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Message from Ellie Leister - 3 benefits you will gain from attending the Critical Care Conference!

Critical Care in Internal Medicine & Surgery Conference

17 - 20 June 2019 - Melbourne

Ellie Leister, the highly regarded Director of Pet ICU in Brisbane (one of the best-run and busiest critical care centres in the country which manages critical medical, cardiology, oncology, post surgical and envenomation cases as well as everyday emergencies) lists the top 3 benefits you will gain from attending this exciting conference.

  1. Being calm under pressure isn’t something you are born with; it is something that knowledge empowers. 
  2. Snake envenomation cases will never be identical due to the complexity of the venom and patient interaction. ‘Never say never’.
  3. Mechanical ventilation is life-saving. The veterinary profession is following in the footsteps of the human profession and apart from a few known facts to decrease mortality there is still a large amount of ‘art’ in mechanical ventilation.

Ellie will be presenting:

  • New developments in management of snake envenomation and tick paralysis (with Andrew Padula)
  • Mechanical ventilation of critical cases – the Pet ICU experience

 

 

Author

BVSc FANZCVS (SA Medicine)

Ellie Leister is the Director of Pet ICU in Brisbane. In 2004, Ellie commenced 4 years in mixed practice in country NSW before passing her ANZCVS membership exams and moving to England, where she turned into a small animal vet and developed her passion for emergency and critical care. In 2011 she returned from England and in 2012 started working at VSS in Brisbane where she developed an interest in managing tick and snake envenomation and pursued several lines of research throughout her residency program, which she completed between 2015 and 2017. She has produced numerous publications, including the largest ever case series to date in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. She manages a team of 16 people at the PICU which is known nationally as one of the most well run and busiest critical care centres in the country. It manages very complex cardiology, oncology, medical and surgical cases as well as everyday emergencies. Ellie shares her home with 3 cats and her dog. On days off she revels in domesticated bliss, studying or hiking.