Conferences and Seminars

Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Health Aotearoa - 2020 Webinar Series

Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) Course 2020

Gastric Ultrasound (POCUS) workshop

The Newcastle Anaesthesia Conference (The NAC) - Postponement Notice

Approaching Retirement & The Anaesthetist Webinar

Annual Queenstown Update in Anaesthesia, 27-29 August 2020

Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) Course 2020

Pacific Society of Anaesthetist’s 2020 Conference

New Zealand Simulation Instructors (NZSIC) Course 2020

NZSA Conference Anaesthesia 2020: Emerge, Reflect and Reconnect

Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) Course 2020

SPANZA 2020 Virtual Conference

Real World Anaesthesia Course (RWAC) - Postponement Notice

Euroanaesthesia, Barcelona, Spain

New Anaesthetic Registrars Crisis Management (NARCM) Course 2020

Thai ICPM & ISURA 2020 Bangkok - Postponement Notice

Introduction to Anaesthesia (NOVICE) Course 2020

PANNZ Update meeting 2021

4th Structural Heart Disease Asia Pacific Symposium

14th Annual Update in Paediatric Emergencies

Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Change Aotearoa Conference

17th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) - Prague 2021

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

JULY 2020:

Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Health Aotearoa - 2020 Webinar Series

Location:

Virtual

When:

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

Brief summary:

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 next 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.

Registration:

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

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Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) Course 2020

Location

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

When

  • 22-24 July (fully booked - waitlist only)
  • 2-4 September
  • 28-30 October

Brief Summary

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.

Register

To register please go to EMAC

Email

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

E: wrcsse@ccdhb.org.nz

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Gastric Ultrasound (POCUS) workshop

Location
North Shore Hospital, Auckland

Dates
27 July 2020
19 October 2020

Brief summary
This workshop is aimed at specialists and trainees. It is a half-day hands-on workshop, with multiple scanning sessions of various gastric states. There is specific teaching on image interpretation and a formative assessment and feedback session.

Registration

Contact: pocus.northshore@gmail.com

More information: http://www.waitemata-anaesthesia.com/education/events/pocus/

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The Newcastle Anaesthesia Conference (The NAC) - Postponement Notice

Update:

It is with great regret and disappointment that we write to inform you that, due to the current situation of the COVID-19, the unknown spread and ongoing risks, the Newcastle Anaesthesia Conference (The NAC) have made the decision to postpone the 2020 conference scheduled for Noah's on the Beach from 31 July - 1 August.

We are already working to identify new dates for the conference which will be approximately June 2021, and we will advise you of these as soon as possible.

We appreciate your understanding in these difficult and unprecedented times we are currently in. We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy at this time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the NAC Secretariat on the below details.

Location:

Noah's On The Beach, 29 Zaara St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

Date:

Friday 31st July - Saturday 1st August 2020

Brief Summary:

The NAC 2020 will cover numerous topics in anaesthesia from environmental sustainability, perioperative medicine, rural and out of practice theatre practice, paediatric transfusion management and patients with unstable diabetes in a number of formats from traditional presentations, workshops, PBL's (practice based learning) and CPD emergency response sessions. To view the full program and to register, visit the conference website.

Theme:

Future Directions in Anaesthesia sustainability/perioperative medicine/rural and out of theatre practice

Contact:

The NAC Secretariat

T: +61 2 4973 6573

E: info@thenac.com.au

To register:

Registration for The NAC 2020 are now open. To register, visit the conference website www.thenac.com.au

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AUGUST 2020:

Approaching Retirement & The Anaesthetist Webinar

Location:

Virtual

Date:

Satursday 1 August 2020 - 9.00am - 11.30am

Brief summary:

Hosted by ASA NSW, join us for a webinar to discuss topics on: Family, social and career sizing, Medical check, neurocognition and performance, Well-being and a mindful retirement and additional talks from industry experts AVANT and Cutcher & Neale. Open to all ASA members.

Register:

Webinar link/program,: https://asa.org.au/approaching-retirement-the-anaesthetist-webinar/

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Annual Queenstown Update in Anaesthesia, 27-29 August 2020

Location
The Heritage Hotel, 91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown

When
27-29 August 2020

Brief summary
AQUA is an annual event brought to you by JAFA and the NZSA - an exciting and stimulating scientific program and outstanding social activities await.

Register
Registrations have not yet opened but you can visit the AQUA website to register your interest.

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SEPTEMBER 2020:

Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) Course 2020

Location

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

When

  • 2-4 September
  • 28-30 October

Brief Summary

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.

Register

To register please go to EMAC

Email

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

E: wrcsse@ccdhb.org.nz

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Pacific Society of Anaesthetist’s 2020 Conference

Location:

Will be held at The Pearl Resort in Pacific Harbour

When:

21-25 September 2020

More information will be available in due course.

