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

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ASMS 26th Annual Conference, Wellington

28 November 2014
Dr Hein Stander

The 26th ASMS Annual Conference was held at Te Papa in Wellington on 27 and 28 November 2014, with ASMS branch officers from around the country in attendance.

National President Hein Stander spoke about the relationship between distributive clinical leadership, a joyful workforce and compassionate health care.  He was followed by Marise Stuart from the New Zealand Medical Students Association, who talked about the need to invest in a culture of care and teamwork.

The conference voted unanimously to award life membership to Dr Brian Craig for his many years of service to the ASMS, in both local and national roles.  After a standing ovation, Dr Craig told the conference he was humbled by the recognition as he had gained so much personally from his involvement with ASMS over the years.

The presentations and discussions that followed focused on strategies to build resilience, the science of happiness, the importance of clinical leadership in eHealth, and job satisfaction and stress.  Videos of the presentations will be available on this website soon, and the conference will be covered in more detail in the next issue of The Specialist, due out in a couple of weeks.

Conference programme
Presentations
Videos
Photos 

Conference programme

26th ASMS Annual Conference Programme

Presentations

President’s Address to the ASMS 26th Annual Conference

Minister of Health’s Address to the ASMS 26th Annual Conference

NZ Medical Students Association President’s Address – Marise Stuart

Building Resilience – Dr Peter Huggard

The Science of Happiness – Dr Tony Fernando

The Importance of Clinical Leadership in the work of the National Health IT Board – Graeme Osborne

Job Satisfaction and Stress – Dr Charles Hornabrook

Pharmaceutical Industry conduct and the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement – Dr Erik Monasterio

Videos

President’s Address to the ASMS 26th Annual Conference

Life membership of ASMS awarded to Dr Brian Craig

Health Minister Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, addressing the ASMS Annual Conference in Wellington, November 2014

Building Resilience – Dr Peter Huggard

The Science of Happiness – Dr Tony Fernando

The Importance of Clinical Leadership in the work of the National Health IT Board – Graeme Osborne

Job Satisfaction and Stress – Dr Charles Hornabrook

Pharmaceutical Industry conduct and the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement – Dr Erik Monasterio

Photos

Conference speakers

Life Membership Award – Dr Brian Craig

Conference delegates

Social function at The Boatshed

Conference dinner