2017 NZCPHM Annual Scientific Meeting - Registration is 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 has now closed. 

To register for the workshop only please click below: 

Workshop Registration

To register for the ASM only OR the ASM and the workshop please click below:

Asm And Workshop Registration


Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts has now closed.


Registration Fees


ASM 2 Days

ASM 1 Day


Members only

$735.00 (inc dinner)



NZCPHM Registrars

$0.00 (inc dinner)

$0.00 (inc dinner)


Non - Member  

$735.00 (inc dinner)



Extra dinner tickets $85 per head

Earlybird closed 24 July 2017

**Workshop is limited to 50 places

  Provisional Programme Outline

Wednesday 6 September





Michael Baker,ASM Convenor, Director of Continuing Professional Development

Caroline McElnay, President of NZCPHM


George Salmond Oration

Prof 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

Cardiovascular disease in New Zealand: Ending the epidemic & improving health equity


Morning Tea


Scientific session - Cardiovascular disease in New Zealand: Ending the epidemic & improving health equity



Prof 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


Panel discussion and questions




Registrar Group Meeting



Does living in an area with greater earthquake damage increase risk of cardiovascular disease? Cohort linkage study

Dr Andrea Teng

Auckland's recipe for obesity - key results from the Healthy Auckland Together monitoring report 2017

Dr Nick Eichler

Using DYNAMO-HIA[1] to assess the health impact of policy interventions on Obesity and CVD - a New Zealand Story

Dr Mazin Ghafel

Estimated glomerular filtration rate and incident cardiovascular disease in a New Zealand primary care cohort

Dr  Emma Church

Strategic and Operational Plan for the Prevention of Long Term Conditions

Dr  Ruth Richards

Cardiovascular disease in older people, looking at prevalence, risk, and event outcomes

Dr  Mariam Parwaiz


Afternoon Tea


Type 2 Diabetes- The View from the Inside. Testing the feasibility of using wearable cameras to identify the barriers and facilitators to diabetes self-management

Dr  Sharon Sime

Type 2 diabetes mellitus prescribing in NZ and changes in age of people first prescribed these medicines

Dr  Peter Murray

Measles management for Māori: Learning from experience

Dr  Karen Wright


NZCPHM Annual General Meeting


Pre-Dinner Function at the James Cook Hotel


Conference Dinner and Fellowship Awards at the James Cook Hotel


Thursday 7 September




Scientific session - 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.


Dr Steven Lillis - Medical Adviser, Medical Council of New Zealand  

Dr Kevin Morris - Medical Adviser, Medical Council of New Zealand

Improving quality: within your practice, profession, and the health sector




Interactive Workshop on Multisource Feedback (MSF) for Public Health Medicine Specialists


Sing Your Lungs Out Choir


Morning Tea


Scientific session - Improving the quality of our practice (continued)


Associate Professor Deborah Read - Choosing Wisely



Exploring privilege and inequity in journeys to primary care - A research translation tool

Dr Pat Neuwelt

Non-Cancer Death in Cancer Patients and Cancer Suicide

Dr Bronwen Chesterfield

Team Evaluating-An academic student's experience of working in partnership with evaluators and DHB staff to evaluate a community programme linked to primary care

Dr Felicity Williamson




Putting our own house in order: getting down health sector greenhouse gases

Dr Gay Keating

Health for All: describing a local health-environment agenda

Dr Neil de Wet

Applying the 'wahakura lens' to smoking in pregnancy

Dr David Tipene-Leach

SUDI: The strength of using both quantitative and qualitative data

Dr Gabrielle McDonald

SUDI: The strength of using both quantitative and qualitative data. Part 2 Learnings from multiagency CRMRG review

Dr Felicity Dumble


Afternoon Tea


Increasing Referrals to Well Homes Programme: Navigating Data Privacy Concerns

Dr Elinor Millar


Going against the stream: Closing the border in island nations to prevent severe pandemic threats

Dr Oz Mansoor


Invasive pneumococcal disease: setting a threshold trigger following changes to the immunisation schedule

Dr Terrence Quirke


Close of Annual Scientific Meeting


Friday 8 September


Workshop Registration


Facilitated by Anaru Waa, with input from fellows and evaluation professionals. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn about evaluation theory and concepts, what to consider when commissioning an evaluation, hear about real examples, and find out how to avoid the pitfalls. Register today!


Close of Workshop



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 06/08/2017. 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.