Perioperative SIG Meeting 2017

Join us in Sydney for the sixth Annual Australasian Perioperative Medicine Symposium on November 2-4, 2017.
This year’s meeting is being held in association with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and aims to build on a collaborative approach to perioperative care, with specific emphasis on perioperative care of the cancer patient.
We have not only attracted fantastic international and national speakers who are leading the way in perioperative medicine, but our keynote speakers are from a range of specialties including anaesthesia, surgery, intensive care, pain medicine, medicine and palliative care. The program incorporates many topics of practical clinical interest that delegates are able to apply in their own clinical practice. Although we have outgrown our beautiful Noosa venue, we have no doubt that the quality of this year’s meeting will be outstanding and that we’ll be able to reproduce the relaxed feel of Noosa in the Manly beach setting.
We have all enjoyed working on this year’s program and we look forward to seeing you at yet another inspiring perioperative meeting in Manly.
Dr Jill Van Acker, Associate Professor Ross Kerridge, Dr Steve Smith
Co-convenors, 2017 Perioperative SIG Meeting


Please register online for this meeting. Online registration is open to all delegates. For all registration queries please call the Registration Secretariat on 03 9645 6311.


We have been delighted to see the enthusiastic and growing response to our previous five meetings with the meeting selling out in 2015 and 2016.
This year, the program has been designed around lectures, short lectures with discussion time, a small group discussion (SGD) and workshops. We will be utilising real time polling and the attendees will have the ability to ask question via the conference application.
Please click here to download the program.

Invited international speakers

Starring Professor Lee Fleisher (USA), Professor Henrik Kehlet (Denmark), Dr Denny Levett (UK), Professor Andrew Hill (NZ) and Mr Mike Hulme-Moir (NZ).
For all speaker biographies please click here.


Trainee research presentation session

During the Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting we will be holding a trainee research presentation session. If you wish to submit a poster, you will be required to present on Friday November 3 during the lunch break for eight minutes with two minutes allocated for questions from the judges.


The guidelines are not meant to be arduous and for this year we are relatively relaxed with what you present. Your poster will be displayed at the start of the conference. The actual presentation must be created in PowerPoint.

A prize of $500 has been donated by the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School. This will be awarded to the best presentation as deemed by the judging panel.


Please note: this presentation session is targeted to trainees.


Please click here to view the submission guidelines.


A limited number of rooms have been reserved for a special group rate at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific (the conference venue). We strongly recommend you make your reservation as soon as possible to access the discounted rates. 
Please click here to download the accommodation form.

Social activities

Morning yoga with Dr Andrea Binks – Friday and Saturday morning
Andrea Binks is a Specialist Anaesthetist at Wollongong Hospital, a mum to two young children and a yoga teacher. Her work interests are vascular and obstetric anaesthesia, teaching, especially using simulation, and she is one of the SOTs at Wollongong hospital. Yoga will be held at the Novotel Manly.

Stand-up paddle surfing – Friday afternoon 
With a big fitness benefit, paddle surfing offers a major ‘all-body’ workout which is low impact and heaps of fun. The stand-up paddle surfing lesson includes:
  • Advanced training
  • Boards, wetsuits
  • Flat water and surf
The lesson is accredited by professional instructors licensed by Surfing Australia.

History and ghost tour of Q Station, Sydney Harbour National Park– Friday evening from 6pm
Used as a quarantine station between 1833 and 1984 over 500 people died at Q Station from deadly diseases such as bubonic plague, Spanish influenza, smallpox and typhus.
Even during its operation, stories of ghosts a paranormal occurrences at the station have been reported. So many stories were collected that the ghost tours started in the early 1990s and are a Sydney must-do!
Coaches will take you to and from the hotel to Q Station.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held at the end of the conference on the Saturday night at the Manly Pavilion, situated right on the water in Manly Cove. The venue is a 10 minute walk from the Novotel. Please note, the dinner is optional. If you wish to attend, please indicate this at the time of registration.


Participants in the ANZCA CPD program can claim this event in Knowledge and Skills category. Certificates of attendance will be available for those claiming study leave.


For further information or to register please visit the meeting website or contact Senior Events Officer:
Kirsty O’Connor
P: +61 3 9510 6299
ANZCA House, 630 St Kilda Rd Melbourne VIC 3004

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