General Info

The theme for 2020 is ‘Travelling forward together - He waka eke noa’ which acknowledges that all of us involved in medical education and training are in this waka (boat) together. How we continue to work together and maintain a shared approach to medical education and training while transitioning through different career stages will be a key focus at this forum.

2020 will be the 25th year of the forum and we hope to host over 400 national and international professionals committed to medical education. This will include medical educators, clinical supervisors, clinicians, members in workforce recruitment, junior doctors, medical students, health department representatives and researchers.

Event Info

Name badges *

Your official meeting name badge must be worn at all times, as it is your entry to all sessions, the exhibition hall and social functions. Security staff will be asked to refuse entry to anyone not wearing their name badge. *

Special requirements *

Every effort will be made to ensure people with special requirements are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance, catering or arrangements to be made on your behalf, please include details on your registration form under the section ‘Special Requirements’ to enable us to make your attendance at the Forum a pleasant and comfortable experience. *

Registration desk *

The registration and information desk will be open for the duration of the Forum and will serve as your main point of contact for all enquiries. *

Dress *

The dress for all Forum sessions and social functions is smart casual attire. *

Venue

Address

Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Aotea Centre

Opened in 1990 by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, the Aotea Centre is a multi-purpose venue of world-class design featuring optimal flexibility across the centre, the latest technology, contemporary furnishings, and a large collection of New Zealand artwork.

Comprising the ASB Theatre and a range of foyers, bars and function rooms, the Aotea Centre is a world-class performing arts centre in the Auckland CBD, showcasing significant New Zealand artwork and a drawing international artists and events.

The Māori name "Aotea" has several meanings in English, the most common one being "White Cloud" or "beyond the mist, a new beginning".

In 1988, as part of the building of the Aotea Centre, THE EDGE commissioned a significant body of work from prominent New Zealand artists. The pieces, which take pride of place throughout the Aotea Centre, comprise some of New Zealand's most highly regarded artworks.

Host City

Auckland

Auckland will host the Australian and New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum 2020; as New Zealand's largest city, it is also the international gateway to the rest of the country. Located in the North Island, Auckland's waterside location has fostered the locals' love affair with the sea, earning the nickname "City of Sails". Auckland has so much to see and do - there's plenty of entertainment for a few hours, a few days or a few weeks. Auckland is a beautiful city built around a stunning waterfront which has been developed into a vibrant entertainment area with a host of upmarket restaurants, bars and shops.

Other attractions include the magnificent Maritime Museum and the fascinating Antarctic Exhibition at Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World. Nearby, the Auckland War Memorial Museum gives a superb insight into history and culture from New Zealand and around the world. A short ferry ride from downtown Auckland will take you to the picturesque town of Devonport, a seaside village which is home to a multitude of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes.

A trip to Auckland would not be complete without a visit to Waiheke Island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. A 40 minute ferry journey from the city, Waiheke boasts a large number of vineyards and olive groves operating tours and tastings on the island. There are many beaches suitable for swimming and a diverse range of accommodation is available.

Auckland
"Must Do's"

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The Sky Tower is an exciting hub of adrenaline activities, superb dining and breathtaking views.

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Enjoy the parks, get active (by land and by sea) or simply relax and explore the surrounds of Mission Bay.

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The vibrant Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter, where restaurants and bars line the waterfront.

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Head out on the harbour on a whale and dolphin safari.

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See Auckland from the tree tops with EcoZip Adventures.

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Explore the wineries on Waiheke Island.

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Take an underwater tour through Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium.

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Visit waterfalls in the Waitākere Ranges.

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Sail the Waitemata Harbour.

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Auckland Restaurants

Aucklanders have embraced the culinary arts of all those who have come to call it home, resulting in a dining culture that prizes variety, inventiveness and presentation. A night out could mean anything from fine European-style dining on the viaduct to enjoying fresh NZ seafood platter on a rooftop.  These are a few recommended restaurants for you to try whilst in Auckland.

White and Wongs

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Dr. Rudis Rooftop Bar

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The Culpeper

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Ferizas

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Cassia

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