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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


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: 8.00 am Thursday, finish time: 1.00 pm Saturday, followed by lunch. 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.


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