Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia (MEPA) COURSE

Date: Friday 1st December 2023

Time: 0830 arrival for a 0900 start. Day ends at 1600.

Location: Royal Adelaide Hospital Simulation Centre, Port Rd, Adelaide SA 5000

MEPA is a single day course designed to equip anaesthetists with strategies for dealing with important emergencies in paediatric anaesthesia. Facilitated by experienced paediatric anaesthetists, the course provides a comprehensive update in paediatric anaesthesia and resuscitation and is aimed at anaesthetists who undertake occasional paediatric lists, provide out of hours care or who may be involved in the care of a sick child.

The MEPA Course is being run in a state-of-the-art high fidelity simulation centre. Scenarios for the day are written by experts and peer reviewed. There are 6 scenarios each followed by a debrief and update lecture and every candidate will get the opportunity to take part in a scenario as well as observe others.

Registration Fees

Registration will be A$1,880 (inc GST) and includes catering for 3 scheduled breaks.  


Registration can be completed by clicking on the 'CLICK HERE TO REGISTER' button below. 

Note: This course requires 6 people for it to proceed - if we do not reach the number of attendees required you will be refunded. 
If you cancel your registration - we will need to fill your spot before refunding you.

Payment of Fees

Payment of fees can be made by credit card (MasterCard, AMEX and Visa only) or direct deposit (please ensure remittance advice is emailed to Visa, MasterCard, or AMEX payments are subject to a 2.2% surcharge. Please note that all fees are in AUD and include GST.   


Participant can enter Royal Adelaide Hospital via main entrance at level 3 or come to level 3 from the carpark. Then come to level 5 Simulation suite via the D-block lifts.


We hope to start by 0900 sharp and ask that you please aim to arrive by 0830 to give you time to register and get changed into scrubs.  You are welcome to bring your own scrub cap and stethoscope along or alternatively use the disposable ones provided. 


Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program may claim this workshop/course as a Cardiac Arrest emergency response activity in their CPD portfolio. You will be provided with a certificate post workshop with the recognition code for claiming activity.

 SPANZA Meeting Secretariat

PO Box 55, Wyong NSW 2259


+61 2 4319 8519