Aotearoa NZ Anaesthesia ASM will go ahead!

As promised, we are excited to present NZASM21 on the scheduled dates of October 27 – 30, 2021. The delta outbreak in Australia and New Zealand is disappointing, but from very early on we have planned for this eventuality. We have the technical capabilities to run a full virtual or hybrid meeting.

A decision about whether to convert to a full virtual meeting will be made by the end of September.  Our goal is to continue to provide a hybrid in-person and virtual event.  We will let everyone know as soon as we have decided. Our presenters have already been contacted, and are preparing their talks for pre-recording.
In spite of the challenges over the last 18+ months, we remain excited about NZASM21.  While we are disappointed that many delegates will not get the chance to visit Ōtautahi Christchurch in person to enjoy our city, our Organising Committee has put together a scientific program we are proud of. We can’t wait to share our knowledge with everyone whether attending in-person or virtually. 

Further details will be added to this website, and communicated to our existing registered delegates and industry partners by September 24, 2021.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please do reach out and contact us. We will do our best to assist however we can.

Key Dates

Registration and Abstract Submission Open: June 1, 2021
Abstract Submissions Close: September 13, 2021
Earlybird Registration Close: September 26, 2021

Meeting Dates: October 27-30, 2021

Tēnā koutou,

We are excited to announce that the 2021 Aotearoa New Zealand Anaesthesia Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Ōtautahi, Christchurch. This is a combined NZ Anaesthesia ASM and NZ Anaesthetic Technicians’ Society (NZATS) conference in the same venue, at the same time.

The theme for the meeting is Whakaora (To Heal): Our patients, Ourselves, Our City, Our Planet. Through our scientific program and 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.

We look forward to showcasing Ōtautahi Christchurch.  A lot has changed over the past 10 years. By necessity, Christchurch is evolving into a modern, vibrant and innovative city. Within easy reach of Christchurch are the coast, the hills, the mountains and lakes that form our playground. Whether you’re into biking, tramping, golfing or just wandering around the city and gardens, there will be much to enjoy.

We look forward to seeing you in October.

Ngā mihi
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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