This is the first, largest and longest running national airway course designed specifically for trainees involved in airway management, open to all anaesthetic trainees, ICU trainees, ED trainees and residents in anaesthesia, ICU and ED.

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If you are a trainee, patient airway management is on your radar, then this is for you.

Our eleventh NATCAT workshop is Saturday 2 December 2017 at the Sunshine Hospital Simulation and Education Centre. After ten sold out successful workshops held in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Hong Kong, we are back in Melbourne this year with our usual dream team of instructors.

A/Prof Reny Segal
A/Prof Reny Segal
  • All day ‘hands-on’ event
  • Working in small groups, addressing all aspects of airway management – from the basic to the advanced
  • The aim of the course is to give you a structured approach to airway management – correct thinking applied to proficient technical skills
  • A faculty of 40 anaesthesia and intensive care specialists on each course
  • The faculty will consist of specialists from teaching departments throughout Australasia and will include the executive of the Airway Management Special Interest Group, department directors, supervisors of training, college examiners – all of who are enthusiastic teachers and mentors
  • Faculty members have a proven track record in teaching and have an impressive, practical knowledge of airway management

Course convener

A/Prof. Reny Segal, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Melbourne and Staff Specialist Royal Melbourne’s Hospital Department of Anaesthesia

Course tools

  • course pre-reading (around 30 minutes of material)

  • skill stations 

  • high fidelity simulation 

  • fibre-optic dexterity bench-training

  • PBLDs

  • take home course resource / manual

This course is a very full day with high instructor to participant ratio of one to two. There will be intense activity and excellent catering for the day. 

NATCAT conference attendees

Date, location and cost

Saturday 2 December 2017

Western Centre for Health, Research and Education (WCHRE)
Simulation Centre, Sunshine Hospital
176 Furlong Road,
St Albans, Victoria 3021

Cost : $495

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Course schedule

08:30 - 09:00 Introduction
09:00 - 10:30 Session 1
10:30 - 11:00 Morning tea

11:00 - 12:30 

Session 2
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Session 3
15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon tea
15:30 - 17:00 Session 4
17:00 - 17:30 Closing

Please note, all trainees will rotate through all the course components on the day.

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