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NZCMM Summer Retreat 2024

February 23 - February 25

Summer Retreat 2024

Registration is now OPEN for the Summer Retreat in Auckland. Please complete the registration form for processing


  • 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 $80.00+GST per person. The venue is the Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, Auckland.

All cancellations must be made in writing to events@nzcmm.org.nz. Cancellations made by 12 February 2024 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.

Lower Back Pain Update

Following is the preliminary programme, which may change.

Friday 23 February 2023

8.00am Registration
8.30am Welcome Dr Mark Johnston
An Introduction To Low Back Pain in 2024 NZCMM Fellow / Members
10.00am Morning Tea
10.30am Low Back Pain – Are You Taking An Appropriate History?
Low Back Pain: Manual Examination Update
Case Presentations / Audits
NZCMM Fellow / Member
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Cultural Safety
3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.30pm Low Back Pain – What Works?
EBM Review Of A New Therapy
5.00pm Conclusion of the Day
6.30pm Dinner

Saturday 24 February 2024

8.30am Welcome And Review Of Day 1 Dr Mark Johnston
What You Wanted To Know About The NZCMM Training Programme But Were Afraid To Ask Education Committee
10.00am Morning Tea
10.300am Case Presentations / Audits NZCMM Fellow / Member
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Surgical Update
2.00pm Panel Discussion: Management of Low Pain Cases
How to manage various cases of low back pain
3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.00pm To be confirmed
5.00pm Conclusion of the Day

Sunday 24 February 2024

8.30am Welcome And Review Of Day 2 Dr Mark Johnston
Manual Therapy Workshop
Review Of Pelvis Management
IPM Management Workshop
What's New In IPM
12.30pm Conclusion Of The Day


Everyone is expected to bring a Case Presentation or an Audit (or 2).

Case Presentation: 10 minutes total (5 mins on a case with 5mins of available evidence (Level 4 acceptable)

  • The > 50s:  ‘A Special Clinical Gem’.  Something special (history or treatment ‘trick’) that you wish to share with the others while you still can.
  • Others:  ‘A Case when my newly acquired Musc Med Knowledge helped’

Audit:  10 – 20 minutes presentation of personal practice audit.

  • How successful are you? Does your ‘special’ technique work? How accurate are you with your nerve compression level guesstimates?

Please submit the following no later than Friday 26 January 2024, so your presentation day and time may be confirmed.

  • Title of presentation
  • Short Abstract: 50-100 words
  • PPT: 3 slides only, 16:9 ratio.

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

Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre
58 Waipuna Road, Aucklnad

Waipuna Hotel offers 4-star accommodations just 15 minutes' drive from Auckland city center and Auckland Airport.

Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre is one of New Zealand’s largest and most comprehensive conference facilities and is only 15 minutes from Auckland’s city-centre and the international and domestic airports.

Meaning ‘Spring of water’ in Máori. We are set amongst 6.26 acres of beautiful parkland overlooking a picturesque saltwater lagoon. Our guests enjoy the stunning always changing view of the tidal lagoon and can enjoy walking or cycling the pathways around the lagoon.

Check-IN: 2.00pm
Check-OUT: 10.00am

A special accommodation rate of $200.00 incl GST has been confirmed at the Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre. Please book direct with the Reservation Manager Shabnam (shabnamk@waipunahotel.co.nz). Please provide booking code THE 0224 when requesting accommodation.


February 23
February 25


New Zealand College of Musculoskeletal Medicine
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Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre
58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington
Auckland, New Zealand
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