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Conferences and Seminars

Perioperative Medicine in Action - Free online course from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, 2018

Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) 2018 conference, Wellington 26 June 2018

Wellington 2018 EMAC Course, 25-27 July 2018

Definitive Surgical & Anaesthetic Trauma Care Course, Auckland NZ, 30 July - 1 August 2018

Auckland 2018 EMAC, 2-4 August 2018

SHAKES 2018, Christchurch, 3 August 2018

NZSA Behind the Scenes Forum, Christchurch, 4 August 2018

AQUA Annual Queenstown Update in Anaesthesia, New Zealand, 23-25 August 2018

SPANZA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Darwin NT, Australia, 28 August-1 September 2018

Wellington 2018 EMAC Course, 5-7 September 2018

Pacific Society of Anaesthetists (PSA) 2018 Meeting, Nadi Convention Centre, Fiji, 10-14 September 2018

CME Course-Pediatric Sedation Outside the OR - San Francisco, CA - 14 September 2018 - 16 September 2018

Real World Anaesthesia Course (RWAC), Darwin 17-21 September 2018

Newcastle Anaesthesia Conference (NAC) - Newcastle, 28-29 September 2018

ASA 2018 Adelaide (NSC), 6-9 October 2018

Auckland 2018 EMAC, 11-13 October 2018

Anesthesiology 2018 - the American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Francisco 13-17 October 2018

34th World Congress of Internal Medicine (WCIM 2018) Cape Town, South Africa,18-21 October, 2018

Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course, Boston Children's Hospital, United States 26-28 Oct 2018

Wellington 2018 EMAC Course, 31 October - 2 November 2018

The 15th Asian and Australasian Congress of Anaesthesiologists (AACA) and 2018 Annual Meeting of Chinese Society of Anesthesiology (CSA) Beijing, 1-5 November 2018

NZ Anaesthesia ASM 2018 - Face the Future, Auckland NZ, 8-10 November 2018

Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Workshop - Windows to the Heart, Auckland 17-18 Nov 2018

Auckland 2018 EMAC, 6-8 December 2018

Annual Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Pain Society Inc.

NOVEMBER 2017:

Perioperative Medicine in Action - Free online course from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, 2018

University College London and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK) will soon be opening the second run of their MOOC (Massive Online Open Course)

Perioperative Medicine in Action, after a highly succesful launch earlier this year.

This is a free online course that we think would be of interest to your members - we would like to ask for your help to kindly disseminate information to them.

Why a MOOC on perioperative medicine
Too many patients die or suffer prolonged complications following surgery. Perioperative medicine is an emerging multidisciplinary approach optimising the care of the high-risk surgical patient.

We have brought together an internationally recognised, expert faculty to help you understand what perioperative medicine is and why we need it.

We provide high quality free education in perioperative medicine, we hope that these principles will be widely adopted, ultimately leading to safer surgery and improved outcomes for the high-risk surgical patient.

Who this course is for
This free online course is designed for all healthcare workers who are involved in a patients perioperative journey, including:

  • anaesthetists
  • surgeons
  • geriatricians
  • pre-assessment nurses
  • ward nurses
  • theatre staff
  • physiotherapists
  • pharmacists
  • GPs
  • medical managers

The best MOOCs are those in which thousands of learners join together for a shared learning experience. We want tens of thousands of healthcare workers across the globe to join us. The first course ran in July 2017 attracted over 4000 learners from 129 different countries and we are hoping this course run will attract many more.

Accessible learning for busy people
A free four week course with a flexible three hours of learning per week hosted by the UK's largest MOOC provider: FutureLearn.

The course re-opens on the 13th November 2017 and we would like to invite you to enrol now by following the link below:

Perioperative Medicine in Action

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JUNE 2018:

Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) 2018 conference, Wellington 26 June 2018

On June 26, the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) will host its annual conference, Coming together to be better, and will launch its 12th Annual Report.

PMMRC annual conferences present national perinatal and maternal mortality and morbidity data and findings, and discuss learnings for improving the quality of care for mothers and babies.

