SCCI 2023

The Short Course in Critical Infection, 6-7 November, Westmead NSW

This two-day course brings together experts and leading clinicians to discuss state-of-the-art and core topics relevant to diagnosis and management of severe, life-threatening infections and sepsis. Topics are delivered through lectures, interactive case discussions and constructive debates. The program is suitable for practising clinicians and trainees in the fields of Infectious Diseases, Intensive Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Infection Control, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Pharmacy and Nursing. Sessions will include Diagnostics, New Therapies, Clinical Recaps and Artificial Intelligence.

Please note program can change without notice

Registration includes catering for two days

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Program Committee
Prof. Jon Iredell, Senior Staff Specialist Westmead Hospital; Director Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research
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An Lai, Director Intensive Care Services, Mater Health; Director of Surgical Clinical Governance Approach to XDR Sepsis
Dr Indy Sandaradura, ID Physician and Clinical Microbiologist Westmead Hospital; Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
Dr Amith Shetty, Clinical Director, Patient Experience and System Performance Support division, NSW Ministry of health
Dr Holly Sinclair, Advanced Therapeutics Fellow Westmead Hospital

Speakers & Presentations
A/Prof. Justin Beardsley, Associate Professor in Infectious Diseases at the Sydney Institute for Infectious Diseases; Westmead Clinical School Problems and solutions in fungal infections
A/Prof. Philip Britton, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician, Children’s Hospital Westmead
Dr Clinton Colaco, Infectious Diseases Physician, Westmead Hospital and Hawkesbury District Hospital Curing AMR; is that a real thing
Dr Ravindra Dotel, Infectious Diseases Specialist, Blacktown Hospital SNAP: Understanding antibiotic use in staph sepsis
Dr John-Sebastian Eden, Research Scientist in Bioinformatics and Genomics, Centre for Virus Research, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research; Senior Research Fellow, Sydney Medical School Institutes
Dr Alicia Fajardo Lubián, Post Doctoral Researcher, The University of Sydney and The Westmead Institute for Medical Research Natural evolution of bacteria in the antibiotic era
Dr John Gallagher, Intensive Care Specialist, Westmead Hospital
Dr Annaleise Howard-Jones, Clinical Lecturer, Sydney Medical School, Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Prof. Alison Kesson, Head of Pathology, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Emerging and Re-emerging Viral Infections
Dr Hector Maxwell-Scott, Infectious Diseases Physician, Westmead Hosptial
Prof. Malcolm Pradhan, Medical Informatics and AI, Adjunct Professor in Digital Health at the University of Sydney
Prof. Ian Seppelt, Senior Specialist, Intensive Care Medicine Nepean Hospital, Sydney and the University of Sydney Medical School; Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University
Dr Mehan Siriwardhane, General and Hepatobiliary Surgeon, Mater Health
Dr Ashima Sharma, Staff Specialist, Westmead Hospital
Prof. Thomas Snelling, Director of Health and Clinical Analytics, School of Public Health, University of Sydney; Infectious Diseases Physician, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
Prof. Sanjay Swaminathan, Senior Lecturer Medicine (Immunology & Infectious Diseases), Westmead Clinical School Immunomodulators in Critical Illness
Dr Audrey Wang, Senior Lecturer Digital Health, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney; Program Director (FMH)

For full list of confirmed speakers check out the program.

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