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.

NZMA GP CME Conference

7th Jun 2018 - 19th Aug 2018, Rotorua & Christchurch

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The NZMA will again hold its annual GP CME conferences in Rotorua and Christchurch.

The GP CME has a reputation for short, sharp and to the point clinical content relevant to daily practice. Each session has 2-3 key 'take-home' messages to change clinical behaviour immediately.

All General Practitioners, Registrars, Registered Nurses and Practice Managers are invited to attend.

The Rotorua GP CME is endorsed for CME and MOPS purposes by the RNZCGP, while the GP CME South is currently under application for this endorsement.

Dates for conferences in 2018:
GP CME Rotorua7-10 June  |  Rotorua, Energy Events Centre
GP CME South16-19 August  |  Christchurch, Horncastle Arena

For more information, please visit the GP CME website:

Mindfulness in Practice: IFnT Short Course

7th Jul 2018, Auckland

Level 2 Professional Development Course for People Who Work with People.

 “The quality of our thinking determines the quality of our brain architecture & the resultant quality of our mental and physical health.” Dr Caroline Leaf.   

Current research shows that the practical application of neuroscience principles in therapy enhances positive psychological change and growth. Mindfulness trains our ‘mind’ to harness our ‘brains’ natural capacity for structural re-configuration. The data is so compelling; we can no longer ignore it. Learning how to harness the restructuring capacities of the brain is a new wave of therapy. Insight Focus NeuroTherapy employs the findings of neuroscience and provides the necessary components and processes needed to utilise the brain’s innate capacity to change at a structural and functional level. This is known as neuroplasticity – neurological restructuring as a result of input from the environment. Insight Focus NeuroTherapy is effective because it: 

  • Reduces fear through acceptance and kindness
  • Links symptoms with implicit memories
  • Enhances awareness of deep implicit material and insights
  • Optimizes cognitive dissonance when new awareness’ and old beliefs are held in juxtaposition
  • Utilizes the self-organizing capacities of the brain for neural reconfiguration to occur
  • Promotes integration of dissociated parts
  • Results in behavioural and cognitive benefits leading to improved wellbeing
  • Results in the discovery and emergence of Ipseity
  • Is non-directive, ensuring the client is empowered
  • A gentle process that is easy to understand and apply.

Commences July 7th, 2018, one-half Saturday per month over 6 months, from 1 – 5 pm.

For more information, click here.

Rural Generalist CME Workshop 2018

31st Aug 2018 - 1st Sep 2018, Rarotonga

Provisional Programme includes: Cardiology updates for rural practice /Infectious disease for rural hospital / Unstable medical patient simulations / Polypharmacy and guide to de-prescribing / Managing multi-morbidity /Teaching and supervising registrars—Pitfalls and tips /Updates on delirium and depression /Information technology that makes life easier, rather than harder, for rural clinicians /Cook Islands health topics

Background: This yearly workshop was started in 2012 in conjunction with the Cook Islands Ministry of Health. The workshop is targeted specifically at rural generalist practice and enhances relationship with our colleagues in the Cook Islands.

For further information and registration, please visit:

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Aukahatia – Fostering Resilience

19th Sep 2018 - 21st Sep 2018, Auckland

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Aukahatia – Fostering Resilience, the 23rd Hospice NZ Palliative Care Conference, is the premier New Zealand based conference on the 2018 calendar and is a must attend for any healthcare professional involved in palliative care. The conference will take place from Wednesday 19  - Friday 21 September at the Cordis Hotel, Auckland.

Aukahatia honours and reinforces the importance of strength and resilience when it comes to the end of life. Strength and resilience is essential at an organisational and community level for those providing or using palliative care services.

This is your opportunity to hear from top international and New Zealand based speakers and network with over 300 palliative care professionals from a range of disciplines. The conference will be strategic, practical and forward thinking.

During the conference, delegates will be reminded of the importance and need to be part of a strong team and community to provide excellent end of life care to patients their families and whanau.

Key Dates

Registration open                             End of May 2018
Early Bird Registration closes       Friday 27 July 2018 

For further information regarding the conference, please click here.
To view the conference poster, please click here

2018 Annual Scientific Meeting

19th Sep 2018 - 21st Sep 2018, James Cook Hotel, Wellington

 ASM 2018

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine is pleased to announce that the Annual Scientific Meeting and workshop will be held in Wellington for 2018.

This 10-year anniversary meeting has a unifying theme of 'Partnership, collaboration, and leadership in public health in Aotearoa' across both ASM days and the Workshop.

The focus for the Wednesday will be 'Te Tiriti - implications for the practice of public health medicine', Thursday's focus will be 'Collaboration and partnership to improve public health and equity' and the Workshop 'Putting partnerships into practice to achieve greater public health gain and equity'.

 Click here for more information and registrations.

Australian and New Zealand Lesbian Medical Association Presents 2018 Conference - Connections

21st Sep 2018 - 23rd Sep 2018, Hanmer Springs

ALMA members and their partners are invited to the annual ALMA Conference 2018 "Connections" at the Heritage Hanmer Springs Hotel, New Zealand!

Key speakers:

  • Joy Liddicoat
  • Kathryn Whitehead 
  • Dr Matire Harwood
  • Dr Sue Bagshaw
  • Dr Jackie Liggins
  • Dr Lucy O'Hagan 

Connections conference poster can be viewed here.

For more information and registrations visit the ALMA website

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

New Zealand Respiratory Conference 2018

22nd Nov 2018 - 23rd Nov 2018, Pullman Hotel, Auckland

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The New Zealand Respiratory Conference is an annual event, which was established in 1998, and is the largest gathering, networking event, and hui of GP's, nurses, specialists, educators and health professionals with an interest in respiratory health in New Zealand.

The theme ‘A wave of knowledge in the respiratory space’ will focus on increasing knowledge in evidence based best practice, showcasing how we can implement this into our everyday working lives and ultimately improve client health outcomes.

This year sees the launch of the first ‘Respiratory Health Update for General Practitioners.’ This full day session supported by The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) will run alongside the NZRC 2018 Respiratory Conference.

This highly regarded event will consist of experts from across the health spectrum sharing insights, knowledge and best practice.


NZRC2018 registrations are now open. Please click on the following link to register NZRC2018 registration.

Please note early bird rates are available until Monday 27 August 2018.

For more information, visit their website.