ANZCA ESN and Mackay Anaesthetic Community Joint Meeting

Join us for the 2022 ANZCA Environmental Sustainability Network and the Mackay Anaesthetic Community joint meeting at the Coral Sea Resort Hotel in Airlie Beach, Queensland from 3-5 June. The theme of this meeting is ‘Adapting to the changing world’. 
Hear from experts on the work undertaken to help reduce hospital and anaesthetic waste and improve sustainability, as well as benefiting from clinical lectures and workshops in a relaxed, picturesque setting. 
Airlie Beach is a tropical paradise and situated between the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands and the rainforest of Conway National Park. This tropical town exudes a welcoming holiday vibe, with delicious restaurants, local markets and the stunning Airlie Beach lagoon. Sustainability and environmental education are also the focus of innovative programs such as a certified ‘Clean Marina’, and a solar powered resort on the reef.  

We encourage all delegates to consider low-carbon travel options. The joint ANZCA ESN and MAC meeting will be offsetting the emissions associated with travel. Please see below for futher information.

There is something for everyone in the heart of the Whitsundays!  

Dr Suresh Singaravelu and Dr Scott Ma

Location and venue

ANZCA Environmental Sustainability Network and Mackay Anaesthetic Community Joint meeting will be held at the Coral Sea Marina Resort.

​Flying into Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach is served by two local airports, the Whitsunday Coast Airport in Proserpine (PPP) and Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island (HTI).

Cruise Whitsundays operates daily ferries from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach, as well as other island resorts. Airports in either Mackay or Townsville are also situated approximately two hours of driving distance from Airlie Beach.

There are coach transfers available from the airport to the Airlie Beach.


Please click here to view the program.

Invited speakers

We will have a great line-up of speakers from different specialties and disciplines.

We would like to thank the all the speakers and workshop facilitators who donate many hours of their time to organise, prepare and present at the joint meeting.



Invited speakers and workshop facilitators

COVID-19 Information

We take our responsibility to ensure the safety of our members, contributors, visitors, and staff at all our meetings, including the Joint ESN/MAC, meeting seriously. We will continue to monitor and engage with Queensland Health to deliver a COVID-safe event for everyone. Please visit the Queensland Government Covid guidelines for the latest updates. We recommend that all delegates, staff, contractors, participants, and visitors involved in the meeting are vaccinated.

The ANZCA ESN and MAC joint meeting will not be liable for any loss or damages to delegates that are caused by factors beyond our control, including but not limited to any imposed or potentially imposed COVID-19 related restrictions and regulations. We recommend all delegates carefully check the details of any insurance coverage you may hold, as well as the specific terms and conditions of your travel and accommodation bookings.

If you are traveling from overseas, please visit the Australian government website. We encourage you to visit this site regularly to keep up to date on restrictions and requirements.

Code of conduct

ANZCA is committed to a respectful and safe environment for all interactions inclusive of its conferences and meetings.

Our ANZCA Environmental Sustainability Network and Mackay Anaesthetic  Community joint meeting is governed by all relevant ANZCA policies in relation to professional behaviour and conduct, including in relation to bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment.

Our ANZCA Environmental Sustainability Network and Mackay Anaesthetic Community joint meeting is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. Sexual language and imagery or the use of personal photos without permission is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.

Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

Respectful behaviour is expected at all times from all participants. Appropriate behaviour respects difference and diversity, respects privacy, and handles disagreement politely. Honesty and fair dealing is expected.

Obtaining consent to quote others, use presentations or take photographs is appropriate and shows the respect expected of participants of the ANZCA Environmental Sustainability Network and Mackay Anaesthetic Community joint meeting.

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to an ANZCA events person or the meeting convenor.

Alternatively you can make a report via email here. All personal details will remain confidential, issues raised will be investigated and necessary action taken to prevent a recurrence.


As part of the college commitment to environmental sustainability we have eliminated printed collateral and single use plastic. We no longer provide satchels, print programs or function tickets for our meetings.
The college now provides access to the ANZCA Environmental Sustainability Network and Mackay Anaesthetic Community joint meeting program virtually and promotes use of the onsite mobile app. ANZCA utilises digital signage and where possible single use signage has been eliminated. If printed signage is required we ensure it is printed on material that is or can be recycled.  

Since 2016, items we have eliminated from events include satchels, bottled water, and paper based tickets. Your support of these environmental changes has helped drive the success and strengthened the positive impact on our meeting footprint. We know working together, we will continue to do better.
Where possible we have eliminated plastic name badges and when these are required we source materials that have been treated with EcoPure®, an organic additive designed to enhance the speed of plastic decomposition in landfills. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own Keep Cups and use the water stations for re-filling water bottles.

ANZCA upholds a commitment to host events at venues that have a publicly available sustainability statement. We’ve worked with venues who have their organic waste converted to fertiliser and green electricity and have unused food given to people in need and diverting food waste from landfill.
We continue to strive towards fostering a more sustainable future for our members and the community.

Social program

There will be plenty of social activities during the meeting if you wish to attend.  

Welcome drinks, Friday night
Welcome cocktail drinks will be held on the Jetty at the resort. This is included in your registration.

Meeting dinner, Saturday night
The meeting dinner will take place on the lawn at the Coral Sea Marina Resort. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at time of registration. 

Optional recreational activities can be selected at the time of registration:

  • Early morning Yoga (complimentary).
  • Beach volleyball (complimentary). 
  • Sunset cruise over the Whitsunday waters. Tickets $A55 per person.

