2022 Programme

Saturday 26th | Sunday 27th

Two day online programme


Programme Saturday 26 March
7.00am Breakfast session
8.30am Welcome and housekeeping

Keynote presentation

Compassion is not easy - Tony Fernando


9.35- 10.15 Update Possible strategies to control STI transmission
Massimo Giola
Update No one should die of melanoma
Chris Boberg
RNZCUC Aerospace/ED
Kira Bacal
MercyAscot Endometriosis management: How can we do better?
Michael Wynn Williams
10.15-10.30 Break

Update Gone for good: Practical strategies to reduce the risk of recurrent depression
Rob Shieff
Update Why can’t my child sleep?
Alex Bartle
RNZCUC Diving emergencies: knowing what to do
Simon Mitchell
MercyAscot Pearls and pitfalls of cardiothoracic patient management
Indran Ramanathan
11.55-11.30 Break

Update Doing better with Māori patients
Matire Harwood
Update Benefits to GP practices of nurse practitioners
Chelsea Willmott
RNZCUC Management of simple fractures in children/adolescents
Theresa Bidwell
MercyAscot Management of common urological presentations
Andrew Williams & Simon Van Rij
12.15-1.15 Lunch

 Update Functional neurological disorder
Matthew Phillips
Update Is activity modification a valid strategy for managing OA?
Giresh Kanji
Bridget Dicker
MercyAscot Saxenda, balloon, sleeve or bypass: what is the best weight loss intervention?
Grant Beban & Nicholas Evennett
2.00-2.15 Break

Update Psoriasis: what can we actually do about it?
AJ Seine
Update “Stop - I can’t breathe!” - Getting to grips with strangulation
Clare Healy
 RNZCUC Low-acuity patients discharged at the scene by paramedics
Verity Todd
MercyAscot The itchy and scratchy bottom: Tips on management
Nagham Al-Mozany
3.00-3.15 Break
3.15-4.00 Update Partnering with parents
Melanie Woodfield
Rapid updates
  1. Rapid behaviour change for patients - Jenny Oliver
  2. Drivers licence medicals - Lucy Gibberd
 RNZCUC The use of paracetamol and Ibuprofen in young infants
Stuart Dalziel
MercyAscot Incidental upper abdominal lesions – HPB, spleen, stomach – what lies beneath
Peter Carr- Boyd
 4pm Virtual networking 


Programme Sunday 27 March
7.30am Breakfast session
8.30am Overview of the day
8.40am Keynote presentation

Making me and my patients more resilient: thriving and bouncing back from change, challenge and stress - Edmond Otis

9.25-9.30 Break

Update Don't get hung up about telehealth
Liza Lack
Update Two tips to reduce New Zealand’s paediatric allergy burden
Shannon Brothers
 Lifestyle medicine Intro to LM and mental health
Sam Manger
MercyAscot Skin lesions
Rajan Patel
10.15-10.30 Break

Update Diabetes ain’t what it used to be
Rod Jackson
Update Caring for your transgender and non-binary patients
Rona Carroll
Lifestyle medicine Helping happiness
Darren Morton
MercyAscot An update on the treatment of the arthritic knee
Mark Clatworthy
11.15-11.30 Break

Update  The road ahead for Pacific health
Aniva Lawrence
Update Porn and young people – what do we need to know?
Nikki Denholm
Lifestyle medicine Creating an impact in every health consult
Kim Poyner
MercyAscot Back pain conundrum – what do I do with my patient?
John Ferguson
12.15-1.15 Lunch
1.15-2.00 Rapid updates
  1. Osteoporosis management - Ian Reid
  2. Cannabis tips for budding prescribers - Graham Gulbransen
 Update ADHD through the lifespan
James Gardiner
Lifestyle medicine Brain health
Kate Gregorevic
MercyAscot Hip and knee arthritis: the patient journey and recent developments
Jacob Munro & Paul Monk


2.15-3.00 Update Helping night owls sleep - interventions for teens
Dan Ford
Update Prescribing update
Linda Bryant, Bruce Arroll


This programme is subject to change



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