2021 Perioperative Medicine SIG virtual meeting

We invite you to the 10th Australasian Perioperative Medicine Symposium “Perioperative Care: Collaborating against Complications”. Perioperative complications are a source of fear or concern by patients and health professionals alike. This year’s meeting focusses on two important issues in the field of perioperative medicine: complications and collaborative care.

The meeting will take place on 13-14 August and will be held in association with the Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand.

We will explore both the impact of perioperative complications and how we can work together to reduce and minimise the effect of common perioperative complications. 

We have a suite of excellent talks by national and international renowned speakers.  Our international speakers include: Professor Mike Irwin (Hong Kong), Professor Jugdeep Dhesi (UK), Dr Sarah Hare (UK), Professor Rupert Pearse (UK), Dr Kathy McDonald (NZ), Professor Ken Rockwood (Canada), Dr Jude Partridge (UK), Dr Daniel McIsaac (Canada) and ANZCA President Dr Vanessa Beavis (NZ).

The virtual days will run like the usual face to face meeting with each themed session followed by a real-time live virtual panel. You’ll be able to send in questions you’d like the panel to answer just like in the usual meeting. There will be breaks throughout the day and in case you miss anything, you will have access to all the talks for 12 months.

Remember to submit your research/audit prior to closing date 20th July 2021, the Periopertive Medicine SIG thrives on collaborative projects and new innovations.

We look forward to having you join us at this year’s Perioperative Medicine SIG virtual meeting.

Dr Rajni Lal, Co-convenor 
Dr Nicola Broadbent, Co-convenor 


Please click here to visit the program.

Invited speakers

The program will have a great line-up of speakers from different specialties and disciplines to educate us on all perioperative topics.

International speakers

Local speakers


Cost and registration

Registration are now open.  Please click here to register.

Full: $375.00
Trainee: $286.00
Pharmacists/Allied Health: $165.00

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 #PeriSIG21

Call for research posters - Abstract submission now open for both oral presentation and posters!

We invite abstracts of research and audit work relevant to perioperative anaesthesia for the poster presentations session during the virtual meeting. 

 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 May 11, 2021.
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 20 July 2021.

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  • Date

    13 August - 14 August

  • Time

    8:25 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Location

    Virtual meeting, Australia

Last updated 10:16 21.06.2021