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POCAPALOOZA | Sydney: Education, education, education.

"It also must start and end in primary care"

This piece is a fascinating in-depth conversation moving through various medical perspectives on perioperative medicine from Australia and New Zealand. A real highlight of the festival. How has perioperative medicine evolved over the years around the world? What's the status of Perioperative Care as a specialty? How does one specialise in this area, in terms of education?

Discussing the development of the International Board:- "We decided perioperative education should not only be available for developed countries". We hear that TopMedTalk engaging with the African Perioperative Research Group (APORG) has helped move the cause of perioperative care forward, both in Africa and elsewhere.

The conversation further evolves: Once educated how do we demonstrate the value of perioperative practice? How do we launch projects that will really make a difference? Where, from a research perspective, do the more fruitful areas of investigation present themselves? Would a minimum data set help? Moving to clinical trials we hear how research is being conducted, both the challenges and the sources of success.

"Perioperative medicine is a team sport" - how do we use the interdisciplinary aspect of what we do to enhance our educational options?

Regular listeners to TopMedTalk may recall the series we did about the Perioperative Special Interest Group (SIG) - if you want more details of

The ANZCA Clinical Trials Network can be found at

Also, The International Board of Perioperative Medicine is here:

Further, make sure you check out for more information on the perioperative medicine short course we discuss.

And Perioperative Medicine for The Junior Clinician is available here:

Presented by Desiree Chappell alongside co-host Ross Kerridge, Anaesthetist from Newcastle in Australia - sometimes called the 'Father of Perioperative Medicine'. Guests are Jill Van Acker, Staff Specialist Anaesthetist and Clinical Lead Perioperative Services, Canberra Hospital, and Chair of the ANZ Perioperative Special Interest Group; Vanessa Beavis, President, Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, & until recently Director of Perioperative Services, Auckland District Health Board; Prof. Jackie Close Orthogeriatrician at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney and Clinical Director of the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at Neuroscience Research Australia; Prof. Dave Story, Head of the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network, and Chair of the Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Unit within the University of Melbourne Medical School. Joel Symons, Anaesthetist at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and Senior Lecturer at Monash University, Leader in the development of Educational Programs based at Monash University and member of International Board of Perioperative Medicine.

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