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.

Mayo Clinic Interactive Surgery Symposium 2017

5th Feb 2017 - 10th Feb 2017, Hawaii, US

Course website:

Course director: Kristi L. Harold, M.D., Sarah A. McLaughlin, M.D., Mark J. Truty, M.D. M.S., Steven Bowers, M.D., and James A. Madura, II, M.D.

Course sponsor: Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Course location: Hilton Waikoloa Village

Course address: Hilton Waikoloa Village, 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Big Island,  HI 96738. US

Location phone: (808) 886-1234

Course contact: Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, 13400 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. T. 480-301-4580; F. 480-301-9176

Target audience: General Surgeons

Specialty categories: Surgeons

Description: Current trends for management of general surgical patients are constantly changing. As technological advances progress, the options for surgical treatments continue to expand. This interactive symposium, designed for general surgeons, will assist in your decision-making for multiple aspects of surgical practice. Active audience participation with the faculty will be strongly encouraged during case presentations and the faculty panel discussions. Please note that Sunday, February 5th is a morning session to conclude by 12:30 HST/5:30 EST.  Featuring Self-Assessment Credit Toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.

Women in Leadership Summit 2017

13th Feb 2017 - 16th Feb 2017, Crowne Plaza, Auckland

Gain strategies for personal and professional success, build professional networks and develop leadership capability.
The 5th Annual Women in Leadership Summit will provide inspired learning and an essential networking platform. It will equip delegates with crucial leadership lessons, tips to identifying career opportunities, how to remain resilient in the face of challenges and ways to continuously cultivate their skillset.
The Summit aims to offer both existing and emerging female leaders the strategies to overcoming these inequity barriers and skills to excel in their careers.

Pre-Summit Workshop 13 February 2017

Summit 14 & 15 February 2017

Post-Summit Workshop 16 February 2017


6th Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Course in Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery

23rd Feb 2017 - 25th Feb 2017,

Course website:

Course director: Johnny Yi, M.D. and Kristina A. Butler, M.D., MS

Course sponsor: Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Course location: The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Course address: The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Location phone: (800) 344-4758 or (480) 585-4848

Course contact: Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, 13400 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. T: 480-301-4580; F. 480-301-9176

Target audience: This activity is designed for gynecologists, urogynecologists, gynecologic oncologists and robotic surgeons. Other women’s health physicians and mid-level healthcare professionals will benefit from this program.

Description: Mayo Clinic Arizona presents this conference in an ongoing collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide the latest evidence-based approach to gynecologic surgery, including oncology, urogynecology, and pelvic pain. This ongoing collaboration promises the latest evidence in gynecologic malignancy that women’s health providers can incorporate into their everyday practice.

Mayo Clinic faculty, along with esteemed guest faculty will also discuss tackling advanced gynecologic surgery and pelvic floor disorders, such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and pelvic pain. The course will feature didactic lectures not only on surgical approach, but also preoperative planning including genetic counseling, along with enhanced recovery pathways. Surgical video presentations and panel discussions will optimize interactions between faculty and course participants.

13th Annual Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Update

1st Mar 2017 (all day), Arizona, US

Course website:

Course director: Marcia G. Ko, M.D.; Anita P. Mayer, M.D. and Julia A. Files, M.D.

Course location: FireSky Resort, 4925 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Course contact: Gloria Cadden, Continuing Medical Education Specialist, Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, 13400 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

(480) 301-4580

(480) 301-9176

Accreditation: Will seek AMA, AOA, AAFP, ACOG credit

Registration Fee: Physicians Active in Practice - $620 if you register online on/before February 2, 2017; $695 if you register online after February 2, 2017

Resident, Allied Health, Retired - $520 if you register online on/before February 2, 2017; $595 if you register online after February 2, 2017

This course is designed for primary care physicians/ practitioners, general internists, gynecologists, specialists in preventative care, and Mid-Level healthcare professionals interested in women’s health.

This annual course addresses the unique needs of female patients and their healthcare providers. Participants gain a comprehensive insight into relevant medical problems uniquely found in women, as well as a basic approach to addressing and improving common health concerns. 

Mayo Clinic Headache Symposium 2017

17th Mar 2017 (all day), Arizona, US

Course website:   

Course director: Rashmi B. Halker Singh, M.D. and Amaal J. Starling, M.D.

Course sponsor: Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Course location: Mayo Clinic Education Center

Course address: Mayo Clinic Education Center, 5777 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Location Phone: 480-301-8000

Course Contact: Mayo School of CPD, 13400 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. T: 480-301-4580; F. 480-301-8323

Target audience: Primary care providers, gynecology, pain medicine and headache subspecialists

Specialty categories: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Gynecology, pain medicine, Women’s Health

Description: This course provides attendees with an update on the diagnosis and management of primary and secondary headache disorders. The format will include lectures from internationally renowned experts, panel discussions, interactive question and answer sessions, and optional small-group breakout sessions on special topics in headache. This symposium will also feature a pre-symposium Self-Assessment Activity.

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 |

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,,

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.