This congress is only the 7th combined event for the Australian and the New Zealand Societies.
The aims of this National Scientific Congress are “to challenge, enthuse, educate and enhance” the working lives of anaesthetists (quoted from Dr Piers Robertson, convenor).
Dr Piers Robertson – convenor
This particular Congress is honoured by the participation of Professor John B. West – who wrote the book on respiratory physiology that formed the basis of understanding of the concepts that underpin our daily work. He gained his medical undergraduate, MD and DSc degrees from Adelaide University; he worked with Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan expedition of 1960-61 (and led the 1981 American Medical Research Expedition to Everest) and advised NASA. He nominates his book “Respiratory Physiology – the Essentials” as one of his favorite publications.
It will be a highlight for us all to meet him at the congress.
Prof. John B. West