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NZAMM 2019 Summet Retreat

March 14, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Topic: An Update on Pain Basic Sciences

Summer Retreat Dates:Friday15th March 9am – 4pm
Saturday 16th March 9am – 4pm
ACLS Level 5 Refresher I Thursday 14th March 12.30pm
ACLS Level 5 Refresher II Sunday 17th March8.00am Venue TBC
Trainee Day Sunday 17th March TimeVenueTBC
Venue: Copthorne Hotel, 110 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North
Cost:Retreat Single day $112.70(GST Incl)
Retreat 2 days $225.40(GST Incl)
ACLS Course $275.00(GST Incl)
Social event per person$TBC (GST Incl)

Registration          :    Email:      brendaeevitt@gmail.com

Payment                 :     Internet Banking: NZ Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine
BNZ 02-0390-0124462-001
Code: Retreat Reference: Surname and initial

Meals                       :    Morning and afternoon teas, Friday, Saturday lunches will be provided. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements upon registration.

Accommodation : Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North

We are pleased to confirm that the Copthorne Hotel has held 20 Standard rooms at a rate of $135 GST Incl (breakfast incl) – Guest services include gymnasium, safe deposit facility and complimentary parking.

Please book direct at :  https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/palmerston-north/copthorne-hotel-palmerston-north

using following code “NZAMM19” to ensure the special nightly rate.

If you have any difficulties : please call the hotel direct on: 06 356 8059 confirming you are attending the NZAMM retreat; or Dale (conference Manager 06 350 0707)

What to Expect at the 2019 Summer Retreat:

  • Please see below for the provisional programme / and page two for the schedule.
  • We are aiming to review the Pain basic sciences and analgesics.


1. The Retreat is open to NZ and Australian Musculoskeletal Medicine Association members.
2. The topic for this Retreat is “Pain in 2019
3. Some Fellows will be asked prepare a presentation on a specific topic. (45-60 mins total)
4. For all other attendees, a 10 minute presentation and up to 10 min discussion on ‘The 4th case I saw on
Monday’. (Just a typical case that you see)
5. If time allows you can present a second case if you want discussion on what to do next.
6. Remember times will be strictly managed.

 Summer Retreat 2019 Programme (Provisional)

Programme Convenor : Dr Mark Johnston

Email : markjohn@hbcmuscmed.co.nz

Friday 15th March :

8.45amTEA & COFFEE ON ARRIVALPresenter
Update on Neurobiology of Pain
Mark Johnston
Iain Bell
MORNING TEA Will be served
Cases Presentations Attendees
LUNCH Will be served
1.30pm Update on Analgesics
To be confirmed
3.00pmCase Presentations Attendees
4.00pm FINISH
?? pm
Social Event – Details TBC

Saturday 16th March :

8.45amTEA & COFFEE ON ARRIVALPresenter
9.00amAn Update on Nociceptive Pain To be confirmed
MORNING TEA Will be served
NZAMM / AFMM Business UpdateExec Members
LUNCH Will be served
1.30pm Update from Boston IASP Conf 2018Grant Thompson
Gary Collinson
Peter MacKenzie
3.00pmCase Presentations Attendees
4.00pm FINISH

We look forward to seeing you there!


March 14, 2019
March 17, 2019
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Brenda Evitt
Dr Mark Johnston


Copthorne Hotel
110 Fitzherbert Avenue
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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