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Dr Garry Nixon
Programme Director
Dunstan Hospital
P O Box 30 Clyde 9341
New Zealand
Email garry.nixon@otago.ac.nz

Dr Katharina Blattner
Senior Lecturer
Paper co-convenor
GENA724 The Context of Rural Hospital Medicine
Hokianga Health, Rawene, Northland
Email katharina.blattner@otago.ac.nz

Wendy Finnie
Paper co-convenor
GENA717 Generalist Medical Echocardiography
GENA718 Generalist Medical Ultrasound
Echocardiographer, Otago
Email wendy.finnie@otago.ac.nz

Jill Muirhead
Paper co-convenor
GENA717 Generalist Medical Echocardiography
GENA718 Generalist Medical Ultrasound
Sonographer, Otago
Email jill.muirhead@otago.ac.nz

Dr Sampsa Kiuru
Professional Practice Fellow
Paper co-convenor
GENA723 Trauma and Emergencies in Rural Settings
Dunstan Hospital, Clyde, Central Otago
Email sampsa.kiuru@otago.ac.nz

Dr Marc Gutenstein
Professional Practice Fellow
Paper co-convenor
GENA723 Trauma and Emergencies in Rural Settings
ED Consultant, Nelson 
Email marc.gutenstein@otago.ac.nz 

Dr Mark Smith
Professional Practice Fellow
Paper co-convenor
GENA728 Cardiorespiratory Medicine in Rural Hospitals
Dunstan Hospital, Clyde, Central Otago
Email markos_smithos@hotmail.com

Dr Emma Davey
Professional Practice Fellow
Paper co-convenor
GENA729 Medical Specialties in Rural Hospitals
Hawera Hospital, Taranaki
Email emma.davey@otago.ac.nz

Dr Steve Withington
Professional Practice Fellow
Paper co-convenor
GENA729 Medical Specialties in Rural Hospitals
Ashburton Hospital, Ashburton
Email steve.withington@cdhb.health.nz

Dr Yan Wong
Professional Practice Fellow
Paper Co-convenor
GENA725 Communication in Rural Hospital Medicine
Co-convenor
Rural CME Workshop
Rural GP and rural hospital doctor, Balclutha, South Otago
Email yan.wong@otago.ac.nz

Dr Matthew Born
Professional Practice Fellow
4th / 5th Year Rural Health Co-ordinator
Dunstan Hospital, Clyde, Central Otago
Email matt.born@otago.ac.nz

Dr Nigel Cane
Professional Practice Fellow
Paper convenor
GENA724 The Context of Rural Hospital Medicine
MOSS, Whangarei Base Hospital Emergency Dept 
Email nigel.cane@otago.ac.nz

Dr Pete Kyriakoudis
Professional Practice Fellow
Paper co-convenor
GENA726 Obstetrics and Paediatrics in Rural Hospitals
Grey Base Hospital, Greymouth, Westland
Email peter.kyriakoudis@otago.ac.nz

Dr Nina Stupples
Professional Practice Fellow
Paper co-convenor
GENA726 Obstetrics and Paediatrics in Rural Hospitals
Buller Health, Westport, Westland
Email stupples.nina@gmail.com

Dr Dave Fearnley
Senior Research Fellow
Dunstan Hospital, Clyde, Central Otago
Email davefearnley@gmail.com

Dr Rory Miller
Deputy Director
Paper co-convenor
GENA725 Communication in Rural Hospital Medicine
Rural Doctor, Whangamata
Email rory.miller@otago.ac.nz

Dr Rachel Lynskey
Professional Teaching Fellow
Paper co-convenor
GENA727 Surgical Specialties in Rural Hospitals
Rural Hospital Specialist, Taupo Hospital
GP Rotorua
Email rachel.lynskey@otago.ac.nz

Dr Richard Clinghan
Professional Practice Fellow
Paper co-convenor
GENA727 Surgical Specialties in Rural Hospitals
GP, Lincoln Medical Centre
Christchurch
Email richard.clinghan@otago.ac.nz

Programme administrators


Bron Hunt
Dunstan Hospital, Clyde, Central Otago
Tel 64 3 440 4345
Mob 64 27 225 2987
Email bron.hunt@otago.ac.nz

Mitty Neill
Hokianga Health, Rawene, Northland
Mob 64 21 0226 4975
Email mitty.neill@otago.ac.nz

IT support


David McDowall
Otago/Southland
Email david.mcdowall@wellsouth.org.nz