Speakers

 

Dr Sabine Nabecker

Dr Sabine Nabedcker is Swiss trained anesthesiologist. She is currently appointed as assistant professor, clinician investigator, and staff anesthesiologist at the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada. She has a strong background and passion for research in airway management, apnoeic oxygenation, and medical education and simulation. She completed a PhD in Health Sciences (Medical Education).

   

Scott Bolleter

Scott Bolleter, or “Scotty” as he is known to his friends and colleagues, is a respected clinician, medical device inventor, author, and lecturer. He is best known in medicine for his clinical candor, scientific contributions, and inspiring talks. Mr. Bolleter is Department Chair of the Centre for Emergency Health Sciences near San Antonio, Texas. His work at the Centre includes multi-specialty training, research, procedural and device development, as well as clinical oversight within the Healthcare, Innovations and Sciences Centre. Scotty has been involved in emergency medicine for just under forty years. What you may not know is that his name appears on more than thirty patents in emergent, oncologic, and orthopedic medicine. His recent efforts include the development of the Simplified Pneumothorax Emergency Air Release decompression (SPEAR) needle system, and the Bougie Aided Cricothyrotomy (BAC) device. Scotty is additionally one of the EZ-IO and OnControl design team members, who also directed global education, coordinated, and published research, as well as assisted with all regulatory clearances for the VidaCare Corporation, which was sold in late 2013. His resume includes the past positions of Education Director and Flight Paramedic for San Antonio AirLIFE; Faculty and Assistant Program Director for Victoria College; Training Officer and Supervisor for Harlingen Community Emergency Care Foundation, as well as initial EMS efforts in Aransas County and Southeast Asia. Scotty’s reputation has been centered on the advancement of emergency medicine and human compassion. His work has taken him throughout the United States, and around the world, with an extensive list of presentations, publications, research, and accomplishments found in magazines, journals, textbooks, conferences, and video programs. During his career he has received numerous awards, notably: The 2021 Larry J. Miller Centre Fellowship award; 2018 Recognition from the Air Medical Physician’s Association; 2018 EMS Innovation Award from EMS World; 2017 Recognition from the Department of Homeland Security; 2011 EMS Educator and 2000 EMS Person of the Year honors from the Texas Department of State Health Services; 1999 Humanitarian Award from the EMS Associates of Utah; and Recognition in 1992 for his work in pediatrics from the Texas Commissioner of Health.

 

Dr Catherine Goddard


Dr Catherine Goddard is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Western Australia.
Cat graduated from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2007. She undertook her anaesthesia training in both the UK and Australia obtaining both Fellowships of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. In addition to her full-time position at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Cat has volunteered on numerous occasions with the International Committee of the Red Cross and Mercy Ships. Recent deployments include South Sudan, Cameroon, Guinea and Senegal. During these deployments, Cat has had extensive exposure to airway blunt and sharp trauma, airway burns and other severe head/neck pathologies including advanced tumours and infections. Cat has a sub specialty interest in anaesthesia allergy, and is also an ANZCA primary examiner and an EMST/ATLS and ALS instructor.
When not working, Cat enjoys running long distances, cycling and riding motorbikes.

 

 

 

 

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 is a Medical Advisor for Avant.

 

 

 

 

 

Aria Lokon

Aria is an anaesthetist at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth. He recently completed an advanced airway management fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. During his year in Canada he obtained substantial experience providing anaesthesia for head and neck surgery and reconstructive maxillofacial surgery. He has taught on numerous airway courses and maintains an interest in clinical education and simulation.

 

 

Stuart Marshall

Associate Professor Stuart Marshall is a Specialist Anaesthetist, Lead of Clinical Human Factors at the Australian Centre for Health Innovation (CHI) at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and Clinical Associate Professor of Medical Education at The University of Melbourne. He has developed (and teaches on) a number of undergraduate and postgraduate patient safety, airway and anaesthetic emergency courses. Stuart has both a Masters degree and PhD in Psychology (Cognitive Engineering) and Human Factors and currently holds an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) ECR Fellowship at Monash University, examining the use of cognitive aids (checklists and flowcharts) on team functioning. His work has helped develop and research several internationally used cognitive aids for routine and emergency use. These include those used in airway management and perioperative anaphylaxis.