2023 WA ACE Country Conference

The ACE WA Committee and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital are pleased to welcome you to the 2023 ACE WA Country Conference “We are One and Many – Inspiring Diversity”

This conference will be held at the fabulous Cable Beach Resort in Broome. It offers exceptional speakers from Australia, Spain and California, the themes focus on diversity in healthcare, practice, environment, and representation. Lectures will be held on the Saturday in the Sam Male room, while the workshops will be held on the Sunday morning. See the program for further details.

The social activities include a complimentary delegate welcome dinner on the Friday evening by the pool at the Cable Beach Resort accompanied by music provided by the sounds of the Kimberley; partners and children are welcome. The Saturday evening trivia night will be hosted by the fabulous and famous Broome drag queen Jessica James; this event will be held by the pool at the Cable Beach Resort.

June is the perfect time of the year to visit Broome, we look forward to welcoming you there.

Dr Simon Hellings and Dr Bridget Hogan
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
2023 Country Conference Convenors

Location and venue

This meeting will be held at the Cable Beach Resort, in Broome, Western Australia.

Indian Ocean sunsets, gently swaying palm trees, and Kimberley charm, Cable Beach Club is truly a destination like no other and we look forward to welcoming you. The diverse choice of accommodation is complemented by acres of lush tropical gardens. Immerse yourself in the full Resort experience with the adults-only Ocean Pool, Chahoya Spa & Salon, a fully equipped gym and the choice of four premium and award winning restaurants. Families will have hours of fun at the Family Pool, mini golf course and tennis courts as you relax, reconnect and create lasting memories.

Getting there
Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa is located on the beautiful Cable Beach – a 23km long stretch of pure white sand in Broome, Western Australia, 2175km from Perth.

You can fly to Broome daily from any capital city in Australia, via Perth (2.5 hours). There are also weekly seasonal direct flights from Sydney (5 hours), Melbourne (4.5 hours), Brisbane (5 hours) and Darwin (1.5 hours).


The program is now available via this link.

Please note the program titles and speakers are subject to change due to availability or illness.

Invited Speakers

We would like to thank all the speakers and workshop facilitators who donate many hours of their time to organise, prepare and present at the meeting.


The workshops include upper and lower limb blocks, AFOI with virtual reality trainer, conflict resolutions workshop and CICO.

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

Social Program

Friday Evening Welcome Dinner - 9 June 2023
Venue: Cable Beach Resort, by the pool.
Time: 6pm
Style: Sit down
Dress: Smart casual
Music: Sounds of the Kimberley
Children and partners are welcome.

Trivia Night Dinner - 10 June 2023
The inaugural trivia night is hosted by the fabulous and famous Broome drag queen, Jessica James!
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Cable Beach Resort – Ocean Pool
Dress: Colourful, dress to impress!
Please note this event is adults only.

6.30pm – Arrival and drinks served
7pm – Entrée (shared)
Seared rare tuna, petite niçoise, quail egg, grain mustard vinaigrette (gf)
Roasted duck breast, sour cherry, frisée & citrus salad, pistachio (gf)
Grilled haloumi cheese, pomegranate & quinoa tabouleh, harissa oil (v gf)
7.30pm – Our fabulous host Jessica James arrives; trivia begins.
Each table will battle it out with four rounds of trivia based on music, medicine and general knowledge, your table will have 15 minutes to complete in each category and return for scoring. Prizes awarded to the winners!
7.30pm – Main Course served
Grilled Broome threadfin fillet, roasted red pepper romesco (gf)
Crumbed Pork loin, mustard, apple & mint slaw
Roast chicken breast, sage and onion stuffing, mushroom sauce (gf)
Split pea falafel tagine, grilled eggplant, okra, mint labneh (v gf)
Seasonal steam greens (gf)
Garlic & rosemary roasted potatoes (gf)
8.30pm – Dessert served
Fresh fruits
Assorted petits fours
Cheese selection, roasted nuts, fig, dried apricot, granny smith apple, crackers
9pm – Trivia winners announced with prizes awarded.
9.20pm – Jessica James performs her closing routine
10.30pm – Dinner concludes

Experience Broome in June

There is so much to do and see in Broome! You can take a camel ride along the beach or visit the horizontal falls via a scenic flight. See the offers Broome has below with our special conference discounts. Please check back as we update the discount offers leading up to the event.

