Category Archives: Education

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


(Posted on behalf of Naomi Pearson)

Dear all,

I would like to invite everyone to attend the SPANZA Paediatric Anaesthetic Update meeting to be held at GCUH on February 29th next year. This meeting is a fantastic opportunity to hear local and interstate speakers give practical updates on a variety of paediatric anaesthetic topics. We are also running three workshops to get some hands on experience but numbers are limited so get in quick! It is open to all anaesthetists, anaesthetic registrars, nurses and anaesthetic technicians so please invite your colleagues and assistants. Registrations are open at;

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Naomi Pearson

Tapentadol Information Evening

(Posted on behalf of Philippa Hall.)

Good morning everybody.

Seqirus , the company behind Palexia have organised 2 dinner meetings for Gold Coast Anaesthetists.

The first one is at the Little Truffle on Wednesday 17th October.

The second is at Lake Front Bistro at Carrara on Wednesday 24th October.

Both meetings are catered and have Dr. Tim Grice speaking about Palexia.

You can make your reservation by clicking on the following links. (Sorry, I’ve had to hide these links from public access so you’ll have to log in to access them – I.C.)

Please log in to access booking links

Please RSVP as soon as possible so the Seqirus rep is able to organise the evenings.

Many thanks


Pindara Grand Rounds – Thursday 22nd March 2018


WHEN: 6.15pm – 9.00pm Thursday, 15 June 2017

WHERE: The Lakeside Terrace, HOTA, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise


  • 6.15pm Registration & welcome drinks
  • 6.40pm Dinner served
  • 7.00pm Presentation#1 Dr Hanlon Sia (Haematology)
  • 8.00pm Presentation#2 Dr Sean Holland (O&G)
  • 9.00pm Close

RSVP is essential.


I have checked with the college and you can claim 2 hours (4 credits) under “Practice Evaluation – Case Discussions/Conferencing”. Participation certificates are handed out on the night, please contact Kathryn O’Reilly at for enquiries.

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

Clinical meeting Wednesday 19th July

(Posted on behalf of Peter McLaren.)

  • Date: Wednesday 19th July
  • Time: 5.30 for 6.00pm
  • Topic: Myasthenia gravis and anaesthesia – is it all now just a non-event?
  • Presenter: Peter McLaren
  • Venue: Pindara Boardroom.

The topic is a case presentation and review of the literature by me on ‘myasthenia gravis and anaesthesia – is it all now just a non-event?’ I would hope that others might also have contributions to the discussion. The venue is the boardroom, Pindara Hospital. Note that this is located in the main hospital at the end of the corridor leading from the main entrance in Allchurch St. 5.30 for 6. Food and drink supplied. Sponsored by Stephen Shields from MSD, the distributers of sugammadex, who will give a short presentation from 5.45. Surgeons interested in the topic are welcome to attend.

Clinical Meeting, Friday 3rd March

(Posted on behalf of Peter McLaren)


Although I distributed notices of these dates earlier, I apologise for this late reminder. This Friday, Helen Crilly will present several cases of anaphylaxis that profile the presentation and management of this gut-tightening anaesthetic emergency. The venue is the boardroom of Pindara Hospital, situated at the end of the main entrance corridor. 5.30 for 6. Food and drink supplied. Please RSVP for catering purposes.

The sponsor will be Nicole Marr from Teleflex, who are the current marketing agents in Australia for the LMA range of products. LMA have recently released a couple of new and exciting (well, for me, anyway) products.


Peter McLaren