ANZICS ACCCN 2024 ASM Pre-Conference Datathon

We are excited to announce the next ANZICS Intensive Care Datathon will be held on Tuesday 9th April 2024, 9am to 5pm. Partnered with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the event will be held at The Gibson RoomLevel 10, QUT Gardens Point Room, Brisbane. Gardens Point Campus map

This is a great opportunity to explore large intensive care health datasets motivated by real-world questions with clinicians and data scientists working side-by-side.

Learn new skills and be mentored by the best in the field.

Registration is free!

What is a Datathon? Why is it important?

A datathon is an interactive event where participants work together in teams to solve a clinical question through applying data science tools and techniques to analyse large dataset(s). Clinicians and data scientists (including trainees) work together to generate insights and potential solutions to the clinical question.

Since 2017, ANZICS has hosted datathons to provide opportunities for intensive care clinicians and trainees, data scientists, biostatisticians and researchers to explore the large repository of data held in the ANZICS Clinical Registry to answer practical questions that may inform or improve patient care.

Partnering with the Queensland University of Technology’s School of Computer Science and Centre for Data Science, the ANZICS 2024 Intensive Care Datathon brings together clinical and data science enthusiasts and experts to explore the depths of the ANZICS Registry datasets which hold over 3 million episodes of care.        

We welcome students and trainees alike to get involved. Datathons are a great way to enhance your skills, refine a formal project idea and collaborate with diverse professionals, whilst being mentored along the way by the best experts in health and data science.

About the Data: 

The data provided will  be extracted from the ANZICS Registry and curated to preserve privacy, while providing enough information for meaningful analyses. Participants are required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and if the work results in a publication, the ANZICS Publication Policy must be adhered to.  If there is scientific merit, we support and encourage teams to continue to work on their field of enquiry towards a formal publication beyond the day of the Datathon.

Who can attend the Datathon?

It is helpful if you are a:

– Clinician (or trainee) with real experience in the critical care environment

– Data Scientist (or trainee) with experience in

  • R/Python/Matlab or SQL queries
  • machine learning
  • statistical modelling or data visualisation.

How does it work?

Teams are each assigned a clinical question to interrogate one or more datasets with the aim of generating an insight or solution to the question. At the close of the day, each team will present their finding(s), providing the opportunity for participants to develop skills in showcasing the meaning and value behind the data and its application to the real world. The presentations will be judged by the Datathon mentors, with the top teams given the opportunity to present findings in a session at the 2024 ANZICS ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting.

*Please note, some preparatory work may be required by participants prior to start of the Datathon.

What if we get stuck on a problem?

There is plenty of support for teams to navigate the challenge of the day, with Datathon mentors and experts in the field of Intensive Care Medicine and Data Science available to assist and mentor you every step of the way.

What do I need to bring?

Bring your own laptop (don’t forget the charger), be open to working with others and ready to jump in for the challenge. A rewarding and fun learning opportunity awaits!

What datasets will be available?

What datasets will be available?
Teams may choose to use one or all the datasets on offer to answer their assigned clinical question.

The ANZICS Intensive Care Registry Datasets:
• The Adult Patient Database
• The Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Intensive Care Dataset
• The Critical Care Resources Dataset
• The Socio-economic data by postcode

How are the Datathon presentations judged?

Abstract presentations are reviewed by the scientific mentors.  Judging is based on clinical relevance and impact – i.e. how your solution may influence or improve current practice, the novelty and impact of the proposed problem statement, the result presentation, and the Team’s plans for the study moving forward.

More information can be found on the ANZICS website here

The ANZICS Clinical Leadership Program

Clinical Leadership in ICU: Culture, Communication and Resilience

Intensive care is a complex clinical environment providing unique challenges not experienced in other healthcare settings.  Through this lens, the ANZICS Clinical Leadership Program provides the opportunity for emerging clinical leaders to build tools and frameworks that will refine their leadership purpose, develop skills to negotiate workplace challenges and explore strategies to influence organisational change.

