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Don't Forget the Bubbles

Summary: The DFTB team brings you all the talks from DFTB17. You can watch the full video versions on our website. We hope to see you for DFTB18.

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 This isn’t flying, it’s falling with style: failing forwards by Henry Goldstein | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:12

At the time we began planning #DFTB17, Henry was eager to speak on the concept of failure. He had just failed yet another college examination and was keen to describe his personal experiences. But along the way, he discovered that failure is for everyone.

 The itchy and scratchy show: eradicating scabies by Melanie Thompson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:34

Melanie Thompson is a paediatrician working in the Kimberley, WA. She has a special interest in indigenous health and she dares you to listen to her talk without itching. Scabies is one of the top 50 infectious diseases in the world and we thought it deserved the chance to shine.

 (Don’t) drink me: alcohol-related harm in adolescents by Diana Egerton-Warbuton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:04

Associate Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton is an emergency physician in Melbourne and chair of the Public Health committee of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine. Rather than focus on treating one patient at a time though she has made it her mission to advocate for change. In this talk she shares the story of how one patient, Abbie, helped her understand the true long lasting effects of alcohol consumption in youth. The knock effects of this have led to her campaigning for stricter licensing laws. With one in eight patients attending the emergency department as a result of alcohol  we can truly make a difference.

 It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how: communicating with children by Ian and Callum Summers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:43

Ian Summers examines both how we learn and how we teach communication with kids. With the assistance of Callum, the talk includes a beautifully constructed live patient simulation as demonstrated by the enthusiastic (and occasionally silly) Andy Tagg.

 The road paved with good intentions: are we destroying children’s resilience? by Liz Crowe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:11

Liz Crowe is many things – a paediatric social worker, a PhD student, renowned presenter. But first and foremost she is a mother. In this talk she introduces us to the concept of resilience and asks us to take a really hard look at how we treat children. Are we wrapping them up in cotton wool, hiding them away from some of life’s harsh realities?

 A new fantastic point of view Syria: what is a doctor now? by Nat Thurtle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:36

Nat has worked for Médecins Sans Frontières in Al Ruwayshed, Jordan. Stuck on the Jordanian side of the border she couldn’t access the patients stranded in Syria in an area called the Berm. She has told the fictional story of Ibrahim, a Syrian child wandering in this place she can’t access and now asks an existential question – what is a doctor in this place that does not even exist?

 Crash Course in LGBTQIA: communicating with every colour of the rainbow by Aidan Baron | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:36

Aidan gives a guide to safely and compassionately communicating with LGBTQI youth. If you encounter teenagers in any aspect of your life you should watch this talk.

 Are you ok? Self-care for physicians by David Krieser | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:17

David Krieser shares a personal story to highlight the importance of asking “are you ok?”

 The neverending story: using simulation to drive change by Ben Lawton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:20

Ben explores some principles to consider when designing clinical education programs.

 The other side: a patient’s perspective by Andrew Weatherall | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:40

Andy explores the evidence and some personal experience of bad news.

 Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’: setting up in private practice by Tommy Tran | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:05

Tommy talks us through the nuts and bolts of making a career in private practice work to support the life you want to lead.

 Through the looking glass: intravenous fluids use in children by Sarah McNab | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:24

Sarah  is a General Paediatrician working at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, and is the Clinical Lead of the Short Stay Unit. During her PhD, she was the lead investigator on the PIMS (Paediatric Intravenous Maintenance Solution) study: a large, randomised controlled trial comparing isotonic and hypotonic fluids for maintenance hydration in children. The study findings have led to practice change, both in Australia and internationally. 

 Let’s see what the stork brings: neonatal retrieval by Trish Woods | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:41

Trish Woods is a consultant neonatologist working in WA. She has a wealth of experience in delivering tertiary level neonatal intensive care, both in hospital and on the move. In this talk she she gives us a little insight into what goes through her head when the phone ring in the middle of the night. It’s not just about the neonatologist in their ivory tower but about the baby, the parents and the poor practitioner who is doing the very best they can.

 Parental supervision required: managing acute asthma by Simon Craig | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:05

Simon explains just how much we don’t know about treating severe, acute asthma and outlines a research agenda to answer some of the key questions.

 ABC, easy as 1-2-3: neonatal resus by Helen Liley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:21

Helen outlines the updates to the neonatal resuscitation guidelines and provides some background on how these came about.


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