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.

ANZACBT Pre- Conference Workshop & Conference

19th Nov 2018 - 20th Nov 2018, CQ Hotel, Wellington


Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (ANZaCBT) invites you to attend its annual conference on 19 & 20 November in Wellington.    

Professor Louise Sharpe, School of Psychology, Sydney University will be presenting the pre-conference workshop on 19 November entitled: Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to Facilitating Adjustment in Illness.     

Professor Sharpe is a key note speaker on 20 November with Cognitive Processes in Pain.

Click here to register and for more information. 

HiNZ Conference 2018

21st Nov 2018 - 23rd Nov 2018, TSB Arena + Shed 6, Wellington


Hear about the latest developments in digital health and network with colleagues and industry at this conference organised by HiNZ in association with NZHIT.

The 2018 HiNZ Conference runs for three days from Wednesday 21 November to Friday 23 November including a welcome function and a networking dinner.

View programme and read about our keynote speakers

NZMA members pay less for conference registrations - As an NZMA member, you receive an extra $300 off your conference registration. Head to the HiNZ conference website to register.  

There are optional workshops and associated events on Tuesday and on Wednesday morning (the optional events require additional registration).

Optional workshops & associated events

  • Workshops: Tuesday 20 November and Wednesday 21 November read more >>
  • eHealth Nursing event: 9am to 2pm on Wednesday 21 November read more >>
  • eAllied Health event: 9am to 2pm on Wednesday 21 November read more >>

Workshop: Deploying trust building, thinking, and learning tools to create an inclusive culture of innovation and collaboration

21st Nov 2018 9:00am-1:30pm,

Facilitators: Jorn Bettin and Andrew Shewring, Partners at S23M 
Where: HiNZ Conference in Wellington, Shed 6
When: Wednesday 21 November, 9am to 1.30pm
Cost: $149 inc. gst 

This workshop brings together a broad range of professionals working in the healthcare sector, academic researchers, and creative innovators to jointly tackle wicked problems that don’t have an obvious solution. In most cases deep innovation and breakthrough improvements in performance are the result of an interdisciplinary effort, drawing on insights from disciplines that lie beyond the focus and capabilities of any single organisation. Whilst the level of automation is rising in many domains, human tacit knowledge, situational awareness, and the ability to develop trusted relationships amongst peers and with patients are critical elements of optimal service delivery. 

The organisers encourage participants to submit concrete problem statements in advance and to bring along their culture and collaboration challenges for discussion with peers in Open Space. The workshop is facilitated by S23M, using a proven set of techniques for creating productive working groups and achieving actionable results with up to more than 1,000 people.

OpenSpace is entirely participant driven. It works best when the work to be done is complex, the people and ideas involved are diverse, the passion for resolution (and potential for conflict) are high, and the time to get it done was yesterday. It’s been called passion bounded by responsibility, the energy of a good coffee break, intentional self-organisation, spirit at work, chaos and creativity, evolution in organisation, and a simple, powerful way to get people and organisations moving — when and where it’s needed most.

A first topic suggestion has been submitted by Pete Chandler, COO, Bay of Plenty DHB: 
· Establishing a sector wide multi-agency approach of collaboration to address workplace bullying in healthcare.

If you would like to propose a specific challenge or problem for discussion, please email Jorn Bettin.

For further information and and registration please visit the S23M workshop page on the HiNZ conference website. 

Who should attend?
Health sector managers, clinicians, health informaticians, eHealth project managers, academics, innovators, and government personnel 

The Open Space is facilitated by Jorn Bettin and Andrew Shewring from S23M, to create an inclusive environment that encourages divergent thinking, mutual trust, and interdisciplinary learning – three ingredients that are in short supply in most organisations.

As is customary during Open Space workshops, attendees may choose to participate in one or in multiple working groups during the event. Often some attendees remain focused on one working group, whilst others choose to divide their time between multiple working groups.

