Queensland ACE regional meeting

Join us from August 31 - September 1, 2019 on Queensland's beautiful Gold Coast for the annual Queensland ACE Regional Meeting.

"Anaesthesia through the looking glass" aims to challenge our traditional view, by looking at modern anaesthetic practice through a multidisciplinary lens, with international and national speakers from across surgical, medical and anaesthetic disciplines.

With the cool vibes of the QT Hotel and an ocean backdrop to support learning, what could be better this spring than jumping through the looking glass?

Dr Edward Pilling and Dr Leanne Ryan


Day one will focus on anaesthesia in the real world, introducing our international speaker, Dr L'amour Hansell from Samoa, who will share opportunities for anaesthesia on the Pacific Island.

Dr Alexandra Douglas will present the challenges of providing critical care for the Australian Defence Force, and Dr Helmut Schoengen on his experiences with the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Yemen. Closer to home we will hear about the ins and outs of GP anaesthetic practice from Dr Philip Gribble.

Also on day one, The Tess Cramond Prize Session will be awarded for excellence in trainee-led research, emergency response tutorials, and opportunity for Morbidity and Mortality and difficult case discussion.

On day two we welcome Dr Elsa Taylor, international speaker on paediatric anaesthesia from Starship Auckland. Surgeon Dr Rhea Liang will share her experience from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), and her experience in preventing discrimination, bullying, and sexual harassment. Dr Melanie Jansen, who has recently completed a Churchill Scholarship in ethics, and lawyer Ms Susan Gardiner, a member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, will discuss the ethical issues involved in anaesthesia. An ethics panel will follow, opening the discussion up to the floor.

We are also delighted to offer a range of emergency response activities, a great opportunity to improve your practical skills while meeting the ANZCA emergency response workshop requirements. Spaces for workshops are limited so be sure to register early to avoid disappointment!

Click here to view the full program.


Call for abstracts - The Tess Cramond Prize

We invite Queensland trainees, provisional fellows and junior fellows, to submit their abstracts for presentation at the Queensland ACE regional meeting. The prize, in memory of Professor Tess Cramond OBE, will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates excellence in research.

For full abstract submission guidelines please click here.

Abstract submission deadline: by 5pm (AEST) July 31, 2019.

Social activities

Conference reception
Join us for a reception in the healthcare industry area from 4-5pm on Saturday, for a relaxing end to day one. This activity is included in the registration fee. Please note attendance on the registration form.
To adhere to Medicines Australia's code of conduct, children and non-medical patrons will not be permitted to attend.

Start your Sunday feeling refreshed and ready to go, with an invigorating yoga session.

When: Sunday September 1, 7-8am
Cost: $A9.90 per person
What to bring: water bottle, and towel. Yoga mats are provided.

Secure your place via registration.


QT Gold Coast
7 Staghorn Avenue
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217


Please contact QT Gold Coast directly, and quote "Queensland ACE regional meeting" for special rates.
Email reservations_qtgoldcoast@evt.com or call +61 7 5584 1200.


Registration fees
Fellows/non-fellows: $A715 including GST
Trainees/allied health/retired fellows: $A539 including GST

Click here to register online with your ANZCA ID. Please note that online registrations close August 26, at 5pm AEST.
If you do not have an ANZCA ID, please email us.

Cancellation policy
Cancellation of registrations up until five working days prior to the meeting will be fully refunded. Any cancellations from and including August 26 will not be refunded unless in the case of a proven emergency.

Participants in the ANZCA continuing professional development (CPD) program will have the activities in which they participated automatically allocated to their CPD portfolio following the conclusion of this conference.

More information

For further information, please contact the meeting secretariat:

Julie Donovan
E: qldevents@anzca.edu.au
P: +61 7 3846 1233
ANZCA QLD, 20 Pidgeon Close, West End QLD 4101
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