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  • 33rd Annual Conference – Videos

33rd Annual Conference – Videos

Videos from the 2021 Annual Conference

Due to Covid-19, the 33rd ASMS Annual Conference was held remotely on the 25th of November. For those unable to participate on the day, below are recordings of some of the key sessions.

Presidential Address
Dr Julian Vyas


Associate Minister of Health Hon Peeni Henare


Health New Zealand and the Transition Unit
Martin Hefford, Acting Chief Executive, Interim Health NZ; Dr David Galler, Clinical Sector Expert in the Transition Unit; Dr Mataroria Lyndon, Interim Māori Health Authority board member; Dr Curtis Walker, Interim Health NZ board member


How do NZ trained general surgeons secure an SMO job? Are we effectively retraining our trainees?
Dr Emma Espiner and Dr Maree Weston, Counties Manukau DHB


Inside the frontline of the mental health crisis
Dr Charlotte Chambers and Lydon Keene, ASMS