Tasmanian Joint CME

Tasmanian Joint CME


The Tasmanian Regional Committee of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists is involved in training, continuing medical education and issues pertaining to anaesthesia in Tasmania. The committee advises the ANZCA Council on regional issues, convenes continuing medical education events for Fellows, runs examination preparation courses for trainees and provides a forum for liaison between training hospitals and the College.


 Tasmanian Mid Winter Workshop, Saturday August 26, 2017, Barnbougle


 This year’s mid-winter workshop, to be held on Saturday August 26, 2017, moves to the North-East of Tasmania to one of Australia’s top golfing destinations, Barnbougle. The theme of the one-day workshop – InnO2vate – brings together a complete breathing experience for delegates. Here you will not only be able to attend a hands-on breathing emergency workshop, you can also hear and discuss innovative airway research as you breathe the fresh clean air that abounds at Barnbougle.

Why not tee off a great weekend with this complete ‘breathing’ package? Delegates can tackle one of two famous golf courses at Barnbougle, located in the rugged North-East Coast of Tasmania on a coastal strip where “stark beaches fold into undulating farmlands”, or just relax, unwind and socialise with colleagues over a conference dinner overlooking the links.

The meeting will offer a ‘CICO’ workshop conferring important CPD points, where small numbers allow plenty of hands-on learning and interaction with faculty.

A dynamic and interesting array of speakers will be presenting. This includes Dr Paul Lee-Archer, a paediatric anaesthetist at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, who will be talking on two topics, ‘trans-nasal humidified rapid-insufflation ventilator exchange (THRIVE) in children’ and ‘reducing anxiety with dexmedetomidine in kids (RAD KIDS)’.

Dr Sasanka Dhara, an anaesthetist who is widely published in techniques for retrograde intubation, will be presenting on guided tracheal intubation with a wire-tracking tube, and in recognition of the 25th anniversary of ANZCA Dr Colin Chilvers will speak about the Tasmanian anaesthetists who were amongst a handful of pioneers who oversaw the formation of our College.

And this is just a taste. Many more interesting speakers will be contributing to this unique and stimulating day.

Numbers are limited to 40 so you will need to register as soon as possible. On-line registrations are expected to open in mid June 2017.

A program and registration form will also be available by mid June 2017. 


For more information on the regional continuing medical education activities, please email Janette Papps on  tas@anzca.edu.au.