Horizontal Falls

Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures

10% off using the code 'CONF10'

Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures is the only Horizontal Falls adventure where you can soar in a seaplane, experience the horizontal waterfalls in a power boat and soak up the amazing surrounds right here in Talbot Bay.
Accessed by their unique fleet of seaplanes, Talbot Bay in the Kimberley region of Western Australia is home to their permanent, floating base of houseboats. Set in the bay, right beside the Horizontal Falls, their exclusive position allows you to get up close and personal with this natural wonder as you soar, cruise and stay with Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures.
Hear from expert commentary on the unique geological structures of the region while you witness breathtaking views from the sky and the water. All topped off with freshly cooked meals with local ingredients and the opportunity to stay overnight right at the Horizontal Falls.
For the most luxurious experience book their Ultimate Horizontal Falls Luxury Stay Tour onboard the newly refit Jetwave Pearl houseboat, complete with 24 hours of pure excitement and the chance to see the falls on an incoming and outgoing tide.
Book your once in a lifetime adventure today using the code CONF10 for 10% off all Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures tours departing Broome, Cygnet Bay and Derby. Contact the team on 08 9192 1172 or email bookings@horizontalfallsadventures.com.au for more information. Discount valid from the 1-16 June 2023 (excludes 12-14 June due to low tide).

    Whale Watching

 Broome Whale Watching

10% off using the code 'ACEWA23'

Receive 10% off all direct bookings through Broome Whale Watching.

Broome Camel Tour

Kimberley Wild Expeditions

10% discount all year!

Kimberley Wild Expeditions is an award winning 4WD tour company, family owned and operated and based in Broome. Exploring the Kimberley with small, diverse groups in clean, comfortable, purpose-built 4WD vehicles, our travellers enjoy our local expertise and real passion for this beautiful corner of Australia that we call home.
Some of the tours are:

  • Dampier Peninsula Adventure 4WD Tour from Broome with Optional Return Flight
  • 1 Day Tunnel Creek Adventure
  • 6 Day West Kimberley Adventure
  • Broome City Sightseeing Tour with Sunset Nibbles
  • 5 Day Broome to the Bungle Bungles
  • 11 Day Wild Kimberley Loop
  • 13 Day Kimberley Explorer
  • 14 Day Kimberley Trail, including Mitchell Plateau

The discount code can be applied to bookings made any time for 2023 using the code 'ACEWA23'

PO Box 3434
Broome WA 6725
Ph: (08) 9193 7778

Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour

15% off Australian South Sea Pearl Jewellery

As a Major Sponsor, Willie Creek Pearls are offering 15% off their Australian South Sea Pearl Jewellery and 25% off their Pearl Farm Tours for conference delegates.

More information to follow.

Ultimate Watersports

Ultimate Water Sports

10% off using the code 'ACEWA23'

From May to September, Ultimate Watersports operates from the pristine Cable Beach in Broome where glassy clear water is almost a daily occurrence. Book directly through Ultimate Watersports to receive 10% off bookings.

