Phoenix Conferencing Australia is a private enterprise that provides quality medical imaging conferences and seminars. We are education-focused and dedicated to continual professional education.

17-18 February 2018
The Star Gold Coast
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10.5 hours of CPD
The 6th edition of this popular conference has a multimodality, multidisciplinary focus, with particular emphasis on CT and X-ray imaging. The theme for the 2018 program is ‘Vital Signs’. Presentations from experienced radiographers, radiologists, critical care and specialist physicians will provide you with essential knowledge and skills in current imaging protocols and patient management, new and emerging imaging techniques, and recognition of critical findings.
Keynote Speakers
Associate Professor Daryl Wall, AM

Associate Professor Daryl Wall, AM

Director of Trauma, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital

Daryl graduated in medicine with first class honours and was awarded the Alfred Hospital Prize for first position in graduation. Daryl commenced research into trauma and transplantation at the Alfred Hospital in 1966. He undertook post graduate training in the United Kingdom. He was appointed as consultant surgeon at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane in 1978 and he was the hepatic surgeon in Australia’s first liver transplantation in 1985.

Daryl has carried out over 1000 kidney transplants and participated in many liver transplants. He participated in the development of Transplant Australia Ltd. to provide sporting activities and rehabilitation for transplant recipients and to promote donor awareness. He has trained over 1000 Surgeons and over 100 overseas Fellows.

Daryl has provided trauma care for over 50 years. He received the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for contributions to organisation of National Sport. He received an Order of Australia 2006 for his contributions to transplantation, trauma care training and rehabilitation. Daryl has also received the RACS Gordon Trinca Medal for contributions to trauma, the GSA Medal twice for contributions to General Surgery in Australia, the John Royal and the Bancroft Oration Medals and was awarded membership of Melbourne High School distinguished Old Boys’ Gallery.

He has served as the Chairman of the Section of General Surgery RACS, Chairman of the Queensland Trauma Committee, Chairman of the Surgeons’ Group at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Chairman of Division of Surgery Princess Alexandra Hospital, Chairman of Princess Alexandra Hospital Society, Chairman of the General Medical Education Committee Princess Alexandra Hospital, Chairman of Training Committee GSA, Chairman of Safe Hours Committee AMA, Board Member GSA, Board Member of Transplant Australia and Medical Director of Transplant Australia.

Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Queensland Government’s Statewide Trauma Clinical Network, Chairman of the RACS Trauma Committee, Chairman of the Medical Committee of the World Transplant Games Federation, Councillor of World Transplant Games Federation, Councillor of Asian Surgical Association, Patron Transplant Australia Queensland, Member of Research Committee GSA, Member Trauma Committee Queensland, Chairman Trauma Advisory Committee RBWH, Member Antibiotic Committee RBWH, Member of the Queensland Perioperative Mortality Committee, Member of the Queensland Clinical Senate and Director of EMST, CCrISP and DSTC. Daryl serves as an examiner for the RACS and the Australian Medical Council. Daryl is a member of 15 medical associations. He has published over 150 papers, 3 books, 10 videos, been awarded 10 Travelling Scholarships and delivered over 100 invited lectures.

Daryl’s main contribution to trauma care management is that his children are trained and practise in intensive care, trauma and emergency care.

Craig Hacking

Craig Hacking

Consultant Radiologist & Director of Radiology Training, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital

Dr Craig Hacking is a Consultant Radiologist and Director of Radiology Training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He is the Lead Radiologist in Trauma and Emergency Radiology and has a strong interest in anatomy and radiology education.  Craig graduated medicine from the University of Queensland in 2005 and undertook radiology training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. His last year of training was a fellowship in general MRI and cardiac CTA at Nambour General Hospital and he was awarded FRANZCR in 2013.

Craig is currently one of the managing editors of and a lead presenter in the successful emergency radiology, medical imaging anatomy and trauma radiology Radiopaedia courses, which are offered free online to 119 developing countries. Craig is a founding executive committee member for the Australian and New Zealand Emergency Radiology Society (ANZERG) formed in 2015. He is also Co-Lead anatomy examiner and part 2 viva examiner for the RANZCR and a Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Queensland.

Provisional program
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The Star Gold Coast

Broadbeach Island, Gold Coast

The Star Gold Coast (formerly Jupiters Gold Coast) is centrally located on the Gold Coast at Broadbeach, with sweeping views across the Pacific to the east, and rugged hinterland to the west.  The hotel has recently undergone significant upgrades, with a new look Atrium bar, new food outlets, including award-winning Kiyomi Japanese restaurant and Mei Wei Dumplings, stunning evening light projections, luxury poolside experience and accommodation room refurbishment. Room rates include high-speed internet. Treat yourself to an executive room and enjoy express check-in, complimentary daily continental breakfast, newspapers, pre-dinner drinks and canapés, a maid service and use of the fitness centre and executive lounge.