Resus at Harbour 2018

 

 

 

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Get to know Natalie Thurtle

Q: What are you presenting at R@TH 2018?
A: Emergency Care Systems in Conflict: Lessons from Micro to Macro in Mosul

Q: What knowledge will I gain from attending your session?
A: An idea of how what happens to create resilience and access at the frontline can be reflected up to improve systems in emergency care.

Q: As one of our featured speakers, what excites you about being part of the Conference?
A:
It will be my first time to this conference, super excited by the line-up of diverse presenters.  I’m a tox nerd so looking forward to the tox session.


Q:
What advice would you give to your younger self at the start of your career?
A:
Find your people. Don’t necessarily listen to those, however well meaning, who tell you not to take unusual paths that divert from training because it might hurt your career.

Q: What’s the craziest item on your bucket list?
A:
Not super crazy;)… but hoping to complete the Pacific Crest Trail at some point in the next few years, a 6 month hike from Mexico to Canada.

Get to know Anne Creaton

Q: What are you presenting at R@TH 2018?
A:
My talk is entitled “Resuscitation in the Pacific: Connecting Islands of Care”
It is about the need to construct robust systems, the missing pieces and the pitfalls of resuscitation in a resource poor setting. It is about the politics of change management and how logic and science can be eclipsed by politics, power and control.

Q: What knowledge will I gain from attending your session?
A:
How resuscitation differs in a low or middle-income country where resources are scarce and systems are less developed or absent. How it takes a system to save a life.

 Q: As one of our featured speakers, what excites you about being part of the Conference?
A:
A great opportunity to chat to like-minded souls and debate the pearls and pitfalls of different aspects of emergency care. A chance to exchange ideas and resources relating to building emergency care systems where they do not exist or are fragile and fragmented. Mixing with the great speakers and delegates.

Q: What advice would you give to your younger self at the start of your career?
A:
Progress is non-linear. It’s a marathon not a sprint. Have faith: Things usually work out.

Q: What’s the craziest item on your bucket list?
A:
Buying a tropical island to run retreats for healthcare workers.

Get to know Bill Bestic

Q: What are you presenting at R@TH 2018?

A: I’m giving a talk about the importance of failure. We shy away from it in medicine, but it’s importance is embraced in other high performing cultures. I do believe we are missing out on seeing failing exams, poor patient outcomes, financial or personal disasters as opportunities to learn, gain resilience and develop coping strategies that fortify our character for the next time.

Q: What knowledge will I gain from attending your session?

A: I hope you’ll come away with less fear of failure. Maybe you’ll even consider how to better support trainees and colleagues who have ‘failed’ in some respect rather than avoid them. Failure is not a dirty word and success is a poor teacher.

I will share some secrets from the Special Air Service (SAS), an elite organisation with a strongly developed ethos of ‘the more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in war’. We were approached by teams such as the All Blacks to help develop cultures shaped by humility and the results speak for themselves. Who Dares Wins doesn’t mean you’re always successful. It means you’re not afraid to try. Even in the face of adversity or seemingly impossible odds.

It certainly will not be a self-help or resilience 101 session! More of a chat about how other organisations and my own personal experience of failure can be the most powerful and important teacher you can get. Using failure effectively is the key.

Q: As one of our featured speakers, what excites you about being part of the Conference?

A: I’m excited by the innovative nature of the conference, and the bravery of the organising committee to challenge dogma and inspire participants to think critically.  

Q: What advice would you give to your younger self at the start of your career?

A: You are going to fail in ways you’ve never experienced. You will hate it. It will hurt. But it will shape and build your character in ways you never thought possible. You will learn to embrace failure, release fear, truly understand humility and live a far more content, considered and fulfilled life. And avoid people who give you the sh*ts. Life is full of them and you can’t change them.

Oh, and you will drive a Mustang in later life for reasons which are not entirely clear. Cool car though.

Q: What’s the craziest item on your bucket list?

A: I don’t have a bucket list anymore. Sitting on my back deck, watching the sun go down with the love of my life and a good red wine. I don’t need anything more than that.

 

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Conference Dates: 17 - 19 September  2018

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