Dr Peta Lorraway

2021 ASA NSC Convenor

Dr Ed Pilling

2021 ACE QLD Convenor

We have been given the privilege of convening the conjoint ASA NSC/QLD ACE CME meeting in Brisbane, 23-25th July 2021.

It is exciting to have our committees working together with the common goal of bringing you a great educational event, coupled with an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and the many that support us.

No one could have foreseen the challenges our anaesthetic communities would face in 2020, and how we have needed to adapt and display great flexibility in our working and personal lives.  It also highlighted how vital collaborative and continuing education is to our profession, our patients, and to society as a whole.

We celebrate the 80th anniversary of the NSC this year and it’s very fitting that the gift for this is the pearl, said to represent something endurable and unconquerable, which we think you’ll agree speaks to how we’ve all responded.  We are optimistic that 2021 will allow us to return to some aspects of ‘normal’ life, and that we will together continue to shape what this ‘new normal’ will look like.

Our joint scientific committee continues to work on a programme that will bring you a wealth of knowledge in varied areas, there will be something of interest no matter what aspect of anaesthetics you are involved in. We aim to provide opportunities for participation not only in a great lecture series, but also workshops, discussion groups, Q&A sessions with experts, and quality assurance activities.

New for 2021, we are offering a limited hybrid format, opening up the option for delegates to view and interact with program sessions virtually, as well as welcoming you onsite at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Networking Function and Exhibitor Welcome drinks will take place on the Friday evening, and will be a great opportunity to meet with industry colleagues, enjoying drinks and canapés in a relaxed setting.  Our social function on the Saturday evening is to be held at the Queensland Art Gallery Watermall and will be ticketed separately.  We suggest booking early as celebrating together in this fabulous location is sure to be popular.

So on behalf of the entire organising committee we would like to extend an invitation to you to be part of this great event. We are hoping that you will be able to embrace the opportunity to join us in Brisbane, where we show what you can achieve by working together.

Many thanks,

Dr Peta Lorraway & Dr Ed Pilling 

ASA NSC Organising Committee
Convenor Peta Lorraway
Scientific Convenor Stephen Bruce
Workshop Coordinator Shaun Roberts
SGD / Masterclass Coordinator Francesca Rawlins
Treasurer/ Industry Liaison Anthony Coorey
Social Coordinator Monique Wells
TMG Representative Stewart Ure
NSC Federal /Sci. Program Officer David Elliott
ASA Senior Events Coordinator Denyse Robertson
QLD ACE Organising Committee
Convenor Edward Pilling
Committee Member Sarah Bowman
ASA Representative Steven Cook
Committee Member Galina Gaidamaka
Committee Member Adam Keys
Committee Member Phil Lee
Committee Member Leanne Ryan
Committee Member Raman Singh
QLD ACE Events Coordinator Julie Donovan


ASA Invited Speakers

Leeds UK

Clinical A/Prof.
Andrew Lumb


A/Prof. Kerstin


Dr Viren (Vern)


Dr Jo

ACE Invited Speakers

Melbourne, VIC

Laurence Weinberg

Brisbane QLD

Mr Sean Lowry

Melbourne VIC

Dr Suzi Nou

Sydney, NSW

A/Prof John Loadsman

Call for Abstracts

There will be no Call for Abstracts process for the 2021 conjoint event.  We encourage authors to consider submitting their abstracts for future events but the submission process will not be running for this year.  For any further questions, please contact the Program Manager on


Registrations for ASA NSC & ACE QLD 2021 are opening April 2021!

Registration information for the upcoming conference will be released in March 2021.  Please check back here for full details.


New accommodation bookings will be available via the online registration system from April 2021!

Social Functions

Welcome/Exhibitor Reception

Date: Friday, 23 July 2021
Times: 5pm-7pm
Dress Code: Casual
Venue: Brisbane Convention Centre, Exhibition Hall

Relax and unwind with a cold drink and a catch up chat with old and new friends after an afternoon of plenaries and workshops and take the time to acknowledge the generous support of our exhibitors and sponsors, before heading out to see what the Brisbane restaurant district has to offer.

Cocktail Function

Date: Saturday, 24 July 2021
Times: 6.00pm-8pm
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Venue: Water Mall, Queensland Art Gallery, GOMA
Price: $125 – not included in conference registrations

Enjoy champagne and canapes in beautiful surroundings at the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art for the networking and cocktail function.  All tickets must be purchased in addition to the conference registrations – these are not included and must be paid separately for both guests and delegates.

Sponsorship & Exhibition

Invitation To Sponsor And Exhibit

On behalf of the ASA NSC & QLD ACE 2021 Organising Committees, it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in
what we are confident will be the best year yet. The ASA NSC and QLD ACE event in Brisbane 2021 will provide you with the perfect opportunity for highlighting your products and services to the anaesthetic community, in a relaxed, informal, educational environment.

Who will attend?

It is expected there will be 800+ anaesthetic specialists, pain medicine specialists, intensivists, trainees, associates and
retirees all looking to learn and make new connections, in addition to over 100 inspiring pioneers in the field of anaesthesia speaking for their specialities.  Attendees will be both in-person and virtual for 2021.

Why partner / exhibit at the 2021 Congress?

  • Demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to the delegates’ professional development
  • Promote your organisation and your products to delegates, ranging from trainee anaesthetists to anaesthetic specialists
  • Maintain a high profile within the anaesthetic community
  • Increase brand awareness
  • Network to maintain and build new relationships with your target market
  • Expose your staff to their key demographic


If you are  interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact Denyse Robertson , ASA Senior Events Coordinator on +61 2 8556 9717  or via email at

2021 Sponsors And Exhibitors

2021 Gold Partner

Lunchtime Educational Session Sponsors

Exhibitor Listing
AFT Pharmaceuticals 31 Karl Storz Endoscopy 28
ASA ASA BOOTH Medipress 12
BD 50-51 Meditrust 9
Cutting Edge Software 36 Mindray Australia 19-20
Draeger 40-41 Seqirus GOLD PARTNER
F + P Healthcare 27 Surgical Specialities 48
Fujifilm Sonosite46-47 Theatre Caps TBC
Interpharma 4 TRUSTMOST 1
Intersurgical 45 Vyaire 35


Venue & Location

Brisbane, Queensland

As the capital of the Sunshine State, Brisbane is blessed with idyllic subtropical weather all year round. With award-winning food and wine, a jam-packed events calendar, adventurous activities, scenic weekend getaways and plenty to explore all over the city, there’s always something to do. Major cultural attractions, world class arts and entertainment facilities and impressive natural wonders combine to make Brisbane an exciting destination.

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Glenelg St, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

Internationally recognised and current title holder of the world’s best convention centre, BCEC is Australia’s most awarded meetings and events venue. The Centre host a collection of local and international conventions, working with clients and delegates to present a total event solution. The BCEC Philosophy of Food centres around putting fresh Queensland produce first, offering guests a uniquely invigorated taste of our local cuisine. Delegates can also enjoy the surrounding City attractions, all located within close walking proximity to the venue.