August 13th - 15th, 2019 | Perth, Western Australia
Presentations across three days at the CAA19 Congress in Perth challenged leaders in the pre-hospital sector to imagine ambulance services in 2050. More than 85 local and international speakers engaged 300 delegates on issues, projects, technology and equipment on the horizon, prompting one CAA social media follower to claim “like button fatigue”.
Congress highlights included:
The 5th Global Resuscitation Alliance (GRA) Masterclass held as part of CAA Congress was a key feature of the program for Australia and New Zealand services working towards reducing the death toll from sudden cardiac arrest.
The first Masterclass in Infection Control laid the foundations for ongoing work to lessen the risk of infection for paramedics and patients exposed to a volatile bacterial environment.
Female and male delegates participated in the Women In Leadership Forum, which included a CAA Board Members’ Panel; inspirational presentations from speakers including Christina Matthews, CEO of the Western Australian Cricket Association; Dr Niki Vincent, Commissioner for Equal Opportunity; Michelle Brett, St John Ambulance New Zealand and Angela Beatson, Queensland Ambulance Service. Enviro Warrior Paul Frasca delivered the closing presentation with his insights into how ambulance services could address sustainability issues.
CAA Chief Executive David Waters thanked the delegates, sponsors and exhibitors who individually and collectively generated an outstanding event. “Our exceptional speakers and generous sponsors and exhibitors enabled us to deliver an outstanding event across three days,” he said. “The Congress is a unique forum contributing to the capacity of ambulance services and paramedics to fulfil their vital and increasingly expansive role in our communities.”
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Video’s of presentations (where permission has been granted) can be found here.
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