Calendar of conferences in Australia and New Zealand

Cate Swannell
Med J Aust || doi: 10.5694/mja17.0506C2
Published online: 5 June 2017

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1-2 NSW branch of Australian Resuscitation Council and Take Heart: Resus @ The Park, Sydney, NSW

1-3 2nd Structural Heart Disease Asia Pacific Symposium, Auckland, NZ

1-3 ASSBI 40th Annual Brain Impairment Conference, Melbourne, VIC

2-4 41st ASM of the Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology, Darling Harbour, NSW

3 Epworth Healthcare Cancer Services Clinical Institute Symposium: Recent Advances in Cancer Therapies and Cancer Survivorship, Melbourne, VIC

3 Adelaide Iron Symposium: From Primary to Tertiary Care, Adelaide, SA

3-4 Focused Cardiac Ultrasound/ECHO Workshop, Melbourne, VIC

3-4 EMCORE 2017, Melbourne, VIC

3-4 2017 ANZSRS Retina Symposium, Sydney, NSW

4-8 19th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Ottis Media, Gold Coast, QLD

6-8 Parent Engagement Conference, Melbourne, VIC

7 Lung Ultrasound, Melbourne, VIC

12-13 International Summit on Vaccines and Immunology, Brisbane, QLD

13 Timing is Everything: Annual Conference of the Perinatal Mortality Review Committee, Wellington, NZ

14-17 RACMA Winter Forum, Incorporating the World Federation of Medical Managers, Melbourne, VIC

15-16 COE: Shoulder and Elbow, Canberra, ACT

15-17 Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Annual Congress, Adelaide, SA

16 Epworth Healthcare Second Musculoskeletal Clinical Institute Symposium: The Shoulder, Melbourne, VIC

19 Australasian Health and Medical Journal Editors’ Network and Australian National Data Service One-Day Event, Sydney, NSW

19-21 Renal Society of Australasia Annual Conference 2017, Sydney, NSW

20-22 Tinnitus 2017, Melbourne 2017

20-23 5th MR in RT Symposium 2017, Sydney, NSW

21 ANZCA Approved Anaphylaxis & CICO Emergency Response Workshop, Frankston, VIC

21-22 Infection Prevention and Control Victoria, Melbourne, VIC

22-25 Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Non-surgical Symposium 2017, Gold Coast, QLD

23 Crisis Management in Obstetric Anaesthesia and Neonatal Resuscitation, Sunshine, VIC

23-25 2017 Trauma Society Meeting, Hamilton Island, QLD

24-25 Focused Cardiac Ultrasound/ECHO Workshop, Surfers Paradise, QLD

26-27 2017 No More Harm National Conference, Brisbane, QLD

27 AHHA Data and Innovation Collaboration Network Meeting, Perth, WA

27 AHHA Health Law Evening, Perth WA

28 AHHA Mental Health Network Meeting, Perth, WA

28-30 CSANZ New Zealand ASM 2017, Hamilton, NZ

29 Introduction to Research Methods, Melbourne, VIC

30 Introduction to Biostatistics, Melbourne, VIC

30 Jun-2 Jul RANZCOG Qld/NSW Regional Scientific Meeting, Cairns, QLD


1-2 iHeartScan, Melbourne, VIC

6-9 Australia and New Zealand Society of Neuroradiology ASM 2017, Darwin, NT

7-8 2017 Rural SIG Meeting, Broome, WA

7-9 ODMA 2017, Sydney, NSW

11-13 Interventional Radiology Society of Australasia ASM 2017, Port Douglas, QLD

11-14 Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators 2017 Conference, Adelaide, SA

11-14 Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine 15th Biennial Conference, Melbourne, VIC

13-15 RANZCO Paediatric Special Interest Group Scientific Meeting, Noosa, QLD

16-18 The Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate ASM, Melbourne, VIC

17-19 12th Asian Obesity Specialists and Endocrinologists Annual Meeting, Melbourne, VIC

17-19 9th World Congress on BA/BE Studies and Biowaivers, Melbourne, VIC

20 CICM Fellow Education Workshop, NSW

20-22 Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC), Melbourne, VIC

20-22 Diabetes Asia Pacific 2017: 12th Asia Pacific Diabetes Conference and Expo, Melbourne, VIC

22 Medical Imaging Anatomy Course, Melbourne, VIC

22-23 Emergency Skills Ultrasound, Melbourne, VIC

22-23 General Practice Conference and Exhibition, Perth, WA

23-26 Cardiac Thoracic Vascular and Perfusion SIG Meeting, Queenstown, NZ

23 Focused Cardiac Ultrasound TOE, Queenstown, NZ

23 Focused Cardiac Ultrasound TTE, Queenstown, NZ

23 Lung Ultrasound, Queenstown, NZ

24-25 17th International Conference and Exhibition on Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology in Health Care, Brisbane, QLD

