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 magnificently modern and energetic city that confidently represents a “new world”. Combine this with Kuala Lumpur’s many exotic sounds, vibrant colours, top culinary offerings and amazing shopping, with a little bit of imagination, delegates may indeed 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 Anaesthetists 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, engage and explore the “new worlds/frontiers” that face anaesthetists. 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 signature Petronas Twin Towers. An air-conditioned pedestrian walkway provides convenient access to surrounding malls and accommodation options.

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

Associate Professor Nico Terblanche


Associate Professor Nico Terblanche

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