Perioperative Medicine SIG

The Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) has three aims which include, to improve patient safety and outcomes, to share knowledge and collaborate with specialty groups and to develop the specialty of perioperative medicine with various craft groups.

Future meetings

  • A joint Perioperative Medicine, Airway Management and Obstetric Anaesesthsia SIG meeting will be held on Thursday 29 April 2021. This will be held as a satelitte meeting to the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting in Melbourne. Please visit the meeting website for further information. 

  • The Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting will hold a virtual meeting from 13-14 August 2021.  Registrations will open in late April. For further information, please contact events.

The Australian and New Zealand Emergency Laparotomy Audit - Quality Improvement (ANZELA-QI)

ANZELA-QI, co-led by ANZCA and RACS, is a bi-national, multi-centre project that aims to improve perioperative care of patients undergoing emergency laparotomy. There is a compelling case for a high quality, prospective audit to help drive quality improvement for this at-risk patient cohort. Similar initiatives internationally have demonstrated significantly enhanced processes of care and reduction in mortality. Already, the project has enrolled 50 hospitals across both countries, and is hoping for more centres to join.

For further information and participation, visit the ANZELA-QI website.


Executive Portfolio





Dr Jill Van Acker




Dr Sean McManus

Anaesthetist, intensivist and GP


Fellowship and trainee liaison (TRIPOM rep)

Dr Rajni Lal



POM qualification and education

Dr Joel Symons



Symposium convenor

Dr Nicola Broadbent



Patient blood management

Dr Kerry Gunn



Newsletter editor

Dr Jeremy Fernando



Physician representative

Dr Catherine Gibb



Geriatric representative

Dr Ming Loh



Intensive care representatives

Dr Jeremy Fernando, Dr Sean McManus, A/Prof David Sturgess


Co-opted networking and liaison officer

Dr Renee Franklin



Co-opted gneral practice liaison

A/Prof David Sturgess

Anaesthetist, intensivist and GP


Co-opted surgery liaison


Co-opted FPM  representative


Contact us

For further information, please contact us or visit the ACE website.

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Upcoming ACE events

From multi-day special interest group conferences to evening lectures at the local pub, there's an ACE event for everyone.

2021 Combined SIG meeting

9 July 2021 - 11 July 2021 | Riley Crystalbrook

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2021 Northern Territory ACE Conference

5 June 2021 | Darwin, NT

The theme of this year's biennial meeting is "Clever Clever in the Never Never: Improving...

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2021 Rural SIG meeting

11 June 2021 - 13 June 2021 | Airlie Beach, Qld

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2021 Scan and Ski workshop

22 July 2021 - 24 July 2021 | Thredbo, NSW

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2021 Tasmanian Winter Meeting

21 August 2021 | Barnbougle, Tasmania

Join us for the 2021 Tasmanian Winter Meeting in Barnbougle, Tasmania.

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ACT Art of Anaesthesia ACE Meeting

11 September 2021 - 12 September 2021 | Hotel Realm

Join us for the ACT Art of Anaesthesia ACE meeting "The Occasional Anaesthetist"

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NSW ACE Anatomy Workshop

27 November 2021 | Sydney, NSW

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NSW ACE Spring Meeting

20 November 2021 - 21 November 2021 | Leura, Blue Mountains

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NSW ACE Winter Meeting "Anaesthesia - a bit of everything"

19 June 2021 | Hilton Sydney

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Queensland ACE meeting

23 July 2021 - 25 July 2021 | BCEC, Brisbane

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SA ACE meeting "Malignant Hyperthermia"

21 July 2021 | The Lion Hotel, North Adelaide

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SA Burnell-Jose ACE Conference

4 September 2021 | Mount Lofty House

Join us in the stunning Adelaide Hills for the 2021 SA Burnell-Jose Conference.

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WA ACE Country Conference meeting

29 October 2021 - 31 October 2021 | Bunker Bay, WA

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