ACT Art of Anaesthesia 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 October 5-6, 2019. 

 This year, our theme is “Research and the Anti-Research” and our program will attempt to tackle this daunting area.  After listening to experts in their fields, the program may inspire future researchers.  Equally possible, the program may make us question the role and relevance of research today in its current guise.  At the very least, the weekend promises to be thought-provoking and help us reflect on our own practice. 
Our lecture series will run on Saturday October 5. Leading the exploration of this theme will be the Editor-In-Chief of Anaesthesia, Professor Andrew (Andy) Klein from Cambridge, UK as one of our invited international speakers. Professor Klein will focus on the role of the journal in 2019 as well as the murky world of research fraud. Our other international speaker is Professor Jamie Sleigh from Waikato, NZ.  Both international speakers will be complemented by our interstate speakers – Associate Professor Alicia Dennis, Dr David Highton, Ms Ianthe Boden, Dr Christine Ball AM and Dr Danielle Volling-Geoghegan.  Prominent local orthopaedic surgeon Professor Paul Smith will explore the growing issue of big data, with local (and vocal) anaesthetists Dr Vida Viliunas OAM and Dr Mark Skacel ending the day debating whether anaesthetic research has lost the plot.
On Sunday October 6, we will conduct three workshops. There will be the mandatory CPD Advanced Life Support (ALS) workshop and, along for the first time, the new mandatory CPD Acute Severe Behavioural Disorder workshop. In addition, Professor Klein will run a research and publication preparation workshop which will complement his talks given a day earlier.  

Full Program and Registration

View the full program here 

Register online here


Participants in the ANZCA CPD program may claim the following activity under the knowledge and skill category:
  • Attendance at lectures or presentation – one credit per hour.
  • Workshops, problem based learning discussions – two credits per hour.
  • Emergency response workshops – claimable in your CPD portfolio under the applicable emergency response category.

Venue Information

National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent, Acton ACT
Visions Theatre (upstairs) and Peninsula Room (downstairs).

Parking is available onsite. Parking fees apply.

More Information

For futher information please contact Ms Kym Buckley, ACT Regional Coordinator
Ph: 02 6221 6003
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