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.

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


Lunchtime Seminar: Defining and measuring wellbeing and poverty

30th Nov 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm, 56 The Terrace (Kakapo Room, Level 1, Aurora Centre)

Child wellbeing, and issues around poverty, are right at the top of today’s political agenda. Bring your lunch and your questions to this timely seminar aimed at those with an interest in children’s wellbeing.

Wellbeing Model: Daniel Miles manages the Investment Approach Team within Oranga Tamariki, which for the last eighteen months has been pioneering a new wellbeing-focussed approach to investing in New Zealand’s children and young people, underpinned by an all-of-population wellbeing model. 

Definition and Measures of Poverty: Bryan Perry is a Principal Advisor in MSD's Strategic Issues & Investment Team, and has responsibility for MSD's reporting on poverty, inequality and hardship. He was in the core team for developing the 2015 Child Material Hardship Package and is now hard at work on the Child Poverty Bill, due to be introduced within the first 100 days of the new government. 

There is no cost to attend, but seats are limited, so please register on our EventBrite page:This is the first in a series of seminars co-hosted by Oranga Tamariki’s Evidence & Investment team with our partners in the social sector.

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

Your Business - Your Asset

30th Jan 2018 8:00am-5:00pm, Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

The New Zealand Business Leaders Collective are excited to bring to you the: 
"Your Business - Your Asset" Seminar 2018 - the business event to kick off the year.

Get ahead. Gain invaluable insight. Progress your gameplan. Take away priceless advice.

Experienced leading business expert brains for you to hear and pick - all together for the first time, in one space - an exceptional event opportunity including presentations, forums and a gourmet lunch.

Gain authentic understanding - from many different perspectives - of various successful professionals, that will present and answer the questions you’ve always wanted to know:

What is your business worth? Who are the best buyers? 
What are they looking for? When is the right time to sell? 
Where does the bank fit in? How do staff buyouts work? 
Why do some businesses sell for a little and some for a lot? 
What are the exit options? What makes a business valuable? 
Are the economic conditions right to prepare to sell?

And much more.

Speakers include: 
Tony Alexander - BNZ, Arria Salikhova - E-ideas, Richard Longman - PwC, Richard O'Brien - nzbizbuysell, James Shearing - Crombie Lockwood, Geoff Shaw - Platform 1, Scott Willson and Craig Matthews - ASB, Corinne Cole - AJ Park, Chris Wilkinson - First Retail Group, Lauchie Griffin - Wakefields Lawyers, Matthew Innes - Strategy Creative, Cathy Sheppard - BSI People Skills and Stephen Lynch -

NZMA members can get a $200 discount by using this link to book.

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:

Multimorbidity: the most common long-term condition of all

12th Feb 2018 8:30am-5:00pm, University of Otago, Wellington

Multimorbidity – the presence of more than one long-term condition in an individual – is a significant global issue.

With the number of patients with more than one long-term condition rising exponentially, our health system is facing growing pressure to treat increasingly complex patients with finite and already stretched resources. From the patient’s perspective, living with more than one long-term condition can be incredibly difficult – particularly when it comes to navigating a health system primarily designed to deal with individual conditions in silo.

This research symposium will bring together researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington and elsewhere to describe the multimorbidity burden on patients and the health system, and discuss possible solutions for its future management and control. Download the programme here.

To get more information about the symposium and to register, go to

An early-bird discount applies until 20th December.

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.

Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Annual Scientific Meeting

4th Apr 2018 - 6th Apr 2018, Auckland


Click here for more information.

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.

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