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Cardiac study day for Anaesthetic Technicians

A cardiac study day for Anaesthetic Technicians is being held in Dunedin on September 8.  For more information please see the program flyer here.

Regional meeting and education day in Christchurch

There will be a regional meeting and education day in Christchurch at the end of September.  For more information please see the program flyer here.

CPD opportunity February 2019

There is an opportunity to attend The 3rd Perioperative Patient Blood Management Symposium in Brisbane on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February.  For more information please click here.

Opportunity for postgraduate studies in Clinical Education

NZATS have been approached by the University of Auckland to offer to our members postgraduate studies in Clinical Education.  It has been confirmed that “the AUT Anaesthetic Technology course with completion of practical component and health professional registration is acceptable for admission to the Post-graduate Certificate and Diploma of Clinical Education.”  There is also the option of a Masters Degree in Clinical Education with a minimum of a B grade in the PGDip.

For more information, please click here.

Lower North Island Regional Meeting and Education Day

Are you interested in attending the Lower North Island Regional Meeting and Education Day?  You can find the information you need here.  We’d be delighted to see you there.

October Registration Examination

The Registration Examination will be held at Burwood Hospital on Saturday 6 October.  Documentation can be found on the website under the Registration Examination tab, or you can click here.

Nominations for NZATS Executive Committee 2018


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the NZATS Executive committee for someone who is passionate about the profession. If you are motivated, have some spare time on your hands, would like to do some voluntary work and are enthusiastic about Professional Development for Anaesthetic Technicians then this could be the role for you. Nominations are being called for the role of Professional Development Officer.

Details of the position can be found here and the nomination form can be found here.

Please ensure that the person has agreed to be nominated and that they are a financial member of NZATS as a Registered Anaesthetic Technician and that they have the support of their employer to fulfill the role.

All nominations must be received by 1st October 2018.

Nominations can be emailed to Katherine.hepworth@cdhb.health.nz

Basil Hutchison and Excellence Awards are now open

NZATS are delighted to announce the continued support by Medtronic towards both the Basil Hutchison and the Excellence Award for Registered Anaesthetic Technicians annual research awards.  Please see the flyer below.  The resource document including entry and marking criteria can be found here.  As well as a cash prize of $1000, the winner of each award will receive a complimentary ticket to the NZATS Conference dinner, being held in Auckland on Friday 9 November, where they will receive their prize (please note travel/accomodation is not included as part of the prize.)

There is an earlier than usual closing date of Friday 21 September.  This is to allow time for the winners to be notified and arrange attendance to the awards ceremony at the NZATS Conference dinner.

Please click here for the flyer.

Inaugural Whangarei Symposium: Honour History – Challenge the Future

NZATS are delighted to announce the inaugural Whangarei Symposium being hosted by Matthew Lawrence (who has previously organised the very successful Waiheke Symposium).  Please see the events calendar here or the Facebook event page for more information.  Make sure you book early, there are limited places and it will sell out quickly.   This is going to be a standout educational event.

Please click here for the welcome note.