2023 ASM: An audience with ANZCA Council

24 March 2023

For this year’s ASM closing plenary, we’re inviting you to ‘Tell us what you want, what you really, really want!’ ANZCA President Dr Chris Cokis will moderate a panel of ANZCA councillors in a live, interactive Q&A session on Tuesday 9 May at 1pm AEST.

It has become something of a tradition for the closing plenary of the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) to involve robust topics and heated debate, and the 2023 ASM will be no exception.  

‘Be connected’ with your council 

In an ASM ‘first’, ANZCA councillors will share the stage on Tuesday 9 May to participate in an open discussion around some of the most important issues and opportunities for the college, our fellows and trainees, and the future of the specialties we represent.  

2023 ASM co-convenors Dr Tanya Selak and Dr Shanel Cameron were keen to extend the ‘Be Connected’ theme to the highest tier of college governance, providing a platform for you to engage with your councillors on what’s most important to you as members and medical practitioners.  

As an ANZCA councillor, Tanya will be taking part in the session. She encourages as many people as possible to participate. 

“This is a first for ANZCA and the ASM. It’s a unique opportunity to connect with your elected councillors. To find out who we are, what we do, and how we work. We want to know what you think about ANZCA – what's going well, and what needs work. Our president Chris has agreed to take on any spicy questions, and councillors have agreed to place themselves in the hot seat.” 

So… tell us what you want, what you really, really want! 

We’re inviting all ANZCA and FPM fellows, trainees, and specialist international medical graduates to email your questions, suggestions, comments, and concerns about current and future activities of your college. Why did the CPD program change? How does your college spend your money? How is ANZCA addressing the shortage of anaesthetists in regional areas? What is the future of independent training positions? Why does ANZCA comment on social matters? 

We will collate your questions and comments into common themes structured around the objectives outlined in the 2023-2025 Strategic Plan and will present these to your ANZCA Council for discussion. Themes presented can inform the future direction of your college. All questions will be de-identified, so click to connect, and tell us what you want from ANZCA! 

Tell us what you want

Last updated 10:48 3.04.2023