ANZCA ASM Perth: 29 April - 3 May 2022

Welcome from the president and dean

ANZCA President

Dr Vanessa Beavis

Welcome to the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).

It has taken the combined perseverance, skill and expertise of a very committed and irrepressible Perth regional organising committee (ROC) to get to this point. Their work commenced back in 2018 in preparation for the 2020 ASM and then there was COVID-19 resulting in us having to cancel the meeting, for the first time ever. Never giving up, working and planning, adjusting and reinventing, the ROC is pleased to present to you, “emerging” and to proudly invite you to their city and state.

I am looking forward to this ASM more than ever and encourage your attendance and presence to create that ANZCA atmosphere and sense of collegiality that we are so well known for. I also encourage all fellows and trainees of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) to support their hard working team and head to the FPM Symposium . . . another exceptional effort. See you in Perth.

FPM Dean

Associate Professor Michael Vagg

We are back and I am very much looking forward to welcoming and seeing you all in Perth for the 2022 Faculty of Pain Medicine Symposium. Well done to the convenor, presenters, facilitators and the entire team who have remained positive and focused on delivering this meeting with a very fitting title of “adapting”.

This Symposium was initially developed for 2020 and after having to cancel due to COVID-19, the organising team re-created and reinvented their program, their theming and re-engaged with their speakers and presenters. They have also worked tirelessly on the dedicated pain lecture stream and workshops as part of the 2022 ASM program. For nearly five years they have maintained their enthusiasm and have thought of how to best bring the Faculty a meeting that meets our expectations. I suspect the final product will exceed them, and I urge all Fellows and trainees of the Faculty to make a special effort to attend in person.

Be sure to visit our dedicated symposium webpage for more information and I’ll see you in Perth in May 2022.