Wellington Intensive Care Unit

Te Rui Atawhai

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2014 April 3rd-5th
Third Wellington Intensive Care Medicine Course

The fourth Wellington Intensive Care Medicine Course will be held in Wellington Regional Hospital over 3 days from Wednesday 9th April to Friday 11th April 2014.


Todd is an Intensivist at Nambour General Hospital and The Noosa Hospital in Queensland, Australia. He is one of the founder members of Crit-IQ where his free podcasts are a valuable education resource.
Jeremy is an Anaesthetist & Intensive Care Specialist at Rockhampton Hospital in Queensland. He is both a graduate and organiser of previous Wellington Intensive Care Medicine Courses. His study notes in both Anaesthesia and Intensive Care have become legendary texts amongst New Zealand trainees and his enthusiasm for education is unbounded.
Liz is a Staff Intensive Care Specialist at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. She is also co-author of the new second edition of Examination Intensive Care Medicine, and one of the founding members of the Intensive Care Network website, the free online educational resource for all clinicians working in Intensive Care.
Mark is an Intensivist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. He is also Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and is an examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine.
Carole is an Intensivist at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, the Course Director of the Consultant Intensivist Transition Course, and one of the authors of the new second edition of Examination Intensive Care Medicine, the essential FCICM exam text.
Chris is an ED physician & Intensivist, currently working at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. As a passionate educator, he has helped pioneer the Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed) movement both through Life In The Fast Lane & as an enthusiastic twitterphile.
Clinical psychologist

The New Zealand faculty includes Tom Marshall, a Clinical Psychologist from Christchurch. He has long been involved in teaching part 2 candidates on the Wellington Anaesthetic Course where his advice and expertise has been invaluable.

He will lecture on the mental aspects of exam preparation & technique and provide video viva analysis for each Stream 1 candidate (see below) to help improve exam performance.

As in previous years, the course is run in two parallel streams to meet the different needs of candidates either side of the written exam:
  • Stream 1 exposes candidates to timed, exam condition, hot case & viva scenarios with some lecture adjuncts
  • Stream 2 is lecture and SAQ based combined with observation of Stream 1

Although Stream 1 is less suitable for those yet to sit the written, more advanced candidates with some hot case practice may find the direct exposure to exam condition-scenarios helpful.

If you wish to change stream after registration, please let the course organisers know.

For those who are unsure, we would recommend the increased exposure of stream 1.

UPDATE: As of 7th January,
Stream 1 and Stream 2 are both fully subscribed.

The number of candidates has been limited to maximise exposure to exam scenarios.

If you wish to register an interest for future courses, or be wait listed for this course should a candidate drop out, please contact Fiona using the Contact tab to the left or the details below.

The costs for each stream are outlined below. Payment details will be sent after registration.
Payment can be made by cheque, direct bank transfer or credit card online (suitable for international candidates).

STREAM 1: Post-Written Exam
Lectures + Hot Cases + Vivas


STREAM 2: Pre-Written Exam
Lectures + Observing Stream 1


All fees include morning tea & lunch as well as the course dinner with the faculty at a Wellington restaurant.


To keep candidate costs to a minimum and still allow an international faculty of some repute, the course is only possible due to generous funding from ANZICS New Zealand. This also allows us to minimise commercial sponsorship and ensure the course is relevant & focused on the needs of those sitting the exam. We are very grateful for their continued support and financial assistance in running this course.


The course timetable is now available and can be downloaded in Adobe PDF format by clicking on the image to the right.

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Information regarding accommodation close to the course venue is available. Course fees do not include accommodation.

Information on the location of Wellington Regional Hospital can be found HERE.

The course is co-ordinated by the Wellington Intensive Care Administrator, Fiona Wild.

For any queries, please contact her using the details below or the 'Contact' tab on the left.

+64 4 806 0441

This page will be updated with more details, including the course programme, as soon as they are available.


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The course is run on a not-for-profit basis.
It is only financially viable thanks to ANZICS & industry sponsorship.

This page was last updated on Friday, 01 June 2018 13:10:16