Mike Das Gupta

Mike Das Gupta is the Senior Clinical Technologist in the ICU at Fiona Stanley Hospital, and previously worked as the Senior Respiratory Technician at Royal Perth Hospital ICU for 30 years.
He lectures extensively on non-invasive ventilation. There is nothing about ventilation that this man doesn’t know!
Mike will provide a session on the decision-making around non-invasive ventilation, and techniques and tips for using BIPAP and CPAP on the Hamilton T1 transport ventilator. Very topical for the management of COVID patients!



Dr Simon Hazeldine

Dr Hazeldine is a Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and General Physician who will be speaking about the management of Food Bolus and the implications for airway management. Dr Hazeldine did the majority of his training in the UK but has been working in WA intermittently since 2003. He obtained his medical degree from Imperial College School of Medicine, London in 2002 and completed his specialist training in 2013. He then completed a Hepatology/Liver Transplant Fellowship in Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge and Southampton General Hospital gaining his subspecialty MRCP qualification in hepatology.
Dr Hazeldine currently works at Fiona Stanley Hospital in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology department, he is the Head of Endoscopy at Armadale and Kalamunda Hospitals and works privately with Coastal Gastroenterology.



Dr Simon Hellings

Simon Hellings works as a Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. He trained In the UK in London and Manchester and did a fellowship in Intensive Care at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. He has an interest in in-situ simulation and education, is an EMAC instructor and was Simulation lead for Adult Critical Care at Manchester Royal Infirmary. He re

cently returned to Manchester for two months to assist with the second COVID wave. Simon will be talking about emergency intubation of the hypoxic COVID patient.





Dr Nick Hogan

Nick Hogan completed his Anaesthetic training in Queensland and undertook a Fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. He is based on the Gold Coast and shares his working time between the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, The Gold Coast University Hospital and private practice. He has a range of interests including teaching, perioperative anxiety and hypnosis, pre-hospital and retrieval medicine and peri-operative medicine. He will present an update on Airway Management in Children.






Dr Hayley Herbert

Hayley Herbert is a dual Fellowship-trained (Paediatrics and Laryngology) ENT Surgeon from Perth Australia.
She spent her childhood in South Africa, completed her undergraduate and specialist surgical qualifications in New Zealand and subspecialty Fellowships in London and Perth Australia.
She is the current ENT Head of Department at Perth Children’s Hospital. Complex airway management, airway reconstruction, swallow, voice and indigenous ear health are her main interests. She is a member of the multidisciplinary Complex Airway Team (CAT) at Perth Children’s Hospital. She leads specialist Swallow and Voice multidisciplinary clinics in public and private.



Dr Michelle Johnston

Dr Michelle Johnston is an Emergency Physician and author. On good days it is difficult to tell the difference. She has worked as a staff specialist at Royal Perth Hospital since 2000. She is deeply committed to Fellowship teaching (winning the ACEM College award for Excellence in Teaching) and continues to enjoy tending to the great breadth of humanity presenting to the Emergency Department. Her first novel, Dustfall, was published by UWA Publishing in 2018 and she is neck deep in the second.






Dr Tony Mattick

Born in England, trained in Edinburgh and working now in Perth, Australia.
Started off training as an anaesthetist and loved the banter in theatre as well as the pulse and blood pressure going all over the place. Just couldn’t face adjusting another light for a surgeon. Switched over to Emergency Medicine with an interest in trauma and ultrasound. Completed the Diploma in Diagnostic Ultrasound so as I could make a little sense of the grey fuzzy images. It’s a humbling experience to try and scan better each time you try. 


Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith is a specialist anaesthetist who works in private practice in Perth, Western Australia. She graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1997 and was admitted as a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2006. She enrolled in a Graduate Bachelor of Laws at Murdoch University in 2019. She is enthusiastic about solving life’s daily medico-legal conundrums, such as what to do when your patient wants to go home alone in an Uber after their surgery. She recently commenced a role as a Medical Advisor for Avant.