Some of the world’s leading anaesthetists, pain specialists and other medical practitioners from the healthcare sector were among 2,000 delegates and attendees meeting at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) last month for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), which celebrated its 25th anniversary.
The meeting has a tradition of successfully bringing together clinicians, science and industry to produce continual improvement in patient outcomes and safety.
‘Think Big’ was this year’s theme addressing topics of scientific, social as well as technological content, such as obesity, legislation around the eating habits of Australians and the use of medicinal cannabis, through 140 workshops and 40 concurrent sessions. The “Think Big” theme was also evident in the program’s activities with pop-up simulation emergency events using full-on emergency services and enacting a live theatre scenario on stage with doctors, nurses and technicians.
Among the facilities offered in the Centre, a crèche was available to the increasing number of women anaesthetists.