Virtual ANZCA ASM live from Melbourne –

FAQs

In previous years, registration for the ASM would have opened and you would be looking at workshops to attend, marking off the sessions that interest you the most and booking in your social plans. Yet with COVID-19 changing the way we meet, we find ourselves embracing change and innovation.

To keep you in the loop and updated we have started a frequently asked question page for the 2021 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 this re-imagined and groundbreaking ANZCA ASM in 2021.

Want to ask a question?  Email us at asm@anzca.edu.au

What will the 2021 ANZCA ASM look like?

The 2021 ASM will be a virtual meeting and we intend on bringing you all the usual ASM trimmings! Keynote presentations, interactive online workshops, and outstanding opportunities to fulfill all your CPD requirements will be supported by ENGAGE hubs in major centres around Australia and New Zealand. The ASM will have opportunities for face-to-face engagement and social interaction. It will be one to remember!

What does a virtual program look like?

Our priority is to provide a forum for our delegates no matter where you are in the world that facilitates discussion and engagement between participants and speakers via a high quality virtual conference platform. The virtual meeting will be designed to be as interactive as possible, offering plenty of opportunities for live questions, discussion, polling and networking. More information will be provided as it becomes available and in the meantime check out our program at a glance

What is an ENGAGE hub?

The ENGAGE hub is a space for a virtual delegate of the ASM to attend in person and connect with their local community, these hubs will be open at strategic times to ensure maximum attendance and engagement. We are still working on this initiative so keep checking this page for updated information.

Where are they located? The hubs will be located in Australian and New Zealand locations, initially, they will be open where we see the largest concentration of fellows such as Melbourne (our central host hub), Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, and Auckland.

Is there a fee? A nominal fee per day will be charged for those who want to attend a hub with catering provided. Importantly we will ensure that we monitor numbers of delegates in the hubs so that we can keep you safe and meet COVID safe social distancing requirements.

When will they be open? The hubs will be open on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon for the scientific program and evening for College Ceremony, and Sunday for the scientific program – exact timings to be confirmed. The central host hub in Melbourne will run from Friday through to Tuesday.

What will the College Ceremony look like in 2021?

The College Ceremony will be held on Saturday 1 May 2021.

Importantly, we will continue the tradition of the college ceremony and welcome our new fellows, also hear from our orator, Professor Sharon Lewin and present the college medals and awards. In keeping with the twists and turns for 2021, new fellows will be able to present at our capital city ENGAGE hubs or virtually.

Dust off your frock, shine your shoes, and get ready.

When will registration open?

Registrations for the meeting will open in January 2021 and we will post on our social media channels and on the ASM and ANZCA websites with a countdown. Cannot wait to have you on board.

What time zone will the program be in?

The time zone for the program will be in Australian Eastern Standard time. To check your time zone please click here.

What other changes will you see?

The FPM symposium scheduled for Friday 30 April will be delivered as a virtual meeting as will our Joint SIG satellite meeting presented by Airway Management, Obstetric Anaesthesia, and Perioperative Medicine on Thursday 29 April.

Workshops will run in the days prior to the main meeting days and throughout the scientific program providing access to valuable CPD.

More exciting updates coming soon in the meantime check out our program at a glance

If my abstract was accepted for the 2020 ASM will I need to re-submit it for the 2021 ASM?

Authors who submitted an abstract for the 2020 ASM and were accepted will need to re-submit their abstracts if they would like their abstract to be considered for the 2021 ASM.