Invitation from convenors

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to attend the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) and the Faculty of Pain Medicine Annual Pain Medicine Symposium (formerly the Refresher Course Day), taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday April 29 to Friday May 3, 2019.

Kuala Lumpur sets the scene for the theme of the meeting “New Worlds. Come Explore”. The city conveys a sense of the old, as it is surrounded by ancient rainforests, but also provides a window into the future by standing tall as a modern and energetic city that boldly represents a “new world”. Combine this with Kuala Lumpur’s many exotic sounds, vibrant colours, top gastronomic offerings and amazing shopping, with a little bit of imagination, delegates may virtually teleport to worlds that they have not explored before.

The meeting promises to be a truly international event with delegates from all over the world expected to attend. In a first for an ANZCA ASM, the meeting will be co-badged with the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK), the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland and the College of Anaesthesiologists, Academy of Medicine Malaysia.

With this leap forward, the 2019 ASM has an exciting line up of international and Australasian experts who will challenge and engage our minds about the new frontiers that face anaesthetists. This experience will be augmented by pioneering talks that will expand our minds about uncharted territory – on Earth and beyond! Delegates will be able to attend high quality plenary, major concurrent and special interest group sessions, showcasing the latest research and clinical advances from Australasia and abroad. Hands-on workshops including emergency response training, masterclasses and small group discussions will complement a thought-provoking scientific program.

Situated at the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s central business district, the state-of-the-art Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) will host the 2019 ASM. The centre spans five levels and overlooks the scenic KLCC Park and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. An air-conditioned pedestrian walkway provides convenient access to surrounding malls and accommodation options. The accompanying social program has been thoughtfully planned to enable delegates to imbibe the essence of “Malaysia, Truly Asia”.

We truly hope that you can join us and we look forward to seeing you in Kuala Lumpur!

Dr Joanne Samuel and Dr Colin Chilvers

Co-convenor/ELC Co-convenor

Dr Joanne Samuel

Co-convenor/Scientific Convenor

Dr Colin Chilvers

FPM Scientific Convenor

Dr Chris Orlikowski

Deputy Scientific Co-Convenor/ ePoster Convenor

Dr Peter Wright

Deputy Scientific Co-convenor

Dr Clare McArthur