24-26 8th World Conference on Pharmacology and Toxicology, 10th Asia-Pacific Pharma Congress, Melbourne, VIC

24-26 World Congress on Nursing Care 2017, Melbourne, VIC

24-28 Missioncraft 2017: Leadership in Disaster Relief, Melbourne, VIC

26-28 Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) Course, Wellington, NZ

26-29 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Winter Symposium, Rowland Flat, SA

26-29 APCCN 2017 – Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition, Adelaide, SA

27-28 The Australian Winter School Conference: Connecting the Alcohol and Drugs Sector, Brisbane, QLD

27-28 ANZBMS/IFMRS/JSBMR Combined Meeting, Brisbane, QLD

27-30 RNZCGP Conference for General Practice and Quality Symposium, Dunedin, NZ

28 QRME Ltd Mental Health Skills Training: Equip Participants With the Knowledge and Skills to Effectively Assess and Manage Patients Presenting With Mental Health Concerns, Toowoomba, QLD

28-29 Lancet Summit: COPD and Lung Cancer, Perth, WA

29 Ageing 2017: A Conversation, Sydney, NSW

29-30 NZCCP 28th National Conference, Queenstown, NZ

29-30 Ophthalmology Updates! Conference 2017, Sydney, NSW

31 Jul-2 Aug World Congress on Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Melbourne, VIC

31 Jul-2 Aug International Meeting on Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice, Melbourne, VIC

31 Jul-2 Aug Pharmaceutics Meeting 2017 – Global Experts Meeting on Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Systems, Melbourne, VIC


2-6 Australian Society of Cataracts and Refractive Surgeons, Hamilton Island, QLD

4 Anaesthetic Emergency Responses Workshop (ALS + CICO), Sunshine, VIC

4-5 RANZP Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Conference 2017, Melbourne, VIC

4-5 ASPOG 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, QLD

4-5 AGES XVII Pelvic Floor Symposium: Challenging Times, Adelaide, SA

4-6 2017 RANZCR NZ Branch ASM, Nelson, NZ

5-8 41st Human Genetics Society of Australasia ASM, Brisbane, QLD

6 Human Genetics Society of Australasia General Practice Education Day, Brisbane, QLD

6-9 Health Informatics Society of Australia, Brisbane, QLD

7-8 ANZICS 2017 Safety and Quality Conference: The Deteriorating Patient, Sydney, NSW

9 Peri-Arrest, Melbourne, VIC

10-12 Pathology Horizons, Cairns, QLD

11-13 ACD Rural Dermatology Meeting, Broome, WA

16 ANZCA Approved Anaphylaxis & CICO Emergency Response Workshop, Frankston, VIC

16 FUSE Vascular, Melbourne, VIC

16-19 NZDSI Annual Conference, Queenstown, NZ

17-18 Colorectal Cancer Conference 2017, Melbourne, VIC

19-20 iHeartScan Advanced, Melbourne, VIC

19-23 2017 Australia and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine ASM, Fremantle, WA

21-23 2017 Australian Diabetes Society/Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, WA

21-23 18th International Mental Health Conference, Gold Coast, QLD

21-25 CT-Acute Medical and Surgical Interpretation 2017, Queenstown, NZ

21-27 Be Medicinewise Week

22 RANZCO Human Research Ethics Committee Meeting, Sydney, NSW

22-23 Healthcare Leaders Forum, Sydney, NSW

23-25 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia 2017, Queenstown, NZ

24 Paediatric Anaesthesia Crisis Management Course (PACMaC), Wellington, NZ

24-26 2017 Annual Meeting of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia, Auckland, NZ

25-27 38th Australasian Dermatopathology Society ASM, Melbourne, VIC

26-27 Focused Cardiac Ultrasound/ECHO Workshop, Melbourne, VIC

28-30 DFTB17: Making a difference, Brisbane, QLD

29 CICM Communication course, Melbourne, VIC

30 Aug-2 Sep 18th Asia-Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference, Melbourne, VIC

31 Aug-2 Sep 5th World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases, Gold Coast, QLD


1 Epworth HealthCare Eighth Obstetrics & Gynaecology Clinical Institute Symposium, Melbourne, VIC

1 QRME Ltd Cultural Safety Training: Developing positive, respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, create a culturally safe practice, administer the PIP – Indigenous Health Incentive, Toowoomba, QLD

1-2 Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders, Darling Harbour, NSW

1-2 Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS) & Blepharoplasty Australia Masters’ Symposium on Blepharoplasty and Facial Rejuvenation, Sydney, NSW