We hear from keynote speakers on neonatal deaths in this country over the past ten years, persistent inequities in perinatal and maternal outcomes.

Registration is now open!

Early bird registration (closes midnight, Sunday 13 May 2018)

$210 + GST

Regular registration (if received on or after Monday, 14 May 2018)

$275 + GST

Student registration (ID required on day of workshop)

$60 + GST

This year's programme includes two concurrent sessions: one focusing on serious maternal morbidity and perinatal mortality related to fetal growth restriction and maternal sleep practices; the second, looking at maternal mortality and family views on postmortems.

A networking function will be held after the conference, to bring our guest speakers and delegates together. This is a great opportunity to catch up and meet new colleagues. Attendance is included in your registration and is open to all registered delegates.

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JULY 2018:

Wellington 2018 EMAC Course, 25-27 July 2018

The course is mandatory for ANZCA trainees, and is recommended after completion of at least one year of vocational training.

The course is also suitable as CPD for specialist anaesthetists and other acute care specialists.

  • March 7-9 2018- full
  • July 25-27 2018
  • Sept 5-7 2018
  • Oct 31-Nov 2 2018

Cost

NZD $2500 (including GST)

Location

The Simulation & Skills Centre

Level 9, CSB purple lifts

Wellington Regional Hospital

Riddiford Street, Newtown

Wellington 6021

New Zealand

Bookings

EMAC course registration

Enquiries

wrcsse@ccdhb.org.nz

Phone: +64 4 385 5887

Register here

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Definitive Surgical & Anaesthetic Trauma Care Course, Auckland NZ, 30 July - 1 August 2018

This masterclass is designed for consultant or past fellowship trainees in anaesthesia, surgery and nursing to come together to develop strategic thinking and decision making in the management of the severely injured patients and to provide them with the practical anaesthetic skills to manage major organ injuries.

This includes a full simulation lab with surgeons and nurses focusing on major haemorrhage and anaesthetic support of the trauma patient.

Lectures attended will be claimable in your ANZCA CPD portfolio under Knowledge and Skills "Learning sessions" for one credit per hour.

Workshops will be claimable in your ANZCA CPD portfolio under Knowledge and Skills "Shorts Courses, Workshops" for two credits per hour.

Emergency response workshops attended will be claimable in your ANZCA CPD portfolio under the applicable emergency response category.

Website

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AUGUST 2018:

Auckland 2018 EMAC, 2-4 August 2018

EMAC - EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF ANAESTHETIC CRISES
The classic 2.5 day ANZCA Course for trainees & specialists
Participants in the ANZCA CPD Program may claim this course as two emergency response activities CICO and Cardiac Arrest plus 40 points in Knowledge and Skills Category

Cost $2500 inc GST

Register here

University of Auckland Tamaki Innovation Campus
Dr Jane Torrie EMAC Convenor | j.torrie@auckland.ac.nz | 021 734 152 or
SCPS Registrations | scpsadmin@auckland.ac.nz | +64 9 373 7599 ext 83122

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SHAKES 2018, Christchurch, 3 August 2018

SHAKES Poster

Registrations now open!

Morning Session:

Small group learning (@ CPH): Cardiac Arrest (ANZCA emergency response activity) - Max 16 persons

Afternoon Session:

Lecture series (@ Hagley Oval Cricket Pavilion) 1300-1930hr

Keynote speaker: Prof Andrew Davidson RCH, Melbourne (topic TBC)

Theme: "I did it my way"

Clinicians present their personal approaches to challenging cases & situations, with reference to the literature.

  • Awake craniotomy - Dr Hamish Gray
  • Partial hepatectomy - Dr Rob Young
  • Robotic Radical Prostatectomy - Dr Mark Waddington
  • Thoracotomy and chest drains - Dr Amanda Gimblett
  • Bowel surgery and IV Lignocaine - Dr Richard Seigne

Invited Speaker: Dr Lucy Hone (100% Project "Resilience and Wellbeing")

Programme concludes with annual quiz, happy hour & canapes at 1930hrs.

