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Summer Retreat 2023

February 23, 2023 - February 26, 2023

Summer Retreat 2023

Registration is now OPEN for the Summer Retreat in Auckland. Please complete the registration form and return to events@nzamm.org.nz for processing


  • $325.00+GST per person


  • Full Member Registration: $475.00+GST per person (includes three event days)
  • Day Only Member Registration: $225.00+GST per person
  • Full Non Member Registration: $575.00+GST (includes three event days)
  • Day Only Non Member Registration: $300.00+GST per person


  • Tickets for the dinner on Friday evening are not include in the cost of registration. Tickets for yourself and partners may be purchased for $82.00+GST per person. The venue is the Parnell Hotel & Conference Centre.

All cancellations must be made in writing to events@nzcmm.org.nz. Cancellations made by 10 February 2023 will be refunded, less $75.00 to cover administration costs. After this date, no refunds will be made. All refunds will be processed after the meeting. If, for reasons beyond the control of the NZCMM, the event is cancelled, registration fees will be refunded after deduction of expenses already incurred.

Following is the preliminary programme, which may change.

Thursday 23 February 2023

1.00pm PACLS Workshop Emcare
3.00pm Afternoon Tea
5.30pm Conclusion of Workshop

Friday 24 February 2023

8.00am Registration
8.30am Welcome Dr Mark Johnston
Case Presentations / Audits NZCMM Fellow / Members
10.00am Morning Tea
3.30pm Upper Limb Pain Problems: The Wrist Joint NZCMM Fellow / Member
The Elbow Joint NZCMM Fellow / Member
The Shoulder Joint NZCMM Fellow / Member
12.00pm Lunch
1.00pm Cultural Safety Session - The Maori Perspective
5.00pm Conclusion of the Day

Saturday 25 February 2023

8.30am Welcome And Review Of Day 1 Dr Mark Johnston
Connective Tissue Update
10.00am Morning Tea
10.300am Connective Tissue Update
Case presentations and Audits NZCMM Fellow / Member
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Case Presentations And Audits NZCMM Fellow / Member
3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.30pm NZCMM Business NZCMM Executive
5.00pm Conclusion Of The Day

Sunday 26 February 2023

8.30am Welcome And Review Of Day 2 Dr Mark Johnston
Manual Therapy Workshop
A chance to update skills learnt at Diploma On Campus Course.Dr Grant Thompson
IPM Management Workshop
A chance to update issues associated with IPM practice. A chance to bring a difficult case for discussion.Drs Mark Johnston / Keith Laubscher & John MacVicar
1.00pm Conclusion Of The Day

Manual Therapy Workshop

The workshop will consist of a review of manual lumbar diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, fine tuning of classic manoeuvres such as the Million Dollar Roll, introduction of new and novel technique, and opportunity for group brainstorming of alternative methods, based on established anatomy and biomechanics.

There will be sufficient theory presented to clarify manual technique, but the workshop will be predominantly hands-on, concentrating on good posture and technique. Suitable light clothing should be worn.


  • Presentation on lumbar anatomy & biomechanics, and approach to examination.
  • Hands-on review of lumbar gross and segmental mobility
  • Hands-on review of therapeutic technique including, but not exclusively, articulation, muscle energy technique, and HVT manipulation
  • Novel techniques for lumbar mobilisation
  • Discussion and demonstration of alternative techniques used by workshop participants.

Members are invited to submit a case or audit for presentation at the upcoming Summer Retreat.

Please submit the following no later than Friday 3 February 2023, so your presentation day and time may be confirmed.

  • Title of presentation
  • Short Abstract: 50-100 words
  • PPT: 3 slides only, 16:9 ratio. Please find a template that you may choose to use here. Template options that you may choose to use, have been added.

Should you have any questions about this request, please do not hesitate to contact events@nzcmm.org.nz

A final details email with the final programme and presentation information will be sent prior to the event.

Please note:

  • Case Presentations: ‘How I manage (successful or otherwise) upper limb pain problem’. (or What works and what doesn’t). 10 mins total. (5 mins on a case with 5mins of available evidence (Level 4 acceptable)
  • Audit: 10 – 20 mins presentation of personal practice audit. How successful are you? Does your ‘special’ technique work? How accurate are you with your nerve compression level guesstimates?

Parnell Hotel & Conference Centre

Located in the inner-city suburb of beautiful Parnell, the hotel is well situated to Spark Arena, city centre and the shopping districts of Newmarket and Parnell. Free parking is available on site so guests can enjoy the relaxing walks and cycleways within central Auckland, nearby public transport also connects to wider Auckland. We are proudly New Zealand Owned and Operated.

10-20 Gladstone Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand

Website: https://www.theparnell.co.nz/

We are pleased to confirm that the Parnell Hotel & Conference Centre have offered a room rate of $152.70 for a King Standard room (if available).

The To book accommodation, please book directly with the hotel and mention that you are attending the NZCMM event.

e: reservations@theparnell.co.nz
p: + 09 303 3789


February 23, 2023
February 26, 2023


New Zealand College of Musculoskeletal Medicine
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The Parnell Hotel & Conference Centre
10-20 Gladstone Road, Parnell
Auckland, 1052 New Zealand
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09-303 3789
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