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

Anaesthesia 2020: Emerge, Reflect and Reconnect

Topical content (including COVID session), top calibre speakers and diverse and stimulating talks. A day of optional pre-conference workshops, followed by a two-day meeting. Join us in Wellington or virtually. Whatever lockdown level we will be in, the event will go ahead as we have a fully virtual plan in place if needed.

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Aotearoa NZ Anaesthesia ASM 2021 | Whakaora to Heal

The theme for the meeting is Whakaora (To Heal): Our patients, Ourselves, Our City, Our Planet. Through the scientific programme and workshops, we will aim to challenge ourselves to care for our patients more effectively; to look after ourselves and each other; to consider the wider community and the world we live in. 

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ANZAEC Committee

ANZAEC (Aotearoa New Zealand Anaesthesia Education Committee) is an education website that highlights events the NZSA and ANZCA National Committee jointly administer, i.e Visiting Lectureships, BWT Scholarship and  Aotearoa Annual Scientific Meetings.  Visit the ANZAEC site here.  

ACE Website

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

Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Health Aotearoa - Webinar Series - June to Oct 2020


The 30-min programmes will air fortnightly on Tuesdays at 4.00pm from 16 June through to October 2020.

We invite you to join the Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Health Aotearoa Webinar Series. A green, equitable and resilient post-COVID pathway for health and healthcare.

The series launches Tuesday, 16 June 2020 with a presentation by Hon Julie Anne Genter, Associate Minister for Health who will be outlining the Government's response to sustainable healthcare and climate health.

The programme content covers climate change mitigation and adaptation in relation to health. There is a strong focus on equity and how the right post-COVID response can bring wide co-benefits to health and well-being.


To join these webinars, please register here where you'll also find more details of the entire programme.  Upcoming:

25 August Dr Geoff Kira, School of Health Sciences, Massey University Health equity and access to food
8 September Panel of District Health Boards Sustainability Managers and Coordinators Part 2: Climate change mitigation at DHBs | Transport, procurement and waste
22 September Dr Niki Harre, Professor of Psychology, University of Auckland Climate change and the infinite game


6 October Dr Annette Bolton, Senior Scientist, Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR) Strengthening adaptation planning and action to climate-related health impacts in Pacific Islands: What we can learn from Tonga

Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) Course - 28 to 30 October 2020

LOCATION: The Simulation & Skills Centre, Wellington Regional Hospital, Level 9, Clinical Services Block. Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington

This course is mandatory for ANZCA trainees and is recommended after completion of at least one year of vocational training.

The course is also suitable as CPD for specialist anaesthetists and other acute care specialists.


To register please go to EMAC.


For any further information please contact

Lucy Anderson

Simulation & Skills Centre, CCDHB Wellington Regional Hospital

Private Bag 7902, Wellington South 6021

T: +64 4 918622


SPANZA 2020 Annual meeting Online


Joining us over the 2 days will be our 2 International invited speakers: Peter Frykholm from Sweden and Jennifer Lee from Baltimore. Topics such as Lung Protection & Ventilation Strategies, Fasting, Cerebral Ischaemia & Hypoxia, Mediastinal Masses and of course Airway, Pain, Research and Welfare (and much more) will be covered.

Registrations are now open on the website. Fee includes participation in the live event and access to on-demand recordings to watch post event.

To register go to

or contact:
SPANZA Conference Secretariat
T: +612 4973 6573 E:

Register before October 8 to take advantage of the discounted rate. 


Waitemata Anaesthesiology Update 14 Nov 2020

LOCATION: Whenuā Pupuke Education Centre, North Shore Hospital, Auckland.

You are invited to attend the 2nd annual WARMUP meeting aimed at updating internal medicine knowledge for anaesthetists.