NB: the NZSA Forum meeting on Saturday 4th August at the same venue. Each meeting is run independently.

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NZSA Behind the Scenes Forum, Christchurch, 4 August 2018

Save the Date (Saturday 4 August) in Christchurch. The NZSA is holding our annual not-to-be-missed forum Behind the Scenes to update members on a range of issues impacting their everyday practice.

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill will be the keynote speaker. The forum themes are communication and welfare, and there will also be updates on private practice, anaesthesia assistants, obstetrics and paediatrics. The forum will take place the day after the SHAKES meeting (3 August) in Christchurch. We encourage you to join your colleagues and save this date in your calendar. The speaker programme will be available in mid-May.

Time: 9.00am-3.30pm (coffee and registration from 8.30am) and opportunity to socialise with drinks after the forum
Venue: Hagley Oval Pavilion, 63 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch Central

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AQUA Annual Queenstown Update in Anaesthesia, New Zealand, 23-25 August 2018

AQUA provides updates on a wide range of topics relevant to clinical practice runs from Thursday, 23 August to Saturday, 25 August 2018.

The Registration Desk will be open during the Welcome function which is being held on on Thursday, 23 August 2018 (1700-1900).

Click here for the website

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SPANZA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Darwin NT, Australia, 28 August-1 September 2018

SPANZA welcomes you to its Annual Scientific Meeting which is being held for the first time in the Top End - Bite Sized Anaesthesia!

The meeting hosts a range of international and local speakers, showcasing some of the differences of delivering paediatric anaesthesia in a remote location, as well as globally important topics such as Developing World Anaesthesia and there will be sessions catering for all paediatric anaesthetists, whether you are working in a large city hospital, or a smaller regional centre.

We invite you to take the opportunity to attend the UK-based POEMS course (Positive Outcome and Experience Management Strategies) for those interested in effective management of anxiety in children peri-operatively.

This course will be held the day before the main SPANZA program, and facilitators from Great Ormond St in London will be delivering this course for the first time in Australia.

The social program will cater for everyone with chances to visit the famous local markets, a sunset cruise on the harbour, the welcome drinks at Parliament House and the conference dinner at Pee Wees at East Point overlooking the Timor Sea. Why not make it a holiday? Darwin is a family-friendly city, in close proximity to beautiful national parks, including the world-famous Kakadu National Park, with indigenous art, culture and an outdoor lifestyle.

Further information can be found here

2018 Flyer

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SEPTEMBER 2018:

Wellington 2018 EMAC Course, 5-7 September 2018

The course is mandatory for ANZCA trainees, and is recommended after completion of at least one year of vocational training.

The course is also suitable as CPD for specialist anaesthetists and other acute care specialists.

  • March 7-9 2018- full
  • July 25-27 2018
  • Sept 5-7 2018
  • Oct 31-Nov 2 2018

Cost

NZD $2500 (including GST)

Location

The Simulation & Skills Centre

Level 9, CSB purple lifts

Wellington Regional Hospital

Riddiford Street, Newtown

Wellington 6021

New Zealand

Bookings

EMAC course registration

Enquiries

wrcsse@ccdhb.org.nz

Phone: +64 4 385 5887

Register here

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Pacific Society of Anaesthetists (PSA) 2018 Meeting, Nadi Convention Centre, Fiji, 10-14 September 2018

Pacific Anaesthesia - Back to the Future

The PSA also invites interested locums to work for the week in any of the Pacific Island countries. This would allow PSA anaesthetists to attend the Fiji conference!

Fiji will also need at least 5 locums here in for the week.

