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 9th to 11th November (with workshops on the 8th 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

Local Organising Committee

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

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 most anticipated Anaesthesia event for 2023.

We are proud to sponsor this conference and its theme ‘impact’, acknowledging the immense impact Dunedin local, Professor John Ritchie made in our field, and looking towards the impact we can all make to the future of our profession and improved outcomes for our patients.

Join us as we engage in an exciting and informative scientific programme in Ōtepoti Dunedin.

Ngā mihi nui,

Dr Graham Roper – Chair, ANZCA New Zealand National Committee
Dr Morgan Edwards – President, New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists
Matt Lawrence – President, New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians’ Society

Conference Managers

Outshine Ltd, PO Box 896, Cambridge 3450, New Zealand
e: jo@outshine.co.nz p: +64 7 823 1910 w: www.outshine.co.nz

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