2023 Australia-Asia-Pacific ERAS+ conference

We take great pleasure in inviting you to attend and participate in the Australia-Asia-Pacific ERAS+ Conference from 26-29 October 2023 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne, Australia.

The meeting combines two meetings into one: Prehabilitation and ERAS. The first one and a half days will be dedicated toward prehabilitation (addressing patient-related modifiable risk), and the second one and a half days will be dedicated toward ERAS (reducing variability in clinical care), thereby forming the interdependent ERAS+ that strives to improve patient outcomes after surgery.

This easily accessible meeting aims to provide shared learning across this region of the world, with opportunity for interaction with perioperative clinicians, including anaesthetists, surgeons, nurses, and allied health practitioners from Australia and Asia-Pacific countries, and to leverage international expertise in prehabilitation and ERAS from Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom.

The program will be interactive: plenary lectures, pro/con debates, and breakout sessions.

The meeting will also host three Master Class Workshops on Thursday (26 October) morning before the conference. These include a primer workshop in cardiopulmonary exercise testing, an ERAS educational course, and a wound healing workshop.

Our program hosts several prominent speakers, including:

  • International experts in Prehabilitation: Professor Mike Grocott, Professor Sandy Jack (UK), Dr John Moore, and A/Professor Malcolm West (UK), and Professor Ismail Gögenur (Denmark), and Professor Bernhard Riedel and Dr Hilmy Ismail (Australia).
  • International experts in ERAS: Dr Hans de Boer (ERAS President, Holland), Dr Ketan Dhatarayia (UK), Dr Kwang Yeong How and Dr Vera Lim (Singapore), Professor Olle Ljunqvist (Sweden), Professor Greg Nelson (Canada).
  • Expertise from Asia-Pacific: Professor Aoyama (Japan), Dr Shu Lin Guo (Taiwan), Professor Verut Lohsiriwat (Thailand), and Dr Marianna Sioson (Philippines).
  • Australian Surgical Expertise in Value-Based Health Care: Professor David Watters from Safer Care Victoria, Christobel Saunders, AO, James Stuart Chair of Surgery, University of Melbourne.
  • State government and hospital executive expertise: Ms Ellen Rawstron (NSW), Professor Ben Thomson and Ms Naomi Bromley (Vic), and Professor Shelley Dolan (Hospital Executive).
  • Frontline Clinicians (allied health, medical, nursing): Who are willing to share their expertise on implementing and delivering high-quality Prehabilitation and ERAS.


We’re committed to reducing the environmental impact of the symposium. We are incorporating a holistic approach that includes but is not restricted to, areas such as reducing written materials and reducing the use of plastics and nonbiodegradable materials..

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne for a meeting with an outstanding scientific and workshop program from leading local and international medical practitioners.

Sincerely,

Local Convenors:
Professor Bernhard Riedel
Dr Hilmy Ismail and Professor Linda Denehy (Prehabilitation)
Dr Georgina Christelis (ERAS).

In collaboration with:

  • Asia-Pacific ERAS Society
  • ERAS Society 
  • International Prehabilitation Society
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Location and venue

The 2023 Australia Asia Pacific ERAS+ conference will be held at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

1 Parliament Square Off, Parliament Pl, Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: (03) 9224 1234

Program

Click here to view the meeting program.

The meeting combines two meetings into one: Prehabilitation and ERAS. The first one and a half days (26-27 October) will be dedicated toward prehabilitation - addressing patient-related modifiable risk. The second one and a half days (28-29 October) will be dedicated toward ERAS (reducing variability in clinical care), thereby forming the interdependent ERAS+ that strives to improve patient outcomes after surgery.

Delegates will have the option to register for the entire conference - ERAS+ or choose to attend either the prehabilitation program or ERAS program.  Refer to the registration section for inclusions.

Pre-conference workshops will be held on Thursday 26 October from 8am. The workshops are open to both prehabilitation and ERAS delegates and can be selected at time of registration. 

