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We promote, protect and support the interests of our members in all aspects of their working lives. We are working for an equitable, accessible public health care system that meets the needs of all New Zealanders.

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ASMS Annual Conference 2020

Why it’s important to match our training pathway to our population profile Professor Joanne Baxter
Associate Dean (Māori), University of Otago
Director of Kōhatu – Centre for Hauora Māori
The Pipeline– panel discussion
  • Anna Clark, Deputy Director-General Health Workforce, Ministry of Health
  • Professor Peter Crampton, Kōhatu, Centre for Hauora Māori, Otago University
  • Dr Deborah Powell, National Secretary, NZRDA
  • Mr Peter Robertson, NZ Orthopaedic Association
  • Dr Richard Storey, Vice President, STONZ
The equity kaupapa Dr Jade Tamatea
Senior Lecturer, Te Kupenga Hauora Māori and Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, Endocrinologist and Clinical Equity Lead, Waikato DHBIntroduced and facilitated by Dr Lloyd McCann, CEO, Mercy Radiology
CME in the post Covid era Dr Marty Minehan
Writers who Doctor
Wellbeing, wider interests, following your passion
  • Dr Eileen Merriman, consultant haematologist
  • Dr Glenn Colquhoun, GP
  • Dr Renee Liang, paediatrician
Minister of Health Hon Andrew Little
Searching for sustainability in digital healthcare Dr Ruth Large
Clinical Director Information Services and Virtual Healthcare, emergency & rural hospital physician, NZ Telehealth Leadership Group

Darren Douglass
GM Digital Strategy and Investment, Data and Digital, Ministry of Health

See photos from the Annual Conference 2020 here.  

Patient-centred care

These videos were produced by ASMS to highlight issues affecting the senior medical workforce in New Zealand and the delivery of patient-centred care.

Dr Julian Fuller

Dr Tule Masa

Dr John Chambers

Dr Julian Vyas

Dr Katie Ben

Professor Murray Barclay

Dr Tanya Wilton

Dr Annette van Zeist-Jongman

Making up for being female

Work-life balance, medical time and gender norms for women in the New Zealand senior medical workforce. A study examining gender bias and other challenges faced by women in New Zealand’s senior medical workforce.