Calendar of conferences in Australia and New Zealand

Med J Aust || doi: 10.5694/mja17.0708C3
Published online: 7 August 2017

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7-8          ANZICS 2017 Safety and Quality Conference: The deteriorating patient, Sydney, NSW

10-11     AVHEC – Australasian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference 2017, Cairns, QLD

10-12     Pathology Horizons, Cairns, QLD

11-13     ACD 5th 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     11th Colorectal Cancer Conference 2017: A multidisciplinary approach, Melbourne, VIC

18-19     Medico-Legal Society of Queensland 2017 Annual Conference: When yes means no, Gold Coast, QLD

19           Perinatal Mental Health Symposium, Melbourne, VIC

19-20     iHeartScan Advanced, Melbourne, VIC

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

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

21-23    National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Misuse Conference, Brisbane, QLD

21-23     National Indigenous Colour of Justice Conference, Brisbane, QLD

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

21-27     Be Medicinewise Week

22-23     Healthcare Leaders Forum, Sydney, NSW

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

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

29           CICM Communication course, Melbourne, VIC

29           Data and Innovation Collaboration Network Meeting, Brisbane, QLD

30 Aug-1 Sep     2017 Australian Diabetes Society/Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, WA

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

31 Aug-3 Sep     5th World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases, Gold Coast, QLD




1              Epworth HealthCare 8th 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 2017 Conference, Darling Harbour, NSW

1-2         Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS) & Blepharoplasty Australia 3rd Triennial Masters Symposium on Blepharoplasty and Facial Rejuvenation, Sydney, NSW

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          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 2017 Congress: See the light, Sydney, NSW

9-10       ANZCA/ASA SA NT Burnell Jose Visiting Professionals ASM: Anaesthesia and you: understanding human factors and optimising performance, Rowland Flat, SA

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

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

14           RUOK? Day

14           2017 Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference, Sydney, NSW

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

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

15-17     ASBDD Biennial Conference: Better treatments, better outcomes, Melbourne, VIC

15-17     ANZAAG Symposium: Perioperative drug hypersensitivity – working together to keep patients safe, Auckland, NZ

16           Epworth Healthcare Perioperative Medicine Symposium, Melbourne, VIC

17-20     2017 Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand 2nd ASM, Canberra, ACT

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

21-22     Big Data and Analytics Innovation Summit: Maximise the Potential of Your Big Data Initiatives, Sydney, NSW

25-27     RANZP New Zealand National Conference 2017: Uniting the pathways, Tauranga, NZ

25-27     9th International Global Virus Network Meeting, Melbourne, VIC

27-29     Joint 2017 ACHSM/ACHS Asia-Pacific Congress: The winds of change, adjust your sails, Sydney, NSW




4-6          Global Alcohol Policy 2017 Conference: Mobilising for change: Alcohol policy and the evidence for action, Melbourne, VIC

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

4-6          2017 Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Adelaide, SA

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

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

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

14-15    RANZCP Victorian Branch Conference, Marysville, VIC

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

18-19     7th National Borderline Personality Disorder Conference 2017: From stigma, to strength, Perth, WA

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: Growing minds: The early origins of mental health and disorder, Adelaide, SA

19-22     2017 RANZCR ASM: Explore the extraordinary, Perth, WA

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

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

24-27     Australian Association of Practice Managers National Conference: The magic of management, Perth, WA

26-28     GP17 RACGP Annual conference, Sydney, NSW

26-28     SPANZA 2017 Conference, Perth, WA

27-28     6th Annual Neuropsychiatry and Behavioural Neurology Conference, Sydney NSW

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

29-31     ISPE’s 10th Asian Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology, Brisbane, QLD

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




1-3          10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference: Shifting priorities: balancing acute and primary care services, Gold Coast, QLD

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

2-4          Perioperative Medicine SIG Congress 2017: Cancer surgery and perioperative medicine: prehab to rehab, Sydney, NSW

3              Swinburne Body Image and Related Disorders (BIRD) Conference, Hawthorn campus, Melbourne, VIC

8-11       NZ Anaesthesia ASM 2017: Fear and excitement, Rotorua, NZ

9-10       RANZP Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Conference 2017, Queenstown, NZ

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

12-15     22nd Australian and New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum: Singing from the same songsheet, Brisbane, QLD

13-14     Global Experts Meeting on Gastroenterology, Melbourne, VIC

13-15     Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 2017 ASM: Immunotherapy: molecules and mountains, Sydney, NSW

13-19     Antibiotic Awareness Week

15-17     Hospital in the Home Society of Australasia ASM: Changes, challenges and opportunity, Melbourne, VIC

16-17     National NDIS Mental Health Conference, Sydney, NSW

17-19     National Histology Conference, Hobart, TAS

19-23     Australasian College for Emergency Medicine 34th ASM: Impossible is just a perspective, Sydney, NSW

20-21     11th International Conference on Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology: Novel development and applications in immunology and immunopharmacology, Melbourne, VIC

20-22     28th International Conference on Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017: Modernising and accomplishing mental wellness through psychology and psychiatric empathy, Melbourne, VIC

20-24     Psychiatry Update 2017, Christchurch, NZ

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

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

27-29     6th National Closing the Gap Indigenous Health Conference, and 2017 National Indigenous Mental Health Conference, Cairns, QLD

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

8-10       Entheogenesis Australis Outdoor Psychedelic Symposium, Eildon, VIC





4-8       World Congress on Phlebology, Melbourne, VIC

7-9       National Indigenous Men’s Health Conference, National Indigenous Women’s Wellbeing Conference, Sydney, NSW

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

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

25-28   World Psychiatric Association 2018 Thematic Conference: Innovation in Psychiatry: Effective interventions for health and society, Melbourne, VIC




2-4          Pathology Update 2018, Sydney, NSW

8-11       APSCVIR 2018, Auckland, NZ

28-30     7th National Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference, Gold Coast, QLD




7-8          2018 Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand 13th ASM, Sydney, NSW

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: Becoming well together: Partnerships in health, Auckland, NZ

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

20-23     5th Asian and Oceanic Regional Congress on Radiation Protection, Melbourne, VIC




7-9          Rural Doctors Association of Queensland 29th Annual Conference, TBC




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

8-10       RANZCP Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age and the Asian Society Against Dementia Conference 2018, Melbourne, VIC

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

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






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






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




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







  • Swannell



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