A Time To Play - A warm invitation: The New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians’ Society (NZATS) is holding its annual education conference in Auckland from Thursday 27 October to Sunday 30 October.
The theme for the conference is “A time to play - simulating the future”. The focus for the programme will be hands-on and practical based. For more information please visit: http://www.cmnzl.co.nz/nzats-2016/
June is traditionally a quiet month for the AOTP, consolidating for the coming year’s events.
The local ANZCA have recently had their annual change of committee, and we have managed to make contact with two consultants willing to join our association, in a liaison capacity between the two groups. Dr Scott Douglas and Dr John Martyr (WA ANZCA Chairperson) have accepted our offer of honorary membership 2016/2017. Our many thanks to outgoing liaison consultants, Dr Ian Maddox and Dr Richard Riley.
The Association of Operating Theatre Practitioners is currently looking for enthusiastic members interested in assisting the executive in the running of the association.
In particular we are looking for someone to assist the Treasurer and Secretary with their workload, with a view that one day they may be interested in taking over these substantive position.
Taking a position on the executive can appear an onerous task, and this assisting role will enable those interested parties the chance to ease into the position without fear of failure in the future.
Happy Christmas in July.
Review of our Annual Education Evening, St. John of God Hospital Murdoch, 2nd June 2016.
This is our annual AOTP evening meeting, and surprisingly on a wet blustery winter night, when most people have had a busy day at work, it was extremely well attended. It was also an early opportunity for members to renew their memberships and therefore gain free entry into the event.
A light supper was provided and we are fortunate enough to always have a variety of trade displays to 'wet' our appetite for new technology and equipment. This year we were supported by Parker Healthcare, GE Healthcare, Meditech Systems, Edward Life Sciences and Teleflex. AOTP would like to take this opportunity to thank these companies for their continuing help and support in making evenings/events such as these so successful.