2017 NZCPHM Annual Scientific Meeting - Call for abstracts and registrations now open Wednesday, 6 September 2017

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The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine is pleased to announce that the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Wellington from 6-8 September at the James Cook Hotel.

This year, the format of the ASM will differ slightly to that of previous years. In order to avoid a clash with the 10th NZ Immunisation Conference (IMAC conference), we have reordered our usual programme so that the Workshop takes place on Friday not Wednesday.

This year there are two ASM themes.  The focus for the Wednesday will be 'ending the cardiovascular disease epidemic in New Zealand'.  Thursday's focus will be 'improving the quality of our practice'.

Registration is now open!

You are invited to register for the NZ College of Public Health Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshop.

Early Bird Discount

There is an early bird discount available to College Fellows until 24 July- don't miss out! 

 Workshop Registration

Asm And Workshop Registration


Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts has now closed.


Registration Fees


ASM 2 Days

ASM 1 Day


*Early Bird (Members only)

$624.00 (inc dinner)



NZCPHM Registrars

$0.00 (inc dinner)

$0.00 (inc dinner)



$735.00 (inc dinner)



 Extra dinner tickets $85 per head

*Earlybird closes 24 July 2017

**Workshop is limited to 50 places

  Provisional Programme Outline

Wednesday 6 September




Theme:  'Cardiovascular disease in New Zealand: Ending the epidemic & improving health equity'. Includes: cardiovascular disease epidemiology; primary prevention; screening and management of risk factors; improving health equity.

The George Salmond Oration will be delivered by Professor Rod Jackson, professor of epidemiology at the University of Auckland, director of Vascular Informatics using Epidemiology (VIEW) Research and co-director of the wider VIEW programme. 

Guest Speakers:

Professor Nick Wilson, Professor of Public Health and co-Director BODE³ Programme, University of Otago, Wellington 

Dr Corina Grey, Research Fellow, School of Population Health, University of Auckland

Dr Matire Harwood, Senior Lecturer, Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland

Members will have the opportunity to make presentations on the day's theme in the afternoon.

The AGM will be held on Wednesday afternoon, followed by the ASM dinner, College awards and, back by popular demand, the after-dinner Public Health Quiz!


Thursday 7 September




Theme: 'Improving the quality of our practice'. Includes: improving the quality of public health medicine practice; health care and public health programme evaluation; equity considerations; quality improvement generally.

Guest Speakers:

Steven Lillis, Medical Adviser, Medical Council of New Zealand

Kevin Morris, Medical Adviser, Medical Council of New Zealand

The day will include a short interactive workshop on Multisource Feedback (MSF) for Public Health Medicine Specialists which will  feed in to the development of a suitable tool for College members to use.

Members will also have the opportunity to present free papers on Thursday afternoon.

Friday 8 September


Workshop Registration



A tailor-made workshop for College members on 'Effective evaluation of health care, policy and public health programmes' will be facilitated by Anaru Waa, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, with input from fellows and other experts in the evaluation field. The workshop will include: planning and conducting an evaluation; commissioning an evaluation; using the results of an evaluation; equity considerations in an evaluation.



James Cook Hotel

Rooms have been set aside at the James Cook Hotel for ASM delegates, including some twin rooms. The rate is $199.00 per room per night. Rooms & rates are held until 08/07/2017. After this date all rooms and rates are subject to availability.

The hotel has provided a dedicated online booking page for accommodation reservations link here. Alternatively you can email Sayali at groups@jamescookhotel.co.nz and quote the group confirmation number 236638.