Workshops

Held at the InterContinental Hotel

Workshops vary in their cost, duration, maximum participants and location. Please check the workshop details carefully.

The correct ticket is required for entry to all workshops. Where workshops are repeated, your ticket will only allow you entry to the specified session and is not transferable to other sessions of the same workshop.

Only one workshop will be allocated per delegate up to the early bird closing date.

Workshops are allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis and the availability of workshops is subject to demand.

After the early bird closing date, all delegates will be notified of the available workshops by email. Delegates can edit their registration booking online and select a further workshop. Please note, the selection of a second workshop after the early bird date will only be available online.

All emergency response workshops are approved ANZCA emergency response activities.

The ANZTADC SIG workshop is eligible for ANZCA CPD practise evaluation credits.

Workshop programme

Click on the workshop titles below to view the corresponding workshop information

Friday 21 October 2022

W1 | W5 | Paeds ALS

The workshop will provide a refresher on paediatric basic and advanced life support including safe use of defibrillator in children. The focus of the workshop is on highlighting differences and challenges in paediatric resuscitation (children of all ages) compared to adults.

We will use high fidelity mannequins and simulated cases with debriefing during and after the scenarios to facilitate learning. All registrants will be involved in these scenarios (active, hands-on, real time participation and debriefs).

This workshop is recognised by the ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for ‘Emergency response – cardiac arrest’

Date/TimeFriday 21 October
W1 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm FULL
W5 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm FULL
LocationLambton 1
Cost$200.00
FacilitatorIndu Kapoor
Maximum numbers15

W2 | FAST Scan Ultrasound

Anaesthetists are often called upon to attend trauma calls in the Emergency Department (ED) and frequently care for trauma patients with multiple injuries in theatre. Point of care ultrasound examination is often performed by ED physicians on presentation. Anaesthetists should be conversant with the principles of FAST scan and alert to changes that may occur as the patient proceeds through their clinical journey. On this workshop, experienced ED physicians, transport paramedics and anaesthetists will guide you through the basic principles and the acquisition of the main sonographic images. There will be plenty of opportunity to practice scanning on live models.

Date/TimeFriday 21 October
1:30pm - 3:00pm
LocationLambton 2/3
Cost$145.00
FacilitatorsHannah Latta
Adam Hollingworth
Annie Sylvester
Lora Pencheva
Max per workshop16 pax

W3 | ANZTADC SIG

This workshop will utilise case scenarios based on de-identified cases reported to webAIRS. The case discussions will involve active participation by the delegates, using a new analysis tool based upon the Australian and New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority notices to the aircraft industry. The session will include how to report incidents, which incidents to report, using webAIRS at your local morbidity and mortality meetings and the webAIRS case analysis and discussion process. The webAIRS incident reporting program can be used to facilitate the requirements for the practice evaluation category of continuing professional development (CPD) programs in Australia and New Zealand.

Date/TimeFriday 21 October
1:30pm - 3:00pm
LocationFeatherston
Cost$35.00
FacilitatorsMartin Culwick
Yasmin Endich
Max per workshop30 pax

W4 | Difficult personalities and toxic behaviours

Most people have experienced the impact of an extremely difficult personality in their team or organisation. It is usually their interpersonal style that causes problems – they often have very high levels of expertise or performance. The amount of time and energy it takes to turn these people around is huge as are the costs to individuals and the organisation if things don’t change. This interactive session will help you identify toxic behaviours at work and better manage difficult personalities to reduce the negative impact they have. You will walk away with a five step tool for difficult conversations that will enable you to step up early and confront difficult behaviours as soon as they become a problem, plus strategies to protect yourself along the way.

Date/TimeFriday 21 October
1:30pm - 5.00pm
LocationWellington
Cost$175.00
FacilitatorAly McNichol
Max per workshop24 pax

W6 | Spine and Trunk Ultrasound

On this workshop you will acquire hands-on scanning experience in small groups with faculty who perform these
blocks regularly. Imaging of the spine will be covered for performance of neuraxial blocks as well as blocks for thoracic and abdominal surgery. The emphasis will be on clinical knowledge and on the selection and use of blocks for specific surgical procedures. The experienced faculty will offer tips on clinical pearls and pitfalls. There will be no didactic element, therefore some pre-reading material will be recommended prior to attending the workshop.

