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Annual Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Pain Society Inc.

18-20 March 2021

“Making the Connection – Cortex, Culture and Community”

17th March 2020 – Nurses SIG Education Day

18th – 20th March - 2021 NZPS Conference

Copthorne Hotel, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

www.nzps2021.nz

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa

I am delighted to invite you to Waitangi in the Bay of Islands, Northland, to participate in the Annual Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Pain Society Inc. from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th March 2021.

The title of the meeting is “Making the Connection: Cortex, Culture and Community.” All of us at some time in our lives will experience pain; for many of us that is a short lived experience and we move on but for around 20% or more of the population that pain continues and can become a disabling, distressing and disrupting experience and frequently a challenging issue for health providers working with people in this situation.

The meeting in Waitangi provides us with the opportunity to gather, discuss, learn, share knowledge, evidence, best practice and debate to assist with providing up to date approaches to this challenging area of health care.  Part of the focus of “Making the Connection” will be looking at and sharing ways to deliver services to Tangata Whenua and also to people outside of main centres in areas where Specialists are not available and where access can be a challenge.  International speakers will bring their expertise along with a wide range of New Zealand based clinicians and researchers.

We would like to warmly invite you to register for our 2020 meeting and we look forward to seeing you in the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Organising Committee

New Zealand Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2020

Conference Manager: Donna Clapham, Workz4U Conference Management, phone: +64 9 917 3653, conferences@w4u.co.nz, www.w4u.co.nz

National Trauma Symposium 2020

Thursday 29 October 2020

Thursday 29 October 2020

Te Wharewaka O Pōneke, (Te Wharewaka Function Centre), Wellington, New Zealand

Towards Excellence

On behalf of the Organising Committee, I would like to invite you to attend the National Trauma Symposium 2020 to be held at the Wharewaka Function Centre, Wellington, New Zealand on Thursday 29 October 2020.

Our programme will include scientific presentation and debate of the highest level and will attract a wide variety of trauma practitioners from across New Zealand. It represents an excellent forum for discussion and learning.

We are encouraging submissions via a Call for Abstracts for the following areas: Critical Haemorrhage, Trauma Outcomes and Rehabilitation.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting conference in 2020.

National Trauma Symposium 2020 Organising Committee

Professor Ian Civil, National Clinical Lead, National Trauma Network

Convenor, NTS 2020

For more information and to register visit the conference website www.traumasymposium.nz

Conference Manager: Donna Clapham, Workz4U Conference Management, phone: +64 9 917 3653, conferences@w4u.co.nz, www.w4u.co.nz

Update Seventh ESWI Influenza Conference

13-16 September 2020

The Programme Committee of the #ESWI2020 has opened up most sessions of the Conference to COVID-19 and is thus calling for abstracts on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19.

We will of course continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on the conference planning on our website. We want to encourage all our colleagues in the front-line health services and the science community to be strong and keep up the excellent work. Stay safe.

Visit www.influenzaconference.org

Check the Abstract Submission Guidelines

Sustainable Health Care Forum Aotearoa & Climate Change & Health Conference

16th Jun 2020 - 17th Jun 2020

COVID-19: The Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Health Conference Aotearoa 2020 has been postponed and will now be held in mid-June 2021. There may be a series of webinars run later in 2020. For further information sign up to the mailing list at wellington-events@otago.ac.nz with your contact details and SHCH in the subject line.

Save the date for the Sustainable Healthcare Forum Aotearoa and Climate Change & Health Conference from 16-17 June 2020, in Wellington, NZ.  Find out more on their website

ANZGMU - Annual General Physician Education Conference

11-13 Sept 2020

How do you keep your knowledge and skills up to date?

The world of medicine is evolving more rapidly than ever before.

The annual ‘Australia and New Zealand General Medicine Update’ (ANZGMU) has been specifically designed to showcase a curated selection of relevant topics in internal medicine with updated information about new strategies, evolving best practise and recent guidelines.

Over a period of three days, national and internationally renowned sub-specialty experts with strong academic backgrounds will discuss the common diseases seen by a general physician in everyday practice. With over 21 interactive lectures covering the core areas of various subspecialties of internal medicine, this 2020 update will be of immense value to the busy practising General Physician, General Medicine Advanced Trainee and Basic Physician Trainee who wish to update their clinical acumen.

Click here to learn more and register

  • A comprehensive programme to update your medical knowledge on recent trends in diagnostic and treatment modalities in various subspecialties of internal medicine.
  • A platform to showcase your original work of research and unique case through Poster or Mini Oral presentation.

PMAANZ 2020

17th Sep 2020 - 20th Sep 2020

Conference is heading to Palmerston North in 2020 for the PMAANZ ' silver celebratory conference.  


Register early and secure your participation in the 2020 conference. Sponsors & exhibitors are welcome to join delegates at all social functions to provide you with maximum exposure time.

This is a unique opportunity to liaise and network with many key personnel from throughout New Zealand and Australia in a programme that will be entertaining, inspiring and educational.

Official event website is currently under construction, but please contact the representative below for more information:
Anna-Maree Burns   Event Manager    anna@conference.nz    +64 3 353 2820    + 21 918 533

Chair's Award

The Chair’s Award is the NZMA’s highest standing award. It is awarded annually to an individual, group or organisation that, in the view of the Chair, has made an outstanding contribution to the health of New Zealanders, the health sector or the medical profession. This contribution may have occurred during the year in question or over a longer period of time.

2018

Professor Frank Frizelle

2017

Dr Innes Asher

2016

Dr Robin Youngson

2015

Dr Antonio Fernando

2014

Dr Paul Hutchison, Former MP and Chair of Parliament's Health Select Committee

2013

Dr Russell Wills, Children's Commissioner

2012

Dr Sharad Paul

2011

David Meates for leading the Canterbury District Health Board in its community response to the earthquake in February

2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004

Dr Tony Baird

2003
2002
2001

Dr Peter RobertsDr Tim Malloy

NZMA Fellowships

NZMA has traditionally awarded Fellowships to current NZMA members who have provided long and distinguished service to the NZMA. This service may have been at local or national level.

2018

Dr Stephen ChildsDr Wayne MilesDr Peter Chapman-Smith

2017
2016

Dr Mark PetersonDr Joshua FreemanDr Peter Moodie

2015

Dr Aine McCoyDr David Pickett

2014

Dr Tim Baily GibsonDr Sandra Hicks Dr Don Simmers

2013

Dr Paul OckelfordDr Ron Goodey

2012

Dr Sandy RossDr Heather Bowmer

2011

Dr Peter Foley

Honary Fellowships

The NZMA has occasionally awarded Honorary Fellowships to non-members who have provided long and distinguished service to the NZMA.

2017

Rom Colman

2013

Dr Barry Colls