Tena kotou katoa
On behalf of the local organising committee it is my pleasure to invite you to stunning Queenstown for the Australasian IMSANZ conference to be held at the Millennium Hotel from 6-8th September 2018.
The conference theme this year is “Back to the Future: Past Lessons and Future Directions”. We hope to put together an exciting and invigorating programme with guest speakers from across Australia and New Zealand. We will delve into the past, debating which historic tools we need to rejuvenate and remember to aid us in contemporary clinical General Medicine. We will attempt to identify the skills required for General Physicians to remain competent in the current climate and going forward into the next decade. There will also be a focus on physician wellbeing, which we all recognize as being increasingly important. We hope to encourage the attendance of many of our trainees to introduce them to their future peers and a passionate group of General Physicians.
There will once again be the opportunity to participate in an RACP Supervisors Workshop the afternoon before the meeting commences.
The social programme as always will be a fantastic chance to swap stories with your colleagues and make new connections. The welcome reception will have a “Back to the Future theme” and the conference dinner is to be held in a spectacular setting. An eighties theme will pervade the social functions so get set to revitalize your shoulder pads and stonewash denim jackets.
We are confident we can carry on the IMSANZ tradition of recent years of providing an informative, stimulating and interactive programme with plenty of take home gems.
We very much look forward to welcoming you all to Queenstown.
The IMSANZ Trainee Workshop will be held on Wednesday 5 September 2018 from 1.00pm - 5.00pm.
RACP SPDP 1 will be offered as a pre-conference workshop on Wednesday 5 September 2018, 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Call for Abstracts OPEN:
6 March 2018
28 April 2018
Call for Abstract CLOSES:
28 June 2018
Call for Abstract NOTIFICATION:
22 July 2018
Close of EARLY REGISTRATION
31 July 2018
6-8 September 2018
Michelle Downie (Convenor), Southern DHB
Brendan Arnold, Southern DHB
Jenny Butler, Canterbury DHB
Animesh Chatterjee, Southern DHB
Prosen Ghosh, Southern DHB
John Gommans, Hawke's Bay DHB
Rob Pickles, John Hunter Hospital
Leigh-anne Shannon, IMSANZ
Robyn Toomath, Auckland DHB