ACMA 2017 AGM (SUN 19 NOV)

November AGM

Venue: Imperial Palace, 519 Ellerslie-Panmure Hwy, Mt. Wellington
Date: Sunday 19th November
Sponsor: Ferinject New Zealand

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm President's Welcome, ACMA new executive nomination results, highlights of the year and updates from outgoing executive members 
  • 6.20pm Presentation: Pacific Health Issues in General Practice - Dr Apisalome Talemaitoga (GP)
  • 7:00pm YACMA Elective presentation 1 - Dr Vicky Tai (House Officer)
  • 7:15pm YACMA Elective presentation 2 - Dr Gerald Lee (House Officer)
  • 7.30pm Conclusion
  • 7:45pm Dinner

ARRHN Refugee Health Forum

The Auckland Regional Refugee Health Network (ARRHN) Executive Group cordially invites you to attend the third Refugee Health Forum for 2017.

Professionals who engage with asylum seeker communities in primary health are invited to attend a forum that focuses on improving asylum seeker health and well-being in Auckland communities. 

Location: Western Springs Garden Community Centre, Hall 1, 956 Great North Road, Western Springs, Central Auckland 
When: Wednesday 8th November, 6pm - 7:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm)

Entry is free - RSVP to Daleen Iandoli (  by November 3rd 

More information: ARRHN Refugee Health Forum Flyer

Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa Asian Forum

Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa (ANA) are a public health workforce that engages with Asian communities with a focus on nutrition and physical activity. ANA are holding a forum on strengthening the public health workforce to improve Asian health outcomes. 

Location: Sorrento in the Park, One Tree Hill Domain, Auckland 
When: Wednesday 1st November, 9am - 3:30pm 

Entry is free - for more information visit

Asian Health and Wellbeing day

We would like to thank all the volunteers for Asian Health and Wellbeing day at Western spring community centre this morning. The event worked out well because of the help from all of you. Our health check stall was such a success. Looking forward to do volunteering activity with you guys again. Cheers!

If you are interested in more volunteering events like this, make sure to keep an eye on YACMA and ACMA fb page for new updates

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ACMA 2017 CME NO. 3 (SUN 27 AUG)

August CME

Venue: Golden Fortune Seafood Restaurant, 29 Aviemore Drive, Highland Park
Date: Sunday 27th August 

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm President's Welcome and ACMA Introduction
  • 6.15pm CME Presentation 1: Sleep Medicine in Primary Care - Dr Marcus Ang (GP)
  • 6:45pm CME Presentation 2: Overview of Elderly Knee Arthritis, from Early Symptoms to Knee Replacement - Mr Chris Ngar (orthopaedic surgeon)
  • 7:15pm Conclusion
  • 7.30pm Dinner

ACMA 2017 CME NO. 2 (SUN 25 JUN)

June CME

Venue: Enjoy Inn Restaurant, 530 Great South Road, Greenlane 
Date: Sunday 25th June

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm President's Welcome and ACMA Introduction
  • 6.15pm CME Presentation 1: Renal Anemia and Beyond Dr Daniel Lin (renal physician)
  • 6:45pm CME Presentation 2: Haematology Topics for GPs - Dr James Liang (haematology physician)
  • 7:15pm Notices
  • 7.30pm Dinner

Relay for Life 2017 – Team ACMA at Pukekohe Showgrounds (Sat 1 Apr to Sun 2 Apr)


Relay for Life - Franklin


Pukekohe Showgrounds, Station Rd, Pukekohe 


General info:

Please support the team by donating at:


Sat 1 Apr to Sun 2 Apr


See Schedule below


Free to ACMA/YACMA Members, $25 for non-members


Relay for Life is happening this year on April 1st to 2nd! This is an event that gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of the Cancer Society. This year, ACMA has formed a team of eleven intrepid doctors and dentists from a variety of locations, levels of training and specialities.

Members of the ACMA Relay for Life Team:

Dr Joey Siu
- ENT Registrar, Auckland Hospital (Team Captain)

Dr Derek Luo
- Gastroenterologist, Middlemore Hospital

Dr Judy Huang
- Gastroenterologist, Middlemore Hospital

Dr Carlos Lam
- General Practitioner/Urgent Care Physician, East Health Trust

Dr Heidi Chan
- Orthopaedics Registrar, Waikato Hospital

Dr Peny Lin
Orthopaedics Registrar, Waikato Hospital

Dr Edbert Wong
- Medical Registrar, Auckland Hospital

Dr Tim Ho
- Urgent Care Registrar

Dr Kevin Liu
- House Officer, Middlemore Hospital

Kent Yip
- Dentist, Ormiston Dental

Michael Zhuo
- Dentist

Here is a quick overview of the event: We have formed team and set up a roster for the walk/run. Camps get set up at 12pm on Saturday 1 Apr. The Opening Lap is usually started by Cancer Survivors followed by everyone else at 4pm on Saturday. The Closing Ceremony is around 10 am on Sunday 2 Apr. For those of you who are interested but may not be able to make all the hours or have other plans, you can choose to do how ever many hours you want and then leave.  

