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  • ASMS 30th Annual Conference, Wellington

ASMS 30th Annual Conference, Wellington

The ASMS Annual Conference was held in Wellington on 29-30 November.

Media programme – Annual Conference 2018

Speaker bios 


Day one:

Presidential Address

Professor Murray Barclay


Jibi Kunnethedam President, Medical Students Association
Professor Geoff Dobb Federal President, Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation

Feeling ‘one step behind’: Exploring the lived experiences of women in the New Zealand senior medical & dental workforce

Dr Charlotte Chambers
Principal Analyst, ASMS

Climate change, health care and SMOs

Dr David Galler, Intensivist, Counties Manukau
Dr Rob Burrell Anaesthetist, Counties Manukau

Minister of Health 
Hon Dr David Clark

Day two:

Director-General of Health 
Dr Ashley Bloomfield Director-General of Health

Dr Bawa-Garba case 
Sean O’Sullivan Panel lawyer, MPS
Zarko Kamenica Head of Advisory Services, MPS



Day one photos

Day two photos