Update from the President

By Michael Schultz | Posted: Wednesday April 18, 2018

Welcome to our new look newsletter

The publication of this newsletter also marks the launch of our new webpage. It has taken us a while since agreeing on the need for a new look. My sincere thanks for their hard work go to Anna Pears and Campbell White who looked through the old webpages and decided what to keep and what could go. I hope you like what you see - click here.  As always, we are happy to receive feedback, suggestions for content, pictures, news items or anything worthy to tell the world. Also launched was the new website for EGGNZ your one stop shop for all matters concerning quality endoscopy in New Zealand.

It was a pleasure to look back at the ASM 2017 in Auckland. What a great meeting. Thanks again to the conference organisers, attendees, speakers and sponsors to make this such a successful event. Take a minute or two and browse the photos. NZSG can be proud of the research that can be supported. Congratulations go again to all the award winners. I am looking forward to their reports.

Further in this newsletter you'll find my personal account on Camp Purple live 2018 which was so far my highlight of this year. It was truly a memorable experience - not to be missed. The pictures only tell half of the story. Apart from the camp, CCNZ had a busy year already with the launch of the Burden of Disease Report at a Parliamentary Breakfast and the Hearing of a Petition at the Health Select Committee. The petition aims to make businesses open their staff toilets to patients with IBD. These initiatives were supported by NZSG.

Further content relates to the upcoming Endoscopy Training Course in Christchurch and  the second course later in the year in Auckland.  The organisation of the training courses was handed over to Zoe Raos and Judy Huang from Russell Walmsley who has a busy schedule as Chair of EGGNZ. Other important dates this year are the IBD Symposium in Wellington in July and ,of course, the Annual Scientific Meeting in Dunedin in November.

Enjoy this inaugural edition.

Michael