Please see below for information about upcoming events in the health sector. If you would like to advertise an event on this page, please email the details to the Communications Manager.

Conference for General Practice and Quality Symposium

27th Jul 2017 - 29th Jul 2017, Dunedin

Register here for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners' conference.

Masterclass with Professor Erik Hollnagel

1st Aug 2017 10:00am-3:30pm, Auckland

Masterclass with Professor Erik Hollnagel
From Safety I to Safety II – building resilience in healthcare in New Zealand

Where: Ko Awatea Lecture Theatre, Ko Awatea Centre, Middlemore Hospital, 100 Hospital Road, Otahuhu, Auckland
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Cost to attend: $150.00 including GST

Brief overview

In this masterclass Erik will present on a modern view of safety, Safety II and resilience engineering, and building resilience in healthcare. There will be group discussions in response to Erik's keynote sessions, as well as rapid fire presentations on Safety II in New Zealand practice and the management of safety and performance in non-healthcare settings.

Register at

View the flyer here.

View the draft programme here.

Contact: or (04) 901 6086

Clinical leadership in healthcare workshop

3rd Aug 2017 - 4th Aug 2017, Wellington

Directly addressing the needs of clinical leaders, this interactive Clinical Leadership in Healthcare Workshop will provide an intensive professional development opportunity to enhance and refine leadership skills and strategies, as well as the essential skills needed to lead your team and engage and influence nonclinical leaders and stakeholders to cultivate prosperous partnerships.

  • Identify and develop your superior leadership capabilities as a successful clinical leader
  • Effective strategies to ‘do more with less’
  • Build and lead high performing teams that engage positively with change
  • Adapt models of care in response to limited funding, resources and time budgets
  • Utilise Emotional Intelligence to enhance leadership performance
  • Influence a variety of stakeholders to successfully drive a patient-centred service
  • Incorporate multiple cultures into the hospital environment
  • Communicate with impact to gain maximum team productivity and engagement
  • Cultivate collaboration between clinical and nonclinical roles

Further information and registration details available in the brochure.

    NZ Surgery 2017: Future Proofing Surgical Practice

    17th Aug 2017 - 18th Aug 2017, TE PAPA, Wellington, New Zealand

    View the provisional program here

    Register online her.

    13th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Clinical Research

    17th Aug 2017 - 18th Aug 2017, Auckland



    The New Zealand Association of Clinical Research (NZACRes) is the professional association for clinical researchers and clinical research related staff in New Zealand. The Association was formed to foster and promote clinical research by bringing together members of the clinical research community to discuss issues and create collaborative solutions for our industry.

    Membership includes an extremely broad range of clinical research roles across a number of organisational types including pharmaceutical companies, clinical research organisations, regulatory bodies, university and hospital based staff. NZACRes is a non-profit scientific educational organisation run by a team of volunteer officers elected from amongst its members.

    Conference Manager: Donna Clapham, Workz4U Conference Management, phone: +64 9 917 3653,,

    2017 RACS Combined Queensland Annual State Meeting & Surgical Directors Section Leadership Forum

    18th Aug 2017 - 20th Aug 2017, Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa, Palm Cove

    View the provisional program here

    Register online here

    NZ Society of Travel Medicine Annual Conference

    19th Aug 2017 - 20th Aug 2017, Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland


    Enquiries: contact Tanya at or 021 857854

    Programme: available on website (free registration to website)

    Conference endorsed by RNZCGP and approved for up to 12.0 CME credits forMOPS and GPEP purposes.

    In 2017, in addition to local speakers, the key note speakers are:

    Prof. Eli Schwartz, Director of the Center for Geographic Medicine at Sheba Medical Center in Israel. Dr Schwartz is currently serving as the president of the Israeli Society of Parasitology and Tropical Diseases and past president of the Asia-Pacific Travel Health Society. He is a full Professor (clinical) at the Sacker faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University. He has published widely in the field of Travel Medicine including numerous journal articles and a number of text books. 

    Associate Prof Mike Starr. Generalist Paediatrician and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physician. Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne. Through his work with children and infectious diseases Mike has developed a strong interest in Travel Medicine; especially with respect to children. He has produced a number of guidelines for advising those travelling with children internationally. He has also authored many articles. 

    RACS WA, SA & NT Annual Scientific Meeting

    25th Aug 2017, Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth

    View the provisional program here

    Register online here

    10th New Zealand Immunisation Conference and Pre-Conference Workshop

    6th Sep 2017 (all day), Rutherford House, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

    Conference and Pre-Conference Workshop 

    Invited speakers include:

    • Steve Black, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital
    • Peter Hotez, President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington
    • Helen Marshall, Deputy Director of the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide
    • Litiana Volavola, National EPI Programme Coordinator at the Ministry of Health, Fiji
    Abstracts will be called for in March 2017, 'early bird' registrations are expected to open then too. Further details will be placed on the website as they become available. 

