Aotearoa ASM 2023 programme

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

Here's the programme for of the ASM (21 - 23 June) and the Post-ASM Workshops (24 June).
Please click on each Session Title to read more.

Day 1 | 21 June, 2023 | Full day is on site at Te Papaiouru marae hosted by He Hono Wāhine

11.00 am
On site at Te Papaiouru marae (2 mins walk from Novotel)
12.00 pm
12.45 pmTe Arawa Health Strategy: Te Ara ki Tikitiki o Rangi
An example of collaboration with mana whenua.
Mapihi Raharuhi, Te Tai Urungi – Director Equity Outcomes – Te Aka Whai Ora, Lakes
1.15 pm

The workshop will be presented by Dr Maira Patu from the MIHI team (Māori/Indigenous Health Innovation,
University of Otago) alongside Te Tira O Te Rangi Nikora from Te Whatu Ora Waitaha.

The purpose of the Equity Toolkit is to highlight and address the differences in the quality of care that Māori patients receive
within the health system. 

This two part workshop will share how you can use the Equity Toolkit in your practice as a clinician, a leader and when
developing clinical guidelines.

2.45 pmAfternoon Tea
3.00 pmMIHI Equity Toolkit workshop continues
4.30 pmRANZCOG's cultural safety journey. Reflections from a Pākehā perspective
Dr Sue Fleming, Chair, Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku, Professional Standards Committee, Cultural Safety Steering Group,
Board member, RANZCOG  

5.00 pm
Close of Day 1

Day 2 | 22 June, 2023 | Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

Please click on each Session Title to read blurbs and bios available to date.

8.00 amArrival morning tea in our exhibition space
8.15 am
Opening of Day 2
8.45 amSession 1 | Birth Trauma

Pelvic health physiotherapist's insight and perspective: assessment and treatment for maternal birth injuries
Dr Melissa Davidson, Specialist Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health

Maternal birth injuries: ACC data on claim volumes, what’s being covered, and what cover looks like from an equity perspective
Shaun Westhead, ACC

How traditional practice heals and prevents birth trauma
Tamara Karu

Free communications: Implementation of a postpartum clinic: preventing birth trauma and more
Dr Rachel Goodwin, Waikato Hospital

Panel discussion and Q&A with the audience
10.05 amMorning Tea                                                                       
10.35 amSession 2 | Let's talk about sex

Free communications: A study of contributory factors to adverse events in the Auckland Gynaecology Department
between January 2019 and December 2021
Dr Ahalya Sathiyaselvan, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar, Te Toka Tumai 

Every breath you take: wide-ranging impacts of sexual trauma and violence
Dr Jane Morgan, Sexual health physician

A pelvic health physiotherapist's perspective of helping women with sexual dysfunctions
Dr Melissa Davidson, Specialist Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health

Libido in Post-Menopause
Dr Linda Dear, GP, Menopause Practitioner

Panel discussion and Q&A with the audience
11.55 am
12.00 pm
Housekeeping and information about ASM dinner
1.00 pmSession 3 | Working with communities

Smear Your Mea campaign, patient and whānau perspectives
Te Ururoa Flavell, Campaign Leader, Smear Your Mea / Ride4Talei campaign

Development and impact of our pregnancy information sessions for Indian women in the Counties Manukau District
of Te Whatu Ora
Shivani Shaw, Isabella Smart and Jenny Lester, Te Rito Ora Project

Towards trans and non-binary inclusive perinatal care in Aotearoa: key insights from the Trans Pregnancy Care Project
Dr George Parker, Lead investigator, Trans Pregnancy Care Project

Pokapū o te Taiwhenua Network (supporting digital health equity and digital inclusion)
Sue Westbrook, 
Pokapū o te Taiwhenua Coordinator, Rotorua Hospital

Critical reflections from five years as a RANZCOG Community Representative
Dr Karen Vaughan, RANZCOG Community Representative, Director - Hummingbird Effect

Panel discussion and Q&A with the audience
2.35 pmAfternoon Tea
3.05 pmSession 4 | Complex pregnancies

The rate of complications in neonates of Māori and Pacific Islander women with Diabetes in pregnancy attending
the antenatal services at Te Whatu Ora - Lakes
Dr Esther O'Sullivan, Consultant Endocrinologist, Rotorua Hospital

Taonga Pūoro hai rongoā 
Libby Gray

Weight stigma in pregnancy - what do we need to do about it?
Professor Leonie Callaway, Director, Research Women's and Newborn Services - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Brisbane
(Doris Gordon Memorial Lecture - 30 mins)

