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 Conferences

20th Jun 2019 - 11th Aug 2019, 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.

NZMA members receive a $150 discount on registrations.

Dates for conferences in 2019:
GP CME Rotorua20-23 June  | Rotorua, Energy Events Centre
GP CME South: 8-11 August | Christchurch, Horncastle Arena

For more information, please visit the GP CME website.

The 2019 Dermatology Workshop

6th Jul 2019, Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch

AMMA LogoAMMA has announced the latest workshop, with a focus on Dermatology. Join AMMA to hear from Dr Amanda Oakley, a Dermatologist working in the Waikato Region of New Zealand. Dr Oakley will share a broad range of knowledge from diagnosis, E – referrals & management of skin conditions.

This workshop will take place at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch.

Find out more and register online.

GP19 Conference for General Practice & Quality Symposium

25th Jul 2019 - 28th Jul 2019, Dunedin


The annual Conference for General Practice attracts over 500 delegates each year, alongside a wide range of speakers, sessions and exhibitors. The Conference for General Practice and Quality Symposium offers a full four day programme of learning, inspiration, celebrations and fun.

The 2019 Conference will be held from Friday 26 July - Sunday 28 July 2019 at the Dunedin Centre, Dunedin. The Quality Symposium will take place before the conference on Thursday 25 July.

This year's theme is: Realising the potential in primary health care: technology, teamwork and equity. The whakataukī used to celebrate this theme for the conference is:

Mā te mahi tahi ka whakatutuki
Together weaving the realisation of potential

The conference programme will consist of seven streams that reflect priority learning areas for general practice. They are: clinical; Māori health and Equity; future technology; diversity; mental health; and medical humanities; and Quality in General Practice. 

Find out more on the GP conference website.

Injury 2019

8th Aug 2019, Auckland

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INJURY 2019 will be Thursday 8th August at the usual venue, Eden Park, Auckland, NZ. This year’s programme for the first time has space for free papers.

In response to attendee feedback the international speakers include Rebekah Ogilvie from Canberra, Australia. Rebekah’s presentations last year resonated with attendees and I am looking forward to some further challenging and informative talks. Our other international speaker is Professor Belinda Gabbe from Monash in Melbourne, Australia. Belinda has co-authored many of the landmark papers that have come out of the Victorian State Trauma System and many of the findings have direct relevance to us in NZ. As usual there will be a range of local speakers as well as the best of the submitted abstracts.
Professor Ian Civil
Director, Trauma Services, Auckland City Hospital
Convenor, INJURY 2019

NZCPHM Annual Scientific Meeting

11th Sep 2019 - 13th Sep 2019, Auckland


The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine is pleased to announce that the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Auckland from 11-13 September at the Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, Auckland.

This year the overarching theme for the ASM 'Enhancing Public Health in the Pacific Blue Continent'. The focus for the Wednesday will be 'Improving health in the Pacific'. Thursday's focus will be 'Improving the health of Pacific people in New Zealand'.

Call for abstracts 

The College is currently calling for abstracts for this year's ASM.

  • Information on submitting an abstract can be found here.
  • The abstract template can be downloaded here.

Abstracts are due by 9.00am, Monday 24 June 2019.

Registrations are now open 

You are invited to register for the NZ College of Public Health Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshop.
There is an early bird discount available to College Fellows until 29 July- don't miss out! 

Find out more on the NZCPHM's website


12th Sep 2019 - 14th Sep 2019, Hamilton

PMAANZ 2019 

Conference 2019 is being hosted in Hamilton nestled on the banks of the mighty Waikato River. 

The venue this year is Claudelands Event Centre, an amazing venue for the comprehensive conference programme which will focus on a number of key "knowledge and development" streams. Also, the Receptionist Day has been re-integrated, which will be on Saturday 14.

A Welcome Function, quiz evening and the ever-popular Gala Dinner and Awards Night will be features of the conference. 

The Practice Manager of the Year Award is the pinnacle of acknowledgement for our sector; so you are encouraged you to start thinking about this now and potential nominations. 

Some key dates for you 

• Conference Registrations open early March including early bird pricing and accommodation options

• Conference Programme has been updated early May

• Early bird registrations close mid-June

• Conference begins Thursday 12 September afternoon with a Master Class.

6th New Zealand Lung Cancer Conference

17th Oct 2019 - 18th Oct 2019, Christchurch

New Zealand Lung Cancer Conference 

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 6th Biennial New Zealand Lung Cancer Conference, to be held on Thursday, 17th of October - Friday, 18th of October 2019 at The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, in Christchurch.

The impressive line-up of presenters will include presentations from international speaker Professor Kwun Fong, Thoracic and Sleep Physician at The Prince Charles Hospital and Professor with the University of Queensland School of Medicine, Australia. He was inaugural Chair of the Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group and is privileged to serve as Chair of the Australian Lung Foundation's Lung Cancer Consultative Group, is Co-Editor of the Cochrane Lung Cancer Review Group and is a Deputy Editor for the Journal of Thoracic Diseases.

There have been many improvements in cancer care in New Zealand over the past decade, but lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer related deaths. Rates of lung cancer are disproportionately high among the Māori and Pacific peoples, making it an important health area for ongoing focussed attention. Furthermore, New Zealand continues to have lower survival rates than the countries it traditionally benchmarks itself against, including Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The New Zealand Lung Cancer Conference is an exciting opportunity to learn more about this issue from international and local experts. With an exciting programme ranging over two days, this course will be of great interest to health professionals working across the whole lung cancer pathway, from prevention and screening through to diagnosis, staging and management. The conference will feature information on the latest advances in lung cancer research and provide insight into clinical best practice models.

For more information on the conference, how to submit an abstract, or how to register, please visit the The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand website.

2019 Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand

20th Oct 2019 - 23rd Oct 2019, Adelaide, Australia


Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand's (RMSANZ) 4th Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Adelaide Sunday 20 - Wednesday 23 October. 

The theme for the conference is Contemporary Rehabilitation: Knowledge Translation, Collaboration and Community Engagement

This theme speaks to their unique strengths while also highlighting exciting areas of future growth. The program aims to be relevant to a wide breadth of rehabilitation practice.

RMSANZ hope to provide a forum for Rehabilitation Physicians and colleagues from allied health, nursing and related medical specialties to share knowledge, skills and experiences, to network, and to enjoy South Australia.

The venue is the Adelaide Convention Centre, neighbouring the dynamic health and biomedical precinct which includes the iconic SAHMRI building and new Royal Adelaide Hospital. We are within easy reach of all Adelaide has to offer, including fantastic dining, beaches, hills, and world-renowned wineries.

 Visit the RMSANZ website for more information.

New Zealand Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting

19th Mar 2020 - 21st Mar 2020, Bay of Islands

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The title of the meeting for 2020 is “Making the Connection: Cortex, Culture and Community". All of us at some time in our lives will experience pain; for many of us that is a short lived experience and we move on but for around 20% or more of the population that pain continues and can become a disabling, distressing and disrupting experience and frequently a challenging issue for health providers working with people in this situation.

The meeting in Waitangi provides with the opportunity to gather, discuss, learn, share knowledge, evidence, best practice and debate to assist with providing up to date approaches to this challenging area of health care. Part of the focus of “Making the Connection” will be looking at and sharing ways to deliver services to Tangata Whenua and also to people outside of main centres in areas where Specialists are not available and where access can be a challenge. International speakers will bring their expertise along with a wide range of New Zealand based clinicians and researchers. 

Look out for abstract information in July 2019!