Health sector events
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.
Rural Communities - the backbone of New Zealand
12-16 March, Shed 6/TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
The conference will embrace the health and well-being of the wider rural community, recognising the important role all parts play in New Zealand's well-being. To be held 12-16 March at the Shed 6/TSB Bank Arena on Wellington's waterfront, the five-day event is titled Rural Communities – the Backbone of New Zealand, a theme designed to highlight the important role rural New Zealand and its communities play in the economic well-being of the country.
The 2014 NZRGPN conference has been endorsed by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 11.75 credits for day one and day two of the Conference and up to 8.5 credits for the Pre Conference day for CME for General Practice Educational Programme Stage 2 (GPEP2) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes.
Special offer to practices: Register two delegates from your team and get a third person for 50% off the registration fee! To register your team, register as an individual or view the programme, visit the website.
For further enquiries, contact Wendy Boyce, Event Manager, Conference Innovators 09 525 2464, 021 223 3575, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Rob Olsen, Network Communications Manager on 021 472 556, 021 82 2468 or email: email@example.com
15th Annual Medical Law Conference
17 & 18 March 2014, Amora Hotel, Wellington
Exploring legal and ethical issues in the medical field
Key lessons and decisions coming from HDC investigations, Supreme Court Rulings and from the Coroner’s office give both legal and medical practitioners a great learning opportunity to help drive change and better serve the NZ medical community.
Featuring legal and practical insights from:
• AUT University, Buddle Findlay, Capital & Coast DHB, Claro Law, Coronial Services of New Zealand, Office of the Health & Disability Commissioner, Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Otago University, St John, Taylor Shaw, Waikato DHB, Waitemata DHB
For further details and registration, go to the website.
Child Health Law & Ethics Conference
19 March 2014, Amora Hotel, Wellington
Examining legal challenges for treating child patients
Child and adolescent patients can provide more “grey” legal and ethical decisions for medical professionals. Issues around informed consent, medication decisions, child suicide, child sexuality and the Vulnerable Children’s Bill will be discussed at this event..
Child Health Law features:
- Keynote Addresses from Dr Justine Cornwall, Deputy Children’s Commissioner and Sue Mackwell
- Interactive Discussion around child suicide with Mike King
- Legal and practical insights around working with children in healthcare settings
For further details and registration, go to the website.
International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2014
When: 8 - 11 April 2014
Where: Palais des Congrès, Paris
Call for Abstracts for the 19th Annual International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Paris 2014 is now open.
Share your achievements and contribute to improving healthcare worldwide.
You can submit your abstract EITHER:
Breathless: A symposium on Breathing at the end of life
Friday, 11 April 2014
James Cook Hotel, Grand Chancellor, 147 The Terrace, Wellington
Breathlessness is endemic in New Zealand as it affects many different health conditions. For the person experiencing breathlessness it can be a very frightening experience as they feel they are fighting for their last gasp of air.
Mary Potter Hospice, managing specialist palliative care in Wellington, often has patients experiencing breathlessness.
This condition has been under the radar here in New Zealand and has not had the recognition it deserves. Yet, in fact breathlessness can be managed with simple, effective tools that alleviate distress.
Mary Potter Hospice is holding a one day symposium on breathlessness on April 11 in Wellington for New Zealand health professionals and community health workers.
The keynote speaker is a world expert on breathlessness, Dr David Currow. He is Professor of Palliative and Supportive Services at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. To date he has published more than 200 peer reviewed papers and he is the author or editor of four books. For details see: www.flinders.edu.au/people/david.currow.
|Normal breathing – physiology and mechanics||Dr David Currow, Flinders University|
|Non medical approaches from the multidisciplinary team||Janet Rowley, Physiotherapist|
|Medical approaches to dyspnoea||Dr Brian Ensor, Mary Potter Hospice|
|Emergency approach to undiagnosed dyspnoea||Dr Andy Swain, Otago University|
|Recognising futility, including withdrawal of ventilation||Dr Jonathan Adler, Capital & Coast DHB|
In reality what do we do? Can we do it better?
|Carol George, Community Nurse (respiratory)|
Registration information is available on the Mary Potter Hospice website.
Disaster Management and Continuums of Care in Health
29 - 30 Apr, 2014, Sudima Hotel Auckland Airport, Auckland
Earlybird ends on 25 March: Save $200
In any emergency, healthcare response plays a critical role in minimising impacts and effects on life. Exploring potential disaster scenarios, this conference will analyse the New Zealand healthcare community’s resilience to respond to an emergency.
Presentation by GNS/Massey University, Joint Centre for Disaster Research
The conference includes case studies by New Zealand’s foremost response agencies and healthcare organisations on their preparedness to mitigate possible impacts and effects for continuums of care in health following a disaster.
- Case studies by: New Zealand Blood Services & St John
Delegates will gain critical information from healthcare organisation on training and resilience to ensure effective and efficient response to emergencies.
- Case studies by Auckland City Hospital & Canterbury District Health Board
On-scene management plays a vital part in reducing the impact on life in a disaster zone.
- International case study – AUSMAT response to Philippines Typhoon Haiyan
- New Zealand case study – Marlborough Civil Defence and Emergency Management & Awatere Community Trust
With a strong emphasis on first-hand accounts, this event will deliver a high level of knowledge and expertise that can only be gained from experience in delivery of care during a disaster.
- Separately bookable full-day workshop on Social Media & Disaster Management: Understand, Apply and Integrate
See the conference website for details and to register.
Stress Management and Resilience in the Health Sector
12 - 13 May, 2014, Wellington
Supersaver ends on 17 March: Save $300
26 - 27 May, 2014, Auckland
Supersaver ends on 31 March: Save $300
Healthcare can be a stressful profession impacting on physical, emotional and mental energy. Employees face an overwhelming risk for work-based stress, burnout and depression and the ability to ‘bounce back’ is critical for both individuals and organisations.
Utilising resilience and stress management skills can ensure you are adaptable and flexible enough to cope with the increasing demands on healthcare. This sector-specific course aims to provide the tools, approaches and support which can be used to maintain wellness and better prepare to meet the psychological needs of patients.
New Skills You Will Learn
• Understand the impact of threats to and techniques for increasing resilience
• Identify and combat the symptoms of stress
• Understand what resilience approaches work for you and why
• Appreciate how resilience and stress interact in the healthcare sector
• Use the strategies and tools to reduce the challenges within the healthcare environment
For more informaton and to register, visit the website.
The New Zealand Healthcare Congress 2014
Tuesday 10 - Wednesday 11 June 2014, The Langham Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand
The New Zealand Healthcare Congress has been organised by the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ) for three years. This year's conference is again jointly hosted with the New Zealand Health IT Cluster (NZHITC).
TRANSFORMATION is the theme of the Healthcare Congress 2014.
The New Zealand med-tech industry is faced with an exhilarating challenge to find new solutions that lie Beyond the Product; Beyond the Treatment; Beyond the Hospital.
This conference will bring together key stakeholders in the New Zealand healthcare sector – health technologies companies, procurement agencies, clinicians and others - to explore new opportunities.
AAFPS Triennial Masters Symposium: Blepharoplasty and Upper Facial Rejuvenation
Friday 19 & Saturday 20 September, 2014 at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia
This is a premier multidisciplinary meeting on aesthetics and supported by Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS) and Australian and New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons (ANZSOPS).
Registration opens early March.
67th Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
13-16 October 2014 | Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand
“ENT in the 21st Century -Innovation, Collaboration and Integration”
Convenor: Mr Christopher Low FRCS, Lakes DHB, Rotorua, NZ