Statement Regarding NZ Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
There is clear evidence that screening of this type reduces death from bowel cancer (Cochrane Library, 2007).
Congratulations to Dr Kolini Vaea from Tonga who has been awarded the NZAGS Pacifika Fund for 2018.
Applications for the 2019 NZAGS Pacifika Fund will open towards the end of 2018.
RACS Support Program for Fellows
A new RACS Support Program for Fellows, Trainees and IMGS has been launched through Converge International.
Follow this link for details.
Endoscopy standards and Guidelines for credentialing in endoscopy can be found here from EGGNZ
Mesh Hernia Repair
Position Statement by Steven Kelly, General Surgeon, Christchurch on behalf of the Executive, New Zealand Association of General Surgeons (NZAGS)
Click the link to read the position statement.