Special Announcement | Upcoming Event

NZAGS Annual Scientific Meeting 2021

We would like to invite you to New Plymouth to attend the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons (NZAGS) Annual Conference from 26th (Trainee Day) and 27th – 28th March 2021 (NZAGS ASM).

“When Things Go Pear Shaped – Take 2”, is our theme, based on the planned programme and speakers (subject to availability) as we had planned for our 2021 ASM which was unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The venue will be in the iconic Devon Hotel and Conference Centre in New Plymouth, New Zealand…..

Pacifica Fund applications now open

NZAGS is pleased to support General Surgery in the Pacific Islands and commits to funding one trainee or surgeon domiciled there to attend the NZAGS ASM each year.  Applications for the 2020 ASM are now open, the successful applicant will receive funding for flights, accommodation, conference fees and conference dinner.  The winner is encouraged to attend the Trainee Day and maybe even visit local Surgical/Academic Units when time allows.

The ASM in 2020 is in New Plymouth on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March 2020 and is preceded by the Trainee Day on Friday 27th March

Please see terms and conditions for applying: Pacific Surgeon Fund announcement for 2020

For the application form:-Pacifica Fund application form 2020

Applications close on Friday 6th December 2020.

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.

Education & Training


NZAGS delivers General Surgery training through a Service Agreement with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). Governance of General Surgery training across Australia and New Zealand is administered by the Board in General Surgery (BiGS).

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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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