Working for better health care in New Zealand

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is the professional association and union uniting doctors and dentists in New Zealand.

  • ASMS 29th Annual Conference, Wellington

ASMS 29th Annual Conference, Wellington

The 29th ASMS Annual Conference was held in Wellington on 23-24 November 2017.

Conference Programme 

Speaker bios

Day 1


Presidential Address
Dr Hein Stander

Minister of Health 
Dr David Clark

Kieran Bunn
Medical Students Association

Marika De Vecchis
Federal Executive Officer,
Australian Salaried Medical
Officers Federation

A personal experience of stress 
Dr Erik Monasterio
Forensic psychiatrist,
Canterbury DHB

Changing culture to address negative behaviours and improve safety 
Dr Victoria Atkinson
Chief Medical Officer and cardiothoracic surgeon,
St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

Photos day 1

Day 2


Bullying Survey 
Dr Charlotte Chambers
Principal Analyst,

Photos day 2