28-29 JULY 2017

It is with immense pleasure that we welcome you to SWAN 2017 which, for the first time, is being held in the Sydney CBD at the magnificent Sheraton On The Park Hotel. We will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary which makes us Australia’s longest running Trauma Conference and now its most successful.

To celebrate our 25th Anniversary we will have a stellar line up of speakers, headed by Professor Michael Sugrue from Ireland, the Founder of SWAN and previous long-term Director of Trauma at Liverpool Hospital. Joining him will be a world renowned international faculty from the USA, Canada, Thailand, Scotland, The Netherlands and New Zealand as well as our own national experts in trauma care.

Also in celebration of our anniversary and our move to the city, we have expanded the program to include Critical Care and Emergency Surgery which brings us in line with the global move towards Acute Care Surgery as a separate and well defined specialty. This conference promises to be outstanding with a great mix of lectures, debates, interactive case scenarios, key note speeches and Q and A sessions.

This year we will hear ‘Stories from’ various remote, dangerous, different and exciting places and situations. We will have a broad range of topics presented in a program that focuses on difficult operative scenarios, critical decision making, controversial issues and strategies on how to find your way out of nightmare clinical situations.

We especially look forward to seeing you at SWAN 2017, Australia’s leading Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery Conference, for a superb two days of education, entertainment, inspiration and innovation. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to be up to date and to learn from the experts as well as to network with other colleagues.

Dr Scott D’Amours

Conference Convenor

Dr Valerie Malka

Conference Convenor

General information, Venue, Accommodation & Parking


Register Online

Register online for the SWAN 2017 Confernce. Registration opens 3rd January 2017.

Program Schedule

View the two day program for the SWAN 2017 Conference here.


This year we have invited an outstanding list of international and national speakers. View all the faculty here.