Convenor's Invitation

Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain or harm. Excitement: a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness.

Whether at work or play, we all have something we fear but also situations that excite us. We can try and evade our fears or we can embrace them and learn to overcome them. Be courageous. Be motivated. Get excited.

On behalf of the organizing committee I would like to invite you to Rotorua for the NZ Anaesthesia 2017 ASM. Rotorua offers plenty to excite and thrill but also to ignite fear and trepidation. An awesome destination with something on offer for everyone.

The Rotorua Convention Centre is a modern and spacious venue in a spectacular setting and easy walking distance from local accommodation and restaurants. I am excited with the panel of invited keynote speakers who, along with variety of speakers from around the country, will share their expertise and experiences that we may be better equipped to face our fears and steer clear of danger.

I hope to see you there.

Kevin Arthur, Anaesthetist, Waikato Hospital

ANZCA NZ National Committee & NZSA Invitation

Message from ANZCA New Zealand National Committee Chair, Dr Jen Woods and NZSA President, Dr David Kibblewhite.

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Competition Time - are you a literary genius?

Visit the Scientific Programme page and then answer a few simple online questions about our session titles. Correct entries will go into the draw.

It is that easy to win wine….


We have an impressive list of invited and local faculty.

Speaker List
Scientific Programme

The provisional scientific programme will be updated regularly. Visit again soon for the latest information

More Info

1 October 2017 – Close of Earlybird
31 October 2017 – Close of Standard
From 1 November 2017 – Late Fees Apply


Rotorua – New Zealand’s Coolest Hot Spot!

Rotorua is an adventure playground with a plethora of activities to enjoy and some of nature’s most fascinating gems. The resort-style city is in the heart of the North Island is one of New Zealand’s most unique and iconic destinations. 

With 16 lakes and fishing streams, world famous Whakarewarewa Forest bike trails, and the geothermal wonderland of boiling mud pools and soaring geysers, Rotorua is both an action adventure playground and award-winning spa destination. Of course, Rotorua is also home to the indigenous Maori culture, and is the best place to learn the traditions and stories of these proud and welcoming people.