This module on culture, communication and leadership is delivered as a two-day workshop with 20 hours of online learning and is part of the bespoke clinical leadership program which has been developed by a truly multidisciplinary faculty in partnership with the leading behavioural strategy firm NeuroPower.  Early career clinicians working in the intensive care across all specialties are invited to attend.

Program at a Glance:

At the conclusion of this module participants will:

  1. Define and discuss the pillars of clinical leadership in an ICU environment,
  2. Explore how leaders influence ICU culture and identify behaviours and characteristics that contribute to positive culture in the workplace,
  3. Examine the individual, team and system dynamics that impact on ICU culture and analyse the role of a ‘safety culture’ in leading and managing organisational performance,
  4. Design a strategy to enhance the psychological safety of an ICU team and formulate a collaborative plan to approach conflict resolution within the workplace, or
  5. Identify a leadership challenge within an intensive care setting and develop an action plan to facilitate its resolution.

*Approved for CICM CPD

Who should attend:

Early career Intensive Care clinicians (doctors, nurses, allied health) who are new, emerging or aspiring leaders.
Clinicians not in a formal leadership role are welcome to attend.

Date: Mon 8th & Tues 9th April 2024

Time: 8am – 5pm

Cost (inclusive of GST):
Medical Specialist: ANZICS member – $1,650:00
Medical Specialist: Non-member – $1,870:00
Medical trainee, Nurse, Allied Health: ANZICS member – $880:00
Medical Trainee, Nurse, Allied Health: Non-member – $1,100:00

Clinical Skills Development Service
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Click here for more information or to register.

The Evolution Of Physiotherapy In ICU

Join us for a day of presentations, debates and workshops on IMT, IPV & Lung Ultrasound.

Endorsed by ANZICS, sponsored by BMedical and hosted by Children’s Health Queensland.

Date: Tuesday 9th April 2024

Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Cost: $40 for ANZICS ASM 2024 attendees or ANZICS members

Location:  CCHR, 62 Graham St South Brisbane, QLD

Spaces are limited- register your interest by 26 Jan 2024!

Our Invited Speakers

Professor Brenda Morrow

The evolution of Physiotherapy in PICU

Brenda is 2024 ANZICS keynote speaker. Brenda ia a Physiotherapist and Full Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Brenda is an active clinician-scientist with a special interests in interdisciplinary paediatric critical care practice and research; cardiopulmonary rehabilitation; palliative care; and medical ethics. Brenda has over 120 peer reviewed publications; 13 book chapters; numerous national and international congress presentations and holds a Southern African National Research Foundation (NRF) B rating. She is currently President of the World Federation of Paediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS) and President-Elect of the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa. Brenda is Editor-in-Chief of the Southern African Journal of Critical Care; Senior Associate Editor for Paediatric Critical Care Medicine and Associate Academic Editor of PlosOne and Frontiers in Paediatrics (Critical Care). She is a regular reviewer for over 40 international journals and grant funding agencies.

Professor Bernie Bissett

The role of IMT in ICU

Bernie is a Canberra-based physiotherapist who has specialised in physiotherapy for intensive care and acutely unwell patients. Bernie has more than 20 years’ experience working in Sydney, London and Canberra. Bernie is currently Professor and Discipline Lead of Physiotherapy at University of Canberra, while she still maintains a visiting academic role at Canberra Hospital. Bernie’s research focuses on inspiratory muscle training in intensive care and surgical patients, as well as in people with Parkinson’s Disease. She is also involved in research projects in early mobilisation in ICU, ICU survivorship, lymphoedema, simulated learning and the use of technology in physiotherapy education.

A/ Professor Jennifer Paratz

Because the Doctor told me to: the medico-legal implications for physio in ICU

Jennifer is a specialist ICU physiotherapist with extensive experience in clinical work, research and teaching. She has an MPhil, PhD, Grad Dip in Medical Education, and an FACP. She is frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences, has over 180 publications and has supervised 60+ postgraduate students. Research interests include intensive care management of burns, epidemiology of burn injury, haemodynamics in intensive care and sepsis. More recently she has graduated in a Master of Health & Medical Law and completed mediation training