Anaesthetists conference far from sleep-inducing

Exercise, strokes and chronic pain are just a few of the topics covered at a trans-tasman conference for anaesthetists in Auckland this week. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists is currently taking place in Auckland, running from 30 April to 4 May. New research covered at the conference includes: a revolutionary new clot-busting treatment for stroke, links between obesity and chronic pain and evidence that exercise has more impact than dieting on people’s health.

A number of outlets have covered the conference. Examples include: Lives could be saved with access to clot-buster device: expert
Newshub: Exercise ‘more beneficial than dieting’
TVNZ: Exercise ‘more beneficial than dieting’ – fitness expert
New Zealand Herald: Fit or fat: Study finds exercise more important than diet for obese
Yahoo NZ News: Breakthrough stroke treatment hailed
Otago Daily Times: Baby general anaesthesia ‘safe’
Yahoo NZ News: Baby and general anaesthesia risk studied