Date/TimeFriday 21 October
3:30pm - 5:00pm FULL
LocationLambton 2/3
Cost$145.00
FacilitatorsFergal McDonagh
Paul Dalley
Kelly Byrne
Matt Taylor
David Pirotta
Max per workshop16 pax

W7 | W10 | Major Haemorrhage

The workshop will focus on recent advances in the management of critical haemorrhage using trauma bleeding as an example. Identification of triggers for initiating a coordinated response will be covered, the use and mis-use of a Massive transfusion protocol (MTP), and reasons why TEG (or ROTEM) goal directed treatment is complimentary to the Massive transfusion protocol. Recently developed blood products will be discussed, and how these should be used in special circumstances, like refractory bleeding, and patients on anticoagulants. TEG will be available for the registrant to use and interpret. The Workshop will cover content that allows fellows to gain ANZCA ER CPD points.

Date/Time

Friday 21 October
W7 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm FULL

Saturday 22nd October
W10 - 10:45am - 12:15pm FULL

LocationFeatherston
Cost$90.00
FacilitatorKerry Gunn
Max per workshop25 pax

Saturday 22 October 2022

W8 | W12 | W16 | CICO

Our ‘Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate’ CICO workshop will prepare participants on how to perform both cannula and scalpel methods for emergency airway situations. The workshop is based on the Royal Perth Hospital algorithm (Dr Andy Heard) and is recognised by the ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for ‘Emergency response – CICO’.

Date/TimeSaturday 22 October
W8 - 10:45am - 12:15pm FULL
W12 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm FULL
W16 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm FULL
LocationLambton 1
Cost$200.00
FacilitatorJeremy Young
Max per workshop12 pax

W9 | Gastric Ultrasound

This workshop will introduce you to the concepts and principles behind point of care gastric ultrasound to assess gastric contents in situations where a patient’s preoperative starvation status is unknown or uncertain. The workshop will consist of a short didactic presentation followed by demonstration on live models showing the techniques involved in acquiring gastric ultrasound images and demonstrating the sonographic appearances in different states of starvation. There will be ample opportunity for candidates to scan the models under the expert guidance of the faculty.

Date/TimeSaturday 22 October
10:45am - 12:15pm
LocationLambton 2/3
Cost$145.00
FacilitatorsNav Sidhu
Matt Levine
Lora Pencheva
Samantha Kransingh
Caroline Bate
Max per workshop16 pax

W11 | Wellbeing 1.0

Tips and Tools for Departmental Wellbeing

The pandemic has created acute on chronic distress within healthcare and brought staff wellbeing into focus. It’s easy to identify organisational factors that contribute to burnout in our doctors, but many of those things feel out of our control. What steps can we take within our departments to support wellbeing, and why should we invest what little energy we have left in those steps? Join Dr Jo Sinclair, co-chair of the Wellbeing SIG, to discuss how and why to set up wellbeing support in your department, and pick up some tips and tools you could bring to your workplace.

Date/TimeSaturday 22 October
10:45am - 12:15pm
LocationWellington
Cost$35.00
FacilitatorJo Sinclair
Max per workshop24 pax

W13 | Lower Limb Ultrasound

On this workshop you will acquire hands-on scanning experience in small groups with faculty who perform these blocks regularly. All the major lower limb blocks will be covered, focussing on blocks for hip, knee and foot and ankle surgery. The emphasis will be on clinical knowledge and on the selection and use of blocks for specific surgical procedures. The experienced faculty will offer tips on clinical pearls and pitfalls. There will be no didactic element, therefore some pre-reading material will be recommended prior to attending the workshop.

