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
Workshop 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


Scientific Programme

The Organising Committees are very excited to announce the launch of the The Conjoint Meeting Programme, which is now available to view and download using the buttons below.  The website versions will always contain the most up-to-date information, and are subject to change at the discretion of the Programme Committee as planning progresses.

Scientific Programme

We are excited to announce the launch of the 2021 Conjoint Meeting Scientific Programme, outlining the schedule of sessions throughout the Meeting.

Workshops & Case Conferences

View detailed descriptions for all workshops and case conferences, including session content, pricing and capacities.

Business Meetings

View the full schedule of Business Meetings below.


ASA Invited Speakers

New South Wales

Professor Edward Holmes


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


We invite anaesthetic and pain medicine trainees from across Australia to submit their abstracts for presentation at the 2021 Conjoint ASA NSC and QLD ACE Meeting.

The call for abstracts is open to all current ANZCA and ASA trainees, and fellows in their first year of fellowship. The idea is to give trainees and new fellows a platform to present research performed as part of their ANZCA training, especially during this pandemic year. Preference will be given to work which has been predominantly or completely executed by the trainee.

Submissions are invited for anaesthesia or pain medicine research in the following categories:

Quality Assurance projects including Scholar Role Audits

Original research


Case reports or case series

The applications which meet all eligibility criteria and are most exemplary of excellence in trainee-led research, will be selected for an oral presentation in the Tess Cramond Prize session at 1.30pm on Friday 23 July, 2021.

All other accepted submissions will have the option to submit an ePoster to be displayed in the trade hall throughout the conference weekend, with the highest scoring submissions selected for a 5 minute oral ePoster presentation during the lunch break on Friday 23 July, 2021.

  • Please remember that submitting an abstract does NOT automatically register you as a delegate. Congress registration must be done separately.
  • All communications regarding your abstract submission will be sent to the email address you enter when submitting.
  • We recommend that the email address belongs to the main author who will be presenting at the Congress.
  • By submitting an abstract you agree that it is original research and that you are not submitting research previously presented orally or accepted for publication in a journal. Your abstract remains eligible for submission if it has been displayed at a scientific meeting as an ePoster.
  • Authors must ensure information regarding ethics approval and patient consent is included with your abstract submission. You may be asked for more information during the assessment of your abstract. If you do not have the required consent or approvals, your abstract will not be accepted to the meeting. Authors must include a statement of no more than 25 words detailing their specific role in the project.
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: Wednesday, 19 May 2021
  • Authors advised of submission result: Wednesday, 9 June 2021
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, 23 June 2021

The Tess Cramond Prize

The Tess Cramond Prize for excellence in trainee-led research will be awarded to the author who is deemed to have produced the best abstract and oral presentation.

ePoster Prize

ePoster Prize will be awarded to the author of the ePoster judged to be the best of those submitted in terms of originality, scientific rigor and quality of presentation.

ASA Trainee Audit Prize

A prize of free registration to a future NSC will be awarded to the top-performing applicant, who is also an ASA member, in the Tess Cramond Prize session.


Registrations for Conjoint ASA NSC & QLD ACE 2021 Meeting are now open!

Please click the link below to complete your online registration.

New for 2021, we will be offering a limited virtual registration option for the Meeting. Virtual attendees will be able to watch all sessions on Saturday and Sunday in rooms Q1-2 and M1-2 via a live stream on the Meeting Online Program Portal.  These sessions will also be recorded, and made available after the Meeting for on-demand viewing.  Sessions in M3 and M4 will be available to view on an on-demand basis, if the presenters provide pre-recorded content to be used for this purpose.  No sessions in rooms M3 or M4 will be live-streamed or recorded on the day, and no workshops or case conferences are available to virtual attendees.


