New Zealand Association of

Orthodontists' Conference

Christchurch Town Hall | 15 - 18 March 2023

Update 2022 conference postponed to March 2023

Unfortunately due to the Omicron outbreak the rescheduled Christchurch Conference will again be postponed. It will now be held at the same venue, 15 - 18 March 2023.

The NZAO Executive and the Conference Committee apologise for the inconvenience caused by the ongoing changes to the arrangements for this Conference. Details relating to reallocation of registration and accommodation payments will be provided by Conference Innovators in due course.

The ERDG Symposium scheduled for August 25-27 in Dunedin is expected to proceed as planned.


Peter Dysart

Please check the updated programme before changing any travel arrangements as the format has altered slightly.

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am delighted we are able to return to my home town, the beautiful City of Christchurch, to host a meeting again after more than a decade. The city is in a state of continual rebuild and development after earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 forced our central city to shut down while hundreds of buildings were demolished and areas made safe.

Christchurch Airport is close to all amenities, and there are plenty of flights in and out daily. The city offers accommodation options to suit every taste, and price range. There are a variety of hospitality venues and funky new spaces to explore. The shopping is fabulous and our museum, art galleries and public gardens are outstanding.

As well as attending a stimulating and thought-provoking conference, meeting new and old friends, and interacting with the exhibitors, we hope that you will take some time to experience some of our majestic landscapes and attractions. Christchurch is the gateway to the captivating South Island, which contains some of the most spectacular, dramatic and beautiful natural landforms in the world. Within a short distance from Christchurch are golden beaches, snow-capped mountains, natural hot springs, primeval forests, ice age glaciers, deep fiords, and much more for you to explore. Or stay close and relax in nearby French colonial Akaroa, or the alpine village Hanmer Springs’ thermal pool area.

See you soon

Marguerite Crooks
NZAO Conference Committee

Conference committee

NZAO Peter Dysart

Peter Dysart
NZAO President

NZAO Prashant Zaveri 2

Prashant Zaveri
NZAO Vice President

NZAO Marg Crooks

Marguerite Crooks
NZAO Immediate Past President

NZAO Kieron O Neill 2

Kieran O'Neill
Conference Planning Committee

Principal partners