Date/TimeSaturday 22 October
1:30pm - 3:00pm
LocationLambton 2/3
Cost$145.00
FacilitatorsDavid Prior
Michael Gong
Justin Holborrow
Samantha Kransingh
Matt Taylor
Max per workshop16 pax

W14 | Eleveld Target-Controlled Infusion (TCI)

Early experience with Eleveld: Practical tips transitioning to Eleveld Propofol Target-Controlled Infusion (TCI)

Many Anaesthetists interested in intravenous anaesthesia will be aware of the various pharmacokinetic (PK) models for Propofol such as Schnider, Marsh, Kataria and Paedfusor.

The advent of the Eleveld Targeted Control Infusion (TCI) model gives clinicians new possibilities to optimise dosing across broader clinical situations, from neonates to the elderly and high Body Mass Index (BMI) individuals. More importantly, this is achieved whilst maintaining stable and predictable concentrations.

To help optimise the use of this model, this workshop session is designed to provide participants the following:

1. Understand the kinetics and the demographic support behind the model, as well as its limitations

2. Ensure differences between Eleveld, Schnider and Marsh TCI models are understood

3. Share early user experience with the use of Eleveld TCI model, as well as recommendations and watchouts

4. Provide simulated, hands-on dosing scenarios for paediatric, adults, the elderly and obese patients to understand potential clinical effects

Date/TimeSaturday 22 October
1:30pm - 3:00pm FULL
LocationFeatherston
Cost$115.00
FacilitatorsJames Houghton
Tim Short
Ross Kennedy
Max per workshop20 pax

W15 | Sustainability

The healthcare sector is responsible for 3-8% of carbon emissions in New Zealand and 7% in Australia, with anaesthesia directly contributing 5% of this. Multinational organisations and high impact medical journals have declared anthropogenic climate change (alongside antibiotic resistance) as the biggest threats to 21st century human health, with children and those from poor socio-economic groups and in developing countries most affected. Climate change is also tragically implicated in exaggerating natural disasters and decimating biodiversity.

Doctors are a respected and powerful community voice. Join us to see how to alter your carbon footprint and advocate for meaningful change, both professionally and personally.

Date/TimeSaturday 22 October
1:30pm - 3:00pm
LocationWellington
Cost$30.00
FacilitatorsAmir Haq
Max per workshop24 pax

W17 | Upper Limb Ultrasound

During this workshop you will acquire hands-on scanning experience in small groups with faculty who perform these blocks regularly. All major upper limb blocks will be covered, focussing on blocks of the brachial plexus. The emphasis will be on clinical knowledge and on the selection and use of blocks for specific surgical procedures. The experienced faculty will offer tips on clinical pearls and pitfalls. There will be no didactic element, therefore some pre-reading material will be recommended prior to attending the workshop.

Date/TimeSaturday 22 October
3:30pm - 5:00pm
LocationLambton 2/3
Cost$145.00
FacilitatorsScott Wu
Clare Smith
Vicki Upshon
Caroline Bate
David Pirotta
Max per workshop16 pax

W28 | Exam Performance Improvement Clinic – EPIC

Join Dr Vida Viliunas, previous chair of the ANZCA final fellowship examination committee, and the ASA education officer for this valuable exam improvement clinic.

Success in the final exam requires an enormous investment of time and effort for candidates. This workshop aims to help candidates

  • Develop effective study plans and habits
  • Maximise performance in written sections
  • Maximise performance in the viva

…and to dispel myths about the final exam.

Date/TimeSaturday 22 October
3:30pm - 5:00pm
LocationFeatherston
Cost$35.00
FacilitatorVida Viliunas
Max per workshop30 pax

Sunday 23 October 2022

W18 | W22 | W25 | ALS

This is a hands-on session where participants can practice and refine their management of an adult cardiac arrest based on ALS guidelines. The workshop will consist of a series of scenarios where there will be opportunities to practice forming teams, providing leadership and applying crisis management principles. The workshop will place emphasis on resuscitation for common anaesthetic crises.

This workshop is recognised by the ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for ‘Emergency response – cardiac arrest’.