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OCTOBER 2020:

New Zealand Simulation Instructors (NZSIC) Course 2020

Location

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

When

8th and 9th October 2020

Brief Summary

This course is suitable for healthcare professionals training to become competent instructors using simulation.

This includes Specialist Anaesthetists who have completed an ANZCA EMAC course and who would like to become an EMAC instructor.

The course is also suitable for doctors, nurses, paramedics and allied health workers wishing to use simulation techniques in their education practices.

Register

To register please go to NZSIC Course Registration

Email

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 E: wrcsse@ccdhb.org.nz

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NZSA Conference Anaesthesia 2020: Emerge, Reflect and Reconnect

Location:

TSB Arena on the Wellington Waterfront (note a virtual option will also be offered).

When:

Save the dates:

16-17 Oct 2020 (with optional pre-conference workshops on 15 Oct 2020)

Brief Summary:

Our conference will be an outstanding opportunity to emerge, reflect and reconnect as a specialty in what has been a tumultuous year. We look forward to welcoming you.

We would appreciate you filling in an Expression of Interest form link below so we can capture the potential number of attendees and other information, such as willingness to assist with workshops and those who may have interesting case studies they'd like to present.

Register:

To register your Expression of Interest please complete the form by clicking on the link here .

More information to come soon, including a conference website so you can register.

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Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) Course 2020

Location

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

When

  • 28-30 October

Brief Summary

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.

Register

To register please go to EMAC

Email

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

E: wrcsse@ccdhb.org.nz

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SPANZA 2020 Virtual Conference

Location:

Virtual

Date:

30 - 31 October 2020

Brief summary:

It is with great excitement that we would like to announce that SPANZA 2020 is going virtual! The SPANZA committee are currently working on an exciting program that will run from Friday 30th October to Saturday 31st October. Further information will be released in the coming weeks.

Registration:

Website: www.spanza.org.au/2020

Email:

Should you have any questions, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Contact: SPANZA Conference Secretariat

T: +612 4973 6573

E: meetings@spanza.org.au

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NOVEMBER 2020:

Real World Anaesthesia Course (RWAC) - Postponement Notice

UPDATE:

We have decided to postpone this year's Real World Anaesthesia Course until 2021. This has been a tough decision, but ongoing uncertainties about travel and participant registration have made postponement necessary.

Location:

Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch

When:

23-27 November 2020

Brief summary:

The aim of RWAC is to prepare anaesthetists for work in low- and middle-income countries ('the real world') in a variety of humanitarian aid situations. The course consists of a series of interactive lectures, case-based discussions, practical equipment sessions and in-theatre teaching of drawover anaesthesia. A simulation session is also planned. Some topics include:

  • Drawover equipment
  • Oxygen supplies
  • Ketamine and halothane
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Obstetric and paediatric dilemmas
  • Psychological adaptation
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Tropical medicine

The number of participants is limited to 18 to maximise interaction and hands-on learning. To participate in theatre teaching sessions, you will need to be registered or eligible for registration in New Zealand. See RWAC advert for all the details.

For further information please contact:
Dr Wayne Morriss
RWAC Convenor
Email: w.morriss@xtra.co.nz

ONLINE APPLICATIONS
Applications will open at approximately 10am AEST (12pm New Zealand time) on Wednesday 1 April 2020.
Please complete and submit the online form on the ASA website: asa.org.au/real-world-anaesthesia-course-rwac-2/
The course has regularly been oversubscribed in the past, so places will be allocated on a first in, first on basis.
Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible and given instructions on how to pay the course registration fee.

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Euroanaesthesia, Barcelona, Spain

Location:

Fira de Barcelona - Gran Via, Hall 8 (North Access), Foc street, 37, Av. Joan Carles I, 64, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

When:

28 - 30 November 2020

Brief summary:

Euroanaesthesia 2020 congress is organised by European Society of Anaesthetists (ESA). Euroanaesthesia is the largest annual event in Europe showcasing the latest news and innovations with medical experts active in the field of anesthesia, perioperative medicine, intensive care, emergency medicine and pain treatment.

Further information:

Registration: https://euroanaesthesia2020.org/registration/

Contact: registration@esahq.org

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DECEMBER 2020:

New Anaesthetic Registrars Crisis Management (NARCM) Course 2020

Location

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

When

  • 10-11 December 2020

Brief Summary

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.

Register

To register please go to NARCM Course Registration

Email

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

E: wrcsse@ccdhb.org.nz

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Thai ICPM & ISURA 2020 Bangkok - Postponement Notice

UPDATE: From Thailand International Congress of Perioperative Medicine

As you are well aware, the concerns of virus COVID-19 has a great impact on all countries around the world. The organizing committee of Thai ICPM & ISURA 2020 Bangkok need to oblige with the quarantine and precaution processes advised by the Ministry of Health of Thailand. The welfare of our guest-speakers and participants are our primary concern.

