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2022 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Austin Health

Perioperative Medicine Symposium, Melbourne

We take great pleasure in inviting you to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Austin Health Perioperative Medicine symposium from 26-29 August 2022. The aim is for an easily accessible meeting and provides a great opportunity for interaction with perioperative clinicians, including anaesthetists, surgeons, nurses, and allied health practitioners from around Australia and New Zealand.

The meeting will cover current best practice across a broad range of topics in perioperative medicine on the Saturday and a range of workshops on the Friday, Sunday, and Monday of the program.

Our program also includes several prominent speakers, including:

  • Professor Christobel Saunders, AO, James Stuart Chair of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne.

  • Professor Andrew Somogyi, Professor of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, University of Adelaide.

  • Professor Suzanne Chambers, AO, Executive Dean, Faculty of Heath Sciences, Australian Catholic University.

  • Dr Vanessa Beavis, Specialist Anaesthetist, Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand, and Immediate Past President, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

  • Professor Ismail Gôgenur, Director, Centre for Surgical Science (CSS), Denmark

The scientific program on Saturday 27 August at the RACV Club in Melbourne is broad ranging and will cover aspects spanning the entire perioperative journey, from preoperative (for example prehabilitation and cardiac optimisation), intraoperative (myocardial and microcirculation protection) and postoperatively (pain management and cancer care), with emphasis on the value proposition of perioperative medicine and accessibility to care. We look forward to this face-to-face meeting.

In addition to the symposium, we’ll be holding several workshops on Friday and Sunday at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Austin Health in Melbourne. These are hospital-based workshops covering key skills and scenarios in medicine. Workshops range from cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary exercise testing and prehabilitation, advanced haemodynamic and brain monitoring, medical simulation, anaphylaxis, and difficult airway. Please refer to the program for the full list of workshops.

We’re committed to reducing the environmental impact of the symposium and are incorporating a holistic approach that includes, but is not restricted to, areas such as reducing written materials and reducing the use of plastics and nonbiodegradable materials.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne for a meeting with an outstanding scientific and workshop program from leading local and international medical practitioners.


Professor Bernhard Riedel and Professor Laurence Weinberg





Registration is now open. ANZCA and FPM fellows and trainees can register online using their college ID.


All other members including allied health members and other medical specialties can also register online. Please select “Create a new account” and enter your details. Once you are set up, search for the event and register. You will also be able to use your ID number and password to register for future meetings. If you require assistance, please contact ANZCA events.


COVID Safe Event Attendance Guidelines: The VCCC Alliance is committed to maintaining the highest COVID safe standards for our in-person and hybrid events and meetings (‘events’). These standards are particularly important for events hosted in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building to ensure we continue to protect patients with cancer, their families and medical staff who are moving through the same building.

As at 25 May 2022 if you are a visitor or alliance member colleague housed externally to the building (‘visitor’) and you are registered to attend a VCCC Alliance event in person, the COVID safe attendance guidelines will apply.



Various workshops will take place at Austin Health and Peter MacCallum Cancer centre on Friday 26 August and Sunday 28 August.  You must register for the symposium at the RACV Club on Saturday 27 August to attend a workshop.





The 2022 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Austin Health Perioperative Medicine Symposium meeting gratefully acknowledges the healthcare industry who are generously supporting this meeting.


We would like to thank our platinum sponsor:

We also thank our exhibitors:




Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program may claim this event under the ‘Knowledge and Skills’ activity learning sessions. Certificates of attendance will be available for those claiming study leave.


OnDemand material available

At the conclusion of the meeting, the presentations from Saturday 27 August will be available to view.


This meeting will be delivered by the ANZCA in-house professional conference organiser.  For further information, please contact:

ANZCA Events team

630 St Kilda Road

Melbourne VIC 3004

T: +61 3 9510 6299

Terms & Conditions

Please visit our event terms and conditions for the 2022 Peter MacCallum and Austin Health Perioperative Symposium.

Join the conversation on Twitter by using the event hashtag #PMAH22

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