  • A Primer in Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) - Informing perioperative risk stratification and exercise prescription for prehabilitation
  • A Primer in ERAS® - Guidance by the experts on establishing a local program. Click here for further information.
  • Wound healing workshop - A combined ISWCAP and ERAS meeting. Click here for further information.


The workshops have limited space and places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Facilitators may contact participants directly in the lead-up to the meeting to provide background or preparatory material. By registering for a workshop you give consent for your details to be shared with the key organiser/ facilitator.

Prices are in Australian dollars and GST is included. 

Included in both the prehabilation and ERAS programs will be various breakout sessions and workshops. At time of registration, please indicate which breakout you wish to attend. 

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. 


Convenor


International speakers


Local invited speakers

Cost and registration

**PLEASE NOTE: Registrations for this meeting have now closed.**

All registration fees are quoted in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST.

Delegates will have the option to register for the entire conference - ERAS+ or choose to attend either the prehabilitation program or ERAS program. Inclusions are outlined below.

ERAS+ four-day registration from 26-29 October
Registration includes welcome reception; all lunches, morning and afternoon tea.

 Early-bird closes 15 September 2023 2023 Standard 16 September 2023 onwards On day 26 October 2023 onwards
ERAS+ Full registration
4-days: 26-29 October, 2023
$A1200 $A1380 $A1500
ERAS+ Allied health, nursing students, trainee registration
4-days: 26-29 October, 2023
N/A
$A840
$A840 N/A


Prehabilitation - Thursday 26 and Friday 27 October 
**The prehabilitation 2-day registration will include welcome reception; all lunches, morning and afternoon teas on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 October.

Early-bird closes 15 September 2023 2023 Standard 16 September 2023 onwards On day 26 October 2023 onwards
Prehabilitation - Full registration
2-days: 26-27 October, 2023
$A800 $A920 $A1100
Prehabilitation - Allied health, nursing students, trainee registration
2-days: 26-27 October, 2023
N/A
$A560
$A560 N/A
 

ERAS - Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October
The ERAS 2-day registration will include welcome reception (Friday 27 October); all lunches, morning and afternoon teas on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October.

 Early-bird closes 15 September 2023 2023  Standard 16 September 2023 onwards On day 26 October 2023 onwards
ERAS - Full registration
2-days: 28-29 October, 2023
$A800 $A920 $A1100
ERAS - Allied health, nursing students, trainee registration
2-days: 28-29 October, 2023
N/A
$A560
$A560 N/A
 

Workshops – Thursday 26 October
Pre-conference workshops will be held on Thursday 26 October from 8am.  The workshops are open to both prehabilitation and ERAS delegates and can be selected at time of registration. Places are limited so register early to secure your spot.

 Early-bird closes 15 September 2023 2023  Standard 16 September 2023 onwards On day 26 October 2023 onwards
CPET workshop - Full registration
$A300
 
$A345 N/A
CPET- Allied health, nursing students, trainee registration
 
N/A $A210 N/A
ERAS workshop – Full registration $A300 $A345 N/A
ERAS workshop - Allied health, nursing students, trainee registration
 
N/A $A210 N/A
Wound healing  - Full registration $A300 $A345 N/A
Wound healing -  Allied health, nursing students, trainee registration
 
N/A $A210 N/A

 

Call for posters

We invite abstracts of research and audit work relevant for poster presentations at the meeting. 

 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 September 30, 2023.
  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 website.

 
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 30 September.

For further information and submit your poster, please contact events.

3M Breakfast Education Session - 28 October

We are pleased to invite you to an informative Breakfast Education Session, featuring esteemed speakers Dr. Hans Donald de Boer, President of ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery), and Prof. Nicholas Ralph, a renowned expert in patient warming. The breakfast will take place at the Park Hyatt prior to the 1st session on Saturday 28 October and is complimentary.

