ANZCA conference and events cancellations: HCI FAQs

We have prepared this series of FAQs to provide you with accurate information. These FAQs will be updated as information becomes available. We encourage you to check regularly.

If you would like to make contact, please use the email details as below.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during these challenging times.

Kind regards,
Jan Sharrock, ANZCA Director Fellowship Affairs

What events have been cancelled?
We have made the difficult decision to cancel the following events:
• 2020 Perth Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM): 1-5 May
• FPM Symposium: 1 May

Why has ANZCA cancelled these events?
The risks of spreading the infection amongst a large number of delegates at an ASM and satellite meetings and the subsequent lengthy quarantine period creates an unacceptable risk to the health systems in both countries. More and more hospitals and networks require our fellows and trainees to stay in hospitals to help manage the outbreak and care for our communities.

What happens to my organisation’s booking?
We will automatically cancel your booking; refunds will be processed automatically, and we will contact you again in due course when we have further information on future dates.

What if I want to transfer to ANZCA ASM and/ or FPM Symposium in Melbourne 2021?
Please contact Michelle Williams, Partnership and Sponsorship Manager at to discuss this opportunity further.

Will the costs of sponsor/ exhibitor company staff’s prearranged travel and accommodation and other related company costs be reimbursed?
The organising committee reserves the right to cancel the exhibition in circumstances beyond their control. All monies received by ANZCA will be refunded to the sponsor/exhibitor in full. All other costs incurred by the sponsor/exhibitor will be the liability of the sponsor/ exhibitor.

What next for other college related events?
In line with many other colleges and societies the college has suspended all face-to-face meetings and events until the end of May unless otherwise advised. Organisers will be in touch with the health care industry impacted by this decision and the college is working on contingencies.

Can’t find the answer to your query here?
If you can’t find the answer to your query in any of these FAQs then please email us at . We aim to respond to your email within two working days. We will respond to emails in the order in which they are received.