All prices are listed in Australian
Dollars and are inclusive of GST


On or before Friday,
2 July 2021


from Friday,
2 July 2021

Face to Face Full Registration
Full Registration (Member & Non-member) $1,100 $1,150
Trainee Registration (3 days) $650 $700
Trainee Registration (2 days) $550 $600
Retired Anaesthetist $0 $50
Face to face Day Registrations
Full Registration $550 $600
Trainee Registration $300 $350
Retired Anaesthetist $0 $50
Virtual Registrations
Virtual Full Registration $400 $450
Trainee Virtual Registration $250 $300
Retired Anaesthetist $0 $50
Friday Trainee Day Registration
Friday Trainee Day Registration $300 $350
Additional Social Function Tickets
Welcome Reception/Exhibitor Drinks $77 $77
Cocktail Function $125 $125

Additional tickets may be purchased for guests to attend the Social Functions. Please indicate this during the registration process.

1) Arinex Pty Ltd reserves the right to deny entry and/or terminate the registration of any person who demonstrates behaviour that is deemed to be inappropriate and/or a risk to others.

2) Registrations received by Arinex Pty Ltd will not be considered as confirmed unless full payment has been received.

3) While attending the congress you may be photographed and/or filmed. By registering for the congress you agree to these mediums being used for promotional purposes.


The Organising Committee, Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA), and Arinex Pty Ltd;

1) Reserve the right to change the programme and social functions at any time without notice.

2) Do not cover individuals against the cancellations of bookings for any reason, including cancellation or postponement of the congress or for theft, loss or damage to personal belongings.

3) Do not take responsibility for injury or damage to a person, or their property, occurring during the congress or associated activities.

4) Do not accept any responsibility for insurance as this is not included in the registration fee. Insurance is the responsibility of the individual and participants are advised to take out personal insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions.

5) Does not accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by participants, in the event of industrial disruptions, natural disasters or communicable diseases. LOC, ASA & Arinex are not responsible for any mandatory quarantine fees,  and travel and border responsibility rests with the individual arriving into Brisbane.

6) Advise that the opinions expressed by presenters are personal and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Organising Committee, Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) and Arinex Pty Ltd.


Arinex Pty Ltd will gather and record personal information necessary for your attendance at the congress. Personal information will be gathered, stored and disseminated in accordance with the National Privacy Principles.


Should you have any questions regarding registrations, please contact the Registration Manager at +61 2 9265 0700 or by email at .

Cancellations and Amendments
Registration, social function(s) or accommodation cancellations and amendments cannot be accepted over the telephone. All cancellations and amendments must be advised in writing to


Cancellations received up to and including Monday, 7 June 2021 will receive a full refund, less $150.00 administration fee payable upon cancellation. Cancellations received between Tuesday, 8 June 2021 and Tuesday, 29 June 2021 will receive a 50% refund less $150.00 administration fee payable upon cancellation. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Wednesday, 30 June 2021.

As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another person until Wednesday, 30 June 2021 without incurring any extra cost. All amendments, including transfers, made after this date will incur a $40.00 transfer fee.

Registration Types

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to the
Exbitor Drinks (Friday)
Cocktail Function
Trainee Day (Friday) Kester
Face to face Full
Face to face Trainee
Face to face Retired
Anaesthetist Registration
Virtual Registration
Trainee Day
Registration Only

Standard Registration

The deadline for Standard Registration is Friday, 2 July 2021. You must register before this date to receive the standard rate. After this date, all new and unpaid registrations will be charged a $50.00 late fee.

Day Registration

Day registration is permitted for a single day attendance only. If you would like to attend more than one day, a full registration must be purchased. You must register and pay before Friday, 2 July 2021 to receive this rate. After this date, all new and unpaid registration will be charged a $50.00 late fee.

Retired Members

Retired ASA members will be offered complimentary registration for the entire Congress. Should you wish to attend any of the Congress social functions, these will be charged at the stated ticket prices.

Virtual Registrations

Virtual attendees will be able to watch all sessions on Saturday and Sunday in rooms Q1-2 and M1-2 via a live stream on the Meeting Online Program Portal.  These sessions will also be recorded, and made available after the Meeting for on-demand viewing.  Sessions in M3 and M4 will be available to view on an on-demand basis, if the presenters provide pre-recorded content to be used for this purpose.  No sessions in rooms M3 or M4 will be live-streamed or recorded on the day, and no workshops or case conferences are available to virtual attendees.

