Report a convention conversation starter
The Western Suburbs Weekly was there when UWA emergency medicine lecturer Peter Carr received his $10,000 City of Perth Convention Scholarship last year. Last week, he was guest speaker at the 2017 Perth Convention Bureau Aspire awards.
PETER Carr spent his $10,000 scholarship attending the World Congress on Vascular Access in Portugal and bringing the Australian Vascular Access Society 2nd Scientific Meeting to Perth last month.
Mr Carr told guests at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre last Thursday that Google alerts from a Communitynews. com.au story had helped him attract delegates to the event in Perth.
He said he was in Lisbon when people were contacting him after seeing the Community Newspaper Group article online and it helped him start a conversation about the Perth convention.
Nearly 320 people from 17 countries attended last month’s convention about intravenous and vascular access, which was headlined by national keynote speaker Fiona Wood.
Mr Carr named the event House of Cannulas, in reference to TV series House of Cards.
The researcher has worked on reducing the number of failed attempts at inserting intravenous needles and those that fail prematurely since 2006.
“We know up to 35 per cent of patients can sustain a first attempt failure and once there’s a successful insertion, up to 40 per cent will fail prematurely before treatment is complete,” Mr Carr said.
“We want everyone to get first attempt success and we want to reduce post-insertion failure.”
Path of Hope founder Rebecca Tolstoy won the 2017 City of Perth Convention Scholarship.
Our 2016 report about Peter Carr receiving a $10,000 City of Perth Convention Scholarship.