At the session, we delve into the ERAS Normothermia recommendation and research in the execution of patient warming.
 

  • Breakfast will commence at 6:40am on Saturday, October 28, 2023.
  • Presentation by Dr. Hans Donald de Boer:  Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Impacting Outcomes from 7-7.20am
  • Presentation by Prof. Nicholas Ralph: Harmonizing technology for hypothermia prevention from 7.20-7.40am.
  • Interactive Q&A Session
  • Networking Opportunities

 
We are grateful to 3M for their support, which allows us to offer this educational opportunity to you completely free of charge.
 
You can register for the breakfast when you register for the meeting.
 

Sustainability

We’re committed to reducing the environmental impact of the conference. We are incorporating a holistic approach that includes but is not restricted to, areas such as reducing written materials and reducing the use of plastics and nonbiodegradable materials.
 
At the meeting, we will utilise digital signage where possible. If printed signage is required, we ensure it is printed on material that is or can be recycled.  

The conference name tags, bamboo lanyards including the metal fasteners, will be recycled.

We will work with the healthcare industry exhibitors and sponsors to reduce their environmental impact – including eliminating single use flyers, brochures and signage and recycling all packaging where possible and consider what they as a company are bringing into the venue. We also request they take all items and material back to their office.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Transitioning to the new 2023 CPD program
We recognise your continuing professional development (CPD) has needed to pivot in the past few years in response to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Your resilience, innovation and dedication to professional development was clearly demonstrated with your ability to upskill to support your patients and yourselves. This innovation extends to the in-person and virtual offerings at the 2023 Australia Asia Pacific ERAS+ conference.
 
Updated 2023 CPD program
The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) have changed their registration and recertification requirements. So that you continue to meet the updated requirements, the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will adapt from the start of 2023. Full details are available on our dedicated CPD page. 

Fellows and CPD participants that have transitioned to the new annual CPD program will note CPD values as ‘2023 CPD’ in the below program. This identifies the CPD category/sub-category, activity and hours, in line with the updated program.

For example, 2023 CPD: Knowledge and skills – short format learning – 1.5 hours.

Transitioning from the 2014 CPD program 
Given our unique triennial structure, the transition to the new annual CPD program has been staggered, with 2021-2023 and 2022-2024 trienniums in 2023 still under the 2014 CPD program in 2023.

Fellows and CPD participants are still in a triennium (2021-2023 and 2022-2024) will note CPD values as ‘2014 CPD’. This identifies the CPD category, activity and credits.

For example, 2014 CPD: Knowledge and skills – short format learning at two credits per hour.

Attendance in CPD portfolio by October 2023
Participants of the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will automatically have their attendance auto populated to their CPD portfolio in October 2023.

Not a participant of the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program?
If you’re not participating in our CPD program, please check with your respective college/provider regarding your CPD classifications. Post-event, you may request an electronic certificate of attendance for CPD evidence from the ANZCA events team.

Code of conduct

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

The 2023 Australia Asia Pacific ERAS+ conference is governed by all relevant ANZCA policies in relation to professional behaviour and conduct, including in relation to bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment.

The 2023 Australia Asia Pacific ERAS+ conference 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 2023 Australia Asia Pacific ERAS+ conference.

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to an 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.

Exhibitors

If you wish to be an exhbitors at the 2023 Australia Asia Pacific ERAS+ conference, please click here to view the prospectus.

Any further questions, please contact ANZCA events.

Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using #ERASMEL23 or #PREHABMEL23.

Contact us

For further information, please contact us.

Accommodation

Overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fitzroy Gardens, and the cosmopolitan mix of Victorian and modern architecture, Park Hyatt Melbourne offers exclusive, luxury accommodation in the heart of the city. Click here if you wish to view the rates and availability at the Park Hyatt Melbourne.

  • Date

    26 October - 29 October

  • Time

    9am-12pm

  • Location

    Park Hyatt, Melbourne Melbourne

Last updated 18:23 15.05.2024