Trainee Symposium & ICU Update commence on Thursday 6th June.

ASM begins on Friday 7th June and concludes around 1pm on Sunday 9th June.  Please note:  There is a large Ironman event in Cairns during the time we are holding our conference, please book flights and accommodation early to avoid disappointment.


Exclusive Airline Partner


Access code – CICM19


Qantas is delighted to be the exclusive airline partner for the CICM Conference 2019 being held in Cairns. Qantas is offering registered delegates and travel partner’s special discounted airfares which are easily booked online via the dedicated booking portal on your conference registration travel page. When booking, use the allocated code to access these airfares. Please note: multiple stopover flights are excluded from this offer.

Qantas is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline and is widely regarded as the world’s leading long distance airline. With a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, and world class customer service; Qantas looks forward to welcoming you aboard your flight to Cairns for the 2019 CICM Conference.







After 4 days of knowledge and networking, allow yourself the time to begin your tropical journey of discovery.   The city is tucked between two of North Queensland’s greatest natural treasures – the marine playground of the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforest, which means adventure is not far away. Almost 30 boats leave Cairns every day for the reef and in less than an hour you can be snorkelling or diving in Australia’s most spectacular underwater environment. Inland, hike through the sun-dappled forest on the Douglas Track to Glacier Rock, swim in the cascading pools of nearby Crystal Cascades or glide just metres over the canopy of the tropical rainforest on Sky Rail Rainforest Cableway.

Hire a car, four-wheel drive or campervan and hit the road to the hinterlands, rainforests or jump on a boat and head to the Great Barrier Reef, the choices are endless.

Only staying a short time? 

Whether you are staying in Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas you can choose one of the many half day or full day tours to the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, or Kuranda.  

Sunlover Reef Cruises 

CICM ASM delegates are offered a 15% discount off the reef experience when booking directly on Sunlover’s website or by phoning reservations, visit their website for all available tours.

Use the Promo Code CICM15 .. Book here!

Experience the amazing outer Great Barrier Reef on Sunlover Reef Cruises’ new multi-level activity platform, with a range of included activities, snorkeling (all equipment included), glass bottom boat and the only waterslide on the Great Barrier Reef, as well as optional activities like scuba diving and scenic helicopter flights.  This is the ultimate reef experience and is sure not to be forgotten!  

For any queries or to book over the phone, call 07 4050 1333 and speak with our Reservations Team (Don’t forget to mention CICM to get the best deal!)

Turtle Rehabilitation Centre

Moore Reef is renowned for its incredible hard coral formations and water quality. It is also abundant with marine life, from yellow tail fusiliers who come right up to the pontoons edge, to Giant Trevally and the ever popular Maori Wrasse, affectionately known as “Wally”. Turtles also find perfect conditions at Moore Reef, which is why we have been privileged to have several seriously injured and rescued turtles released back into the wild after they have been rehabilitated at the Fitzroy Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.

To visit the rehabilitation centre, book at the resort reception on Fitzroy Island. For transfers to Fitzroy Island book here

More adventure options: Day Tours

Visit the Esplanade Lagoon:  This 4800 sq. m saltwater pool is lined with parks, shady banyan trees and boardwalks.  Have an early morning swim before heading to the ASM.

Visit Rusty’s market for fresh fruit and vegetables, juicy mangoes, native bush fruits, excellent coffee and pop up food trucks will be there to tempt you.  Open Friday & Saturdays from 5am – 6pm and Sunday until 3pm.

Cairns Night Market  

Visit the famous Cairns Night Market, open every day of the year from 5pm. The first night markets in Australia, with over 70 markets shops, stop by for some great last minute shopping before you fly out of Cairns.


Restaurants in Cairns

Free Exercise Classes

Free outdoor exercise classes are held six mornings a week along the Esplanade. Choose from aqua aerobics in the lagoon, Zumba, yoga, pilates, boxing, beach volleyball and more.  Check out the website for classes and timings.