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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. The membership is very strong, and the majority of general surgeons working in New Zealand (and some overseas) are members. Trainees automatically become members during their time on the vocational training programme – GSET or SET – administered by NZAGS in New Zealand, on behalf of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
NZAGS organises a conference, the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), which rotates across provincial and metropolitan centres around New Zealand. The ASM is generally held at the end of March.
NZAGS is very keen to provide financial support to Pasifika General Surgeons to enable attendance at the ASM for eligible registrars or Fellows.
NZAGS will be pleased to receive applications from interested registrars or Fellows who meet the following eligibility criteria:
Please use the 2024 Pasifika Fund Application Form Pasifika Fund application form ASM 2024
Applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and all applications will be acknowledged.
The fund recipient will be chosen based on their written application, appropriate supporting documentation and contact details for three referees. Applicants will be expected to state how attending the NZAGS conference will benefit their practice and community.
This may be followed by a ZOOM/telephone interview in the event of multiple eligible applicants.
Applications will be considered by a subcommittee of the NZAGS Executive.
The fund will cover the following for the successful applicant only (i.e. not for any other accompanying family, colleagues or friends):
Unsuccessful applicants may reapply in subsequent years.
The successful applicant will be contacted by NZAGS as soon as practicable.