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Invitation from the Presidents and Dean

We are delighted to invite you to Singapore for the combined Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). This innovative meeting will explore the important theme ‘Working together for our patients’. The convenors and the organising committees have developed a remarkable scientific program to engage and involve you.

The organising committees from both Colleges have embraced the opportunity to work collaboratively to develop a meeting which allows surgeons, anaesthetists, pain medicine physicians and trainees to join together for both the academic and social programs, ensuring the 2014 ASM and ASC will be memorable meetings for all who attend.

The program includes joint plenaries, sessions of interest for both surgeons and anaesthetists, as well as over 40 joint concurrent sessions across both programs, many with participants from both Colleges, and the Faculty of Pain Medicine sharing their insights into clinical problems affecting all groups. The program will be enriched by leading speakers from Asia, Eurpore, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Hosted at an iconic Singapore venue, the Sands Expo and Convention Center, delegates will experience the highest level of Asian hospitality and appreciate the cosmopolitan atmosphere of this vibrant multicultural city. An impressive social program will be an opportunity for us to meet more informally as friends and colleagues and celebrate this unique meeting and venue. A combined Welcome Reception will open the meeting, and an extraordinary Gala Dinner will fittingly close it in spectacular style.

FPM Scientific Convenor Dr Lewis Holford has also developed an exciting program for the Faculty of Pain Medicine Refresher Course Day on Sunday, May 4. The theme of this meeting will be ‘Pain at the cutting edge: surgery and pain’.

Our thanks are extended to our colleagues in the healthcare industry for their generous support of both the ASM and ASC.

Congratulations to all Fellows and others who have dedicated their time and expertise for what promises to be an outstanding scientific meeting for both Colleges and the Faculty of Pain Medicine.

We look forward to welcoming you in spectacular Singapore from May 5 to 9, 2014 for this unique, memorable and collaborative meeting.

 Michael Hollands  Lindy Roberts  Brendan Moore
Associate Professor
Michael Hollands
Dr Lindy Roberts Associate Professor
Brendan Moore
RACS President ANZCA President FPM Dean