2021 Perioperative Medicine SIG virtual meeting

The 10th Australasian Perioperative Medicine Symposium “Perioperative Care: Collaborating against Complications” virtual meeting was held from 13-14 August 2021. This year’s meeting focussed on two important issues in the field of perioperative medicine: complications and collaborative care. The meeting was held in association with the Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand.

You can still register for the meeting to get access to all pre-recorded presentations and live question and answers session.

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


Please click here to visit the program.

Frequently asked questions

How and when do I gain access to the virtual event portal?
You will receive an email, to the address used when you registered, with a link to the virtual meeting platform on Thursday August 12. If you have any trouble locating the link or your login details, please email the ANZCA events team.

I have lost my login details, what do I do?
If you have registered for the meeting but have misplaced your login details, please email events and we will happily resend these to you. Be sure to check your spam or junk folders, as they can sometimes end up there.

Logging in for the first time 
When delegates log into the virtual event portal for the first time a short informational video about using the portal will automatically play. Please watch this video to familiarise yourself with the portal. Insert video here

What browser should I use?
We recommend using Google Chrome. We also recommend that you disable any VPN’s you may be using. And if you have any issues, try loading the site in a different browser.

What will I need to participate in the meeting? 
While it is possible to sign into the virtual meeting portal using mobile devices, the smaller screen will limit your experience, we do not recommend using a mobile device. To get the most out of your OnAIR experience we strongly recommend using a laptop or desktop PC or Mac. While it is possible to sign into the virtual meeting portal using mobile devices, the smaller screen will limit your experience, we do not recommend using a mobile device.

To engage in networking, you will need to have a webcam and microphone. Ideally use a headset/headphones. 

Of course, you will need to have a suitable broadband internet connection.

Signed in and can’t see sessions?
Please use the red Live Support icon to ask for assistance (top right corner in OnAIR).

If you are having any technical difficulties or need other assistance during the meeting:
1. If you’re unable to gain access to the virtual event portal, please email anzca2021@wsm.com.au 
2. If you have signed in and require assistance, please use the red Live Support icon to ask for assistance (top right corner in OnAIR).

Using the timeline 
Sessions and functions that are happening each day are listed in the timeline in chronological order. You can click on any of the items in the timeline to view additional information and join the session or function. The OnAIR timeline will display in your browsers time zone. To edit your time zone click ‘My Settings’ located at the top right-hand side of the OnAIR Portal. Please note the meeting program published on the website is in AEST Time.

Sign in permissions 
Each time you sign in you will be asked to give permission for the portal to use your camera and microphone. We recommend allowing both features to maximise your experience as you will then be able to use the Meeting Hub.

Delegate Privacy
The first time you sign into the portal you will be asked some privacy questions as well as update your user profile. Please be aware that unless you change these settings, your user profile will be defaulted to limited. What this means is your first name and first letter of your surname will be displayed only to other attendees of the meeting and no personal contact details will be shared. We do encourage you to change these settings and display your full name and upload a profile photo so you can take full advantage of the virtual networking features throughout the meeting. 

How do I ask a question to a presenter?
When attending the sessions, you will be able to use the Live Q&A feature of the virtual event portal.

How do I connect with other attendees at the event? 
Connect at any time with any attendees by visiting the Meeting Hub and request a connection. Once connected you can exchange details via text or arrange a one-on-one meeting.

How do I export my notes and contacts from the event? 
Any notes you take using the My Session Notes feature of the virtual event portal can be exported at the end of the conference and emailed to your registered email address. Simply click on the export button in the top right corner.

How long will recorded content be available for viewing post the meeting? 
Registered delegates can catch up on plenary session recordings and watch OnDemand. Recordings of these sessions will be available for up to 12 months post the Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting on the virtual event platform. Recordings will be available on the virtual event platform from Monday 16 August 2021.

Can’t find the answer to your query here?
If you can’t find the answer to your query in any of these FAQs then please email events. We aim to respond to your email within two working days. We will respond to emails in the order in which they are received. 

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 will stay open until 8 October. 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.

For further information, please contact events 

To submit a poster, please email events.

Contact us

For further information, please contact us.


  • Date

    13 August - 14 August

  • Time

    8:25 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Location

    Virtual meeting, Australia

Last updated 18:41 19.08.2021