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.

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

Clinical leadership in healthcare workshop

3rd Aug 2017 - 4th Aug 2017, Wellington

Directly addressing the needs of clinical leaders, this interactive Clinical Leadership in Healthcare Workshop will provide an intensive professional development opportunity to enhance and refine leadership skills and strategies, as well as the essential skills needed to lead your team and engage and influence nonclinical leaders and stakeholders to cultivate prosperous partnerships.

  • Identify and develop your superior leadership capabilities as a successful clinical leader
  • Effective strategies to ‘do more with less’
  • Build and lead high performing teams that engage positively with change
  • Adapt models of care in response to limited funding, resources and time budgets
  • Utilise Emotional Intelligence to enhance leadership performance
  • Influence a variety of stakeholders to successfully drive a patient-centred service
  • Incorporate multiple cultures into the hospital environment
  • Communicate with impact to gain maximum team productivity and engagement
  • Cultivate collaboration between clinical and nonclinical roles

Further information and registration details available in the brochure.

    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.

    Occupational Health in the Primary Industries

    22nd Sep 2017 - 23rd Sep 2017, Devon Hotel, New Plymouth

    ANZSOM (NZ) Conference – 2017

    Our annual conference will be held in New Plymouth this year on Friday and Saturday, 22nd and 23rd of September, at the Devon Hotel and Conference Centre.

    On the Friday, we will overlap with the NZ Occupational Health Nurses conference.

    In addition to a good line-up of morning speakers, they have arranged some worksite visits for the afternoon.

    Our own programme will have the theme of Occupational Health in the Primary Industries, and will have keynote speakers from Australia and NZ. There will be a conference dinner on the Saturday night.

    Draft Conference programme is on the ANZSOM website,

    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


    Global Conference on Integrated Care

    1st Feb 2018 - 3rd Feb 2018, Resorts World Convention Centre, Singapore


    You are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the Global Conference on Integrated Care 2018 organised by the Agency for Integrated Care.

    Two types of abstracts are accepted:

    • Abstracts that describe integrated care research findings; or
    • Abstracts that describe or/and discuss new policies or programmes that support care integration.

    The content of the abstracts should be relevant to the conference, and should address at least one of the themes and sub-themes of this conference.

    For further information, please read the flyer.