Wellington Intensive Care Medicine Course 2016

The 6th Wellington Intensive Care Medicine Exam Course

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Wellington Intensive Care Medicine Course 2016

About WICM

The Wellington Intensive Care Medicine Course is an annual exam course for candidates studying for the adult fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine. Now in its 6th year, the course has been extended to 4 days.

It will take place in Wellington, New Zealand between June 28th & July 1st. It is organised and run by the staff of Wellington ICU as a not-for-profit educational venture.

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About WICM

The course began in 2010 to provide a local exam programme for New Zealand trainees. It is now in its sixth year and continues to grow in demand.

Last year’s course was oversubscribed and we welcomed trainees from Hong Kong and Singapore as well as Australia and New Zealand.

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About WICM

As in previous years, the number of candidates will be limited to just thirty to ensure that course quality is maintained.

The course is tightly exam focussed, with a mixture of interactive teaching, simulation, practice exam questions, vivas and clinical ‘hot case’ scenarios. We aim to teach exam technique and summarise relevant knowledge, particularly in areas that are often misunderstood or poorly explained in standard texts.

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Course Groups

Following feedback from previous years, candidates will be assigned to one of 2 groups. These are:

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Group 1 is for candidates imminently sitting the clinical component; Group 2 is more suitable for candidates who are earlier on in their exam preparation. Applicants will be asked to express a preference for group allocation at the time of registration; the course convener will assign groups dependent on availability.
Both groups will have equal opportunity to attend the lecture components of the course. The course registration fee for both groups is the same.

WICM Timetable 2016

This year’s timetable is now available.

The websites for all previous WICM courses are also archived and accessible below.

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The hot case, communications and literature sessions all stood out as highlights in what was already an excellent course.
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Previous Course Feedback

It was a FANTASTIC course. The fact that so many consultants gave up their time to participate is much appreciated. Thank you!
WICM 12 candidate
My study will be much more appropriate, relevant and focussed. I found the course incredibly useful just for learning how to get stuck in to the study, where to look, what resources to use, how in depth to go.
WICM 13 candidate
The course had a great atmosphere and spirit, very supportive and encouraging. Factual content is not as important as strategic advice, which is hard to come by elsewhere. Timing of the course is great as most Australian ones are closer to the end of the year and having the advice early when starting to study is just gold! Thank you.
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Faculty

The course faculty is being finalised and will be announced soon. It will include local and international Intensivists who are invited for their educational expertise and passion for teaching. Some are also graduates of previous year’s courses who have recently achieved success in the Fellowship exam.

This year the faculty will include several examiners for the College of Intensive Care Medicine as well as a psychologist to help candidates with exam preparation.

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David Anderson

David Anderson

Melbourne intensivist & proud ex-paramedic. Interests include education through simulation & multimedia, prehospital care & end-of-life.

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Paul Young

Paul Young

Intensivist & very active member of the ANZICS CTG. Primary interest in the design of randomised controlled trials in Intensive Care. Associated editor for Critical Care & Resuscitation and author of over 60 publications including first author in the NEJM & JAMA. He would rather be kite-surfing.

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Intensivist. Interests in simulation for teaching crisis management, associate editor for the Monitor journal, and an examiner for CICM.

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Intensivist & general physician. His study notes in everything from undergraduate medicine to critical care ultrasound & the FCICM have been downloaded thousands of times from the Wellington ICU website. He is an avid educator & eloquent speaker.

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Paediatric Intensivist at Starship Hospital in Auckland, having trained in London & Sydney. Fiona has taught on every WICM course since inception and is an examiner for the CICM paediatric fellowship. Every year she has been able to reduce the fear factor for non-paediatric candidates.

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David Knight

Intensivist.
Both supervisor of training for Christchurch ICU & an examiner for CICM.

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Chris Poynter

Chris Poynter

Course convener. Intensivist & anaesthetist. Interests include medical education, simulation & staff welfare.

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Alex Psirides

Alex Psirides

Intensivist. Interests include medical emergency teams & aeromedical transport. Also builds websites for ICU courses.

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Ben Barry

Ben Barry

Intensivist & anaesthetist. Interests include paediatric ICU. Supervisor of training in Wellington & CICM examiner.

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Sam Radford

Intensivist at Austin Hospital in Melbourne. Sam has in interest in multidisclipinary clinical education with a particular focus on the use of simulation in critical scenarios.

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Elliot Bell

Elliot Bell

Clinical Psychologist & educator. Interests include cognitive behavioural therapy, clinical neuropsychology, anxiety & post-trauma states. Elliot returns to give advice on the cognitive & behavioural aspects of preparing for the exam.

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Other NZ Faculty

Dr.George Bax (Intensive Care SR & Course Co-Convenor*) Dr.Shawn Sturland (Intensivist*) Dr.James Moore (Anaesthetist & Intensivist*) Dr.James Broadbent (Anaesthetist & Intensivist*) Dr.James Taylor (Microbiologist & General Physician*) Mel Heaphy (Actress, Wellington) Dr.Debra Chalmers (Intensivist, Hawke’s Bay Hospital, Hawke’s Bay) Dr.Louise Trent (Intensivist, Hawke’s Bay Hospital, Hawke’s Bay) Dr.Alex Browne (Emergency Medicine & Intensivist, Nelson Hospital, Nelson) Dr.Sabine Pecher (Anaesthetist & Intensivist, Hutt Hospital, Wellington) Dr.Colin Barnes (Anaesthetist & Intensivist, Hutt Hospital, Welington) Dr.Andrew Stapleton (Anaesthetist & Intensivist, Hutt Hospital, Wellington) Dr.Rob Bevan (Intensivist, North Shore Hospital, Auckland) Dr.Ywain Lawrey (Intensivist, North Shore Hospital, Auckland) Dr.Laurence Walker (Intensivist, CVICU, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland) Dr.Sara Allen (Intensivist, CVICU, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland) Dr.Alex Browne (Intensivist & ED Specialist, Nelson Hospital, Nelson) Dr.Carl Horsley (Intensivist, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland) Dr.Nic Randall (Intensivist, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland) Dr.Jon Albrett (Anaesthetist & Intensivist, Waikato Hospital)
*indicates staff working in Wellington Regional Hospital

Location

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Wellington Regional Hospital
Riddiford Street
Newtown
Wellington
New Zealand

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ICU Location

The clinical component of the course is set in the 18-bed tertiary Intensive Care Unit in Wellington Regional Hospital. Lectures & vivas are held in the on-site hospital education centre within 5 minutes walk of the ICU.

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Hospital Location

Wellington Regional Hospital is situated in the suburb of Newtown, about 10 minutes drive from both Wellington International Airport & Wellington CBD.

Maps

More information on the hospital, including maps, satellite photos & Google street view location is available here.

Public Transport

Information on getting to & from the hospital by public transport is available here.

Contact

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Communication

The Sixth Wellington Intensive Care Medicine Course is convened by Dr.Chris Poynter & administered by Fiona Wild.
Course announcements will be made through the @wellingtonicu twitter account using #wicm16

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Email

The Course Administrator can be contacted either by email directly or by using the red & white envelope icon on every screen. An electronic business card can be downloaded using the button below.

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Registration

The 2016 course is now full so registration has closed. Please register an interest through the contact page if you wish to be wait listed.