MEPA courses

Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia (MEPA) Course is a single day course designed to equip anaesthetists with strategies for dealing with important emergencies in paediatric anaesthesia. Facilitated by experienced paediatric anaesthetists, the course provides a comprehensive update in paediatric anaesthesia and resuscitation and is aimed at anaesthetists who undertake occasional paediatric lists, provide out of […]

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 […]

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.

Proposed SPANZA Strategic Plan for 2024 – 2029

SPANZA released its first five-year Strategic Plan in 2018. This document has provided guidance to the Executive and the subcommittees for our vision and priorities, as well as specifics of how to achieve these. It has also facilitated the assessment of our progress in these areas, as well as encouraging deliverables and outcomes to be […]

SPANZA/ANZSPO ASM 2024 Registrations Open

This is a reminder that registrations, abstract submissions, and the first release program are now live for the SPANZA ANZSPO 2024 Conference! The Society for Paediatric Anaesthesia in New Zealand and Australia (SPANZA) and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric otorhinolaryngology (ANZSPO) would like to invite you to their first combined conference from […]

SPANZA Website Re-Design Group – Expressions of Interest

The SPANZA Executive Committee has been considering plans to rebrand Society for Paediatric Anaesthesia in New Zealand and Australia (SPANZA). This initiative includes designing and developing a new, revamped website to enhance the experience for both the public and SPANZA members. The new website will feature improved navigation, updated resources, and a user-friendly interface, reflecting […]

Message from President

Message from President