New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated
The New Zealand Dermatological Society (NZDS) was established in 1948. Its members are specialist dermatologists – they are the medical experts in skin diseases, conditions and their treatment. In 2012, the rules of the Society were varied. All members are now Fellows of the Society, and may use the postnominal initials FNZDS to confirm they have completed training requirements and are currently Vocationally Registered as Dermatologists by the Medical Council of New Zealand.
The NZDS is an Incorporated Society whose affairs are run by its President and an Executive Committee. Fellows must must participate in a Continuing Professional Development recertification programme approved by the Medical Council of New Zealand.
The Society is registered by the New Zealand Companies Office Incorporated Societies, Registration Number 1511951. It is also registered by the New Zealand Charities Commission, Registration Number CC41788.
The Society is a member of the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS).
Its scientific journal is the Australasian Journal of Dermatologists.
NZDS office bearers
The Executive Committee from 12 July 2013 until August 2015 is composed of the following officers.
|President||Dr David Nicholls|
|Secretary||Dr Scott Barker|
|Treasurer||Dr Sandra Winhoven|
|Previous president||Dr Amanda Oakley|
|President-Elect||Dr Bruce Taylor|
|Secretary-Elect||Dr Ben Tallon|
|Executive member||Dr Steve Helander|
|Website Manager||Dr Amanda Oakley|
|Historian||Dr David Downey|
NZDS members are listed on DermNetNZ's directory.
Sue Peck is the NZDS Administrator and conference organiser.New Zealand Dermatological Society
PO Box 4431
Palmerston North 4442
Phone (06) 357-1466
Fax (06) 357-1426
Send an email to Sue Peck
Aims and functions of the Society
- To ensure high quality continuing education of its members
- To provide a coherent voice for its members in the political, commercial and public arenas
- To hold annual scientific meetings
- To collect and disseminate medical knowledge on dermatology
- To promote dermatological research
- To arrange visits by expert dermatologists
- To provide an authoritative body of opinion on matters concerning the skin