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Copthorne Hotel Bay of Islands, Paihia
17 & 18 March 2018

Dear Colleagues

We would like to invite you to Northland to the 2018 NZAGS conference to be held in the Bay of Islands. The focus of the conference is on Surgery in New Zealand: Past Present, and Future.

We will be reflecting on the past and learning from pioneers who shaped the face of modern surgical practice around the country. We will also be hearing from current experts and getting a glimpse of what the future may offer in several areas of General Surgery.

We have also invited New Zealand surgeons to talk about the challenges we face in our working week, to share their experience, and how to bring the ideals we read in the literature into reality of every day surgical practice.

Finally, we do have to adapt to the changing face of modern health care and ask the question: Are we really training the right number of surgeons and giving them the skills necessary to provide the range of surgery New Zealand needs from, not only the largest institutions, but also to the smallest centers across the country?

A time to learn and reflect with plenty of opportunity to relax, catch up with friends and colleagues in the beautiful Bay of Islands. We hope some of you are able to stay longer and enjoy what Northland has to offer.

Warmest Regards

John Lengyel, Mark Sanders & Usha Shan

Watch a video from the Northland DHB Conference Team