Proposed Constitution Change 2

With a large proportion of the executive coming to the end of their terms over the last 2 years, we were in a situation where the Vice President and the Secretary were up for re-nomination at the same time many new Executive members were being nominated and coming on board for the first time. This […]

Proposed Constitution Change 1

Following lots of thought and discussion, the executive has decided the time has come to open our society to the inclusion of colleagues who are not Specialist Anaesthetists, GP Anaesthetists, or trainees of these two specialities. The SPANZA Executive recognises that the safe and effective delivery of anaesthesia, perioperative care and pain management for children relies on the expertise and […]

Proposed Constitution Changes

We recently shared with you proposed constitution changes to be voted on at the AGM this year.  Below is a reminder of the 2 proposed changes and again, a reminder that your feedback is invited before the formal motion is put forward later in the year.

NPHTI / Clinical Hypnosis – Interested SPANZA Members

SPANZA members with a particular interest in clinical hypnosis may be interested in this research opportunity in integrative medicine and acupoint therapies. Please click the link to access info regarding Research Grants for Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Tapping. Closes 30th June. To view The Tapping Solution, LLC 2024 Call for Research Proposals CLICK HERE  and […]

EPIC workshops

EPIC is the Effective Peri-Procedural Communication interest group within SPANZA.  EPIC aims to provide language, communication and imaginative techniques for every child, every time they have a medical procedure.  The EPIC workshops teach these techniques to help health professionals engage with children and their families and enhance their ability to manage medical procedures. The learning on […]


The Paediatric Anaesthesia CME Series is an online education series that runs at 7pm (NSW time) on Tuesday nights from April to October 2024. The sessions will run for approximately 90 minutes and will consist of 2 pre-recorded talks and then a discussion with some senior members and experts. Registration is suitable for the occasional […]


Below is a photo from one of the SPANZA sessions at the ANCZA ASM on 3-7 May in Brisbane.

Paediatric simulation-based CPD survey

SPANZA is committed to providing relevant and accessible CPD for members and all anaesthetists who care for children and young people. We would appreciate it if you all could please complete this quick survey on paediatric simulation-based CPD, so SPANZA can continue to support you all to provide safe and high-quality peri-procedural care PLease CLICK […]

Research Grants 2024

SPANZA Research Grants are now open for applications. SPANZA continues to make available up to A$40,000 for the annual research grants, and encourages all members interested in research to submit their application. You can find all details on the SPANZA website: Closing date:  Wednesday 10th July 2024.

Message from President

Dear Members, The ANZCA ASM was held in Brisbane earlier this month and it was excellent. For those who were able to attend, you will know the SPANZA Session and the SPANZA Ethics Panel were both really well attended and received. Photo below. The SPANZA Research Grants are open and there is up to $40,000 […]