Category Archives: CPD

AnSafe Meeting Weds 10th August

Next AnSafe Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday 10th August 2022
  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Topic: AnSafe (Submit agenda items here.)
  • Chair: Alastair Scarr
  • Venue: Video conference (link will be emailed via AnSafe.)

Agenda will be circulated via AnSafe.

Before the meeting could I ask you to please download the “Poll Everywhere” app – available for both Apple and Android

A note on AnSafe Meetings: Both Pindara Private Hospital and the Gold Coast Private Hospital consider 50% attendance at these
meetings essential to continued accreditation of anaesthetists.

On attending you will be able to claim 2 credits per hour ANZCA CPD points.

Submit agenda items on the AnSafe page.

Pindara Grand Rounds Thu 22nd October 2020

WHEN:                 6.15pm – 9.00pm Thursday, 23nd October 2020

WHERE:               The Lakeside Terrace HOTA (Formerly known as The Arts Centre Gold Coast) 135 Bundall Rd  Surfers Paradise


  • 6.15pm                 Registration & welcome drinks
  • 6.40pm                 Dinner served
  • 7.00pm                 Presentation#1 Dr David Deller
  • 8.00pm                 Presentation#2 Dr Dylan Wilson
  • 9.00pm                 Close

RSVP is essential. Registrations close Monday 24 February

Case Conference Monday 4th May 7pm

Next Video Conference

UPDATE: – meeting cancelled

  • Meeting: Case conference
  • Topic: Please email cases to Ian Cameron by Friday lunchtime, the agenda will be sent via AnSafe Friday evening
  • Date: Monday 4th May
  • Time: 7pm – 8pm
  • Medium: Video conference via GoToMeeting
About Case Conferences

Regular Case Conferences are held via video conference. You earn 2 points per hour under the Practice Evaluation category for case discussions/conferencing. (More details are in Appendix 11.)

Anaphylaxis Workshop Saturday 29th July

Helen Crilly  is running another Anaphylaxis workshop at John Flynn Hospital. This workshop is approved by ANZCA as an Emergency Response Activity for CPD purposes.

  • Venue: Auditorium, John Flynn Hospital
  • Date and Time: Saturday 29th July
  • Cost: Nil
  • Workshop description: The format involves some pre-reading, then practically using the updated anaphylaxis box to complete 3 different case scenarios in pairs, followed by a small group discussion to debrief and time for questions at the end. It will take 90 minutes.

To register, please log in and submit the form on the Anaphylaxis page.

Clinical meeting Friday 28th July

(Posted on behalf of Peter McLaren.)

  • Date: Friday 28th July, 2017
  • Time: 5.30 for 6.00pm
  • Topic: Nerve Block Workshop
  • Presenter: Stuart Greenway from Admedus
  • Venue: Gold Coast Private Hospital


Due to conflicts with every other date we could come up with, Stuart Greenway from Admedus has offered to hold a nerve block workshop in the evening on Friday, 28th July and it’s at GCPH! There will be a couple of presenters, an u/s machine and the usual food and drink. The company felt that for a workshop with small numbers and a short time, it would be difficult applying to ANZCA for higher points.

Still, it is an opportunity for those who do blocks in particular to network with others and discuss any problems they be having with equipment, assistants or their working environment. GCPH is close to GCUH and I would hope that the change of venue may attract some anaesthetists who work at both hospitals and find the trip to Pindara for other meetings a little difficult. It is a Friday but it should be over by 7.30!

I am trying the occasional Wednesday and here is a new venue. Please make every effort to support these local meetings!


Peter McLaren

AnSafe Meeting Friday 21st April

(posted on behalf of Alison Herdman)

The next Ansafe Meeting will be held on the Friday after Easter which is April 21st.

The meeting will be held as usual at the Southport Anaesthetic Services HQ at Minnie St and will start at 6pm promptly.

If you have any agenda items for Pindara, GCPH, GCSH or any issue which is bothering you please email me directly, or;

  • For Pindara James Derrick
  • For GCPH Adrian Skidmore or Stuart Green
  • For the GCSH Phil Lo
  • JFH have their own Anaesthetic Meetings which are chaired by Di Sapwell but very often Pindara issues are Ramsay issues so items overlap. Andrew Cairncross is the Anaesthetic MAC representative at JFH

You can also submit agenda items online from the GCAPE AnSafe page.

Alison Herdman.

Pindara Grand Rounds

Attendance counts towards ANZCA CPD – claim 2 hours (4 credits) under “Practice Evaluation – Case Discussions/Conferencing”

WHEN: 6.15pm – 9.00pm Thursday, 16 February 2017

WHERE: The Lakeside Terrace The Arts Centre Gold Coast 135 Bundall Rd Surfers Paradise


6.15pm Registration & welcome drinks

6.40pm Dinner served

7.00pm Presentation#1 Dr Bhaskar Chakravarty

8.00pm Presentation#2 Dr Scott Blundell and Dr Catherine Stewart

9.00pm Close

RSVP is essential. Registrations close Monday 13 February 2017.