Perioperative Ultrasound for Anaesthetists


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Ultrasound Workshops for 2020

BATS on Ice Ultrasound Regional Anaesthesia Workshop

BATS on Ice is a popular ultrasound regional anaesthesia workshop held in Queenstown each winter.

Our workshop offers a small-group teaching format and covers anatomy, sonoanatomy and practical aspects of regional anaesthesia for anaesthetists. For those wanting to improve their needle-imaging skills, we are offering an optional ultrasound skills training session

We look forward to seeing you in Queenstown.

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2020

Venue: Heritage, Fernhill, Queenstown, New Zealand

More details early 2020


FATE - Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography

FATE is a one-day echocardiography workshop for physicians. FATE teaches delegates how to perform a  basic echo study and provides the skills to interpret findings and place them in the clinical context. FATE is aimed at physicians involved in clinical care in the emergency dept, operating room and intensive care environments.

Delegates are provided with a comprehensive e-learning package which is to be completed prior to the workshop. 

FATE will run as a Satellite to the NZSA/ASA Combined Scientific Congress.

Date: 15 October 2020

Venue: TSB Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington 


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Karen Patching
c/- Department of Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
Level 8 - Support Building, Auckland City Hospital
PO Box 92024, Auckland Mail Centre, New Zealand

Mobile: +64 (0)27 555 3294