2022 Neuroanaesthesia SIG meeting

Join us for the 2022 Neuroanaesthesia Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting at Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand on Thursday 20 October. The meeting will run as a satellite meeting to the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists Combined Scientific Congress (CSC).

The theme of the meeting is "Connections: Linking actions to outcomes". We have expert local and international speakers presenting on "fuelling and monitoring', 'spine', 'functioning and cognition' and 'brain'.

We look forward to sharing the beauty of Wellington in October.

Dr Veronica Gin
Neuroanaesthsia SIG Chair

Location and venue

The Neuroanaesthesia SIG will hold a meeting on 20 October 2022 at Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand. This will be a satellite meeting to the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists Combined Scientific Congress (CSC). 


Please click here to view the preliminary program.

Invited speakers

We are pleased to welcome the following speakers to the Neuroanaesthesia SIG meeting.

​We would like to thank the FANZCA speakers who donate many hours of their time to organise, prepare and present at the SIG meetings.

Invited speakers

Cost and registration

Regisistration are now open. Register online with your college ID. If you don't have a college ID, please download the registration form

Full registration fee: $621
Trainee/allied health fee: $460
Retired fee: $184

COVID-safe plan

As a professional medical college, we take very seriously our responsibility to ensure the safety of our members, contributors, visitors, and staff at all our meetings, including the Neuroanaesthesia SIG meeting. We see this as one of our highest priorities. We will work with Te Papa, other meeting partners and stakeholders, and will continually monitor and engage with the New Zealand Ministry of Health deliver COVID-safe events for everyone.

There are a number of factors, including COVID-19 that are out of the control of ACE and may require a change to the event/meeting plans. It is important that all delegates acknowledge there are inherent risks associated with attending any event/meeting including but not limited to border closures or other travel restrictions being imposed; requirements for quarantine or self-isolation and / or; the sudden cancellation of the event / meeting.

 ACE will not be liable for any loss or damages to delegates that are caused by factors beyond our control, including but not limited to any imposed or potentially imposed COVID-19 related restrictions and regulations. We recommend all delegates carefully check the details of any insurance coverage you may hold, as well as the specific terms and conditions of your travel and accommodation bookings. If you have any questions we would be happy to discuss. Please email events.
We’d like to reassure you that we’ve worked hard on contingency plans in regard to the running of the Neuroanaesthesia SIG meeting including hybrid and fully virtual options and will communicate these as early as possible to give you the opportunity to make informed decisions or change plans if required. No matter what the climate, your Neuroanaesthesia SIG meeting will go ahead!
We will continue to add to this page as our plans for the Neuroanaesthesia SIG meeting evolve.
COVID-19 vaccination
In line with Australian and New Zealand government and ANZCA guidelines, anyone attending the meeting will be required to be double vaccinated. All delegates, staff, contractors, participants and visitors will be required to provide proof of full vaccination on entry to the meeting, at time of registration. Contact the events team if you have vaccine exemption documentation.

For the latest Te Papa Covid-19 information, please visit their website.
This information will be updated regularly. 

What we will do

The following steps will be put in place to help ensure a COVID-safe event. These steps will include:

  • Placing hand sanitisers with supporting signage in high contact areas
  • Working with offsite venues to ensure they have COVID-safe venue plans in place, which will be monitored and implemented appropriately
  • Ensure that you can enter, exit, and move around the meeting safely
  • Cleaning and hygiene protocols at all venues are adhered to
  • Manage room capacities and catering breaks
  • Continue to engage with the New Zealand Ministry of Health  

What you can do
  • We ask all attendees and staff to adhere to the following principles:
  • Download prior to arrival and use the app for the purposes of contact tracing
  • All participants at the meeting (including delegates, partners, and staff) must provide proof of vaccination status
  • Maintain 1.5 metre physical distancing where possible
  • Observe good hygiene practises. This includes regular hand washing with soap and warm water, the frequent use of hand sanitiser and good coughing and sneezing etiquette
  • If you have any symptoms, however mild, you should seek advice, get tested and please stay home.  

Code of conduct statement

ACE is committed to a respectful and safe environment for all interactions inclusive of its conferences and meetings.
Our Neuroanaesthesia SIG meeting is governed by all relevant ANZCA policies in relation to professional behaviour and conduct, including in relation to bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment.
Our Neuroanaesthesia SIG meeting is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. Sexual language and imagery or the use of personal photos without permission is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.
Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.
Respectful behaviour is expected at all times from all participants. Appropriate behaviour respects difference and diversity, respects privacy, and handles disagreement politely. Honesty and fair dealing is expected.
Obtaining consent to quote others, use presentations or take photographs is appropriate and shows the respect expected of participants of the Neuroanaesthesia SIG meeting.
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to an ANZCA events person.
Alternatively you can make a report via email here. All personal details will remain confidential, issues raised will be investigated and necessary action taken to prevent a recurrence.

Sustainability at our events

As part of the ACE’s commitment to environmental sustainability we have eliminated printed collateral and single use plastic. We no longer provide satchels, print programs or function tickets for the Neuroanaesthesia SIG meeting.
The meeting utilises digital signage and where possible single use signage has been eliminated. If printed signage is required we ensure it is printed on material that is or can be recycled. 
Since 2016, items we have eliminated from events include satchels, bottled water, and paper based tickets. Your support of these environmental changes has helped drive the success and strengthened the positive impact on our meeting footprint. We know working together, we will continue to do better.
Where possible we have eliminated plastic name badges and when these are required we source materials that have been treated with EcoPure®, an organic additive designed to enhance the speed of plastic decomposition in landfills. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own Keep Cups and use the water stations for re-filling water bottles.
The ACE upholds a commitment to host events at venues that have a publicly available sustainability statement. We’ve worked with venues who have their organic waste converted to fertiliser and green electricity and have unused food given to people in need and diverting food waste from landfill.
We continue to strive towards fostering a more sustainable future for our members and the community.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will automatically have their attendance accredited to their CPD portfolio within 14 days of the conclusion of the meeting.

ANZCA and FPM CPD Program approval
ANZCA and FPM CPD participants can claim the following credits in the knowledge and skills and emergency responses categories.

Knowledge and skills activities
Lectures for one credit per hour. Workshops and small group discussions for two credits per hour.

If you're not a member of our CPD programIf you don't participate in the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program, please check with your respective colleges regarding CPD.

Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using the event hashtag #NeuroSIG22


If you would like to be involved in the Neuroanaesthesia SIG meeting, please download a copy of the sponsorship prospectus here.

Contact us

For further information, please contact us.

  • Date

    20 October

  • Time


  • Location

    Te Papa, Wellington, NZ, Wellington

Last updated 11:50 9.06.2022