The following is a draft programme only and subject to change. The committee reserves the right to amend any component as required. All changes will be updated on the website.
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Conference Programme

 Thursday 7 November
2.00pm - 5.00pmTraining Development meeting
Evening - own arrangements
 Friday 8 November
7.30amRegistration opens
8.45amOfficial opening / welcome
9.00amAnaesthesia in the 2020s - embracing change. Associate Professor Ross Kennedy
10.00amMorning tea
10.30amWhy sustainability is about relationships. Geoff Andrews-Mabille, Obex Medical
11.10amMalignant Hyperthermia update. Karen Bennett, Palmerston North Hospital
11.30amViscoelastic testing. Chris Finlay, CDHB
12.00pmBetter together: the five challenges for Allied Health. Hilary Exton, Ministry of Health
1.30pmPaediatric Anaesthesia - what's coming next. Dr David Linscott, CDHB
2.00pmGENETIC EDITING. 'The Real Deal'!. Andy Owen, CDHB
3.00pmAfternoon tea
3.30pmDigital and Connected Healthcare. Stella Ward, CDHB
4.00pmBlood who needs it anyways. Will Morrish, Forte Health
4.30pm -6.30pmWelcome reception in the Exhibition area
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 Saturday 9 November
8.00am - 8.50amCharge Technician breakfast. Sponsored by
9.00am15032019 - Working in a mass trauma situation. Doug Williams, CDHB
10.00amMorning tea
10.30amThe Future of Cell Salvage. Andrew Smith, CDHB
11.00amI beg your pardon: Noise in the OT. Kirk Fleming, CDHB
11.30amWhat has science fiction ever done for us. Richard Pattenden, CDHB
12.00pmAre the AB's finished? Simon Donald, North Shore Hospital
1.30pmConference 2020
1.45pmRegistration, Recertification and Professional Standards. Margaret Steel, Medical Sciences Council NZ
2.45pmAfternoon tea
7.30pmNZATS Conference Dinner & Awards
 Sunday 10 November
8.00amRegistration open
9.00amMilitary Medicine - Lessons Learned. Charlie Richards, CDHB
9.30amProtected Pause. Rachel McGregor & Lisa Depree, CDHB
10.00amMorning tea
10.30amMission impossible in Thai Luang Cave - Real World Anesthesia. Lorna Leonard, CDHB
11.00amLet's change for quality's sake! Veronica Gin, CDHB
11.30amProduct Development 101. Craig White, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
1.30pmSustainability in anaesthesia - Keep changing, keep improving. Charlotte Adamson, CDHB