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NZAGS Annual Scientific Meeting 2022

NZAGS 2022 ‘Synergy in Surgery’
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The NZAGS ASM scheduled for April, will now be held on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August, 2022. The conference will still be held at Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. Registration is open.

This is the annual meeting for New Zealand general surgeons and surgical trainees from provincial and metropolitan hospitals. The conference theme for 2022 is “Synergy in Surgery”.

Members Area


Membership is open to all duly qualified surgeons who are recognised as and practice as Specialist General Surgeons. No restrictions shall be imposed on any person by virtue of religious or political beliefs, gender, nationality, race or age, but the Society shall have the right to refuse membership to any person without assigning any reason thereof.

Doctors Stand Up for Vaccinations

NZAGS supports the Doctors Stand Up for Vaccinations

We wish to present a united and evidence-based voice to the people of Aotearoa New Zealand in support of vaccination against COVID-19 for all eligible New Zealanders. Our group contains Public Health physicians, GPs, Intensive Care physicians, Urgent Care, Respiratory and Infectious Disease physicians, Paediatricians, General physicians, Emergency Medicine physicians, obstetricians, gynaecologists, surgeons and more.

Education & Training


NZAGS delivers General Surgery training through a Service Agreement with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). Governance of General Surgery training in New Zealand is administered by the Aotearoa New Zealand Committee in General Surgery (AONZCiGS).

Position Statements


The NZAGS offices L3- 8 Kent Terrace, Wellington has the following COVID policy. You must be vaccinated to enter the NZAGS offices, and proof of vaccine passport will be required.  Here is our Covid Policy

Surgical Vacancies

Surgical Vacancies

Check out the current surgical vacancies

General Surgeon

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.

Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

We are seeking a General Surgeon for Hawke’s Bay who shares our values of He kauanuanu – Repect, Ākina – Improvement, Rāranga te tira – Teamwork and Tauwhiro – Care.

We have a unique opportunity for a suitably qualified General Surgeon to join our Surgical team. We are looking for a surgeon who demonstrates a commitment to high quality care, teaching and leadership in the field.

New Zealand Association of General Surgeons

The New Zealand Association of General Surgeons is a membership based organisation of general surgeons throughout New Zealand. The principal functions of the Association are to represent the broad and collective interests of general surgeons particularly in the areas of vocational training, continuing professional development, workforce planning as well as acting as the interface between general surgeons, Government and components of the health sector generally.


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