QASM Connects is a new quarterly webinar series presented by surgeons.
Webinar One - Thursday 15 April, 5pm (AEST)
Popliteal Vein Compression Syndrome, Dr David Grosser - Register
Webinar Two - Thursday 29 July 2021, 5pm (AEST)
Continuity of care, Dr Stephen Allison - Register
Webinar Three - Thursday 7 October 2021, 5pm (AEST)
Big bowel big problem, Dr Joanne Dale - Register
QASM Connects webinar Two:Continuity of Care:
Dr Stephen Allison is a general and colorectal surgeon and completed his colorectal subspecialist training in 2000. He visits Greenslopes Private Hospital and Mater Private Hospital. Dr Allison has been involved in the training of general surgical trainees as the surgical supervisor. He is involved in a training programme for interns and residents, which he helped set up. He is also head of the Greenslopes Medical School Department of Surgery that organises surgical teaching for the medical students. He believes education and engagement of our colleagues is essential for the improvement of patient care. QASM Connects webinar One: Popliteal Vein Compression Syndrome Dr David Grosser MBBS FRACS FRCS (London), Senior Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Gold Coast Australia.
Dr David Grosser is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. His current position is as a Senior Vascular Consultant on the Gold Coast based at Gold Coast Private Hospital, with a very active practice in venous surgical problems, endovascular surgery as well as standard vascular surgery. Dr Grosser's special interests include: Varicose surgery and ablation, vein sclerotherapy, carotid surgery & stents, aortic aneurysms and dissections, femoral stents and stent-grafts, interventional radiology, advanced endovascular intervention, minimally invasive procedures, venous thrombosis and clotting problems.
The Queensland Audit of Surgical Mortality (QASM) annual seminar 2021 Surgery timing is everything.
The QASM seminar this year will be held at the Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI), located at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, 6 Doherty Street, Birtinya QLD 4575.
Thursday 18 November 2021
10:00 am – 3:30 pm AESTRegister here
Seminar: Clinical Decision Making - How can we do better?
26 November 2020
View the seminar presentations playlist.
QASM Symposium - Steps to improving safety, quality and patient outcomes
Webinar series 12 June 2020 - 24 July 2020
Please click on the link below to access the final presentation in the QASM 7-week webinar series:Steps to improving safety, quality and patient outcomes.
Professor Michael Schuetz,Director, Jamieson Trauma Institute; Chair of Trauma, QUT; Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, RBWH
Professor Michael Schuetzis a practicing orthopaedic surgeon and research leader in the field of trauma care and orthopaedic trauma research. In August 2018 commenced as the Director of Jamieson Trauma Institute based at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital campus in Brisbane. The Jamieson Trauma Institute strives to advance the optimal trauma patient’s outcome by focusing on the patient’s journey to include the prehospital, acute care, rehabilitation and long-term outcomes for people who suffer a traumatic injury. Improvements can range from models of care, to specific interventions and developing new devices.
Professor Schuetz is actively involved in clinical knowledge translation and commercialisation of novel orthopaedic surgery technologies. He oversaw a recent phase two randomised clinical trial of minocycline therapy in spinal cord injury at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and has contributed to five clinical cohort studies in fracture management.
Dr Alison Smith, Senior Medical Officer, Greenslopes Private Hospital
Dr Alison Smith is a Queensland-trained general surgeon currently working as a Senior Medical Officer at Greenslopes Private Hospital where she is responsible for the development of a new surgical education program for interns.
Dr Brian McGowan, Director of Surgery, Logan Hospital, Currently seconded to Healthcare Improvement Unit (HIU), Clinical Excellence Queensland
Dr Brian McGowan is a General Surgeon originally from Scotland. He came to Queensland in 1986 for a research year initially and is still here! Brian trained in the era of generalism prior to subspecialisation and hence is categorised as an endangered species, aka surgical dinosaur.
