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International Symposium 2017 – Queenstown, NZ

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We are pleased to announce that this event has received endorsement for 17 CME credits from the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, and for 15 CPD credits from the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals.

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There is much from our ancestral past, both distal (our hunter-gatherer ancestry), and more proximal (our mothers, fathers, grandparents) that we need to apply in the present if we are to head off some of the issues we are likely to face as we move forward in time. 

A core aim of The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand | Te Kauwhata Tūhauora o Aotearoa is to promote research and disseminate knowledge relevant to the health, environmental, and economic benefits of an ancestral lifestyle, where human evolutionary biology forms a starting point for such inquiries.

With the above aim in mind, we are proud to announce our second biennial international symposium, to be held once again on the shores of the picturesque Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand.

#AHSNZ17 will be held at the Heritage Queenstown, in the award-winning Icon Room, on October 20-22, from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

For speaker profiles and presentation abstracts, click here

For the symposium programme schedule, click here

With speakers coming from Europe, UK, USA, Canada, and Australia, as well as plenty of home-grown New Zealand talent, this a truly international event.  Our presenters will cover a range of topics, including nutrition, medicine, psychology, movement and physical activity, including theory, and in some cases, practical application, discussing the evolutionary origins of disease, modern biological mismatches, and how the knowledge of the past might inform us on both the problems of present, and those of the future.

We are pleased to welcome the return of a few 2015 favourites, Professor Felice JackaDallas HartwigSteph Gaudreau, and Darryl Edwards, as well as some exciting new speakers for 2017, including Katy Bowman, Pilar Gerasimo, and Tim Gerstmar.

For more information on everything Queenstown has to offer, including getting there, accommodation, dining, and activities, see the official Queenstown website here.

The Icon Room conference facility offers an intimate setting, full of natural light, and with mind-blowing views across Lake Wakatipu.  We offer a single stream to ensure that all attendees are able to see every speaker live.  There are no video or audio recordings for this year’s event, so your only way to hear the talks and see the speakers is to be there in person!

Early Bird (SOLD OUT)

General Admission (SOLD OUT)

Student/Seniors (SOLD OUT)

Ticket prices include access to all symposium presentations & workshops, plus light food & beverage refreshments mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.

In an effort to reduce the environmental impact of the symposium we have chosen to forgo printed programmes for 2017.

Please read our AHSNZ Event Code of Conduct


Start: October 20, 2017 End: October 22, 2017 Cost: $225 – $450 




Icon Room, Heritage Hotel 91 Fernhill Road 
Queenstown , 9300 New Zealand + Google Map