine.
Taking a gap year: The road less travelled - Natalie Thurtle
Natalie will talk about working for Medicins Sans Frontieres, the steps to take and how to prepare yourself for working in the field.
Grace Under Pressure: Creatively approaching health in the workplace - Karen Scott, Jo River, Paul Dwyer
In this session members of the Sydney Arts and Health Collective will present key excerpts from the 2017 verbatim theatre play Grace Under Pressure, which playwrights David Williams and Paul Dwyer composed from the verbatim words of doctors interviewed about workplace stresses last year. Following each excerpt, there will be a facilitated discussion that identifies the drivers of specific forms of workplace stress and creatively examines possibilities for response and coping. The Sydney Arts and Health Collective hopes to contribute long term to culture change in which the health of both doctors and their patients is better safeguarded.
Lessons from BPTOK: Practical tips for Doctors in Training to maintain wellness, prevent burnout & influence positive system change - Bethan Richards
The most important patient we need to take care of is the one in the mirror. Yet with the ever expanding skills and knowledge to learn, exams to pass, jobs to secure, day and night shift to complete, and outside medicine commitments to fulfil, this rarely occurs. There are many strategies that Doctors in Training can use to take wellness into their own hands and at the same time help drive positive system change. This session will provide practical advice for junior doctors on how to prioritise and maintain wellbeing during the training years.