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Connect Conference 2021

Thank you for connecting with us

On behalf of the organising committee and Evolution Healthcare, we wish to thank all delegates, sponsors, exhibitors, and presenters for joining us at Connect.

Our organising committee is planning for 2022, to be held Friday 6 and Saturday 7 May. We look forward to seeing you all again next year at Te Papa, Wellington.

Friday 19 March

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A case for timely diagnosis of dementia

Dr Brigid Ryan, Neuroscientist; Dr B Sally Rimkeit, Psychogeriatrician; Ms Lesley Maskery, Nurse Practitioner

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NZ Dementia Action Plan: Positive Community Supports and Referrals

Dr Brigid Ryan, Neuroscientist; Dr B Sally Rimkeit, Psychogeriatrician; Ms Lesley Maskery, Nurse Practitioner

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Managing Menopause in 2021

Dr Anna Fenton, Gynaecological Endocrinologist

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Geriatric Falls and CPPV – Are Canal Repositioning Manoeuvres Enough?

John Lee, Physiotherapist

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Living with Rheumatic Disease in the Pandemic

Associate Professor Andrew Harrison, Rheumatologist

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Non-surgical Management

Mr Giles Foley, Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Rehabilitation at Home

Isobel Weeks, Physiotherapist

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Cardiology Updates

Adj Professor Alex Sasse, Cardiologist; Samantha Bowman, Cardiac and Exercise Physiologist

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Preventing Infertility and Infertility Presentations

Mr Simon McDowell, Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

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Investigation of Oesophageal Disorders

Mr Chris Cederwall, Gastroenterologist

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An Update on Chronic Coughs

Dr Nicola Smith, Respiratory Physician

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GPs’ Vital Role in Addressing NZ’s Epidemic of Domestic Violence

Holly Carrington, DVFREE and Policy Advisor, Shine

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Managing Stress and Building Resilience: Strategies for Optimal Performance

Dr Fiona Moir, MBChB MRCGP Director, Connect Communications


Saturday 20 March

Use of Antidepressant Medication in Primary Care

Dr David Tan, Consultant Psychiatrist and Paediatrician

Gender and Sexuality 101 – Working Safely with Rainbow People

Lee Grabarek, Support Manager – Rainbow Youth

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Otitis Media

Mr Matt Seeley, Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck (ENT) Surgeon

Paediatric Audiology

Kylie Bolland, MNZAS – CCC, Professional Leader and Audiologist

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Paediatric Groin Lumps. A Simple Guide to Management and Referral

My Brendon Bowkett, Paediatric Surgeon

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Paediatric Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Surgical GI Disorders

Professor Mark Stringer, Paediatric Surgeon

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Developmental Trauma

Dr Dennisa Davidson, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Understanding and Managing Neuro-maturational Differences in Primary Care

Dr Andrew Marshall, Clinical Leader, Child Health General and Community Paediatrician, CCDHB

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