For further information please visit the Facebook page of the PSA, website or contact the PSA President - Dr Jocy Christopher

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CME Course-Pediatric Sedation Outside the OR - San Francisco, CA - 14 September 2018 - 16 September 2018

Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room

Hilton Financial District Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Weekend Course: 9/15-9/16/2018

Full-Day Sedation Symposium- The Fundamentals of Sedation: Bridging the Specialties 9/14/2018

Full-Day High Fidelity Pediatric Sedation Simulation Workshops: 9/14/2018

www.PediatricSedationConference.com

Sponsored by Boston Children's Hospital (Harvard Teaching Hospital) and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. This multi-specialty represented conference is intended for physicians from all specialties, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists and administrators interested in sedation. Our faculty is from the United States and abroad, and represents a collection of national and internationally-recognized experts. This conference is unique because it attracts a diverse group of national and international attendees as well as faculty- all of whom share an interest in pediatric sedation. We will again offer expanded didactic sessions which will contain multiple, concurrently-run, focused, personalized, specialized afternoon tracks featuring pertinent and timely topics of interests in the field of hospital medicine, state-of-the art sedation practice, pediatric nursing, and innovations in sedation- equipment and sedatives during the weekend course. In addition, other topics include advancing safety in sedation, essentials of sedation management, sedation and the non-anesthesiologist. Group discount for sedation teams. Our didactics will continue to include large general sessions as well as an offering of small, interactive, specialty and topic directed round-table discussions with the faculty and attendees. Keynote speakers, Stewart Cohen, Esq. will present on the topic "Medical Malpractice, Sedation and Informed Consent” and  Kevin Vallely, best-selling author, will also be featured as a keynote speaker.

Back by popular demand: Multispecialty Directed Simulation Workshop- Taught by Multi-Specialty Experts. Pre-Registration is required. The Fundamentals of Sedation, Reviewing the Basics. This full-day course is intended for physicians, nurses, dentists, hygienists and those who are interested in pediatric sedation. This course is designed to provide an in-depth review of pharmacology, physiology, alternative techniques, oral sedatives, nitrous oxide, local anesthetics, physiologic monitoring, national guidelines and procedures, patient assessment, anticipation and preparation for adverse events, identification of high risk situations and the logistics of setting up a pediatric dental sedation practice. A Hands-On Airway Workshop is offered along with case based learning presentations. Approved for AMA PRA category 1 credits, ACEP Category I Credit, Nursing CEU and Risk Management credits. www.PediatricSedationConference.com

2018 Pediatric Sedation Brochure Gen

 

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Real World Anaesthesia Course (RWAC), Darwin 17-21 September 2018

Applications open!

RWAC course 2018 Flyer

RWAC course 2018 application

This is the 27th Australian course and the sixth to be held in Darwin.
The aim of RWAC is to prepare anaesthetists for work in low and middle income countries (the real worlds) in a variety of humanitarian aid situations.

The course consists of a series of interactive lectures, case based discussions, hands on practical equipment sessions and in-theatre teaching of drawover anaesthesia.

The number of participants is limited to 18 to maximise interaction and hands-on learning.
The course has regularly been oversubscribed in the past, so to be fair, places are allocated on a first in first on basis.

The course cost is AUD$3300 (including GST) and is payable if your application is successful. Contact details are available on the links attached.

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Newcastle Anaesthesia Conference (NAC) - Newcastle, 28-29 September 2018

The NAC 2018 will cover numerous topics in anaesthesia from oncoanaesthesia, regional anaesthesia, pain medicine and obstetric anaesthesia in a number of formats from traditional presentations, PBL's (practice based learning) and CPD emergency response sessions. For more information, please refer to the conference website.

