ANZCA ASM : 5 May - 9 May 2023

ASM program

See you in Sydney for the 2023 ANZCA ASM!

It’s a bumper program, with something for everyone; workshops, small group discussions, the scientific program, social functions and optional activities. We’ve launched it extra early this year to give you more time to plan for the first in-person ASM in three years! So before you register…

  • Work out what you want to go to.
  • Bookmark your “must dos”.
  • Request your leave.
  • Book your flights
  • And get ready to ‘Be Connected’!

Spaces are still available in a range of workshops. View the listing below and secure your spot today.

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Knowledge and skills – wellbeing CPD education sessions:

Art can be a powerful source of wellbeing and can help us to connect with our feelings, promote empathy and show compassion to ourselves and others. On Thursday 4 May, head to the Museum of Contemporary Art (W01) or the Art Gallery of NSW (W04) for one of our art and mindfulness workshops.Filling fast!

Coaching workshops – what is coaching, how does it work and how can you become more coach-like? ‘Coaching skills for medical educators (W13)’ and ‘Coaching can improve your and your patient’s experience of healthcare (W68)’ will provide an interactive space for delegates to get you started and/or enhance your coaching skills.

The Wellbeing Deck (W47)’ – it’s a game that breaks taboos and tokenism and lets us create our own definition of wellbeing! ‘I’m not biased… am I? (W76)’ – this workshop explores and addresses your unconscious biases – recognise it, understand it and discuss it.

Practice evaluation – case discussing

Case discussions using bowtie analysis methodology (W80)’ –providing insight and practice in analysing anaesthetic incidents using an established risk-analysis tool. – Filling fast!

Practice evaluation – cultural safety 

‘Cultural competency workshop – offsite (W114) –Participants will gain a foundational knowledge of cultural competence theory and practice and will start to more fully understand the impact that their worldview and socialisation have on their interactions with others.

Knowledge and skills – short format learning

Menopause for managers – More than just a fan (W29)’ – Menopause has long been missing from diversity and inclusion and workforce health and safety agendas, despite the fact it affects half of humanity. Come and join the conversation. ‘Feeling flush? Menopause issues for women (SGD07)’ and ‘Seeing through the (brain) fog – Menopause issues for managers (SGD10)’ will round out the discussion.

Clinical trials when you are not funded (W16 and W36)’ – have an idea for a clinical trial but you’re not well-known? Work within a department and your network is too small to apply for a big grant? Join a panel of clinician researchers who have published their own clinical studies with little to no budget.

‘Talking to the media (SGD01)– Meet journalists and hear about what they want from you, how to go about writing and setting up a story and how to work around your commitments to your health organisations and yourself.

‘Navigating flexible workplaces: Practical strategies for building flexibility into your anaesthesia department (SGD11)’ – Flexible working arrangements can provide significant benefits to both employees and employers, such as greater employee autonomy and increased employee satisfaction. However, developing flexibility in anaesthesia departments can be challenging. This SGD will take you through the broader landscape of flexible workplaces and the experience of a large Australian anaesthesia department’s exploration into the development of a flexible workplace.

‘Doctors and the media – intensive media training for doctors (W54)’ Covering how to deal with media and journalists, how to prepare key media messages and deliver those messages confidently and professionally will be covered in this afternoon of intensive media training. The session offers some participants the opportunity to put into action the key messages which have been formulated throughout the workshop.

‘Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Initiative (WELI) advisor workshop (W110)’ – Designed specifically for WELI Advisors; examining the key components of good coaching and mentoring and the interface between each.

‘Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Initiative (WELI) protégé workshop (W111)’ – A workshop designed specifically for the WELI protégé; how to get the most from the advisor – protégé relationship.

‘Medical planning and preparation for expeditions (W115)’ – An introduction to expedition medicine. This workshop will explore expedition medical planning and the role of the expedition doctor. Ever wondered how to get into expedition medicine? How to plan? What to take? How to get your team home safe?  Join us as we chart a course for Antarctica; plan the expedition and tackle real world scenarios as the team doctor en route to the South Pole. 

Paediatric workshops – ‘Paediatric epidural caudal masterclass – land-mark and ultrasound guided (W25, W44, W88)’ – will review normal anatomy, sonoanatomy and techniques for caudal epidural using images saved from actual procedures.

‘Big ideas for little people: How to get ahead in paediatric anaesthesia research (W64)interested in paediatric anaesthesia research but not sure how to get started? Got an idea but not sure who to ask for help? Go it alone or collaborate? Join with like-minded people to discuss all these ideas and more at this workshop.

Take it offsite to fulfill your short format learning!

Learning the ropes – an introduction to tall ship doctoring (W48)’ – ever considered casualties in awkward spaces? Come on-board the James Craig to experience doctoring in a unique setting.

History of Anaesthesia SIG: Staying connected! (W77)’ – view the speciality from an historical context – what developments have decreased complications, and morbidity and mortality of anaesthesia?

Come fly with me!’ – A helicopter base tour (W93)‘ – A fun and engaging afternoon awaits with the Sydney HEMS team who will share tips and tricks on the management of patients in the prehospital and retrieval environment.