2022 Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting - SOLD OUT

THIS MEETING IS SOLD OUT!! Please contact events to be put on the waitlist or purchase the OnDemand content online. 

Join us at the Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, Queensland this November for the 11th Annual Australian and New Zealand Symposium of Perioperative Medicine: ‘The three “e”s of POM - efficient, effective, equitable’.

We welcome the return to a 2.5 day face-to-face meeting at a venue most of us remember fondly from previous symposiums. We are excited not only about the program, which showcases exceptional talent from Australia and New Zealand, but also about the opportunity to once again network with like-minded people; the true essence of POM. As we appreciate not everyone may be able to attend in person, there will be a virtual element to the meeting with onDemand plenary presentations available for purchasing. These presentations will be available one week after the meeting. Please contact events for further information.

Interest in the role of perioperative medicine in delivering value-based health care is ever increasing. We are therefore taking a broad overview of perioperative medicine in our plenary sessions within our “E” theme, including overarching topics such as economics and effectiveness; equity issues and concerns; evidence-based delivery in - and adaptation to - different environments; emergence of POM in Australia and New Zealand; and evaluation of outcomes, as well as offering breakout sessions on specialist perioperative medicine topics. 

We will have a great line-up of speakers from different specialties and disciplines. Speakers include Professor Ian Harris, Professor Jacqui Close, Associate Professor Anthony Byrne, Associate Professor Lis Evered, Professor David Scott, Professor David Story and many more. 

We look forward to seeing you in Noosa!

The convening committee:
Dr Jill Van Acker, Chair of POM SIG
Dr Nicola Broadbent
Dr Rajni Lal

Location and venue

The meeting will be held at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, 33A Viewland Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD 4567
Tel: +61 7 5455 2200

THIS MEETING IS SOLD OUT!! Please contact events to be put on the waitlist or purchase the OnDemand content online. 


We have a fantastic line up of sessions and speakers. Please click here to view the meeting program.

There will be three small group discussions to be held during the meeting. On Thursday, there will be a serious illness conversation guidelines for 10 delegates. This will be held prior to the meeting at Peppers Resort from 8.30-11.30am.

There will also be two small group discussions on the Friday in the concurrent sessions. If you wish to attend, please select on your registration. They are small groups and will fill quickly. If you miss out, don't worry. There will be other sessions taking place at the same time. 

The small group discussions are:

Thursday 24 November 
Serious illness conversation guidelines - SOLD OUT
Tauranga team (Dr Renee Fraklin and Dr Jeremy Rossaak)
(10 delegates only)

Friday 25 November 
Optimising wellbeing for high performance - SOLD OUT
Dr Jill Van Acker and Dr Scott Brennan
(20 delegates only)

Optimising wellbeing for high performance - SOLD OUT
Dr Jill Van Acker and Dr Scott Brennan
(20 delegates only)

Please note once the small group discussions are full, please email events if you wish to be added on the waitlist.

Invited speakers

We will have a great line-up of speakers from different specialties and disciplines.

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

Invited speakers



  • Dr Jill Van Acker

    Anaesthetist - Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group Chair
  • Dr Nicola Broadbent

    Anaesthetist, Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand/Te Toka Tumai - Auckland
  • Dr Rajni Lal

    Geriatric and general medicine physician - Ryde Hospital

Social program

There will be plenty of social activities during the meeting if you wish to attend.  

Welcome drinks, Thursday evening
Welcome cocktail drinks will be held at Peppers Noosa Resort. This is included in your registration.

Meeting dinner, Friday evening
The meeting dinner will take place at Noosa Boathouse. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at time of registration. Delegates will be transported to the Boathouse via a cruise.

Yoga will be held at Peppers Noosa Resort on Friday and Saturday morning. Tickets can be purchased when you register.

Cost and registration

THIS MEETING IS SOLD OUT!! Please contact events to be put on the waitlist or purchase the OnDemand content online. 

OnDemand presentations
We understand that not everyone can attend the meeting. The plenary sessions only will be recorded and available to purchase for $300. Please note, the concurrent sessions on Friday will not be recorded. The presentations will be available one week after the event.

If you wish to purchase the OnDemand recordings, please click here.

Please visit the ANZCA terms and conditions when registering for an event.


Unfortunately accommodation at the meeting venue, Peppers Noosa Resort and Spa, is now SOLD OUT. Please click here to search for other styles of accommodation in Noosa.

We strongly recommend you book your accommodation early in Noosa as it is a popular time of the year.

COVID-safe updates

As the Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting is sold out, we recommend wherever you can't socially distance that you wear a mask. 

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists will take all reasonable steps to provide the safest possible environment for our delegates, staff and contractors.  We will be guided by the government health and safety measures and will work closely with the venues and all suppliers to plan and implement a COVID-19 safety plan.

To keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 updates Queensland, please click here to visit the Queensland Governement website, which will be regularly updated with latest news and links. 

We recommend that all delegates, staff, contractors, participants and visitors involved in the meeting are vaccinated.

ACE will not be liable for any loss or damages to delegates that are caused by factors beyond our control, including but not limited to any imposed or potentially imposed COVID-19 related restrictions and regulations. We recommend all delegates carefully check the details of any insurance coverage you may hold, as well as the specific terms and conditions of your travel and accommodation bookings.

If you are travelling from overseas, please visit the Australian government website. We encourage you to visit this site regularly to keep up to date on restrictions and requirements.

Code of conduct

ACE is committed to a respectful and safe environment for all interactions inclusive of its conferences and meetings.

Our Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting is governed by all relevant ANZCA policies in relation to professional behaviour and conduct, including in relation to bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment.

Our Periopertive Medicine SIG meeting is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. Sexual language and imagery or the use of personal photos without permission is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.

Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

Respectful behaviour is expected at all times from all participants. Appropriate behaviour respects difference and diversity, respects privacy, and handles disagreement politely. Honesty and fair dealing is expected.

Obtaining consent to quote others, use presentations or take photographs is appropriate and shows the respect expected of participants of the Periopertive Medicine SIG meeting.

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to an ACE events person or the meeting convenor.

Alternatively you can make a report via email here. All personal details will remain confidential, issues raised will be investigated and necessary action taken to prevent a recurrence.

Sustainability at SIG events

As part of the ACE's commitment to environmental sustainability we have eliminated printed collateral and single use plastic. We no longer provide satchels, print programs or function tickets for the special interest groups meetings.
The Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting utilises digital signage and where possible single use signage has been eliminated. If printed signage is required we ensure it is printed on material that is or can be recycled.  

Since 2016, items we have eliminated from events include satchels, bottled water, and paper based tickets. Your support of these environmental changes has helped drive the success and strengthened the positive impact on our meeting footprint. We know working together, we will continue to do better.
Where possible we have eliminated plastic name badges and when these are required we source materials that have been treated with EcoPure®, an organic additive designed to enhance the speed of plastic decomposition in landfills. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own Keep Cups and use the water stations for re-filling water bottles.

ACE upholds a commitment to host events at venues that have a publicly available sustainability statement. We’ve worked with venues who have their organic waste converted to fertiliser and green electricity and have unused food given to people in need and diverting food waste from landfill.
We continue to strive towards fostering a more sustainable future for our members and the community.

Poster presentation

We invite abstracts of research and audit work relevant to perioperative medicine in anaesthesia and healthcare for poster presentations at the meeting by 11 September 2022.

Submission guidelines

  1. Originality. The abstract submitted must be of an original scientific nature and must not have been published previously or accepted for publication in whole, or in part, by any medical journals before November 1, 2022.
  2. Number of submissions. Authors may submit more than one paper.
  3. Acknowledgement of receipt. Upon submission, authors will receive confirmation by email.   
  4. Mode of presentation. Presentations will be displayed in poster format. Posters will be prominently displayed in the meeting venue. When creating a poster it must be A2 size, portrait or landscape and in colour.
  5. Registration. All presenters are required to register and pay for the registration fee. Failure to do so will result in exclusion from the final program.
  6. Publication. Abstracts may be published on the ANZCA and ACE websites.

Abstract format

  1. Word limit. Abstracts must not exceed 400 words. A maximum of 3 tables or figures saved in JPEG/GIF/ TIF format with resolution of at least 300 dpi can be included in your abstract.
  2. Abstract title. The abstract title must be in Initial Capital / lower case format, e.g. The online abstract submission. The title should be brief and descriptive.
  3. Author information. Please include the first name in full and family name of the author(s) and do NOT include degrees or professional titles (Dr, PhD, Prof, MD, etc.).
  4. Content. Each abstract must contain sufficient details for evaluation. Make the abstract as informative as possible. Clearly indicate the aims and conclusions supported by data. Results stated in the abstracts must be complete (though concise) and final. It is unsatisfactory to use statements such as 'data will be presented' or 'results will be discussed'. 

Organise the body of the abstract as follows: 

  1. Introduction.
  2. Methods.
  3. Results.
  4. Conclusions.
  5. A limited number of references.

Use standard abbreviations and generic drug names. Place unusual abbreviations or acronyms in parentheses after first use. Do not identify author(s) or institution(s) in text.

Abstract deadline Sunday 11 September. For further information, please contact events

Terms and conditions of event registration

Click here for the terms and conditions.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

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
Lectures for one credit per hour. Workshops and small group discussions for two credits per hour.

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.

Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using the event hashtag #PeriSIG22

Contact us

For further information, please contact us.

  • Date

    24 November - 26 November

  • Time


  • Location

    Noosa - SOLD OUT, Sunshine Coast

Last updated 16:55 24.11.2022