Pamela Jennings

Pamela Jennings Tours and Prints

10% off prints and tours using the code 'ACEWA23'

Pamela is offering the following tours & workshops from the 10th June onwards. She caters for a maximum of 3 pax if individuals, or 4 if family or friends:
One Day Photography Adventure (suitable for families - 4 seats)
Sunrise Photography Tour - 10% discount on this tour, when booked with sunset, Astro or One Day tour
Sunset Photography Tour - 10% discount on this tour, when booked with Astro, sunrise or One Day tour
Astro Photography Workshop - 10% discount on this tour, when booked with sunset, sunrise or One Day tour

James Downs Canvas Prints and Originals

10% off using the code 'ACEWA23'

Welcome to Broome Gallery, home of contemporary Kimberley Artist James Down. His vivid artworks feature the brilliant colours of Broome and the Kimberley in a whimsical style.

Shop online from James Down’s original paintings, printed & mounted replicas and merchandise, buy gifts for your loved ones or decorate your home or office.

They are kindly offering our delegates 10% off all James Down canvas prints and originals, quote 'ACEWA23' to receive the discount.

Sun Pictures Broome

Broome Tourist Centre

Broome Tourist Centre

Red Sun Camels Tour

Halfprice and $10 off bookings

Red Sun Camels provide camel rides along beautiful Cable Beach. This iconic experience will leave you feeling relaxed, captivated and the team in red will ensure you leave with the most remarkable lifelong memories.

Delegates can access the following discounts:

Magical Morning Tour: Half price with code ACEWA23AM
Pre Sunset Sampler Tour: $10 off with code ACEWA23PM
Sensational Sunset Tour: $10 off with code ACEWA23SS

Archipelago Adventures

Book direct and receive 15% off

Contact 9185 6666 to book!

Broome Sunset Dinner Cruise (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
4.5Hr Sunset Dinner Cruise | 4 Course A-La-Carte Menu | Light commentary from our expert crew Background Music | Fully licensed bar | Complimentary bus transfer to and from your accommodation
Departs 3.30pm Returns 8.00pm

Broome Beaches Cruise (Wednesday and Sunday)
10Hrs of Sightseeing - Beaches - Dolphins - Whales – Sunset
Sit back and relax in comfort on the only full day tour that take you past Broome's best beaches, as we cruise towards the magical Barred Creek and Quandong Beach.
Upon arriving at Barred Creek we take you for a beach walk or swim, tide permitting we also offer a creek tour exploring the fascinating mangrove system that is home to turtles, barramundi and an abundance of marine life that reside around the creek.
From the moment you board our crew will ensure you have a cruise to remember, expect to see dolphins and other wildlife.
On the final leg of your voyage, we cruise back to Cable Beach to watch the sensational sunset whilst you enjoy freshly prepared canapes and cheeseboards before going ashore.
Departs 8.00am Returns 6.00pm

Broome Sundowner and Swim Cruise (Monday 12 June)
The Cable Beach Sundowner and Swim Cruise is ideal if you don’t have a whole day to spend cruising but relish the chance of getting out on the water.
The journey takes you from Roebuck Bay around to Gantheaume Point and Cable Beach. Experience the landscape from a different perspective, on the water, take it all in as you cruise alongside the water's edge.
The boat stops at Gantheaume Point for an afternoon swim, where you can dive in and cool off in our refreshing Ocean Pool. This is a perfect afternoon out for couples, friends, family, a romantic getaway, or just the perfect escape from the daily grind.
4.5Hr Sundowner & Swim Cruise| Light commentary from our expert crew | Entertainment-Music Fully licensed bar | Food Menu | Complimentary bus transfer to and from your accommodation
Departs 2.00pm Returns 6.30pm

Broome Staircase to the Moon & Sunset Dinner Cruise (6 June and 4 July)
Experience Broome's natural phenomenon, "Staircase to the Moon" on this 4.5 Hr Sunset Dinner Cruise. You will be treated to a mesmerising optical illusion which takes place when the full moon rises over the exposed mudflats at low tide, creating the appearance of a stairway leading up to the moon.
4.5Hr Sunset & Staircase to the Moon Dinner Cruise | 3 course Deluxe Smorgasbord | Light commentary from our expert crew | Background Music |Fully licensed bar | Complimentary bus transfer to and from your accommodation
Departs 3.30pm Returns 8.00pm

Cost and registration

Registration is now open, please register online with your college ID.

