Welcome from the president and dean

Dear colleagues,

It is with great pleasure we invite you to join us at the 2020 Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) and the Faculty of Pain Medicine Symposium in Perth.

The theme of the meeting “Inform Inspire Influence” encourages delegates to engage with the stimulating program and be inspired by the world-class calibre of international, national and local speakers. This year’s organising committee share a passion for environmental sustainability, which has been a driving force for meeting planning and evident through a number of aspects, including the elimination of the printed registration brochure.

We are indebted to the convenors and their organising committees, who have developed an inspiring scientific program through much hard work and effort. Thanks must go to all contributors, we are most appreciative of the time and planning that goes into all presentations, workshops, masterclasses and small group discussions.

The Faculty of Pain Medicine has developed an engaging program for the FPM Symposium, entitled “Impart Nurture Grow” which will be held on Friday May 1.

We look forward to welcoming you to the warm and friendly city of Perth, for the 2020 ASM.