ACT August ACE evening meeting

                    The Thai Cave Rescue: Anaesthesia in the Dark
                A special presentation by Dr Richard Harris SC OAM

Please join us for a very special evening presentation by Dr Richard Harris SC OAM. The evening will be held on Thursday August 1 at the Hotel Realm in Barton and we invite all local trainees, fellows and retired fellows to attend. Register early to avoid missing out on this incredible story. 

Guest Speaker

Dr Richard "Harry" Harris needs no introduction. Join us as he recounts his experience surrounding the extraordinary rescue of 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach from the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand. Over 18 days in June and July 2018, thousands of people – Thai government police, military and civilians, and a team of international divers and rescue workers scrambled to save the soccer team from the cave complex.  
Dr Harris became a key contributor to the rescue as he employed his unique combination of cave diving experience with clinical expertise, as an anaesthetist, to administer life-saving sedation to the team and their coach. For his efforts, Dr Harris was awarded the Star of Courage Award, the medal of the Order of Australia, and in January 2019 was named joint Australian of the Year. 



National Ballroom
Hotel Realm
18 National Cct, Barton


6.30-7.15pm  Arrival canapes and drinks
7.15-8.30pm  Presentation 
8.30pm  Interactive Q&A

Cost and Registration

The cost to attend the evening is $A77 for ANZCA fellows and $A55 for ANZCA trainees (non-members are welcome to attend for $A99). The evening will include canapes and drink on arrival.

To register online for this great event please click here.

If you do not have a college ID please register your interest via email.


Numbers at the venue are strictly limited so please register early to avoid missing out.



The evening with Dr Harris is proudly sponsored by Avant.

More information

Kym Buckley
ACT Regional Coordinator
+61 2 6221 6003

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