Events and courses
ANZCA runs many events to benefit Fellows and trainees, including an annual scientific meeting, workshops, conferences and courses designed to encourage and support medical specialists in their training and continuing professional development. The College also aims to keep trainees and Fellows informed about anaesthesia and pain medicine events held around the world.
NZ anaesthesia events
New Zealand Anaesthesia Annual Scientific Meeting
Dunedin, November 6-9
The New Zealand Anaesthesia Education Committee (NZAEC) has awarded three New Zealand anaesthesia visiting lectureships for 2013. The lectureships promote sharing of knowledge and experience by funding lecturers to present nominated outstanding presentations in anaesthesia departments and practices to anaesthesia departments in regional centres. The visiting lecturers for 2013 and their topics are:
Dr Matthew Taylor from Middlemore Hospital, 'Enhanced recovery after surgery'.
Professor Brian Anderson from Starship Children's Hospital, 'Age-related pharmacology in anaesthesia and Aspects of paediatric anaesthesia and intensive care'.
Dr Rachelle Williamson from Christchurch Hospital, 'Christchurch quake: New Zealand's darkest day'.
Teacher education courses
Click for information on ANZCA's teacher education courses.
New Zealand Anaesthesia Part 3 Course
This is an interactive one-day programme for advanced trainees in anaesthesia. The course aims to provide senior trainees with an opportunity to explore the issues they face in making the transition between resident medical officer and senior medical officer. The 2013 course will be held on Saturday, November 9 in Dunedin, in conjunction with the NZ Anaesthesia Annual Scientific Meeting being held there that week. For more information about the 2013 course, click here.
Exam preparation courses
Priority is given to applicants who have registered to sit the examination. Participants must also be registered with the College as a trainee. For New Zealand dates and course descriptions, click here.
Annual registrars meeting
The one-day annual registrars meeting (ARM) enables trainees to explore issues on life after a trainee and to present their formal project. The course is held annually at Auckland City Hospital in early December. For information about previous ARMs, click here. The 2013 ARM will be held on Friday December 6 at Auckland City Hospital.
Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) courses
This course provides techniques in the management of anaesthetic emergencies. For further information, click here.
Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) courses
This course is an intensive course in the management of injury victims in the first one to two hours following injury. The course emphasises life-saving skills and systematic clinical approach to managing severe trauma. For further information, click here.
Introduction to Anaesthesia novice course
This course is aimed at junior doctors at the beginning of their training in anaesthesia using tutorials and hands on experience on the human-patient simulator. For further information, click here.
Perioperative Crisis Management Workshop
This course is an intensive one-day course refreshing teamwork skills for managing emergencies in the perioperative environment. For further information, click here.
New Anaesthetic Registrar Crisis Management course
This course is aimed at senior house officers or registrars recently progressed beyond level 1 supervision and who are about to participate in a call roster with level 4 (out of hospital) supervision. For further information, click here.
NZ Anaesthesia Part 0 Course
The NZ Anaesthesia Part 0 Course is aimed at new anaesthesia trainees. Day one, which is for new trainees, includes discussion about ANZCA's revised curriculum, workplace-based assessment, exam preparation and interprofessional communication. Day two, which is open to all junior doctors with an interest in anaesthesia, focuses on the basics of clinical anaesthesia. For further information, click here.
Anaesthesia and pain medicine events
ANZCA annual scientific meeting
The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists annual scientific meeting is the principal continuing medical education conference for anaesthetists and pain physicians in Australasia. Each year it is held in a different location. For further information about the ANZCA annual scientific meeting, click .
Submit an event
To submit an event to the ANZCA calendar, click . For further information about submitting an event, contact ANZCA's Continuing Professional Development Unit on +61 3 9510 6299 or email
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