Block day - Saturday, 14 November 2020


The 2020 Short course blockday is a single day to interact with specialists in the field of perioperative medicine. We provide an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the online course to case studies and introduce other important areas in Perioperative Medicine.

We are delighted to welcome a very experienced faculty to provide high quality sessions.

All catering is provided including an on site barista!

Please note that the Short Course Blockday is only open to consultants (proof will be required at the time of registration). However consultants and trainees can enrol for the online only mode of participation.



Saturday 14 November 2020
8.00 AM to 5 PM (contact hours 7.45 hours)


Where is the day held?

The blockday session will be held at the following location:

Central Clinical School,
Level 5,
The Alfred Centre
99 Commercial Road
VIC 3004
P:+61 (03) 9903 0958

Please click here to view the Alfred Hospital Map. Please follow the red-dotted line in the map


Blockday Activities

2020 Block day
  •  Small Group Sessions
  •  Case Discussions
  •  Lecture plus panel Q&A

Blockday structure*

Small Group Sessions
  •  Advance Care Planning in the Perioperative Period – Dr. Matthew Richardson
  •  Pre-operative investigations – Dr. John Reeves
  •  Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – Professor Matthew Naughton / Dr. Glenn Downey
  •  The Cardiac Patient for non-cardiac Surgery – Dr. Sesto Cairo
  •  Perioperative Anticoagulation / Transfusion - Dr. Amanda Davis
  •  Perioperative Diabetes - Prof. Dave Story
  •  Perioperative Care of the Elderly Patient - Dr. Margot Lodge
Lecture plus panel Q&A
  •  Perioperative Smoking Cessation - Dr. Ashley Webb
  •  Perioperative / Enhanced Recovery Pathways – 'Are they worth it?' - Dr. Tom Poulton

*Please Note: Topics and speakers are subject to change. 2019 Blockday Timetable shown.
2020 Blockday Timetable to be confirmed.

The blockday is conducted over 9 hours from approximately 8am till 5pm.
Students are divided into small groups (between 10 and 14) and rotate through the case studies.
Typically there are 6 rotations of approximately an hour each.


What is included on the day?

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are included as well as an all-day complimentary barista.

Parking and transport is not included.


Getting there


  •  Car - For visitors who are interested in car parking, click on the link here to view parking details.
  •  Taxi - There is a taxi rank on Commercial Road, directly outside The Alfred Hospital. A phone booking service is available in the foyer at the main entrance to the Hospital.

Public transport

  •  Tram - Take the tram marked route 72 from Flinders Street station and alight on Commercial Rd (tram stop is just outside the hospital main entrance)
  •  Train - Prahran Railway Station is only a short stroll along Greville St from The Alfred Centre.
  •  Bus - Bus routes from the city 216, 219 and 220 will take passengers to The Alfred Centre and route 246 from Richmond Station

For a public transport route planner, click on the Public Transport of Victoria link here

Please allow approximately 45minutes from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.


Ask a question

Please click below to contact the Course Administrator: Ms. Catherine Pound




Fees: AUD $2200 (inc GST)

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