Newcastle Anaesthesia Conference Flyer

 

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OCTOBER 2018:

ASA 2018 Adelaide (NSC), 6-9 October 2018

December 2017
Call for papers opens
31 March 2018
Early bird registration opens
17 May 2018
Call for papers closes
11 July 2018
Early bird registration closes
28 September 2018
Standard registration closes
6-9 October 2018
ASA NSC 2018

NSC Trainee Program

Website

 

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Auckland 2018 EMAC, 11-13 October 2018

EMAC - EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF ANAESTHETIC CRISES
The classic 2.5 day ANZCA Course for trainees & specialists
Participants in the ANZCA CPD Program may claim this course as two emergency response activities CICO and Cardiac Arrest plus 40 points in Knowledge and Skills Category

Cost $2500 inc GST

Register here

University of Auckland Tamaki Innovation Campus
Dr Jane Torrie EMAC Convenor | j.torrie@auckland.ac.nz | 021 734 152 or
SCPS Registrations | scpsadmin@auckland.ac.nz | +64 9 373 7599 ext 83122

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Anesthesiology 2018 - the American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Francisco 13-17 October 2018

Sign up for alerts at the Website

NZSA members will be eligible for reciprocal rate Society discounts - once registrations open this information will be updated.

You can also visit us at Euroanaesthesia 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2-4, 2018!

You can plan to come to San Francisco early and attend the International Forum on Patient Safety and Quality (IFPSQ), a patient safety and quality improvement gathering for healthcare professionals, jointly provided by the European Society of Anaesthesiology and American Society of Anesthesiologists. This international meeting held on October 12th supports and energizes the movement for healthcare improvement and brings together healthcare leaders and practitioners committed to improving outcomes for patients and communities. You can find more information at www.IFPSQ.org.

 

 

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34th World Congress of Internal Medicine (WCIM 2018) Cape Town, South Africa,18-21 October, 2018

The Congress will provide an excellent academic programme for the general physician but of a standard that the specialty groups such as Rheumatologists, Cardiologists, Pulmonologists and so on would also benefit. Posters will be presented by investigators in clinical as well as research areas and Meet the Expert sessions will encourage interactive discussions using interesting case studies to illustrate clinical challenges. We will also endeavour to present state of the art symposia with updates on recent guidelines and developments across the spectrum of Internal Medicine.

For more information on the Congress

www.wcim2018.com

For Congress topics http://www.wcim2018.com/topics-2/

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Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course, Boston Children's Hospital, United States 26-28 Oct 2018

The Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course is designed to assist anesthesia providers traveling to developing countries or austere environments for service or capacity development in anesthesia and critical care. It is intended primarily for anesthesia care providers, but is also relevant for all involved in peri-operative medicine and critical care. Course participants will have the opportunity to consider intellectual, technical, psychological, and ethical aspects of outreach anesthesia work in conditions that they are unlikely to have encountered in their training or daily practice.

This three-day course includes personal insights from faculty experienced in these environments, as well as current topics in global health related issues. Practical sessions include equipment use and maintenance, hands on simulation, and use of unfamiliar anesthesia techniques.

Participants will have ample opportunities to engage with expert instructors who are experienced in working in a broad variety of contexts. Participants will also attend sessions on tropical disease, cross-cultural adaptation, and travel preparation. In addition the program will enable anesthesia providers to better transfer their knowledge and build capacity when working in the low resource setting.

www.AnesthesiaGlobalOutreach.com

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Wellington 2018 EMAC Course, 31 October - 2 November 2018

The course is mandatory for ANZCA trainees, and is recommended after completion of at least one year of vocational training.

The course is also suitable as CPD for specialist anaesthetists and other acute care specialists.

  • March 7-9 2018- full
  • July 25-27 2018
  • Sept 5-7 2018
  • Oct 31-Nov 2 2018

Cost

NZD $2500 (including GST)

Location

The Simulation & Skills Centre

Level 9, CSB purple lifts

Wellington Regional Hospital

Riddiford Street, Newtown

Wellington 6021

New Zealand

Bookings

EMAC course registration

Enquiries

wrcsse@ccdhb.org.nz

Phone: +64 4 385 5887

Register here

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NOVEMBER 2018:

The 15th Asian and Australasian Congress of Anaesthesiologists (AACA) and 2018 Annual Meeting of Chinese Society of Anesthesiology (CSA) Beijing, 1-5 November 2018

This is the first time for the Chinese Society of Anesthesiology (CSA) to hold the AACA, with the extensive preparation and delicate organization, I am sure it will be an unforgettable congress filled with most updated academic process, and opportunities for substantial communications.

