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.

Mental Capacity Law Conference NZ

2nd Sep 2019 - 19th Sep 2019, New Zealand

Vida Law, the New Zealand Law Foundation and Thomson Reuters are pleased to provide details of the Mental Capacity Law Conference 2019, a full day conference to be held in seven centres across New Zealand in September 2019. 

The conferences are aimed at lawyers, health professionals and others working with people who may lack capacity to make certain decisions. Every full paying registrant will receive a copy of the treatise, I Reuvecamp and J Dawson (ed) Mental Capacity Law in New Zealand (Thomson Reuters, Wellington, 2019).

Topics to be covered at the conferences include:
Introduction to capacity law; Ethical, relational and cultural elements of capacity; Capacity and Māori; Assessment of incapacity; Best interests – a standard for decision-making; The Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988: an overview; and more...

Conference dates:
Wellington: 2 September
Napier: 3 September
Nelson: 10 September
Christchurch: 12 September
Dunedin: 13 September
Hamilton: 18 September
Auckland: 19 September

The cost of attending the conference is $495.00 plus GST - book your tickets online
Attendance will amount to 6 hours of continuing professional development (CPD)

In the event of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Iris Reuvecamp at or by phone on 021 869 361.

11th New Zealand Immunisation Conference and pre-conference Workshop

5th Sep 2019 - 7th Sep 2019, Auckland

Immunisation Conference 

This Conference and Workshop provide fantastic opportunities to share research and experience to contribute to better understanding of vaccine-preventable disease control and immunisation delivery services in New Zealand. Including local and international presenters, with Keynote speaker, Kathryn Edwards, a Professor of Paediatrics specialising in paediatric infectious disease and vaccination in pregnancy at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, USA.

2019 Immunisation Awards

The New Zealand Immunisation Conference Academic and Planning Committees are pleased to announce the inaugural Kereru and Kokako Immunisation Awards. The Immunisation Advisory Centre and the Ministry of Health would like to acknowledge significant contributions made in the field of immunisation and vaccine-preventable disease control through two Immunisation Achievement Awards: an Academic Research Award and a Service Delivery and Practice Award. These Awards are to be granted once every two years in conjunction with the New Zealand Immunisation Conference.

A draft programme outline is available and registration is open online now

MAS Talks 2019

9th Sep 2019 - 13th Sep 2019, New Zealand

MAS Talks 2019 

MAS has invited award-winning Canadian science journalist, Alanna Mitchell, for their exclusive MAS event in September.

Alanna regularly travels from the Arctic to the Antarctic and everywhere in between. Her award-winning book Seasick: The Global Ocean in Crisis is now a critically acclaimed play that she’ll be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before coming to New Zealand to share her adventures.

Book your tickets now for this exclusive MAS event and experience Alanna’s powerful storytelling, where she uses science and delicate wit to share her adventures. She’ll tell tales of her extraordinary journey, the demons she’s discovered and inspire us to find ways to stem the effects of climate change.

There will be three events around New Zealand:

Christchurch - 10 September
Wellington - 12 September
Auckland - 13 September

 Find out more an book online thrugh the MAS website

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.

ANZICS New Zealand Regional Annual Scientific Meeting 2020

4th Mar 2020 - 6th Mar 2020,

“A 2020 Vision of our Environment: The Spectrum of Intensive Care”


Napier Conference Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Bluff Hill, Napier 4110

Conference Manager: Donna Clapham, Workz4U Conference Management

phone: +64 9 917 3653,

New Zealand Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting

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

NZPS 2020 

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!