Our events page highlights NZ events and events related to our core stakeholders and networks. For more events, please visit the ACE website.

ANZAEC Committee

The ANZAEC (Aotearoa New Zealand Anaesthesia Education Committee) has a website which highlights events the NZSA and ANZCA National Committee jointly host such as the Aotearoa NZ Annual Scientific Meetings and Visiting Lectureships.  Visit the ANZAEC site here.  

ACE Website

For more events, including international events, visit the website of the Anaesthesia Continuing Education Committee here.

Inpatient Pain Network Meeting - Postponed to 2022


Due to COVID and the current restrictions, the Pain Meeting has been postponed to 2022 - date yet to be confirmed.

INPATIENT PAIN NETWORK MEETING proudly supported by the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists. Supporting Advocacy, Community and Education.

The aim of this meeting is to provide some targeted education for regional pain services, allow some networking opportunities and celebrate our joint efforts providing pain management in NZ.


Below is a draft programme - please note, this may be subject to change:






Mike Foss


Pain Management in Pregnancy

National Women’s team


Topics in Paediatric Advanced Pain Management

David Sainsbury (Starship)


Morning tea/debrief



A Complex Pain Case

Sally Fitzgerald CNS Canterbury


Topical Volatile Anaesthetic Agents for Chronic Ulcer Pain 



Intraperitoneal Lidocaine for Analgesia in CR Surgery

CM (pain SMO and the RMO?)


Wrap up morning and questions






Set up for the SG, 5-10min presentations on SG

Mike Foss


Procedural Sedation in your Hospital

Lyndelle Kelsen, CNS Waikato & David Prior, SMO Hutt


Care Pathways (acute and elective)

Nick Harrison, SMO Lakes & Sue O’Connor, NP Hutt


Afternoon tea



Acute on Chronic Pain Patients on the Round

Sally Fitzgerald, CNS Canterbury & David Kibblewhite, SMO Waikato


Analgesic Stewardship

Brownwyn Pester, NP Waikato & Rachel Sara, SMO Counties


Wrap up


* Rotating through these four small groups concurrently

To register, please click here.

For more information, please contact Lynne Mulder-Wood on

EMAC 2022 - Auckland

LOCATION: Simulation Centre for Patient Safety, University of Auckland Grafton Campus, Building 502 Level B, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023. 

Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC)

This course is specifically designed to improve your skill in both technical and non-technical aspects of anaesthetic crisis management.

Completion of this course meets FANZCA fellowship training requirements.

Specialist Anaesthetists are very welcome to "experience" and manage clinical events in an intensive, safe and fun learning environment.

All participants: please ensure you will not be on call or working Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday nights during the course.

Course start time: 8am-5pm Thursday, 8am-5.15pm Friday and 8.30am-1pm Saturday. Course dinner: Friday 7.15 pm.

Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program may claim this course as an emergency response activity in their CPD portfolio.

 Dates (2022)

  • 10-12 February
  • 28-30 April
  • 14-16 July
  • 27-29 October
  • 8-10 December

Register here.

Participants can access their online course from this link below. Username and password will be emailed to all confirmed course registrants approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the course date. 

Part of this online pre-course access, participants are also required to complete these before attending the course: Profile form, Confidentiality Agreement and Course Dinner RSVP

 Restrictions & Eligibility

  • Intending participants with less than one year of clinical anaesthesia experience, please contact Jane Torrie ( or SCPS Admin (
  • You must have given unsupervised anaesthetics to be eligible for this course (eg. a minimum of competence in anaesthesia for acute appendicectomy)
  • Minimum participants: 8
  • Maximum participants: 12

 Registration closing date is four weeks prior to course commencement date.

The course will be held at Simulation Centre for Patient Safety, University of Auckland Grafton Campus, Bldg 502 Level B, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023. 

Please note: a minimum of 8 participants is required for the course. In the event of less than 8 participants the course may be deferred or cancelled.


New Zealand Anaesthesia Part 3 Course - Being rescheduled to March/April 2022

LOCATION: Avon Hall, Christchurch Town Hall

Proudly supported by the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists. Topics covered include: Fellowship Planning, Interview Workshop, Locuming, Private Practice and more.

Unfortunately, due to COVID and the current level restrictions, the Part 3 course this year has been postponed.  We are planning to reschedule this for March/April 2022 but a date has not yet been finalised.  Registrations will be reopened once this is done.  

For further information, please contact Lynne on


PANNZ Update Meeting 2022

LOCATION: Novotel Rotorua

The Paediatric Anaesthetist Network of New Zealand (PANNZ) main aim is to maintain two-way collaboration and communication between paediatric anaesthetist services within regions, and with colleagues in different regions, of the country. Effective communication and cooperation will ultimately help provide universal high-quality anaesthesia services to all children in the country, irrespective of their geographical placement. In addition, the network is a conduit for collaboration; facilitating observer-ships/secondments, peer-reviews/support groups for high risk/complicated paediatric anaesthesia cases, and assistance with quality assurance and advocacy.

Register here.


On or before 31 January 2022
On or after 1 February 2022
Nurse/Technician $253 $305
Trainee $275 $330
NZSA/SPANZA Member Anaesthetist $330 $400
Non-Member Anaesthetist $385 $465


For more information visit the PANNZ website.


