2021 Northern Territory ACE Conference

Join us for the face to face biennial Northern Territory ACE Conference to be held on Saturday 5 June, 2021 at the Darwin Convention Centre.

Our theme for the day is “Clever Clever in the Never Never: Improving perioperative outcomes” and we will be examining the themes of early post-operative outcomes and prevention of adverse events.

There will be a mix of interstate and local speakers including Professor Guy Ludbrook, Anaesthetist, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Professor in Perioperative medicine, University of Adelaide and Dr Allan Cyna, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide who will guide us through a practical workshop on how to implement therapeutic communication when the usual strategies aren’t working!

The meeting will finish with an interactive panel discussion where delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more from presenters. During the afternoon, delegates also will be able to register to participate in ALS and CICO emergency response workshops.

We look forward to hosting you in Darwin and following completion of the academic activities invite you to join us to watch the sun set over the Arafura Sea during the alfresco conference dinner.

Location and Venue

The 2021 ACE Conference will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre


Please click here to download the program.


We welcome our keynote speakers:

  • Professor Guy Ludbrook, a Professor of Anaesthesia at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Head of Acute Care Medicine at the University of Adelaide and Director of the Early Phase Clinical Trials unit of PARC Clinical Research. 
  • Dr Edith Waugh, Staff Specialist Anaesthetist and Clinical Lead in Perioperative Medicine, Royal Darwin Hospital
  • Dr Sarah Jones, Intensive Care Specialist, Locum Consultant Nephrologist, State Medical Director, DonateLife NT
  • Dr Edwina Wing Lun, Interventional and General Cardiologist
  • Dr Graeme Crossland, ENT Consultant
  • Dr Allan Cyna, Senior Consultant Anaesthetist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide


The conference will provide delegates with the opportunity to participate in ALS or CICO workshops that comply with ANZCA ‘emergency response’ CPD requirements.

An exciting and practical workshop led by Dr Allan Cyna from the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, will guide registrants through the implementation of therapeutic communication when the usual strategies aren’t working. Particular reference will be given to severe needle phobia, communicating with the extremely anxious and adjunctive techniques in acute and chronic pain management, paediatric burns and obstetric anaesthesia.


Please click here to register for the conference. Registration closes on 14 May 2021. Registration includes plenary talks, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Workshop and conference dinner 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 Vibe Hotel Darwin and Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin, both located adjacent to the Darwin Convention Centre.

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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
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.

Contact Us

For further information, please contact us.


  • Date

    5 June

  • Time


  • Location

    Darwin, NT, Darwin

Last updated 09:54 26.03.2021