As previously announced the Tripartite Colorectal Meeting planned for November 2020 in Auckland has been postponed to 21 - 24 February 2022.

The decision was made following discussion and consultation about the impact of COVID-19 with all the Tripartite Societies and acknowledging the challenges that communities around the globe continue to face.

While our focus is to plan for an in-person meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, we will also offer a virtual option for conference content. We anticipate a hybrid format will allow for continued international participation if travel restrictions are still in place.

If you have submitted an abstract for the Meeting you will receive updates from The Conference Company regarding the further submission processes when confirmed.

We look forward to highlighting a comprehensive programme in 2021.


Ian Bissett and the Organising Committee


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On behalf of the Organising Committee, I am pleased to invite you to attend the: 

2022 Tripartite Colorectal Meeting

In partnership with The NZ College of Stomal Therapy Nursing and The Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses Inc.

Being held in Auckland, New Zealand from 21 - 24 February 2022. 

Hosted by the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Colon and Rectal Surgery Section and in partnership with The NZ College of Stomal Therapy Nursing and The Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses.

Tripartite Meetings provide exceptional education through the joint efforts of the six partner organisations:

  • The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • The Section of Coloproctology Royal Society of Medicine
  • The European Society of Coloproctology
  • The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Colon and Rectal Surgery Section
  • Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand

The 2022 Meeting is the pre-eminent event for Global leaders in Colorectal surgery. It is a tremendous opportunity to exchange ideas around the latest developments and issues with a global audience.

The theme of the Meeting is “Looking Forward, Looking After - Ma Muri Ki Mua” and will focus on looking from the past to the future with a clear vision and how we are caring for our patients. The programme will include the best international keynote speakers at the forefront of colorectal surgery, with a thought provoking and challenging scientific programme.  

We encourage you to consider exploring New Zealand’s natural beauty, culture and hospitality while here for the Meeting. Options include hiking some of New Zealand’s breath taking trails, fishing the many fresh water lakes and rivers, or sip wine at one of the many wineries.

With more than 1200 delegates expected from around the world, we look forward to welcoming you to Auckland in February 2022.

Meeting Venue


Located in the heart of Auckland city, Aotea Centre is the venue for the Tripartite 2022 Meeting and a short walk to downtown hotels.  

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Auckland, New Zealand

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Unrivalled in natural beauty, New Zealand was the last habitable land mass on earth to be settled by humankind and is an oasis of diverse and well preserved scenery.

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