NZSA global health committee opportunities

24 March 2022
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The NZSA GHC Health Committee provides strong support to our Pacific colleagues. Read about the opportunity to locum in the Pacific and if you’re a trainee apply for our Trainee Grant to attend the Pacific Society of Anaesthetist’s conference.

Locums needed for Pacific Society of Anaesthetist’s Conference 2022

This year’s PSA Conference will be held 26-30 September at the Hotel Warwick Fiji, Coral Coast, Sigatoka. The NZSA Global Health Committee is looking for Consultant Anaesthetists and Post-FANZCA Provisional Fellows who would be interested in providing locum cover during the PSA conference.

NZSA GHC Chair Dr James Dalby-Ball says that working as a locum will enable Pacific trainees and colleagues to attend the annual PSA meeting – their only opportunity for CME and to meet and network with their Pacific colleagues. These locum positions are suitable for post FANZCA advanced trainees, Provisional Fellows, and Senior Medical Officers.

This year locums are required for: Lautoka Hospital, Fiji (4), Labasa Hospital, Fiji (2), Colonial War Memorial Hospital, Suva, Fiji (4 Anaesthesia and 1 ICU), Samoa (2), and Tonga (3).

The NZSA GHC provides support with information about host hospitals, registration, and the PSA, as well as suggestions for accommodation. The NZSA also provides a certificate of participation for CME reimbursement and ANZCA CPD on completion of the Locum Feedback form.

The locum is a recognised CPD activity under the knowledge and skills section of the ANZCA CPD program. Overseas aid work: The broadening of knowledge and skills via contribution to aid efforts. Credits: 1 credit per hour, maximum cap of 10 credits per year. Evidence: Correspondence confirming participation in overseas aid commitment.

If you are interested in offering support as a locum, email Dr Indu Kapoor and Dr Petra Van der Linden Ross Please include your current place of work and position, details of past overseas work in low and middle-income countries (if any; not essential) as well as whether you will be happy to supervise Provisional Fellows (post FANZCAs).

The NZSA GHC and PSA thank you for considering providing anaesthesia services in the Pacific during the PSA meeting.

NZSA Trainee Grant for Pacific Society of Anaesthetist’s Conference

New Zealand anaesthetic trainees, who are members of the NZSA, are invited to apply for the 2022 NZSA Global Health Committee Grant (NZ $1000.00) to pay towards the costs of attending the Pacific Society of Anaesthetist’s annual Conference in Fiji from 26-30 September 2022. The conference theme is ‘Resilience and Recovery’ with faculty from Australia, New Zealand, ANZCA and the Pacific.

The grant provides New Zealand trainees who are interested in global health and development an opportunity to gain a broad perspective of anaesthesia services in the Pacific. It is also an excellent opportunity for networking with our Pacific anaesthesia colleagues and to assist with the meeting, if required.

The selected trainee will be required to provide a short report to the NZSA, which will be published in the NZSA magazine, and will be eligible to be nominated as trainee representative to the NZSA Global Health Committee.

NZSA trainee membership is free and interested trainees can become a member at the time of applying for this grant. Visit

To apply, please should contact Dr Indu Kapoor, NZSA GHC Member, with a letter expressing interest and reason(s) for wanting to attend, along with a short CV at no later than 31 May 2022.