An Invitation from the Convenor

We’re really excited about hosting the 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) in Perth in November 2018.

Our theme – ‘On the Edge’ – reflects Perth’s location looking out over the beautiful Indian Ocean at sunset and also neatly leads on to multiple different facets of life in Emergency Medicine:

On the edge of life and death; on the edge of society; on the edge of the future while remembering the past; on the edge of new technologies; on the edge of our own personal wellbeing.

Come and soak yourselves in the delights of Western Australia. Come early and spend some time in the world class holiday and wine region that is Margaret River. Stay late and explore Rottnest, the Coral Coast or the Great Southern Region.

Come and update your knowledge and skills at the largest Australasian Emergency Medicine Meeting of the year in the sunniest capital city in Australia.

The social program will include an opening reception in King’s Park looking over the beautiful city skyline and a gala dinner looking over Elizabeth Quay – a brand new inlet reuniting the river and the city.

Multiple activities will be planned throughout the week including fun runs, cycling, yoga and river cruises. Families will also be catered for with multiple suggestions for daily activities.

Pre and post workshops will allow you to extend your trip. Topics are ‘to be confirmed’ but Toxicology, Wilderness Medicine and Ultrasound will no doubt feature heavily.

We look forward to hosting you in Perth in November.

Dr Peter Allely
Convenor ACEM ASM 2018


Important Dates

Sponsorship & exhibition prospectus released
19 November 2017

Call for plenary & interactive submissions

Early bird registration opens Now open

Call for abstracts Closed

Early bird registration closes 15 August 2018

Our Keynote Speakers are:

Dr Ken Milne (Canada) of the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine, Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) and EM abstracts fame.

Associate Professor Anna Holdgate (Australia) – Sydney based Emergency Physician with a distinguished record in Australasian Emergency Medicine as a researcher, teacher and mentor.

Associate Professor Eillyne Seow (Singapore) – Vice President and founding figure of the Singapore College of Emergency Physicians with a strong clinical and research interest in geriatrics, diagnostic error and patient safety.

Dr Martin Than (New Zealand) – Director of Emergency Medicine Research at Christchurch Hospital, prominent chest pain and cardiac biomarker researcher, and with a deep interest in new technologies and artificial intelligence.

Not to mention many other exciting speakers both new and established.

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