New Zealand Respiratory Conference 2018

22nd Nov 2018 - 23rd Nov 2018, Pullman Hotel, Auckland

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The New Zealand Respiratory Conference is an annual event, which was established in 1998, and is the largest gathering, networking event, and hui of GP's, nurses, specialists, educators and health professionals with an interest in respiratory health in New Zealand.

The theme ‘A wave of knowledge in the respiratory space’ will focus on increasing knowledge in evidence based best practice, showcasing how we can implement this into our everyday working lives and ultimately improve client health outcomes.

This year sees the launch of the first ‘Respiratory Health Update for General Practitioners.’ This full day session supported by The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) will run alongside the NZRC 2018 Respiratory Conference.

This highly regarded event will consist of experts from across the health spectrum sharing insights, knowledge and best practice.


NZRC2018 registrations are now open. Please click on the following link to register NZRC2018 registration.

Please note early bird rates are available until Monday 27 August 2018.

For more information, visit their website. 

Patient Deterioration New Zealand: Current state and future developments

29th Nov 2018 - 30th Nov 2018, Holiday Inn Auckland Airport, Auckland


Jointly hosted by the Health Quality & Safety Commission and the Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS), this two-day conference will bring together nursing and medical staff, quality professionals, educators and leaders within health care.Together we will explore many aspects of patient deterioration in the New Zealand context. This includes the New Zealand early warning score, communication skills for ‘difficult conversations’, and patient, family and whānau escalation.

Confirmed keynote speaker is Associate Professor Daryl Jones - a leader in implementing and researching recognition and response systems in Australia. Daryl is an Intensive Care Specialist at Austin Health and is Associate Professor at Monash University. He is also an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne and an advisor to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1996. Daryl has an interest in improving the recognition of, and response to deteriorating patients. His current research includes sepsis and end of life care. Recently, he has revealed that sepsis is an important precipitant for MET calls at Austin Health. In-hospital sepsis is associated with a high risk of death. 

Go direct to HSQC's website to register or for more information.



Cancer Care at a Crossroads Conference

31st Jan 2019 - 1st Feb 2019, Te Papa, Wellington

You are invited to Wellington in 2019 for a very special event.

Cancer Care at a Crossroads Conference
Planning for high quality, best value, integrated and equitable care in New Zealand.

In response to a time of unprecedented change, uncertainty and opportunity, the University of Otago (Wellington) and Cancer Society of New Zealand, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and New Zealand Society for Oncology are convening a landmark cancer control conference to address challenges in cancer care, equity, prioritisation, and cancer control.

The Cancer Care at a Crossroads Conference will :

  • Bring together the brightest minds and most influential personalities from across the cancer control continuum.
  • Draw knowledge and experience from international contexts that have faced similar problems to us.
  • Paint a picture of the current major challenges that we face, and identify possible solutions to these challenges.
  • Provide a forum for debate, and an opportunity to build networks and bridges across the continuum.
  • Bring together funders, academics, clinicians and providers, policy leaders, and decision makers.

International guest speakers are world-class thought leaders in cancer control and service improvement.

Professor Richard Sullivan, Professor of Cancer & Global Health at Kings College London (KCL) led the Lancet Oncology Commission on Delivering Affordable Cancer Care in High Income Countries, and most recently the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery 2030, Lancet Series on Women’s Equity, Health and Cancer and the Lancet Oncology Commission on Global Cancer Surgery.

Rami Rahal, Executive Director, Cancer Control at Canadian Partnership Against Cancer in Toronto Canada. He combines expertise in healthcare management information and evidence-based decision support, with particular interest in cancer system performance measurement. He has led a number of workshops and courses on system performance measurement and evidence based policy at both the national and international levels.

The conference will be opened by the Minister of Health Hon Dr David Clark, with Dr Ashley Bloomfield (Director General of Health) delivering a plenary presentation on the opening morning. Other domestic speakers include Professor John Potter, Dr Nina Scott, Professor Diana Sarfati, Dr Richard Sullivan, Professor Parry Guilford, Dr Christopher Jackson, Ms Shelley Campbell, Prof Kath McPherson and many others.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website: Cancer Care at a Crossroads Conference. Places will be limited.