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Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC)

EMAC is a two and a half day course run under the supervision of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)



This course is specifically designed to improve your skill in both technical and non-technical aspects of anaesthetic crisis management.

Completion of this course meets FANZCA fellowship training requirements.

Specialist Anaesthetists are very welcome to "experience" and manage clinical events in an intensive, safe and fun learning environment.

All participants: please ensure you will not be on call or working Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday nights during the course.

Course start time: 8am-5pm Thursday, 8am-5.15pm Friday and 8.30am-1pm Saturday. Course dinner: Friday 7.15 pm.


Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program may claim this course as an emergency response activity in their CPD portfolio.



Participants can access their online course from this link below. Username and password will be emailed to all confirmed course registrants approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the course date. 

Part of this online pre-course access, participants are also required to complete these before attending the course: Profile form, Confidentiality Agreement and Course Dinner RSVP


Restrictions & Eligibility

  • Intending participants with less than one year of clinical anaesthesia experience, please contact Jane Torrie ( or SCPS Admin (
  • You must have given unsupervised anaesthetics to be eligible for this course (eg. a minimum of competence in anaesthesia for acute appendicectomy)
  • Minimum participants: 8
  • Maximum participants: 12


Registration closing date is four weeks prior to course commencement date.

The course will be held at Simulation Centre for Patient Safety, University of Auckland Grafton Campus, Bldg 502 Level B, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023. 

Please note: a minimum of 8 participants is required for the course. In the event of less than 8 participants the course may be deferred or cancelled.

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