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CICM 2021 ASM: Respiratory
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A/Prof Chris Nickson

Innovation Lead - The Alfred's Centre for Health InnovationMelbourne
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Associate Professor Chris Nickson, FCICM, FACEM, BSc(Hons,) BHB, MBChB, MClinEpid(ClinTox) DipPaeds ,DTM&H, GCertClinSim

Chris is an Intensivist at the Alfred ICU and the Innovation Lead for the Alfred's Centre for Health Innovation.  He has a passion for helping clinicians learn and for improving the clinical performance of individuals and collectives. After finishing his medical degree at the University of Auckland, he continued post-graduate training in New Zealand as well as Australia's Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He has since completed further training in emergency medicine, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology, human factors and health professions education. He is a member of the CICM First Part Examination Committee, is the Lead for the Intensive Care Foundation's Clinician Educator Incubator, and is heavily involved in the Alfred ICU's education and simulation programmes.  He created the 'Critically Ill Airway' course and teaches on numerous courses around the world. He is one of the founders of the FOAM movement (Free Open-Access Medical education) and was co-creator of, and the SMACC conference. His one great achievement is being the father of two amazing children.  On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.