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.

Goodfellow Symposium

24th Mar 2017 - 26th Mar 2017,


Goodfellow Symposium 2017

The 2017 Goodfellow 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, we keep our theme of “Skills for Next Monday”. The programme is designed to provide engaging and informative sessions, the latest clinical updates and increased opportunities to participate in our popular practical sessions so you return to work armed with new knowledge and skills.

2017 NZRGPN National Rural Health Conference

30th Mar 2017 - 2nd Apr 2017,

c The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s National Rural Health Conference 2017 website and registration is now live – outlining the academic programme, accommodation options and social events. Follow the LINK to access the website. (Please note that some programme content is subject to final confirmation of topics and speakers.)

The conference theme is “Healthy Rural Communities – Mauri Ora, Whanau Ora, Wai Ora” and the TSB Arena-Shed 6 complex on the Wellington waterfront is the venue. The dates are March 30 to April 2, 2017.

Conference 2017 Early Bird registration offer – WIN a Fit Bit Charge 2

Book an Early Bird registration for the NZRGPN National Rural Health Conference 2017 and go into the draw to win a Charge 2 Fit Bit valued at approximately $270. This Early Bird offer closes on February 16, 2017.

The conference programme will feature eight keynote speakers and six concurrent session streams covering medical and nursing, management, research, rural hospital, models of care and community presentations over the two main days – Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1.

Keynote speakers include Norm Hewitt (family violence and bullying), Robyn Toomath (endocrinologist and diabetes specialist, author of “Fat Science”, obesity campaigner), Dr Eric Crampton (Head of Research at NZ Initiative - economic and policy thinktank and former University of Canterbury Economics lecturer), Matt Shirtcliff (mental wellness advocate/creative director), Dr Garry Nixon and Professor Ross Lawrenson (Does New Zealand need a rural school of medicine?), a PRIME Review panel discussion, and a political forum featuring politicians from the major parties ahead of the 2017 election.

Preconference workshops will be held on Thursday, March 30, followed by keynote and concurrent sessions and exhibition/trade days on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, culminating with members’ breakfasts and political sessions on Sunday, April 2.

The conference programme also offers a range of social activities including an official welcome function and buffet dinner, along with doctors’, nurses’ and students’ dinners, and casual networking opportunities.

An awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Friday, March 31 when accolades including the Peter Snow Memorial Award and the Leadership in Health Promotion Award ‘Te Hīringa Hauora’ will be presented.

The conference will be held in association with the New Zealand Rural Hospital Network and the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand.

4th Annual Southwest Laryngology Conference: Focus on Complex Cases

6th Apr 2017 - 8th Apr 2017, Arizona, US

Course website:

Course director: David G. Lott, MD, Lisa R. Crujido, M.S., CCC-SLP, Christina H. Kang, M.M., M.S., CCC-SLP, Jaime L. Matthaeus, MPAS, PA-C, Wen L. Chen, M.S., CCC-SLP

Course sponsor: Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Course location: Mayo Clinic Education Center - (located on the Mayo Clinic Hospital Campus)

Course address: 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85085

Course contact: Dylan Johnson, Continuing Medical Education Specialist, Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic

13400 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, (480) 301-4580, (480) 301-9176.

Accreditation: 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (General Session)

4.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Four Optional Workshops – Separate Fee Required)

This course will submit for ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Registration Fee: Physicians: $560 online registration on or before March 6, 2017; $635 online registration after March 6, 2017

Other: (resident, retired, allied health) $385 online registration on or before March 6, 2017; $460 after March 6, 2017

Live-Stream Webcast: $450 (no early-bird discount)

Optional Pre-Conference Workshops (Thursday, April 7) – Separate fee applies

SLP Workshops- $140 each or Two for $225

•  TEP Management for Voice Restoration

•  Advanced Techniques: Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Compression (including myofascial release)

•  Manual Therapy Techniques for Muscle Tension Dysphonia. Hands-On Lab - $160

•  Office-Based Laryngology Procedures

The intended audience includes: Physicians/surgeons, Mid-Level health care providers, otolaryngology residents, and Speech & Language Pathologists in the Southwest, across the country, and international (Mexico and Europe) audience.

The 4th Annual Laryngology Conference will provide a state-of-the-art discussion and instruction on comprehensive evaluation and management of laryngeal-related disorders and corresponding rehabilitation techniques. The meeting will offer a multi-disciplinary approach on a wide variety of voice and swallowing topics, surgical procedures, cancer management, airway issues, techniques for post-surgical swallow rehabilitation, and post laryngectomy voice restoration. The faculty will also address pulmonary medicine, integrative medicine, and palliative care from a physician, clinician, and research perspective.

