It's a wrap on the 2024 ASM

17 May 2024

Enjoy some highlights from the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting in Brisbane.

Over five fabulous days we hosted 2165 in-person delegates who enjoyed five plenary sessions, 52 concurrent sessions, and attended 134 workshops.

There were nearly 60 exhibitors in the healthcare industry exhibition as well as 18 social events and optional activities including latte art, lunches, cocktail receptions, breakfasts and of course, the Gala Dinner – The Golden Age at Brisbane City Hall.

Please enjoy this video snapshot of the 2024 ANZCA ASM Thank you to our regional organising committee and everyone involved in making this meeting truly limitless. 

Couldn't make it to Brisbane?

We have you covered! You can still register for the onDemand content until 30 June 2024. You’ll have access to view recorded content from the scientific program – plenary and concurrent sessions.

Thank you to our speakers

Our scientific program featured 143 expert speakers and 447 facilitators from all around the world, including six keynote speakers. In lieu of gifts, the 2024 regional organising committee chose to support two charities: Orange Sky and Story Dogs. We donated $A5000 to each organisation. 

Welcome to our new fellows

On Saturday 4 May we held our 2024 College Ceremony – the biggest on record, with 300 new ANZCA and FPM fellows presenting. Congratulations to all new fellows who presented. We look forward to seeing your anaesthesia and pain medicine careers blossom. 

The ceremony oration was given by Lucas Patchett, co-founder and CEO of Orange Sky. 

At the College Ceremony we recognised 14 fellows for their outstanding achievements with an ANZCA Council Award. These awards include the prestigious Robert Orton Medal, the ANZCA Medal, the ANZCA Council Citation and the ANZCA Recognition. You can read more about the award winners here

President and dean handover

We welcomed Professor David Story as our new ANZCA president and thanked Dr Chris Cokis for his past two years in the role. Dr Kieran Davis also handed over the FPM deanship to Dr Dilip Kapur.

Congratulations to our 2024 prize winners

Read more about our 2024 prize winners below. 

Gilbert Brown Prize

Joint winners:
Dr Angela Tognolini (Qld) for “Pharmacokinetics of lidocaine administered by intravenous infusion in patients with class I-III obesity". 

Dr Jess Davies (Vic) for "I feel like an environmental vandal: A qualitative exploration of barriers and enablers to reusable operating theatre equipment using behaviour change theory and the theoretical domains framework".

ANZCA Trainee Research Prize

Dr David Liu (Qld) for “Low-dose clonidine infusion improves sleep in postoperative HDU patients: a randomised placebo controlled trial”.

ANZCA Trainee Quality Improvement Prize

Dr Amelia Fitzgerald (NSW) for “Improving clear fluid fasting times by introducing the SipTilSend fasting protocol at Prince of Wales Hospital”.

Open ePoster Prize

Mr Richard Dunlop (Qld) for “Feasibility of a novel deep learning method, temporal fusion transformer, for multiple time step forecasting of intra-operative blood pressure”.

ASM Trainee ePoster Prize

Dr Cyril Tang (NSW) for “Too Much but Never Enough: Block Room Efficiency and Savings in a Non-Tertiary Hospital”.

FPM best free paper

Dr Joanne Vo for "A retrospective audit of salmon calcitonin for acute postoperative phantom limb pain".

ASM in the media

The ANZCA Communications team issued seven media releases on a diverse range of topics including sleep and chronic pain, patient anxiety, tonsillectomies, and medical research and gender. So far more than 500 articles have been syndicated and a 10-minute radio interview has been broadcast, and more than two million people have read or listened to articles and broadcasts. More detail here.

Nearly 250 people “joined the conversation” on Twitter/X via the hashtag #ASM24Bris which, as of Tuesday 7 May, had been used in more than 1600 tweets totalling more than 10.3 million impressions. The College Ceremony livestream has had more than 20,000 plays on Facebook. In the week of the ASM, our YouTube channel clocked up more than 2300 views and our Instagram had nearly 40,000 impressions.

You can catch up on our YouTube playlist which features video interviews, ROC hot takes, and highlights from the meeting.

Launch of the new CPD portfolio app

Our new ANZCA and FPM CPD portfolio app was officially launched by Immediate Past President Dr Chris Cokis at the ASM. You can now record your CPD activity on the go. Watch the launch video here.

We also launched our updated professionalism documentSupporting Professionalism and Performance: A guide for anaesthetists and pain medicine physicians”. 

FPM Symposium 

The 2024 FPM Symposium had more than 200 delegates attend (with 46 registered for OnDemand content) and 80 in attendance at the FPM reception held at GOMA. The meeting included 12 speakers, four sessions, four chairs, and one facilitator for the ASBD workshop.

Emerging Leaders Conference 

The Emerging Leaders Conference held at Mount Tambourine had 50 delegates, mentors and speakers.

We look forward to seeing you in Cairns next May.

A full wrap up of the ASM will be included in the winter edition of ANZCA Bulletin.

Last updated 11:36 17.05.2024