Workshops & Courses

A number of pre, and post meeting workshops will be available at the Aotearoa NZ Anaesthesia ASM 2021.  You are able to register for the workshops via the online registration pages.  

Workshop Summary

A summary of the Workshop Program is outlined below. The program is subject to change any any time, without notice. Version date: June 1, 2021.

Wednesday 27 October
CICO Airway Workshop ($250)
CPR Workshop ($250)
Anaphylaxis Workshop ($250)
Session 1: 0915-1115
Session 1: 0915-1115
Session 1: 0915-1045
Session 2: 1200-1400
Session 2: 1200-1400
Session 2: 1200-1330
Session 3: 1445-1645
Session 3: 1445-1645
Session 3: 1445-1615
Advanced Perioperative Monitoring (Comp)
Well-Being Workshop ($100)
Te Reo for Beginners ($100)
Waka on Avon ($18.50)
Cooking/Well-Being Workshop ($129)
Perioperative Diabetes Workshop ($50)
Friday 29 October
Trauma Simulation ($325)
Sustainability Masterclass (Comp)
Saturday 30 October
Airway Masterclass ($425)

Wednesday Workshop Detail

The CICO, CPR and Anaphylaxis workshops have limited numbers, so please ensure you book early to avoid disappointment.

Full workshop descriptions, location and pricing can be reviewed below, use the right and left arrow keys to navigate.  You will need to check your registration carefully for workshop locations and times.

Wednesday October 27, 2021
CICO Airway Workshop
Cost: $250
Manawa Room HP201, 202 and 215
9.15am - 11.15am | 12pm - 2pm | 2.45pm - 4.45pm
This is a 2 hour workshop meeting criteria for the CICO ANZCA Emergency Response Activity that will be held in the Manawa Simulation Centre. It will involve plenaries, small group tutorials and hands on low fidelity practice for emergency front of neck access techniques. Each group will also have the opportunity to be involved in or observe a short high fidelity simulation – no hints on what the scenario might be!
Wednesday October 27, 2021
CPR Workshop
Cost: $250
University of Otago (Christchurch) Simulation Centre
9.15am - 11.15am | 12pm - 2pm | 2.45pm - 4.45pm
This is 2-hour workshop meeting criteria for the Cardiac Arrest ANZCA Emergency Response Activity that will be held in the University of Otago Christchurch Simulation Centre. It will involve small group tutorials and include two high fidelity simulation scenarios. The Resuscitation Service provides strategic direction for all resuscitation training and practice throughout the Canterbury District Health Board. We are involved with the ongoing development of resuscitation policy, procedures, equipment and resources. We also oversee and support the delivery of basic resuscitation training and deliver advanced resuscitation training to medical and senior nursing staff. Our specific interest is in supporting and promoting simulation training in the clinical area.
Wednesday October 27, 2021
Anaphylaxis Workshop
Cost: $250
Manawa Classroom G10
9.15am - 10.45am | 12pm - 1.30pm | 2.45pm - 4.15pm
This is a 90-minute workshop meeting criteria for the ANZCA Anaphylaxis Emergency Response Activity that will be held in the Manawa Simulation Centre. It will involve plenaries and case-based discussions.
Wednesday October 27, 2021
Advanced Perioperative Haemodynamic Monitoring
Complimentary | Sponsored by Edwards Lifesciences
Manawa Room 314
1pm - 4pm
We are pleased to announce that Prof Bernhard Reidel, attending the Aotearoa NZ Anaesthesia ASM as CAET (expanded) invited speaker will also be one of the facilitators in the haemodynamic monitoring workshop. Prof Riedel has extensive knowledge in improvement and understanding of perioperative factors that contribute to complications following major surgery—with strategies for enhanced risk stratification. The workshop will also have facilitators from Christchurch Hospital Anaesthesia including Dr Patrick McKendry. The workshop will provide the participants in latest Haemodynamic monitoring, IOH awareness, predictive monitoring, case studies and simulation guided by clinical experts.
Wednesday October 27, 2021
Well Being Workshop
Cost: $100
Manawa Classroom 308
11.30am - 1pm
The workshop will be a hands-on opportunity to play with the LLHW toolkit, suited to that undertaking well-being, in their department or practice. The aim will be to explore and share both stories of success and barriers encountered, when using the toolkit as a framework for department well-being.
Wednesday October 27, 2021
Te Reo for Beginners
Cost: $100
Manawa Classroom 308
2pm - 3.30pm
Kia ora! My name’s Anton and I am the proud father of three beautiful tamariki, husband to Jess, entrepreneur and passionate te reo Māori advocate. Come and hang out with me and learn some basic te reo Māori and tikanga Māori (Māori protocols and customs) in a relaxed and safe environment. My style is relaxed and my goal is to build up your confidence, and encourage you all to have a go at something new! Mistakes are inevitable, that’s all part of it, so don’t stress. This course is designed for beginners and I’d love to see you all! Ngā mihi Anton
Wednesday October 27, 2021
Waka on Avon Maori Cultural Experience
Cost: $18.50
Avon River, 221 Oxford Terrace
2.30pm - 3.15pm
Waka on the Avon River is how our forefathers-built Christchurch. From early beginnings, Māori and early Settlers worked together to build Christchurch by transporting bricks onto waka from the corner of Barbadoes Street to Deans house. 180 years later and Waka are back on the Avon. This time for the enjoyment and sharing of our great history and our two people’s journey together to build our phenomenal and resilient city. Learn and hear the stories of our city’s history and our early landmarks that have shaped our city's destiny. Storytelling of our city's early beginnings while floating on the gentle waters down the Avon river is a totally new way to see and experience our great city.
Wednesday October 27, 2021
Cooking/Well Being - Two Raw Sisters
Cost: $129
20 Welles Street, Christchurch
2pm - 4pm
Two Raw Sisters have a unique approach to plant-based living. They build delicious meals starting with vegetables, unprocessed, raw, whole food and pantry staples, then add meat, poultry or fish as you choose. Neither Margo or Rosa are vegan or vegetarian and welcome all eaters into their kitchen. While they take healthy living seriously, they love having a laugh, entertaining and sharing their inspirational story. They pride ourselves on keeping things as simple and straightforward as possible. Only using the ingredients that are cost-effective, ones you are familiar with, have been using for years and already have at home. The difference is, we will show you new and inventive ways to make these basics taste more fun, exciting and delicious.
Wednesday October 27, 2021
Perioperative Diabetes Workshop
Expressions of Interest ($50 per person if minimum numbers reached)
Manawa Room 310
2pm - 4pm
Expressions of interest are invited for this small group learning event led by expert diabetes physicians. Participants will improve their knowledge on the perioperative management of diabetic patients with a masterclass discussion of newer oral anti-diabetic agents, insulin preparations, continuous infusion pumps and implantable monitors.

