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CICM 2021 ASM: Respiratory
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Networking Rooms

Day 1: Trainee Welfare Session Tuesday 1st June 12:00 - 2:00pm

The Welfare SIG have worked with the Trainee Committee to hold this two hour session, which will focus on issues relating to Trainee Welfare. 

The objectives of this session include helping CICM Trainees to identify factors that can impact on their welfare during their training, to promote the importance of self care during training and to help Trainees identify avenues of support for when difficulties arise.  

During this session, trainees will also have an opportunity to participate in a live Q+A session with Dr Patsy Tremayne.  Dr Tremayne is a Clinical Psychologist based in Sydney who has worked extensively with elite athletes and medical practitioners, including intensive care trainees, to optimise psychological wellbeing and performance.


Day 2: Welfare Advocate Session Wednesday 2nd June 1:00 - 3:00pm

Our Welfare SIG worked with the CICM Fellowship Affairs Committee to produce the IC-31 – Guidelines on the Welfare Advocate Role in Intensive Care Units. 

A Welfare Advocate can be a resource for all specialists and trainees by offering support, advice on processes, and referral advice on a broad spectrum of welfare issues. 

In larger units this role may be fulfilled by more than one specialist physician. In smaller units this may be a shared role with a specialist physician and other members of the intensive care team.

We invite all those who are already the Welfare Advocate in their Units, or are interested in the role, to join this session to discuss what the role entails, share resources and start a forum for ongoing discussions and conversations.


Day 3: Welfare SIG Open Meeting Thursday 3rd June 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Following the Welfare SIG Session on Day 2 of the ASM and the ‘Culture Shock: A panel discussion with CEO Julia Harper and President Dr Mary Pinder’, the CICM Welfare Special Interest Group will be holding an open meeting, and invite any interested CICM Trainees and Fellows to attend to discuss our role and future direction in the College Strategic Plan. 
This will also be a forum to provide feedback, ideas and suggestions to the Welfare SIG, of any initiatives you would like to see developed. There will also be the usual SIG meeting where we will continue work on our current projects. We look forward to seeing both new and familiar faces at the session.


Julie Highfield Q&A

Dr Sara Allen will be spending 15 minutes having a conversation with Dr Julie Highfield following her Day 2 presentation on ‘Looking after the ICU Staff: Local and National Perspectives from a UK Psychologist’. 

Dr Highfield is the Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Adult and Paediatric Critical Care for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. She works clinically with patients, relatives and staff. Julie is the lead for staff wellbeing and organisational health in critical care. From December 2017 – June 2020 she was the Associate Director of Adult Critical Care, giving her a strategic position in the development of the unit.


Social Networking rooms

Take the time to catch up with friends and colleagues in one of our networking rooms, you can meet up for lunch, coffee or just chat during your breaks.

These rooms are for you, use them well and enjoy the virtual space.