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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

A recording of our 2022 virtual visiting lectureship is available to watch below. Guest speakers were Dr Karen Pedersen and Dr Sheila Hart.

Dr Karen Pedersen is a specialist Anaesthetist at Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland where she runs the Anaesthetic Allergy Clinic alongside Peter Cooke. Her talk shared recent 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.

Dr Sheila Hart, is a consultant Anaesthetist in Wellington and Deputy Clinical Director of the Anaesthesia and Pain Department. In this lecture Dr Hart shares information on The End of Life Act, the highs and lows throughout this first year of assisted dying in New Zealand.

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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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