Annual Scientific Meeting and Annual General Meeting

is the premier meeting, rotating around the country, with invited international and national experts giving plenary sessions and focussed topic reviews. There are also scientific presentations by clinicians and basic scientists in oral and poster fora.

The Diabetes Nurse Specialist and Dietitians’ Special Interest Group Study Days, including a Podiatry Special Interest Group, Registrar Training Day and Primary Care Day will also be held here.

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Wellington 6-8 May 2020.  

The meeting will be a combination of stimulating presentations, collegial discussions and memorable social events. 


Invited Speakers

Josephine Herman

Physician, Te Marae Ora Cook Islands Ministry of Health
Dr Herman is a public health physician and general practitioner and currently holds the role of... More

Martin de Bock

Paediatric Endocrinologist, University of Otago - Christchurch
Dr Martin de Bock is currently a Paediatric Endocrinologist and Senior Lecturer based at the... More

Rayaz A. Malik

Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and New York
Rayaz Malik graduated in Medicine from the University of Aberdeen in 1991, obtained his MRCP... More


Conference website


Study Days site


Conference travel grant

We have assistance available to help non-physician members (6 months membership required) with travel costs (usually airfares)  Closing date: 27 March 2020

Apply here



The NZSSD ASM Programme Organising Committee invites you to present original work relating to diabetes at the conference to be held at Te Papa, Wellington May 6 - 8, 2020.

This opportunity to share your research and practice with colleagues is open to members and non-members of the NZSSD – you are welcome to pass the submission details on to colleagues.

The Programme Committee is responsible for the final selection and allocation of abstracts as oral or poster presentations.

Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged by email. Please contact Jan Brosnahan if you do not receive a reply within 48-72 hours of submitting.
Abstract decision: by March 20, 2020.

All ORAL & POSTER presenters must register. Early bird rates close on March 27, 2020 (standard rates apply after that date). Online Registration closes April 24, 2020.

Procedure for submission - oral or poster
Free papers should be no more than 300 words, not including title/authors/affiliations, and should be submitted electronically no later than 17.00hr February 28, 2020. An example of an abstract can be viewed HERE 

Your abstract should be a word document using the following settings:
Calibri font
Font size 10
1.5 line spacing
Title of paper should be in BOLD CAPITALS.
Name of the presenter should be underlined
Affiliations/institutions should be in italics

The abstract should include:
A concise and explanatory title
Author’s first name, surname & affiliation(s)
Presenter's identity shown by underlining
A brief statement of aims, objectives, methods, results and conclusions (SUBTITLES in bold BUT NOT underlined or italicised)
Tables may be included but must be included in the word count (≤ 300) which will be checked

All selected posters should meet the following criteria for display purposes:
Page Set up - Portrait
Print Size - 841mm x 1189mm

Presenters are to bring their poster with them to the conference, they will be directed to the display area and will hang their own poster. Presenters need to supply their own Velcro HOOKS to adhere their posters to the posterboards 6-8 per poster are required.
Presenters are required to present their poster at the scheduled sessions during the programme.

A variety of awards are presented for both oral and poster presenters.

• Best allied health professional oral presentation
• Best student oral presentation
• Best student poster presentation
• Best registrar oral presentation
• Best innovative service delivery MEDIRAY award


Apply here


Research awards

NZSSD are again offering the Sanofi, Pharmaco and i-Sens and NZSSD research grants.  Refer the "awards and grants" tab. 



The 2021 ASM will be held in Blenheim.


2019 NZSSD Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Napier Convention Centre on 7-10 May. 

Conference website

Draft programme

2019 speakers


Research grants:  
AGM May 2019

The 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting and Annual General Meeting were held at the Distinction Hotel in Hamilton, 1-4 May 2018

Invited Speakers:

Professor Lori Laffel, Joslin Diabetes Centre, Boston, USA

Associate Professor Leigh Perreault, University of Southern California, USA

Dr Matire Harwood GP - Papakura Marae Health Clinic, NZ

Dr Rob Beaglehole, Clinical Dentist - Nelson Marlborough DHB, NZ


Treasurer report 12 months to 31 March 2018





Last year's meeting was held in Dunedin 2-5 May 2017

 Speakers were:

   Dr Amanda Adler               

   Dr Carmel Smart 

   Dr Roger Chen 

   Prof. Fergus Cameron

   Dr Bryan Betty         

   Dr Helen Paterson    

   Dr Brandon Orr-Walker




 2017 AGM

Reports  ACDN report

Past meetings:

2016 Reports   Treasurer's Report

2015 Reports: Consolidated


2014 Reports:



2013 Reports

2012 Annual General Meeting Reports:

Reports 2011...

The Physicians' Clinical Weekend

is a valuable learning experience for new and experienced clinicians, with challenging cases being selected for open discussion along with national diabetes issues.

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The 8th Asia Pacific Congress on Controversies to Consensus in Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension (CODHy AP), co-chaired by Prof. Guang Ning and Prof. Itamar Raz will take place in Shanghai, China on May 9-10, 2020. 

The main focus of the CODHy Congress is on unresolved issues, debated by leading world and regional experts. The Congress main goal is to provide the most recent and up to date data for the clinician with reliable scientific information, helping in everyday patient care.

For further information, please visit the website:<>


The 45 International Dexeus Forum will take place from November 12-13, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain.


The Dexeus Forum will follow in the footsteps of the previous highly successful Forums and will update the current knowledge in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine with the key international opinion leaders in each field.


For further information, please visit our website:



A comprehensive list of international diabetes-related conferences can be found at the following website of the Worldwide Initiative for Diabetes Education: