2022 NSW ACE Winter Meeting

How good is your pain management?

“Few things a doctor does are more important than relieving pain...pain is soul destroying. No patient should have to endure intense pain unnecessarily.“

Marcia Angell, American Physician and first woman to be appointed Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine.

It’s good to finally be able to have a face-to-face meeting, and closely scrutinising our post-operative pain management is a good topic for face to face discussion. Pain management is high on our patient’s list of concerns when facing surgery. It has to be effective and safe, and we should seek to minimise adverse effects. How many of our patients are satisfied with their pain management? How many are still using analgesics beyond a reasonable post operative period? Do you know? I am delighted to have a number of highly regarded practitioners in the art of pain management and anaesthesia join us for this meeting, including Professor Pam Macintyre, Conjoint Professor Jennifer Stevens, Dr Charlotte Johnstone, Dr Jane Standen, Dr Gavin Pattullo and Dr Stephen Gibson. This meeting offers a series of lectures and problem-based learning discussions focussed on pain management, as well as a chance to participate in some emergency response workshops. I hope you will take the opportunity to seize the day!

Dr Kim Gray

Location and venue

The 2022 NSW ACE Winter Meeting will be held at Hilton Hotel Sydney.


Click here to download the program.

You are welcome to attend all talks throughout the day.
For the breakouts, you can select one problem-based learning discussion (PBLD) or workshop to attend in each session.

Pain audit

Forming part of the 2022 NSW ACE Winter Meeting, delegates can select to participate in the Pain Audit, which provides the opportunity to earn CPD points for ‘Report of clinical audit findings’.

The purpose of this audit is to follow opioid (including atypical opioids: buprenorphine, tramadol and tapentadol) prescribing practises immediately post routine, elective anaesthesia and two weeks post.

The results of this audit will be presented at the meeting.

Please indicate when registering if you consent to receiving further information on the participating in the pain audit.

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 Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Anaphylaxis workshops are available at this meeting.

Please be advised all emergency response workshops are now FULL. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please email us.

Cost and registration

Registration is now open.

  • Full registration: A$550
  • Trainee registration: A$412.50

Registration will include morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and conference proceedings. All registration fees are quoted in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST. 

Terms and conditions


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

Accommodation can be booked by contacting Hilton Sydney Hotel Reservations on +61 2 9266 2000.

Alternatively click here to book online.

If you wish to stay at the Hilton Sydney 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 practice evaluation, knowledge and skills, or emergency responses categories.

Practice evaluation activities
Clinical audit for 20 credits.

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:

  • Advanced Life Support (ALS)
  • Anaphylaxis

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 event organiser.

Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using the event hashtag #NSWACE22


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

For more information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please email 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

For further information please email us.

  • Date

    18 June

  • Time


  • Location

    Hilton Sydney, NSW

Last updated 11:11 9.05.2022