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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.
Innovate : Adapt : Evolve The New Zealand Healthcare Congress 2013
Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 June 2013
The Langham Hotel, AUCKLAND
Facilitated by the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ), our Congress provides an opportunity for participants to come together and discuss and debate healthcare reform in New Zealand. The purpose is to address key themes in New Zealand Healthcare reform, to discuss the key issues facing the New Zealand Public Health Sector and to table and debate the best solutions. The caliber of presenters will be unprecedented, and the information covered will be of utmost relevance in these changing times.
New Zealand’s 17th Travel Medicine Conference - Complexities and Challenges in the Dynamic World of Travel Medicine
5–7 July 2013, Heritage Hotel, Auckland
Extreme destinations, adventurous and unique traveller types, complex medical histories, changing bugs and continuing outbreaks: This year’s Travel Medicine Conference focuses on the increasing challenges these complex situations can present to us in our everyday practice as clinicians.
Academic course covering global travel, exotic diseases and prevention involving region-specific case studies, practical skill-station learning, expedition and wilderness medicine and much more!
An exceptional line up of International experts: Professor Eric Caumes, Professor Dennis Shanks, Professor Nicholas Zwar, Professor Peter Leggat
In addition, a variety of industry professionals ensure this valuable conference should not be missed by anyone interested in this field of medicine. Programme and registration details http://www.worldwise.co.nz/conference.asp. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Clare 09 520 5830
The “NZ 17th Travel Medicine Conference Complexities and Challenges in the Dynamic World of Travel Medicine” has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 1 credit per hour up to 20 credits CME for General Practice Educational Programme Stage 2 (GPEP2) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes.
WORKSHOP: When a Family Member has a Mental Health Issue
Wednesday 10th July 9:30am - 12:30pm, Skylight's Centre, 2nd floor, ANZ building, corner Green and Riddiford Streets, Newtown, Wellington
This workshop is for community support or health and mental health professionals and will explore 3 domains of response to the journey of a family member from mental distress to wellbeing recovery:
- Lived experience
When these domains are equally valued and genuine shared, understanding develops. Then we can create powerful synergistic opportunities to recover wellbeing.
Using personal stories, Intentional Peer Support principles and Ken Wilbur’s philosophy of integration, Kathryn and Gary Platz will demonstrate the development of a framework and language that assists families and individuals to integrate experience of mental distress.
RNZCGP conference: Generalism: the heart of health care
11-13 July 2013, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
Registrations are now open for this year’s College conference. Further information and registrations available at www.generalpractice2013.org.nz.
NZ College of Appearance Medicine COnference 2013
31 July - 3 August, QUEENSTOWN
For full conference details, including programme and registration, please visit the conference website.
NZ Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting
1-4 August, Novotal Tainui, HAMILTON
The main themes are Scleroderma/connective tissue disease, reproduction in rheumatology and bone disease. For full conference details - including a call for abstracts (closes 29 May) - and registration, please go to the conference website.
Dunstan Hospital 150th celebrations
Dunstan Hospital will this August celebrate 150 years serving th eCentral Otago community. Dunstan Hospital opened on 8 August 1863 and the weekend of 9-11 August 2013 has been set for the sesquicentenary. The weekend’s programme includes a conversazione, photo displays, an open day, formal dinner, and church service, plus the opening of the new CT scanner suite.
Registrations are now being taken so organisers are keen to hear from all ex-employees, supporters and friends of the hospital. To register for the 150th celebrations please contact email@example.com or Central Otago Health Inc, c/-Box 355, Alexandra 9392.
Evidence Based Otolaryngology
12 - 16 August 2013, Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand
66th Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
17th Annual Congress of the Australasian Menopause Society
6-8 September 2013, Hilton Hotel Adelaide, South Australia
An exceptional program featuring internationally recognised experts speaking on topics based around the meeting theme of “Menopause... Cool Again” is now in place for the 17th Congress of the Australasian Menopause Society. This will be at the Hilton Hotel located in Victoria Square in downtown Adelaide. From Friday 6 to Sunday 8 September, the main Congress program will feature a variety of sessions including: Plenaries, Debates, Free Papers and Discussion on the following topics:
Pre-Congress Update and Workshop: Menopause Essentials:
The very popular annual Pre-Congress Update and Workshop is to be on the morning of Friday 6 September. This year’s focus on ‘Essentials’ is being designed to complement the Congress Program and will feature four case-based presentations by prominent AMS members followed by plenty of time for delegate questions:
Dr Elizabeth Farrell AM: Menopause: What is it?
Prof Bronwyn Stuckey: HRT: Risks and benefits
Prof Martha Hickey: How to manage menopause
Prof Sue Davis: Low libido and testosterone
2013 National Immunisation Workshop & Conference
10-12 September 2013
Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre in Auckland
As in previous years the conference will attract local, national and international speakers and attendees.
Dr Marc LaForce, founding director of the Meningitis Vaccine Project is our keynote speaker. Dr LaForce led the successful development,
licensure, and introduction of the meningococcal vaccine MenAfriVac™, the first vaccine designed specifically for Africa, and directed the
project from 2001 until his retirement in 2012. The remainder of the programme is being finalised, to date there are five plenary sessions with
breakout sessions allowing additional presentations and discussions around
• Disease control: Understanding the enemy
• Global lessons: Immunisation in other regions
• Vaccine safety: Post marketing surveillance
• Communications: The web, blogs, successes and challenges
• New schedules: Vaccinating adults and other specialised programmes
• Future vaccines: emerging vaccines for strep, staph, RSV, and others
This is also an opportunity to share your own research. Click here for more information.
