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Ian Rosemergy

Ian is a consultant neurologist with sub specialist training in epilepsy and neurophysiology. He completed his medical degree at Auckland University, graduating in 1999. Physician basic training was undertaken at Wellington and Hutt hospitals.
After moving to Copenhagen Denmark, Ian completed further neurology and neurophysiology training at the Copenhagen University teaching hospital. He then returned to New Zealand to complete further epilepsy and neurophysiology training in Auckland. Ian started as a consultant neurologist at Wellington hospital in January 2011.


Evan Jolliffe

Evan is a Consultant Neurologist at Wellington Hospital with an in interest in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology.
Evan completed his medical degree at the University of Otago, before training as a General Physician and Neurologist.
He completed his Neurology training at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA, undertaking a clinical fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology and returned to Wellington Hospital in 2018.


Philip Daniel

Philip is a General Medicine and Palliative Medicine Consultant from Thames Hospital, Waikato DHB. He found his way here through mathematics and philosophy, Otago Medical School, Rotorua, and Wellington. Along the way he was joined by Kerry and three growing kids. Philip likes the breadth and interest of small hospital General Medicine. He likes the pragmatic humanism, and occasional mystery of Palliative Medicine. Philip likes education and being able to share his ideas with you all.


Michael Maze

Dr Michael Maze is a respiratory and infectious disease physician at the University of Otago and Canterbury District Health Board. His research interests include zoonotic disease, respiratory infections, and the translation of new epidemiological knowledge into improved management of patients.


Andrew Davies

Andy Trained in Cardiff and came out to New Zealand “for six months” fifteen years ago. He trained in Respiratory Medicine in Waikato Hospital and completed his Sleep Training in Wellington where he currently works as a Respiratory, Sleep and General Physician. He is on the boards of the NZ ASA, The NZ Sleep Health foundation and is a trustee of the Sing Your Lungs Out Choir. He lives in Wellington with his wife and 2 children and when not in work spends his time running the local sea scout group and exploring nature. He also occasionally writes about himself in the third person.


Paul Huggan

Originally from the UK, Paul dual trained in infectious disease and general medicine in New Zealand and Singapore. He is now the Director of Physician Education and Clinical Director of Infectious Disease at Waikato District Health Board. Based on a career interest in the early recognition and management of infectious disease, Paul co-founded the New Zealand Sepsis Trust in 2018. The Trust has since invested over $250,000 in raising sepsis awareness, improving sepsis care and providing survivor support. Paul’s research interests include the epidemiology, cost and societal impact of infectious disease.


Carl Hanger

Dr Hanger is a generalist Geriatrician with broad clinical interests, including management and rehabilitation of frail older people in all settings (community both urban and rural, institutions and hospitals). He works both in the hospital environment running one inpatient ward and outpatient clinics, and also in the community where he is involved in two different community teams and undertakes home visits. He has had a long standing interest in elder abuse and self-neglect, trying to negotiate the challenges of maintaining an older persons autonomy as well as safety.
He has been involved on a number of Ministry of Health advisory groups, including the advisory group for the Health of Older People strategy, review of Specialist services for Older People and several Stroke advisory groups (currently on National Stroke Network). He is actively involved in Australian New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine and is currently on Council for ANZSGM and on executive of the NZ division of ANZSGM.
He dabbles in research on the side with papers including stroke services, stroke rehabilitation, frailty, appropriate prescribing in hospital and in community/residential care, anticoagulant use, nutrition and falls.


Dorothy Dinesh

A Consultant in General Medicine at Wellington Regional Hospital. She chairs the Morbidity and Mortality review for the department. Other roles include Senior Clinical Lecturer for the Wellington School of Medicine, member of the New Zealand Adult Medicine Education Committee for the RACP and IMSANZ Council.


Rowena Howard

Dr Howard is an Endocrinologist and General Physician at Hutt Hospital with a special interest in diabetes emergencies. Hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality and has traditionally not been managed well. This talk will discuss some of the key principles in the diagnosis and management to aid the General Physician in the care of these patients.


Susan Plunkett

Susan Plunkett is a general cardiologist based at Hutt Hospital since 2014.She has an interest in imaging including all forms of echocardiography and CT coronary angiogram.As one of the Hutt Cardiology team, she looks after all comers with cardiology problems, including the elderly and those with terminal cardiac conditions.
Outside of work, Susan is married to Nick and is a proud mum to two pre-teen boys. In her time off she enjoys reading, baking and going on long walks with her hungry Labrador in an effort to reach her increasingly ambitious daily step goals.


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