21 - 24 October 2022 | TSB Arena and Intercontinental Hotel, Wellington

Combined Scientific Congress

Jointly hosted by the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA) and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA)

Tēnā koutou katoa – greetings to you all

We are excited to invite you to register for Australasia's premier anaesthesia conference for 2022! Register by 12 August to enjoy our special early bird registration rate.

It is a great pleasure and honour to welcome you as the Co-convenors of the Combined Scientific Congress (CSC), jointly hosted by the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists to be held in Wellington (and virtually) in October. This meeting was last held in New Zealand in 2008 and was very successful.

This year’s Combined Scientific Congress will be interesting, stimulating and challenging and will be delivered in a hybrid 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 at 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 venues: the TSB Arena and the Intercontinental Hotel. The TSB Arena has a large area ideally suited to the trade exhibition, adjacent to the main Congress session rooms. The Intercontinental will host the workshops and small group sessions.

We expect about 600 delegates (in person or virtual) with a significant number of weekend registrants.

We have an exciting panel of keynote speakers from Canada, the UK, the US and Australia:

  • 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 Steven Shafer is Professor of Anesthesiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA.
  • Professor Kate Leslie is a specialist anaesthetist and head of research in the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal Melbourne Hospital, and honorary professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne and Monash University.

Our CSC website has all the information you need, including the scientific and social programmes, and a comprehensive FAQ section. You can also find out how to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor – an outstanding opportunity to promote your products and services. The scientific programme will run over three and a half days from Friday 21 October to Monday 24 October with the trade exhibition running for the first three days only.

The social programme will include the not to be missed signature gala dinner event on the Saturday night. 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 register for our Congress to support this excellent educational event and to enjoy connecting with colleagues and industry after a challenging last couple of years. See you in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington or online!

Ngā mihi nui,

Mark Featherston and Catherine Caldwell
Congress Co-Convenors

CSC 2022 - Committee Members
Mark Featherston Co-Convenor Neroli Chadderton Part 3 Course Coordinator
Catherine Caldwell Co-Convenor Aruntha Moorthy Social Co-Coordinator
James Moore Sci. Program Co-Convenor Kirsten Cunningham Social Co-Coordinator
Nick Rogers Sci. Program Co-Convenor Kirsty Jordan Social Co-Coordinator
Dan Frei Sci. Program Co-Convenor Victoria Lyon Social Co-Coordinator
Sarah Jackson Workshop/CBD Co-Coordinator Sam Schriek Trainee Rep
Phil Quinn Workshop/CBD Co-Coordinator David Elliott ASA Federal NSC Officer
Adam Hollingworth Workshop Co-Coordinator
Geoff Carden Industry Liaison