After nearly three decades of clinical practice both public and private, in recent years he has focused on the Directorship of Surgery at Logan Hospital with interests in Leadership, Management and Culture in Queensland Health and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon (RACS) and has been the Chair of the Queensland State Committee for RACS for two years from 2017-19.
Currently he is seconded to Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) and the Healthcare Improvement Unit (HIU). He has a particular interest in models of Professional Accountability especially the Vanderbilt model. After his time as a clinician he has appreciated surgery is far easier than changing behaviour, culture and systems in healthcare.
Dr Bruce Garlick, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital
Dr Bruce Garlick completed an MBBS with first class honours in 1987 at the University of Queensland and went on to complete an internship with the Royal Brisbane Hospital. He became a surgical registrar in 1990 and served terms at The Prince Charles Hospital, Redcliffe Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital and Royal Brisbane Hospital; undergoing his Cardiothoracic training at The Prince Charles Hospital, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston.
He has been a Cardiac surgeon since 1999 and is currently Director Cardiac Surgery at St Andrews War Memorial Hospital.
He is a Fellow of the RACS in General Surgery and an Endorsed Fellow of the RACS in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr Garlick has presented papers on Surgery for spontaneous pneumothorax, Systolic anterior motion after mitral valve repair for mitral valve prolapse.
He has also presented on The CryoLife/O’Brien Composite Stentless Porcine Aortic Xenograft Valve both nationally and internationally, also publishing papers on this topic.
Michael Wishart, Infection Control Coordinator, CICP-E, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside
Michael Wishart is an infection prevention and control (IPC) specialist with over 30 years’ experience of managing IPC programs and consulting on IPC issues. Michael is a current Board Director of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC). He established and maintains an ACIPC endorsed email discussion list for discussion of IPC related matters by Australian IPC professionals (http://aicalist.org.au/archives). He has worked as a consultant for hospitals, day procedure centres, and office practices, and in both the public and private health sectors. Michael is an experienced educator and has provided IPC education sessions within both acute care and residential aged care, as well as in conjunction with industry partners. Michael also worked as a technical consultant to the original CDNA national infection control guidelines review steering com mittee. Michael is registered with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse and is Credentialed (CIPC-E level) through ACIPC. He currently coordinates the IPC program at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside in Brisbane.
Dr Michael Gillman, Executive Director Medical Services, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital
Michael Gillmanis currently the Director of Medical Services at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane. This is a part time position and he also works in the area of male sexual health with a particular interest in sexual rehabilitation for men following prostate cancer surgery. He has worked as the Director of Business Development for both the Wesley and St Andrew’s Hospital in Brisbane and has extensive experience in medical education.
Dr Bernadette Eather, National Manager of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety, Ramsay Health Care
Dr Bernadette Eather is the National Manager of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety for Ramsay Health Care Australia, where she is responsible for the strategic oversight of clinical incident management, quality improvement, data analytics in patient safety, and development of clinical policy and procedure for the 73 Ramsay Hospitals.
She was the former Director of Patient Safety for NSW Health at the Clinical Excellence Commission, where she was responsible for the State-wide patient safety program. She has worked in health care for more than 25 years in a range of clinical, operational, and clinical governance roles. Dr Eather’s Doctoral research focused on Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Systems in acute hospitals. She is passionate about patient safety, sharing lessons learned, and promoting the safe, high quality care Ramsay Health Care provides.
QASM Seminar, Friday 18 October 2019, Distance, Delays and Deterioration - improving surgical care in regional Queensland, The Townsville Hospital.
