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Upcoming Events

ANZCA ASM Perth April 2021 29 - 3 May 2022

The conference theme is "Emerging" and details are available on the ASM 2022 website which may be reached on the link below.

The ASM program is available and the site is open for registration.


Martin Culwick

Combined ASA/NSZA scientific meeting CSC 2022, Wellington, NZ, October 21-24, 2022

The NZSA and ASA CSC will be held in Wellington, NZ from the 21-24 October 2022. ANZTADC has contacted the convenors and offered to present WebAIRS data in a Safety and Quality session, as well as run a webAIRS workshop. See the CSC 2022 meeting website for further details using the link below.

ANZTADC Publications Group

Recent Events

Anesthesiology 2021 - San Diego

Lessons Learned From the  National Incident Reporting  System, AIRS, and the  Australian/New Zealand  Incident Reporting System. 

Patrick J. Guffey, Martin Culwick, Yasmin Endlich and Stavros Prineas.

Conjoint ASA National Scientific Congress and Qld ACE Meeting, Brisbane Convention Centre 23-25 July 2021

The ASA NSC has combined with the Queensland ACE meeting and will be held in Brisbane from 23rd to the 25th July 2021. WebAIRS will present a 90 minute Quality Assurance session based on the webAIRS data.

ANZTADC Administration

Aotearoa NZ Annual Scientific Meeting, Te Pae, Christchurch 27 - 30 October 2021

The Aotearoa NZ ASM which was to be held in Te Pae, Christchurch from 27 - 30 October 2021 has been converted to a vitrual event. As the WebAIRS Presentation was to have been presented as part of a live Quality Assurance case discussion, this session in the meeting has been cancelled. There is a new feature that has been added to webAIRS known as Advisory Notices to Anaesthetists, which has similar cases to review and is available to logged in webAIRS users.

ANZTADC Administration

Combined SIG and ANZCA ASM 30 April - 4 May 2021

The 2021 Regional Organising Committee (ROC) welcomes you to the 2021 ANZCA ASM in Melbourne from 30 April – 4 May. Please join us to see how we and our specialty are advancing in “Leaps and bounds”. This year the ASM will be in a virtual format and will include workshops and presentations that include webAIRS data.

Joint Airway Management, Obstetric Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine SIG Meeting program

Thursday 29th April 

11.20-11.40am Critical incidents in airway management Dr Yasmin Endlich

2.30-2.40pm How to enter an incident to webAIRS Dr Martin Culwick


Friday 30 April W72A: WebAIRS – registering, reporting and conducting personal or departmental audits Dr Martin Culwick and Dr Yasmin Endlich

On Demand Session

WebAIRS incident reporting – new concepts using incident analysis to improve safety and quality

A Standardised Colour-Coding System to Describe Escalation of Risk and Criticality in Anaesthetic Practice, and its Role in the WebAIRS System. Dr Stavros Prineas.

Bowtie diagram evolution in anaesthesia. Dr Martin Culwick.

Bowtie diagram examples to prevent and prepare for Anaesthetic Crises. Dr Yasmin Endlich.

This On Demand Session will be along the format of a session with three speakers seen at previous ASMs. The theme will be the analysis of almost 9,000 anaesthetic incident reports with topics including not only emergency crises that arise during anaesthesia, but also Assessment, Documentation, Infrastructure and System incidents. The session will show how to formally analyse incidents using Bowtie Diagrams as well as the WebAIRS Anaesthetic Alerts features which provide rapid feedback to users of the system. As well as the topics mentioned earlier there will also be Bowtie Diagrams to illustrate the management of difficult airways, anaphylaxis, and COVID-19.

ANZTADC Administration

ANZCA ASM Perth April 2021 29 - 3 May 2022

The conference theme is Emerging and details are available on the ASM website which may be reached on the link below.

The ASM program is also available and the site ifs open for registration.

A webAIRS workshop is available.

Martin Culwick

ASA / NZSA CSM Wellington – October 16th – 19th, 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID)

The Australian Society of Anaesthetists and New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists Combined Scientific Congress will be held from the 16th-19th October 2020 at the TSB Arena, Wellington. There will be a webAIRS Session with three presenters and a Masterclass. Registration will open in April-May 2020.

M. Culwick

ANZCA ASM May 2020, (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Unfortunately the ANZCA ASM in Perth has been cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions. The sessions will be postponed until the ANZCA ASM in 2021. It is planned to have a webAIRS Session with three presenters, and also a Masterclass. More details about the program will be available on the ANZCA meeting website around 6 months before the meeting date.

M. Culwick

ASA NSC Sydney 20th-24th September 2019

The Australian Society of Anaesthetists Nastional Scientific Congress will be held from the 20th-24th September 2019 at the International Convention Centre Sydney. There will be a webAIRS Session with three presenters and a Masterclass. ASA Registration opens from the 2nd April.

M Culwick

Combined NZ Anaesthesia ASM + AQUA, Queenstown, 21–24th August 2019

he New Zealand ASM is joining this year with the Annual Queenstown Update in Anaesthesia (AQUA) to provide a stimulating conference in one of the worlds alpine wonderlands. The theme is Aspirations into Action. WebAIRS have offered to present. The venue for Combined NZ Anaesthesia ASM + AQUA is the Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, Queenstown. August 21–24 2019.

M Culwick

Canadian Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting - Calgary - June 21 -24 2019

CAS President's session - webAIRS presentation

Dr Martin Culwick

ACE NSW Winter meeting – Sydney 15th June 2019

Australian Anaesthetic Safety - Are we getting better? This presentation will briefly cover anaesthetic safety from the 18 hundreds to this millenium and then look at the reecent advannces and how further improvements might be made.

Dr Martin Culwick

ANZCA ASM, Kuala Lumpur, 29th April - 3rd May 2019

The ANZCA ASM will be in Kuala Lumpur commencing on April 29th 2019. Immediately prior to the ASM the Airway SIG meeting will be held commencing on the 27th April. Data collected using webAIRS will be presented at both the Airway SIG and the ANZCA ASM. In addition a webAIRS Masterclass will be held during the ASM. For further details follow the link to the registration site

M Culwick

NZSA ASM Auckland, 8-10th Nov 2018

The NZ Anaesthesia ASM 2018 will be held at the Cordis Hotel Auckland from the 8th to the 10th of Novemeber. The meeting, ‘Face the Future’, is intended to inspire new ideas and equip you with new skills. The committee state that "We are planning an excellent scientific programme that will review current and future anaesthetic techniques, research, drugs and equipment. We also aim to enlighten delegates with guidance and resources for a sustainable working life." WebAIRS has offered to present at the meeting using data from the webAIRS incident database.

Martin Culwick and Sarah Walker

ASA NSC Adelaide Oct 6-9th 2018

A webAIRS presentation and workshops are planned.

M.Culwick, S.Walker and N.Gibbs.

ANZCA ASM Sydney May 7-11th 2018

WebAIRS presentation and workshops. May 7-11th 2018

Dr Martin Culwick