New Zealand Anaesthesia

The New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists podcast, hosted by Dr Morgan Edwards.

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Sunday Dec 18, 2022

Travel to Dakar, Senegal with Waitemata Anaesthetist Dr Rebecca Brinkler following her recent experience on board Mercy Ships in Africa. From life onboard, theatre, procedures and colleagues to her challenges and highlights. Plus for those interested -just how you too could take on an adventure like this.

Sunday Nov 13, 2022

Special guest Dr Vanessa Beavis talks leadership, juggling a busy workload and holding the ANZCA Presidency during the pandemic with NZSA President and Podcast host Dr Morgan Edwards.
Dr Vanessa is the immediate past president of ANZCA and is a specialist Anaesthetist in Tāmaki Makaurau. Her clinical interests include perioperative medicine and liver transplant anaesthesia. Prior to her role as ANZCA President she was the Director of Perioperative Services at Auckland City Hospital.

Tuesday Aug 30, 2022

The Combined Scientific Congress (CSC) approaches this October in Wellington; the theme for this fourth episode, where we delve a little into this long-anticipated event with NZSA Podcast host Dr Morgan Edwards. We hear from Scientific Convenor, Dr Dan Frei who takes us behind the scenes of the longest planning period yet and shares some insight into what we can all look forward to and we get to know invited speakers Anaesthesia Journal Editor-in-chief, Prof Andrew Klein and WFSA President Prof Wayne Morriss.
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Monday Jul 25, 2022

Dr Wayne Morris is the President of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA), the first New Zealander in the position. He is a practicing anaesthetist in Christchurch, with extensive experience in medical education, neuroanaesthesia, and obstetric anaesthesia. Dr Wayne discusses his background, time working in global aid, and plans for the future with WFSA.

Episode Two - Dr Leona Wilson

Saturday May 07, 2022

Saturday May 07, 2022

Episode One - Welcome and Update

Wednesday Apr 06, 2022

Wednesday Apr 06, 2022

In this inaugural episode we hear from Dr Sheila Hart - New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists President on what's going on in the NZSA and the NZ Anaesthesia community.  We also get an update from Mike Smith on the AUT Perioperative Practice degree for Anaesthetic Technicians.  And finally Dr Rob Burrell talks to host Dr Morgan Edwards about the environment, sustainability and anaesthesia. 

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