ASA Advanced Trainee financial members

ASA members may claim one complimentary National Scientific Congress (NSC) or Combined Scientific Congress (CSC) registration during their Advanced/Provisional Fellow Training (APFT) or first year as an Ordinary member.

To be eligible to claim, you must meet the following criteria:

1. You must have been a financial ASA Advanced/Provisional Fellow Trainee for two years.
2. You can only claim the NSC/CSC reimbursement once and excludes workshops, sundries, travel and accommodation.
3. You must supply the following supporting documentation to our Membership Services team via email:
*NSC/CSC Registration Receipt – please register online for the NSC/CSC.
*ASA Membership Receipts (current year and last year).
*Your Bank Account details so our Finance Team can process the refund via EFT.

If you have any further questions please contact our Membership Services Team on 1800 806 654.


Special rates have been negotiated for delegates at a range of hotels near the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. These rates are only available to congress delegates and bookings MUST be made via the online registration form when registration opens in April 2021.


New accommodation bookings will be available via Congress registration from late April 2021.

Prices listed are in Australian dollars and are per night. Prices are room only rates unless otherwise specified.

All booking requests, cancellations and amendments must be sent in writing to the Registration Manager at .

Please note: Credit card details will be required to pay the deposit and secure your booking. These details will officially confirm your booking. Each guest is responsible for settling their own account upon check-out. All cancellation fees will be charged to the card provided.

Please click on each individual hotel photo to display property details and pricing below.




Room availaility

Every effort is made to satisfy accommodation requests; however, accommodation is offered on a first-in basis and is subject to availability. We strongly encourage you to make your accommodation booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment and secure these special congress rates.

Emporium Hotel South Bank

For any cancellations between 30 – 8 days prior to arrival, a fee of the first nights accommodation will be processed on the credit card provided by the individual guest.

Within 7 days prior to arrival the full cancellation of the booking will apply.

Ivy Eve Apartments

Bookings cancelled in their entirety 30 to 1 day prior and No Shows will be charged a cancellation fee equal to one (1) night’s deposit, which will be retained by The Hotel. For reductions in stay dates, no fee will apply if notification of the change is provided to the hotel outside of 24 hours of the changed date.

Mantra South Bank Brisbane

In the case of individual room cancellations made between 1/07/2021 and 14/07/2021, the following fee will apply:

* If the booking is for three (3) nights or less ; one (1) night fee will be charged for each cancelled accommodation room.


* If the booking is for four (4) nights or more ; two (2) nights fee will be charged for each cancelled accommodation room.

In the case of individual room cancellations made between 15/07/2021 and 22/07/2021, 100% of accommodation will be charged for each cancelled accommodation room.

On check in delegates are required to pay the full balance of their accommodation.

No Show Guests are charged 100% cancellation fee for each no show accommodation room.

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: 7.00pm-10.30pm
Dress Code: Cocktail Dress
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

Educational Sponsors

Equipment Sponsors


Exhibitor Listing
AFT Pharmaceuticals 31 Interpharma 4
ANZCA20 Intersurgical Australia 45
Arcomed 26 Karl Storz Endoscopy 28
ASA ASA BOOTH Lateral Medical 49
Baxter 32 Medical Business Systems 33
BD 50-51 MediPress 12
Bongiorno 8 Medistar 15
BOQ 5 MediTrust 9
BTC Health 24 Medtronic 43 – 44
CleanSpace Technology 16 Mindray Australia 29-30
Cutting Edge Software 36 MSD 54-55
Diagnostica Stago 21 Pall Corporation 7
Draeger 40-41 Rural Locum Assistance Program 38
F + P Healthcare 27 Seqirus GOLD PARTNER
Fujifilm Sonosite 46-47 Surgical Specialities 48
GE Healthcare Australia 52-53 Theatre Caps 19
Grimsey 42 TRUSTMOST 1
HosPortal 6 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.

Children At Congress

We are taking expressions of interest for onsite childcare facilities at BCEC during the main conference dates.

Please email the Meeting organisers on for further details and provide:

*Dates childcare is needed
*Start and finish times
*Number of children / ages
*Any other relevant details

A member of the Organising team will then contact you to request any further details in due course.