Humanity: A Taranaki Emergency Medicine Conference

4-5 February 2021 | Taranaki Base Hospital & Novotel New Plymouth Hotel


Tentative as of 24/11/20

Thursday 4 February 2021

0830-0915 Welcome & Māori cultural ceremony
0915-0945 Lecture #1 Dr. John Bonning, FACEM: President's Address / ACEM update
0945-1015 Lecture #2 Cardiopulmonary ultrasound
1015-1030 Morning tea
1030-1100 Lecture #3 New directions in managing atrial fibrillation
1100-1130 Lecture #4 Ventilator management
1130-1200 Lecture #5 Stroke update: Bust or Retrieve? Protecting the Penumbra
1200-1315 Lunch
1315-1345 Lecture #6 Manaaki Mana in Emergency Medicine
1345-1415  Lecture #7 Wellness and Resilience in Emergency Medicine
1415-1445 Lecture #8 Surviving an HDC investigation
1445-1500  Afternoon tea
1500-1530   “Open mike” plus Ask the experts: panel discussion
1645 Optional wellness activity: Waka – traditional Māori kayaking
1830 Course dinner

Friday 5 February 2021

0830-0900 Lecture #10 Paediatric rashes you need to know
0930-1000 Lecture #11 Top Paediatric EM articles from the past 2 years
1000-1030 Lecture #12 What I learned caring for COVID patients in the USA
1030-1045 Morning tea
1045-1115 Lecture #13 Emma Lawrey, Auckland. Experience controlling the 2019 Samoa measles epidemic
1115-1130  Lecture #14 Top EM articles from the past 2 years
1130-1145   Lecture #15 Tricks up my sleeve: novel ways of doing things in EM
1145-1200   Lecture #16 A special method for shoulder reduction: The Taranaki maneuver
1200-1315  Lunch
1315-1415  Lecture #17 Megasimulation
1415-1430 Afternoon tea
1430-1500  Lecture #18 Emma Lawrey: International work of the NZ Medical Assistance Team
1500-1530 “Open mike” plus Expert panel  & closing remarks

Saturday 6 February 2021

Optional wellness activities:
Morning yoga session on Oakura beach
Surfing lessons on Oakura beach
Hike Mount Egmont to the tarns (4 hour hike)
Climb Mount Taranaki (all day, vigorous hike)


We have arranged a 10% discount for conference delegates who wish to stay at the Novotel New Plymouth.
Please go to and add the promo code ‘TDHB' which is good for 3-7 February 2021.

For more information please contact:
Cnr Hobson & Leach Streets, New Plymouth
Phone: 06 769 9579

Or see the Conference & Events Information or Catering Menu.


Please complete the following to register for the Emergency Medicine Conference.

First name:
Home address:
Hospital affiliation:
Level of training

Preferred name for conference name tag:

Optional Saturday morning (6 February) recreational activities:
Can be changed later; this is to get a general idea about numbers and interest. Subject to weather and minimum numbers.

Number 1 for most likely to 5 for least likely

Surfing lesson

Climb Mount Taranaki

Hike to the Tarns (half day as opposed to full day climb)

Yoga on the beach

Mountain bike adventure

Or not sure yet – will decide later

Dietary preferences / needs / allergies:

Emergency contact:
Mobile phone number for emergency contact:

I will be attending:

Conference cost:

  If booking before 5 December 2020 If booking from 6 December 2020
Consultant $300 $400
Junior doctor $200 $250
Medical student
Prehospital personnel
$100* $150*

Student tuition can be waived for financial hardship after discussion with course director.
Single day tuition (4 Feb or 5 Feb) is 65% of the full course tuition.
Tuition will include all lectures coffees, tea breaks, lunches, and a course dinner.
Fees will be refunded if conference cancelled due to COVID-19.
* Medical student, prehospital personnel and nurses fee does not include dinner but can be purchased at additional charge.

AFTER YOU COMPLETE THIS FORM, We will email you an invoice payable to the Taranaki DHB.

Last updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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