ANZCA Virtual ASM : 29 April - 3 May 2022

Frequently asked questions


To keep you in the loop and updated we have started a frequently asked question page for the 2022 ASM. We will add to this page regularly and encourage you to also submit your questions so that we can deliver information that enables you to make the most of the ANZCA ASM in 2022.


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In what format will the ASM and FPM Symposium be delivered?

The 2022 ASM and FPM Symposium will be a virtual meeting and we intend on bringing you all the usual trimmings!

The virtual meeting is designed to be as interactive as possible, offering plenty of opportunities for live questions, discussion, polling and networking.

The Healthcare Industry will now be represented through a virtual exhibition and will be accessible to delegates to visit throughout the duration of the conference. Make sure you pop in virtually to have a chat!

Why was this decision made?

Adapting the meeting to a virtual format was made with the safety of the public, fellows, specialist international medical graduates, trainees and college staff.

While the Western Australian border is due to open on 3 March the college considered several factors including; the risk of COVID-19 exposure to the clinical workforce and its potential impact on Australian health services, many already under stress due to the pandemic, and WA’s ongoing elective surgery bans.

The WA government says its commissioned modelling predicts a peak of several thousand people could be infected in the state by March and April.

What will the program look like?

It is intended that the entire ASM scientific program will run as published and over four days.

The FPM Symposium program will also remain run as published.

For both the ASM and FPM Symposium, all delegates will benefit from full on-demand access to the presentations, live Q & A panels, and opportunities for engagement via the onAIR virtual platform.

Importantly, this platform will be accessible for 12 months post the live ASM dates.

Will sessions be recorded?

Content from the scientific program (evening of Friday 29 April through to the evening of Tuesday 3 May 2022) and content from the FPM Symposium (Friday 29 April) will be available for catch up viewing at a later stage.

Registered delegates can catch up on scientific program content to watch OnDemand. This content will be available for up to 12 months post the meetings.

Will workshops still take place virtually?

There will be a selected number of workshops that will be available virtually.

Workshop sessions will only be delivered in real time, and not available for catch up viewing.

This is to comply with CPD standards and requirements.

Be sure to take note of this when confirming your attendance at sessions during the registration process.

We will be updating the workshop program regularly and encourage you to keep checking.

I registered as in person delegate, will this automatically be transferred to a virtual delegate registration?

Yes, you will automatically be transferred to attend the conference virtually with the variant in registrations refunded to you.

The refund process may take up to six weeks.

As a virtual delegate you will be emailed login details and the relevant links to access the meeting online closer to the time.

If you do not wish to proceed as a virtual delegate please contact the registration secretariat who will process a refund.

I have been accepted to present in a prize session, what will this now look like?

Congratulations on being accepted for a moderated prize session.

All authors accepted for a prize session will be asked to pre-record their presentation through our AV Partner, Wallfly, then join virtually on the day for a live Q&A.

Authors will be notified late February if they have been accepted for a prize session and more information on the pre-record process will be provided.

Will there be any social activities included in the virtual program?

We have a range of activities you will be able to take part in online including yoga, wine and cheese tasting and a gourmet cooking class.

We encourage you to participate in these and you can register at time of registration or host your own watch party to connect online with delegates.

More information on the watch party kit will be available shortly.

I registered for a social function/optional activity that has since been cancelled, will I receive a refund?

Yes, if your social activity or optional activity has been cancelled you will receive a full refund.

As mentioned above we encourage you to sign up for one of our other virtual social events and this can be done at time of registration.

What time zone will the program be in?

The program will take place in Australian Western Standard Time.

To check your time zone please click here

What changes have been made to the 2022 College Ceremony?

As you are likely already aware, after much deliberation it was decided that the 2022 Perth ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), FPM Symposium and Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC) will proceed as virtual events. Further discussions regarding the College Ceremony were required and a decision has since been made to postpone this year’s ceremony to 2023. More information is available here.