2019 Medical Education SIG Meeting

Join us in Sydney, for the Medical Education special interest group meeting in September.

This meeting will be held as a satellite meeting to the 2019 Australian Society of Anaesthetists’ National Scientific Congress  (NSC) at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. The theme is “The road to excellence, while avoiding wayside landmines”.


We are delighted to present the following speakers:

Keynote speakers
Professor Viren Naik
Professor Liz Molloy

Visiting speakers/facilitators
Dr Robert Anderson
Dr Damian Castanelli
Dr Jennifer Woods
Professor Jennifer Weller


Invited international speakers
Dr Viren Naik is the Director of Assessment for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, a Professor of Anesthesiology, and the RS McLaughlin Professor of Medical Education at the University of Ottawa. He has 20 years of experience as an educator, and oversees the credentialing of specialist training and the assessment, including examinations, for all medical specialties in Canada. As a vice president for Royal College International, he leads education collaboratives in Kuwait and Qatar. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and grants, and in 2007 and 2013, Dr Naik received honour awards from the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society for his international contributions to education.

Australia invited speaker
Professor Liz Molloy is Professor of Work Integrated Learning at the University of Melbourne. Liz helps trainees learn to put theory to practice in the clinical workplace. She trained as a physiotherapist, and her interest in health professionals’ education lead her to return to the University of Melbourne to complete a PhD on feedback in clinical education, in 2006. Liz has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters, and books, with a focus on workplace learning, feedback and assessment, transitions, and clinical supervisor professional development. She received an inaugural fellowship of ANZAHPE in 2015.



Registrations will open in March. For further details, please contact the SIG secretariat.


The Medical Education SIG Meeting will be held on Friday September 20, 2019 at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney.


The meeting will run as a satellite meeting to the Australian Society of Anaesthetists NSC.


Continuing professional development

Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program can claim one credit per hour for attendance at lectures, or presentations under the knowledge and skills category.



For further information, please contact the SIG secretariat:

Kirsty O'Connor
Senior Events Officer
P: +61 3 8517 5332
ANZCA House, 630 St Kilda Rd Melbourne VIC 3004
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