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Millennium Hotel Queenstown New Zealand * | Queenstown, NEW ZEALAND
From 70 to 150 USD
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Specialty: , Orthopaedic Surgery
Dates: From Apr, 13, 2014 to Apr, 17, 2014
Location: Queenstown, NEW ZEALAND
Type: Meeting
Registration Cost: From 70 to 150 USD
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NZ Hand Surgery Society combined with NZOA COE

The NZ Society for Surgery of the Hand, NZ Association of Hand Therapists and the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association have arranged a programme spanning the breadth of management of hand conditions.   We will meet at the Millennium Hotel, Queenstown with both a national and international faculty of hand therapists, plastic surgeons and orthopaedic surgeons.  
The three components of the meeting overlap both in dates and subjects:
NZ Association of Hand Therapists  – Sunday 13th April – Tuesday 15th April
NZ Hand Surgery Society  – Monday 14th April – Tuesday 15th April
NZOA COE – Wednesday 16th April – Thursday 17th April
The New Zealand Hand Society is an inclusive society and would welcome all Orthopaedic and Plastic surgeons and registrars to attend this meeting. 
Fiona Timms, Tom Sharpe, Jeremy Simcock and Gordon Beadel
Convenors for NZ Society for Surgery of the Hand

NZ Association of Hand Therapists

We are delighted to invite you to Queenstown for the 2014 NZAHT Annual Conference. The meeting will commence on Sunday 13th April and will conclude on Tuesday 15th April.  Excitingly, the 2014 conference will be combined with the Hand Surgery Society, with further opportunity to extend your stay until Thursday 17th April for the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Conference.
The combined event will provide an opportunity for us to enhance our collaboration and strengthen the lines of communication with the surgeons, with a shared academic and social programme being offered.
Alison Wilding
Convenor for NZ Association of Hand Therapists

Julianne Howell

Juli has had the good fortune to enjoy a 37 year career as a Physical Therapist and upper extremity specialist. She participates actively as a member of the American Association for Hand Surgery, the American Society of Hand Therapists, American Physical Therapy Association, and  the Editorial Board for Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.

Juli’s innovative clinical skills and contributions to professional literature are many and varied, ranging from ICAM/relative motion for extensor tendons, management of the burned hand, fractures, to clinical research.  She has received numerous awards, authored a dozen publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and textbooks, and has shared her insights nationally and internationally.

Her experience as a private practice owner, designing and managing hand therapy services for a hospital corporation have also contributed to career satisfaction; top on the list however, remains daily learning from patients, mentoring others, and exchanging ideas with colleagues globally.  

Associate Professor Greg Bain
MMS, FRACS, FA (Orthopaedics) A, PHD

Greg is a Hand and Upper Limb Surgeon at Modbury Public Hospital and The Royal Adelaide Hospital.  Greg is an Associate Professor in Orthopaedics Trauma and Anatomy and Pathology at the University of Adelaide.  Greg has presented and published papers nationally and internationally as well as publishing text book chapters.  Greg is Deputy Editor of The Journal of Wrist Surgery, advisory board member of the International Journal of Shoulder Surgery, board member of the Journal of Techniques in Hand and Upper Limb Surgery, Convenor of the Australian AO Hand Courses, Editor board member of the World Journal of Orthopaedics (2010-2014), Member of American Society of the Hand and Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Don Lalonde
Honors B.Sc. Life Sciences, MD, M.Sc, FRCSC

Dr. Don Lalonde is Chief of Department of Plastic Surgery at Saint John Regional Hospital and Attending Plastic Surgeon at (Saint John Regional Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Sussex Community Health Centre). Don is a member of the Comprehensive Breast Health Committee, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, runs the Department of Plastic Surgery, Resident Program at Dalhousie University, a member, surveyor and chairman of the Accreditation Committee of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is president for the American Association for Hand Surgery as well as receiving many highly acclaimed honours and awards.  He has been on numerous editorial boards, visiting professorships and volunteer surgical missions.  Don has published 83 articles in referred articles, 7 book chapters and has presented nationally and internationally over 318 times!

