2021 Tasmanian ACE Annual Scientific Meeting

Registrations are now open for the 2021 Tasmanian ACE Annual Scientific Meeting being held on Saturday 27 February, 2021.

The ASM will be another great meeting which looks at the "New World" we are working in. Topics will explore COVID-19 in 2021, what we now know and what lies ahead.  A relevant and intriguing program for delegates to savor.

In addition to a great program, the social event will be a sit down three course dinner at Hobart’s newest restaurant Aura, located on level 12 at the Crown Plaza Hotel which will tantalise both the tastebuds and eyes with views of the city, mountain and water.

Due to social distancing, registrations numbers will be restricted to 90 so you are encouraged to book in early.  

Location and Venue

The meeting will be held at the Medical Science Precinct, corner of Campbell and Liverpool Streets, Hobart. This is a central location within easy flat walking distance to good quality accommodation, restaurants and the waterfront.

The venue has modern, open and light facilities and provides a perfect venue for Tasmanian Annual Scientific Meeting.  Spaces are open and large and provides plenty of space for social distancing.


Click here to download the program.

Invited Speakers

There will be an array of interstate and local speakers, including:

  • Professor Guy Ludbrook from Royal Adelaide Hospital who will speak about the hidden pandemic of post operative morbidity and mortality and how advanced recovery room care is a step forward in perioperative medicine.
  • Dr Lucy Barnett from Royal Hobart/Victorian retrieval service to speak on "Ribs 'n' More" covering everything from how to triage severity of rib fractures, regional techniques to match them, the evidence for surgical fixation and more.
  • Dr Jennifer Long FFPMANZCA, from Sydney, will explore non-pharmacological techniques to manage the acutely distressed pain patients.


The workshops will operate within the conference’s COVID safe plan to minimise the risk to everyone. For workshops where physical distancing is not possible, masks and gloves will be provided.
ALS Emergency Response
Delivered by experienced ALS instructors, you will refine your approach to cardiac arrest with an update on current theory and practice, followed by rotating in small teams through a number of scenarios.

This workshop meets the ANZCA requirements for the ALS Emergency Response activity.
Anaphylaxis Emergency Response
Delivered by the anaesthetists who lead the Royal Hobart Hospital’s Anaesthetic Anaphylaxis Clinic, this workshop will cover the physiology of anaphylaxis, current guidelines, location preparedness and cognitive aids, and what happens when you refer to the clinic.

This workshop meets the ANZCA requirements for the Anaphylaxis Emergency Response activity.
Regional Anaesthesia Workshop
Delivered by experienced anaesthetists whose focus is regional anaesthesia, this workshop will involve small groups rotating between stations with instructors and live models. Every participant will be able to scan, while gaining expert advice from colleagues. The workshop will cover blocks of the:

  1. Anterior Trunk (Serratus anterior, PECS, Rectus Sheath, TAP)
  2. Posterior Trunk & Neuraxial (Erector spinae block, paravertebral, scanning for spinal and epidural placement)
  3. Upper limb
  4. Lower limb  

Mindfulness Workshop

This mindfulness workshop will be run by an international expert, linking mindfulness practice with wellbeing and improved health outcomes.  The workshop will give you the opportunity to learn about mindfulness as a practiced skill, and then move to a guided mindfulness session.  By learning to maintain equanimity, negative thoughts and emotions can be rapidly mitigated when they occur.  A current focus is persistent pain patients, who can halve their pain experience in less than a minute, once they have completed the training.

Dr Bruno Cayoun is a clinical psychologist and principal developer of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MiCBT), integrating the core principles of Eastern mindfulness with the Western evidence-based principles of CBT.  Based in Hobart, he works clinically, trains health-professional colleagues, and undertakes international research.

Social Program

The social event for the conference will be a sit down three course dinner at Hobart’s newest restaurant ‘Aura’, located on level 12 at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 110 Liverpool Street, Hobart which will tantalise both the tastebuds and eyes with views of the city, mountain and water.


Registrations are now open.

Trainees may register to attend both the Tasmanian Trainee Day and Tasmanian combined Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). Registration for both events is $440.00.

Delegate pricing for trainees who only wish to attend the Trainee Day $88.00 (including GST).


Delegates are to organise their own accommodation. There are many good quality hotels within easy walking distances to the ASM and social event venue. 

The nearest hotels include the following: (in no particular order)
(Please note that these are not recommendations and no corporate rate has been negotiated).



Participants in the ANZCA and FPM continuing professional development (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.

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.


You are asked not to attend if you feel unwell.

Depending on current restrictions and regulations, it is anticipated that the following will be applicable to delegates on the day:

  • Maintaining 1.5 metre social distancing throughout the day.
  • Temperature check before entering the conference.
  • Supplying your name and contact details on registration.
  • Sanitising regularly throughout the day (especially when changing rooms and before and after eating and drinking).
  • The start and finishing times for the scientific program on the Saturday are staggered as well as meal times.
  • The start and finish times for the workshops on the Sunday will also be staggered as well as meal times.


The organisers would like to acknowledge sponsors for their involvement and support of the meeting.

Contact Us

For further information please email or ring (03) 6231 5471.

  • Date

    27 February - 28 February

  • Time

    8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Location

    Hobart, Tasmania, Hobart

Last updated 16:59 25.11.2020