Past Conferences

2018 Presentations

The following downloads are presentations made at the 2018 ASA+FNA Conference in Hobart.
They are made available with the permission of individual authors. The views and opinions expressed in each presentation may not necessarily reflect those of the Aeromedical Society of Australasia or Flight Nurses Australia.

The Abstracts can be downloaded as pdfs.

Thursday 27th September 2018 Program.

Stephen Hearns
Performance under pressure in aeromedical retrieval

Peter McDonell

Creating One Standard to Reach Beyond

Ben Stanton
“Hang on, there’s ECMO at my ALS!” Pre-hospital ECLS – now and into the future

Kaye Melmeth Oration
Maureen Roberts

37 Years of Experience and Challenges. Where we have been and where we will go?

Andrew Pearce
Do you have an Exit Strategy?

Colin Gunn
Insights from the first 12 months of Australia’s biggest HEMS operation.

Paul Maclure
Patients retrieved to intensive care via a dedicated retrieval service to not have increased hospital mortality compared with propensity matched controls

Jo Scott
Nurse Practitioners taking the Lead

Andrew Hooper
Around the West in 80 hours

David Carpenter
Anatomy of an epidemic – aeromedical retrieval perspective o the 2017 Meningococcal W outbreak in remote Central Australia

David Szyc & Tom Nicholls
Ventilated Winching: A New Perspective

Tina Kendrick
Going With The Flow – Raediatric Patients Referred to NETS NSW on Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy

Stefan Becker
Implementation of the Swiss Low Flight Network (LFN) for Helicopters

Johnny Delgado
International Response Challenges to Disasters – An Island Experience

Todd Mulville
Transformational Change in Aeromedical Services for Northern NSW

Christopher Denny
On Selection 

Friday 28th September 2018 Program.

Matthew O’Keefe
Peer support for front line Aeromedical Staff

Jenna McGeever
Interstate paediatric ECMO retrieval

Mick Wilson Oration
Ben Meadley
Developing physicla employment standards in Helicopter Emergency Medical Services – a benchmark for the future

Andrew Hooper
Aeromedical Transfer of Patiendts for Emergency Clot Retrieval – The Western Australian Experience 

Tom Judge
Answering Need: “Next Gen” Rural Healthcare in Maine 2020-2030

John Hollott
Ventilation during helicopter stretcher winching of intubated patients

Christopher Marlow
Is this really just another day in the office? Skills Maintenance using High Fidelity Clinical Scenarios in the Helicopter Winch Training Environment 

Renee Holleran
Transport Nursing: Where we have been, where we are now and where are we going?

Alan Garner
Experience with the Abdominal Aortic and Junctional Tourniquet in traumatic arrest

Bronwyn Turner
Neonatal Hypothermia During Transport, a MedSTAR Kids Experience 

Emmeline Finn
Pregnancy – what does it mean for aeromedical crew?

Phil Hogan
The rise and rise of UAS technology

Cameron Brockel
Royal Australian Air Force mass patient aeromedical evacuation capability 

Cameron Edgar
The role civilian aeromedical services can play in providing clinical experience and exposure to military medics prior to deployment 

Mark Buick
Is it Approved?

Stefan Mazur
The Power of One

2017 Presentations

The following downloads are presentations made at the 2017 ASA+FNA Conference in Sydney.
They are made available with the permission of individual authors. The views and opinions expressed in each presentation may not necessarily reflect those of the Aeromedical Society of Australasia or Flight Nurses Australia.

The Abstracts can be downloaded as pdfs.

Dan Hankins
Lessons Learned  

Dave Greenberg
Highs, lows and lessons from 25 years on the NZ Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Dan Martin
Back to the Future

Naomi Lacey
Logistics in the never never

Andrew Taylor  
Hot and High – A look at why aircraft performance decreases rapidly with altitude and/or hot conditions

John Tessarolo
Application of an airline standard Safety Management System – Enhancing safety in aeromedical transport

JN Armstrong
Appropriate Application of the Aviation – Medicine Analogy 

Cameron Edgar
Investigating the Past to Improve the Future: Training Paramedics to conduct Safety Investigations

Bruce Wicksteed
Project Artemis: national coordination of paediatric critical care retrievals

2016 Presentations

The following are links to each of the Abstracts as presented at the ASA + COASTN 28th Conference in Queenstown, New Zealand , August 25th and 26th 2016.

The content and views expressed in each of these Abstract presentations are solely those of individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or position of those of the Aeromedical Society of Australasia, the College of Air and Surface Transport Nurses or their associates.

The Abstracts can be downloaded as pdfs.

Thursday 25th August 2016 Program.

Clinical Director of Retrieval Coordination – MedSTAR Emergency Medical Retrieval Service
What is clinical aeromedical coordination all about? 

Flight Nurse Educator – NSW Ambulance
Aiming higher and reaching further through collaborative aviation partnerships: NSW Air Ambulance and Virgin Australia Non Technical Skills (NTS) Course

Emergency Medicine / HEMS Specialist – Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust and Auckland District Health Board
Improving the usability of prehospital checklists with multidisciplinary application of the Cognitive Aids in Medicine Assessment Tool (CMAT)

Clinical Nurse Consultant – CareFlight

How to get the Post-Partum Haemorrhage patient in your aircraft and to definitive care – a new option for Flight Nurses 

Heliport Design Group

What is the predictability of usefulness for new heliports using wind roses? 

Lecturer – University of Otago, New Zealand
Evaluating the non-technical skills of inter-hospital air transport clinicians: A clinical simulation study

Physiologist – Aviation Medicine Unit, RNZAF Auckland, New Zealand
RNZAF Fatigue Modelling and Mitigation Strategies

Director of Clinical Operations, CareFlight Retrieval Medicine
Fatigue Risk Management System for Medical Crew Members

Aviation Legal Counsel,  Australian Federation of Air Pilots
Safer sustainable aeromedical operations through appropriate pilot fatigue regulation

Chief Operating Officer – RFDS Central Operations / ASA Committee
ASA Standards Update

Friday 26th August 2016 Program.

Director of Government Affairs – Air EVAC Lifeteam
Implementation of a level seven feedback simulator system for Air Evac

Nurse Manager  – CareFlight Retrieval
Nurses Fly High Again in Queensland


PreHospital and Retrieval Physician / Medical Retrieval Consultant, SAAS MedSTAR
REBOA – What, who, where?

Flight Nurse, Nurse Consultant Workforce Development – Hawkes Bay District Health Board
Up and Away

EMS/SAR Pilot, MAC Rescue – Babcock
Flying Blind

Clinical Nurse Consultant – Paediatric Retrieval Service – Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
High Flow Nasal Prong Oxygenation – the Children’s Health Queensland’s Retrieval Service’s  (CHQRS) experience


Head, Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Perfusion – Royal Prince Alfred Hospital  / Clinical Associate Professor – University of Sydney
1:800 ECMO: Developing an ECMO Retrieval Service

Mick Wilson ORATION
Transporting Poor Prognosis Patients

Registrar, Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine – Hunter Retrieval Service, John Hunter Hospital
Improving response times to critically ill patients requiring retrieval: a before and after study

Emergency Physician – Northern Sydney Local Health District   –  Prehospital and Retrieval Specialist, Research Director – Greater Sydney HEMS
Research in prehospital care that changes practice

Physiologist – Aviation Medicine Unit, RNZAF Auckland, New Zealand
Carbohydrate Restriction and Intermittent Fasting:  Implications and Efficacy for Aeromedical Practitioners

Emergency Medicine Specialist – Auckland City Hospital  /  HEMS Medical Director – Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
Resilience: Reflections on stress and performance

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