And in a marked change to previous years, the organising committee is inviting submissions for presentation at the ASM, a move designed to attract and hear from as many FACEMs and trainees as possible when the event gets underway in November.

“At every ASM we see high quality presentations from well-known researchers and educators. You know who those people are, and so do we, and we hope to ask many of them to present in Perth,” explains FACEM Professor Ian Rogers, Scientific Convenor for the meeting.

“We also know that with about 2500 FACEMs and as many trainees there must be many more potential presenters out there that are unknown or only known locally but who are really well suited to presenting at the ASM.

“They will have special interest or expertise in an area that aligns with the themes we plan for the meeting. We want to give them the opportunity to speak but to do so they need to let us know who they are.”

Expressions of interest to present Plenaries and Interactives at the ASM are now open. Submit your expression of interest for Plenaries and Interactives here. This will close 26 March.

Prompt decisions will be made on these submissions before a further Scientific Abstracts call that will be open from April to July. Depending on the subject matter it may be possible to submit as a scientific abstract a plenary proposal that was not successful. Every submission will be judged on its merits.

You can discover more about the submission process including the difference between a Plenary and Interactives, and Scientific Abstracts guidelines on the ASM 2018 website.

“These calls – both stages – are open to anyone but will be competitive. We want the best science to fill every part of every stream in the meeting,” Professor Rogers said.

“My role as the Chair of the meeting Scientific Committee is to put on a program with the best science, and in in the most engaging format possible.

“Our keynote speakers have already been announced and they will each bring their special interests and style to the meeting, with one of them opening each of the four days with a plenary presentation to the whole conference.

“One of the features of the meeting is that we plan to run less parallel streams than in the past to ensure that no presentation occurs in front of a small audience or an under-filled auditorium. Having only four streams will also make it much easier for delegates to move from room to room to get to the presentations they most want to see.”

Themes of the meeting that have already been identified include knowledge translation and decision making, resuscitation science and resuscitation technology.

Professor Rogers added: “Our whole organising committee is excited about showcasing our city and state. It isn’t often that the ASM crosses the Nullarbor and I know that for many attendees this will be their first west coast ASM and perhaps even their first trip to Western Australia.

“We look forward to seeing everyone in Perth.”

For further inquiries, please email the organising committee at [email protected]