Short course in critical infection

SCCI2018 8-9 November

The Sydney short course in critical infection will be held in November this year at Westmead Hospital. We'll be welcoming critical care and infection specialists in medicine, nursing and pharmacy to be part of case discussions and updates of all things relevant to severe and life-threatening infection.
Draft program coming shortly.

Registration cost:
$210 for students/trainees*, nursing and allied health professionals
$260 for all other attendees.
Register now

Confirmed speakers

Ken Micklethwaite

Dr Ken Micklethwaite Clinical Lecturer; Medicine, Westmead Clinical School; The Westmead Institute for Medical Research - BMT Cell Therapies

Lou cooley

Dr Lou Cooley Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Royal Hobart Hospital

Tom solano

Dr Tom Solano VMO at Westmead NSW, Orange Health Service. Private Practice at Calvary Wakefield and Calvary North Adelaide

Indy Sandaradura

Dr Indy Sandaradura ID Physician & Clinical Microbiologist at Westmead Hospital; Clinical Senior Lecturer at University of Sydney

Germaine Wong

A/Prof. Germaine Wong Transplant nephrologist, Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research

SCCI2017 28-29 September

Dates: Thursday 28th - Friday 29th September
Times: Registration open from 8.15am Day 1: 8.55am-5.30pm and Day 2: 9.30am-3.00pm
Venue: Cabaret Theatre level 1, Westmead Education and Conference Centre, Westmead Hospital Cnr Hawkesbury and Darcy roads Westmead. Enter through main entrance, follow the corridor straight ahead then turn right and go down the stairs, then through the glass sliding doors, follow short course signage.
Registration cost: $200 for students/trainees*, nursing and allied health professionals *e.g. CICM, ANZCA, ACEM, RACP, RCPA $250 for all other attendees. Registrations closed.
Getting there: Westmead train station is a 5 min walk to the hospital. Parking is available at a cost of $19.50 per day in P1 and P3,


Day 1
Session1: Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship
ID perspective-Matthew Watts
ED perspective-Naren Gunja
Pharmacy perspective-Tony Lai
Antibiotics in the ICU-Sanjay Swaminathan
Infection Mimicry-Gregory Siller
Session 2: Opportunistic Infection and the Immunocompromised Host
Transplant infections-Nicky Gilroy
Monoclonal antibodies-Lou Cooley
Profiling cancer patients and their risk of infection-Monica Slavin
Session 3: Top 9 Papers in ID and Critical Care
ED papers-Jon Iredell
Top 3 ICU Papers-Pierre Janin
ID Papers-Nicky Gilroy
Session 4: Soft Tissue Infections in the ICU
Necrotising soft tissue infection-Nai An Lai

Day 2
Session 5: The Big Picture
Global view-Marc Ziegenfuss
Biomarkers in sepsis-Benjamin Tang
Session 6: On The Horizon
FMT-Sharon Chen
Phage therapy, stalin's cure-Jon Iredell
Session 7: Cases
Severe community acquired pneumonia-Tasnim Hasan
Complicated pancreatitis in the ICU-Jaslyn Doshi
Management challenges in device related infection-Chris Robson

SESSION 3: Top 9 Papers in ID and Critical Care

Emergency Department
Sepsis 3.0
Use of administrative versus clinical data to characterize disease definitions
Fluid administration in sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock

Intensive Care Unit
Antibiotic timing
Sepsis Mortality
State Sepsis Initiative
State Sepsis Mandates

Infectious Diseases
Diagnostics: Procalcitonin- systematic review
Emerging diseases threat: Candida auris- an emerging ID threat
Therapeutics: The yes and no arguments for inhaled antibiotics