2023 Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting

Join us for an immersive and transformative experience at the forefront of perioperative medicine, guided by the Pillars of Perioperative Medicine, which align seamlessly with our very own ANZCA Perioperative Medicine Diploma.

This dynamic conference brings together healthcare professionals from various disciplines, eager to enhance patient outcomes and revolutionise perioperative care. Discover the latest advancements, evidence-based practices, and innovative strategies that are shaping the future of perioperative medicine. Our distinguished speakers, experts in their respective fields, will captivate you with their knowledge and inspire you to think outside of the operating theatre.

Engage in interactive sessions, workshops, and lively discussions that foster collaboration and encourage the exchange of ideas. Expand your network, forge new connections, and engage with like-minded professionals who share your passion for optimising perioperative care.

We are honoured to present a lineup of esteemed international and local speakers. Associate Professor Kok Yang Tan from Singapore will enlighten us on the latest advancements in enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), while Dr David Selwyn from the United Kingdom will provide valuable updates on the Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC) initiatives.

We are thrilled to have Dr Vanessa Beavis share her invaluable insights gained from years of dedicated work in perioperative care. Her expertise and perspective will enrich our understanding of best practices in the field. One of our local gems, Professor Meera Agar, will take to the stage to discuss her groundbreaking clinical trial on antipsychotics in delirium, along with her game-changing recommendations that have been widely accepted. Her talk on delirium management in surgical patients promises to be both informative and transformative.

We are also fortunate to have Professor Elif Ekinci join us, sharing her expertise on the latest developments and challenges in the management of Diabetes Mellitus, including the impact of new medications and treatment strategies. Additionally, we have the privilege of hosting Professor Jacqueline Close and Dr Hannah Seymour, who will offer valuable insights and guidance in caring for the elderly population in the perioperative period.

We are excited to foster a platform for showcasing the remarkable research and initiatives undertaken by our very own trainees. We strongly encourage you to submit your work for posters and oral abstracts, as we value the contributions of emerging talent in advancing perioperative medicine. Your insights and findings will add depth and richness to our conference discussions, and we look forward to celebrating your accomplishments.

But it's not all serious business. We infuse the conference with a touch of fun and excitement, creating an atmosphere where learning and enjoyment go hand in hand. Join us for drinks at the end of the day on Thursday 23 November. 

Whether you're a surgeon, an anaesthetist, an intensivist, a physician, a nurse, or a researcher, this conference offers a platform to expand your knowledge, gain new perspectives, and bring fresh ideas back to your practice. Together, let's unlock the full potential of perioperative medicine and revolutionize the way we care for patients.

Reigstrations are now open. Please click here to register.

See you in sunny Brisbane, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city and take a much-needed break.

Dr Jill Van Acker
Dr Nicola Broadbent
Dr Rajni Lal
Dr Jeremy Rossaak

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Location and Venue

The Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting will be held at the W Brisbane.
Address: 81 N Quay, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3556 8888


Please click here to view the program.

Included in the program will be various breakout sessions on the Friday morning. At time of registration, please indicate which breakout session you wish to attend. Please note this does not guarantee you a spot in the session. It is for the organisers to select which sessions go in which room.

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 Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting. 

Keynote speakers

Invited speakers


  • Dr Nicola Broadbent

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

    Geriatric and general medicine physician - Ryde Hospital
  • Dr Jeremy Rossaak

    Consultant upper gastrointestinal and pancreatico-biliary surgeon - Tauranga Hospital, New Zealand
  • Dr Jill Van Acker

    Anaesthetist - Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group Chair

Costs and registration

Registrations are now open. To register with your college ID, please click here. Non members including allied health members and other medical specialties can also register online. Please follow the below instructions:

  • Please select “Not a member? Create an account today” 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 ANZCA events.

Full registration: $A990
Allied health professionals/trainee/research co-ordinator registration: $A803

All registration fees are quoted in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST. Registration will include welcome reception; all lunches, morning and afternoon teas.  

Please contact the ANZCA Events Team if you are having trouble registering for an event
T: +61 3 9510 9299

Call for posters

We invite abstracts of research and audit work relevant to periopertive medicine for poster presentations at the meeting. The best posters will be presented at the meeting in the "oral presentation" session.

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 Friday 27 October, 2023.
  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: 
(a) Introduction
(b) Methods
(c) Results
(d) Conclusions, and 
(e) 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.

The cut off date is Friday 27 October 2023.

To submit your poster and for further information, please contact events.


Please see below the details if you wish to book accommodation at the W Hotel. 

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • W Brisbane from 350 AUD per night
  • Please note these bookings are NON- REFUNDABLE. 
  • This rate is only available until the allotment is exhausted or the cut-off date is reached. 
  • Cut-off date: Thursday, November 09, 2023
  • Maximum capacity in room: 3 guests; and note that 3rd guest fee of $70 per night applies.
  • Any questions please contact your group organiser or reservations.brisbane@whotels.com

Book your group rate for ANZCA Perioperative Medicine SIG Meeting Nov2023

Social program

The welcome reception will be held on Thursday 23 November at the end of the day.


As part of the college commitment to environmental sustainability we have eliminated printed collateral and single use plastic. We no longer provide satchels, print programs or function tickets for our meetings.
At the meeting, we will utilise digital signage where possible. 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.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Transitioning to the new 2023 CPD program
We recognise your continuing professional development (CPD) has needed to pivot in the past few years in response to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Your resilience, innovation and dedication to professional development was clearly demonstrated with your ability to upskill to support your patients and yourselves. This innovation extends to the in-person and virtual offerings at the Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting.
Updated 2023 CPD program
The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) have changed their registration and recertification requirements. So that you continue to meet the updated requirements, the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will adapt from the start of 2023. Full details are available on our dedicated CPD page. 

Fellows and CPD participants that have transitioned to the new annual CPD program will note CPD values as ‘2023 CPD’ in the below program. This identifies the CPD category/sub-category, activity and hours, in line with the updated program.

For example, 2023 CPD: Knowledge and skills – short format learning – 1.5 hours.

Transitioning from the 2014 CPD program 
Given our unique triennial structure, the transition to the new annual CPD program has been staggered, with 2021-2023 and 2022-2024 trienniums in 2023 still under the 2014 CPD program in 2023.

Fellows and CPD participants are still in a triennium (2021-2023 and 2022-2024) will note CPD values as ‘2014 CPD’. This identifies the CPD category, activity and credits.

For example, 2014 CPD: Knowledge and skills – short format learning at two credits per hour.

Attendance in CPD portfolio by June 2023
Participants of the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will automatically have their attendance auto populated to their CPD portfolio in December 2023.

ANZCA and FPM CPD participants with full registration will receive 12.5 hours/credits under the Knowledge and skills – learning sessions for the Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting program. 

Not a participant of the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program?
If you’re not participating in our 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 the ANZCA events team.

Code of conduct

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

The 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.

The Perioperative 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 The Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting.

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to an 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.

Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using #PeriSIG23.

Contact us

For further information, please contact us.

  • Date

    23 November - 25 November

  • Time


  • Location

    W Brisbane, Brisbane City

Last updated 16:29 12.09.2023