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Heard a great talk lately?

Expressions of interest and nominations for speakers for the 2024 lectureship are open. The lectureship will be held virtually again this year and dates will be confirmed around speaker availability 


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 Lectureships

Our 2023 virtual visiting lectureship featured guest speakers Dr Nola Ng and Dr Dan Frei.

Dr Nola Ng works as a Consultant Anaesthetist and Supervisor of Training in Auckland City Hospital, specialising in ORL and Vascular anaesthesia.  She completed fellowship training in 2014 at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne as well a locum consultant post at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in London specialising in these two subspecialty areas.  She has a strong interest in workforce optimisation and doctor wellbeing, and is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma majoring in psychology.  

Dr Dan Frei is a cardiothoracic anaesthetist and Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management Research Lead at Wellington Regional Hospital, New Zealand. He is the lead investigator for the HOT-ROX trial and is completing his PhD in perioperative oxygen therapy.



Dr Karen Pedersen: Perioperative AnaphylaxisDr Sheila Hart: End of Life in New Zelanad


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


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


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

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