The latest news, events and updates from the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology
Janssen has asked us to share their decision to open the STELARA Access Programme for adult New Zealand patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, who have been treated previously with either infliximab or adalimumab. This is subject to eligibility criteria and terms and conditions.
The Sustainability Working Group is looking for members to join from across the Motu
Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom's longest-serving monarch passed away peacefully at Balmoral, her Scottish estate, aged 96 on 8 September 2022 leaving a legacy of good works.
Passionate about equity? The Society is looking for members to join the Equity Working Group (EWG) to advice the Society in its decision making on equity.
As I write my last panui article as president I am honoured to have held the role these past two years and proud of the work of the Executive and Society
The last course of 2022 was held in August but our facilitator, Dr Judy Huang, is already looking forward to 2023
A working overview of Gastrointestinal endoscopy and gastrointestinal services in Aotearoa NZ
As of 1 January 2023, the NZSG offices and contact details are changing.
With approximately seven weeks to go before the holidays we'd like to share our office hours with you for the Silly Season.
In 2023 https://nzsg.org.nz/ will be getting 'a new lick of paint' and a spruce up.
A statement of the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology of creating equity in the selection of advanced trainees.
A consultation on a proposal to fund ustekinumab for patients with inflammatory bowel disease is now open
NZgNC Committee is proud to support 440 gastroenterology nurses in Aotearoa New Zealand. We have three sub specialty groups including Inflammatory Bowel Disease nurses, Hepatology nurses, and Nurse Endoscopists.
The Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) for ERCP and the Direct Observation of Polypectomy Skills (DOPyS) forms
Te Whatu Ora translates to ‘the weaving of wellness’. Our new health care authority commenced on 1 July and will work alongside Te Aka Whai Ora.
Congratulations to Nurse Margaret Fraser for services to hepatology and Dr Gordon Ian Nicholson for services to health and the community
Researchers from Southern Cross University are recruiting adults living with eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE)
Abstract submission deadline for the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting is 5 August 2022
It's been said the people hold the future of the world in their hands.
Prof. Richard Gearry and team for the research project “Evaluation of faecal myeloperoxidase in response to treatment for inflammatory bowel disease
In 2022, over 23 Advanced Trainees attended. Tautoko to Gastroenterology departments across the country for their support of this valuable educational opportunity, despite a busy time for us all.
The Society, with guidance from the NZSG Equity Working Group (EWG), published the Equity Statement as a first step to align our future Gastroenterology Workforce to address shared priority areas for the people of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Dr Steven Bollipo, Director of Gastroenterology, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle and Dr Richard Stein, Gastroenterologist, Chair of Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand presented information on COVID and current IBD medications
GESA's Second Edition of their Handbook of Clinical Pancreatology - an up-to-date succinct guide which is an invaluable resource for medical students, doctors in training and experienced clinicians is now available
Our Executive has been doing a lot of mahi since our last newsletter in June
The Society stands united in solidarity and moral support with WGO to Ukraine.
Making a difference to climate change in the health care sector takes leadership on every level from CEO to unit managers. - R Haddock et al
In view of the gravity of a national community Alert Level 4, irrespective of DHB Status, NZSG recommends that GI Endoscopy is triaged starting at the DHB Orange level as an interim strategy.
It is the current recommendation that patients with IBD continue to take their regular Immune suppression and biological medication and get their vaccines as soon as possible.
The Society would like to encourage placement of Trainee Interns in gastroenterology electives in peripheral hospitals in New Zealand.
It is with sadness that we record the death of a remarkable New Zealander. He was a person whose life we can truly celebrate for his immense contribution to so many lives and causes in such a wide range of places and situations.
Dr Samantha Benson-Pope, Advanced Trainee in Gastroenterology, SDHB Professor Sarah Hook, Immunologist, School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, Professor Michael Schultz, Gastroenterologist, University of Otago
A longstanding member of our Society Dr Galib Ali recently passed away and Dr Martin Schlup remembers him
A range of Clinical Checklists & new guidelines are now available for your use
Associate Professor Catherine Stedman & Professor Ed Gane have published the NZ Hepatitis C Secondary Care Treatment Guidelines which have been endorsed by the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology .
The Society is working hard to increase access to medications for our patients but we need your help