Welcome from the ASA NSC 2014 Convenor
Dr Anthony Coorey
On behalf of the Organising Committee it gives me great pleasure to invite you to the Gold Coast from October 4th - 7th 2014, for the ASA’s 73rd National Scientific Congress.
The theme for the 2014 NSC is Practice, Precision and Professionalism. This is reflected in our choice of international and Australian invited speakers. William Harrop-Griffiths and David Bogod join us from the United Kingdom to explore issues in Regional Anaesthesia, Obstetric Anaesthesia, Medicine and the Law and Professional and Ethical Conduct. Michael Barrington is our Australian invited speaker and will discuss issues with ultrasound, vascular access and regional anaesthesia. The Kester Brown lecturer is Mr. Tony Morris QC, who was famously chair of the Bundaberg Hospital Commission of Inquiry in a distinguished legal career.
Added to this is an extensive program of refresher course lectures, SIG lectures and workshops, research and poster presentations and a new stream of sessions focused on practice management and professional issues. There will be opportunity to participate in both workshops and small group discussion activities.
This meeting is the only major scientific meeting in Australia for the 2014 calendar year. We have chosen the Gold Coast in early October for the favourable weather and vast accommodation and co-curricular entertainment options. The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is a world-class venue and there is a varied and exciting social program to allow for more relaxed discussion opportunities.
As alluded to earlier we are trialling a new program this year to enable partners with a practice management bent an opportunity to refresh their knowledge of current professional, workplace and workforce issues as part of the congress.
We look forward to your support and attendance in 2014.
Dr Anthony Coorey
Convenor 73rd ASA NSC 2014