On behalf of the Asia Oceania Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (AOSPRM), and our Local Organising Committee, it is with pleasure and excitement that we extend a traditional kiwi welcome to Auckland, New Zealand from the 21st to the 24th November 2018 for the 6th Asia-Oceania Conference of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine combined with the Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand's 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting.

The Conference will be held at the SkyCity Convention Centre in the heart of down town Auckland. A world-class shopping centre, buzzing waterfront precincts lined with restaurants, a vibrant arts and culture scene and harbour adventures right on your doorstep.

In pursuit of the Society's aims to disseminate knowledge and skills and promote discussion on important issues supporting rehabilitation medicine, our theme for the Conference is: "State of Art of Rehabilitation Medicine: North to South, East to West".

We expect around 500 delegates with a wide spectrum of professional backgrounds. This is very much an inter-disciplinary Conference and will attract physicians, surgeons, allied health professionals, speech language therapists, dietitians, social workers, rehabilitation network managers and coordinators, clinical psychologists, researchers, registrars, university lecturers, staff and students combining to share knowledge and contribute to rehabilitation medicine.

The Conference includes invited presentations from renowned international and national speakers, a scientific programme based on peer-reviewed submitted abstracts, expert updates, and debates around current controversies in rehabilitation medicine. Sponsored sessions are available; please refer to the sponsorship prospectus for more information and eligibility.

We recognise the importance for exhibitors to have ready access to delegates and have prioritised this accordingly. The majority of the trade exhibition space will be immediately adjacent to the Conference presentations, with delegates congregating in the display area for catering breaks.

We look forward to your contribution to the 2018 Conference in Auckland New Zealand.



 Dan Coward
 General Manager
 Canterbury District Health Board

 Dr Shaun Xiong
 Spinal Physician
 Burwood Spinal Unit


On behalf of the Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia & New Zealand (RMSANZ), it is my great pleasure to invite you and welcome you to Auckland, New Zealand where RMSANZ and AOSPRM will hold their first Combined Annual Scientific Meeting in November 2018.

Our two groups clearly have much to gain in a professional, scientific and cultural sense by meeting together.

2018 will be the 37th year of uninterrupted Annual Scientific Meetings held by the profession of Rehabilitation Medicine in Australia and New Zealand. 

RMSANZ is proud to be associated with the Asia Oceanian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and the Canterbury District Health Board to bring you the Joint Congress of the 6th Asia-Oceanian Conference of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine and the RMSANZ 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. 

Do not miss this historic event.

Dr Lee Laycock
President, RMSANZ


Organising committee

Dr Angelo Anthony
Prof Ted Arnold
Christine Bloomfield
Dan Coward
Sybil Cumming
Kim Eland
Dr Alex Ganora
Dr Lee Laycock  
Dr Richard Seemann
Dr Raj Singhal
Dr Debbie Snell
Dr Shaun Xiong







Terri Lowsley
Event Manager

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