Please note: Conference workshops are open to attendance for conference delegates only.

 Social Media & Applications for Research and Teaching (SMART) Access

Presenters: Peter Carr, Jesse Spurr, Kaye Rolls, Amanda Ullman

Friday 29th April: 7:00 – 08:30am, Light breakfast provided


  • Do you want to learn how to use Social Media professionally?
  • Do you want Social Media to help you learn?
  • Do you want to get the best out of your mobile devices and use Applications to make you more productive?
  • Have you ever attended a scientific meeting and said “I have no idea how to interpret those Research graphs and stats” or you always wanted to know “What is a systematic review and meta-analysis”? 
  • Have you ever thought, could I Teach this clinical procedure or topic better?

If you answered YES to any of these, then you should invest some time in SMART Access. This will be the ultimate, boutique, pre-scientific meeting session that will get you conference ready. 

At the end of the session attendees will understand how social media can assist with dissemination of research evidence and facilitate education.  Additionally this workshop can also serve as a useful platform to evaluate:

  • (a) impact of education interventions and
  • (b) impact of research dissemination.
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 Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Venous Access


If you would like to be added to a wait list in case of cancellations, please email Debra 

Presenters: Gavin Jackson, Peter Carr, Carolyn Kirker

Friday 29th April: 9:00am – 12:00pm

This is a 3 hour workshop that will help optimise your knowledge in ultrasound guided peripheral venous access. There will be theoretical and practical tuition on ultrasound guided access. The problem of increasing complex and chronic health admissions to hospital has become synonymous with difficult vascular access. It is becoming increasingly more important to ensure that venous access is successful and to minimise multiple cannulation attempts. This workshop will provide opportunity to learn from experts on the best techniques to cannulate your patients the first time with minimal delay for treatment. Ultrasound machines and practice phantoms will be available on the day for practical sessions as well as industry experts to discuss how you can get best use from your ultrasound machine.

At the end of this session attendees will have an enhanced understanding and skill base re: the merit and use of ultrasound guided insertion of vascular access devices and device choice.

Challenges in Infusion Therapy

Presenters: Kerry Curtis and Peter Haywood

Friday 29th April: 9:00am – 12:00pm

 This 3 hour session will provide opportunity to talk with key clinicians and experts in infusion therapy. The session will provide opportunity to learn more about the problems with medications of divergent pH and intravenous fluids and medications that are highly concentrated. The session will also discuss the latest evidence on management of all types of VADs and will be though provoking in with new and emerging evidence challenging conventional wisdom.   This session will suit any clinician who has responsibility for caring for patients with acute or chronic vascular devices.

At the end of this session attendees will have a better understanding of the impact of different IV infusates and medications of device choice, as well as vessel health and outcomes. The session will also enlighten attendees on new and innovative strategies to maintain and optimize performance and dwell time.