Calendar and Events

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Perioperative Nurses College 2023 Calendar

Important dates for Perioperative Nurses College members to note




17 February

Dissector Copy Deadline

March Issue

Week of 20 February

Wellington Regional Webinar Virtual

25 February

National Committee Meeting 


Week of 27 March Otago Regional Webinar Virtual


Regions AGM's
Regions Chair Report, Office Bearers

Send to National Secretary

2 April

National Committee Zoom meeting


1 - 4 April AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo Texas
19 - 21 April ASIORNA Conference Kuala Lumpur
Week of 8 May Canterbury, West Coast, Nelson Marlborough Regional Webinar Virtual

19 May

Dissector Copy Deadline

June Issue

Week of 19 June Ruahine Egmont Regional Webinar Virtual
24 June National Committee Meeting Wellington
Week of 31 July Auckland Regional Webinar Virtual

1 August

Abstracts for Free Papers, Poster Comp,
Rules and Remits and topics for discussion 
Service to PNC Award nominations 

National Secretary

11 August Dissector Copy Deadline September issue

14 August

National Committee Zoom meeting


The week of 11 September

Central North Island Regional Webinar


17 September

Closing date for all other awards

PNC Secretary

September TBC

NZNO conference and AGM


20 - 22 September

ICPAN Conference


September/October TBC

PNC 50th Annual General Meeting - virtual


The week of 23 October Southland Regional Webinar Virtual

10 November

Dissector Copy Deadline

December  Issue

The week of 4 December Hawkes Bay Regional Webinar Virtual


ICPAN Conference 2023

“The world starts outside your comfort zone”

20 - 22 September 2023

Call for abstracts is open!

Submission deadline is 1 March 2023
To submit your abstract please visit the conference website

Link to our abstract submission page

Schedule of PNC Conferences

  • 2022 Nelson Marlborough/Christchurch/Westcoast
  • 2024 Wellington
  • 2026 Auckland/Northland
  • 2028 Otago/Southland
  • 2030 Hawkes Bay
  • 2032 Central North Island
  • 2034 Ruahine/Egmont
  • 2036 Nelson Marlborough/Christchurch/Westcoast


The Tambourine Man - Alcohol, Drugs and Anaesthesia

Thursday 15th December 2023
7.00pm - 8.00pm

Presenter: Dr Tony Diprose   

Bio: Tony is an Anaesthetist at Te Whatu Ora Te Matau a Maui Hawkes Bay and often works abroad in slightly more remote venues as part of the New Zealand Medical Assistance Team (NZMAT). Tony often seeks assignments that provide him with adventure, challenge and charitable rewards. One can find him in remote parts of Pacifica and Africa or on board the Mercy Ship.Tony’s presentation will enlighten us on the considerations required when it comes to anaesthetising a patient who has drugs and/or alcohol in their system

Past Webinars

Past webinars are available for viewing on My Health Hub: 

Donor Experiences - Nurse and Recipient

Sharee Johnston, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Vascular, Upper GI and Abdominal Transplant for Adult and Trauma Operating Rooms, Te Whatu Ora Auckland City Hospital
Amy Ng-Thomson, Clinical Quality Specialty Nurse for Surgery, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Services at Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau

Theatre Communication

Presenter: Maryanne Coyle, Medline Clinical Support for REM Systems Ltd 

Donor Surgery 101 for Perioperative Nurses

Presenter: Jude Quijano, Organ Donor Retrieval Nurse, Te Whatu Ora.

Scrubbing, Gowning and Gloving & Speciman Management

Presenters: Nadine Harrison-Smith, RN - Operating Theatre, and Bobby Guy, CNS at Burwood Hospital, Christchurch. 

Other Events

Definitive Perioperative Nurses Trauma Care Course

2022 COURSES: Sydney 23 – 25 February Brisbane 7 – 9 March Auckland 8 – 10 August Perth 24 – 26 October Melbourne 7 – 9 November

Visit the DSTC website to register

Course Flyer

Perioperative Medicine in Action

Online Course

University College London and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK) will soon be opening the third run of their MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) Perioperative Medicine in Actionafter a highly succesful launch earlier this year.  

This is a free online course that we think would be of interest to our members.

The course provides a unique opportunity to access high quality learning material written by the UK leaders in perioperative medicine, as well as connecting with and discussing key topics with other healthcare providers world wide.

The course is available in English and Spanish.

Kind Regards,

Dr Abigail Whiteman and Dr Katie Samuel
Perioperative Medicine in Action Lead Educators

Visit the NZNO event calendar for more events

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