ANZCA ASM MELBOURNE –

Media coverage

SATURDAY MAY 11

Space medicine: 

Surviving travel to the stars (Herald Sun, page 10) 

Deep space but can man survive? (Herald Sun feature, page 58)

SATURDAY MAY 4

Professor Stephen Bolsin coverage: 

Barwon Health anaesthetist Associate Professor Stephen Bolsin warns errors may lead to avoidable deaths (Herald Sun)
Barwon Health anaesthetist Associate Professor Stephen Bolsin warns errors may lead to avoidable deaths (Townsville Bulletin)
Barwon Health anaesthetist Associate Professor Stephen Bolsin warns errors may lead to avoidable deaths (Gold Coast Bulletin)
Barwon Health anaesthetist Associate Professor Stephen Bolsin warns errors may lead to avoidable deaths (The Mercury)
Barwon Health anaesthetist Associate Professor Stephen Bolsin warns errors may lead to avoidable deaths (Daily Telegraph)
Barwon Health anaesthetist Associate Professor Stephen Bolsin warns errors may lead to avoidable deaths (Geelong Advertiser)
Barwon Health anaesthetist Associate Professor Stephen Bolsin warns errors may lead to avoidable deaths (Adelaide Now)
Barwon Health anaesthetist Associate Professor Stephen Bolsin warns errors may lead to avoidable deaths (Brisbane Courier Mail)
Barwon Health anaesthetist Associate Professor Stephen Bolsin warns errors may lead to avoidable deaths (Cairns Post)
Barwon Health anaesthetist Associate Professor Stephen Bolsin warns errors may lead to avoidable deaths (Northern Territory News)
Whistleblower doctor says errors killing too many patients (Geelong Advertiser, page 7)

FRIDAY MAY 3

MEDIA RELEASE: CLEARER DRUG LABELS NEEDED TO AVOID MEDICATION MIXUPS, CONFERENCE HEARS 

Warning over look-alike drugs (Sydney Morning Herald, page 4)
Lookalike medicines ‘pose risk’ (The Saturday Age, page 4)
Look alike drugs a disaster waiting to happen, anaesthetist warns (WA Today)
Medicos fight for labelling changes (Herald Sun, page 5)
Drug label errors pose grave danger for patients (Herald Sun)

Baroness Susan Greenfield coverage:
Screen time affecting our brains: expert (Dominion Post Weekend, page 14)
Screen-time ‘turning us into three-year olds’ (Sydney Morning Herald, page 1)
Virtual autism on rise (Herald Sun, page 3)
Virtual autism warning (Daily Telegraph)
Millenials becoming “virtually autistic” (Hobart Mercury)
Millenials becoming “virtually autistic” (West Australian)
Experts warn millennials at risk of ‘virtual autism’ (heraldsun.com.au) 

How screen-time is turning adults into ‘volatile three-year olds’ (smh.com.au)
How screen-time is turning adults into ‘volatile three-year olds’ (theage.com.au)
How screen-time is turning adults into ‘volatile three-year olds’ (brisbanetimes.com.au)
How screen-time is turning adults into ‘volatile three-year olds’ (watoday.com.au)
Back to basics approach needed to counter digital technology’s effect on the brain (stuff.co.nz)

WEDNESDAY MAY 1

MEDIA RELEASE: NINETY PER CENT OF HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENT PATIENTS ARE OBESE OR PRE-OBESE, SAYS NEW RESEARCH 

Australian hips and knees being worn out by increasingly bigger bodies (heraldsun.com.au)
Hips and knees failing under burden of weight (Courier Mail)
Our big problem wearing joints (Adelaide Advertiser)
Joint effort needed (Herald Sun) 

Hip and knee replacement patients a heavy burden on hospitals (smh.com.au)
Hip and knee replacement patients a heavy burden on hospitals (watoday.com.au)
Hip and knee replacement patients a heavy burden on hospitals (theage.com.au)
Hip and knee replacement patients a heavy burden on hospitals (brisbanetimes.com.au) 

MEDIA RELEASE: MORE ACTION NEEDED TO LIMIT OPIOID USE AFTER SURGERY (first released April 12) 

Medical experts have found poorly managed pain after surgery is a major contributor to the opioid crisis (PowerFM, 9am news)
Medical experts have found poorly managed pain after surgery is a major contributor to the opioid crisis (Zinc FM, 10am news)
Medical experts say close to 10 per cent of surgery patients who get hooked on opioids have never used the drug before their surgery (2GB 7.30am, 9am news)
Medical experts have found poorly managed pain after surgery is a major contributor to the opioid crisis (Mix FM, 6.30am news) 

Prescription painkillers fuel post-surgery crisis (Sydney Morning Herald)

MEDIA RELEASE: NINETY PER CENT OF HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENT PATIENTS ARE OBESE OR PRE-OBESE, SAYS NEW RESEARCH 

MEDIA RELEASE: MORE ACTION NEEDED TO LIMIT OPIOID USE AFTER SURGERY (first released April 12)
‘That’s a scary moment’: how that first prescription in hospital fuelled an opioid epidemic (smh.com.au)
‘That’s a scary moment’: how that first prescription in hospital fuelled an opioid epidemic (theage.com.au)
‘That’s a scary moment’: how that first prescription in hospital fuelled an opioid epidemic (watoday.com.au)
‘That’s a scary moment’: how that first prescription in hospital fuelled an opioid epidemic (brisbanetimes.com.au)

