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 […]

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 in […]


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 […]

MEPA course

Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia (MEPA) Course is a single day simulation 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 […]

Research Grants 2024 – Still time to submit your application!

SPANZA Research Grants applications are open and the submission deadline closes on Wednesday 10th July 2024. 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: