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NZCMM Winter Retreat 2024

June 21 @ 8:00 am - June 23 @ 5:00 pm

Winter Retreat 2024

Registration is now OPEN for the Winter Retreat in Christchurch. 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.

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

Neurobiology of Pain; and Hip and Shoulder Joint Assessment and Management

Thursday 20 June 2024

2.30am Welcome
3.00pm Core Resuscitation Refresher Non-Assessed for Doctors
Taught by Resuscitation Matters
7.30pm Conclusion of Course

Friday 21 June 2024

8.30am Welcome 
9.00am Physiotherapy - Shoulder
Axial Sp update
Angela Cadogan
Rafi Raja
10.30am Morning Tea
11.00am Radiology of the Hip Andrew Lynch
11.30am Functional MRI In Nociplastic And/Or LBP
Neurobiology Of CRPS
Neurobiology Of Cervicogenic Headache
Dion Stoltz
Don Ponnamperuma
Greg Taylor
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Physiotherapy - hip Barry Donalson
2.00pm Why pain threshold trumps structure to determine the pain experience
Topic TBC
Giresh Kanji
Zoe Quinn
3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.30pm Topic TBC
Imaging – Interpretation of MRI Floor
Mark McLaughlin
Gajendra Singh
4.30pm Case Discussion Panel Fellows/Members
5.00pm Conclusion of the Day
7.00pm Retreat Dinner

Saturday 22 June 2024

8.30am Welcome
9.00am Role Of History, Examination And Questionnaires/ Psychometric Tests In The Diagnosis Of Sensitisation
Visceral Pain
Panel Discussion
Laura McAulay

Lik Loh
Joshua Lee

10.30am Morning Tea
11.00am NZCMM Update, Q + A
11.30am Cases, Journal Articles, 'How I Do It' Fallows/All
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm POCUS Demonstration - Setting Our Discipline Apart With Diagnostic US Of The Shoulder
1.30pm Sensitisation And OA
Frozen Shoulder
George Dehn
Raam Gangisetty
Elaine Munro
3.30pm Afternoon Tea
4.45pm POCUS – Setting Our Discipline Apart With Diagnostic US Of The Hip
4.30pm Panel Discussion
5.00pm NZCMM AGM & Social Event
6.30pm Conclusion of the Day

Sunday 23 June 2024

8.30am Manual Workshop Shoulder / Hip Girdle assessment & Management
Clinical Assessment Treatment And Rehabilitation Of Hip And Shoulder Problems
10.30am Morning Tea
Workshops Continue
11.00am Plenary Review Session
12.30pm Conclusion of the Event

The theme of the upcoming winter retreat (June 21-23)  is “Shoulders and Hips”, and at the retreat our Registrars will also be attending sessions covering neurobiology of pain. The organising group is planning an interesting program with plenty of variety, including visiting presenters, and we look forward to seeing you.

As usual, as Fellows and Trainees, we seek your input to contribute.

There several opportunities where we invite your input (you can present on any or all of the below if you would like):

1.    Case Presentations

  • 15 minute total (case + discussion + Q&A)
  • Include relevant literature/evidence
  • Ideally Hip/Shoulder, but can be anything
  • Consider a Neurobiological element (this will help our trainees)
  1.  A session on “How I do it”
  • Up to 15 minutes to present how you perform any aspect of clinical (or non clinical) practice that may be of interest to colleagues
  • Examples could include a procedure, patient assessment tool, workflow tip
  • Include literature/evidence if relevant
  • Bear in mind the themes: Hip/Shoulder/neurobiology, but can be anything
  1.  Retreat ‘Journal Club’
  • 15 min presentations
  • Relevant journal article/research

To allow planning, please email Iain Bell (iain.bell@xtra.co.nz)  with brief details of what you are able to present (specific topic not necessarily required, just the session/s -  1,2 or 3).

Everyone is busy (we know you are too!), but please take a little time to prepare and make this event worthwhile for all attending. Our colleagues and trainees, and interested visiting clinicians, value the depth of our skill and knowledge.

Commodore Hotel
449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Commodore Hotel is minutes away from the Christchurch Airport and 10 minutes away from the CBD.

A free airport shuttle is available.

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

A special accommodation rate of $225.00 incl GST has been confirmed at the Commodore Hotel (based on availability). Please book directly with the hotel quoting reference 5529036 (tiffanyboa@commodorehotel.co.nz).


June 21 @ 8:00 am
June 23 @ 5:00 pm


Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch
449 Memorial Avenue
Christchurch, 8053
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03 358 8129
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New Zealand College of Musculoskeletal Medicine
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