Background

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 help cover the travel and accommodation costs involved in making the visits.

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Virtual Visiting Lectureships 2022


Webinar, 7pm Wednesday 5th October


Our guest speakers for the 2022 are Dr Karen Pederson and Dr Sheila Hart.


ANZAEC established the NZ Anaesthesia Visiting Lectureship in 2008 to promote sharing knowledge and experience through outstanding presentations among anaesthesia departments and practices. Unable to hold the series in person in 2020 we moved to a virtual format in 2021. This year we are continuing the series as a virtual event in an effort to make the series more accessible across Aotearoa.


The webinar lecture is open to anyone and is free to attend, register below.


Dr Sheila Hart - End of Life in NZ

Over 60% of the population voted in favour of The End of Life Choice Act in the 2020 general election, taking force from November 7th 2021. Hear more on what have been the highs and lows throughout this first year of assisted dying in New Zealand and what has happened since November 7th?


Sheila Hart is the President of the NZSA, a consultant Anaesthetist in Wellington and Deputy Clinical Director of the Anaesthesia and Pain Department at Wellington, Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley. As the NZSA President Sheila represents NZSA’s view to government agencies, is a representative at various councils and committees of affiliated organisations, and is a spokesperson for the profession, advocating for patient safety and the wellbeing of New Zealand anaesthetists.


Dr Karen Pedersen - Perioperative anaphylaxis

We will be discussing the recent review of and changes to the ANZCA/ANZAAG Perioperative Anaphylaxis Management Guidelines, potential issues with our increasing usage of sugammadex and evidence around the cross sensitivity between cefazolin and penicillin.

Karen Pedersen is a specialist Anaesthetist at Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland where she runs the Anaesthetic Allergy Clinic alongside Dr Peter Cooke. She was a member of the group who designed the ANZCA anaphylaxis emergency response online module and was part of the recent review of the perioperative anaphylaxis management guidelines. In addition to Karen’s focus on perioperative anaphylaxis, her medical interests include anaesthesia for neurosurgery, perioperative medicine and medical education.


Please contact nzaec@anaesthesiaeducation.org.nz for queries.

 

2022

Virtual Lectureships

Due to the ongoing impact on Covid-19 on events, ANZAEC have decided to run the 2022 lectureships virtually. Keep an eye out for our 2023 plans!

 

PREVIOUS LECTURE TOPICS

2021

Dr Rob Burrell: Sustainable Anaesthesia. Is it Worth it?
Dr Nick Lightfoot: Research. Is it Worth it?

2019

Dr Matthew Drake: What’s new in Obstetric Anaesthesia?
Dr Jane Thomas: Paediatric Pain Management

2018

Dr Hopley: The State of Health IT in New Zealand
Dr David Sidebotham: Opioid Epidemic in the USA
Dr Ian Williams – A Personal Journey: My Experience with TIVA