1-2 2017 Medico Legal Society Meeting, Sydney, NSW

1-3 Managing Obstetric Emergencies & Trauma (MOET) Course, Wellington, NZ

1-3 General Practice Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, QLD

2-3 QRME Ltd Advanced Lift Support: build participants’ knowledge, skills and confidence when responding to rural general practice emergencies, Toowoomba, QLD

5-7 11th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference, Cairns, QLD

6-7 6th Annual International Emergency Care Conference, Melbourne, VIC

6-8 Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) Course, Wellington, NZ

6-8 2017 Australian Palliative Care Conference: Connection with community, Adelaide, SA

6-8 10th ANZSIN Meeting, Darwin, NT

8 The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre Resuscitation Update, Melbourne, VIC

8-10 Joint Neuroanaesthesia and Trauma SIG Meeting, Byron Bay, NSW

8-10 International Cornea and Contact Lens Congress, Sydney, NSW

9-10 ANZCA/ASA SA NT Burnell Jose Visiting Professionals ASM, Rowland Flat, SA

12-14 AACB 55th Annual Scientific Conference: Time sensitive testing, Melbourne, VIC

13-14 Big Data and Analytics Innovation Summit: Maximise the Potential of Your Big Data Initiatives, Sydney, NSW

13-15 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Auckland, NZ

14 RUOK? Day

14 CICM Fellow Education workshop, TAS

14-15 3rd Australian Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Newcastle, NSW

14-16 Australasian Doctors’ Health Conference, Sydney, NSW

14-16 Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference 2017, Hobart, TAS

14-17 Neuro-Ophthalmology Society of Australia 33rd Clinical and Scientific Meeting and NeuroVision Training Weekend, Sydney, NSW

15 Crisis Management in Obstetric Anaesthesia and Neonatal Resuscitation, Sunshine, VIC

15-17 RANZP Faculty of Psychotherapy Conference 2017, Ayers Rock, NT

15-17 ASBDD Biennial Conference, Melbourne, VIC

16 Epworth Healthcare Perioperative Medicine Symposium, Melbourne, VIC

16-17 ANZAAG Symposium, Auckland, NZ

20-22 6th APAC Forum: Lead the change you want to see, Gold Coast, QLD

20-23 AIDA Conference 2017: Family, unity, success, 20 years strong, Pokolbin, NSW

23 Trauma Radiology Course, Brisbane, QLD

25-27 RANZP New Zealand National Conference 2017, Tauranga, NZ

27-29 Joint 2017 ACHSM/ACHS Asia-Pacific Congress, Sydney, NSW

29-30 ASM and Education Meeting of the Paediatric Society of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD


2-4 16th Global Pathologists Annual Meeting, Melbourne, VIC

4 FUSE Vascular, Melbourne, VIC

4-6 Global Alcohol Policy Conference, Melbourne, VIC

4-6 Australasian Gastro-intestinal Trials Group 19th Annual Scientific Meeting, Cairns, QLD

6-8 AORA ASM 2017, Adelaide, SA

7-10 ASA National Scientific Congress 2017, Perth, WA

8-12 AOA 77th ASM and AGM, Adelaide, SA

9-13 Activity Based Funding Conference 2017 and 33rd Patient Classification Systems International Conference 2017, Sydney, NSW

11-13 42nd Australian and New Zealand ASM in Intensive Care and the 23rd Annual Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Conference: ICU: Thinking outside the flags, Gold Coast, QLD

12-14 The Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society ASM, Brisbane, QLD

12-15 2017 Combined Orthopaedic Knee Societies Meeting, Noosa, QLD

13-16 RCPA 47th Annual Scientific and Business Meeting, Canberra, ACT

12-14 EMAC (Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises) Course, Melbourne, VIC

12-14 APELSO 2017: ECMO and beyond (the future of mechanical support), Gold Coast, QLD

16 Focused Cardiac Ultrasound TTE, Melbourne, VIC

16-18 3rd International Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Melbourne, VIC

17-19 Queensland Hand Surgery Society Conference, Noosa, QLD

18-21 9th World Congress of Melanoma and 14th International Congress of the Society for Melanoma Research, Brisbane, QLD

18-21 RACMA 2017 Conference: Past reflections, future directions, Melbourne, VIC

19-22 RANZP Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2017, Adelaide, SA

19-22 2017 RANZCR ASM, Perth, WA

20 Crisis Management in Obstetric Anaesthesia and Neonatal Resuscitation, Sunshine, VIC

20-22 QRME Ltd OSCE Intensive Examination & Communication Workshop: helps candidates focus on their communication skill, Toowoomba, QLD

