Emergency Department Leadership - Prato, Italy

Prepare yourself for Leadership.  The Emergency Department Leadership course is a five-day program to develop your leadership toolkit and enable you to progress from great clinician to great leader. Over five-days, participants will take part in personal reflections, lectures, group tasks, case studies and other activities to enable their development as well-rounded, well-networked clinical leaders.

ūüďÖ Monday 8 - Friday 12 May 2023




This five-day program is a fantastic opportunity to develop your leadership toolkit and enable you to progress from great clinician to great leader.

Leading and managing are intrinsic parts of being a doctor. Often without formal recognition, doctors manage teams, lead service improvements, provide staff development opportunities and contribute to the day-to-day management of their departments.

From very early in their careers doctors have a significant impact on the quality and safety of patient care, on patient experience, staff morale, and on the effectiveness of the working environment.

Expand your skills and confidence in leadership, quality improvement, managing change, creating positive culture, financial management, driving clinical performance, managing projects, influencing organisational stakeholders and establishing robust training and research programs.

  • Emergency Department Directors
  • Emergency Medicine Fellows (Medical)
  • Emergency Medicine Trainees (Medical)
  • Senior hospital administrators in Emergency Medicine

Monday 8 – Friday 12 May, 2023


Monash University Prato Centre
Prato PO, Italy

Over five-days, participants take part in personal reflections, lectures, group tasks, case studies and other activities to enable their development as well-rounded, well-networked clinical leaders.

Participants will be provided with self-directed online pre-learning activities (approximately 10 hours) in preparation for the program.

The course:

  • Provides an environment to practice leadership techniques and to benefit from the experience of international colleagues.
  • Is enhanced with the inclusion of a tertiary hospital COO on the teaching faculty to provide invaluable insight into hospital administration.
  • Is designed and relevant for participants from all global locations.


  • Becoming an emergency medicine clinical leader
  • Measuring and improving the quality of emergency care
  • Leading people in the emergency department setting
  • Managing change
  • Developing a positive emergency department culture
  • Managing finances and budgets
  • Being accountable and driving performance
  • Managing emergency department projects
  • Managing the emergency care process
  • Establishing robust research and training programs
  • Influencing the organisation and other stakeholders


Trauma Masterclass

Our multi-modal agenda will include advanced-level case explorations, low-fidelity simulation, debates, panel discussions, and both large and small-group work to provide deep learning and confidence-building education. We will take full advantage of our beautiful Tuscan setting with curb-side scenarios and fantastic social and networking events. Our stunning learning space is designed for intellectual and cultural exchange in the heritage-listed Palazzo Vaj, Monash University Prato Campus. 

Group Dinners

These optional group dinners are an excellent opportunity to get to know other delegates outside of the course. They are open to delegates attending the Emergency Medicine Leadership Course and the Trauma Masterclass 
Partners and children are welcome to attend these events and advance booking is encouraged.  Please note: if you are planning to have children in attendance, please contact us to discuss your options.

Monday 8 May 2022
AUD $125.00 per person

Thursday 12 May 2022
AUD $125.00 per person


Cost: AUD $3,500.00
The registration fee includes the 5-day course and daily catering.


Monday 8 May 2022
AUD $125.00 per person

Thursday 11 May 2022
AUD $125.00 per person


Due to the COVID pandemic, course dates that require in-person attendance are subject to change based on government advice.

If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with a person that has been diagnosed with COVID-19 at the time of course delivery, we request you transfer or cancel your registration.

Cancelled registrations can be transferred to an alternative course or held in credit and used in the next 24 months.

Please note, when you register, you will be agreeing to the following:
  1. Disclaimer: The content of this course is directed at appropriately licensed and trained practitioners. It represents current information about the provision of emergency medical care. It is not intended to replace, and should not be construed as medical advice. Any concerns regarding a medical diagnosis or treatment should not be directed to a medical practitioner.
  2. Course cancellation: In very rare cases, due to clinical demand or other unforeseen, unavoidable reasons, courses may need to be cancelled. In this instance registrants will be advised urgently and will receive a full refund for registration fees.

If, after booking an event you are unable to attend, you are welcome to nominate someone else to attend in your place. Please advise substitutions via email so a correct name tag will be available at the registration desk. CPD hours will be allocated to the substitute delegate.


  • Cancellation more than 30 days before the event: 70% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 30 days: no refund. A credit will be provided and can be used over 24-months from the date of cancellation.
  • Cancellation must be in writing.



De Villiers Smit is an experienced Emergency Physician with a strong interest in clinical research, systems design, quality improvement and patient flow. As Director of Emergency Services at Alfred Health and Director of The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, de Villiers oversees the busiest trauma centre in Australasia and has been instrumental in developing and implementing several care models to improve patient care and experience.




Peter Cameron is Academic Director of Alfred Health Emergency, and Professor of Emergency, and Precinct Lead of the Alfred-Monash Research and Education Precinct. He is Past President of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. He has also just completed his term as the Clinical Lead for the Emergency Clinical Care Network for Victoria.




Simone Alexander has more than 20 years’ experience in the healthcare sector. She was appointed as Alfred Health’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) in August 2018 after acting in the position since November 2017. In 2022 Simone was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer in addition to substantive role as COO. Simone is responsible for the management and performance of Alfred Health’s clinical operations.




Carl Luckoff is an Emergency Physician and Deputy Director of Alfred Health Emergency. Following his initial training in South Africa, Carl worked in the UK and other overseas remote locations before starting his emergency specialist training in Australia. He has since completed his Global Executive MBA from Monash Business School.




Jessica Hocking is an educationalist and program/project manager. Having commenced her career in the private sector, she has been working in public health for over 13 years with roles in Australia and the Middle East. Jessica has been instrumental in the design, development and delivery of multiple emergency care projects, programs and services across the globe. Some of her larger-scale projects include the development of multi-year Emergency Medicine Fellowships, design and establishment of a Master of Clinical Emergency Medicine (Monash University), design and leadership of a state-wide education program for Victorian nurses working in urgent (emergency) care (funded by the Victorian Department of Health), and the development of multiple internationally delivered and recognised specialty certificate programs for emergency care clinicians.


Monash University Prato Centre
Palazzo Vai
Via Pugliesi, 26
59100 Prato (PO)


The following links will provide more information about the location and the beautiful city of Prato.

For more information about this course, please contact the Course Coordinator.

Angela Hodges
Alfred Emergency Education
Telephone: 03 9076 8424
Email: etc@alfred.org.au






This course is endorsed by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and accredited by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.