Considering the scale and uncertainty of the epidemic, Thai ICPM & ISURA 2020 Bangkok organizing committee has decided to POSTPONE the congress which was going to be held on August 14th-16th 2020 to December 11th-13th 2020 with post-congress cadaveric workshop on the 14th of December 2020. Further information will be finalized and inform through our email and website.

I apologized for any inconvenience this may cause.

Website

For further information please visit the website Thai ICPM

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Introduction to Anaesthesia (NOVICE) Course 2020

Location

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

When

  • 14-15 December 2020

Brief Summary

This course is for Resident Medical Officers just starting their training in anaesthesia

This course is only open to those who have an anaesthetic position, or do anaesthesia as part of their rotation.

Register

To register please go to NOVICE Course Registration

Email

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

E: wrcsse@ccdhb.org.nz

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MARCH 2021:

PANNZ Update meeting 2021

LOCATION

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

WHEN

Saturday 6th March with workshops offered Friday 5th March

BRIEF SUMMARY

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.

REGISTER

To register go to PANNZ Update meeting 2021

EMAIL

For further information please contact

SPANZA Secretariat
PO Box 180, Morisset NSW 2264
T: +612 4973 6573
F: +612 4973 6609
E: info@spanza.org.au

or

NZSA Secretariat
PO Box 10691, The Terrace, Wellington 6143
T: +64 4494 0124
E: nzsa@anaesthesia.nz

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APRIL 2021:

4th Structural Heart Disease Asia Pacific Symposium

LOCATION:

Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland

WHEN:

8-10 April 2021

BRIEF SUMMARY:

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.

REGISTER:

Registration and paper submissions open 8 November 2020.

Express your interest in attending at www.shd-ap.org

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14th Annual Update in Paediatric Emergencies

LOCATION:

Peppers Resort, Noosa, Queensland

WHEN:

Tentative dates 9 - 11 April 2021

BRIEF SUMMARY:

The largest acute care paediatrics conference in Australia brings together a faculty of leading emergency, intensive care and paediatric physicians, surgeons and anaesthetists for a three day Update Meeting where the focus is on high quality long-format presentations, together with hands-on workshops and outstanding networking opportunities. Australia's premier beach resort offers pristine beaches, a stunning coastal national park, fine dining and the renowned Hastings Street retail precinct.

REGISTER:

Web: www.colloquium.com.au/noosa

EMAIL:

Contact: info@colloquium.com.au

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JUNE 2021:

Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Change Aotearoa Conference

Update:

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. The Committee is considering the possibility of running a series of webinars later in 2020.

Location
University of Otago, Wellington

When
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.

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SEPTEMBER 2021:

17th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) - Prague 2021

Update

The COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting the world and most of our future plans. We were relieved when the O2-arena was available for us on almost exactly the same dates in 2021 as the original 2020 congress and we announced new dates accordingly. At the time, we did not take into account that religious holidays do not always happen on the same dates from one year to the next. A global organisation can never avoid all holidays for all countries and all religions, but we try to avoid the most important for the world's major religions, as we did when setting the 2020 dates. We also take other considerations into account such as seasonal holidays and potential clashes with other major congresses.

Due to the urgency of the decision, we missed one of these holidays. On reflection, and after carefully looking at the options available to us, we have decided to bring the dates forward by a few days so that the WCA will now take place from September 1st - 5th, 2021. We hope that this change will not cause you any more inconvenience than the one year postponement has already.

We look forward to seeing you in Prague in early September 2021.

Location

The Congress will take place in the 02 Universum, Prague, Czech Republic, a modern centre that is designed for purpose.

When

This congress is being held from Wednesday the 1st until Sunday the 5th September 2021.

Brief Summary

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists are holding their 17th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) in Prague, Czech Republic, between the 5th and 9th September 2020. The programme will include approximately 12 planned parallel tracks of plenary sessions, focused meetings, problem-based learning discussions, selected free paper presentations, industrial symposia, poster discussions and more.

To Register

For more information please go to https://www.wcaprague2020.com/

Email

For any queries please email wcaprague2020@guarant.cz

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Prague as a congress and tourist destination

Prague consistently ranks among the world's most popular tourist destination. This beautiful and cultural city, perfectly situated in Central Europe, has excellent transport links and provides accommodation for all, making Prague great value for money. Prague is a 'green' and walkable city, offering a wide range of attractions within a small area. The Metro is comprised of three lines and is an efficient mode of transport. You can find more information on the accessibility of Prague on the Prague Convention website.

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OCTOBER 2022:

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

Location:

TSB Bank Arena, 4 Queens Wharf, Wellington

When:

21-24 October 2022

Brief Summary:

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.

Register:

Contact Raewyn Tse Event Manager Conference Innovators E: raewyn@conference.nz

Email:

For all enquiries please contact Denyse Robertson E: drobertson@asa.org.au, T: +61 2 8556 9717

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