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.


RACP Congress 2019

6th May 2019 - 8th May 2019, Auckland

RACP Congress 2019 

Register now for the RACP Congress 2019 taking place from Monday, 6 to Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at the Aotea Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.

RACP Congress 2019 brings together physicians from Australasia to exchange ideas, ask the tough questions, discuss concerns and develop solutions to enhance healthcare for all.

With a focus on Impacting health along the life course, RACP Congress 2019 takes an in-depth look at the range of ways physicians impact patients’ lives, from paediatrics to palliative care and how a patient’s life course – including their life experiences and social roles – influences their health.

Key topics for 2019 include:

  • Life course theory ‘How do we impact health along the life course?’
  • Obesity: rising to the challenge
  • First 1000 days and non-communicable diseases
  • Medically unexplained symptoms master class
  • Mental health and addiction of patients
  • Chronic disease and integrated care
To view the program and to register visit the Congress website.


Sustainable Healthcare in Aotearoa Forum

8th May 2019, Wellington & via Zoom Webinar

Sustainable Healthcare in Aotearoa 

"The Zero Carbon Bill, implications for the healthcare sector and opportunities to create health and wellness"

A free full day of exciting presentations, discussions and networking opportunities to connect on sustainable health care. This forum will include national and international speakers on environmentally sustainable healthcare, and a wide range of stakeholders from the New Zealand health sector, DHBs and beyond, who will discuss the implications of the ‘Zero Carbon Bill’ for the health sector, and how sustainable healthcare can bring wide co-benefits to health, health equity, and wellbeing.

The main topics for the forum are:

  • Leadership
  • Green hospital buildings
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Call for abstracts: If you have a healthcare sustainability success story to share, please send a short abstract (max 1 page) before February 28 to Debbie Wilson.

    Find out more and register through the event website.


    Choosing Wisely Forum 2019

    10th May 2019, Wellington

    Choose Wisely 

    The Choosing Wisely forum Continuing the Conversation will be held at Te Wharewaka in Wellington on Friday 10 May, 2019.

    The forum provides an opportunity for health professionals to learn more about how to develop and extend their Choosing Wisely work, and to hear from consumers.

    Choosing Wisely will also be assisting consumers to attend the meeting to repeat last year’s commentary from consumers on all sessions. Feedback on last year’s forum noted that the consumer presence was key to adding value.

    There are some exciting keynote speakers lined up, including:

    • Professor Tammy Hoffman from the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University, Queensland who will be talking about shared decision-making;
    • Associate Professor Sue Crengle from Otago University’s Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, who will discuss Choosing Wisely and equity; and
    • Dr Robyn Lindner, of Choosing Wisely Australia and NPS MedicineWise who will present on implementation and evaluation of Choosing Wisely.

    A call for abstracts for presentations from those involved in Choosing Wisely work in New Zealand to fit themes will be made soon.

    There will also be a repeat of the last year’s popular special interest groups aimed at a wide range of health professionals, including Choosing Wisely 101 for those just learning about this work.

    Choosing Wisely supports reducing unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures in health care. The campaign is gaining momentum in New Zealand. It is in place in 15 DHBs, and is supported by a number of PHOs and GP practices. Thirty-one medical colleges, specialty societies and health practitioners’ associations are now linked to the campaign. More than 154 lists of tests, treatments and procedures that should be questioned have been developed, along with 45 patient resources.

    Register here.


    #NextCare Health Conference

    30th May 2019 - 31st May 2019, Brisbane, Australia

    #NextCare

    Transform your career alongside Australasia’s current and future health leaders at #NextCare Health Conference. The two-day conference will be held at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 30 and 31 May 2019. 

    Boasting some of the world’s leading experts in leadership and culture transformation, the #NextCare Health Conference will invigorate, inspire and motivate current and aspiring healthcare leaders. 

    The engaging speakers will look at healthcare and leadership from a variety of angles, including leading for innovation, inspiring the next generation, journeys to leadership, and leadership at any level. #NextCare speakers include world-renowned futurist Phill Nosworthy, cultural change coach Amanda Gore, Chief Executive of Australia’s largest public health service Shaun Drummond, health digital transformation enthusiast Dr Clair Sullivan, and healthcare leadership expert Jan Phillips.

    Register online now
    Two-day registration including welcome reception: $1000.00
    Single Day registration: $500.00
    Welcome reception day 1: $150
    Leaders Breakfast day 2: $150

    View the programme booklet here

    Register now to connect, inspire and transform at the inaugural #NextCare Health Conference 2019.


    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.


    GP19 Conference for General Practice & Quality Symposium

    25th Jul 2019 - 28th Jul 2019, Dunedin

    RNZGCP 

    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.

    Registrations for GP19 will open in March 2019.


    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 will have space for free papers and as you will see on the Call for Abstracts page, the closing date for abstracts is Monday 6 May 2019.

    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

    2019 Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand

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

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    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

    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!