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Your NZMSA Conference Team is proud to finally announce... GROW 2023!

We are thrilled to bring medical students from all around Aotearoa to one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world, Tāmaki Makaurau. With a lineup of dynamic speakers, thought-provoking panel discussions, and hands-on workshop sessions, you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of your role as a medical student in ways that you can (and can't) expect!

Join us for an unforgettable experience to make memories with peers, to reflect and develop new skills. Get ready for a conference filled with learning, conversation, and connection; get ready to grow.

Keep updated on the Facebook Page and the NZMSA Instagram Page for speaker announcements and delegate applications!

We can't wait to see you there!

Ngā mihi nui,
Your GROW 2023 Team
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Date & Time
26th - 28th May, 2023 
Academic Programme
We are excited to have many prolific keynote speakers, panel discussions and workshop sessions for GROW 2023! This will be announced intermittently until applications open across all platforms!
Chief Human Rights Commissioner of New Zealand Paul Hunt
A national of Aotearoa and UK, Paul Hunt studied law at Cambridge University and Waikato University. He has lived, and undertaken human rights work, in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Aotearoa. For more than a decade, Paul served as an independent human rights expert for the United Nations, reporting to the UN General Assembly and UN Human Rights Council. Between 2011 and 2013, he was senior human rights adviser to WHO Assistant Director-General Dr. Flavia Bustreo.

Paul has published extensively on human rights and has been awarded two Honorary Doctorates in recognition of his scholarship. He was appointed New Zealand’s Chief Human Rights Commissioner in 2019, and just last year, he was awarded the Ann Dysart Distinguished Service Award by the civil society organisation, Multicultural New Zealand. Paul’s focus on the human rights to healthcare and health protection is clear in the trail blazed by his work, and we are so excited to have the privilege of his attendance as a Keynote Speaker at GROW 2023!
Patients with disabilities face a number of unique challenges under the umbrella of “Ableism”. Through this lightning talk, we aim to give the voices of some of our many disabled communities in Aotearoa a platform, reaching the hearts of our future-clinician delegates. Speakers including Becki Moss and Alice Mander will bring to light the experiences of the person who has a disability and the considerations we need to be showing for our patients with disabilities.
Building relationships with people is a key aspect in our clinical career but it can be easy to stay within a box in our medical journey. However, the more exposure and awareness to issues outside of our curriculum, the better equipped we are to provide the best care to others. With amazing wāhine speaking about their experiences such as Vira Grace Paky, Dr. Kelly Feng, and Sarah Donaldson, we are sure to widen our scope of the world and, ultimately, our practice. 
Dr. Siouxsie Wiles, Dr. Rawiri Jansen and Dr. David Galler will be sharing their perspectives on both the way we can provide equitable healthcare within an inherently political system and, by extension, the change needed in that system. We are extremely privileged and excited to have such an amazing lineup for this Politics Panel, a crowd-favourite part of our conference. The moderator for this will be announced soon! 
Social Programme
The A-MAS-ING Race. A Cocktail Night. A Gala Dinner - All in One Weekend?
Stay tuned for more info!

Whether you want to relax in bed after a busy day of conference or if you want to explore the city, the Crowne Plaza is the perfect accommodation for this year's conference!

Located in the heart of the city, the Crowne Plaza is a luxurious hotel specialised in giving their guests the utmost treatment, including amazing food, a fitness centre, free WiFi, and many more!

Being in the Crowne Plaza will be an extremely comfortable stay as a delegate, allowing you to have the energy and rest you need to get the most out of GROW 2023!
We would like to thank our following sponsors!

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