Welcome to the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting

On behalf of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM), the organizing committee of the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting cordially invite you to join us in Hobart between 24th and 27th May 2018.

This year’s focus, Critical Care Cardiology, is one of the foundation stones of contemporary intensive care practice.

Invited speakers include Intensivists, Cardiologists and Cardiothoracic Surgeons from the cutting edge of clinical practice in our own region and beyond. The program will cover developments in both specialised aspects of cardiac intensive care as well as more general cardiac support topics that are central to all Intensivists. Paediatric cardiological ICU issues are included, as are concerns encountered as this special patient group grows to adulthood and enters the general ICU population. International speakers of the highest calibre from Europe, the United States and Great Britain have already been confirmed, including Michael Pinsky (Pittsburgh), Susanna Price (Brompton), Jean-Louis Teboul (Paris) and Peta Alexander (Boston). With such a diverse array of speaking talent this unique meeting will appeal to all practising Intensivists.

Hobart is Australia’s fastest growing tourist destination, for good reason. The city has evolved substantially over the last decade, and our ASM is centred on the waterfront in the heart of city’s main attractions. The Hotel Grand Chancellor provides state-of-the art facilities and Hobart’s compact design means that the venue is within easy stroll of both the CBD and a wide range of fine dining and award-winning entertainment venues. Family support facilities are available at the conference centre so all can attend the conference and associated attractions.

Our Thursday and Friday social events will embrace the true tastes and flavours of Tasmania, giving you a chance to indulge in some of the finest food and wine of our region whilst catching up with friends. Saturday evening will be one of celebration as we head to Wrest Point Casino for the ASM Dinner and Graduation Ceremony. With sweeping views of the harbour, this beautiful setting is ideal for us to come together as a College and celebrate the achievements of our New Fellows.

The grass roots nature of the theme, the world class speakers and the intensive social activities are sure to make this the best meeting of the year. We look forward to your company at the 2018 CICM ASM.