Panel discussion and Q&A with the audience
4.30 pmSession 5 | Physician wellbeing

Why healthcare kaimahi wellbeing matters
Dr Lucille Wilkinson, General & Obstetric Physician and Associate Chief Medical Officer

Surgery: a pain in the neck?
Dr Jessica Dunning, Fellow - Laparoscopic Gynae Surgery

Intelligent kindness in healthcare
Nicki Macklin, PhD candidate, University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Panel discussion and Q&A with the audience
5.35 pm
Close of Day 2
6.30 pm ASM Dinner (Pātaka Kai restaurant at Te Puia)

Day 3 | 23 June, 2023

8.15 amArrival morning tea in our exhibition space
8.30 am
Opening of Day 3
8.40 amSession 6 | Beyond cancer

Free communications: Heavy menstrual bleeding - current practice in New Zealand (TBC)
Dr Magdalena Bofill, Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecologist 

Introducing new Aotearoa NZGCG guidelines: non-surgical management of early endometrial cancer and precursors
Dr Sam Holford, Chief Resident, Middlemore Hospital

Endometrial cancer and survivorship 
Dr Sathana Ponnampalam,
Endometrial Cancer Equity Clinical Lead at Te Whatu Ora Northern Region

Survivorship: what matters to women at the five year follow-up?
Leena St Martin, Clinical Psychologist, Gynaecology Outpatients, Te Toka Tumai, Te Whatu Ora

Panel discussion and Q&A with the audience
10.00 amMorning Tea
10.30 amSession 7 | Preterm birth

Free communications: There is ethnic disparity in pre-pregnancy folic acid supplementation: a secondary
analysis from the central and south Auckland postnatal contraception surveys
Dr Esther Tutty, Fellow, Middlemore Hospital

Outpatient balloon vs inpatient prostaglandin for induction of labour (OBLIGE): a randomized controlled trial
Dr Michelle Wise, Deputy Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland
& Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai

The other side, my lived experience of preterm birth
Casey Pauling

Preterm birth in Aotearoa, why equity is an issue
Claire MacDonald, Midwifery Advisor, Te Kāreti o ngā Kaiwhakawhānau ki Aotearoa | New Zealand College of Midwives

The Carosika Collaborative and Taonga Tuku Iho, a national best practice guide for preterm birth
Tina Allen-Mokaraka and Professor Katie Groom

The latest preterm birth evidence informing our practice
Professor Katie Groom, Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Health at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland

Panel discussion and Q&A with the audience
12.05 pm
1.00 pm
Presentation of Harvey Carey award and best poster prizes
1.05 pmSession 8 | Tricky conversations

Making a difference: bereaved whānau talk about their experiences
Melanie Tarrant, Chairperson, Sands NZ

The construct of hope in the cancer patient narrative
Dr Cecile Bergzoll, Gynaecological Oncologist

What matters to your patient in hospital - shared goals of care
Dr Tammy Pegg, Clinical lead for shared goals of care and advance care planning, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Managing disclosures of sexual harm
Dr Melanie Johns, Tautoko Mai

Panel discussion and Q&A with the audience
2.40 pmAfternoon Tea
Your last opportunity to visit with our ASM exhibitors.                                                                      
3.10 pmSession 9 | Ultrasound - shades of grey

Free communications: Outcomes comparison for benign gynaecologic laparotomy before and after enhanced
recovery after surgery (ERAS®) implementation in a Philippine private tertiary hospital
Dr Marianne Real, Obstetrician-Gynaecologist Junior Consultant, The Medical City

TOA management – living in the grey zone
Dr Sarah Corbett, Specialist Gynaecologist, Te Whatu Ora - Counties Manukau

O-RADS: a new way forward for sonographers and gynaecologists to work together
Martin Necas, Specialist Sonographer & Associate Clinical Director of ultrasound, Waikato Hospital

Fringe medicine - imaging ectopics at the endometrial borders
Dr David Perry

Panel discussion and Q&A with the audience
4.30 pmWrap up and poroporoaki
4.45 pm
Close of ASM
5.20 pm Awards and Elevation Ceremony (Sir Howard Morrison Centre)

Saturday 24th June | Post-ASM workshops 
These all run on site at the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, please click on the title of each below to read more:

Please provide your RANZCOG member ID as part of your registration information and your CPD points, for the ASM and any post-ASM workshops you register for, will be automatically uploaded to your online record.