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Conferences, Events and Hui
Our conference listings outline upcoming health and health research events that will be of interest to people working in the health sector and health research community.
The ‘cost’ of sugar public forum | Auckland
16 March 2017
Clinical Education Centre | Auckland City Hospital | 7-9pm | Free
This public forum examines the wide-ranging impacts of sugar in our society. Renowned broadcaster, Kim Hill, will chair an expert panel and take questions from the audience to tease out what we really know about this complex and controversial topic.
Jointly sponsored by: A Better Start National Science Challenge, Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research, and Healthier Lives National Science Challenge
The diabesity crisis: how can we make a difference? | Auckland
17 March 2017
Clinical Education Centre | Auckland City Hospital | 9am-5pm | Cost: $50
Register now for this symposium, showcasing the latest national and international research on diabetes and obesity. Jointly organised by two National Science Challenges—A Better Start and Healthier Lives—and the University of Otago’s Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, this event will focus on how preventive actions and treatments can make a difference to the rising tide of diabesity.
Women in Pharma and Medical Leadership Summit 2017 | Auckland
21-23 March 2017
This leadership summit includes inspiring case studies from industry experts who will discuss their own career challenges and successes. This unique event will encourage you to push the boundaries, break through the barriers, and lead a successful team with confidence and authenticity.
Download the event brochure for more information.
15th World Congress on Public Health | Melbourne, Australia
3–7 April 2017
Melbourne | Australia
The Public Health Association of New Zealand would like to encourage public health workers and leaders everywhere in the Asia-Pacific region to submit an abstract to this World Congress and to attend if they can.
The World Congress will attract researchers, practitioners, academics, administrators, policy makers, industry representatives, students and stakeholders from around the globe, but it will naturally have a strong Asia-Pacific focus.
This creates a unique and wonderful opportunity for people in this region to demonstrate their public health initiatives, challenges, opportunities, collaborations and advancements. It will also be an opportunity for us all to learn from what our peers in the region have achieved and experienced.
The call for abstracts is now open and closes 26 August 2016. Abstracts can be submitted at the World Congress website: www.wcph2017.com/call-for-abstracts.php.
NZ Society for the Study of Diabetes - Annual Scientific Meeting | Dunedin
2-5 May 2017
This annual scientific meeting is the premier meeting of the NZ Society for the Study of Diabetes, with invited international and national experts giving plenary sessions and focused topic reviews. There are also scientific presentations by clinicians and basic scientists in oral and poster fora.
The special interest group study days are held on 2 May 2017, and include programmes for diabetes nurse specialists, dietitians, and podiatrists, as well as a registrar training day, a primary care day, and sessions for those with an interest in paediatric diabetes.
Registrations are now open. Abstracts close on 17 February 2017.
New Zealand Wound Care Society 8th National Conference | Rotorua
18-20 May 2017
Energy Events Centre | Rotorua
Clearing the air – Dispelling myths and misconceptions in wound care
- Professor Keryln Carville
- Associate Professor Geoff Sussmann
- Professor Rod MacLeod
- Anti-microbial dressings
- Sharps debridement
- Complex pain management
- Burns care
- Diabetic foot management
See the New Zealand Wound Care Society's conference website for more information and to register.
International Neonatology Association Conference | France
7-9 July 2017
The Conference Scientific Committee is planning cutting edge sessions and workshops on clinically relevant topics like neonatal transition, birth asphyxia and brain protection, congenital malformations, newer diagnostic tools for infections and genetic defects, nutritional management of the high-risk neonate, and cutting edge approaches to respiratory management. They are once again inviting distinguished speakers from around the world, representing the very best in the field of neonatal-perinatal medicine. Additionally, they will have presentations, both oral and poster, from colleagues representing all missions in the field giving you an opportunity to interact with leading clinicians, educators and researchers in Neonatology.
New Zealand Association of Clinical Research 2017 Conference | Auckland
17-18 August 2017
The Pullman Hotel | Auckland
Theme: Innovation in research and clinical trials
The New Zealand Association of Clinical Research (NZACRes) is the professional association for clinical researchers and clinical research-related staff in New Zealand. The association was formed to foster and promote clinical research by bringing together members of the clinical research community to discuss issues and create collaborative solutions for our industry. Membership includes an extremely broad range of clinical research roles across a number of organisational types, including pharmaceutical companies, clinical research organisations, regulatory bodies, university and hospital-based staff.
Call for abstracts for the 2017 conference will open on 20 February 2017. Registrations open on 3 April 2017.
For more information, see the conference website.
Medical Science Conference | Queenstown
4-6 September 2017
Queenstown (part of Queenstown Research Week)
The Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci) will again be held as an anchor meeting of Queenstown Research Week (QRW), providing delegates with the opportunity to attend other QRW meetings at reduced cost.
MedSci will continue to deliver a first-class programme incorporating student prize competitions, plenary speakers, symposia, and ample programming of oral, poster, and infoblitz presentations selected from abstracts.
Plenary speaker and symposia proposals need to be forwarded to Justin Dean before 6 February 2017.