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Te hiranga, te manahau me te ahurea. Excellence, resilience, and culture. These are the themes of our 2020 scientific conference.

NZ Resus 2020, 7-9 May 2020 

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Te hiranga, te manahau me te ahurea. Excellence, resilience, and culture. These are the themes of NZ Resus 2020, the next scientific conference of the NZ Resuscitation Council. We believe these values inform and motivate our work as rescuers and health professionals, both in New Zealand and around the world. The conference programme is still taking shape, but even at this early stage we are delighted to have a selection of excellent keynote speakers to announce. 

This is a conference you won't want to miss! Read on to find out more.

Keynote Speakers


Professor Robert Neumar

An engaging speaker and a global leader in our field, we are delighted that Prof Neumar's expertise and eloquence will be on offer at NZ Resus 2020.

He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan, and co-chair of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation.

Prof Neumar’s formal research training includes a Sarnoff Fellowship at Ohio State University, a Critical Care Research Fellowship under the direction Peter Safar at the University of Pittsburgh Resuscitation Research Center, and an Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship at Wayne State University under the direction of Dr. Blaine White.

He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Professor Laurie Morrison

Prof Morrison is one of Canada's leading resuscitation experts, respected globally for her research achievements.

She is the Robert & Dorothy Pitts Research Chair in Acute Care & Emergency Medicine, Professor and Clinician Scientist in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael’s Hospital.

Prof Morrison is Director of Rescu, a resuscitation research program focusing on the evaluation and implementation of prehospital and transport medicine time sensitive interventions in acute emergencies. She has established a collaborative network to conduct randomized controlled trials and outcome validation studies in prehospital resuscitation research.

She contributed to the International Liaison Council on Resuscitation Advance Life Support Taskforce Consensus on Science Statements and the AHA Guidelines for 2005, 2010 and 2015.

Professor Ian Maconochie 

Prof Maconochie is a world renowned expert in paediatric resuscitation, and a key leader in ILCOR's work in this area.

He is a Professor of Paediatric Emergency Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial Academic Health Sciences Centre in London.

Prof Maconochie co-Chairs the Paediatric Section of ILCOR, and was an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

He is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, a Registrar for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the current President of the Paediatric Section of the European Society of Emergency Medicine. 

Things to do in Rotorua

A scientific conference is an incredibly valuable opportunity for professional development, that benefits both us and the organisations we work for. 

It's also an opportunity to visit new places, meet new people and have new experiences. This may well be your first time in Rotorua, or even New Zealand, so check out this list of activities to do and sights to see in the area.

Rotorua is famous for its natural beauty and offers a broad array of visitor experiences. A centre of indigenous Maori culture, it offers a unique gateway to Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Check out what's on offer.

Register your interest

We're all busy people, and know how quickly time can pass. Conference information will be uploaded to a dedicated website as it is confirmed, and also shared via the NZ Resuscitation Council's social media.

You can visit the site now to register your interest, and we'll let you know when important updates are added. If you have any questions you'd like to ask our office directly, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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