Workshop Facilitators

Dr Gordon Chapman | MBChB FRCA FANZCA MD

Gordon Chapman is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Royal Perth Hospital, Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia and current WAAG Chair. He teaches rescue airway techniques in the Royal Perth Hospital “Wetlab” and is actively involved with the ANZCA Airway SIG. His interests include the management of the difficult or failed airway as well as anaesthesia for ENT, head and neck plus emergency surgery.

Facilitator: Can’t Intubate & Can’t Oxygenate

Dr Gary Devine | MA MB BChir MRCA FANZCA PGDipClinUS

Gary is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals. He holds degrees in Natural Sciences (Pharmacology) and Medicine from the University of Cambridge. He commenced his anaesthetic career in the Severn deanery in the UK before relocating to Western Australia in 2011 to pursue an interest in prehospital medicine with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. He subsequently joined the WA anaesthetic training scheme and has completed a six month fellowships in cardiothoracic anaesthesia at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the airway fellowship at Fiona Stanley Hospital. He has also just finished a one year fellowship in cardiothoracic anaesthesia at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, UK. His main interests are in the fields of cardiothoracic anaesthesia and peri-operative echocardiography.

Facilitator: One Lung Ventilation

Dr Thy Do| BSc (Hons) MBBCh (Hons) FRCA FANZCA

Anaesthetic Fellow, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia

Thy is a Consultant Anaesthetist working at Royal Perth Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital and Fremantle Hospital. She graduated from Cardiff University, Wales and went on to complete her anaesthetic training in the West Midlands, UK. Thy’s interests include management of the ‘difficult airway’, Obstetric anaesthesia and Simulation training with a focus on Human Factors. She is the course director for a regional training day for anaesthetists blending Simulation and Human Factors back in the UK. In Perth, she pursued these interests by completing the Airway and Simulation Fellowships at Royal Perth Hospital. She continues her involvement in Human Performance training via translational simulation exercises across multiple sites and ‘NEXUS’ an innovative course, working closely alongside experts from the aviation industry. As a formal RPH CICO (‘Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate’) instructor, she teaches rescue airway techniques at Royal Perth Hospital’s ‘wet-lab’ and recently joined the ‘Airway Rescue Course’ team at Fiona Stanley Hospital. In addition, she instructs on CICO courses on a national and international basis.

Facilitator: Can’t Intubate & Can’t Oxygenate

Prof Peter Friedland | FRACS, FCS (SA) Otol. MMED Otol, MBBCh

Peter is Head of Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Skull Base Surgery, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth. He is also Associate Professor in School of Surgery, University of Western Australia. and Professor & Discipline Leader of ENT in School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame. He is the Co- Head of education and research at the Ear Science Institute of Australia and has a keen interest in research. Peter is an avid teacher and is heavily involved in the Royal Australian College of Surgeons

Facilitator: Nasendoscopy Workshop

Dr Hayley Herbert | MBChB FRACS

Hayley Herbert is a paediatric and adult ENT specialist with a special interest in paediatric airways. She completed her ENT training in New Zealand and is Fellowship trained in Laryngology and Paediatric ENT.

Currently she is a Consultant at Perth Children’s Hospital and works in private at Perth ENT in Subiaco and Jandakot and at Southern Corridor ENT in Fremantle and Rockingham. She has two young sons that keep her busy outside work.

Facilitator: Nasendoscopy Workshop

Dr Anton Hinton-Bayre | BA(Hons), MBBS(Hons), PhD, FRACS

Anton has recently completed his surgical training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He is currently an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Ear Science Centre of the University of Western Australia. Anton completed his graduate bachelor medical degree at the University of Queensland followed by residency across a number of Brisbane metropolitan hospitals. He comes from an academic background with a doctorate in neuropsychology, with a special interest in biostatistics, and maintains a number of active research interests across fields. And to relieve the stress of it all he regularly participates in triathlons and believes the number of bikes one should own equals n+1.

Facilitator: Nasendoscopy  Workshop

Dr Simon Hellings

Simon trained in Anesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine in London and Manchester in the UK.  He was a consultant at Manchester Royal Infirmary – the birthplace of the National Tracheostomy Safety Project (NTSP).  As simulation lead he was involved in embedding and reinforcing the NTSP algorithms within ICU and on the wards.  He is currently working in Anaesthetics at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth.

Facilitator: Tracheostomy Workshop

Dr Bridget Hogan | BSc MBBS FANZCA

Dr Bridget Hogan is a full time anaesthetist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. Her training was spread across Singapore, Queensland and WA and, despite the expensive coffee, she eventually settled in Perth. Her clinical role remains quite broad, but involves regular head and neck cancer ENT lists. Bridget is the current WAAG secretary and is quite involved in the preparation of ANZCA fellowship exam candidates.

Facilitator: Can’t Intubate & Can’t Oxygenate

Yi-Jin Kuok

Yi- Jin is a specialist radiologist in Perth.

Facilitator: Radiology Workshop

Dr Richard Lewis

Dr. Richard Lewis is a consultant surgeon in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery in Perth, Western Australia. He was Founding Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at Fiona Stanley Hospital, and is now on the surgical staff of Royal Perth Hospital. After training in ORL in Australia, he was awarded the Garnett Passe Foundation Post-Training Scholarship, and undertook a Fellowship in Head & Neck Surgery and Microsurgery in Indianapolis, followed by a Skull Base Surgery Fellowship in London. His private practice is predominantly in sleep apnoea, with public hospital work in both head and neck oncology/microvascular surgery, skull base surgery and OSA. He is the Principal Investigator for a new hypoglossal nerve stimulator trial for OSA, and is involved in several other OSA research projects.

