Pre-conference day 5 August | Conference days 6 - 8 August 2021



Tēnā koutou, Bula Vinaka, Fakalofa lahi atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō ni, Talofa lava.

We are proud to be hosting one of New Zealand’s most exciting health conferences to be held this year. The lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic and the rollout of the Health and Disability System Review has created the perfect backdrop for a gathering of New Zealand health sector representatives. We believe this event will attract high interest from a broad range of medical professionals. Our theme this year is:

Building for the future – transforming the health sector
Ka mate kāinga tahi, ka ora kāinga rua
(from adversity comes opportunity to make change)

The Conference programme will provide a wide range of educational and informative sessions linking to this inspirational theme, ensuring plenty of opportunity for delegates to learn, share, and network. This is New Zealand’s only national Conference that is presented by College members for College members. As such, everything in the programme has been selected with GPs’ and Rural Hospital Doctors’ interests and scope in mind. The programme will feature a mix of plenary sessions, panel discussions and practical sessions.

New Zealand’s response to the global pandemic will be a core part of the programme, in particular how we’ll look at how we build our resilience and transform the way general practice and rural hospitals operate in this current environment. The College is committed to improving cultural safety and health equity, highlighting areas where additional support is needed – in relation to the pandemic response and in terms of future planning for our health system.

The conference will showcase advances in health care technology, new clinical research, environmental and sector sustainability, rural health, continuity of care, and the commitment to continuous quality improvement. The health sector is continuously evolving, the rate of change accelerated last year was phenomenal and now we have our eyes firmly set on building a brighter future and transforming our health system for the better.

Kind Regards,

Organising Committee
2021 Conference for General Practice