2021 Conference for General Practice

The Conference for General Practice is the only national conference that is presented by college members, for college members. The 2021 programme has been selected with GPs and rural hospital doctors in mind and will provide a wide range of educational and informative sessions. The theme for this year's conference is:

"Building for the future - transforming the health sector. Ka mate kāinga tahi, ka ora kāinga rua (from adversity comes opportunity to make change)."

The 2021 Conference for General Practice will be held at the TSB Arena and Shed 6 in Wellington from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 August. 

Register here. 

Online Study Session - Peripheral Neuropathy and Pharmaceutical management

The Aotearoa College of Diabetes Nurses (NZNO) and the NZSSD Pharmacy and Diabetic Foot Special Interest Groups welcome you to their online study session on peripheral neuropathy and pharmaceutical management. 

The session will include:

  • A demonstration on how to carry out a foot examination 
  • A discussion on diabetic neuropathic pain pathophysiology and treatment options by pain specialist pharmacist Vanessa Brown 
  • Presentations of diabetic foot neuropathy case histories by clinical nurse manager Bobbie Milne and lead podiatrist at Waikato DHB Claire O'Shea
  • A discussion on assessment and treatment options. 

Held via zoom, this online study session will occur on Wednesday 11 August, 4pm-6pm. Registrations close Friday 6 August. 

Register here.

Heart failure therapy: from past to present

He Ako Hiringa welcomes you to attend our free webinar, presented by cardiologist Dr Raewyn Fisher. 

Dr Fisher is a general cardiologist with experience in echocardiography and angiography and has a special interest in heart failure, disease prevention and teaching. She is the clinical lead for Northland DHB cardiology, and the current chair of the Cardiac Society Heart Failure working group. Dr Fisher has been a member of the CSANZ regional committee for many years, having had input into local heart failure care pathways. She is passionate about developing equitable care for all heart failure patients and providing education to healthcare providers about improving heart failure management.

Dr Fisher’s webinar will cover

  • How the development of various disease-modifying therapies has significantly improved heart failure outcomes
  • An overview of how to practically use these medicines in your patients
  • How the funding changes to cilazapril might affect your patients, and alternative options
  • A case study: switching a patient from cilazapril.

This webinar will occur on Thursday 12 August from 7pm-8pm. 

Register here.

South GP CME 2021

The South General Practice Conference and Medical Exhibition is confirmed for 2021.  All practitioners, nurses, managers, and health professionals are invited to attend.

The conference will focus on short, sharp, and to the point clinical updates.

South GP CME will be held at the Christchurch Arena from Thursday-Sunday, 19-22 August 2021.

Register here.  

Primary Care Update 2021 - Goodfellow

The Goodfellow Unit will be hosting a full online webinar day on Saturday 11 September.

Suitable for primary care nurses, GPs, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and nurse prescribers, this webinar day will cover the updates to primary care in 2021. You can look forward to presentations including Dr Ryan Paul's discussion on the new diabetes medicines.

The Goodfellow Unit Primary Care Update 2021 is endorsed for up to 5.5 CPD points by the New Zealand Royal College of General Practitioners and up to 5.5 hours of professional development by the College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ). 

Register here.

New Zealand Women in Medicine Conference

The inaugural New Zealand Women in Medicine (NZWIM) conference will take place at Te Papa in Wellington with the theme "Kotahitanga me Manaakitanga - Celebrating strength in our unity, supporting our community."

During the conference you can look forward to social events, workshops, and presentations from speakers such as Dr Ashley Bloomfield and associate health minister Ayesha Verrall.

The NZWIM conference will be held at Te Papa from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 September 2021. 

Register here. 

Nurse Practitioners New Zealand Bi-Annual Conference

NPNZ is pleased to invite you to their bi-annual conference.

Held in Masterton, the theme of this conference is “the 20th anniversary of Nurse Practitioners in New Zealand; celebrating our anniversary and looking ahead to being a key part of healthcare’s future”. 

The NPNZ Bi-Annual Conference will be held on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 October 2021, at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park Wairarapa. Pre-conference workshops will occur on Wednesday 20 October.

Register here

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HQSC Quality improvement scientific symposium 2021

The Health Quality and Safety Commission's 7th annual scientific symposium will be held in Christchurch. 

This year's theme is 'Whakahohe, whiria te muka tangata | Recharge, inspire and connect'. Executive director of Māori and Pacific health Hector Matthews will give the keynote address, focusing on challenging and inspiring healthcare improvement leaders to enact tino rangatiratanga through authentic partnerships with Māori. 

The symposium will be held at the Rydges Latimer Christchurch on Wednesday 17 November 2021. Abstract submissions are now open and will close on Tuesday 10 August 2021.

Register here.