Mr David McCombe MBBS
MD FRACS Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Mr David McCombe graduated medicine from the University of Melbourne in 1990 and went on to specialise in plastic surgery.
In 2000 he commenced a Hand Fellowship with the Victorian Hand Surgery Associates. He followed this with a Microsurgery Fellowship with the Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery at St Vincent’s Hospital from 2000 – 2001 and from 2002 – 2003 completed further training with a Fellowship in Microsurgery and Children’s Hand Surgery at St James University Hospital, in Leeds, UK 
Mr McCombe then returned to Melbourne in 2003 to commence private practice, maintaining a special interest in adult and children’s hand surgery, peripheral nerve and brachial plexus surgery and reconstructive microsurgery.
He was awarded the Australian Hand Surgery Society Travelling Fellowship in 2012.
Today, Mr McCombe works as a Consultant Surgeon in the Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, as a Consultant Surgeon in the Plastic Surgery Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and a visiting Hand Surgeon at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Kew, Fitzroy and East Melbourne.
He is a current member of the Australian Hand Surgery Society, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and is involved in medical education programmes (both undergraduate and postgraduate) with the University of Melbourne and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
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32 Frankton Road
T:  +64 3 450 0150
F:  +64 3 441 8889
W:  Millennium Hotel Queenstown


At the Millennium Hotel Queenstown, you will always find spellbinding luxury and it is easy to relax in the air of timeless elegance. This welcoming Queenstown hotel captures the essence of a truly unique region and is perfect for either an international conference venue or as a restful haven from the rigours of Queenstown's many outdoor adventure pursuits.

Accommodation Rate

A special Conference rate has been negotiated at the Millennium Hotel and is available to all Conference delegates for the duration of the conference.  

The room rate is as follows:

Room Type Room Rate
Superior Room $165.00
Junior Suite $215.00
Executive Suite $265.00
Millennium Suite $365.00

The above accommodation rates include 15% GST and are per room, per night.  Accommodation rates are based on single, double or twin occupancy.  Please click on the Room Type for details on this room.

How to Book

Accommodation bookings are to be made on the online registration booking directly with the hotel, please click on the following link to access this.  

  • To receive the special accommodation rate, all reservations must be made using the link above.
  • The number of rooms available at the Millennium Hotel Queenstown is limited, therefore allocation will be on a first in first served basis. 
  • Should you wish to make changes or cancel hotel accommodation, these must be emailed to the Millennium Hotel directly. There are amendment fees and cancellation costs involved; these are outlined below.
  • You will be required to pay for any incidental expenses upon departure.

Terms & Conditions

  • Rates quoted are based on the number of occupants, dates and length of stay selected and any alterations to these details may affect the nightly rate charged.
  • Rates are for room only.
  • Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to arrival, to avoid a cancellation charge of one night's accommodation fee being applied.
  • Reservations requires a valid credit card as the method of guarantee.
  • Please note: A $4.00 transaction fee will apply when a credit card is used to settle your account.
  • Rates are not available in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Airline frequent flyer points and other reward/loyalty programme rewards are not applicable to this offer.


The hotel check-in time is 2pm onwards. The hotel will store guest’s luggage for any arrivals earlier than 2pm.  With advance advice of guest’s arrival time the hotel will do all it can to ensure rooms are ready when the guest arrives at the hotel.

Guests check out for all hotel guests is to be completed by 10am.    The hotel will store guest’s luggage for those guests not departing until later that day.  A later departure for guests may be available on request, please note a charge may apply.

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Submission Info

Abstract submissions are invited for the Wrist & Hand Meeting 2014

Submissions are now open

Submissions close 13 February 2014


E-Posters are going to be displayed at the venue from Sunday morning through to Thursday. Attendance at the meeting is not mandatory.  The e-posters will be loaded onto a 40” plasma screen, these will have a directory/menu of all e-posters available and these will be placed throughout the meeting area. 
E-Posters are required to be sent as a .PDF file.
To ensure the smooth running of the programme and to comply with relevant standards, we would be grateful if you would note the E-posters will need to be received no later than 13 March 2014. Please email your E-Poster (files should be no larger than 10mb) to the following email address:, using your name and e-poster title as the PDF file name(s).  
Traditional 'Paper' Posters will not be able to be hung at the meeting. 
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Tanya Turchie , Conference Manager , New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

Phone: 011-64-4-913-9899

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