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CPD opportunity: PANNZ Update Meeting April 6 2019

The Society for Paediatric Anaesthesia in New Zealand and Australia (SPANZA) and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA) invite Anaesthetic Technicians to attend this one day paediatric anaesthesia update, being held in Auckland.

More information can be found on the event page here.


Important information for ALL anaesthetic technicians

This information was received by NZATS as part of a communication from the Medical Sciences Council and affects all training and qualified technicians.

Inaugural Whangarei Symposium registration now open

We would like to invite you to register for the upcoming inaugural Whangarei Symposium being held March 2-3 2019.

The registration packages is available here.

Registrations close Monday 18 February.

The successful candidates from the 6 October 2018 exam

The successful candidates from the 6 October 2018 exam are candidate numbers:

#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9.

The Top Candidate was #2. Well done.

Congratulations to all of the successful candidates.

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.

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

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.

NZATS Letter to Members

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