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QLD Trauma Symposium

Queensland Trauma Symposium

The 9th QLD Trauma Symposium is a multidisciplinary conference suited to healthcare professionals from a variety of specialities including Pre-Hospital/Retrieval Medicine, Emergency, Intensive Care, Surgical, Military/Disasters, Nursing, Allied Health and Research.

Local, national and international presenters and delegates involved in the various aspects of trauma care will converge to discuss, debate and educate on the dynamic specialty that is trauma care.

The QLD Trauma Symposium is an excellent opportunity for multidisciplinary trauma care providers to collaborate at a professional level, educate on current practices and discuss ideas for the future of trauma care.

Thursday 22 February 2018

Pre-symposium Workshops

Complex Trauma Care Workshop
Hosted by: RBWH Trauma Service

  • Maximum 30 delegates
  • A one day interactive course with a focus on the advanced concepts and their application in caring for the critically injured.
  • Designed for senior RN / CN /CNC from Critical Care and Surgical specialities
  • 8:30 - 4:30pm (morning team, lunch and afternoon tea provided)

TREW – Trauma Radiology and Emergency Workshop

Facilitated by:
Dr Fran Williamson, Emergency Physician, RBWH
Dr Craig Hacking, Consultant Radiologist, RBWH
Dr Trent Lipp, Emergency Physician, RBWH
Dr Glenn Ryan, Emergency Physician, PAH
Dr Mick Devlin, Emergency Physician, QE II

  • Current emergency trauma management principles presented as case based discussion incorporating radiological interpretation
  • Small group, hands on procedural workshop
  • Maximum: 24 delegates – Registrar/SMO Level
  • 1/2 day workshop – 1 – 5pm (afternoon tea provided)

Trauma simulation debriefing – Conversations to connect teams and improve trauma care

Facilitated by Dr Victoria Brazil – Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast Health.

  • Designed for delegates with a leadership or educational role in trauma or other high performance teams. Attendees are encouraged to come as a group or pair from their facility.
  • Maximum 20 delegates
  • 3.5hr workshop - 8am – 11:30am (morning tea provided)

Key focus areas

  • Using simulation as a tool for culture change and improving multi-team systems
  • An update on 'team science' and how to apply to trauma care
  • Using short clinical debriefs and mental rehearsal strategies for teams
  • Cases studies from trauma systems and high performance around the world

Moulage Workshop

Facilitated by Clare Scott – Simulation Educator, Nursing/Midwifery Education and Research Unit, Gold Coast University Hospital.

  • Teaches you how to create your own schkin, scars, rashes/Lups, graces/gravel rash, create first, second and third degree burns, bruises, bone fractures, lacerations, blood clots and impaled objects.
  • Provides take home basic Moulage kit containing schkin to mould wounds, 1 FX Bruise Wheel, 1 FX Death Wheel, 1 FX Burns wheel, 1 white base grease paint, charcoal, Rigid collodian, 1 Mehron fake blood, 1 bottle of splatter blood, 1 Latex pot, gelatin blood, gelatin Blister, gelatin skin, rubber glass , paint brushes, stipple sponge and Tongue depressor/ toothpicks
  • Maximum 12 participants
  • 8 - 11:30am (morning tea provided)

Friday 23 February 2018

QLD Trauma Symposium

The Symposium will consist of keynote lectures, feature presentations and two concurrent streams that will include  a combination of presentations/panel discussions and debates concerning real situations confronted by those who care for trauma patients. Discussions will examine each phase of patient care from multidisciplinary and system perspectives and ample opportunity will be given for questions about various areas of interest.

QLD Trauma Symposium Reception

  • 5.15 – 7.15pm
  • RBWH Education Centre Foyer
  • Canapes and Refreshments provided
  • Free to attend if you have attended the Symposium, simply tick the yes box when registering.


Please find below a list of the fees for each workshop and the symposium:

Pre-Conference Workshops
Thursday 22nd February 2018
Complex Trauma Care Workshop

Full day Workshop (8am – 4:30pm)
Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
30 participants only

Moulage Workshop

8am – 11.30am
Includes morning tea and a basic Moulage kit
12 participants

TREW Course – Trauma Radiology and Emergency Workshop

1pm – 5pm
Includes afternoon tea
24 participants only

Trauma Simulation Debriefing Workshop

8am – 11:30am
Includes morning tea
20 participants only

Complex Care Trauma Workshop: designed for senior RN / CN / CNC from Critical Care and Surgical Specialities

TREW: Registrar / SMO level

Trauma Simulation Debriefing Workshop: designed for delegates with a leadership or educational role in trauma or other high performance teams. Attendees are encouraged to come as a group or pair from their facility

Moulage Workshop: Open to all health care professionals.

All prices inclusive of GST

Friday 23rd February 2018
 EARLY BIRD – payment before 30th January 2018Standard Registration – payment after 30th January 2018
Medical – Consultant $280.00 $340.00
Medical – Registrar / RMO / Intern $220.00 $280.00
All others (nursing, paramedic, allied health professionals, radiographer, student, others) $190.00 $250.00

All prices inclusive of GST

Registrations close 19 February 2018

Getting to the event

Visit the RBWH website for information regarding parking and transport and maps and directions.

DSTC 19-21 February 2018

Definitive Surgical Trauma Care
DSTC will be held prior to the QLD Trauma Symposium. For further information and registration please visit the for DSTC webpage.

22-23 February 2018

Education Centre
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Butterfield Street




If you are interested in hosting a trade stall at the QLD Trauma Symposium, please contact for further information and application forms.


Registrations close 19 February 2018

Last updated: 30 October 2017