75th Anniversary of New Zealand’s Health System: An Event to Celebrate, Review and Look Forward
Where were you on the 14 September 1938? Most of us were not yet born, but in Wellington on that day an extraordinary event took place in the passage of the Social Security Act 1938. The Health Benefits component of the Social Security Act was intended to put in place a health system for all New Zealanders based on a set of principles which were:
- Health care should be fundamental right for all New Zealanders
- There should be no access barriers, certainly not financial ones
- Services should be universally available
- Services should be preventive in focus
- Services should be integrated.
Enactment of the legislation enabled universal entitlement to a tax-funded and comprehensive health care system; free hospital treatment to be provided for all; and free access to medicines and primary medical care. Owing to compromises made through the implementation process, the comprehensive vision of the Act was never fully realised. Instead, the foundations were created for the public/private hospital system and primary care funding model we still have to this day.
The 75th anniversary of the Social Security Act is an opportunity to look back and reflect on the circumstances of the time; to examine the founding principles of the Act and how they have withstood the ebb and flow of history; whether the principles are still relevant for New Zealanders; and, most importantly, to ponder how we might better manage the significant pressures on our health system today and in the future.
The Centre for Health Systems at the University of Otago and the Health Services Research Centre in the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington will host a 75th Anniversary Event at Ko Awatea (Middlemore Hospital) in Auckland on 23 & 24 September 2013 – please save the date and mark your calendars to attend this important and exciting event. To register your interest in this event, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pasifika Medical Association annual conference
24 - 27 September, 2013, Kingdom of Tonga
Conference themes for this year are:
- Youth Health (Clinical)
- Youth Careers and Education (Workforce)
- Youth Focus (Research)
APAC Forum on quality improvement in Healthcare 2013
25-27 September, Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland.
Hosted by Ko Awatea and the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI). “Innovate Today, Design Tomorrow” is this year’s theme. Last century’s health practitioners created a health care system addressing the needs of their times but the ever-changing health environment means we must evolve to be able to meet the needs of future generations. This can only be achieved through innovative thinking and new approaches, and the creation of different models, or refinement of existing ones.
See the programme for more detailed information on speakers and topics.
Key speakers include Maureen Bisognano, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Dan Heath, Best-selling Author and Senior Fellow, Duke University CASE Center and Michael Donald Kirby AC, CMG, an Australian retired judge, jurist, and academic who is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia.
Includes educational excursions to leaders in quality improvement and innovation. Visit and learn about New Zealand organisations that are leaders in quality improvement and innovation. These educational site visits are designed for delegates to understand how markets outside of the health sector are applying quality improvement methodology and innovation to meet the challenges they are facing. Educational Excursions include site visits to:
- Fisher and Paykel Healthcare
- Villa Maria Winery
- Auckland War Memorial Museum Tour
- Ports of Auckland
Intensive Mini Courses: APAC offers chaired seminars with renowned experts from New Zealand and around the world, offering “How To” guides with discussion and feedback about your specific needs. The mini–courses provide delegates with an opportunity to take an intensive ‘deep dive’ intensive look into the following areas:
- Safety - if not now when
- Building teamwork through simulation at the frontline
- Consumer led design – getting it right the first time
- Improved patient flow- Cracking the Code;
- Campaigns – The how to guide to large scale change
For further information on the Educational excursions and Intensive Mini Courses click here.
For full details of the conference programme click here.
Clinical Collaboration – Radiology at the Core of Clinical Practice
64th Annual Scientific Meeting, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
17–20 October 2013, SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
The RANZCR Annual Scientific Meeting will be the principal event in Australia and New Zealand for Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists. The Scientific Programme Committee has worked hard to create an intellectually stimulating programme that combines education with discussion of the latest advances in radiology and radiation oncology.
A number of globally recognised, expert international speakers are confirmed to complement the strong local faculty, fronting an innovative and quality programme. Imaging topics cover body and pelvic imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, ENT and others.
The Radiation Oncology scientific programme continues on the theme of Clinical Collaboration with a focus on collaboration with our multi-disciplinary colleagues. Topics include image guided radiotherapy, deformable and multi-modality imaging associated with a number of site specific malignancies. Registrations now open
A Smokefree Oceania: getting there together
October 23-25 2013
Rendezvous Grand Hotel - Auckland
The theme of this conference builds on previous Tobacco Control Conferences with the aim of participants having the opportunity to present the shared planning, direction, learning and action that is required by all people involved in this work across the Oceania region. The goal is to have a smoke free Oceania. The challenge is to get there as soon as possible and for those with knowledge and resources to work with others to reach this goal.
New Zealand has set the goal of 2025 and to achieve that we know we need to be working smarter and faster to ensure more people are quitting smoking, regulation and legislation is supporting a reduction in tobacco supply and youth initiation is reduced. We are aware the Tobacco Companies are challenging our actions as they see fewer people addicted to their products and profits dropping.
Therefore the sub-themes for the conference focus on each of these areas and will be:
- Increasing effective cessation
- Regulating and legislating
- Reducing Initiation
- Exposing risks to the goal
For information on the call for abstracts, registration, and scholarships please click through to www.smokefreeoceania.org.nz
The New Zealand Sexual Health Society Annual Conference
7-9 November, Novotel, ROTORUA
For full conference details, including call for abstracts (closes 17 July) and registration, please visit the conference website.
2013 Australasian Tuberculosis Conference
28 & 29 November 2013, Hilton Hotel, AUCKLAND
For further information regarding the conference, please visit the website: www.tbconference.co.nz