Early Bird registration offer ends mid-February

Date published
1 Feb 2017

Early Bird registration for the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s National Rural Health Conference 2017 ends on February 16 - be quick, so you can take advantage of this discount and also go into the draw to win a Charge 2 Fit Bit valued at approximately $270.

To register, view the academic programme, accommodation options and social events follow this LINK. The programme will feature eight keynote speakers and six concurrent session streams covering medical and nursing, management, research, rural hospital models of care and community presentations over the two main days – Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1.

Keynote speakers include Norm Hewitt (family violence and bullying), Robyn Toomath (endocrinologist and diabetes specialist, author of 'Fat Science', obesity campaigner), Dr Eric Crampton (Head of Research at NZ Initiative - economic and policy thinktank and former University of Canterbury Economics lecturer), Matt Shirtcliff (mental wellness advocate/creative director), Dr Garry Nixon and Professor Ross Lawrenson (Does New Zealand need a rural school of medicine?), a PRIME Review panel discussion and a political forum featuring politicians from the major parties ahead of the 2017 election.

College endorses conference programme

Conference 2017 has been endorsed by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 17.25 credits CME for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes.

General Practitioners who complete the programme will need certificates from the Network that also record this statement. These certificates should be sent after participants have completed the programme, so medical practitioners participating in GPEP or MOPS have the necessary documentation for submission to the college when this is requested.