Social Program

Get #social at ACEM ASM 2023

We are proud to announce an exciting social program that will be taking place for the ASM 2023 in Canberra.

Australia’s capital city offers an array of new, fun and eclectic venues to showcase the food culture of the city. Have a look below to find out what’s on this year’s social calendar.

Welcome Reception

Welcome to Canberra for the 2023 ACEM ASM “ACTion Under Pressure”!

Join us at the National Museum of Australia to decompress with your family, friends and colleagues.

With soaring ceilings and expansive windows overlooking Lake Burley Griffin, the Gandel Atrium includes the highlights of the museum’s collection. There is no better venue to celebrate the opening of the Canberra ASM, congratulate our new fellows and network with colleagues.

This is a family inclusive event, where we invite attendees to join us in celebration with their families, should they wish.  Children’s entertainment and catering will be included, to allow everyone to make the most of what Canberra has to offer!

Where: National Museum of Australia, Lawson Cres, Acton ACT 2601
When: Sunday 19 November 2023, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Tickets: Included in all full registrations. Additional tickets can be purchased for A$150.00
Dress Code: Smart Casual

ACEM 40th Anniversary Networking Event

Join us at the ACEM Lounge in the Exhibition Hall as we celebrate 40 Years of ACEM and look back over the extensive history and key milestones that have made the College and the practice of emergency medicine what they are today. Light refreshments will be served.

Where: Exhibition Hall, National Convention Centre Canberra
When: Monday 20 November 2023, 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Trainee Networking Function

Join other Trainees at this casual evening where you will have a chance to catch up with friends and make new acquaintances. Ticket price includes light food and one drink on arrival. Delegates are invited to order additional beverages from the bar on the evening, at their own expense.

Where: QT, Canberra,1 London Cct, Canberra ACT 2601 
When: Tuesday 21 November 2023, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Tickets: A$45.00

Global Emergency Care Dinner Function

The Global Emergency Care Dinner, hosted by the ACEM Global Emergency Care Committee (GECCo), is an evening of celebration and networking for the GEC community. It is also an opportunity to acknowledge ACEM’s Global Emergency Care Scholars and the recipients of the LMIC Delegate Subsidisation Scheme. Please join us for a relaxed and social dinner!

Where: Ovolo Nishi, Monster Salon, NewActon Precinct, 25 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra ACT 2601
When: Tuesday 21 November 2023, 6:30 – 10:30pm
Tickets: A$90.00

ACEM Queer EM Networking Event: Celebrating Inclusivity and Diversity!

Join us at the first ACEM Queer EM Networking Event: Celebrating Inclusivity and Diversity!

We are thrilled to invite LGBTQIA+ members, trainees and allies to our queer EM networking event, where we will come together to foster connections, and promote inclusivity within our profession. This event will be part of the social program at the ASM 2023.

 Why Attend?

  • Networking Opportunities: Expand your professional and personal networks! Forge connections with colleagues, allies, and LGBTQIA+ community members who share your commitment to inclusivity in emergency medicine.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Gain insights into LGBTQIA+ experiences, challenges, and successes including through guest speakers (incoming ACEM President Dr Stephen Gourley and FACEM Dr Bhushan Joshi).
  • Allies Welcome: If you identify as an ally, your presence is invaluable in showing support and solidarity.

Where:Exhibition Hall, National Convention Centre Canberra
When: Wednesday 22 November 2023, 3.30m-5.30pm
Dress Code: Come as you are – express yourself authentically!

ASM Gala

Australia in 1983: the number one movie was ET, the number one song was Australiana (by Austen Tayshus), Australia won the America’s Cup. More importantly, 37% of FACEMs and 97% of registrars had not yet been born, and in a neon lit hotel in Surfer’s Paradise, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine was born!

To celebrate these momentous events, come along in your best 1983 leg warmers, shoulder pads or fluoro parachute pants, to the greatest 1983 themed gala conference dinner of all time!

Enjoy the sunset from the heart of the National Arboretum, with uninterrupted panoramic views across Canberra. Enhanced by exceptional locally sourced cuisine and live entertainment, unwind with your friends, and embrace your inner 80s, with prizes for best dressed!

There is no better way to blow off some steam, after what is going to be an action-packed Canberra ASM!

Where: National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Dr, Molonglo Valley ACT 2611
When: Wednesday 22 November 2023, 7pm – 12am
Tickets: Included in all full registrations. Additional tickets can be purchased for A$190.00
Dress Code: Come dressed in your finest ’80s outfit! (please note, this is a standing cocktail style event)