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St John Ambulance National Member Convention


Hobart. April 28 - May 1, 2017

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About the Event


St John Ambulance Australia have announced the details of the 2017 National Member Convention—Friday 28 April to Monday 1 May at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart.


The Convention theme, ‘In our blood,’ will highlight the work of St John volunteers and how it benefits the lives of Australians and the international community. St John hopes Convention attendees will take this opportunity to pause and reflect on all that is great about the organisation—that runs through their veins.


The 2017 Convention promises a range of diverse sessions across all services and programs—one such being the evolving landscape of mass gatherings and how this impacts on Event Health Services, including the opportunity to listen to the Leadership team outline their strategy to ensure St John remains a relevant, compassionate and innovative organisation into the future.

2

streams

Participate in either Emergency Management or St John focused streams.

8

sessions

Interesting and insightful sessions sure to keep convention delegates engaged.

11

speakers

Enjoy a variety of talks from some of the most eminent speakers in the country.

Program


Select a convention day below to view the most up-to-date program.

April 28, 2017
9:00am - 1:00pm
Federal Council Meeting
Event Team - St John Ambulance Australia
Venue: TBC
This event is by invitation only.
9:00pm - 12:00pm
SESSION S1: Historical Seminar
Historical Society - St John Ambulance Australia
Venue: TBC
The St John Historical Society invites members to attend seminars.
1:00pm - 5:00pm
National Board Meeting
Event Team - St John Ambulance Australia
Venue: TBC
This event is by invitation only.
1:00pm - 5:00pm
SESSION S2: Historical Seminar
Historical Society - St John Ambulance Australia
Venue: TBC
The St John Historical Society invites members to attend seminars.
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Government House Reception for Order members
Event Team - St John Ambulance Australia
Venue: TBC
This event is by invitation only.
April 29, 2017
7:30am - 8:30am
St John Plenary Breakfast
Professor Mark Compton AM - Chancellor, St John Ambulance Australia
Venue: Harbour View Room 1
Enjoy a full breakfast as the 2017 St John Ambulance National Member Convention is officially opened by Professor Mark Compton AM, Chancellor.
8:30am - 9:00am
Final Registrations
Event Team - St John Ambulance Australia
Venue: Mezzanine
This is the last opportunity to register for the 2017 St John Ambulance National Member Convention.
9:00am - 10:00am
Session S1: Understanding Party Drugs
David Fahey - Staff Specialist Anaesthetist, Royal North Shore Hospital
Venue: Grand Ballroom 3
Speaker to present a snapshot of the trending party scene drugs and relevant treatments.
10:00am - 10:15am
Catered Morning Tea
Venue: Mezzanine
Enjoy a light refreshment and the harbour views.
10:15am - 11:30am
Session S2: Eye Injuries
Dr Nitin Verma - Hospitaller, St John Ambulance Australia
Venue: Grand Ballroom 3
Speaker to provide a case study on the ‘between the flags’ methodology of patient care. Explore how member’s should have the confidence to escalate care of a patient to health care professionals based on deteriorating vital signs. A great talk for any member volunteering at isolated events with lengthy Ambulance response times.
10:15am - 11:30am
Session S4: Next Generation Fleet Vehicles
Grant Ledger - Fleet and Radio Communications Manager, St John Ambulance WA
Venue: Grand Ballroom 2
Speaker to present the kinds of vehicles St John will use in the future to service major events and emergencies.
11:35am - 12:45pm
Session S3: Emergency Law
Ruth Townsend - Lecturer in Law and Sociology, Charles Sturt University
Venue: Grand Ballroom 3
Speaker to discuss legalities of paramedic registration for cross-boarder deployments.
11:35am - 12:45pm
Session S5: Electronic Patient Care Records
Rob McManus - State Manager EHS, St John Ambulance VIC
Venue: Grand Ballroom 2
Speaker to describe the design, development, and deployment of the Victorian ECPR system.
12:45pm - 2:00pm
Catered Lunch
Venue: Mezzanine
Enjoy a delicious lunch and stunning harbour views as St John Ambulance Australia National CEO, Robert Hunt, addresses attendees.
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Session S6: Active Armed Offender Events
Marco Ghedini - Officer in Charge of the Tasmania Police Operational Skills Unit
Venue: Grand Ballroom 2 and 3
Speaker to present practical advice for members in the event of an active armed offender event. Explain police determine an ‘all clear’ status post event.
3:00pm - 3:15pm
Catered Afternoon Tea
Venue: Mezzanine
Enjoy a light refreshment and the harbour views.
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Session S7: Clinical Presentations in a Terror Setting
Jack Boessler - Ambulance Paramedic, Ambulance Victoria
Venue: Grand Ballroom 2 and 3
Speaker to discuss what kind of injuries to expect post a terror related incident. E.g. gunshot wounds, fragments from explosives, burst ear drums etc.
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Session S8: St John Directions 2017 to 2020
