ANZCA Foundation forum: Reducing Perioperative Complications

This forum will examine the urgent need to pursue continuous improvement in patient outcomes, through reducing potentially life-threatening postoperative complications after surgery and anaesthesia. Dinner and beverages served during the sessions.
Speakers and panellists will discuss how medical research driving gold-standard evidence, college, university and hospital collaboration, and improved clinical practice, are all critically important to effectively addressing this national problem.
Themes will include:

  • The widespread incidence and impact of perioperative complications in Australia.
  • Targeting better outcomes for higher risk patients.
  • Clinical trials, evidence, improved patient outcomes, and more cost-effective healthcare.
  • Investing in perioperative research as a proven strategy, with examples of ANZCA Foundation-supported studies that have created impact and value.
  • ANZCA’s research support model, and proven pathways to gold-standard evidence, implementation, and practice change.

The forum will highlight this major need; ANZCA’s scientific and clinical trials research track record in delivering outcomes to reduce perioperative complications; and explore strategies to further improve impact through collaborative funding and partnerships.

Perioperative complications generate great personal and economic costs, and are endemic in the health system. Recognising the problem, and investing and collaborating in research, are powerful strategies for saving and improving lives.



Welcome and networking drinks


Assemble for dinner forum


Keynote address: Reducing perioperative complications

Professor David Story

8.35pm Break


'Ted' style talk: ANZCA Foundation and research support model

Mr Rob Packer


Panel discussion and Q&A session

Professor David A. Scott and expert panellists

Invited speakers

Cost and registration

Registrations have now closed. Please email the foundation directly for all enquiries.

Individual guest: $160
Silver table sponsorship (eight guests): $1200
Gold table sponsorship (eight guests plus donation): $2000
Platinum table sponsorship (16 guests plus donation): $4000

Dress: Business or smart casual
Dietary: Please advise of any requirements
RSVP: Friday 23 September to [email protected]
Please note; if cancellation is required we request notification within 21 days of the event.
The donation components of gold and platinum sponsorships are tax deductible.

COVID-19 information

We take our responsibility to ensure the safety of our members, contributors, visitors, and staff at all our meetings, including the ANZCA Foundation forum seriously. We will continue to monitor and engage with the Western Australian Government to deliver COVID-safe event for everyone. Please visit the Western Australian government website for the latest updates.

We recommend that all delegates, staff, contractors, participants and visitors involved in the meeting are vaccinated.

ANZCA 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 travelling 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 meetings are governed by all relevant ANZCA policies in relation to professional behaviour and conduct, including in relation to bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment.

Our forum is dedicated to providing a harassment-free 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.

Forum 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 forum.

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

Contact us

For further information, please contact us.

  • Date

    15 October

  • Time


  • Location

    Royal Perth Yacht Club Perth

Last updated 15:11 4.10.2022