Tēnā koutou katoa,
It was May 2007, the last time that Ōtautahi Christchurch hosted an Annual Scientific Congress (ASC). Seventeen years later, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) 92nd ASC is being hosted in Ōtautahi Christchurch again from Monday 6 to Friday 10 May 2024; but, this time, in the brand-new Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre located in central Christchurch.
Nestled on the eastern coast of the South Island, Christchurch boasts a unique charm that stems from its rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes. With the majestic Southern Alps serving as a backdrop, it offers an array of experiences, from leisurely strolls through the tranquil Botanic Gardens to exhilarating adventures on the Port Hills. We encourage you to explore the artsy alleyways of the Central Business District or savour local delicacies at bustling markets. Whether you are captivated by historical landmarks, enchanted by the inviting warmth of the people, or drawn to the captivating blend of old and new, Christchurch offers an excess of activities to cater to everyone’s interests and desires.
The ASC 2024 theme of “Responsibility of a Surgeon” will see us exploring the critical role that surgeons play in not only the surgical system, but in the broader healthcare community. We will delve into the ethical considerations, decision-making processes, and patient-centred care that define a surgeon’s responsibility. Through enlightening presentations, we aim to illuminate the dimensions and depths of this pivotal theme. Together, we will explore how this responsibility defines our profession and empowers us to elevate the standards of our surgical practice.
As is tradition at the ASC, you will have many opportunities to forge new connections and rekindle old acquaintances in the exhibition area and during networking functions. On behalf of the organising committee, we warmly welcome you to Ōtautahi Christchurch and we hope that you will join us here to create unforgettable moments and cherished memories in May 2024.
Nga mihi nui,
Dr Philippa Mercer
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You are invited to attend the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons (NZAGS) Annual Conference to be held from 6th and 7th April, 2024, at the Napier War Memorial Centre, Napier.
Hawke’s Bay is calling you! It’s our pleasure to invite you to attend the 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons, which is being held at the Napier War Memorial Centre situated on the beautiful and sunny Marine Parade in the heart of art deco country. The registrars’ SET Training Day will be held on Friday 5th of April and the conference itself follows on the weekend of 6th and 7th of April, 2024.
The health care system is in a state of flux at present, but what binds us as a surgical community is the clinical networking and common interactions to serve our patients and the profession as a whole. Our theme this year reflects our reality of everyone being in this together and the conference is titled: He waka eke noa.
Join us to hear from local and international colleagues on a wide range of topics which will be of interest to all. Take this opportunity to interact with your colleagues kanohi ki te kanohi / face to face, to strengthen your clinical networks in this ever-changing environment.
The conference dinner on Saturday will be at the celebrated and historic Mission Estate – make sure you secure your ticket!
And if it’s been a while since you’ve been to our corner of the motu, consider adding a couple of days to your trip to enjoy the art deco capital and surrounding vineyard cellar doors. We look forward to welcoming you.