Professor Mark Compton AM - Chancellor, St John Ambulance Australia
Venue: Grand Ballroom 2 and 3
Presentation of strategic direction and an opportunity for delegates to put questions to the St John Leadership team.
7:00pm - 12:00am
St John Gala Dinner – Celebration ‘In our Blood’
Sir Paul Lambert - Secretary General, St John Ambulance International Office
Venue: Federation Ballroom
It wouldn't be a St John event without a Gala Dinner. Take this opportunity to reflect on the day's events, unwind, and celebrate all that is great about St John.
April 30, 2017
8:30am - 10:00am
Chapter Meeting
Professor Mark Compton - Chancellor, St John Ambulance Australia
Venue: TBC
Meeting of the Members of the Order of St John.
0:00am - 0:00am
St John Church Service
Bishop Richard Hurford - Sub Prelate, St John Ambulance Australia
Venue: Church of Hobart
Delegates are invited to attend the annual church service of St John Ambulance Australia.
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Informal Dinner
Event Team - St John Ambulance Australia
Venue: Restaurant Tasman
Celebrating Tasmania’s finest regional ingredients, not to mention wonderful boutique wines from across the state, Restaurant Tasman serves delicious food in a stylish yet comfy atmosphere that redefines the hotel dining experience.
May 1, 2017
0:00am - 0:00am
Executive Meetings
Event Team - St John Ambulance Australia
Venue: TBC
Another special event for delegates.
April 29, 2017
8:30am - 9:00am
Convention Introduction
Paul Compton - Host, St John TV
Venue: Mezzanine
Join your host Mr Paul Compton as he welcomes online audiences to the days live stream program.
9:00am - 10:00am
Session S1: Understanding Party Drugs
David Fahey - Staff Specialist Anaesthetist, Royal North Shore Hospital
Venue: Grand Ballroom 3
Speaker to present a snapshot of the trending party scene drugs and relevant treatments.
10:00am - 10:15am
Convention Segment
Paul Compton - Host, St John TV
Venue: Mezzanine
Join your host Mr Paul Compton as he checks in with convention attendees.
11:35am - 12:45pm
Session S3: Emergency Law
Ruth Townsend - Lecturer in Law and Sociology, Charles Sturt University
Venue: Grand Ballroom 3
Speaker to discuss laws relevant to St John Ambulance. E.g. Duty of Care, Privacy, Consent.
12:45pm - 2:00pm
Convention Segment
Paul Compton - Host, St John TV
Venue: Mezzanine
Join your host Mr Paul Compton as he checks in with convention attendees.
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Session S6: Active Shooter Events
Marco Ghedini - Officer in Charge of the Tasmania Police Operational Skills Unit
Venue: Grand Ballroom 2 and 3
Speaker to present practical advice for members in the event of an active armed offender event. Explain police determine an ‘all clear’ status post event.
3:00pm - 3:15pm
Convention Segment
Paul Compton - Host, St John TV
Venue: Mezzanine
Join your host Mr Paul Compton as he checks in with convention attendees.
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Session S7: Clinical Presentations in a Terror Setting
Jack Boessler - Ambulance Paramedic, Ambulance Victoria
Venue: Grand Ballroom 2 and 3
Speaker to discuss what kind of injuries to expect post a terror related incident. E.g. gunshot wounds, fragments from explosives, burst ear drums etc.
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Session S8: St John Directions 2017 to 2020
Professor Mark Compton AM - Chancellor, St John Ambulance Australia
Venue: Grand Ballroom 2 and 3
Presentation of strategic direction and an opportunity for delegates to put questions to the St John Leadership team.
5:00pm - 5:10pm
Convention Segment
Paul Compton - Host, St John TV
Venue: Mezzanine
Join your host Mr Paul Compton as he checks in with convention attendees and bids farewell.

Speakers


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    Jack Boessler

    Ambulance Paramedic, Ambulance Victoria

    Regional Manager, St John Ambulance Australia

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    Grant Ledger

    Fleet and Radio Communications Manager, St John Ambulance Australia.

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    Rob McManus

    Event Health Services Manager, St John Ambulance Australia

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    David Fahey

    Staff Specialist Anaesthetist, Royal North Shore Hospital

    Assistant Commissioner (Clinical), St John Ambulance Australia

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    Ruth Townsend

    Lecturer in Law and Sociology, Charles Sturt University

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    Marco Ghedini

    Sergeant, Tasmania Police

    Officer in Charge of the Tasmania Police Operational Skills Unit

Our Sponsors


It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to make a Member Convention a reality. We could not do it without our generous sponsors.

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Contact


Questions, comments, suggestions? - Please don't hesitate to reach out to the St John Event Team

Hotel Grand Chancellor

1 Davey Street,
Hobart
TAS 7000

Hotel Grand Chancellor

+61 3 6235 4535

reservations@hgchobart.com.au

St John Ambulance Event Team

+61 2 6295 3777

convention@stjohn.org.au

St John Ambulance Event Team

10 Campion Street,
Canberra
ACT 2600