ASMS

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.

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Videos

Welcome to the ASMS video page.  Here you’ll find a selection of video interviews with people who have played pivotal roles with the ASMS, as well as videos of conference addresses and other significant presentations.

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.

Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)

How the secret TPPA deal could keep the cost of medicines higher for longer – Dr Josh Freeman
How the secret TPPA deal could threaten the work of PHARMAC and keep the cost of medicines higher for longer – Dr Pat Neuwelt
How the secret TPPA deal could keep the cost of medicines higher for longer – Dr George Laking
The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement presentation at the ASMS 2014 annual conference – Dr Erik Monasterio

The path to patient centred care

Understanding New Zealand’s health spend

Reality check
Projections on health spending
The positive economic impact of health expenditure
The benefits of health spending for individuals and communities
The consequences for New Zealand for failing to invest adequately in public health

Presenteeism and burnout in the senior medical workforce

Superheroes don’t take sick leave
Tired worn out and uncertain

ASMS Annual Conferences and Events 

30th Anniversary Conference

Keynote address: Professor Martin McKee, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Minister of Health: Hon Dr David Clark
Dr Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General of the World Medical Association
Dr Samantha Murton – President, the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

2018 Annual Conference

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
Director-General of Health  – Dr Ashley Bloomfield Director-General of Health
Dr Bawa-Garba case 

2017 Annual Conference

Presidential Address – Dr Hein Stander
Minister of Health  – Dr David Clark
Greetings – Kieran Bunn, Marika De Vecchis
A personal experience of stress – Dr Erik Monasterio
Changing culture to address negative behaviours and improve safety – Dr Victoria Atkinson
Bullying Survey – Dr Charlotte Chambers
Ethical investment and supporting ‘good causes’ – Harley Aish, Martin Stokes
Media Protection Society – Simon Kayll

2016 Annual Conference

Presidential address to the ASMS Annual Conference – Dr Hein Stander
Age, frustration and call – Dr Charlotte Chambers
Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation greeting – Marika De Vecchis
Proposed funding model for vocational medical training – Dr Derek Sherwood
Minister of Health – Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Physician advocacy – Associate Prof Phil Bagshaw
The economics of the health story and the role of public engagement – Shamubeel Eaqub
Frailty – Dr Tim Frendin

2016 ASMS/NZMSA Conference

Type of specialists needed for 2025 – Andrew Connolly
Where does medical education fit in? – Peter Crampton

2015 Annual Conference

Presidential address to the ASMS Annual Conference – Dr Hein Stander
Greetings
– Warrick Hough
Superheroes don’t take sick leave
– Dr Charlotte Chambers
What the TPPA means for New Zealand’s health system – Dr Erik Monasterio
The challenge of unmet need – Associate Professor Phillip Bagshaw
Observations on unions, unionism and public institutions– Helen Kelly
Health Minister – Dr Jonathan Coleman
Dealing with the Coroners Court – Dr Zarko Kamenica, Matthew McClelland
Medicine Stories project – Dr Jeff Brown
Professionalism, leadership and trust – Dr Stephen Child
Understanding the new Health and Safety Act – Dr Bill Rosenburg

The Improvisors 

2014 Annual Conference

Presidential address to the ASMS Annual Conference – Dr Hein Stander
Health Minister – Dr Jonathan Coleman
Building resilience in the health workforce – Dr Peter Huggard
The science of happiness – Dr Tony Fernando
Clinical leadership in health IT – Graeme Osborne
Job satisfaction and stress – Dr Charles Hornabrook
The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement – Dr Erik Monasterio

25th Anniversary Conference

Observations on the NHS Today – Professor Martin McKee
Reflections on the First 25 Years – George Downward
Health and Wealth, the Argument for Investment – Professor Martin McKee
Public Health, Adapting to Change – Professor Martin McKee
The Next 25 Years – Dr Michael Chen-Xu
Austerity, A Failed Experiment on the People – Professor Martin McKee

Past Presidents and Life Members

Past Presidents

Reflections from our past President – Dr Hein Stander
Reflections from our past Presidents – Allen Fraser
Reflections from our past Presidents – George Downward
Reflections from our past Presidents – Dr Jeff Brown
Reflections from our past Presidents – Dr Peter Roberts
Reflections from our past Presidents – Dr David Galler
ASMS Presidents – Celebrating 25 Years

Life Memberships

Life membership of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Dr David Jones

Life membership of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Dr Brian Craig

ASMS History and Recollections

An interview with Dr James Judson, a founder of the ASMS