QLD Trauma Symposium

Date: 22 – 23 February 2018
Venue: Education Centre, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

The 9th 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.

Event programs

Pre-symposium workshops

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Bombs, Blasts and Bullets Workshop
Hosted by: Health Disaster Management Unit (HDMU) and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Trauma Service

Venue: RBWH Education Centre Auditorium

Time: 8:30am – 5pm

Cost: $90 per person (includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)

The Bombs, Blasts and Bullets (B3) course has been developed and successfully conducted in Western Australia for a number of years. The Health Disaster Management Unit, has brought the course founder, Dr Andy Roberston, to Queensland to facilitate this course as part of preparations for the Commonwealth Games.

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.

Speakers cover subjects such as:

  • tactical emergency medicine
  • types of devices and the ballistics and mechanism of injury
  • penetrating and blast injuries, and
  • burns management.

The course is targeted towards middle level management, medical and senior staff and other roles specific to pre-hospital and hospital response to disasters.

Facilitated by:

Dr Robertson is the Deputy Chief Health Officer and Director, Disaster Management within the Western Australia Department of Health. He served with the Royal Australian Navy from 1984 until 2003, including completing three tours to Iraq as a Biological Weapons Chief Inspector with the United Nations Special Commission in 1996 and 1997. He remains in the RAN’s Active Reserve, and was promoted to Commodore and took up the role of Director General Navy Health Reserves in July 2015.

Thursday 22 February 2018

Complex Trauma Care Workshop
Hosted by: Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Trauma Service

  • Maximum 30 delegates
  • A one day interactive course with a focus on the advanced concepts and their application in caring for the critically injured.
  • Designed for senior RN/CN/CNC from Critical Care and Surgical specialities
  • 8.30am-4.30pm (morning team, lunch and afternoon tea provided)

TREW – Trauma Radiology and Emergency Workshop

  • Current emergency trauma management principles presented as case based discussion incorporating radiological interpretation
  • Small group, hands on procedural workshop
  • Maximum 24 delegates – Registrar level
  • 1/2 day workshop – 1.00pm–5.00pm (afternoon tea provided)

Facilitated by:
Dr Fran Williamson – Emergency Physician, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH)
Dr Trent Lipp – Emergency Physician, RBWH
Dr Jennie Roberts – Consultant Radiologist, RBWH
Dr Mick Devlin – Emergency Physician, QEII
Dr Nigel Moore – Emergency Physician , RBWH
Dr Anna Singleton – Emergency Physician, RBWH
Dr Holly Rowell – RBWH Anaesthetics
Dr Andrew Lonegran – RBWH Anaesthetics

Trauma simulation debriefing – Conversations to connect teams and improve trauma care

  • 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.
  • Maximum 20 delegates
  • 3.5hr workshop – 8.00am–11.30am (morning tea provided)

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
  • Cases studies from trauma systems and high performance around the world

Facilitated by Dr Victoria Brazil – Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast Health

Moulage Workshop

  • Teaches you how to create your own schkin, scars, rashes/Lups, graces/gravel rash, create first, second and third degree burns, bruises, bone fractures, lacerations, blood clots and impaled objects.
  • Provides take home basic Moulage kit containing schkin to mould wounds, 1 FX Bruise Wheel, 1 FX Death Wheel, 1 FX Burns wheel, 1 white base grease paint, charcoal, Rigid collodian, 1 Mehron fake blood, 1 bottle of splatter blood, 1 Latex pot, gelatin blood, gelatin Blister, gelatin skin, rubber glass , paint brushes, stipple sponge and Tongue depressor/toothpicks
  • Maximum 12 participants
  • 8.00am-11.30am (morning tea provided)

Facilitated by Clare Scott – Simulation Educator, Nursing/Midwifery Education and Research Unit, Gold Coast University Hospital

QLD Trauma Symposium

Friday 23 February 2018

The Symposium will consist of keynote lectures, feature presentations and two concurrent streams that will include a combination of presentations/panel discussions and debates concerning real situations confronted by those who care for trauma patients. Discussions will examine each phase of patient care from multidisciplinary and system perspectives and ample opportunity will be given for questions about various areas of interest.

QLD Trauma Symposium Reception

  • 5.15pm–7.15pm
  • RBWH Education Centre Foyer
  • Canapes and Refreshments provided
  • Free to attend if you have attended the Symposium, simply tick the yes box when registering.


Registrations close 19 February 2018. Please find below a list of the fees for each workshop and the symposium:

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Pre-Conference Workshops

Thursday 22nd February 2018

Bombs, Blasts and Bullets Workshop $90.00
Full day Workshop (8.30am–5pm)
Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
80 participants
Complex Trauma Care Workshop $125.00
Full day Workshop (8.30am–4.30pm)
Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
30 participants only
Moulage Workshop $200
Includes morning tea and a basic take home Moulage kit
12 participants
TREW – Trauma Radiology and Emergency Workshop $90.00
Half day Workshop (1 – 5pm)
Includes afternoon tea
24 participants only
Trauma Simulation Debriefing Workshop $90.00
Includes morning tea
20 participants only

All prices inclusive of GST


Friday 23 February 2018

Medical – Consultant $280.00
Medical – Registrar/RMO/Intern $220.00
All others (nursing, paramedic, allied health professionals, radiographer, student, others) $190.00

All prices inclusive of GST

Getting to the event

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DSTC 19-21 February 2018

DSTC will be held prior to the QLD Trauma Symposium. For further information and registration please visit the for DSTC webpage.

22 – 23 February 2018

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




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Registrations close 19 February 2018

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