ACT Art of Anaesthesia ACE Meeting

Join us for the face to face annual ACT Art of Anaesthesia ACE meeting to be held on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September, 2021 at the Hotel Realm in Canberra.
Our theme for the day is “The Occasional Anaesthetist” and the focus of the Saturday lecture series will be refreshers in the main anaesthetic disciplines.
We have an exciting line up of speakers on offer this year including Dr Joanne Irons (RPA, Sydney), Professor Bernhard Riedel (Peter Mac, Melbourne), Associate Professor Forbes McGain (Western Health, Melbourne), Dr Peter Hebbard (Northeast Health, Wangaratta) and plenty of our best local speakers also.

On Sunday morning, delegates also will be able to register to participate in ALS and CICO emergency response workshops.

We have timed the meeting to coincide with the Floriade flower festival, Australia’s largest celebration of spring which showcases one million flowers in bloom throughout Commonwealth Park. Why not bring the family, stay for the weekend and enjoy a unique experience in the nation’s capital.

Location and Venue

The meeting will be held at the Hotel Realm in Barton, a beautiful five-star hotel on the periphery of the parliamentary triangle.


Please click here to download the program.


On Sunday morning, the conference will provide delegates with the opportunity to participate in an ALS or CICO workshop that complies with ANZCA ‘emergency response’ CPD requirements.

In addition, an exciting and practical workshop led by Dr Jo Irons and Professor Bernhard Riedel will guide registrants on advanced cardiac monitoring methods for the non-cardiac anaesthetist.


Please click here to register for the conference. Registration includes plenary talks, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

  • Full registration $396
  • Trainee & retired fellow registration $297

Workshop registrations are separate and additional costs apply.

If you do not have a college ID, click here to download the registration form.

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


Discounted conference accommodation has been negotiated at the Hotel Realm.

Discounted pricing - use promo code EVENT

To make an accommodation booking please contact the reservations team via email or 02 6163 1888.

Continuing Professional Development

Participants in the ANZCA and FPM 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/webinars for one credit per hour.
Workshops and small group discussions for two credits per hour.

Emergency responses activities
Where the outline of a workshop 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)
  • ALS

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.

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 us.

  • Date

    11 September - 12 September

  • Time

    8:45 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location

    Hotel Realm, Barton ACT

Last updated 16:24 5.05.2021