Annual Scientific Meeting

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Registration for the 2020 ASM is now open! Click here now to register!

Friday 29 – Sunday 31 May 2020.

Venue: Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland.

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The 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting is returning to the Gold Coast, to member favourite – The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, with the re-endorsement program on Friday and Saturday 29/30 May and the Annual Scientific Meeting held on Sunday 31 May. To allow people to get home on Sunday (should they desire), the ASM will finish at 12.30pm.

For accommodation bookings only click here.

 Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast, 71 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217. Phone: (07) 5577 0000

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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.

Friday & Saturday: ASDA Sedation Reendorsement Program  (CPD: 12 Scientific Hours)

Since 2016, all ASDA Sedation Reendorsement courses have consisted of 2 days : being a blend of skills refresher workshops, and 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. Designed to prepare participants for the simulations, but 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.

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)

Sunday: Annual Scientific Meeting (CPD:  Scientific Hours) : 8am – 12.30pm

The program for the Annual Scientific meeting is coming, and includes 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 for future ASMs, or nominate to contribute to future meetings by presenting a topic please email us at cc

BELISARIO AWARD DINNER – Every three years, we award the Belisario Award, which recognises outstanding contribution in Australia to the discipline of pain and anxiety control in Dentistry. It is awarded to someone 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, and in 2018 it went to our President, Dr Greg Mahoney.

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).

We continuously update a list of potential speakers / topics of interest to our members. To add suggestions to the list, please advise Dr Robert Turnbull, ASDA Conference Convener at:

Past conference information:

ASDA ASM PROGRAM 31 May – 02 Jun 2019

ASDA ASM PROGRAM 21-23 Jun 2018




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


ASDA ASM Program 2012