The theme of this congress is 'From Anesthesiology to Perioperative Medicine', a comprehensive and clinically relevant program that will update you on the latest standards and innovations in anesthesia, pain management and perioperative medicine. AARS is a regional section of WFSA, which endeavors to establish closer relationships among member societies of Anaesthesiologists in Asian and Australasian Region. AACA is held every four years as a regional congress of World Congress of Anaesthesiologists. A number of internationally renowned speakers are invited to the congress. It should not only be a great platform for participants and experts to exchange knowledge and experience, but also gain friendship. Beijing is a National Famous Historical and Cultural City with thousands of years of history. It has been the capital for five different dynasties in Chinese history. Besides the scientific program, the Organizing Committee has made arrangements for all the participants to enjoy the Chinese hospitality, historical heritage and culture.

I look forward to welcoming you to China in November 2018.

Lize Xiong

Chair of AARS

President of CSA

Website

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NZ Anaesthesia ASM 2018 - Face the Future, Auckland NZ, 8-10 November 2018

Registrations are now open!

New Zealand Anaesthesia Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

Where: Cordis Hotel Auckland, New Zealand

When: Thursday 8 November to Saturday 10 November 2018

Theme: Face the Future

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr Duminda Wijeysundera (Toronto, Canada) Periop and Research
  • Dr David Auyong (Seattle US) IT and Regional Anaesthesia
  • Dr Laura Duggan (British Columbia, Canada) Airways Specialist
  • Adjunct/Professor Richard Beasley (Wellington, NZ) Medical Research

Click here for the website

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Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Workshop - Windows to the Heart, Auckland 17-18 Nov 2018

www.cardiacskillsaustralia.com.au

My first NZ Auckland workshop in March this year was a success and sold out.

I am now coming over again from Australia in November to run another FCU workshop.

Click here for the Flyer

Kellie D'Orsa BSc DMU Accredited Medical Cardiac Sonographer, GCHELT

Director Cardiac Skills Australia
Academic Medical Imaging , School of Medicine, Deakin University Geelong, Victoria.

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DECEMBER 2018:

Auckland 2018 EMAC, 6-8 December 2018

EMAC - EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF ANAESTHETIC CRISES
The classic 2.5 day ANZCA Course for trainees & specialists
Participants in the ANZCA CPD Program may claim this course as two emergency response activities CICO and Cardiac Arrest plus 40 points in Knowledge and Skills Category

Cost $2500 inc GST

Register here

University of Auckland Tamaki Innovation Campus
Dr Jane Torrie EMAC Convenor | j.torrie@auckland.ac.nz | 021 734 152 or
SCPS Registrations | scpsadmin@auckland.ac.nz | +64 9 373 7599 ext 83122

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MARCH 2019:

Annual Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Pain Society Inc.

Annual Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Pain Society Inc.

From Where We Stand

7-10 March 2019

Rydges Latimer Hotel, 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

www.nzps2019.nz

Pain is an issue that presents across settings, disciplines, and can impact all aspects of a patient's life. This makes the opportunity to gather and discuss how we understand and treat pain so important. On the eve of a new decade, both those who experience pain and those who treat it are confronted with an ever growing body of information about how best to approach pain management. We hope this conference will be an opportunity to take stock of the knowledge that has shaped pain management in 2019, the information that patients must wade through to make decisions about their own pain experience, and the future directions for pain management.

Christchurch, the seat of the Canterbury Region, is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand lying on the South Island's east coast, just north of Bank Peninsula. It is home to 396,700 residents making it New Zealand's third most populous city behind Auckland and Wellington. Christchurch is not only the gateway to all that the beautiful South Island has to offer, it is a city that is in a period of growth and revival making it an exciting location to explore.

We would like to warmly invite you to participate in our 2019 meeting and look forward to seeing you there.

Dr Jessica Mills

NZPS 2019 Conference Convenor

 

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

 

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