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Forum with Dr Atul Gawande

  • Event start: 18 May 2015 9:00am
  • Event end: 18 May 2015 5:00pm
  • Location: Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

We are excited to announce that Dr Atul Gawande will be the keynote speaker at a forum aimed at the health care community. Dr Gawande will be joining an exciting line up of speakers for this one day forum at Wellington’s iconic Te Papa Tongarewa – Museum of New Zealand.

As one of the world’s leading physician writers, the forum will cover themes from Dr Gawande’s books – particularly his latest, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End as well as The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right.

When: Monday 18 May 2015
Where: Visa Platinum Gallery, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
Cost: $280
Registration: register for the forum at
Programme: the programme is available to download here. 
Is this event eligible for professional development points? We are currently applying to professional colleges and societies and a list of available points will be posted shortly.

About Dr Gawande

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Hosted by the Health Quality & Safety Commission with the support of PwC.

Dr Gawande is an American surgeon, writer, and public health researcher with a strong international public profile in health care. He practises general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and is professor in both the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a centre for health systems innovation, and Chairman of Lifebox, a non-profit organisation making surgery safer globally. In 2010 Dr Gawande was listed in the 2010 TIME 100 as one of the most influential people in the world.

He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine since 1998 and has written four New York Times bestselling books. His most recent, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, was summarised by the Boston Globe as: ‘Atul Gawande’s masterful exploration of aging, death, and the medical profession’s mishandling of both, is his best and most personal book yet.[1]


Last updated 07/05/2015