2022 NSW ACE Spring Meeting

We invite you to a weekend of positivity at the picturesque Terrigal on the Central Coast of NSW.

In a time where “Being Positive” has seen mandated personal protective equipment, social distancing and lockdowns, the 2022 NSW ACE Spring Meeting will be an opportunity to buck the trend and reclaim positivity.  Please join us at Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific for a varied array of talks, Emergency Response workshops and much more.
We have amazing, international, interstate and local colleagues, helping shape the direction of our specialty, hear about positive changes in the evolving sub-speciality of peri-operative medicine. Get some practical, positive tips for your own quality research and teaching. Reflect on some of the positive benefits of the pandemic. And, of course, explore the beautiful beaches of Terrigal and dip into the many dining options on your weekend away as you positively reconnect with your colleagues!
So come and be inspired as we move forward positively together!

Dr Frances Page
Dr Doug Gray

Location and venue

The NSW ACE Spring Meeting will be held at Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific.


Click here to view the program.

Invited speakers

Delegates will hear from a fantastic line-up of speakers. You can find full details in the event program.


We are pleased to announce that the following workshops are available at this meeting:

  • Cardiac arrest (ALS)
  • Can't Intubate, Can't Oxygenate (CICO)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Major Haemorrhage
  • Acute Severe Behavioural Disturbance (ASBD)

Abstract sessions

Instructions for Authors

The organising committee invites prospective authors to submit their abstracts for presentation at the NSW Regional Spring Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists on November 12-13, 2022. This meeting will be held in-person in the Crowne Plaza, Terrigal, NSW.

Submission Categories

Submissions are invited in the following categories for adult and paediatric anaesthesia, pain medicine or intensive care medicine.

  • Audit or Quality Improvement
  • Original Research
  • Surveys

Submission Guidelines
  • Please click here to download the Information for Abstract Submission document.
  • Abstract submissions will close at 11.59pm (AEST), Wednesday 14 September 2022. Please note, we are unable to accept any abstract submissions after this date.
  • Authors may submit more than one abstract.
  • Please submit your abstract to Jessica Horne at jhorne@anzca.edu.au
  • You will be notified of receipt of your abstract within 5 business days via email.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Review Committee of NARCo-NET. Selection will be based on clinical and research content, original work, relevance to categories, and completeness.
  • Authors will be notified of the result of the review in early October 2022.
  • Accepted authors will be required to present in person as part of this meeting.
  • All presenters are required to register for the meeting.

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$650 + GST
  • Trainee registration: A$490 + GST

Registration will include catering on Saturday and Sunday and conference proceedings. All registration fees are quoted in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST. 


Accommodation for this event is not included within the registration fee.

Accommodation can be booked by contacting Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific Reservations on (02) 4384 9111 or alternatively you can book via the Crown Plaza Terrigal Pacific online accommodation booking portal;
NSW ACE Spring E-Booking Tool 
If you wish to stay at the meeting venue it is advisable to book your accommodation early as the event falls over a weekend.

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 knowledge and skills, or emergency response categories.

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

  • Cardiac Arrest (Advanced Life Support)
  • CICO
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Major Haemorrhage  
  • ASBD

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. A certificate of attendance is available from the conference coordinator.

Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using the event hashtag #ACE22NSW


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 us.

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

Click here to contact us for further information.

  • Date

    12 November - 13 November

  • Time


  • Location

    Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, Terrigal

Last updated 12:19 29.09.2022