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The Acute Medicine Conference is the only event in New Zealand that
focuses on General Medicine in the first 48 hours.


Thank you to those who attended our Acute Medicine Conference over 1-2 September 2022 for making it an enjoyable event. Things ran well and everyone had a great time. Special thanks to our presenters, there was a wonderful range of topics covered and everyone did well. Congratulations to our Zebra Presentation winner: Simon Lee from Waitemata Hospital, all of our Zebra speakers did well.

Thank you to our Blue Carrot Catering Team and thank you to the staff at Dockside Restaurant.

Links to our webinar videos are available in the table at the bottom of this page. A link will be emailed out to those who registered for our 2022 Conference once these are ready to view.




PLEASE NOTE: The layout of the venue and the provision of catering will follow COVID guidance at the time and spaces will be limited.

This conference caters for General Physicians, trainees in General and Acute Care Medicine, and is also of interest to those seeing acute medical patients in the Emergency Department and sub-specialty medical.

The programme covers a vast range of conditions that you are likely to encounter on-call and on the wards during those first 48 hours.

The presentations are case based with practical suggestions for diagnosis and management of acute medical problems.

Take this opportunity to update your knowledge, improve patient safety and network with colleagues from around New Zealand.


Video presentations

Watch a recording of each presentation by clicking on the name of the session listed in the table below. 

Day oneDay two
8:15 – 8:30 Karakia and welcome - Rawiri Hirini  and Sisira Jayathissa

8.30 - 9.10am Biliary Disease in Elderly - Dr James Tietjens

8:30 – 9:10am Upper GI Bleed - Dr Dave McGouran9:10 – 9:50am Venous Thromboembolism Update - Dr Hayden Jina
9:10 – 9:50am Cardiology Investigations in Acute Medicine - Dr Sarah Fairley9:50 – 10:30am Obstetric Medicine - Dr Chani Tromop van Dalen
9:50 – 10:30am Approach to Acute Weakness - Dr Purwa Joshi11:00 – 11:40am Improving the Experience of Disabled Patients in Acute Medicine - Shannon Morris
11:00 – 11:30am Acute Presentations of Parkinson’s Disease - Dr Katie Thorne /Dr David Bourke11:40 – 12:20 The Oncology Patient in Remission Who Presents to Acute Medicine - Dr David Okonji

11:30am – 12:00pm An unusual case of pulmonary hypertension - Dorothy Dinesh

(Replaced 'Frailty at the front door' - Dr Tom Thomson)

1:20 – 2:00pm When the Septic Patient is Not Covered by Empiric Antibiotics - Dr Olivia Bupha-Intr
12:00 – 12:30pm Trauma in the Elderly - Dr Pedro Broggi2:00 – 2:30pm Managing Diabetes Medicines on the Acute Take - Meagan Hughes
1:30 – 2:10pm Dermatology in Acute General Medicine - Dr Nicolien Lourens
2:30 – 3:00pm Right Heart Failure - Dr Gordon Maxwell
2:10 – 2:50pm  Oncology Emergencies - Dr Annie Wong3:00 – 3:30pm Complications of Bariatric Surgery - Dr Chris Cameron
2:50 – 3:50pm  ZEBRAS3:30pm Closing remarks