Traumed Conference 2018

‘Making a Difference”

9-11 November 2018

Friday Workshops (9 Nov 2018) and the Saturday & Sunday Conference (10-11 Nov 2018) are being held at Forum North Convention Centre, Rust Avenue, Whangarei.

This will be the twenty-second anniversary of Traumed.

The theme this year is ‘Making a Difference’ covers…  What really makes the difference when it comes to caring for our patients? What works and what doesn’t?  Is there evidence in what we do, and how can we improve the assessment and treatment of our patients?

(All prices include GST)

Register now (Registrations open 1 July 2018)covering… What really makes the difference when it comes to caring for our patients? What works and what doesn’t? Is there evidence in what we do, and how can we improve the assessment and treatment of our patients?


 2018 Schedule

Friday 9th November (Forum North Convention Centre, Rust Ave)

You will be rotating through each of these 1 ½ hour workshops.  Please note your specific group number shown on the reverse side of your name badge.  The timing of these sessions will be 0900-1030, 1100-1230, 1300-1430, 1500-1630

  • Early Recognition of the Critical Patient
  •  Encased, Trapped, Crushed
  •  12 Leads Made Easy
  •  The Final Countdown

1800      Meet & Greet at Forum North, Rust Ave

(cash bar, finger food from 1900)

Saturday & Sunday Mini-Tutorials include:

  • What’s in a History
  • Preparing Patients to Fly
  • Internship Program
  • Getting the Best from my Machine
  • Help I’m Lost Clinical Desk
  • Solution to the Occlusion
  • Your own 10-minute Health Check
  • Tips for the Hips

Saturday 10th November (Forum North, Rust Ave)

0800      Registration

0900      Management of Pelvic Trauma (Dr Emma Batistich)

0930      Burns – Too hot to handle? (Dr Anthony Houlding)

1000                           Morning Tea

1030      Improving Survival (Mike Helbock)

1230                           Lunch

1300      Interactive Cases – What would you do? (Dr Tony Smith)

1330      Training as a team (Stefan Gabor)

1345      The High Acuity Patient: Beating the stress (Haydn Drake)

1415      Mini Tutorials

1530                    Afternoon Tea

1600      The role of ambulance personnel in providing palliative care (Dr Tony Smith)

1630      The human at the bottom of the cliff (Sean Thompson)

1700                           Finish

1830      Dinner & Dance (cash bar, dinner at 1900)

Sunday 11th November (Forum North, Rust Ave)

0900      Paediatric Sick/Not Sick (Mike Helbock)

1000                           Morning Tea

1030      Patient Pathways: providing the Right Care for patients’ (Kirsty Mann)

1100      The Critical Haemorrhaging Patient (Rob Keating)

1130         Reefer Madness: New Drugs of Abuse, and old favourites (Dr Gary Payinda)

1200                           Lunch

1230      A Fresh Perspective On Your Next Mental Health Call (Liz Denton)

1300      Looking after ourselves and others (Mitch Mullooly)

1330      Mini Tutorials

1445                           Afternoon Tea

1500      Assorted LIVE cases (Mike Helbock)

1600                           Finish


Standard of Dress:

  • Smart Casual for workshop and conference sessions.
  • The fancy dress theme is ‘Jingle Bell Rock’.

Meet & Greet1800
Fancy Dress Dinner & Dance1800

2018 Sponsors:


Pharmaco Emergency Care

 P O Box 4079, Auckland 1140

Phone                 0508 414 564




Laerdal New Zealand

P O Box 11952, Ellerslie, Auckland

Phone                 0800 523 732     Fax          0800 528 852




Howard Wright Ltd

P O Box 3003, New Plymouth 4341

Phone 0508 751 751



General Trade

Auckland University of Technology

Private Bag 92006

Phone 0800 288 864



P O Box 673, Thames

Phone  0800 477 494     Fax    +64 7 868 9555



 Meditrend Australia

P O Box 232, Belmont, Ew South Wales 2280, Australia

Phone   021 137 5018



MedXus Ltd

P O Box 640, Christchurch

Phone   0800 937 346   Fax   +64 3 365 7409



USL Medical

P O Box 15645, New Lynn, Auckland 6640

Phone 0800 658 814



Interested sponsors please contact