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Paediatrics & Child Health Annual Meeting 2014: Part of RACP Congress

Skycity Grand Hotel * | Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
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Title: Paediatrics & Child Health Annual Meeting 2014: Part of RACP Congress
Specialty: , Pediatrics
Dates: From May, 18, 2014 to May, 21, 2014
Location: Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 340 to 2085 USD
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The 2014 RACP Future Directions in Health Congress is heading to New Zealand for the first time since 2005!

RACP Congress 2014—Future Directions in Health, is the premier event of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and is the largest annual multi-disciplinary internal medicine meeting in Australasia. Participate in a stimulating forum to further develop your current knowledge and skills and exchange information with colleagues both in and outside your area of specialty.

The 2014 Congress will be held in Auckland, New Zealand 18–21 May. With an unbeatable combination of big city style and a stunning natural setting, Auckland, New Zealand is an ideal host city for this year’s Congress. Beyond the world-class shopping, superb food and wine and buzzing waterfront precincts Auckland has endless adventures at its doorsteps from island retreats and wine tours to skydiving and sailing. Find out more about what Auckland has to offer.


Congress location (next to Sky Tower)

Auckland Convention Centre
88 Federal Street

  • Professor Sir Peter Gluckman KNZM FRSNZ FMedSci FRS

    Professor Sir Peter Gluckman was the founding Director of the Liggins Institute and is one of New Zealand’s best known scientists.

    His research has won him numerous awards and international recognition including Fellowship of the Commonwealth’s most prestigious scientific organisation, The Royal Society (London). He is the only New Zealander elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science (USA) and the Academy of Medical Sciences of Great Britain.

    In 2009 he became a Knight of the New Zealand Order of Merit replacing the 2008 Distinguished Companion of the NZ Order of Merit, for services to medicine and having previously been made a Companion of the Order in 1997. In 2001 he received New Zealand’s top science award, the Rutherford Medal.

    In July 2009 he was appointed as the first Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand. In this role, he is an internationally respected for his work promoting the use of evidence in policy formation and the translation of scientific knowledge  into better social, economic, and environmental outcomes.

    Sir Peter is the author of 600 scientific papers and reviews, is an editor of eight books, and author of five books – including three influential textbooks in his subject area.


    Click here to read a recent interview with Professor Sir Peter Gluckman.

    Distinguished Professor Jane E Harding ONZM MBChB DPhil FRACP FRSNZ

    Distinguished Professor Harding is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) of the University of Auckland, a University Distinguished Professor, and a researcher in the Fetal and Neonatal Physiology research group of the University’s Liggins Institute.  Her training included a medical degree at the University of Auckland, a D Phil at the University of Oxford, and a postdoctoral Fogarty Fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco.

    Professor Harding has undertaken teaching and research at the University of Auckland for much of her career.  In her current role, she has overall responsibility for the University’s research activities.  She is also a paediatrician, and until recently practised as specialist neonatologist, caring for newborn babies at National Women’s Hospital.  Her ongoing research activities concern the role of nutrition and growth factors in the regulation of growth before and after birth, and the longterm consequences of treatments given around the time of birth.


    Dr Richard J L Heron FRCP FFOM

    Richard is the Vice-President Health and Chief Medical Officer at BP with responsibility for strategic development of the BP Group Health agenda including Employee Wellbeing, Occupational Health and Hygiene requirements for over 80,000 employees and Community and Public Health matters in the countries where BP operate.

    He is honorary Professor of International Business and Health at the Institute of Work, Health and Organizations, Nottingham University, and is an honorary teacher at the University of Manchester, UK. He was President of the Society of Occupational Medicine in 2012, and is currently President-elect of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

    Richard joined BP in May 2006 from AstraZeneca pharmaceuticals where he was Head of Global Safety, Health and Risk Management.  Trained in internal medicine in UK and Auckland, New Zealand, before specializing in Occupational Medicine, he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK), Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and Fellow of American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  

    Most recently, he has worked as a member of the Expert panel advising with Professor Dame Carol Black and Sir David Frost for “Review of Sickness Absence,” and represented the Faculty of Occupational Medicine on the Founding Council of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. In 2012, he was President of the Society of Occupational Medicine, and is President-elect of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

    Professor Rod Jackson MBChB PhD FNZCPHM 


    Rod Jackson is a professor of epidemiology at the University of Auckland. He is medically trained, has a PhD in epidemiology and is a member of the NZ College of Public Health Medicine.

    He teaches clinical and public health epidemiology to undergraduate and postgraduate students and to health professionals.

    He has 30 years of research experience in CVD epidemiology. He is one of the architects of New Zealand risk-based clinical guidelines for managing CVD risk. For the past 15 years his research has been based around using web-based decision support tools linked to regional and national electronic health databases to implement, monitor and improve CVD risk assessment and management guidelines. He has published approximately 250 papers.

    Dr Rhys Jones (Ngāti Kahungunu) MBChB MPH FNZCPHM

    Rhys is a public health physician and Senior Lecturer at Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland. He is passionate about advancing Māori health, with a particular focus on how health professionals can contribute to this goal. In his academic role Rhys leads Māori Health curriculum development and his research interests include ethnic inequalities in health, Indigenous health education and environmental health. He is Principal Investigator of the Educating for Equity study, an international research project examining how health professional education can reduce inequities and improve health outcomes for Indigenous populations. In 2005-06, Rhys was a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy based at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. His fellowship project examined interventions to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care using organisational case studies.

    Associate Professor Richard King AM FRACP

    Associate Professor Richard King is Head of Medicine at Monash Health in Melbourne.  He is Chair of VPACT(Victorian  Policy and Advisory Committee on Technology of the Department of Health), a founding member of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) of the Commonwealth Department of Health, and helped set up HealthPACT, the Commonwealth’s Horizon Scanning Committee.  A/Prof King chairs the New Procedures/Clinical Practice Committee for Monash Health, belongs to Health Technology Assessment International (HTAI), and is a member of their Disinvestment and Hospital Technology groups. He is a former Chair of the Victorian State Committee RACP and a former member of Council of the RACP.  A/Prof King is a recipient of the College Medal.  His current research interests are disinvestment and the use of evidence to assess quality of unit performance in a teaching hospital.


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The Congress Secretariat has secured excellent accommodation rates for Congress attendees. Accommodation must be booked via the registration form to obtain these rates. All rates are in New Zealand dollars including GST. Please note that Congress venue is within the SKYCITY Grand building. Limited accommodation is now available although requests can be made for King rooms, mainly Twin rooms are available.

SKYCITY Grand Hotel
Congress venue
90 Federal Street, Auckland

Free wi-fi is available to all hotel guests with no time limit or data cap.

City view luxury twin    $279
Bedding includes 1 King and 1 King single
Joins Congress venue via airbridge
Corner Federal and Victoria Streets, Auckland

Free wi-fi is available to all hotel guests with no time limit or data cap.

Premium twin      $229
Bedding includes 2 double beds

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