The following topics will be presented. Some may change due to logistical issues.
AF and arrhythmias, Hypertension, Sleep and Parasomnias, Gut Biome, Haematological Malignancies, Viral Diseases (including COVID-19 update), ICU Ventilation Strategies, Obstetric Medicine Update, Adrenal and Thyroid Disease, Hyperbaric Medicine Update, Retrieval Medicine, Delirium and Dementia, Parkinson’s and Acute Stroke, Opioid Dependency and Detoxification, Head Injury and Concussion, Immunomodulation and Rheumatology.


New Anaesthetic Registrars Crisis Management (NARCM) Course 10-11 December 2020

LOCATION: The Simulation & Skills Centre, Wellington Regional Hospital, Level 9, Clinical Services Block, Riddiford Street, Wellington

This is a 2-day practical workshop aimed at improving crisis management skills for junior registrars. The course will cover some common and/or life-threatening anaesthesia-related emergencies such as:

- failed intubation
- anaphylaxis
- high airway pressures
- obstetric emergencies
- PACU and ED presentations

Principles of effective team work and communication will also be covered.

To register please go to NARCM Course Registration.

For any further information please contact:

Lucy Anderson

Simulation & Skills Centre, CCDHB Wellington Regional Hospital

Private Bag 7902, Wellington South 6021

T: +64 4 918622



PANNZ Update meeting 5-6 March 2021

LOCATION: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, Lake End, Tutanekai Street, 3010 Rotorua

Saturday 6th March with workshops offered Friday 5th March.

A one-day course suitable for anaesthetists with an interest in paediatric anaesthesia and other staff (nursing/technical) wanting to upgrade their knowledge of current paediatric anaesthetic management.

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.


Registration is not open yet.


For further information please contact

SPANZA Secretariat
PO Box 180, Morisset NSW 2264
T: +612 4973 6573
F: +612 4973 6609


NZSA Secretariat
PO Box 10691, The Terrace, Wellington 6143
T: +64 4494 0124

4th Structural Heart Disease Asia Pacific Symposium - 8-10 April 2021

LOCATION: Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland

The SHD-AP Symposium is designed for all health professionals involved in the management of structural heart disease and relevant for all NZ cardiac anaesthetists. The program will include plenary lectures, a wet dissection workshop correlated to advanced cardiac imaging, CT workshop, live interventional simulator workshop for cardiac surgeons and trainee and live case transmissions.


Registration and paper submissions open 8 November 2020.

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Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Change Aotearoa Conference - June 2021

LOCATION: University of Otago, Wellington

We would like to confirm that the Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Health Conference Aotearoa 2020 has been postponed and will now be held in mid-June 2021.

mid-June 2021

Brief summary
The Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Health Conference Aotearoa is a two-day conference, open to anyone interested in ensuring New Zealand moves ahead with urgency to a low emission and equitable healthcare sector. The programme includes presentations, discussions, and opportunities to connect on sustainable healthcare and climate change and health.

The conference will focus on how sustainable healthcare can bring wide co-benefits to health, health equity, and well-being. Topics will range from mitigation to adaptation and from risk to opportunities and innovation. More information here

Save the date: Aotearoa New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-6 November 2021, Christchurch.

LOCATION: Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre

This Meeting will be hosted jointly by the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA), the Auastralian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists New Zealand National Committee (ANZCA NZNC) and the New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians' Society (NZATS). Aotearoa NZ Anaesthesia ASM's are usually held in November each year, except when the ANZCA parent organisation holds its principal ANZCA annual scientific meeting in New Zealand, or when the NZSA is involved in a wider conference. CPD opportunities are available through your ANZCA CPD Portfolio.

The theme is "Whakaora, (To Heal): Our Patients, Ourselves, Our City, Our Planet."

Registrations are not yet open.  

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

LOCATION: TSB Bank Arena, 4 Queens Wharf, Wellington

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.


Contact Raewyn Tse, Event Manager, Conference Innovators E:


For all enquiries please contact Denyse Robertson E:, T: +61 2 8556 9717