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New Zealand Anaesthesia Visiting Lectureships
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The 2020 Visiting Lecturers are Dr Nicholas Lightfoot and Dr Rob Burrell (click on the photo's or links for further information). 

Dr Nicholas Lightfoot's presentation 'Can small scale anaesthesia research make a difference?  Outcomes from New Zealand' and Dr Rob Burrell's presentation 'Sustainability: our world, our country, and our work' have been selected as the Anaesthesia Visiting Lectureships for 2020. 

Venues and dates for Visiting Lectureships for 2020 are still to be confirmed


ANZAEC established the NZ Anaesthesia Visiting Lectureship in 2008 to promote sharing knowledge and experience through outstanding presentations among anaesthesia departments and practices.

Each year, heads of departments are invited to nominate members of staff who have given an outstanding presentation at a continuing medical education session and are willing to give their presentations at two regional centres in New Zealand the following year. ANZAEC covers the travel and accommodation costs involved in making the visits.


In 2012, the Mid Central Lecture Series was established by Dr Nigel Waters. The series can invite up to five regions to a meeting, hosted by one of those DHBs and inviting either the same lecturers or previous. ANZAEC cover travel only for these lecturers. The committee can decide on host regions in collaboration with Dr Waters. Historically the South Island has not hosted many meetings and the committee would like to see that change.

Applications close on 30 September each year.

Nominations for Visiting Lectureships for 2021 are open now, please find Visiting Lectureship Nomination form here. Once completed please send to the ANZAEC Administrative Officer via email 

Previous NZ Anaesthesia Visiting Lecturers

Since the lectureships were established, many regional centres have been informed and inspired by presentations made by the NZ Anaesthesia Visiting Lecturers. See here to view information about previous visiting lecturers, their topics and the centres they visited.



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