Cost and registration

Registrations are now open. To register with your college ID, please click here. If you wish to download the registration form, please click here.

For those who are unable to attend, there will be a virtual element to the meeting with on demand presentations available for purchasing after the event. Please contact events for further information.

Registration will include welcome reception; all lunches, morning and afternoon teas. Dinner tickets and workshops tickets can be purchased when completing your registration.  Additional tickets for social functions can also be purchased for your guests. All registration fees are quoted in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST. 

  • Full registration: $A770
  • Allied health professionals/trainee/research co-ordinator registration: $A583



The meeting will include the following workshops:

  • ANZCA accredited CICO workshop.
  • Ultrasound for regional anaesthesia workshop.
  • Managing anaesthesia in the chronic pain patient
Please note, all workshops are now sold out. Please contact events to be put on the waitlist.

Offsetting your carbon footprint

The joint ANZCA ESN and MAC meeting will offset their carbon footprint to the Whitsunday Catchment Landcare - revegetating Galbraith Creek project in Cannonvale, Airlie Beach. Please click here for details on the project.

Whitsunday Catchment Landcare is a community organisation comprised of various stakeholders including agriculture, community and business as well as individual community members.

Whitsunday Catchment Landcare (WCL) plans for environmental, economic and social sustainability within the Whitsunday catchment by:

  • Involving the community in Natural Resource Management (NRM)
  • Emphasising the value of a coordinated catchment-wide approach to NRM
  • Encouraging the community to manage, monitor and minimise the effects of daily activities.

To donote, please visit the website.


Due to the time of the year that the meeting will be taking place, accommodation is booked out at the Coral Sea Marina Resort.

However there are other options in Airlie Beach. At Hotel Group have many options available.  Please click here to visit their website.

Estimated distance from Coral Sea Marina Resort.
Marina Shores: 1.5km
Heart Hotel and Gallery: 650 metres
The Sebel Whitsundays: 2kms
Whitsunday Vista Resort: 2km
Water Edge Resort: 1.2km

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program will automatically have their attendance accredited to their CPD portfolio within 14 days of the conclusion of the meeting.

ANZCA and FPM CPD program approval
This event is claimable by ANZCA and FPM CPD participants within the knowledge and skills and emergency responses categories.

Knowledge and skills activities
Lectures for one credit per hour. Workshops and small group discussions for two credits per hour.

Emergency responses activities
Where the outline of a workshop states that the workshop satisfies an Emergency Response CPD requirement, the workshop will be prospectively recognised as suitable to be claimed as an emergency response activity. This refers to workshops covering management of:

Can’t intubate and can’t oxygenate (CICO) 

If you're not a member of our CPD program
Delegates who are not participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program should check with their respective colleges regarding CPD.

Call for research posters

We invite abstracts of research and audit work relevant to environmental sustainability in anaesthesia and healthcare for poster presentations at the meeting. The best judged poster will be awarded with the Mackay Institute of Research and Innovation Rolling trophy.

 Submission Guidelines

  1. Originality. The abstract submitted must be of an original scientific nature and must not have been published previously or accepted for publication in whole, or in part, by any medical journals before May 11, 2021.
  2. Number of submissions. Authors may submit more than one paper.
  3. Acknowledgement of receipt. Upon submission, authors will receive confirmation by email.   
  4. Mode of presentation. Presentations will be displayed in poster format. Posters will be prominently displayed in the meeting venue. When creating a poster it must be A2 size, portrait or landscape and in colour.
  5. Registration. All presenters are required to register and pay for the registration fee. Failure to do so will result in exclusion from the final program.
  6. Publication. Abstracts may be published on the ANZCA and ACE websites.

Abstract Format

  1. Word limit. Abstracts must not exceed 400 words. A maximum of 3 tables or figures saved in JPEG/GIF/ TIF format with resolution of at least 300 dpi can be included in your abstract.
  2. Abstract title. The abstract title must be in Initial Capital / lower case format, e.g. The online abstract submission. The title should be brief and descriptive.
  3. Author information. Please include the first name in full and family name of the author(s) and do NOT include degrees or professional titles (Dr, PhD, Prof, MD, etc.).
  4. Content. Each abstract must contain sufficient details for evaluation. Make the abstract as informative as possible. Clearly indicate the aims and conclusions supported by data. Results stated in the abstracts must be complete (though concise) and final. It is unsatisfactory to use statements such as 'data will be presented' or 'results will be discussed'. 

Organise the body of the abstract as follows: 
(a) Introduction
(b) Methods
(c) Results
(d) Conclusions, and 
(e) A limited number of references.

Use standard abbreviations and generic drug names. Place unusual abbreviations or acronyms in parentheses after first use. Do not identify author(s) or institution(s) in text.

The cut off date is 11 May 2022.

For further information, please contact events

Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using #ESNMAC22


The organising committee gratefully acknowledges the below sponsors and exhibitors for their support.:

  • Avant Insurance
  • Draeger Australia
  • Edwards Lifesciences  
  • Lateral Medical 
  • Mackay Institute of research and Innovation (MIRI)
  • Mindray Medical Australia
  • Medtronic 
  • Vyaire Medical 


Contact us

For further information, please contact us.

  • Date

    3 June - 5 June

  • Time


  • Location

    Coral Sea Resort, Airlie Beach, Qld, Qld

Last updated 14:45 9.06.2022