Bootcamp and Fellowship dinner 2021

We are thrilled to be heading to the South Island and the beautiful city of Ōtautahi, Christchurch for the 2021 Bootcamp on the weekend of 17/18/19 September. This is our second in-person Bootcamp and we’ll have a similar fast-paced energetic programme, though this time we are allowing a little more time for each speaker.

The Bootcamp weekend will span three days, including activities on Friday afternoon and evening, the Bootcamp proper on Saturday, the Fellowship dinner on Saturday evening, and expert panel discussions on Sunday morning.  The Saturday and Sunday activities are in the Rydges Hotel, Latimer Square, and the Friday activities nearby.

We’ve invited several VIP and are pleased to announce that several have already replied to say they can attend. We are pleased to say that Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health and Dr Anna Clark, Deputy Director-General Health Workforce, and others have indicated that they can attend for the weekend.

Friday 17 September


24 Hour Surgery has kindly arranged ACLS and POCUS training as part of the pre-Bootcamp workshops.   These events are booked and paid for separately to the Bootcamp or dinner.  Please see details at:


Friday evening:

Attend a charity event “More than a Medic” – an evening of short talks delivered by medics with a sense of adventure, organised by Dr Sam Bartholomew and Medicine Our Way.  Entry is by koha, raising money for the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue. Click on the image for more details.

Saturday 18 September

The Saturday programme (Bootcamp proper) is taking shape. Starting at 8am, we will have four sessions each of 2 hours. Each session includes four presentations each of 15 minutes, followed by group discussion and time for questions and answers.  There’ll be ample time to mix, mingle, and discuss the potentially practice-changing information being shared.

The tables below, showing the programme for Saturday and Sunday, will be updated soon.


Saturday evening

The Fellowship dinner is taking place on Saturday evening. Here’s your opportunity to get out your ‘glad rags’ – this will be a black-tie three-course dinner with pre-dinner canapes and post-dinner entertainment.  After the dinner, we will present certificates to those who have achieved Fellowship in the last two years. We have asked several VIP to present some of the certificates and congratulate the new Fellows.

Those attending have the opportunity to invite guests on the booking form.


Sunday 19 September

On Sunday, we will have a morning of moderated panel discussions in which we will be tackling topics important to urgent care practice.  Speakers will include specialists from across various fields and our invited VIP. This will be a great opportunity for us to put urgent care front and centre.

The tables below, showing the programme for Saturday and Sunday, will be updated soon.



Take advantage of the early bird prices by booking before 1 July.  Options for tickets include Bootcamp only (Saturday and Sunday), Bootcamp and Fellowship dinner, dinner only. Payment is by credit card, and you’ll receive a tax invoice/receipt for your records. We have different prices for different professional groups, and discounts for those who are members.

Fellows who have graduated since October 2019

Fellows who have graduated since October 2019 are our guest to the Fellowship dinner. You’ll still need to purchase your Bootcamp ticket, and any guest dinner tickets.  We will email you separately with a special code – don’t use the links below.

Full members of the College, and those with Educational resources subscription

There are discounts for full members and those with educational resources subscription. Click on the link below to log into the website, and access this discount.

Non members

If you are not a member of the College (or have educational resources subscription), click on the link below.

Clinics wishing to make a bulk booking

If you wish to make a bulk booking, clinic MD or practice managers should email and we will communicate separately to arrange an invoice.


Accommodation: We urge you to book your accommodation and travel as soon as possible.  We have preferential rates at Rydges hotel. To book, please visit the Rydges hotel website.


What to do in Christchurch: Read this excellent guide by Dr Sam Bartholomew


We hope we can see as many of you as possible in Christchurch on the weekend of 17th to 19th September 2021.

Tables for programme:

*The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.*