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New Zealand Anaesthesia Visiting Lectureships

The 2019 Visiting Lecturers are Dr Matthew Drake and Dr Jane Thomas (click on the photo's or links for further information). 

Dr Matthew Drake's presentation 'What's new in obstetrics?' and Dr Jane Thomas' presentation 'Paediatric Pain Management' have been selected as the Anaesthesia Visiting Lectureships for 2019 and will be at Rotorua Hospital on 11 December 2019 between 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm.

The Northland date for Dr Drake was on 17 May 2019, 11.00am-12.30pm.

The MidCentral date for Dr Drake and Dr Nadarajah was on 6 September 2019, 1.00pm-3.00pm

Northland and MidCentral hospitals were chosen for 2019


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 2020 are open now, please find Visiting Lectureship Nomination form here. Once completed please send to the ANZAEC Administrative Officer via email nzaec@anaesthesiaeducation.org.nz 

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.