The Scientific SIG maintains a source of knowledge about the running of the meeting by maintaining a conference handbook that is updated after every meeting. Ensure that a balance of topics is provided from year to year, and that the content reflects areas of interest to PSNZ membership. Develop and maintain the criteria for the young presenters’ award, both in terms of eligibility, selection, marking and award(s). Also advise the council on maintaining an ongoing funding source for this award. Maintain a list of appropriate sources of funding for visiting speakers and develop an ongoing relationship with these funding sources. Directly participate in the selection of abstracts for presentation. Give advice to council from time to time regarding scientific and educational activities undertaken by the society, including the location of meetings.