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Wayne Morriss 2021 imageClinical Senior Lecturer

MBChB(Otago) Dip Obst(Otago) FANZCA

Email wayne.morriss@cdhb.health.nz

Roles

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Christchurch
  • Specialist Anaesthetist, Christchurch Hospital
  • President-Elect, World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA)
  • Member of Board and Council, WFSA

Background

Wayne trained in Christchurch and Melbourne and then moved with his family to Fiji in 2000 to work as a Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Physiology at the Fiji School of Medicine. He and his family returned to Christchurch in 2002.

Wayne has continued to be involved with anaesthesia education in the Pacific region and further afield, and has been closely involved with the development and roll-out of international educational programmes, such as Essential Pain Management (EPM), Primary Trauma Care (PTC), Safer Anaesthesia From Education (SAFE) and the WFSA Fellowship Programme.

He is the current President-Elect of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and will take over as President in July 2022. He served as Chair of the WFSA Education Committee from 2012-2016 and Director of Programmes from 2016-2020.

Interests

  • Global anaesthesia workforce and training
  • Global anaesthesia standards
  • Neurosurgical anaesthesia
  • Resuscitation and trauma management
  • Obstetric anaesthesia
  • Pain management education

Recent International Presentations

Sample list since 2017

Innovation for low-resource environments. World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (virtual) (September 2021)

The WFSA and COVID-19. 13th Pan Arab Congress of Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Management (virtual) (May 2021)

Education: the heart of the matter. Prof Rajani Sundar Endowment Lecture. 11th Conference of the Academy of Regional Anaesthesia of India (virtual) (April 2021)

The work of the WFSA. Strategic Planning Seminar, Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School (virtual) (March 2021)

Africa and the World: The Global Anaesthesia Workforce Survey. All African Anesthesia Congress, Marrakech, Morocco (November 2019)

International standards: why are they important? CLASA Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina (September 2019)

Pain management: a global perspective. White Sea Symposium, Arkhangelsk, Russia (June 2019)

Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. Statement to World Health Assembly, Geneva, Switzerland (May 2019)

The WHO-WFSA International Standards: why are they important? AOSRA-JSRA Congress, Kochi, Japan (April 2019)

Essential Pain Management. COSECSA Scientific Conference, Kigali, Rwanda (Dec 2018)

International standards for training anesthesia providers: feasibility and priorities. Anesthesiology, San Francisco, USA (Oct 2018)

The global anaesthesia workforce: mapping the gap, filling the gap. ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia (May 2018)

Building the anaesthesia workforce in LMICs: are we part of the solution? All Africa Anaesthesia Congress, Abuja, Nigeria (Nov 2017)

The findings of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. SAARC-AA Congress, Colombo, Sri Lanka (February 2017)

Advances in trauma management. SAARC-AA Congress, Colombo, Sri Lanka (February 2017)

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Publications

Marun, G. N., Morriss, W. W., Lim, J. S., Morriss, J. L., & Goucke, C. R. (2020). In response [Response to the letter to the editor Addressing the challenge of pain education in low-resource countries: Essential pain management in Papua New Guinea]. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 131(5), e228-e229. doi: 10.1213/ane.0000000000005130

Jones, C., Wadham, B., Morriss, W., McCombie, A., Evans, M., & Wakeman, C. (2020). An audit of fluid resuscitation practice in trauma patients with major haemorrhage at Christchurch Hospital. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1525), 11-17. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Lim, J. S., Morriss, W. W., Marun, G. N., Morriss, J. L., & Goucke, C. R. (2020). In response [Response to the letter to the editor Experience of the essential pain management structure to address the challenge of pain education in the United Kingdom]. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 131(6), e256-e257. doi: 10.1213/ane.0000000000005217

Morriss, J. L., Marun, G. N., Morriss, W. W., Lim, J. S., & Goucke, C. R. (2020). In response [Response to the letter to the editor Essential pain management: Perspective from Nepal]. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 131(5), e231-e232. doi: 10.1213/ane.0000000000005186

Sund, G., Morriss, W., Ikeda, K., Izere, A., & Kwizera, J. C. (2020). Essential pain management at a rural district hospital in Burundi. Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia, 26(5), 250-255. doi: 10.36303/SAJAA.2020.26.5.2395

