This piece explores perioperative shared decision making from a variety of angles. Where is the latest research? Is it something we can reasonably out source? Does it always play in the favour of the patient or do we as practitioner benefit from this process also? How do we implement it without ‘bulldozing’ through years of experience?

Link to video featuring patient “Doug”: http://www.petermac.org/sdm

Presented by Desiree Chappell and Ross Kerridge, “The Father of Perioperative Medicine”, Debra Leung, Anaesthesiologist , Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Aisling Fleury, Geriatrician at Logan Hospital, Brisbane, Jon Gani, Conjoint Professor of Surgery at the University of Newcastle and an Honorary Medical Officer at John Hunter and Belmont District Hospitals, Pragya Ajitsaria is a staff Specialist Anaesthetist at John Hunter Hospital, Conjoint Lecturer at the University of Newcastle.