Date/TimeSunday 23 October
W18 - 10:45am - 12:15pm FULL
W22 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm FULL
W25 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm FULL
LocationLambton 1
Cost$200.00
FacilitatorPhil Earnes
Max per workshop12 pax

W19 | Nasal Endoscopy

Nasendoscopy is a valuable skill for anatomical and functional airway assessment. Improving your nasendoscopy skills are also immediately transferable to awake fibreoptic intubations. In this workshop you will have the multiple opportunities to practice nasendoscopy. Participants will hone their skills with nasendoscopy on each other.

Date/TimeSunday 23 October
10:45am - 12:15pm
LocationLambton 2/3
Cost$300.00
FacilitatorPhillip Quinn
Max per workshop16 pax

W20 | Anaphylaxis

This emergency response workshop will guide participants through a review of current anaphylaxis management guidelines highlighting the most recent changes. Using several case-based discussions we will discuss different ways anaphylaxis may present and review treatment options. We will conclude by presenting our local experience in anaesthetic allergy investigations. Pre-reading will be sent out in advance.

Date/TimeSunday 23 October
10:45am - 12:15pm
LocationFeatherston
Cost$90.00
FacilitatorHenry Wang
Max per workshop15 pax

W21 | Part 3 Course

After hours of study for exams and as the end of training looms, it’s time for advanced trainees to start thinking about life beyond the training scheme. The Part 3 course is a one-day workshop that has been developed to help advanced trainees to start to make this transition.

Need some help with writing a CV or interview skills? We’ve got you covered. Want to do a fellowship but don’t know where to start? Considering working in private practice? Want some tips about achieving work-life balance, juggling family and career? Want to know about opportunities that are available to you outside the operating theatres? These are some of the areas that the workshop will touch on.

This workshop is planned to be informal and interactive, and provide opportunities to ask questions and initiate discussions, to seek advice and opinion from senior colleagues- many of whom are actively involved in the recruitment process.

Advanced trainees are encouraged to bring CVs and questions, and to start preparing for the next big adventure.

Date/TimeSunday 23 October
10:45am - 5:00pm
LocationWellington
Cost$400.00
FacilitatorsNeroli Chadderton
James McAlpine
Victoria Lyons
Max per workshop24 pax

W23 | Vascular Access

Modern technology has revolutionised the care of difficult IV access patients. But have you been formally trained? This adult focused, hands on workshop includes sessions on best practise, practical realtime ultrasound techniques and tips; equipment choices and device selection; running vascular access services; PICC insertion and care; and central vascular access insertion

Date/TimeSunday 23 October
1:30pm - 3:00pm
LocationLambton 2/3
Cost$175.00
FacilitatorAdam Hollingworth
Max per workshop16 pax

W24 | W27 | CPET

Given the comorbid and elderly surgical population, the decision to operate is increasingly challenging. Reliable preoperative risk stratification is vital to inform perioperative decision making. Reduced exercise capacity is associated with increased post-operative mortality and morbidity.

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) provides an objective measure of exercise capacity and identifies the causes of exercise limitation when exercise capacity is abnormal. CPET data can be used to estimate patient risk, to inform consent and shared decision making, to direct pre-operative optimisation including prehabilitation and exercise training programmes as well as triaging to appropriate levels of postoperative care. In this workshop we will review the rationale for CPET, the underlying physiology, the variables used in risk prediction and the basics of test interpretation including a live demonstration of a test.

Date/TimeSunday 23 October
W24 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
W27 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
LocationFeatherston
Cost$115.00
FacilitatorDenny Levett
Max per workshop20 pax

W26 | Paediatric Vascular Access

This workshop will have an emphasis on theory and practical skills in ultrasound guided vascular access in children. Instructors will present an evidence-based approach on device selection, insertion, care and maintenance for short and medium term peripheral and central vascular access in paediatrics.

Date/TimeSunday 23 October
3:30pm - 5:00pm
LocationFeatherston
Cost$175.00
FacilitatorAdam Hollingworth
Max per workshop16 pax