Jones, C., Wadham, B., Morriss, W., McCombie, A., Evans, M., & Wakeman, C. (2020). An audit of fluid resuscitation practice in trauma patients with major haemorrhage at Christchurch Hospital. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1525), 11-17. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Marun, G. N., Morriss, W. W., Lim, J. S., Morriss, J. L., & Goucke, C. R. (2020). Addressing the challenge of pain education in low-resource countries: Essential Pain Management in Papua New Guinea. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 130(6), 1608-1615. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004742

Journal - Research Article

Moore, J. N., Morriss, W. W., Asfaw, G., Tesfaye, G., Ahmed, A. R., & Walker, I. A. (2020). The impact of the Safer Anaesthesia from Education (SAFE) Obstetric Anaesthesia training course in Ethiopia: A mixed methods longitudinal cohort study. Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, 48(4), 297-305. doi: 10.1177/0310057X20940330

Journal - Research Article

Sund, G., Morriss, W., Ikeda, K., Izere, A., & Kwizera, J. C. (2020). Essential pain management at a rural district hospital in Burundi. Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia, 26(5), 250-255. doi: 10.36303/SAJAA.2020.26.5.2395

Journal - Research Article

Morriss, W., Ottaway, A., Milenovic, M., Gore-Booth, J., Haylock-Loor, C., Onajin-Obembe, B., … Mellin-Olsen, J. (2019). A global anesthesia training framework. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 128(2), 383-387. doi: 10.1213/ane.0000000000003928

Journal - Research Article

Davies, J. I., Vreede, E., Onajin-Obembe, B., & Morriss, W. W. (2018). What is the minimum number of specialist anaesthetists needed in low-income and middle-income countries? BMJ Global Health, 3(6), e001005. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001005

Journal - Research Article

Morriss, W. W., Milenovic, M. S., & Evans, F. M. (2018). Education: The heart of the matter. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 126(4), 1298-1304. doi: 10.1213/ane.0000000000002653

Journal - Research Article

Kempthorne, P., Morriss, W. W., Mellin-Olsen, J., & Gore-Booth, J. (2017). The WFSA Global Anesthesia Workforce Survey. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 125(3), 981-990. doi: 10.1213/ane.0000000000002258

Journal - Research Article

Cooper, M. C., Wake, P. B., Morriss, W. W., Cargill, P. D., & McDougall, R. J. (2016). Global safe anaesthesia and surgery initiatives: Implications for anaesthesia in the Pacific region. Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, 44(3), 420-424.

Journal - Research Article

Goucke, C. R., Jackson, T., Morriss, W., & Royle, J. (2015). Essential pain management: An educational program for health care workers. World Journal of Surgery, 39(4), 865-870. doi: 10.1007/s00268-014-2635-7

Journal - Research Article

Watters, D. A., Hollands, M. J., Gruen, R. L., Maoate, K., Perndt, H., McDougall, R. J., Morriss, W. W., … McQueen, K. A. (2015). Perioperative Mortality Rate (POMR): A global indicator of access to safe surgery and anaesthesia. World Journal of Surgery, 39, 856-864. doi: 10.1007/s00268-014-2638-4

Journal - Research Article

Curtis, A. N., Morriss, W. W., & Sharples, A. (2020). Please mind your language! Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, 48(5), 411-414. doi: 10.1177/0310057X20949556

Journal - Research Other

Cooper, M. G., Morriss, W. W., Stone, M., & Merry, A. F. (2019). Global health and anaesthesia: An exciting time. Anaesthesia & Intensive Care. doi: 10.1177/0310057X19861975

Journal - Research Other

Gelb, A. W., Morriss, W. W., Johnson, W., Merry, A. F., on behalf of the International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia Workgroup. (2019). In reply: Encouraging a bare minimum while striving for the gold standard: A response to the updated WHO-WFSA guideline. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 66, 129-130. doi: 10.1007/s12630-018-1210-3

Journal - Research Other

Evans, F. M., Duarte, J. C., Haylock, C., & Morriss, W. (2018). Are short subspecialty courses the educational answer? Anesthesia & Analgesia, 126(4), 1305-1311. doi: 10.1213/ane.0000000000002664

Journal - Research Other

Gelb, A. W., Morriss, W. W., Johnson, W., Merry, A. F., on behalf of the International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia Workgroup. (2018). World Health Organization-World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WHO-WFSA) International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 65(6), 698-708. doi: 10.1007/s12630-018-1111-5

