Perioperative Symposium 2024

Working Together

We are delighted to invite you to the Aotearoa NZ Perioperative Symposium, a special one-day event bringing together a multidisciplinary programme of local and international experts in perioperative care.

The symposium is open to anyone working and collaborating in the field of perioperative medicine.

Working together is the theme of the symposium, reflecting the benefits of multidisciplinary team collaboration, working together to provide the best care for our patients.

This event is hosted by the anaesthesia department of Te Whatu Ora Waitematā and parent organisations the ANZCA New Zealand National Committee and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA).

The event will be held in the lead-up to the Aotearoa NZ Anaesthesia Annual Scientific Meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event that will bring together our perioperative community here in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We encourage you to register early.

Ngā mihi nui,
Drs Karen Hye-Won Park & Daniel Chiang
Convenor / Scientific Convenor,
Aotearoa NZ Perioperative Symposium 2024

Including Guest Speakers

Prof Andrew Hill

General and Colorectal Surgeon, Auckland

Prof Bobbie Jean Sweitzer

Anaesthesiologist & Physician, Systems Director Perioperative Practice, Inova Health, USA

Dr Daniel Chiang

Consultant Anaesthesiologist, North Shore Hospital

E Merriman

Dr Eileen Merriman

Haematologist, North Shore Hospital, Auckland

A/Prof Hairil Rizal Abdullah

Anaesthesiologist, Singapore General Hospital

A/Prof Joyce Yeung

Anaesthesiologist & Critical Care, University of Warwick, USA

Prof Julian Paton

Translational Physiologist, University of Auckland

Prof Ki Jinn Chin

Anaesthesiologist, Dept of Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada

Dr Min Yee Seow

Orthogeriatrician, Te Whatu Ora Waitemata

Dr Sharon Wu

Dietitian, University of Auckland

Registration Fees

The symposium is open to anyone working and collaborating in the field of perioperative medicine.

Earlybird registration closes: 6 October, 2024
Standard fees apply from: 7 October, 2024

Earlybird (by 6 October) Standard (from 7 October)
Specialist / Physician  $450  $500
Trainee / Anaesthetic Technician / Nurse / Allied Health $350  $400
  • Symposium sessions
  • Symposium catering (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea)

Terms and Conditions

By registering for the Aotearoa NZ Perioperative Symposium, you agree to the terms and conditions.

Up to and including 6 October: Payment can be made on invoice by direct credit (account details will be included on your invoice), or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Amex). 

From 7 October: You will be required to pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Amex) during the online registration process. 

Credit card statements will show debit as Outshine Ltd and incur a 2% booking fee. 

All prices are quoted in New Zealand dollars and include GST. Credit card payments are processed via a secure Windcave gateway, a Level 1 service provider compliant with PCI DSS version 2.0. Registration confirmation and a tax invoice will be sent via email upon receipt of online registration.

If your organisation is paying your registration fee and has specific billing requirements, it is the delegate’s responsibility to provide these details during registration. Invoices that fail to meet the organisation’s payment policy due to incorrect or incomplete information will not be reissued. The delegate would then be responsible for arranging payment directly and seeking reimbursement from their organisation.

All cancellations or registration changes must be made in writing to the Conference Managers at 

Cancellation or registration change date


On or before 6 October 2024

Refunds will be issued less $100 administration fee

After 6 October 2024

No refund available

You may elect to reassign your registration, in which case please contact the Conference Managers with the replacement delegate contact details.

If for reasons beyond the control of the Organising Committee the symposium is cancelled, the registration fees will be refunded less fees already incurred.

It is expected that you accurately select the appropriate category during registration. During the standard registration review process, you may be contacted to request proof of chosen registration type. If requested, evidence must be provided within 7 days. Failure to do so will result in an automatic update of your registration category, and you will be required to pay the difference in fees.

Some sessions held during the symposium may be of a sensitive nature and will be closed to all recording including filming, photography and social media posts. By registering for the Aotearoa NZ Perioperative Symposium 2024, you acknowledge this is the case and agree not to share, distribute or disseminate information as instructed on the programme and/or by the Chairperson of that session.

The Conference Managers, in conjunction with the Organising Committee and the symposium venue, are committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy symposium environment for all attendees, and to providing the information needed to achieve this. The Conference Managers, in conjunction with the Organising Committee and the symposium venue, will take responsibility for providing health and safety procedures while on-site, however, all symposium attendees need to be aware of their own responsibilities. Each attendee is encouraged to play a vital and responsible role in maintaining a safe and healthy symposium environment through:

  • Listening to the health and safety briefing on-site and/or;
  • Reading the health and safety procedure document provided on-site at the registration desk.
  • Ensuring all accidents and incidents that occur on-site at the symposium are reported.
  • Informing the Conference Managers, or a staff member at the venue immediately of any health and safety concerns.
  • Respecting your own personal safety and that of other symposium delegates and employees.
  • Stay home if you are unwell, and advise the Conference Managers.
  • Follow all venue and public health guidelines and regulations.

Personal information is collected on behalf of the meeting’s parent bodies: ANZCA and NZSA. A delegate list will be produced for the symposium including name, organisation and email address. It will be distributed to symposium attendees, and sponsors and provided to the ANZCA, and NZSA. This list will not be provided by ANZCA and NZSA to any other third party. Should you wish your details to be NOT included on the delegate list please indicate this during the registration process.

ANZCA and NZSA and the Conference Managers will not accept any liability for losses associated with the symposium. Delegates are advised to arrange their own comprehensive travel and medical insurance, including insurance for personal possessions and financial loss due to cancellation or postponement of the symposium.

The Aotearoa NZ Perioperative Symposium 2024 is held in a public space, therefore we do not prohibit participants, exhibitors, sponsors, news organisations and other companies from photographing, video recording or recording some symposium activities. Additionally, the Organising Committee may arrange for photos to be taken during the symposium. ANZCA and NZSA reserve the right to use images and recordings taken at the symposium with your photograph and/or likeness in future marketing materials, including on the internet.

The Conference Managers may also use images taken at the symposium with your photograph and/or likeness in future marketing materials, including on the internet, with the permission of ANZCA and NZSA. Symposium attendees who prefer their images are neither taken nor published in any format, have the ability to object by sending an email request to the Conference Managers at

Attendance certificates are only provided to individuals registered under delegate categories and are emailed within 24-48 hours of the Symposium.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018. While the Aotearoa NZ Anaesthesia ASM is based in New Zealand, and we do not always have delegates or speakers attend from the EU, as a responsible Professional Conference Organiser we believe it is important we follow the GDPR standards to ensure your personal data privacy is protected. When registering, you will be asked to give your consent to providing your personal information in order to register for the symposium.