Annual Scientific Meeting

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The 2019 ASM is now over.

Save the dates for next year:

Friday 29 – Sunday 31 May 2020.

Venue: Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland.

ASDA ASM PROGRAM 31 May – 02 Jun 2019

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The 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting was held at Pepper’s Noosa, with the reendorsement program on Friday 31 May and Saturday 01 June and the Annual Scientific Meeting held on Sunday 02 June. To allow most people to get home on Sunday, the ASM finished at 12.30pm. 

 Venue: Peppers Noosa, QLD: 33A Viewland Dr, Noosa Heads QLD 4567. Phone: (07) 5455 2200


Following feedback from members, we have moved the ASM away from the end of the year, right over the weekend to minimise days off work. 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.

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

Friday: 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 decided to make it an integral part of the ASDA Sedation Reendorsement program. Since 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. 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.

Saturday: 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)

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

The program for the Annual Scientific meeting is here now!, 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




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