Keynote Speakers

Victoria BRAZIL

victoria brazilMONDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2015 8:30 - 9:00 AUDITORIUM AGNELLI

Goal directed medical education - creativity meets discipline.


Victoria Brazil is an emergency physician and medical educator.

She is a senior staff specialist in Emergency Medicine at the Gold Coast University Hospital, where she is active in clinical teaching across the continuum of medical learners. She also is the medical director of the Gold Coast Simulation Service - a leader in 'in situ' simulation and in using simulation for quality improvement outcomes.

Victoria was previously the Director of Queensland Medical Education and Training (QMET), within Queensland Health.
Her role at QMET was to connect and support key players in medical education in Queensland, and to provide policy advice to QHealth. During her tenure there, Dr Brazil worked on enhancing the placement capacity of medical education systems, supporting clinical supervisors, encouraging evidence based education, and connecting medical education to healthcare service improvement.

Dr Brazil completed her FACEM in 2001. She undertook further study in medical education at Stanford (International visiting scholar emergency medicine 2003) and at Harvard (Harvard Macy Leaders in Health professional education 2005/6).
Prior to undertaking her role at QMET, Victoria was the Director of the first private company provider of simulation based educational services, and specialised in the provision of 'insitu' and mobile simulation training.

She is a previous Fulbright scholar (2002) and received the ACEM Teaching Excellence award in 2008.


200x200 Della CorteTUESDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2015 8:30 - 9:00 AUDITORIUM AGNELLI

Disasters and Humanitarian crises: different emergencies which demand a professional response.


Founder and current director of CRIMEDIMMedical doctor, graduated from Universit√† Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome, Italy (1979) and specialized in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (1982). He was the first Associate Professor in Disaster Medicine in Italy and currently is full Professor in Anaesthesia, Critical Care, and Critical Emergency Medicine at the Universit√† del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy. He served as Honorary Secretary to the European Society for Emergency Medicine from 1999 to 2006. He is the co-initiator of the Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Conference (the largest congress in the world of international emergency medicine) and Founder of the European Master in Disaster Medicine (EMDM).  Prof. Della Corte is actively involved in training medical professionals in Disaster and Mass Casualty Incidents management. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Free University of Brussels.

Prof. Della Corte was involved in different projects funded by European Union. He authored more than 130 full papers published on peer-reviewed, impacted journals and was invited as speaker in more than 300 national and international congresses.