Preconference day

8.00am - 5.30pm Conference registration desk open
7.00pm  Doctors' and nurses' dinner


8.30am - 1.30pm Rural hospital medicines update
  RHAANZ Council meeting
  Kaumaatua Hui
  NZRGPN board meeting


10.00am - 4.00pm Research day
Cost: $100

9.30am - 12.00pm Steroid joint injections
Ruth Highet

2.00pm - 5.00pm Tinnitis: the causes and how to treat it
Jason King MNZAS Senior Audiologist Christchurch
Bay Audiology

(CME accredited)
Cost: $50

2.00pm - 5.00pm Free yourself from paperwork 
Celia Tymons, GP Docs
Cost: $50

2.00pm - 5.00pm Nurses forum

Day one

7.30am - 6.00pm Conference registration desk open
8.30am - 9.15am Mihi whakatau and official conference opening
9.15am - 9.30am Opening address
9.30am - 10.15am Keynote address
Political forum
10.15am - 10.45am Morning tea
10.45am - 11.25am Concurrent session 1
   1A  1B  1C  1D  1E  1F
  Accessing fertility treatment  
Dr Simon McDowell 

Travel medicine
Jenny Visser
Sports medicine for GPs
Ruth Highet
 Advanced care planning
Geoff Annals

Panel session
GPs who are farmers/farmers who are GPs
Effective financial planning – pulling the pieces together
Sue Stewart and Hamish McPhail
11.30am - 12.10pm Concurrent session 2
   2A  2B 2C 2D 2E 2F
  Probiotics, the microbiome
Anders Henriksson
Wilderness medicine - here and afar
Tristan Sames
Bridging secondary to community care

The Cook Islands: developing capacity and a training programme - linking to rural remote practice in NZ and beyond
Kati Blattner

Rural Physiotherapy

Climate change and the effect on the rural sector and on health
James Renwick

12.10pm - 1.15pm Lunch
1.15pm - 1.55pm  Concurrent session 3
  3A 3B 3C 3D 3E 3F
  COPD (new inhalers) 
Andy Davies
Biologics  in General Practice. Why do we need to be interested?
Bryan Betty, PHARMAC  
Community placements for interns (PGY1s and PGY2s)  
Andrew Connolly
Rural mental health and wellbeing framework
Services to Support Beneficiaries Back into Suitable Employment
David Bratt, Ministry of Social Development
2.00pm - 2.40pm Concurrent session 4
  4A 4B 4C 4D 4E 4F
Andy Davies

Cxbladder: Empowering GPs for evaluation of haematuria
David Darling

Establishing a network for rural hospital nurses
Panel- Mark Emmerson, Rhonda Johnson, Debi Lawry
Rural mental health and wellbeing framework
New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
2.45pm - 3.15pm Afternoon tea
3.15pm - 4.00pm Keynote address
Health economics
Eric Crampton
4.00pm - 4.45pm Keynote address
PRIME review - panel discussion
4.45pm - 5.30pm  Awards ceremony
Peter Snow Memorial Award
Leadership in Health Promotion award Te Hiringa Hauora
5.30pm - 7.00pm Welcome reception amongst the exhibition area
7.00pm onwards Student dinner

Day two

8.00am - 5.30pm Conference registration desk open
7.30am - 8.45am Breakfast sessions
Medtech Breakfast session

AbbVie Breakfast session
New horizons for your hepatitis C patients: offering treatment in the community
9.00am - 9.45am Keynote address
Rural mental health and wellbeing
Matt Shirtcliffe
9.45am - 10.30am Keynote address
Bullying and family violence in New Zealand
Norm Hewitt
10.30am - 11.00am Morning tea
11.00am - 11.40am Concurrent session 5
   5A 5B 5C 5D 5E 5F
  Caring for older people in rural aged residential care homes
Maree Todd, BUPA
Dental emergencies

Connecting New Zealand's telehealth services with rural communities
Andrew Slater, Homecare Medical
Screening and reporting family violence
Paula Anderson
Celebrate successes and exciting careers in rural health for students
Sanofi workshop - insulin update
11.45am - 12.25pm Concurrent session 6
  6A 6B 6C 6D 6E 6F
  Antibiotic stewardship 
Jared Green
Sexual health Community PGY Placements  RHN
What constitutes rural - what is reality?
Career pathways in rural health
Student panel
Sanofi workshop - insulin update
12.30pm - 1.10pm  Concurrent session 7
  7A 7B
7C   7D
  Multidisciplinary training
Sue Pullon
Telehealth / Telemedicine update             
John Garrett
Exploitation for the greater good- making sure everyone gets the most out of student placements
Buzz Burrell and John Burton
Rehabilitation - rural hospital outcomes leading NZ
Rhonda Johnson
Capacity assessments for legal purposes
Dr Zarko Kamenica, MPS 
Cardiology update - case studies in assessment and management
Fraser Hamilton, Heart Foundation
1.10pm - 2.10pm Lunch
2.15pm - 3.00pm  Keynote address
Does NZ need a rural school of medicine?
Garry Nixon and Ross Lawrenson
3.00pm - 3.45pm Keynote address
Environmental responsibility
Speaker TBC
3.45pm - 4.15pm Afternoon tea
4.15pm - 5.00pm Keynote address
Fat Science: Why diets and exercise don't work and what does
Robyn Toomath
5.00pm  Conference close
5.15pm - 6.00pm NZRGPN AGM
7.00pm onwards Informal dinner and dance

Day three - Breakfast forums at the Intercontinental

9.00am - 12.00pm Network members breakfast forum
10.00am - 12.00pm Student breakfast forum