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.

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


Common Skin Lesions and Dermatoscopy

2nd Dec 2017 9:00am-5:00pm, Whangarei

An all-day course for health professionals

Conducted by Honorary Associate Professor Amanda Oakley, this one-day course addresses clinical and dermatoscopic diagnosis of common benign and malignant skin lesions, particularly pigmented lesions. The course is organised by MelNet with support from the Health Promotion Agency.

All doctors and nurses who undertake skin examinations are invited to attend, whether new to or experienced in dermatoscopy. Participants should gain increased confidence in their diagnostic skills, leading to a reduction in unnecessary excisions of benign conditions. The course will be highly interactive. The course material is based on the chaos and clues, modified pattern recognition method.

RNZCGP CME endorsed (6.0 credits)

Cost: $483

MelNet is offering a subsidised fee of $391 for training programme registrars.

Further information: (refer left menu)



Address: Distinction Hotel, 9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei

Event Contact Details

Betsy Marshall
MelNet Coordinator
Phone: 027 471 5931

Global Conference on Integrated Care

1st Feb 2018 - 3rd Feb 2018, Resorts World Sentosa

The overall conference theme is Advance! Accelerating the Integration of Care, and participants will have the opportunity to learn from and engage thought leaders on aged care and some of the best practices in integrated care. AIC aims to bring together 1,200 policymakers, practitioners and experts from Singapore and around the world to share knowledge, experiences, ideas and innovations in integrated care delivery.

Abstracts of research studies, policies or programmes related to care integration are invited. The call for abstracts closes on 15 September 2017.

The topic(s) could fall under any of the 3 broad themes of:

I. Care Integration in practice

II. Enabling Integrated Care

III. Transcending boundaries in integrated care

Abstracts may be accepted as poster presentations or oral presentations. 

Please refer to the leaflet, or the conference website for further information on submission guidelines.

Conference website:

Abstract webpage:

Goodfellow Symposium

23rd Mar 2018 - 25th Mar 2018, Auckland


The Symposium presents a multi-disciplinary programme catering for general practitioners, primary health care nurses, urgent care physicians, registrars, specialists and others primary health care professionals.

In keeping with our commitment to providing relevant and topical information, our theme “Skills for Next Monday” remains relevant. The programme has been designed to provide engaging and informative sessions, latest clinical updates and opportunities to participate in practical sessions so you returned to work armed with new knowledge and skills.

UV Radiation: Effects on Human Health and the Environment

4th Apr 2018 - 6th Apr 2018, Wellington

Foci of the 2018 workshop will include:

  • Ozone, Climate, and UV Radiation
  • UVI & its effective communication
  • The role of apps/digital technology
  • UV, Health and the Environment 
  • Balancing the need for vitamin D against the need for avoiding skin damage from UV radiation
Registration and Abstract Submission

To register, and to book your accommodation, please follow the links on the website. When you register, there is an opportunity to specify the title and short abstract of your presentation(s).

Read the flyer for further information.

Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Annual Scientific Meeting

4th Apr 2018 - 6th Apr 2018, Auckland


Click here for more information.

ORL 18

16th Oct 2018 - 19th Oct 2018, Queenstown


71st Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Rydges Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand


Organising Committee

Mr Dean Ruske, Convenor

Associate Professor Patrick J.D. Dawes, President, NZSOHNS
Mr Jeffrey Robinson, Co-Convenor
Mr Matthew Leaper, Chair Scientific Committee