21-22 Focused Cardiac Ultrasound/ECHO Workshop, Sydney, NSW

23 10th Asian Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology, Brisbane, QLD

24-27 Australian Association of Practice Managers National Conference, Perth, WA

26-28 GP17 RACGP Annual conference, Sydney, NSW

26-28 SPANZA 2017 Conference, Perth, WA

28 Epworth HealthCare Seventh Cardiac Sciences Clinical Institute Symposium, Melbourne, VIC

28 Oct-1 Nov 49th RANZCO Annual Scientific Congress, Perth, WA

29 Oct-1 Nov RANZCOG Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, NZ


1-3 10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Gold Coast, QLD

1-3 Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) Course, Wellington, NZ

1-3 Epilepsy Society of Australia 31st Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, WA

2-4 Perioperative Medicine SIG Congress 2017

8-11 NZ Anaesthesia ASM 2017, Rotorua, NZ

8-11 RANZP Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Conference 2017, Queenstown, NZ

10 Anaesthetic Emergency Responses Workshop (ALS + CICO), Sunshine, VIC

10-12 General Practice Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC

12-15 The 22nd Australian and New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum, Brisbane, QLD

13-15 Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 2017 ASM, Sydney, NSW

13-19 Antibiotic Awareness Week

15 Focused Cardiac Ultrasound TOE, Melbourne, VIC

15-17 Hospital in the Home Society of Australasia ASM, Melbourne, VIC

16 RANZCOG AGM, Melbourne, VIC

16-18 EMAC (Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises) course, Melbourne, VIC

17-19 National Histology Conference, Hobart, TAS

18-19 iHeartScan, Melbourne, VIC

19-23 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, 34th ASM, Sydney, NSW (provisional dates)

20-22 9th International Conference on Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology, Melbourne, VIC

20-22 Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017, Melbourne, VIC

20-24 Psychiatry Update 2017, Christchurch, NZ

21-23 Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC), Melbourne, VIC

23-26 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology Congress 2017, Sydney, NSW

26-29 APCCN 2017 – Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition, Adelaide, SA

27-28 New Anaesthetic Registrars Crisis Management (NARCM) Course, Wellington, NZ

29-30 Innovate Alzheimers – Alzheimers and Dementia, Brisbane, QLD

29-30 International summit on medical, pharma and drug studies, Brisbane, QLD

30 Nov-2 Dec Mercy Perinatal Global Obstetrics Update 2017, Melbourne, VIC


1-2 International summit on infectious diseases and antibiotics, Brisbane, QLD

2-3 Focused Cardiac Ultrasound/ECHO Workshop, Melbourne, VIC

3-6 Australasian Neuroscience Society annual meeting, Sydney, NSW

6 AHHA Data and Innovation Collaboration Network Meeting, Dubbo, NSW

7-8 CPET and Prehabilitation Symposium: Incorporating POETTS (UK) accredited CPET course, Melbourne, VIC

7-12 Melbourne Neuro and Orthopaedic MRI Course, Melbourne, VIC

9-10 Perioperative Medicine Symposium, Melbourne, VIC

February 2018

4-8 World Congress on Phlebology, Melbourne, VIC

9-10 4th International 4 Corners of Cardiology Meeting, Melbourne, VIC

23-24 PICET Obstetric Intensive Care Symposium, Adelaide, SA

25-28 WPA 2018 Thematic Conference, Melbourne, VIC


2-4 Pathology Update 2018, Sydney, NSW

8-11 APSCVIR 2018, Auckland, NZ


11-13 2nd International Selection in the Health Professions Conference, Melbourne, VIC

22-27 Hunter Paediatric Society Conference, Palm Cove, QLD


7-11 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress 2018 with the ANZ College of Anaesthetists, Sydney, NSW

13-17 RANZP Congress 2018, Auckland, NZ

18-22 Australasian College of Dermatologists ASM, Gold Coast, QLD


15-18 World Congress on Cancers of the Skin, Sydney, NSW


13-14 NOSA Annual Meeting 2018, Melbourne, VIC

15-16 Neurovision, Melbourne, VIC


6-9 ASA National Scientific Congress 2018, Adelaide, SA

10-12 2018 World Hospital Congress, Brisbane, QLD

25-28 2018 RANZCR ASM, Canberra, ACT


7-10 New Zealand Anaesthesia Annual Scientific Meeting 2018, Auckland, NZ

13-15 Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 2018 ASM, Perth, WA

18-22 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, 35th ASM, Perth, WA

November 2019

17-19 10th World Congress of Itch, Sydney, NSW

November 2021

10-13 XIII International Congress of Dermatology, Melbourne, VIC


TBA FIGO World Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Sydney, NSW

  • Cate Swannell



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