Optional half-day workshops (separate registration required):

TEP Management for Voice Restoration; Advanced Techniques: Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Compression (including myofascial release); Manual Therapy Techniques for Muscle Tension Dysphonia; and Hands-On Lab: Office-Based Laryngology Procedures

We are proud to present a faculty of world-renowned experts in the field of laryngology and voice rehabilitation from across the country. The course format will include evidence-based lectures, multidisciplinary panel discussions with case presentations and offer Q & A sessions and interactions with Mayo Clinic and guest faculty. Course attendees will have the opportunity to submit patient cases for discussion by a “Panel of Experts”. Advance submissions will be reviewed and approved for relevancy to course subject matter.

Visit the course website for more details on the program agenda and optional workshops at

Note: If you are unable to attend the live-course, you may register for the live-stream webcast, which will include the option to submit questions.  Website for the webcast:

2017 Multidisciplinary Update in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

6th Apr 2017 - 9th Apr 2017,

Course director: Robert W. Viggiano, MD, Charles D. Burger, MD, Ulrich Specks, MD

Course sponsor: Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development

Course location: JW Marriott at Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Course address: 5350 East Marriott Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Location phone: 480-293-5000

Course contact: Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, 13400 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

T. 480-301-4580

F. 480-301-8323 |

The 2017 Multidisciplinary Update in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine offers lectures, case presentations, pulmonary and critical care literature reviews.

A multidisciplinary faculty from Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, Rochester, MN, and Scottsdale, AZ offers a state-of-the-art update in pulmonary and critical care medicine. The presentations given by leaders in pulmonary and critical care medicine, pulmonary pathology, and radiology provide a comprehensive approach to the current evaluation and management of various respiratory diseases.

AIMA (Australasian Integrative Medicine Association) conference 2017

8th Apr 2017 - 9th Apr 2017, Auckland

"Integrative Medicine Updates". The programme features a great line-up of national and international experts in their fields who will present updates on recent advances in many aspects of Integrative Medicine. This includes updates on nutrition, genetics and nutrigenomics, a fresh perspective on optimal mineral levels, stress and chronic disease management, cancer management and mindful medicine. This conference is an excellent chance to catch up on some of the latest clinical and evidence-based information on these important areas of day to day practice. There will also be ample opportunities to network with the speakers and like minded practitioners, while selecting from a delicious range of foods.

Register here.

Sir Paul Reeves Building, Auckland University of Technology, 55 Wellesley St E, Auckland 1010 

Tania Nevill

AIMA - Australasian Integrative Medicine Association | Contact Phone 021 979 514 |

HealthTech Week 2017

19th Jun 2017 - 22nd Jun 2017, The Aotea Centre | Auckland


Medical technology offers a growing range of healthcare options that are critically important to every New Zealander. We invite multiple sector-stakeholders to come together for HealthTech Week 2017 to discuss issues of strategic-concern and to identify new areas for innovation, investment and growth.

New Zealand’s healthcare sector benefits greatly from the growing number of people who work across the broad range of Medical Technologies. Ultimately all these stakeholders are focused upon industry enabling technologies to provide healthier-lives for more New Zealanders.

HealthTech Week 2017 will host a series of events that will appeal to the many stakeholder groups who are part of the sector. All the events will reflect a passion to deliver a future that is accessible, affordable, sustainable and strives for clinical excellence.

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

Making the wise choice simple: Joint workshop of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee and Safe Surgery New Zealand

21st Jun 2017, Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Cost to attend:

Earlybird registration (up to 26 May 2017) is $170 incl. GST

Standard registration (from 27 May 2017) is $200 incl. GST

This year’s programme will include:

  • an overview of the latest annual report of the Perioperative Mortality ReviewCommittee
  • factors that change practice
  • New Zealand deprivation and equality
  • surgical safety culture survey results
  • knowing mortality risk
  • operative vs non-operative surgery (workshop).
For further information, read the flyer and register here. The draft programme will be available shortly. Please keep an eye on the Commission’s website for all conference updates.

Conference for General Practice and Quality Symposium

27th Jul 2017 - 29th Jul 2017, Dunedin

This is New Zealand's only GP conference that's presented by GPs for GPs. It attracts our most established GPs who hold the practice budgets, make the calls on business decisions and expenditure, and run the biggest practices in New Zealand.

It's run by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and is about developing the profession strategically, rather than simply collecting professional development points.

Register here

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,,

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.

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.