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

ANZCA NZNC Annual Scientific Meeting 2015

In the absence of a joint ASM this year, ANZCA New Zealand is hosting an annual scientific meeting at Te Papa Museum in Wellington, November 5-7, with the theme "Trauma - personal professional and patient perspectives". For further information, email Fran Lalor at ANZCA.

New Zealand Anaesthesia Annual Scientific Meeting

The regular NZ Anaesthesia ASM is hosted jointly by ANZCA's New Zealand National Committee and the NZ Society of Anaesthetists. The next joint NZ Anaesthesia ASM will be held in Rotorua in 2017.


NZ Anaesthesia Research Workshop

In December 2014, ANZCA New Zealand hosted an inaugural New Zealand Anaesthesia Research Workshop for specialists and trainees, provided guidance on how to become involved in and develop quality research, as well as opportunities to network with leading researchers. It is hoped to make this an annual event. For further information, contact  Louise Soulsby at ANZCA's New Zealand office.


New Zealand Anaesthesia Visiting Lectureships 

The NZ Anaesthesia Education Committee (NZAEC) offers an annual NZ Anaesthesia Visiting Lectureship Programme to promote the sharing of knowledge and experience by funding lecturers to present nominated outstanding presentations made in anaesthesia departments and practices to anaesthesia departments in regional centres. 


Nominations for the visiting lectureships close on September 30 each year. They should be made by the head of department or practice with the nominee's consent. Departments interested in hosting a lecturer may complete an expression of interest form, also by September 30. See here for more information on the visiting lectureships and for nomination and expression of interest forms; and for the dates lectures will be presented.


The NZAEC may be contacted here.


Teacher education courses

See here for information on ANZCA's teacher education courses.


Trainee events

New Zealand Anaesthesia Part 3 Course

This annual course is an interactive one-day programme providing advanced trainees with an opportunity to explore the issues they face in making the transition between resident medical officer and senior medical officer. For information about the course, see 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, see here.


Annual Registrar Meeting

The annual NZ Annual Registrar Meeting is held at Auckland City Hospital usually in early December. This trainee-focused day features professional development topics in the morning and an afternoon scientific session for trainees to showcase their audit, research and formal projects. Further information about the ARM is available from Dr Nicola Broadbent.

Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) courses

This course provides techniques in the management of anaesthetic emergencies. For further information, see 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, see 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, see 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, see 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, see here.


NZ Anaesthesia Part 0 Course

The NZ Anaesthesia Part 0 Course is aimed at new anaesthesia trainees. Further information is available on the NZSA website.


Anaesthesia and pain medicine events

To search for anaesthesia and pain medicine events held in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere in the world, see here to visit ANZCA's events calendar.


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, see here.


Submit an event

To submit an event to the ANZCA calendar, see here. For further information about submitting an event, contact ANZCA's Continuing Professional Development Unit on +61 3 9510 6299 or email

For further information or to notify the New Zealand office about a New Zealand-based event, email

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