2024 Tasmanian Annual CME Weekend

We welcome you to attend the Tasmanian combined ANZCA/ASA annual CME weekend for 2024. The theme for our meeting is “Diving off the deep end”. We are inviting delegates to dive into human factors and crisis management, specialist anaesthesia for the non-specialist, obstetric and paediatric management, and new emerging areas in anaesthesia.

For the second year in a row, we will be overlooking the picturesque Hobart harbour from the Grand Chancellor Hotel. The program we present allows you to dive into a broad range of topics with an exciting line up of interstate and local experts.

Our first session on human factors, will explore human factors, communication in trauma, and remote Antarctica. This session features Associate Professor Stuart Marshall who is the lead in clinical human factors at the Alfred Hospital Centre for Health Innovation in Melbourne. Further talks will be led by Dr Adam Mahoney, Royal Hobart Hospital’s medical director of trauma services, and Dr Catherine Oermann, the deputy chief medical officer for the Polar Medicine Unit.   
“Take the plunge” with our specialties for the non-specialist session. Cardiothoracic experts, Dr Shaun Roberts and ANZCA President Dr Chris Cokis, will discuss cardiac and thoracic anaesthesia for the non-specialist. We will then explore the growing area of neurointerventional procedures with Dr Alice Ma, a vascular and interventional neurologist from Royal North Shore, with a particular interest in endovascular treatment of acute strokes and cerebral aneurysms.
The paediatric and obstetric session will cover paediatric TIVA and updates on obstetric haemorrhage. This session features Dr Ben Hallett from The Royal Children’s Hospital, Dr Joey Walsh the lead for obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia in Hobart, and local specialist haematologist Dr Anna Johnston.
The final session will cover “Uncharted waters”, including high flow nasal prongs in paediatrics and perioperative concerns with cannabinoids. The session will feature Dr Ben Hallett and one of Royal Hobart Hospital’s own pain specialists, Dr Nina Loughman.

Our workshop sessions on Sunday will provide delegates with a variety of options to add to their CPD and extend their learning and knowledge. We will have a masterclass in human factors, emergency response workshops on major haemorrhage and CICO, and a workshop on lung isolation. 
Come join us in Hobart for our exciting CME and make a holiday out of your journey to Tasmania. Explore historic Hobart, Australia’s second-oldest city, enjoy a beautiful meal at one of our many world class restaurants, explore the trails on kunanyi/Mt Wellington on foot or mountain bike, take a picturesque ferry ride to MONA, or spend a day on beautiful Bruny Island. For those with a bit more time, explore beyond Hobart to wonderful areas such as the Tasman Peninsula, East Coast, Derby and more! We invite you to discover a bit of Tasmania and welcome you to attend our meeting.

Dr Jessie Maulder & Dr Emma Wilson
CME Convenors

Location and venue

Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey St, Hobart TAS


Click here to download the event program.

Invited speakers

Delegates will hear from a fantastic line-up of speakers. You can find all the details in the event program.
We would like to thank the speakers who have donated many hours of their time to organise, prepare and present at this meeting.


Lung isolation - workshop
CPD: Knowledge and skills - short format learning - 2 hours
Facilitator/s: Dr Audrey Bren, Dr Stephanie Cruice, Dr Lia Freestone
Hands-on practical experience with 3 lung isolation techniques – Double lumen tube, Arndt endobronchial blocker and the Rusch EZ blockerTM. The workshop will focus on setting up and familiarising with the kits, insertion, checking positioning, tips for troubleshooting common problems and management of hypoxia on one lung.
CICO - ER workshop
CPD: Emergency response -  CICO
Facilitator/s: Dr Reuben Smith, Dr James Correy, Dr Brigit Ikin, Dr Stuart Paterson, Dr Muraly Somasundram, Dr Holly Sturgess
The ‘Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate’ workshop will provide hands-on experience in cannula and scalpel techniques for emergency airway management.

Major haemorrhage - ER workshop
CPD: Emergency response - major haemorrhage
Facilitator/s: Dr Katja Brede, Dr Nickolas Ha, Dr Ben Hallett, Dr Jessie Maulder
The Major Haemorrhage workshop will focus on the massive transfusion guidelines and the management of intra-operative, obstetric and paediatric major haemorrhage using case-based discussions.
Human factors - workshop
CPD:  Knowledge and skills - short formal learning - 2 hours
Facilitator: Associate Professor Stuart Marshall
Join Dr Stuart Marshall for a human factors small group masterclass, with a focus on the future of human factors in anaesthesia and role of human factor leads within anaesthetic departments. This will be a unique opportunity to explore recent recommendations from the Association of Anaesthetists Guidelines on Human Factors in Anaesthesia with an international expert.

Social program

The conference social event will be held at the Waterline Restaurant (Brooke Street Pier). This will be a stand-up cocktail event showcasing Tasmanian produce and beverages looking over the Hobart waterfront. The social function is included in the registration with guests able to attend for $165pp.

Please select the option to attend as a conference delegate and select guest if you would like a guest to attend.

The event runs from 6 to 9pm on Saturday 2 March 2024. Dress is smart casual.

Cost and registration

Registration is now open. Please register online with your college ID.

All other delegates including allied health members and other medical specialties can also register online. Please select “Create a new account” and enter your details. Once you are set up, search for the event and register. You will also be able to use your ID number and password to register for future meetings. If you require assistance, please contact us. All registration fees are quoted in Australian dollars and are inclusive of GST.

  • Fellows: $583
  • Trainees, retirees and allied health: $440


  • Lung Isolation Workshop: $209
  • ​Major Haemorrhage: $132
  • CICO: $209
  • Human Factors Workshop: $132

Trainees can register to attend the Trainee Day only at $99 or trainees who register for the CME will have the trainee day meeting included in registration.
Please visit the ANZCA terms and conditions when registering for an event.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will automatically have their attendance auto-populated to the pending folder in their CPD portfolio within 14 days of the conclusion of the meeting.

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

Knowledge and skills activities
2014 CPD: Knowledge and skills – short format learning at two credits per hour.
2023 CPD: Knowledge and skills – short format learning – in hours.
2014 CPD: Knowledge and skills – Presenting at 10 credits per presentation.   
2023 CPD: Knowledge and skills – Presenting – in hours. 
2014 CPD: Knowledge and skills – learning sessions at one credit per hour.
2023 CPD: Knowledge and skills – learning sessions – in hours.

Emergency responses activities
Where the outline 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) 
  • Major Haemorrhage

Not a participant of the ANZCA and FPM CPD program?
If you’re not participating in the ANZCA and FPM 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 event organiser.


Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using the event hashtag #ACE24Tas


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

For more information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact the event team.

Contact us

For further information please email the event team.

  • Date

    2 March - 3 March

  • Time


  • Location

    Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Last updated 11:25 24.10.2023