Annual Scientific Meeting

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The 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting is now over. We had a wonderful time on the Gold Coast and congratulate Dr Greg Mahoney on receipt of his well deserved 2018 Belisario Award.

NOTICE: Date change: Following suggestions from the membership at the AGM, next year’s (2019) Annual Scientific Meeting has been moved to Friday/Saturday/Sunday 31 May – 02 June to reduce impact on week day work time. It is still going to be held at Peppers Resort and Villas in Noosa, on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, so put it in your diary!

Call for papers / speakers: Please send suggestions for speakers and topics to and

2018 Details: Final ASDA ASM PROGRAM 21-23 Jun 2018

 Venue: The Sofitel Gold Coast BroadbeachHotel - Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

81 Surf Parade

Tel: (+61)7/55922250
Fax: (+61)7/55923747

To book your accommodation separately or to check the latest accommodation rates you can also click here now

After the successful introduction of ASDA’s new SIMMAN ALS in 2017 and great revues of the Sofitel from conference delegates, in 2018 we will be returning to the Gold Coast. Also, following feedback from members to move the ASM away from the end of the year, this year we will be shifting it to 21-23 June 2018, so it’s not in the crazy time at the end of the year. We hope you like it!

At the ASM, we have a program of top local speakers with advice and updates to keep you current, inspired and confident that you are able to provide safe and effective sedation service to your patients.

Thursday & Friday 21/22 June 2018: ASDA Sedation Reendorsement Program  (CPD: 12 Scientific Hours) The Sofitel 

Thursday: Sedation Reendorsement Course – Day 1 Due to overwhelming participant feedback and the success of the Emergency Skills Management Course in improving participant performance during sedation reindorsement simulations, ASDA has decided to make it an integral part of the ASDA Sedation Reendorsement program. From 2016, all ASDA Sedation Reendorsement courses have consisted of 2 days :- day 1 being the skills refresher workshops, and day 2 being the simulated medical emergencies.

Can you implement BLS/ALS and ABCD protocols in an emergency? These workshops will develop the practical skills and knowledge to recognise and manage the deteriorating patient and medical emergencies. This day is designed to prepare participants for the Friday simulations, but is also very useful if you are operating on sedated patients or have already done your re-endorsement elsewhere to improve your performance in future emergencies.

Friday: Sedation Reendorsement Program – Day 2 The ultimate immersive experience with hi-fidelity simulation of medical emergencies to improve performance, teamwork and communications during emergencies. This is an accredited refresher course for AHPRA re-endorsement of intravenous dental sedationists. (Limited to 36 participants)

Saturday 23 June 2018: Annual Scientific Meeting (CPD: 6.5 Scientific Hours) : The Sofitel

The program for the Annual Scientific meeting is currently being finalised, but will include essential updates on pharmacology, patient management, emergency management, and regulations and is your best opportunity for CPD in Sedation in Australia.

Remember, if you are practising sedation, you need to be doing CPD in sedation!

If you would like to suggest a topic or update, or nominate to contribute to future meetings by presenting a topic please email us at cc

BELISARIO AWARD DINNER Saturday 23 June 2018 – This year we will be awarding the Belisario Award which recognises outstanding contribution in Australia to the discipline of pain and anxiety control in Dentistry. It is awarded every 3 years to one who is considered to have made an outstanding contribution to some facet or facets of this field. It may be in academic, teaching, advancement of knowledge, or in administration or furtherance of the policies and philosophies of the Society.  In 2015 it was awarded to Dr Andre Viljoen.

The next Belisario year will be 2021.  Nominations will be open in 2020 and can be forwarded to ASDA Secretary, Dr Angelo Preketes on who will forward it to the Award committee (consisting of past Belisario winners).

Past conference information:




Synopsis Medical emergencies Training 2014_08_11 _ ASDA 2014 – Our Courses

ASDA 2014 Conference Program

Paediatric Sedation Outside the Operating Room Sponsored by Harvard University 

ASDA 2013 Conference Highlights