The principal functions of the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons 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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Statement Regarding NZ Bowel Cancer Screening Programme


There is clear evidence that screening of this type reduces death from bowel cancer (Cochrane Library, 2007). 

Pacifika Fund

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

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Mesh Hernia Repair

Position Statement by Steven Kelly, General Surgeon, Christchurch on behalf of the Executive, New Zealand Association of General Surgeons (NZAGS)

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One News article on surgical mesh 9th August 2014