TUESDAY APRIL 30

MEDIA RELEASE: 108 YEAR OLD WOMAN IS AUSTRALIA’S OLDEST HIP REPLACEMENT PATIENT 

Hip, Hip Hooray for Daphne (Herald Sun print)

Ageing and surgery: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/southeastnsw/programs/breakfast/breakfast/11045574 (ABC South East NSW, Simon Lauder Breakfast, Dr Natalie Smith is 46mins in)

Dancer Daphne walked from hip surgery at 107 (Sydney Morning Herald print)

Never too old: Hip surgery at 107 (The Age print)

Age is just a number: Daphne Keith’s hip surgery success at 107 (stuff.co.nz)

What do I have to lose? Daphne Keith is the oldest Australian to get a partial hip replacement. (smh.com.au)
What do I have to lose? Daphne Keith is the oldest Australian to get a partial hip replacement. (theage.com.au)
What do I have to lose? Daphne Keith is the oldest Australian to get a partial hip replacement. (watoday.com.au)
What do I have to lose? Daphne Keith is the oldest Australian to get a partial hip replacement. (brisbanetimes.com.au)

Hip replacement for 108 year old woman (heraldsun.com.au)

(Syndicated to Cairns Post, Geelong Advertiser, Courier Mail, Adelaidenow, Northern Territory News, Townsville Bulletin, Gold Coast Bulletin, The Mercury)

Hip replacement for 107 year old a success (CanberraTimes.com.au)

Hip replacement for 107 year-old a success (aap/sbs.com.au)

(Syndicated to: Port Lincoln Times, Port Lincoln Times, The Stawell Times-News, beaudeserttimes.com.au, Collie Mail, Camden Haven Courier, Blue Mountains Gazette, Busselton Mail, Flinders News, Kingscote Islander, Moree Champion, Wellington Times, Donnybrook Bridgetown Mail, Hawkesbury Gazette, Nambucca Guardian News, West Australian, Eastern Riverina Chronicle, Lithgow Mercury, Daily Liberal, The Border Mail, Leeton Irrigator, Harden Express, Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser, The Area News, Southern Cross, Coly Point Observer, Newcastle Herald, South Coast Register, Maitland Mercury, Bega District News, Goulburn Post, The Armidale Express, Bathurst Western Advocate, Southern Highland News, Northern Daily Leader, Manning River Times, Macleay Argus, Mudgee Guardian, Katherine Times, Central Western Daily, Great Lakes Advocate, Ballarat Courier, The Advocate, The Ararat Advertiser, Warrnambool Standard, The Tasmanian Examiner, Bendigo Advertiser, The Cootamundra Herald, WEB MSN Australia, Narromine News, Boorowa News, The Queanbeyan Age, The Cowra Guardian, The Forbes Advocate, The Wauchope Gazette, The Blue Mountains Gazette.)

MEDIA RELEASE: TEMPER TANTRUMS AFTER A HOSPITAL STAY: RESEARCHERS EXPLAIN WHY 

Relief for kids after surgery (The West Australian)

Cut post-op woes (heraldsun.com.au)
Op help for kids (dailytelegraph.com.au)
Kids upset by surgery (couriermail.com.au)
Children’s post surgery blues link to anaesthesia dose (adelaideadvertiser.com.au)

MONDAY APRIL 29

MEDIA RELEASE: LIGHT THERAPY REDUCES ‘JET LAG’ AND SHORTENS HOSPITAL STAYS

Blue light beats surgery jet lag (Waikato Times)
Blue light beats surgery jet lag (Dominion Post)

A new study has found that blue light therapy has helped patients with a general anaesthetic to leave hospital earlier. (Smooth FM Radio news NSW, 6am, 7.30am)

Blue light, the bane of sleep, may speed up recovery after surgery (smh.com.au)
Blue light, the bane of sleep, may speed up recovery after surgery (theage.com.au)
Blue light, the bane of sleep, may speed up recovery after surgery (brisbanetimes.com.au)
Blue light, the bane of sleep, may speed up recovery after surgery (watoday.com.au)

Blue light therapy helps reduce post surgery ‘jet lag’, shortens hospital stays (stuff.co.nz)

MEDIA RELEASE: THE HIDDEN COST OF OUR DIGITAL LIVES REVEALED AT KEY SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

SUNDAY APRIL 28


MEDIA RELEASE: IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES – THE WAY OF THE FUTURE?

The future of managing chronic pain could lie in implants rather than medications (stuff.co.nz)
Devices tipped to displace drugs for chronic pain relief (iotaustralia.org.au)

Devices offer alternative pain control (The Press)
Devices offer alternative pain control (The Dominion Post)
Devices offer alternative pain control (The Waikato Times)

MEDIA RELEASE: CHRONIC PAIN TREATMENTS AND SPINAL CORD STIMULATION KEY TOPICS FOR INTERNATIONAL PAIN MEETING