If you would like to participate but do not wish to run or walk, please donate to We have set a donation target of $200/participant so please donate to our team to improve our rankings amongst other Relay Teams!

One thing to note, there must always be at least two people on the site. The track is usually a typical running track - around 400m and you run or walk the laps holding a baton until you feel too tired or wish to take a break after which you can hand the baton onto another person. There will be lots of festivities in and around the track with people dressed up in all sorts of clothes to support and motivate their team members. Teams have their own base to rest at and eat/drink which usually consists of a tent with a gazebo and some campchairs.

Please contact Joey Siu ( directly if you are interested or have any queries regarding this event.

ACMA 2017 CME NO.1 (SUN 5 MAR)

March CME

Venue: Grand Park Chinese Restaurant, Gate B, Alexandra Park Raceway, Green Lane West, Epsom
Date: Sunday 5th March, 5:30pm
Sponsor: Device Technologies

  • 5.30pm Arrival and Registration
  • 6.00pm President's Welcome and ACMA Introduction
  • 6.15pm CME presentation 1 – Mr Andrew Cho, ENT Surgeon
    Topic: Let's Talk TORS
  • 6:30pm CME presentation 2 – Mr Simon van Rij, Urologist
    Topic: Robotic Surgery: Revolution or Just More Alternative Facts?
  • 6.45pm CME presentation 3 – Dr Anna Lawrence, Urologist
    Topic: Prostate Surgery Complications: When Will My Patient Stop Leaking?
  • 7:00pm YACMA Elective presentation 1 - Dr Jean Lee, House Officer
  • 7:15pm YACMA Elective presentation 2 - Dr Eileen Zhou, House Officer
  • 7.30pm Dinner

Botany Community Day 2017 – ACMA Stall at Botany Town Centre (SAT 4 MAR)


Botany Community Day 2017


Town Centre Dr, Botany Town Centre, Botany, Auckland



Sat 4 Mar


10am - 3pm


Free to ACMA/YACMA members


ACMA will be running a stall for our second year at the Botany Town Centre where you can get your height, weight, and blood pressure checked amongst other things.  We will also be providing health-related brochures and screening/immunisations and providing links to other conditions via our CHAINZ website.  For participating in this health check, you will get a summary of your measurements and some good health advice from our volunteer doctors and medical students.  Please visit us in between your shopping and eating!


Here are some enlightening stories from our volunteer students about how they found the day and what it meant to them: 

It was a really great experience that gave me my first real taste clinical work both using medical instruments and interacting with patients. We were lucky to have doctors there teaching us how to use manually take blood pressures as well as answer any questions we had. - Daisy Huang, 2nd year
From taking people's blood pressure all the way to discussing their health concerns, it was a really full on day. As a second year medical student, meeting and interacting with the public was an incredibly enjoyable and rewarding experience. Seeing them become enthusiastic and interested in their health also got me excited and so I'm sure to be back again for more! - David Kim, 2nd year
The YACMA volunteering was a great experience for me as it helped me a lot with getting more confident in performing tasks such as manual blood pressure and taking peak flow etc. It was also enjoyable and I had a lot of fun talking to the people involved as well as the patients during my time there. - Nicky Lee, 3rd year
The second volunteering event of 2017 took place at Botany Town Centre on the 4th of March. As part of Botany Community Day, Dr Derek Luo gave a speech to introduce ACMA/YACMA and our goals of health advocacy to the event goers. We were glad to see a great turnout of volunteers from all year levels. Apart from providing free check-ups including blood pressure measurement, peak flow, BMI calculation etc, the volunteers engaged in friendly conversations with members of the public to raise health awareness. During quiet periods, the volunteers kept busy by chatting about our experiences at different hospitals as well as practicing taking manual blood pressure on each other! - Cherry Chang, 5th year



2017 Combined ACMA/YACMA Social/Family Event 1 - Cakes n Ladders


Cakes n Ladders Board Game Cafe - 173 Symonds Street, CBD, Auckland



Sunday February 18, 2pm-5pm


Free to ACMA/YACMA Members


It's time to bring out your inner child and low key competitiveness with board games! Come to Cakes and Ladders, an unique board games cafe in Central Auckland on Symonds street. FOOD is provided.

Please RSVP via by February 11th 11:59pm.

This is our first combined event with the junior and senior ACMA doctors, FREE to all YACMA members and ACMA. (Note - if you are yet to sign up as a member for this year please message an exec member)