13th International Symposium on Paediatric Pain 24-27 March 2022

LOCATION: The Cordis Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand

Diversity, Equity, Access
To enhance excellence in clinical practice for the management of children and young people in pain by showcasing influential knowledge and vanguard research.

Check out the event's website here.

The New Zealand Pain Society Inc. Annual Scientific Meeting 24 -26 March, 2022

LOCATION: The Cordis Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand

Join us in the City of Sails, Auckland, for the New Zealand Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) from 24-26 March 2022. From the early days of Auckland’s history, the port has been a busy one and it remains that way today. It has a vital role in the transport corridors which link the city with local and international ports. The 2022 ASM has a vital role too. It will link you with local and international speakers who provide a wealth of knowledge and information from research, clinical study and practice as well as patient experiences.

The meeting theme, “All Hands On Deck”, is a call to action meaning that everyone needs to assist in resolving a problem or addressing a situation.  This theme encourages speakers to think about how to stay connected, stay educated and how to offer patients access to a greater understanding of their condition and how to deal with the daily challenges they face.  All of this is underpinned by strategic planning and continuous quality improvement.  We invite you to register and help us connect and come together to enhance our collective ability to understand and manage pain.

More info and to register:

PacMac 4 April 2022

LOCATION: The Simulation & Skills Centre, Wellington

The course is open to consultants with an interest in paediatric anaesthesia and the occasional paediatric anaesthetist working in district health boards and private hospitals.

Anaesthetic technicians and nurses may attend as observers by prior arrangement.

Course information

This course is a refresher in managing common paediatric emergencies. In addition to maintaining skills and upskilling in contemporary management of paediatric emergencies, credits can be gained towards the ANZCA CPD programme.

The course is approved for credit of the ‘Emergency responses (management of anaphylaxis)’ section of the ANZCA CPD programme.

The course syllabus emphasises team work and use of Crew Resource Management principles for management of common in hospital as well as anaesthesia emergencies.

Please note that this is a latex environment.


4th April 2022, 22nd September 2022 and 24th November 2022

Please note: online access to our learning management system, Connect Me, will be given for course information and pre-reading materials.


08.30am - 17.00pm


NZD $1250 (including GST)

Registration closing date is two weeks prior to course commencement date.

Please note: a minimum of 6 participants is required for the course. In the event of less than 6 participants the course may be deferred or cancelled.


The Simulation & Skills Centre

Level 9, CSB purple lifts

Wellington Regional Hospital

Riddiford Street, Newtown

Wellington 6021

New Zealand



4th April 2022, 22nd September 2022 and 24th November 2022


Details on Wellington Simulation website.

Technicians and PACU nurses (2each) attend for free. 

Contact for place and registration for technicians. 

Obstetric Anaesthesia Special Interest Symposium 8-9 April 2022

LOCATION: Auckland

The symposium will explore the latest trends in obstetric anaesthesia and stimulate keen discussion on current controversies with special focus on delivering world-leading care for wahine in Aotearoa.

Tēnā koutou,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to join us, in person, for the Obstetric Anaesthesia Special Interest Symposium 2022 (OASIS22). Obstetric care has continued unabated throughout the pandemic and in that spirit OASIS22 is pushing on too! By drawing on the combined knowledge of speakers from obstetric anaesthesia and related fields of medicine, our multi-disciplinary meeting will explore the latest trends in obstetric anaesthesia and stimulate keen discussion on current controversies with special focus on delivering world-leading care for wahine in Aotearoa.

Friday 8 April - Auckland City Hospital
• Obstetric Haemorrhage Workshop
• Obstetric Anaphylaxis Workshop
• Communication Skills Workshop

Saturday 9 April - The Maritime Room, Auckland Viaduct
Our scientific programme draws on the combined knowledge of internal and external speakers from within obstetric anaesthesia and related fields of medicine.
• Updates in Obstetric Anaesthesia 
• Welfare for the workforce 
• Trials and Tribulations at National Women’s 
• Controversies in Obstetric Anaesthesia

We look forward to seeing you there! Visit the website

Ngā mihi nui,
Dr Jo Doa, Dr Mei Soo and Dr Nicola Broadbent
Conference Convenors for OASIS22

NZ Women in Medicine Conference, Wellington, 12-14 May 2022

LOCATION: Te Papa, Wellington

Theme: Kotahitanga me Manaakitanga - Celebrating strength in our unity, supporting our community.

Elana Curtis, Matire Harwood, Lily Fraser and Sandra Hotu will be addressing New Zealand’s current equity challenges as part of our Te Tōkeke (equity) stream. Other presenters include Samantha Murton, President of RNZCGP, Associate Health Minister Hon. Ayesha Verrall, academics Elana Curtis, Bev Lawton, Matire Harwood, and Sandra Hotu), & advocates and public educators Helen Petousis Harris and Nikki Turner. Register

Combined Scientific Congress (ASA and NZSA), 21-24 October 2022, Wellington

LOCATION: TSB Bank Arena, 4 Queens Wharf, Wellington + virtual

This unique event will combine the best that the NZSA and ASA have to offer in anaesthesia education, research and science.

This meeting will offer material and content to fulfil your unique continuing professional development and self-directed learning needs and enhance your practice. But just as importantly, we hope it will strengthen the many ties that bind both the NZSA and ASA societies and reaffirm for us all what a privilege it is to be part of our unique profession.

More information:


For all enquiries please contact Brooke Miller
Conference Innovators
P: +64 9 281 5587