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.

Winds for Change - Tools for TB Elimination

30th Aug 2018 - 31st Aug 2018, Te Papa, Wellington

For two days researchers, clinicians, practitioners and policy makers will gather to debate and discuss tuberculosis management. The conference will provide the opportunity to learn new areas of tuberculosis science, new diagnostic techniques and practices, and develop networks to better improve and coordinate tuberculosis treatment across Australasia.

Key note speaker is Dr Timothy M Walker, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at Oxford University, England.

Registrations are now open and early bird rates available. 

For more information, view the flyer or visit their website.

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:

or email the workshop organiser :

2nd World Sepsis Congress

5th Sep 2018 - 6th Sep 2018,


On September 5th and 6th, 2018, the Global Sepsis Alliance will host the 2nd World Sepsis Congress – a great opportunity for you to connect and learn with leading sepsis experts from around the globe – right from your home or office.

To register now or to find out more on the program, speakers, time zones, and much more please go to

In 17 distinctive sessions, over 100 speakers from 30 countries will give 10-minute keynotes and presentations on the number one preventable cause of death worldwide: sepsis. From prevention to acute management, long-term sequela, and epidemiology of sepsis, all topics regarding sepsis will be covered. There will also be a panel discussion with sepsis survivors and their families. After each talk, the speakers will answer live questions from the audience.

The Congress is being promoted in New Zealand by the New Zealand Sepsis Trust, formed this year to increase sepsis awareness, promote improvements in sepsis care and raise money for local research into sepsis and severe infection. To donate or contribute to the Trust’s activities visit

After the congress, all presentations will be made available to view on demand on the World Sepsis Congress YouTube Channel and as a Podcast on Apple Podcasts.

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

University of Auckland's FMHS Alumni Reunion

5th Oct 2018 - 7th Oct 2018, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland

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In 1968 The University of Auckland’s School of Medicine opened its doors to receive the first intake of 60 students. Since then the School has developed into the multidisciplinary FMHS and is delighted to be celebrating its milestone 50th anniversary with a series of events throughout 2018, culminating in the FMHS Alumni Reunion Weekend 5-7 October.

As well as providing a chance to reconnect with old friends and make new ones, the reunion will include a special programme of 'MED talks' featuring some of our most accomplished alumni and current research at the Faculty. Confirmed speakers include Sir Richard Faull - Director of the Centre for Brain Research, Dr John Mayhew, ONZM - Medical Officer for the Warriors and Mr Graham White QSO - the first lecturer at the Auckland Medical School.

View the full list and register for tickets here. For further information, please contact Ruth Thomas, FMHS Alumni Reunion Coordinator by email or on 09 923 1450 

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

2018 Melanoma Summit

2nd Nov 2018 - 3rd Nov 2018, Cordis Hotel, Auckland

On 2-3 November 2018, MelNet, with support from the Health Promotion Agency, is hosting the fifth New Zealand Melanoma Summit.

The 2018 Melanoma Summit will provide an opportunity for health professionals working in melanoma control to come together and help reduce our world-leading rates.  

Health professionals are encouraged to attend including GPs, nurses, surgeons, dermatologists, oncologists, pathologists, researchers, health promoters and policy makers.  

The Summit's programme features a diverse range of internationally recognised experts on melanoma control. 

Presentations will be interactive and engaging with panel discussions to answer your questions  as well as workshops on prevention, diagnosis, clinical management and research. 

RNZCGP has endorsed the Summit and approved it for up to 11.5 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, has also endorsed the Summit  and it has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim one point per hour in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills (up to 13 points).

Early bird registrations close this Sunday 8 July 2018.

A call for abstracts has been issued for oral and poster presentations on innovative initiatives, research projects and models of best practice for melanoma prevention, diagnosis, treatment or care in New Zealand. Deadline for abstract submission is 10 August 2018.

For more info go to the event webpage.

ANZACBT Pre- Conference Workshop & Conference

19th Nov 2018 - 20th Nov 2018, CQ Hotel, Wellington

Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (ANZaCBT) invites you to attend its annual conference on 19 & 20 November in Wellington.    

Professor Louise Sharpe, School of Psychology, Sydney University will be presenting the pre-conference workshop on 19 November entitled: Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to Facilitating Adjustment in Illness.     

Professor Sharpe is a key note speaker on 20 November with Cognitive Processes in Pain.

Click here to register and for more information. 

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. 

Patient Deterioration New Zealand: Current state and future developments

29th Nov 2018 - 30th Nov 2018, Holiday Inn Auckland Airport, Auckland

Jointly hosted by the Health Quality & Safety Commission and the Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS), this two-day conference will bring together nursing and medical staff, quality professionals, educators and leaders within health care.Together we will explore many aspects of patient deterioration in the New Zealand context. This includes the New Zealand early warning score, communication skills for ‘difficult conversations’, and patient, family and whānau escalation.

Confirmed keynote speaker is Associate Professor Daryl Jones - a leader in implementing and researching recognition and response systems in Australia. Daryl is an Intensive Care Specialist at Austin Health and is Associate Professor at Monash University. He is also an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne and an advisor to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1996. Daryl has an interest in improving the recognition of, and response to deteriorating patients. His current research includes sepsis and end of life care. Recently, he has revealed that sepsis is an important precipitant for MET calls at Austin Health. In-hospital sepsis is associated with a high risk of death. 

Go direct to HSQC's website to register or for more information.