Tēnā koutou katoa – greetings to you all,
It is a great pleasure and honour to be the Co-Convenors of the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists Combined Scientific Congress (CSC) to be held in Wellington in October 2022. This meeting was last held here in New Zealand in 2008 and was very successful.
We are determined to deliver a Combined Scientific Congress that will be interesting, stimulating and challenging in a format that enables both face to face and virtual engagement by attendees.
The Congress will be held in Wellington, the ‘coolest little capital in the world”. Our harbour city has a vibrant arts and culture scene, is the heart of government and decision makers, yet allows escape to the hills with a skip and a jump, or a few turns of the pedals.
The 2022 CSC will be held across two sites: the TSB Arena and the Intercontinental Hotel. The TSB Arena has a large area that will be an excellent location for the trade exhibition, immediately adjacent to the main Congress session rooms. The Intercontinental will host the workshops and small group sessions.
We expect numbers in the region of 800 delegates with a significant number of weekend registrants.
We have an exciting panel of keynote speakers from Canada, the UK and the US:
• Professor P.J. Devereaux is the Director of Cardiology and Scientific Leader of the Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Surgery Research Group at McMaster University, Canada.
• Professor D. Levett is an anaesthetist at Southampton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the UK, where she is clinical lead for perioperative medicine and the surgical high dependency unit.
• Professor Shafer is Professor of Anesthesiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA.
As we get closer to the Congress date you will find more details available on this website including opportunities for your organisation to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor, and view the scientific and social programmes. The scientific programme will run over three and a half days from Friday 21st October to Monday 24th October with the trade exhibition running for the first three days only.
The social programme will include the signature Gala Dinner event on the Saturday night which is not to be missed! The Exhibitor’s Reception will be onsite on the Friday evening and there will be a Family Event on the Sunday night.
We encourage you to attend our Congress, support this excellent educational event and enjoy connecting with colleagues and industry after what has been a challenging last couple of years. See you in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington!
Ngā mihi nui
Mark Featherston & Catherine Caldwell