Facilitator: Obstructive Sleep Apnoea PBLD

Dr Shaun O’Brien | BSci (Biomed) + Hons / BMBS / FANZCA

Shaun is a consultant anaesthetist at Royal Perth Hospital and in the WA private sector. He has a keen interest in the ‘difficult airway’ / ENT, Obstetric and Regional anaesthesia. As part of the airway group, he is a CICO instructor at Royal Perth’s ‘wet-lab’ and has instructed on many CICO courses around the world, including Sydney, Dublin, Singapore, Bali and Cardiff.

Facilitator: Difficult Airway PBLD

Dr Kate O’Hare | MB BCh BAO FCAI

Facilitator: Can’t Intubate & Can’t Oxygenate, Tracheostomy

Kate completed her Specialist Anaesthesia training in Ireland in 2018. She is currently a Simulation and Education Fellow in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and is really enjoying life in the Perth sunshine. Kate facilitates regular airway workshops for registrars in SCGH as well as simulation sessions for medical students, medical and nursing staff. her other interests include perioperative medicine and paediatric anaesthesia.

Dr Hannah Perlman

Hannah is a local trainee born and bred in Perth. She has a special interest in airway anaesthesia and is currently doing the Airway fellowship at Royal Perth Hospital.

Facilitator: Can’t Intubate & Can’t Oxygenate

Dr Peter Platt |MBBS, FANZCA

Dr Peter Platt has been involved with the investigation of anaphylaxis under anaesthesia in Western Australia since 1983. The Anaesthetic Allergy Referral Centre at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is the only one of its kind in WA serving a population of 2.4 million. He has over 30 years experience and has investigated over 1500 cases. After a highly popular presentation at WAAG 2018, Dr Platt is returning for an interactive workshop. This workshop will cover the pathophysiology behind anaphylaxis, and the presentation and treatment. There will be a look at what happens behind the scene with skin testing.

Facilitator: Anaphylaxis

Kate Reynolds

Kate Reynolds is a medical defence and health care lawyer employed with Avant Law Pty Ltd.
Kate has experience managing civil litigation matters, professional conduct matters, coronial matters and employment disputes.
Kate is a guest speaker at various Western Australian and international conferences and is regularly invited to write for publications including Medical Forum and Connect magazine.
As a dual qualified lawyer and registered nurse, Kate is well suited to her medico-legal role within Avant

Facilitator: Avant Workshop

Dr Wim Smithies | MB ChB, DA, FRCA

Wim Smithies is a consultant anaesthetist at Royal Perth Hospital. He has a specialist interest in Difficult Airway management, Resuscitation, Education and Simulation. He is a previous Oxford airway fellow and has represented WA on the ANZCA quality and safety working parties on difficult airway management. He is involved in difficult airway training at RPH and WACHS.

Facilitator: Difficult Airway PBLD

A/Prof Luke Torre | MBBS (Hons) FANZCA FCICM DTM&H PGDipClinUS

Luke Torre is an Intensivist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and an Anaesthetist at Joondalup Health Campus. He is Western Australian born and bred, and has trained both locally and in South Australia. He has a keen interest in education and has been as Associate Professor at Notre Dame University for 5 years, where he runs a Critical Care Curriculum for the medical school. He is also involved in Fellowship teaching for ANZCA and CICM. His ICU interests include Ventilation Strategies, Critical Care Obstetrics and Liver Failure.

Facilitator: Tracheostomy

Dr Robert Wormald | MBChB, BSc (Hons), MD, FRCS, FRACS

Rob is a Consultant Otolaryngologist- Head and Neck in Royal Perth Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital. He undertook his higher surgical training in the UK and Ireland and has dual fellowships in Paediatric and Head & Neck Otolaryngology. He has also obtained a Doctorate of Medicine for research in Thyroid cancer. He has a developing practise and interest in the use of THRIVE techniques.
He is a better triathlete than Anton Hinton-Bayre and indeed owns more bikes than him. He also has 4 children, which is quite enough thank you.

Facilitator: Nasendoscopy Workshop

Dr Reza Yusoff | MB BCh BAO FCARCSI FANZCA Advanced PTE Exam.

Reza is a Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Notre Dame University. He started his anaesthetic training in Ireland and completed in Perth. His Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia training were undertaken in The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne and Royal Perth Hospital. His interests are undergraduate teaching and peri-operative echocardiography.

Facilitator: One Lung Ventilation Workshop

Dr Ted Velzeboer

Specialist Anaesthetist – Member Of The Southern Anaesthetics Group, Perth, Western Australia

Dr Ted Velzeboer completed his undergraduate medical degree at Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’s Hospitals Medical School, London. Having moved to WA in 2007, he worked in emergency and critical care medicine, before undertaking the WA Anaesthesia Training Program, gaining experience in all of Perth’s major tertiary hospitals. He completed further specialist training by undertaking clinical fellowships in Regional Anaesthesia and Specialist Airway Management at Royal Perth Hospital. He completed his training to become a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia (FANZCA) in 2015.

He works as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Royal Perth Hospital and St John of God Midland Hospital, and also works as a Specialist Anaesthetist in many of Perth’s private hospitals.

Facilitator: Can’t Intubate & Can’t Oxygenate

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