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Thank you for your support.

On behalf of the Organising Committee, ANZCA New Zealand National Committee, New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists, and the New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians’ Society, I would like to thank you for your support of the Aotearoa NZ Anaesthesia ASM 2021.

While we were disappointed not to be able to host everyone in Christchurch, and showcase the changes in the city over recent years, we sincerely appreciate your attendance and ongoing support. Thank you for registering, for logging on, and for engaging with this conference.

Thank you to the healthcare industry sponsors for your continued support, particularly given the difficulties in engaging with our delegates in a virtual environment. In particular we would like to thank the NZATS program partner Medtronic, and our premium exhibitors Edwards Lifesciences, GE Healthcare and Karl Storz Endoscopy.

Thank you to our invited Australian speakers Drs Victoria Brazil and Bernhard Reidel, and our North American speakers Drs Carol Peden and Daniel Sessler. Obviously, we would have loved to have hosted you all in person, but your willingness to continue to contribute from afar is very much appreciated. Thank you also to our faculty of New Zealand speakers, we acknowledge the depth of expertise and knowledge in our local anaesthesia community.

Thank you also to the multiple Chairs and Moderators, for seamlessly transitioning to this virtual environment.

We wanted to explore our theme: Whakaora: To Heal | Our patients, Ourselves, Our city, Our planet, and we think we have achieved this, addressing each of these elements throughout the program.

Ka kite ano au i a koutou – see you again, but hopefully next time in person.

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa
Dr Ben van der Griend

Introductory Chat

An introduction to the theme and scientific program for the Aotearoa NZ Anaesthesia ASM 2021.

Drs Christian Brett and Veronica Gin
Scientific Program Convenors

Key Dates

Registration and Abstract Submission Open: June 1, 2021
Abstract Submissions Close: September 13, 2021
Earlybird Registration Close: October 3, 2021

Meeting Dates: October 27-30, 2021

Tēnā koutou,

We wanted to invite everyone to Ōtautahi, Christchurch, but COVID happened.

But don’t worry – you can still come to the conference.

Although it will be a virtual meeting, we promise a completely interactive experience. There will be plenty of opportunities to engage, ask questions, network with friends and colleagues and to visit our trade displays. And being virtual, you can watch any of the presentations at your leisure until January 31st 2022. 

The theme for the meeting is Whakaora (To Heal): Our patients, Ourselves, Our City, Our Planet. Through our scientific program and virtual workshops, we will aim to challenge ourselves to care for our patients more effectively; to look after ourselves and each other; to consider the wider community and the world we live in.

Sound good? Register now, and why not organise to get together with friends and colleagues for a local ‘watch-party’? We look forward to seeing you (virtually) soon.

Ngā mihi
Dr Ben van der Griend

On behalf of the Organising Committee

ANZCA, NZSA and NZATS Invitation

Tēnā koutou

On behalf of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA) and the New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians’ Society (NZATS) we would like to extend our warmest welcome to the big event on the Aotearoa calendar this year.

We are proud to sponsor this conference Whakaora (To Heal): Our patients, Ourselves, Our City, Our Planet in the beautiful city of Ōtautahi, Christchurch. It is the first time we have held the conference in the Garden City for many years. It is a city that has been through so much and evolved so bravely. We know it will be a special conference for all of us.

The programme has been developed to reflect the dynamic times we live in and the challenges we face looking after our patients and ourselves. Join us and be part of innovative and exciting conversations that affect our speciality.

Ngā mihi nui

Dr Sally Ure – Chair, ANZCA New Zealand National Committee
Dr Sheila Hart – President, New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists
Kirstin Fraser – Chair of the New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians’ Society

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