    Click here to download and print a Save the date for your noticeboard at work.

    Otago Spotlight Series: Child Health Research

    12th Sep 2017 9:00am-3:30pm,

    • Genetics and health
    • Healthy pregnancies
    • Healthy childhoods
    • Childhood conditions and treatments
    • Inequalities in child health

    Over a dozen University of Otago researchers will be in the spotlight providing short, easy-to-understand outlines of their work to fellow researchers and invited guests, including funders, policymakers, clinicians, research institutions, and community and government agencies.

    More about our presenters

    More about the day:
    • Held at the University of Otago, Wellington, Nordmeyer Theatre, 23A Mein St, Newtown
    • Free to attend (morning and afternoon teas and lunch will be provided)
    • We'd love you to come for the whole day, but you are welcome to pop in and out.

    Register now by email:

    The Australasian Doctors’ Health Conference 2017

    14th Sep 2017 - 16th Sep 2017,


    Invitations are issued for the Australasian Doctors Health Network's Australasian Doctors’ Health Conference 2017.

    The two-day exciting and informative program features keynote addresses by international speaker Dr Julie Chilton. Concurrent sessions will be scheduled and both invited presentations and free papers will be delivered during the event as well as other interactive workshops.

    The Conference Program will be of interest to doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, dentists, veterinarians and allied health workers in the medical industry.

    Call for abstracts are open until 31 March 2017. For more information, click here.

    Registrations open on 1 March 2016.  

    Visit the Conference website  or join the e-newsletter to receive future updates.

    Contact the Conference Managers via email or phone +61 2 9265 0700 for any assistance or questions.

    Occupational Health in the Primary Industries

    22nd Sep 2017 - 23rd Sep 2017, Devon Hotel, New Plymouth

    ANZSOM (NZ) Conference – 2017

    Our annual conference will be held in New Plymouth this year on Friday and Saturday, 22nd and 23rd of September, at the Devon Hotel and Conference Centre.

    On the Friday, we will overlap with the NZ Occupational Health Nurses conference.

    In addition to a good line-up of morning speakers, they have arranged some worksite visits for the afternoon.

    Our own programme will have the theme of Occupational Health in the Primary Industries, and will have keynote speakers from Australia and NZ. There will be a conference dinner on the Saturday night.

    Draft Conference programme is on the ANZSOM website,

    59th Victorian Annual Surgical Meeting

    20th Oct 2017 - 21st Oct 2017, Novotel, Geelong

    Register online here.

    RACS ACT Annual Scientific Meeting

    4th Nov 2017, Australian National University, Medical School, Canberra

    Register online here

    ASID NZ Annual Meeting

    16th Nov 2017 - 18th Nov 2017, Dunedin


    (running back to back with Otago Global Health Institute's Annual Meeting)
    Abstracts Open
    Registrations Open

    New Zealand Respiratory Conference 2017

    23rd Nov 2017 - 24th Nov 2017, Pullman Hotel, Auckland


    Theme: Sharing the care – breathing easier

    Presented by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZFocusing on the theme of sharing the care – breathing easier, industry experts will come together to discuss working collaboratively and in partnership, to ultimately improve client health outcomes.

    The programme will provide the latest research in the clinical management of respiratory health including asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis and sleep apnoea. Experts will discuss how to provide support that is community-based, family-centred and culturally relevant.

    The conference is the largest gathering or hui for professionals with an interest in respiratory health in New Zealand. Each year delegates from a variety of professions attend including GP’s, nurses, pharmacists, specialists, educators and researchers.

    In 2016, the New Zealand Respiratory Conference was a great success with over 220 delegates from around New Zealand attending. Watch the highlights from 2016.



    Conference contact details:

    Rachel Michaels, Event Manager
    Tel: (09) 214 7440


    Global Conference on Integrated Care

    1st Feb 2018 - 3rd Feb 2018, Resorts World Convention Centre, Singapore


    You are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the Global Conference on Integrated Care 2018 organised by the Agency for Integrated Care.

    Two types of abstracts are accepted:

    • Abstracts that describe integrated care research findings; or
    • Abstracts that describe or/and discuss new policies or programmes that support care integration.

    The content of the abstracts should be relevant to the conference, and should address at least one of the themes and sub-themes of this conference.

    For further information, please read the flyer.