Last updated 14 January.

Tuesday 30th April

0830 - 1700 Registration open
0900 - 1600
Workshop one:
Whakarewarewa Redwoods Forest rescue
Note: this workshop is offsite
Workshop two:
Te Rongoā Māori bush walk (Immersive Māori medicine experience)
Note: this workshop is offsite
0900 - 1200
Workshop three:
ACEM Core procedural skills
Workshop four:
Technology 101
Workshop five:
Radiology Masterclass
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1600
Workshop six:
Advanced Airway
Workshop seven:
Indigenous cultural competency
Workshop eight:
Happiness through mindfulness and compassion
1800 - 2100 Welcome function
Te Puia - Rotorua

Wednesday 1st May

0700 - 1700 Registration and information desk open
0900 - 0920 Opening and Pōwhiri
0920 - 1030 Plenary one: 
Keynote: Our challenges and opportunities in medicine
Jan Bone
1030 - 1100 Morning tea and exhibition
1100 - 1300 Plenary two: Surviving and Thriving
Personal sustainability:  Resilience and longevity in Emergency Medicine.  As we start our exploration of challenges in Emergency Medicine this morning's session will encompass personal journeys of obstacles traversed and offer tools to enable not just survival but thrival.

Title TBC
Dr Clare Skinner

Surviving and thriving as a rural GP
Martin Mikaere

Thrive accentuating the positive in ED department
Dr Johanne Egan

The above speakers will present for 20 minutes and a panel session will follow with Jan Bone and Andrea Johnston.
1300 - 1400 Lunch and exhibition
1400 - 1530
Concurrent Session 1a
Free Papers

USS credentialing
Cris Zollo

Title TBC
Gaynor Prince

Frontal approach versus standard intubation (FAST IN): a manikin study
Dr Fergus Morris

Retrospective validation of a risk stratification tool developed for management of patients with blunt chest wall trauma
Dr Charlotte May
Concurrent Session 1b
The Challenges of and for children in ED

Inequities in the provision of acute paediatric healthcare in New Zealand
Dr Johan Morreau

The challenges of Neonatal Resuscitation
Sarah Jamison

The challenges of paediatric prehospital and retrieval medicine
Dr Heidi Baker

Paediatric decision support:  Head injury & concussion
Dustin Ballard
Concurrent Session 1c
Surfing the silver tsunami

The challenge of the aging EP workforce
Emmanuel Jo

Title TBC
Scott Pearson

Title TBC
Willem Landman

Title TBC
Ellen Burkett

One speaker TBC
1530 - 1600 Afternoon tea and exhibition
1600 - 1645 Plenary three: Panel: Manaaki Mana 'Cultural equity in ED' Launch of the College Strategy
Nau Mai Haere Mai, join us for an interactive session, launching the ACEM Māori cultural equity programme lead by the Manaaki Mana committee of the College's 'Cultural Equity in ED' strategy.

Simon Judkins, ACEM President
John Bonning, ACEM President Elect
Kate Anson
Inia Tomash
1730 - Late Redwoods Treewalk and Nightlights followed by the option of Dinner at the Terrace Kitchen Beer tasting with Geoff Griggs followed by the option of Dinner at the Terrace Kitchen

Thursday 2nd May

0700 - 1700 Registration and information desk open
0730 - 0845 Women in Emergency Medicine Breakfast: Challenges & Opportunities
0900 - 1030 Plenary four: Vivre la difference!
The journey from 1993 to 2019 .......the Northern most country in the UK to the Shakey Isles of New Zealand via the diverse landscape of Australia. Vivre La difference!

Keynote: Emergency Medicine as a key indicator of a civilised society: UK vs NZ 
Dr Tim Parke

4 decades of emergency medicine - the challenges change, but they don't go away
Prof Ian Rogers 

Third speaker TBC
1030 - 1100 Morning tea and exhibition
1100 - 1300 Plenary five: Choosing wisely
Medicine's much vaunted ability to help the sick/injured is soon to be outstripped by our propensity to harm the healthy.  Here is your opportunity to hear from the coalface how we can aid patients and our community to 'Choose Wisely'.

Over diagnosis, the CRP is the last bastion of the clinically destitute
Dr John Bonning 

Pathways - the challenges of implementing care bundles
Cecilia Rademeyer

HealthPathways – clinical guidelines as a social movement
Prof Mike Ardagh

An evidence based algorithmic approach to imaging in ED
Dr Andrew Klava
1300 - 1400 Lunch and exhibition
1400 - 1530
Concurrent Session 2a
Clinical updates

An update on contemporary trauma management
Tony Joseph

Love or hate the lactate
Grant Cave

Two speakers TBC
Concurrent Session 2b
Retrieval, travel, expedition and event medicine

USS in austere environments
Gaynor Prince

Tonga EM
Owen Doran

The challenge of head injuries in mountain biking
Tom Reynolds and Ben McHale

Per capita, as many people die in New Zealand as in France from avalanches.
Your challenge is to be ICAR competent to save more lives. NZ specific perspective of avalanche patient rescue
Dr Malin Zachau
Concurrent Session 2c
Rural regional Emergency Medicine and cultural equity

FACEMs in Rural Hospitals: A square peg in a round hole? 
Jared Bayless

Sally McCarthy

Creation of a new retrieval service in Alice Springs:  The challenge of change and how to measure the quality of service provision in a pre-hospital environment.
Dr Petra Niclasen

Equity is Quality - kua takoto te manuka
Max Raus
1530 - 1600 Afternoon tea and exhibition
1600 - 1700 Plenary six: The Challenge of being a patient
To round off the penultimate Symposium day allow yourself to be challenged by three former patients with stories to tell.

I got hit by a logging truck and survived!
Lisa Rendell

Peter shocked me!
Wairangi Jones

Not a great way to get Resus
Nicola Kirkham
1900 - late Gala Dinner - Blue Baths 

Friday 3rd May

0830 - 1400 Registration and information desk open
0900 - 1030 Plenary seven:
Keynote: Challenges in the pre-hospital field
Tim Parke

Keynote: You, me, us
Jan Bone
1030 - 1100 Morning tea and exhibition
1100 - 1200 Plenary eight: Challenge the Presidents, past, present and future
How often do you get a chance to have the immediate past, present and future President sharing a podium? What Emergency Medicine will be over the next decade and how the College intends to help with that journey.  The final challenge as we prepare to go back to our respective jobs will be thrown down by these fine people, don't miss it!

Anthony Lawler, ACEM Past President
Simon Judkins, ACEM President
John Bonning, ACEM President Elect
1200 - 1215 Closing remarks
1215 - 1300 Light lunch