ACT Art of Anaesthesia: Together again

On behalf of the ACT Regional Committees of ANZCA and the ASA, we warmly invite you to the Art of Anaesthesia ACE meeting to be held in beautiful Canberra on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October, 2022.

After a two year hiatus, the organising team is very excited to host this face-to-face meeting, aptly titled "Art of Anaesthesia: Together again."

Location and Venue

This year, the meeting will be held at Hotel Realm, a premier facility in the heart of Canberra. Walking distance to the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, Questacon, the National Library and the Kingston Foreshore, this is the ideal venue to catch up with old friends and meet new colleagues.
Hotel Realm
National Ballroom
18 National Cct, Barton ACT


The Saturday lecture program is packed with outstanding speakers from across Australia, as well as several local experts and thought leaders. The program is intentionally broad and aims to provoke thought and discussion, with sessions on perioperative medicine and outcomes, neuroanaesthesia and neuroscience, environmental issues, health economics and gender surgery.

The Sunday program will feature several hands-on workshops, including Anaphylaxis Management and Major Haemorrhage workshops, both of which fulfil the Emergency Response Activity CPD requirements for ANZCA, as well as a practical focused TTE workshop.

Please click here to download the full meeting program.

Invited speakers

We are joined by Professor Bernhard Riedel from the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, Professor Robert Sanders from the University of Sydney and Professor Imogen Mitchell from ANU.

Professor Riedel will open the meeting with an important update in onco-anaesthesia, whilst Professor Sanders will explore anaesthesia and consciousness, followed by an update on post-operative delirium. Professor Mitchell will provide her insights into death and dying in critical care.

We are also thrilled to host multiple interstate speakers, including Associate Professor Stefan Dieleman, Dr Jo Irons, Associate Professor Forbes McGain, Dr Jessie Ly, Associate Professor Adam Hastings and Dr Dani Goh, as well as a range of local speakers.


On Sunday we will host several hands-on workshops, including Anaphylaxis Management and Major Haemorrhage workshops, both of which fulfil the Emergency Response Activity CPD requirements for ANZCA, as well as a practical focused TTE workshop.

Social Program

We invite registered delegates to join us on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin from 4pm Saturday for afternoon refreshments. The lake is a five minute cab ride, 20 minute walk, or 10 minute e-scooter ride from the venue.

Additional cost is applicable for this social event.

Cost and Registration

Registration is now open. If you have a College ID, you can register online. If not, please use the registration form

  • Full registration: A$440
  • Trainee registration: A$330
  • Retired registration: A$330

Optional activities

  • Saturday afternoon refreshments on the lake: A$55
  • Sunday workshops: A$132 per workshop

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

Terms and conditions


Please contact the Hotel Realm concierge for availability.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will automatically have their attendance auto-populated to 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 practice evaluation, knowledge and skills, or emergency responses categories.

Practice evaluation activities
Cultural competency session for two credits per hour.

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

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:

  • Anaphylaxis Management
  • Major Haemorrhage

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


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 Kym Buckley.

COVID-19 information

The college is monitoring the situation via Australian and New Zealand government websites where coronavirus (COVID-19) health alerts are regularly updated with the latest medical advice and official reports. In the meantime, this event is going ahead as scheduled.

Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our fellows, trainees, international medical graduate specialists and staff, and we will act on any advice from our governments and keep our fellows and trainees informed of any developments in relation to infection control and our exams or meetings.

For information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please see the Australian Department of Health website.

Clinical information on coronavirus for anaesthetists can be found on the COVID-19 library guide.

ANZCA is actively engaging and working with our partners, and this includes work with the venue on appropriate infection control during the event.

Contact Us

For further information, please contact Kym Buckley.

  • Date

    8 October - 9 October

  • Time


  • Location

    Hotel Realm, Barton ACT

Last updated 10:41 8.06.2022