News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Science and Sensibility meet in Queenstown Conference

Science and Sensibility meet in Queenstown Conference

19 June 2014

July 25 marks the beginning of ‘Science to Sensibility’, a two-day conference in Queenstown organised by the New Zealand Resuscitation Council.

Dr Richard Aickin, conference convener and Chair of the New Zealand Resuscitation Council says, “‘Science to Sensibility’ is Australasia’s foremost scientific meeting on resuscitation this year.” With 250 delegates, it is also the New Zealand Resuscitation Council’s biggest conference since its beginnings nearly 20 years ago.

International keynote speakers have been invited to share their expertise and perspectives. Gavin Perkins, Professor of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Warwick, specialises in mechanical CPR and CPR feedback devices. Dr Allan de Caen, from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, specialises in paediatrics. Other high-profile speakers from New Zealand and Australia will also be presenting.

Topics of resuscitation science, education, and cardiac arrest registry data from New Zealand and Australia will feature prominently. While much of the discourse will focus on resuscitation where advanced care is available, the fact that most resuscitation events occur outside the hospital – including in extreme environments – has not been lost.

“One only has to look around Queenstown to see that many rescuers will face challenges not experienced in hospital environments,” says Dr Aickin. “It’s important not to lose sight of this, and in our conference we look forward to Search and Rescue sharing some examples from the Queenstown Lakes region.”

While the conference will draw an audience of resuscitation practitioners and health professionals, there are implications for any would-be rescuer. Translating scientific evidence into resuscitation guidelines is the role of the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, as Dr Aickin explains: “As New Zealand’s guideline and standard-setting body for resuscitation, it’s our job to ensure that all New Zealanders have access to resuscitation that’s informed by and reflective of best practice. This conference is a great opportunity to see how international developments might be applied to our country’s health system for the benefit of all New Zealanders.”

For more about 'Science to Sensibility' see http://nzrc2014.co.nz.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news