Welcome to the NZSSD website

The Annual Scientific Meeting and Annual General Meeting is the premier meeting, rotating around the country, with invited international and national experts giving plenary sessions and focussed topic reviews. There are also scientific presentations by clinicians and basic scientists in oral and poster fora.

NZSSD is an incorporated society that is open to those involved in the care of people with diabetes. It has over 400 members including diabetes specialist physicians, diabetes specialist nurses, podiatrists, dietitians, ophthalmologists, general physicians, family doctors, community health workers and allied industries.


NZSSD is the national advisory body on scientific and clinical diabetes care and standards. NZSSD's objectives are to promote the study of diabetes and the best standards of care of diabetes in New Zealand. It also provides the national reference source in the subject.

All opinions and position statements are approved by the NZSSD Executive before being posted on this website


NZSSD holds an Annual Scientific Meeting with local and overseas speakers and presentation of original papers. The executive of NZSSD arbitrates the award of research grants in the field and also sponsors a professional development scholarship for non-medical members.


The 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Wellington 6-8 May 2020


Abstract closing date: 5.00pm February 28, 2020

Abstract decision advise by date: March 20, 2020

Conference travel grant closing date: March 27, 2020 

NZSSD, Sanofi and Pharmaco Research Awards closing date: March 27, 2020

Early bird registration ends: March 27, 2020

Registrations close: April 24, 2020


The 2021 ASM will be held in Blenheim 

The 2019 NZSSD Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Napier Convention Centre on 7-10 May. The meeting was a combination of stimulating presentations, collegial discussions and memorable social events.


NZSSD publishes “Newsweet”, a quarterly newsletter to members. Media enquiries should be directed to the President or Chairman.


NZSSD administers awards and grants - refer to "Awards and Grants"

In 2020 the following grants will be awarded - refer "awards and grants":