All other delegates including allied health members and other medical specialties can also register online. Please select “Create a new account” and enter your details. Once you are set up, search for the event and register. You will also be able to use your ID number and password to register for future meetings. If you require assistance, please contact us.

Registration fee includes attendance at the 2023 WA ACE Country Conference, day catering, and the Friday Welcome Dinner at the Cable Beach Resort.

Cost of registration:

  • Fellows and non-members: $594
  • Trainees, retired fellows, and allied health: $473


  • CICO Workshops - $176
  • AFOI Workshops - $77
  • Block Party Workshops - $77
  • Anaphylaxis Workshop - $77
  • Conflict Resolution Workshop - $77

All registration fees are quoted in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST. Please visit the Terms and Conditions when registering for an event.

Flights and Accommodation

June is a popular month to visit Broome, please book your flights and accommodation early.

Accommodation is available through the Cable Beach website, please use the code 'ACEWA23' when booking accommodation to allow a two night stay.

The Cable Beach Resort offer bus transfers to and from the airport, please include this option in your accommodation booking if you require a transfer to the resort. If you are extending your stay and plan to visit tourist attractions, there are plenty of car hire options via this link.

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.

Knowledge and skills activities
2014 CPD: Knowledge and skills – learning sessions - one credit per hour.
2023 CPD: Knowledge and skills – learning sessions - in hours.

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:

  • Can't Intubate Can't Oxygenate (CICO)

If you're not a member of our CPD program
If you’re not participating in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program, please check with your respective college/provider regarding your CPD classifications. Post-event, you may request an electronic certificate of attendance for CPD evidence from event organiser meeting organiser.

Social Media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using the event hashtag @ANZCA #ACE23WA


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

Safety Message

The Kimberley is a remote, rugged destination and the distance between attractions can be vast. Allow enough time when planning your itinerary to comfortably travel the distances involved.

Broome enjoys a tropical climate with warm days and balmy nights for most of the year. During the summer months temperatures and humidity are high and it is important that enough fluids are consumed to avoid dehydration, especially when physically active. During exercise such as bushwalking or hiking it is recommended that a litre of water per person per hour is carried. Year round it is advisable to wear a hat and sunscreen when outdoors.

Mosquitos are at their most prevalent during the Tropical months of November to April. To avoid the discomfort of mosquito bites and any risk of infection it is advisable to cover up at dawn and dusk and apply insect repellant. Mosquito candles or coils are useful for burning if outside, but it is still advisable to cover exposed skin, as this is the best protection.
Sandflies become more active in Broome on high tides, however the same prevention methods are applicable as for mosquitos.

Tropical waters can contain various stingers. The two types of potentially dangerous jellyfish are the Chironex Box Jellyfish (this large but almost transparent Box Jellyfish is up to 30cm across and has up to 15 ribbon-like tentacles from each of the four corners) and Irukandji (A tiny transparent jellyfish 1-2cms across with four thin tentacles, this jellyfish is almost totally invisible in water) during the summer months of November to May. Care should be taken when swimming (wear protective clothing - wet suit or lycra stinger suit to reduce exposure to potential stings) and signs displayed on the beaches should be obeyed at all times. Medical advice (call 000 for an ambulance) should be sought should a person be stung whilst swimming.

Saltwater crocodiles are found in estuaries throughout the Kimberley and freshwater Johnson’s crocodiles in some freshwater gorges and lakes. To a certain degree if there are warning signs there is danger; these messages should be strictly adhered to. However, if not signposted, advice from a reliable local authority should always be sought before swimming in rivers and waterholes.


Contact us

For further information, please email us.

  • Date

    9 June - 11 June

  • Time


  • Location

    Cable Beach Resort, Broome, WA

Last updated 12:21 26.05.2023