Special Announcement | Upcoming Event

(ASM) Annual Scientific Meeting

The venue for the 21st NZAGS conference is the Christchurch Town Hall which after years of earthquake repairs is due to reopen a few weeks prior to our conference. Both exciting events for Christchurch.

The theme for our meeting is ”Technology, Training and Surgery” and covers important topics that vary between core general surgery to surgery in the digital world. The program has been designed both for the practising general surgeon and for our future surgeons.

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).

Position Statements


An area for trending topics and NZAGS position statements

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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