2nd – 4th MARCH 2023


The annual SWAN Trauma, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery Conference has become the most popular and best attended conference of its kind in Australia. As we enter our record 28th year, we continue to grow and expand our program and faculty expertise. Once again the venue is the magnificent Sheraton Grand in Sydney, overlooking the beautiful Hyde Park.

The Conference Scientific Program will once again impress you with our International world renowned faculty from Israel, the United States, Ireland and Canada as well as our stellar National experts. This will again be an amazing two days of lectures, great debates, interactive case scenarios, key note speeches, prize winning competitions and Q and A sessions. There is also our popular free paper session for all to have a chance at presenting their current work and scientific research. SWAN will again ask the popular “Hard Talk” questions and enjoy heated discussions on the controversies and complexities of trauma and emergency surgery care.

We will now be making the Thursday pre-Conference day a regular part of our Conference and for 2023 we will be running 3 Workshops/Courses –  DMEP (Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness Course), TOPIC (Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course) and EASC (Emergency Abdominal Surgery Course).

Feedback from past delegates has been fantastic and we greatly appreciate the comments and compliments. We have incorporated into the new program a number of delegate requests and suggestions. We want this conference to leave you inspired and encouraged to take your experience and expertise to the next level. Trauma and Emergency General Surgery continue to be the epitome of difficult clinical challenges and we see this meeting as a meeting of like minds and hearts that will embrace those challenges and provide the best of care for their patients and communities.

We really look forward to seeing you at Australia’s leading Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery Conference for an excellent two days of education, entertainment and inspiration and a great preconference day of workshops and courses. This conference will ensure you are up to date as well as give you the privilege of sharing the vast experience and knowledge of our faculty of experts as well as other delegates involved in trauma care.


Dr Valerie Malka

Conference Convenor

Dr Scott D’Amours

Conference Convenor

General information, Venue, Accommodation & Parking

Register Online

Register online for the SWAN 2023 Conference. Registration opens July 2022.

Program Schedule

View the two day program for the SWAN 2023 Conference here.


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