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

The 2013 NZ Anaesthesia Annual Scientific Meeting was held in Dunedin November 6-9. See here for photos taken at the ASM.


There will not be another NZ Anaesthesia ASM until 2017. No meeting is planned in 2014. In 2015, ANZCA's New Zealand National Committee is holding a conference in Wellington, November 5-7 and in 2016, ANZCA will hold its main ASM in Auckland, April 29 to May 4.

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

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


Trainee events

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 2014 course will be held on November 15 in Auckland. For more information about the 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. 

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

To search for anaesthesia and pain medicine events held in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere in the world, click 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, click here.


Submit an event

To submit an event to the ANZCA calendar, click 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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