Short courses

SCCI 2016

The 4th annual Short Course in Critical Infection, is a 2-day course that is designed for the practicing critical care or infectious diseases physician and for all those who manage serious infection.

It provides a first-principles understanding of the major infections that precipitate or complicate critical illness, as well as a focus on the practical management of scenarios that are unique to it. Faculty includes leaders in infectious diseases, microbiology & intensive care.

The course is accredited as a workshop for CICM, ACEM, RACP.

Short Course: Wednesday 19 + Thursday 20 October 2016
Venue: The Westmead Institute for Medical Research Australia, 176 Hawkesbury Road Westmead, Sydney, Australia

SCCI 2016
SCCI 2016


$200 for students/trainees*, nursing and allied health professionals
$250 for all other attendees



Speakers Include

Associate Professor Sharon Chen
ICPMR - Westmead Hospital
Antifungal prophylaxis vs. biomarker-driven approach in ICU: evidence for and against

Dr Louise Cooley
Royal Hobart Hospital
Use of biologics – monoclonal therapies and infection

Professor Simon Finfer
University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital
Sepsis 3 - what’s new

Professor Lyn Gilbert
University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital
Ethical responsibility for hospital infection prevention and control (IPC)

Dr Nicky Gilroy
Westmead Hospital
Infections in transplant recipients

Dr Krispin Hajkowicz
University of Queensland, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Antimicrobial stewardship in the ICU – interventions and efficacy

Professor Jonathan Iredell
University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital
The Microbiome: Adaptation and manipulation

Professor Cheryl Jones
University of Sydney, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Consensus guidelines for the Diagnosis of Encephalitis in Australia and New Zealand

Dr Jen Kok

ICPMR – Westmead Hospital
Bacterial, fungal, viral POC testing in the ICU

Professor Jeffrey Lipman

Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, University of Queensland, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Queensland University of Technology
Drug kinetics in the critically ill (especially with regard to filters and SLED)

Dr Stephen Macdonald
University of Western Australia, Royal Perth Hospital
Biomarkers of Sepsis

Dr David Mitchell
University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital
Physician, heal thyself – protecting the healthcare worker – SARS, MERS, Ebola and beyond

Professor David Paterson
University of Queensland, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Antibiotics and Resistance – an overview

Dr Sundaram (Sunny) Rachakonda
Liverpool Hospital ICU, Macquarie University Hospital
Rational clinical pathology testing in ICU

Dr Indy Sandaradura
St Vincent’s Hospital, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, University of New South Wales
Antimicrobial dosing in critical illness: one size doesn’t fit all

Dr Ian Seppelt
University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital
Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract (SDD) in intensive care patients