An invitation from our Convenor

Tēnā koutou katoa – Greetings to you all.


You are warmly invited to attend the 2023 combined Aotearoa NZ Anaesthesia ASM and NZATS conference to be held Ōtepoti Dunedin.

On behalf of our committee, we are beyond excited to welcome you to our quirky and vibrant city. The conference will run from the 8th to 11th November at the Dunedin Centre, a heritage rich venue located in the city’s entertainment precinct which perfectly blends its old-world grand baroque style with modern convenience.

The theme for this conference is Impact. It encompasses a humble nod to the profound and pivotal impact Professor John Ritchie – former Director of the Department of Anaesthesia at Dunedin Public Hospital – had on our specialty; along with the impact that a litany of forces in our challenging modern world has on the way we practice our craft. The theme is intentionally broad however at the heart of it all, is the impact we have on our patients.

Our program promises to be packed with outstanding international leaders as well as local experts from across Aotearoa. We hope to provoke thought, instigate discussion, create learning opportunities and challenge you.

Ōtepoti Dunedin, is New Zealand’s Wildlife Capital and an UNESCO city of literature. There is much to unravel while you are here. We have an abundance of unique experiences from our beautiful beaches often littered with seals and the world’s only mainland-breeding albatross colony; to exceptional local cuisine and a vibrant urban culture. Our social program will highlight the best that Ōtepoti Dunedin has to offer, culminating in our unmissable, interactive dinner function on the Friday evening.

As always, we encourage you to register early. We look forward to hosting and connecting with Anaesthetists, Anaesthetic Technicians and industry in Ōtepoti Dunedin at the combined Aotearoa New Zealand ASM and NZATS conference 2023.

Ngā mihi nui,

Dr Priya Shanmuganathan
Convenor, ASM 2023

Key Dates:
Registration and Submission Open: June 1, 2023
Submissions Close: September 17, 2023
Earlybird Registration Close: October 8, 2023

Local Organising Committee

Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Dr Priya Shanmuganathan, Convenor
  • Ms Ashlea Hunter, NZATS Convenor
  • Dr Matt Sumner, Scientific Program Convenor
  • Ms Greer Amos
  • Dr Esti Blazquez
  • Ms Thyla Guise-Taitimu
  • Dr David Koskuba
  • Dr Bridgette McKenzie
  • Dr Jochen Maierl
  • Dr Gonzalo Millan
  • Dr Mark Woolley

Thanks to our Sponsors


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