Course Convenors

Dr Max Moser
Dr Maximilian (Max) Moser is an Intensive Care Specialist and acting Supervisor of Training at Box Hill and Maroondah Hospitals. He is currently undertaking a Masters of Clinical Teaching. He is Simulation Medical lead at Box Hill Hospital, and recently completed the Harvard course on simulation and debriefing.



Dr Sam Radford
Dr Sam Radford is a Melbourne based Staff Specialist Physician Intensivist at the Austin Hospital and Warringal Private Hospital. Sam’s particular areas of interest is multi-disciplinary clinical education, especially regarding the care of deteriorating and critically unwell patients and the use of simulation. His other portfolio areas include Organ Donation and the administration of medical education for interns and HMOs throughout Austin Health.
Dr Cameron Knott
Dr Cameron Knott is an Intensive Care Physician working at Austin Health and Bendigo Health Intensive Care Departments. He holds the Education and Simulation Portfolio at the Austin Intensive Care Department and Simulation Faculty Development course faculty member at Austin Health. He is the Academic Lead and Senior Lecturer at the Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, School of Rural Health, Monash University, Bendigo. Cameron has a strong interest in developing the next generation of intensive care professionals through inter-professional simulation.
Dr Christian Karcher
Dr Christian Karcher MD FCICM is an Intensive Care Specialist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is also the Clinical Sub-Dean of Simulation at the University of Melbourne.
Dr Mark Ng
Dr Mark Ng is a staff anaesthetist at Boxhill Hospital with an interest in the difficult airway. He is a simulation instructor for the EasternHealth Emergency response workshops, Critcat workshops and Basic course, and has recently facilitated an Emergency responses workshop in Fiji. His training in simulation includes the Harvard Centre for Medical Simulation instructor course.
Dr Timothy McIver
Dr Timothy McIver is a Staff Specialist and Supervisor of Training with the Department of Anaesthesia at Box Hill Hospital. He holds an Adjunct Senior Lecturer position with the Department of Anaesthesia at Monash University, and has professional interests in Airway Management, Crisis Management and Medical Education. Dr McIver has completed the Comprehensive Simulation Instructor Course and Advanced Debriefing Course at Harvard University, and is regularly involved in simulation based education at Box Hill Hospital.
Dr Jenni Sokol
Dr Jenni Sokol is the Clinical Lead for The Royal Children’s Hospital Simulation Program. Jenni was trained in Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and Great Ormond Street in London. She began educating health professionals after commencing work as a Neonatal Consultant in Perth in 2001 and has since completed degrees in both Health Professional Education and Simulation, and recently worked as a co-facilitator with the Harvard Centre for Medical Simulation Advanced Debriefing course in Brisbane. Jenni continues her clinical work with the PIPER (Paediatric, Infant, and Perinatal Emergency Retrieval) service implementing the Simulation Program , whilst working closely with the Simulation team to facilitate Simulation training and education across the Melbourne Children’s Campus.
Dr Graeme Duke
Dr Graeme Duke. Senior Staff Specialist, Intensive Care Department, Box Hill Hospital, Eastern Health, Melbourne, Victoria. Graeme Duke trained in Intensive Care, Anaesthesia, and Retrieval Medicine in Victoria and South Australia. He has worked in Intensive Care for 25 years, and was the Intensive Care Clinical Director at Northern Health for 18 years. In the past 3 years he has worked as senior Intensivist at Eastern Health. His research interests include outcome prediction models, long-term survival, non-invasive ventilation, ventilation safety, and tracheostomy. For variation he spends 1 month every year in Vanuatu supporting a primary healthcare project.
Mr Mitch Finlayson
Mitch Finlayson is the Simulation Technologist for The Royal Children’s Hospital Simulation Program. Mitch has worked at The Royal Children’s Hospital since 2009 as a Clinical Technologist and since 2012, in with Simulation. He has experience with high and low fidelity mannequins, moulage, part-task trainers and all technical aspects of developing in situ simulations in a healthcare environment. Mitch has a strong interest in research and is currently involved in a collaboration designing part task trainers using 3D printing.
Dr Laven Padayachee
Dr Laven Padayachee is Senior Intensivist in Critical Care Medicine, with interests in medical education, simulation, quality and risk management. He currently works at the Epworth Hospital in Richmond, where he is Supervisor of ICU Training.
Dr Tarin Ward
Dr Tarin Ward, MBBS(Hons), FANZCA is a Staff Anaesthetist at Box Hill Hospital. Tarin received her FANZCA in 2012 after completing her Anaesthesia training at Monash and Austin Health. She currently works full time at Box Hill where she is a Supervisor of Training and completing her Masters of Medicine (Perioperative) through Monash University. Her interests are Perioperative Medicine and Medical Education. In 2015 she completed the Harvard Simulation Instructors Course, and is an instructor on the PROMPT course. Tarin is also a CCRiSP instructor (Care of the Critically ill Surgical Patient) with the College of Surgeons.



Dr Gerard Fennessy
Dr Gerard Fennessy is fellow of the Australasian College of Intensive Care (FCICM) and works as a specialist intensive care physician at Western Health (Sunshine and Footscray Hospitals) and a specialist retrieval physician at Adult Retrieval Victoria. He also has a postgraduate diploma in community emergency medicine and holds a fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care. His interests include HMO education, online education, shoulder dislocations and in-hospital cardiac arrests. He also runs the Victorian Intensive Care Network. He is married with 3 children.
Dr David Ku
David Ku is an Intensivist at Dandenong Intensive Care Unit, with a keen interest in peri-operative care, collaborative education and translating research into innovative practice. During his visits to the United States, he developed an interest in long term consequences of ICU patients, and implementing strategies to achieve improved functional outcomes for the medium to long term critically ill. He currently serves as the Victorian State Secretary for the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS), and immediate ex-chair of the Victorian Intensive Care Education Network (VICEN). David will be the deputy convenor for the World Congress of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) in Melbourne, 2019.