VIN: Disaster Management

Victorian Intensive Care Network

On 11th September, the Victorian Intensive Care Network presents Dr Joanne Grindlay and Mr Ben Thomson, speaking at St Katherine’s, in Melbourne.

Dr Joanne Grindlay

Joanne Grindlay has been an Emergency Physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital for the past 12 years.

She is interested in Disaster Medicine and has completed a European Masters in Disaster Medicine. She teaches MIMMS and APLS as well as on Emergo-simulation disaster exercises. She responded to the Samoan tsunami in 2009 as part of the Australian response, which was the first overseas deployment of Victorian Medical Assistance Teams.

Mr Ben Thomson

Ben Thomson is a general and trauma surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and worked alongside Dr Grindlay in the Samoan Tsunami crisis.

He has been actively involved in the MIMMS course, VMAT, AusMAT and the surgical / anaesthetic AusMAT course in Darwin.

This is a free event, with dinner and drinks included. All ICU and ED specialists, fellows and trainees are welcome. Each VIN meeting is worth 1.5 CPD points (accredited by CICM, 2A), and additional CPD points (1A) are available via the ICN Website.

Sign up by emailing If you can’t make this event, we will get a podcast of the talk up on the Intensive Care Network website, where you can also sign up for regular updates. Follow us on Twitter: @ICN_VIN.

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