ACT regional events

ANZCA runs many events to benefit fellows and trainees, including an annual scientific meeting, workshops, conferences and courses designed to encourage and support medical specialists in their training and continuing professional development. The college also aims to keep trainees and Fellows informed about anaesthesia and pain medicine events held around the world. 


Art of Anaesthesia Combined CME

On behalf of the ACT Regional Committees of ANZCA and the ASA, we welcome you to attend the Combined Art of Anaesthesia meeting to be held in Canberra over the weekend of September 15 and 16, 2018. For more information and to register, visit the event page.


Scan and Ski, Thredbo 2018


After the immense success of our inaugural Scan and Ski workshop in July 2016, we are delighted to announce that we will be running the event again in 2018! The workshop will be held from Friday July 13 to Saturday July 14 at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel in the Kosciuszko National Park. Dr Ross Peake will again convene the workshop, together with world-renowned ultrasound specialists Dr Alwin Chuan, Dr Peter Hebbard, Dr Andrew Lansdown, and Dr Brad Lawther.
The workshop will run over two days, using the morning and evening sessions for hands-on ultrasound scanning and instruction, and leaving the middle of each day free for skiing or sightseeing in the beautiful NSW Snowy Mountains. The workshop will cover upper limb blocks, lower limb blocks, trunk and spinal blocks, among other topics.
Online registration is available here and the full program and registration form is available here.
If you would like to find out more please contact Kym Buckley in the ACT ANZCA office or phone (02) 6221 6003. Places will be limited to 20 participants so don’t delay!


An Evening with Dr Shona Osborn

The ACT Trainee Committee is pleased to announce an evening presentation on the endovascular treatment of ischemic stroke by Dr Shona Osborn. Dr Osborn works both with Adelaide Anaesthetic Services and at the Royal Adelaide Hospital as a Senior Consultant. As well as providing adult and obstetric anaesthesia, she has a particular interest in anaesthesia for neurosurgery and spinal surgery, for cardiac procedures, and for cancer surgery. Along with her departmental colleagues, she has survived the recent move of the Royal Adelaide Hospital from the site where it has operated since 1856 to vast new purpose-built premises a kilometre away, allegedly the most expensive new building in the southern hemisphere to date.
Dr Osborn will give two presentations over the evening, the first entitled Code Stroke logistics before and after a hospital move, and the second Acute ischaemic stroke and the anaesthetist.
The evening will be held on Thursday June 7 at Café EQ in Deakin and we invite all local trainees, fellows and retired fellows to attend and enjoy a wonderful evening. The cost to attend the evening is $55 for fellows (ACT trainees are invited to attend free of charge). The evening will include canapes and drink on arrival, main meal (please make your selection on the registration page), and beverages.
This event is now closed for online registration. Please contact Kym for any last minute enquiries.


Regional events 

For information on other upcoming events in the ACT please email Kym Buckley.


Anaesthesia and pain medicine events

To search for anaesthesia and pain medicine events held in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere in the world, visit ANZCA's events calendar here.


ANZCA annual scientific meeting

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists annual scientific meeting is the main continuing medical education conference for anaesthetists and pain physicians in Australasia.  Further information about the ANZCA annual scientific meeting is available here.


Submit an event

To submit an event to the ANZCA calendar, please click here. For further information about submitting an event, please contact ANZCA's Events team on +61 3 9510 6299 or email If you wish to notify the ACT office about a regional event, please email

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