NZ Surgery 2018


Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


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Surgery 2018 will focus on how to plan for and tackle the challenges associated with change. Sessions will explore subjects such as challenging patients, challenging situations, and how to manage when things change pre-operatively, intra-operatively, and post-operatively. We are bringing together an interesting and stimulating collection of international and local speakers. The programme is designed to be pertinent to all surgeons whether their practice is in public or private and regardless of their surgical specialty. We encourage you to take this opportunity to meet with RACS Fellows and help plan for change in surgical practice.

Provisional programme
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Speaker bio and images

Gold Sponsor:

RACS NZ and the organising committee would like to thank Medtronic for their participation in the meeting as a Gold Sponsor.

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General Information:


Surgery 2018 is being held in the Queenstown Room at Rydges Lakeland Resort, 38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

For further information about the venue please visit:

Registration fees (inclusive of GST and in New Zealand dollars)

To register for the rates listed below, please click here.

Standard Registration

Standard - 2 Day Registration (THURS & FRI) - $735.00 
Standard - 1 Day Registration (Thursday ONLY) - $490.00
Standard - 1 Day Registration (Friday ONLY) - $365.00

Trainee & Registrar Registration

Trainee/Registrar - 2 Day Registration (THURS & FRI) - $580.00
Trainee/Registrar - 1 Day Registration (Thursday ONLY) - $390.00
Trainee/Registrar - 1 Day Registration (Friday ONLY) - $290.00

Retired Surgeon Registration

Retired Surgeon - 2 Day Registration (THURS & FRI) - $490.00
Retired Surgeon - 1 Day Registration (Thursday ONLY) - $330.00
Retired Surgeon - 1 Day Registration (Friday ONLY) - $245.00

Nurse, Medical Student and House Officer Registration

Nurse/Med Student/House Officer - 2 Day Registration (THURS & FRI) - $245.00
Nurse/Med Student/House Officer - 1 Day Registration (Thursday 17 ONLY) - $160.00
Nurse/Med Student/House Officer - 1 Day Registration (Friday 18 ONLY) - $125.00

Requested Speaker Registration

Requested Speaker - 2 Day Registration (THURS & FRI) - $490.00
Requested Speaker - 1 Day Registration (Thursday ONLY) - $330.00
Requested Speaker - 1 Day Registration (Friday ONLY) - $245.00

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing by the meeting organiser. Cancellations received by Saturday 30 June 2018 will incur a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after this date will incur a $50.00 cancellation fee and any expenses already incurred will be deducted.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Fellows that attend this meeting are eligible to claim CPD points. Further information will be updated shortly.

Certificates of attendance will be issued to all delegates electronically post event. 

Special Dietary Requirements

Please note that the venue is responsible for all catering at the meeting and RACS does not inspect or control food preparation areas or attempt to monitor ingredients used.

You should contact the venue directly for all special dietary requirements during the meeting, irrespective of whether details have been provided to RACS. If RACS requests information about your dietary requirements for a specific event RACS will endeavour to forward the information provided to the venue (time permitting).

RACS will not retain information provided for future events, so you must verify your requirements for each event. Even if information is requested or provided, RACS takes no responsibility for ensuring that the venue acknowledges your dietary requirements or that these requirements can be met. In all cases you must verify for yourself that your dietary requirements have been met and RACS refutes any and all liability for any failure to adequately provide your special dietary requirements or any consequential damage resulting from such failure.


Justine Peterson or Isobel McIntyre
Telephone: +64 4 385 8247
Fax: +64 4 385 8873