Journal - Research Other

Morriss, W. W., & Roques, C. J. (2018). Pain management in low- and middle-income countries. BJA Education, 18(9), 265-270. doi: 10.1016/j.bjae.2018.05.006

Journal - Research Other

Gelb, A. W., Enright, A., Merry, A. F., & Morriss, W. (2016). The bare minimum requires caution. World Journal of Surgery, 40(11), 2821-2822. doi: 10.1007/s00268-015-3287-y

Journal - Research Other

Goucke, R., & Morriss, W. (2012). Pain management in low and middle income countries (LMIC) just put up with it? Egyptian Journal of Anaesthesia, 28(1), 1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.egja.2011.11.005

Journal - Research Other

Morriss, W. W., La Vies, N. G., Anderson, S. K., & Southgate, H. J. (1994). Acute respiratory distress during Caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia: A probably case of anaphylactoid reaction to Syntocinon. Anaesthesia, 49(1), 41-43. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.1994.tb03312.x

Journal - Research Other

Higgins, A., Morriss, W. W., Gelb, A. W., Makasa, E. M., Gore-Booth, J., Vasco, M., & Mellin-Olsen, J. (2020). 72nd World Health Assembly, Geneva, Switzerland, 2019 [Meeting Report]. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 130(3), e92-e94. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002486

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Lim, J. S., Morriss, W. W., Marun, G. N., Morriss, J. L., & Goucke, C. R. (2020). In response [Response to the letter to the editor Experience of the essential pain management structure to address the challenge of pain education in the United Kingdom]. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 131(6), e256-e257. doi: 10.1213/ane.0000000000005217

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Marun, G. N., Morriss, W. W., Lim, J. S., Morriss, J. L., & Goucke, C. R. (2020). In response [Response to the letter to the editor Addressing the challenge of pain education in low-resource countries: Essential pain management in Papua New Guinea]. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 131(5), e228-e229. doi: 10.1213/ane.0000000000005130

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Morriss, J. L., Marun, G. N., Morriss, W. W., Lim, J. S., & Goucke, C. R. (2020). In response [Response to the letter to the editor Essential pain management: Perspective from Nepal]. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 131(5), e231-e232. doi: 10.1213/ane.0000000000005186

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Morriss, W., Ottaway, A., Milenovic, M., Gore-Booth, J., Haylock-Loor, C., Onajin-Obembe, B., … Mellin-Olsen, J. (2019). In response [Response to the letter to the editor Team effort needed for development and implementation of the Anesthesia Training Framework]. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 128(6), e132-e133. doi: 10.1213/ane.0000000000004170

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Gelb, A. W., Morriss, W. W., Johnson, W., Merry, A. F., on behalf of the International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia Workgroup. (2018). World Health Organization-World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WHO-WFSA) International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia. Chinese Journal of Anesthesiology, 38(10), 1158-1165. [Professional Guidelines].

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Gelb, A. W., Morriss, W. W., Johnson, W., Merry, A. F., on behalf of the International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia Workgroup. (2018). World Health Organization-World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WHO-WFSA) International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 126(6), 2047-2055. doi: 10.1007/s12630-018-1111-5

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Gore-Booth, J., Mellin-Olsen, J., Morriss, W. W., Haylock-Loor, C., Onajin-Obembe, B., & Gelb, A. W. (2018). WFSA describes its vision for implementation of WHA 68.15. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, 103(5), 44-48. Retrieved from http://bulletin.facs.org

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Merry, A., Johnson, W., Morriss, W., Gelb, A., on behalf of the International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia Workgroup. (2018). International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia: Third edition gains World Health Organization (WHO) approval. Bulletin of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, 112, 46-47.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Morriss, W. W., Mellin-Olsen, J., Gore-Booth, J., & Kempthorne, P. (2018). In response [Response to the letter to the editor A world of need]. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 126(2), 727-728. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002643

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Morriss, W., & Merry, A. (2018). What's in a name? ANZCA Bulletin, (March), 7. Retrieved from https://www.anzca.edu.au

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Morriss, W. W., & Gore-Booth, J. (2017). 70th World Health Assembly, Geneva, Switzerland [Meeting Report]. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 125(6), 2157-2158. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002486

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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