Philippa Mercer has reached the end of her term on the Executive (twelve years of service) and NZAGS is very grateful to Philippa for all the work she has done for the Association, both on the Executive but also on the NZAGS Training Committee, and her knowledge and friendly face will be sorely missed. We already have one spare Executive position, so that means we are looking for two General Surgeons to fill the Executive Committee positions.
The next annual general meeting will be in Paihia in the Bay of Islands on Saturday 17th March 2018, 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 nomination form.
NZAGS needs active committee members with a range of skills:
General surgeons +/- special interest
Private practice experience
Public practice experience
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. EGGNZ, "mesh", Southern Cross AP scheme", Nurse 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 four-year period beginning March 2018. If more than two nominations are received an online vote will be conducted.
Nominations must be in the hands of the Secretary, Bronwen Evans by Friday 22nd December 2018. Click here for further information, or to print out a nomination form.
New Zealand Association of General Surgeons