Friday Workshop Detail

Full workshop descriptions, location and pricing can be reviewed below, use the right and left arrow keys to navigate.  You will need to check your registration carefully for workshop locations and times.

Friday October 29, 2021
Trauma Simulation
Cost: $325
Christchurch Adventure Park
8am - 11am
Join us for a multi-disciplinary trauma-related workshop, and simulation. This will be a mountain biking themed workshop and will involve a selection of short talks from a variety of speakers, including bike park patrol, St Johns Ambulance, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, and doctors involved in providing medical support for mountain biking events. Focus will be on the immediate and ongoing treatment of the head injured cyclist, and will involve small group learning, and on-site simulation of an injured cyclist. Access to the bike park and hire of equipment will be included in the cost of registration (should this be required). This is a fantastic opportunity to spend time with enthusiastic colleagues at a world class biking facility. As this is a mountain biking related experience, it is expected that registrants will have a moderate level of biking experience, as there will be riding within the network of trails that the park provides.
Friday October 29, 2021
Climate Change Masterclass
Victoria Room, Christchurch Town Hall
3.30pm - 5pm
This interactive session will offer an opportunity to learn more about healthcare sustainability initiatives and meet others with similar interests. Local New Zealand experts will be present to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about work they are involved in. Topics will have an emphasis on anaesthesia and surgery.

Saturday Workshop Detail

Full workshop descriptions, location and pricing can be reviewed below, use the right and left arrow keys to navigate.  You will need to check your registration carefully for workshop locations and times.

Saturday October 30, 2021
Airway Masterclass
Cost: $425
Manawa Room HP201, 202, 207, 213
1pm - 5.15pm
This is 4-hour session meeting criteria for the CICO ANZCA Emergency Response Activity that will be held in the Manawa simulation centre. It will have a much wider educational focus around practicing techniques such as conversion of supraglottic airway to endotracheal tube (AirQ and Aintree) and use of the Staged Extubation Catheter. There will be two high fidelity simulation scenarios as part of this workshop.

Workshop Cancellation Policy

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

  • Should you cancel your workshop registration by September 26, 2021 you will be refunded the workshop fee less a $25 administration charge per workshop.  From September 27, 2021 no refunds will be made unless your space can be filled by another delegate on a waiting list, at which time your workshop fee will be refunded in full.
  • No – shows, or on the day cancellations for all workshops will not be refunded.
  • Should the required minimum numbers not be reached for a workshop, then the workshop will be cancelled, and your workshop fee will be refunded in full.
  • Should a workshop be unable to operate due to adverse weather conditions, you will be able to re-book for the rescheduled workshop or offered a full refund of your workshop fee.
  • If you have registered to attend the meeting on-site in Christchurch and the Organisers are unable to hold the on-site meeting and workshops, due to circumstances out of their control, your workshop  fees will be refunded in full to you. No workshops will be offered via the virtual meeting platform.


For further information on individual workshops, please contact the Conference Managers at

MIHI 501 ANZCA: Application of Hui Process/Meihana Model to the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists 2021

The objective of the course is to support health practitioners to feel informed and confident in the development of Hauora Māori competencies, specifically focusing on the Hui Process and Meihana Model.

The course is tailored to assist learners apply these models within their clinical practice alongside Māori patients and/or whānau. These models promote positive engagement, appropriate care/treatment and health advocacy that support Māori health equity.

The course entails online learning, on-site learning and assessment modules. Learners can expect to take between 22–28 hours in total to complete this course.

Cost: $1,000 including GST

Open to registrars and consultants/fellows of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists only. This course comprises online learning modules and one on-site training seminar held in Christchurch on 1 November 2021.

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