(PDF 125.98KB)Welcome (PPTX 1.27MB) - John North, Clinical Director - QASM & NTASM
Surgical Patient Prioritie (PPTX 10.45MB) - Dr Roxanne Wu, Vascular Surgeon, Cairns Hospital
Communication with potential treating surgical teams (PPTX 17.47MB) - Dr Eric Guazzo, Neurosurgeon, The Townsville Hospital
The transfer window (PPT 1.29MB) - The challenges of remote inter-hospital transfers and the impact on patient care: Dr Karen Murphy, Executive Director of Medical & Clinical Services, Mount Isa Hospital
Regional facilitation in ‘best care’ delivery for rural and remote surgical patients (PPTX 17.36MB) - Dr Mahiban Thomas, Director of Surgical Services, Top End Health Services
Best care delivery for rural/remote/regional surgical patients requiring interfacility retrieval and/or transport (PDF 1.49MB) - Dr Mark Elcock, Executive Director, Aeromedical Retrieval and Disaster Management Branch, Prevention Division, Department of Health
Pathology determining pathway to ‘best care’ (PPTX 7.06MB) - Dr Sally Meade, Breast and Endocrine Specialist, The Townsville Hospital
Dangers and distance (PPTX 7.61MB) - Dr Christina Steffen, Vascular and General Surgeon, Cairns Hospital
QASM Seminar, Friday 2 November 2018, Infections in surgical patients, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, South Brisbane.
What is the cause of surgical infection? (PPTX 589.25KB) - Associate Professor Richard Lewandowski, Director of Surgical Specialties, Mater Children’s Private Hospital
What is the burden of disease related to surgical infection? (PPTX 4.85MB) - Professor Alan Lopez AC, Rowden–White Chair of Global Health &
Director, Bloomberg Data For Health Initiative, Global Burden of Disease Group, University of Melbourne
What QLD data do we have? (PPTX 236.33KB) - Ms Therese Rey-Conde, QASM Manager, RACS & Dr John North, QASM Clinical Director, RACS
What about ‘prophylaxis’? (PPTX 2.48MB) - Dr James Molton, Staff Specialist - Infectious Diseases, Mater Health Services
Improving sepsis early detection (PPT 4.84MB) - Mr Michael Rice, Director, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service, Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health
What about treatment? (PPTX 665.13KB) - Associate Professor Richard Lewandowski, Director of Surgical Specialities, Mater Children’s Private Hospital
Infections in foot and ankle surgery – where are we now? (PPTX 21.55MB) - Dr Matthew Hope, Orthopaedic Surgeon – Foot and Ankle, Deputy Director, Trauma, PAH
Weird, deadly and easily missed (PPTX 15.07MB) - Dr Naomi Runnegar, Infectious Diseases Physician, PAH
Intensive Care Unit (PPTX 5.67MB) - Associate Professor Peter Kruger, Deputy Director, Intensive Care Unit, PAH
Urosepsis in the non metropolitan patient (PPTX 10.73MB) - Dr Stuart Philip, Urological Surgeon, Mater Health Services
Vascular surgery (PPTX 6.76MB) - Mr John Bingley, Vascular Surgeon, Mater Health Services
QASM Seminar, Friday 10 November 2017, "Captain of the ship? A surgeon's role in safety and quality" Gold Coast University Hospital.
Seminar program (PDF 291.51KB) - please send email request for required presentations to email@example.com
QASM Seminar, Friday 18 November 2016, "The elderly surgical patient - evidence based practice"
Seminar program (PDF 397.56KB) - please send email request for required presentations to firstname.lastname@example.org
QASM Seminar, Friday 13 November 2015, "Surgery and the obese patient"
Seminar program (PDF 73.54KB) - please send email request for required presentations to email@example.com
QASM Seminar, Friday 7 November 2014, "Situational awareness and the surgeon"
Seminar program (PDF 245.91KB) - please send email request for required presentations to firstname.lastname@example.org
QASM Seminar, Friday 15 November 2013, "QASM adverse event - systems or surgeons?"
Seminar program (PDF 73.54KB) - please send email request for required presentations to email@example.com
QASM Seminar, Friday 9 November 2012, "Complex decision making in modern practices"
QASM Seminar, Friday 11 November 2011, "Queensland surgical dilemmas: distance, delays and deteriorating patients"