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.

The Diabetes Nurse Specialist and Dietitians’ Special Interest Group Study Days, including a Podiatry Special Interest Group, Registrar Training Day and Primary Care Day will also be held here.

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Wellington 6-8 May 2020.  

The meeting will be a combination of stimulating presentations, collegial discussions and memorable social events. 

The 2021 ASM will be held in Blenheim.

2019 NZSSD Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Napier Convention Centre on 7-10 May. 

Conference website

Draft programme

2019 speakers


Research grants:  Now closed, announced at ASM
AGM May 2019

The 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting and Annual General Meeting were held at the Distinction Hotel in Hamilton, 1-4 May 2018

Invited Speakers:

Professor Lori Laffel, Joslin Diabetes Centre, Boston, USA

Associate Professor Leigh Perreault, University of Southern California, USA

Dr Matire Harwood GP - Papakura Marae Health Clinic, NZ

Dr Rob Beaglehole, Clinical Dentist - Nelson Marlborough DHB, NZ






Last year's meeting was held in Dunedin 2-5 May 2017

 Speakers were:

   Dr Amanda Adler               

   Dr Carmel Smart 

   Dr Roger Chen 

   Prof. Fergus Cameron

   Dr Bryan Betty         

   Dr Helen Paterson    

   Dr Brandon Orr-Walker




 2017 AGM

Reports  ACDN report

Past meetings:

2016 Reports   Treasurer's Report

2015 Reports: Consolidated


2014 Reports:



2013 Reports

2012 Annual General Meeting Reports:

Reports 2011...

The Physicians' Clinical Weekend

is a valuable learning experience for new and experienced clinicians, with challenging cases being selected for open discussion along with national diabetes issues.

Sponsored by NZMS and Novo Nordisk



Within NZ







The 7th World Congress on Controversies to Consensus in Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension (CODHy), co-chaired by Prof. Itamar Raz and Prof. Stefano del Prato will take place in Sorrento, Italy, April 11-13, 2019.


We are delighted to announce a special opportunity to rising stars in the field of Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension. The best five Rising Stars with the greatest impact will be awarded with a prize of €500. For further information, please click here.


For further information, please visit our website:


The 7th Asia Pacific Congress on Controversies to Consensus in Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension (CODHy AP), co-chaired by Prof. Guang Ning and Prof. Itamar Raz will take place in Shanghai, China, 10-11 May, 2019.
You are invited to visit the Congress website:

A comprehensive list of international diabetes-related conferences can be found at the following website of the Worldwide Initiative for Diabetes Education:



10th International Symposium on Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome and Pregnancy (DIP 2019) Florence, Italy, May 29 – June 1, 2019

Since the 1st meeting, the DIP Symposium has grown tremendously, dealing with over 80 years of knowledge, innovative research and the most up-to-date tools, techniques and integrative approach. DIP is considered a leading symposium in the field of Maternal and Fetal medicine, presenting data and management protocols to ensure the optimal outcome of pregnancies complicated by diabetes, hypertension and metabolic syndrome. 

The 10th DIP Symposium will highlight the progress of pregnancy - from pre-pregnancy, trimester by trimester, to labor, delivery and post-partum care. Focus will be placed on the prediction and prevention of pregnancy complications – hyperglycemia, hypertension - preeclampsia, preterm birth, NCD’s (Non-Communicable Diseases) and pregnancy, fetal growth and others, as well as the cycle of future NCD’s that begins during the intrauterine life - onto mother and offspring. 

You are invited to visit the Symposium website: