On behalf of ASOHNS, I extend a very warm invitation to you to attend the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting in Adelaide in June 2022. Diversity and inclusion is a theme increasingly acknowledged as a symbol of a mature and civil community. Apart from being the right thing to do, jurisdictions have seen the benefits, inclusive and diverse industries provide to a workplace, the workforce and those it serves. A diverse workforce, in terms of race, religion, nationality, gender, age and national origin brings diverse perspectives and opportunities to a community.
I congratulate Guy Rees, Eng Ooi and their team for choosing “Diversity and Inclusivity” as the theme for the meeting in Adelaide. The ASOHNS ASM is renowned for delivering excellence for learning and development and peer interaction for members, trainees and visitors. The 2022 meeting will continue this tradition. We have an internationally renowned visiting faculty and a program with content and structure that will combine practical sessions, interactive sessions with opportunity to exchange skills, techniques and ideas as well as scientific updates on the latest techniques and developments in our specialty.
The city of Adelaide in late autumnal June will be a delight to visit and we encourage you to bring your partners and families. Extend your stay, relax and enjoy vibrant cafes, diverse restaurants and visit the internationally renowned Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills wine regions. Kangaroo Island, the Murray River and the Flinders Ranges provide further unique experiences. I look forward to welcoming you all to Adelaide for the ASOHNS ASM 2022.