Call for Nominations to the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons Executive
Early December a call will go out to members regarding any Executive Committee vacancies for the coming year, and nominations are now being sought for three positions beginning 6 April 2024.
Over the next few years the Executive Committee will have a focus on the Planned Care role out and Workforce issues. We are looking for any surgeon wishing to work on solutions.
Please take a turn to step onto the Executive, even if it’s just for a short term. The Executive has 4 meetings per year – 1 face to face meeting at the ASM usually held in March/April, and 3 quarterly ZOOM meetings (the 4th Zoom meeting may become a face to face if needed). In addition, there is often correspondence and papers that get distributed for feedback.
The next annual general meeting will be at the Napier Memorial Conference Centre, Napier, 6 April 2024, at 1.00pm at the Annual Scientific Meeting.
Nominations are being sought to be ratified at this meeting. You can see the full conference programme here. Please nominate a member from your department (with permission), or yourself if you want to become involved by using the appropriate NZAGS-Nomination-Form-2024
NZAGS needs active committee members with a range of skills:
NZAGS represents general surgery, general surgeons, and general surgery trainees. The Executive is active in many committees e.g. bowel cancer screening, CPD, nurse endoscopy. As well, we representing general surgery on the NZ National Board and the Board in General Surgery. This year we have been active in supporting, representing and keeping members informed in a number of areas e.g. Rural Surgery, ACC, Southern Cross AP scheme”, Endoscopy, PHARMAC, Conscious Sedation, Workforce NZ. In addition, NZAGS, with the NZAGS Training Committee, look after the NZ trainees, who are our General Surgeons of the future.
Nominations are invited for the Executive of the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons for a period beginning April 2024. If more than nominations than positions are received an online vote will be conducted.
Nominations must be in the hands of the Executive Director/Secretary, Bronwen Evans by Friday 2 February 2024. NZAGS-Nomination-Form-2024
New Zealand Association of General Surgeons