2022 Melbourne Winter Anaesthetic Meeting

Join us for the 2022 Melbourne Winter Anaesthetic Meeting to be held on 30-31 July 2022.

On behalf of the ANZCA Victoria Regional Committee (ANZCA VRC) and the ASA Victoria State Committee, we warmly invite all fellows and trainees to ‘chilly’ Melbourne in winter for the 2022 Melbourne Winter Anaesthetic meeting; this being our 42nd Annual ANZCA/ASA combined continuing medical education meeting.
Our Saturday meeting presentations will be held in the Arthur Streeton Auditorium at the Sofitel, and this year there will again be a quality assurance (QA) component with small group table discussions in the last session. You will need to bring a case to discuss on the day for the QA session, and this will attract additional continuing professional development (CPD) points.

The emergency response workshops and small group discussions being held on the Sunday include obstetric haemorrhage and anaphylaxis. There will be two sessions running for each workshop thus enabling you to register for up to two of the six workshops on the day.
We hope to see you there.
Dr Lucky De Silva and Dr Nam Le
Co-convenors, ANZCA VRC

Location and venue

The meeting will be held at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.


Scientific meeting program
Saturday 30 July, 2022
8.30am - 5.30pm

Session one Chairs: Dr Nam Le and
Dr Lucky De Silva
8.30-8.40am Welcome and introduction Dr Nam Le and
Dr Lucky De Silva
8.40-9am Duty of candour Dr Ben Slater
9-9.15am Women in pain medicine Dr Angela Chia
9.15-9.35am Anaphylaxis management update Dr Robyn Tran
9.35-9.50am Perioperative care after COVID-19 infection Dr Traudi Almhofer
9.50-10.10am Panel Q&A
10.10-10.40 Break
Session two Chair: Dr Michelle Horne
10.40-10.45am Introduction Dr Michelle Horne
10.45-11am Diabetes update Dr Fiona Inchley
11-11.20am Haematology update Associate Professor Prahlad Ho
11.20-11.35am Pre-op pain optimisation Ms Kim Choate
11.35-11.50am Professional practice research Professor David Scott
11.50am-12.10pm Panel Q&A
12.10-12.20pm ANZCA award Professor David Scott and
Dr Peter Lowe
12.20-12.30pm ASA Victoria update
ANZCA VRC update
Dr Michelle Horne
Dr Emma Goodyear
12.30-1.30pm Lunch
Session three Chair: Dr Helen Roberts
1.30-1.35pm Introduction Dr Helen Roberts
1.35-1.50pm Management of accidental epidural dural puncture Dr Ainslie Murdoch
1.50-2.05pm Cardiology update Dr Kate Rankin
2.05-2.20pm Pain update Dr Noam Winter
2.20-2.40pm Paediatric topic Dr Adam Skinner
2.40-3.10pm Panel Q&A
3.10-3.40pm Break
Session four Quality Assurance session Chair: Dr Emma Goodyear
3.40-3.50pm Introduce QA session / 
Close meeting
Dr Nam Le and
Dr Lucky De Silva
3.50-5pm Small group discussion
5-5.30pm End of meeting drinks


Invited speakers

We have a great line-up of speakers from different specialties and disciplines to educate us on a variety of topics.

We would like to thank the FANZCA speakers and workshop facilitators who donate many hours of their time to organise, prepare and present at the regional ACE meetings.


Workshop program
Sunday 31 July, 2022


Anaphylaxis Dr Helen Kolawole and
Dr Robyn Tran

Obstetric haemorrhage Dr Jenni Fu and
Dr Jen Dixon

Paediatric TIVA - small group discussion Dr Benjamin Hallett

TREAT Jo Gibbs
9-10.30am Cardiac patient undergoing non-cardiac surgery workshop 
(online workshop)
Dr Frank Schneider and
Dr Hieu Lam
11am-12.30pm Veterinary anaesthesia: a brief exploration Associate Professor Thierry Beths

If workshops are full and you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email us.

Cost and registration

Registration is now open

Saturday meeting
Registration fee includes attendance at the 2022 Melbourne Winter Anaesthetic Meeting on Saturday 30 July, including all day catering. The Sunday workshops are an optional extra at an additional cost per workshop.

  • Fellows and non-members: A$396
  • Trainees, retired fellows, and allied health: A$297

Sunday workshops
(per workshop)

  • Face-to-face workshops: A$110
  • Online workshops: A$55

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

Terms and conditions

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
Case discussion 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 response 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:

  • Obstetric haemorrhage
  • 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 meeting organiser.

Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using the event hashtag #ACEVIC22


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 or call +61 3 8517 5313.

  • Date

    30 July - 31 July

  • Time


  • Location

    Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, VIC

Last updated 13:52 1.07.2022