Aotearoa New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting

From 31/08/2023 to 01/09/2023 | Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand

Date: 31/08/2023 to 01/09/2023

Convenor: Royal Australasian College of Surgeon


Lock in the dates now for the next Aotearoa New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting on 31 August and 1 September.

The theme for Surgery 2023 is 'Surgical care in health system change' and will take a look at the current health sector reforms as well as the challenges facing the provision of surgical services.

The programme will be finalised soon and registration opens 1 May.

Among the influential leaders from across Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and beyond who are already lined up to speak are:
Dr Diana Sarfati, Director-General of Health and Chief Executive of the Ministry of Health
Dr Victoria Atkinson, a cardiothoracic surgeon and Chief Medical Officer for Australian private hospital provider Healthscope
Sir Malcolm Grant, barrister, academic lawyer, former law professor, and past Chair of NHS England
Margi Apa, Te Whatu Ora Chief Executive.

Sessions will include:
National health service: The new paradigm
System change: Experience and lessons
Enablers of contemporary surgical care
Improving access to surgical services
Surgeons as leaders in wider health system.
The finalists of the Louis Barnett Prize will also be presenting their research.

Venue: Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand