Conferences in Australia and New Zealand

Cate Swannell
Med J Aust || doi: 10.5694/mja18.1501C2
Published online: 15 January 2018

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10-12   RANZCO 31st Annual Registrars’ Conference and Teaching Course – Oculoplastics,            Sydney, NSW

18-19   ANZCA Airway CAM Cadaveric Airway Course, Sydney, NSW

20-21   Focused Cardiac Ultrasound workshop, Perth, WA

22-25   Ultrasound in anaesthetics workshop, Broadbeach Waters, QLD

24-25  Nerve blocks workshop, Broadbeach Waters, QLD

29 Jan-2 Feb    11th Australasian Conference on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management in conjunction with Australasian Computer Science Week,                                        Brisbane, QLD





1-2       It’s just breastfeeding: how did it get so complicated? Melbourne, VIC

1-3       EMAC – Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, Sydney, NSW

3-4       RACEplus: Rapid assessment by cardiac echo plus, Otago, NZ

4-8       World Congress on Phlebology, Melbourne, VIC

5-6       It’s just breastfeeding: how did it get so complicated? Gold Coast, QLD

5-8       Australian Pain Society Pain Management Multidisciplinary Workshop: the problem of     pain, Sydney, NSW

6          RACGP Vic: Walking on Thin ICE: Methamphetamine in General Practice, Geelong, VIC

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

7-13     Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians Annual Scientific Conference, Surfers Paradise, QLD

8-9       It’s just breastfeeding: how did it get so complicated? Sydney, NSW

8-9       Sydney Ultrasound and Bronchoscopy Workshop, Sydney, NSW

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

9-11     ANZAN EEG Course and ESA Epilepsy Clinical Course, Melbourne, VIC

10-11   20th Retina International World Congress, Auckland, NZ

12-15   Australian Pain Society Pain Management Multidisciplinary Workshop: the management             of pain, Sydney, NSW

13        RACGP WA: CPR Course for GPs, West Leederville, WA

13        Melanoma Institute Australia Ultimate Melanoma Masterclass, Sydney, NSW

15-17   27th Annual Scientific Meeting Australasian Brachytherapy Group, Sydney, NSW

17           4th Australian Paediatric Society Allergy Masterclass, Melbourne, VIC

17           RACGP Vic: Introduction To Point-of-care Ultrasound for GPs, TBA

17           2018 ADS Practical Skills Course, Melbourne, VIC

19-20     Indigenous People and Cancer: a shared agenda for Aotearoa, Australia, and Pacific nations,         Wellington, NZ

20-21     Queensland Disability Support Workers Conference, Brisbane, QLD

21-22     University of Otago Anxiety and Depression Workshop, Christchurch, NZ

23-24   The Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society ASM, Sydney, NSW

23-24   3rd PICET Obstetric Intensive Care Symposium, Adelaide, SA

23-24   Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society Scientific Meeting, Sydney, NSW

23-24   RANZCO 35th Annual ANZ Cornea Society and Eye Bank Meeting, Sydney, NSW

23-25   AOA Victoria Branch 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting and Annual General Meeting,           Lorne, VIC

23-25   Sydney Private Practice “Comprehensive” 2018, Sydney, NSW

24        2nd RBWH Preoperative Patient Blood Management Symposium, Herston, QLD

24        RACGP: Starting a Private Practice, North Sydney, NSW

24        RACGP: Introduction To Point-of-care Ultrasound for GPs, TBA

24-25   ARACUS 2018, Perth, WA

24-27   70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand,    Canberra, ACT

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

26 Feb-2 Mar  Leadership and Innovation in Health 2017, Melbourne, VIC

28 Feb-2 Mar  ACEM Evidence Review in Emergency Medicine 2018, Wollongong, NSW




1              Lung in a day: one-day ultrasound course, Ivanhoe, VIC

1-3          TSANZ New Zealand Train the Trainer Course, Auckland, NZ

2-3          ASOHNS Paediatric Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) Workshop, Brisbane,   QLD

2-3          ANZCA Tasmanian ASM: Out of the comfort zone, Hobart, TAS

2-4          Pathology Update 2018, Sydney, NSW

2-4          Medical Parents of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Melbourne, VIC

3              Society for Paediatric Anaesthesia in New Zealand and Australia Update Meeting 2018,                   Melbourne, VIC

3              ANZCA/ASA Tasmanian ASM, Hobart, TAS

3              RANZCO Victoria Branch ASM, Carlton, VIC

4              ANZICS Paediatric Study Group Meeting, Noosa, QLD

5              ANZICS Intensive Care Research Coordinator Workshop, Noosa, QLD

6-8          ANZICS Clinical Trials Group 20th Annual Meeting, Noosa, QLD

7-9          Internal Medicine Society Of Australia And New Zealand Autumn Scientific Meeting 2018,              Tauranga, NZ               

7-9          New Zealand General Paediatric Forum, Auckland, NZ

7-9          AAFPS Symposium and Dissection Workshop on Facial Rejuvenation and Rhinoplasty, Perth, WA

8-10       Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society XVIII Annual Scientific Meeting,          Melbourne, VIC

8-11       APSCVIR 2018, Auckland, NZ

9              Tri-Nation Alliance International Medical Symposium 2018, Sydney, NSW

9-10       RANZCP Section of Youth Mental Health Annual Conference: Innovation and Implementation,      Noosa, QLD

9-10       Australia and New Zealand Strabismus Society Meeting, Sydney, NSW

9-11       Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 68th ASM, Perth, WA

9-11       Perth Private Practice “Comprehensive” 2018, Perth, WA

13-16     Australian Breastfeeding Association 2018 Health Professional Seminar Series, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne

14-18     UroGynaecological Society of Australasia Annual Scientific and General Meeting in association     with the CFA SA Branch, Adelaide, SA

15-16     AOA Continuing Orthopaedic Education: How I do it – an update for the generalist, Hobart, TAS

16           Continence Foundation Australia South Australia ASM, Adelaide, SA

16-17     RANZCO NSW Branch ASM, Lovedale, NSW

17           RACGP: Introduction To Point-of-care Ultrasound for GPs, TBA

17-18     2018 New Zealand Association of General Surgeons conference, Paihia, NZ

18-19     New Zealand Cornea and Contact Lens Society Annual Conference, Wellington, NZ

19-22     Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group 30th ASM, Hobart, TAS

20           RACGP Vic: Walking on Thin ICE: Methamphetamine in General Practice, Sale, VIC

21-23     2018 Australian Healthcare Week, Sydney, NSW

21-24     Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 9th Biennial Scientific          Conference: Empowerment and Partnership, Auckland, NZ

23           PSANZ SANDA Workshop-Upskilling yourself on fetal movement advice and management and                 communicating with bereaved parents, Auckland, NZ

23-27     Annual Scientific Meetings of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide, SA

24           Trauma Tasmania 2018: Brains, backs and bones, Hobart, TAS

24-25     Abdominal Radiology Group Australia and New Zealand Meeting 2018, Melbourne, VIC

24-25     PSANZ IMPACT Network Subcommittee Meeting co-hosting with the New Zealand ON TRACK       Network, Auckland, NZ

24-25     Rural Health West Annual Conference 2018: Mental health care for our communities, Perth, WA

25-28     12th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, Sydney, NSW

25-28     Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Congress, Auckland, NZ

27-29     Exercise and Sports Science Australia Research to Practice 2018, Brisbane, QLD

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




4-6          2018 ANZICS New Zealand Regional ASM, Auckland, NZ

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

8-11       Australian Pain Society 38th and New Zealand Pain Society Conjoint ASM, Sydney, NSW

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

11-12     6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium: Outback Infront, Canberra, ACT

11-12     Australian Telehealth Conference 2018, Sydney, NSW

11-12     Molecular Microbiology Meeting 2018, Sydney, NSW

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

11-18     Pain Revolution 2018: Rural Outreach and Cycling Tour, various venues

13-15     12th Annual Update in Paediatric Emergencies, Noosa, QLD

15-19     International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases, Melbourne, VIC

17           RACGP Vic: Walking on Thin ICE: Methamphetamine in General Practice, Warrnambool, VIC

18           GEM SEM 2018, Brisbane, QLD

18-20     New Zealand Population Health Congress 2018, Auckland, NZ

20-24     12th Congress of the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology, Melbourne, VIC

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

27-29     Spine Society of Australia 29th Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, SA

28-29     Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand PGC, Melbourne, VIC

29 Apr-1 May     Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand ASM, Melbourne, VIC




1-4          New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes, Hamilton, NZ

2-4          Toxicology and Poisons Network Australasia Scientific Meeting, Sydney, NSW

4-6          Melbourne Private Practice “Comprehensive” 2018, Melbourne, VIC

5              Melbourne Ophthalmic Alumni Meeting, Fitzroy, VIC

5              Toxic Issues in Acute Care - Wikitox Course, Sydney, NSW

5-6          Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group 2018 ASM: Upper limb and spine imaging, Gold Coast, QLD

5-8          ANZCA/ASA/NZSA Obstetric Anaesthesia SIG Meeting, Sydney, NSW

6              ANZCA Faculty of Pain Medicine Refresher Course Day and Faculty Dinner, Sydney, NSW

7-11       Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress 2018: Reflecting on what really matters, Sydney, NSW

7-11       ANZCA ASM, Sydney, NSW

9              ANZCA Airway Management SIG Meeting, Sydney, NSW

10-12     Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases ASM, Surfers Paradise, QLD

11           Bendigo Regional Critical Care Conference 2018, Bendigo, VIC

11-12     RANZCO New Zealand Branch ASM, Auckland, NZ

12           RACGP SA: Introduction To Point-of-care Ultrasound for GPs, TBA

13-17     RANZP Congress 2018: Becoming well together: Partnerships in health, Auckland, NZ

14-16     RACP Congress 2018: Disruption for Health Futures, Sydney, NSW

15           RACGP Vic: Walking on Thin ICE: Methamphetamine in General Practice, East Melbourne, VIC

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

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

26           AGES Laparoscopic Pelvic Anatomy Demonstration Workshop, Brisbane, QLD

26-27     Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists Meeting, Melbourne, VIC

27           Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society Pelvic Anatomy Dissection Cadaveric                 Workshop, Brisbane, QLD

29 May-1 Jun     Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists 2018 ASM, Darwin, NT

30 May-1 Jun     Choosing Wisely Australia: National Medicines Symposium, Canberra, ACT

31 May-2 Jun     Combined meeting: Australian Orthopaedic Association Continuing Orthopaedic                                                                 Education Conference and the 2018 Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine                                 Society Congress, Sydney, NSW




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

8-10       AOA Queensland 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Noosa, QLD

9-10       RANZCO Tasmanian Branch ASM, Hobart, TAS

14-16     2nd International Conference and Expo on Cataract and Advanced Eye Care, Melbourne, VIC

15-16     ANZCA Rural SIG Meeting, Ayers Rock Resort, NT

16-17     Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand Snapshots 2018, Melbourne, VIC

18           World Continence Week

22-23     ASOHNS Head and Neck Cadaver Dissection Course, Brisbane, QLD

22-24     2018 Australasian Orthopaedic Trauma Society meeting, Noosa, QLD

23-24     Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society Trainee Workshop, Sydney, NSW

27-29     Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2018,                Sydney, NSW




TBA        AMSA National Convention 2018, Perth, WA

1-4          Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators Conference, Hobart,       TAS

4-7          Australian Society of Gynaecologic Oncologists ASM 2018, Taupo, NZ

9-11       20th Asia Pacific Diabetes Conference: Therapeutic Approaches for Diabetes Management and    Endocrine Complications, Sydney, NSW

12-13     Hematologists Global Summit 2018, Sydney, NSW

12-14     RANZCO Paediatrics SIG ASM, Noosa Heads, QLD

16-18     21st World Nursing Education Conference, Melbourne, VIC

20           AOA South Australia/Northern Territory Branch Annual Scientific Meeting, Darwin, NT

22           ASOHNS 2018 Robert Guerin Memorial Annual Trainees Meeting, TBA

27-28     WA TSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting, Floreat, WA

28           Sydney Eye Hospital Alumni Association 12th Biennial Meeting, Sydney, NSW

28           Annual ANZCA/ASA Combined CME Meeting, Melbourne, VIC

29 Jul-1 Aug        Health Informatics Society of Australia HIC 2018, Sydney, NSW





2-4          Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society Pelvic Floor Symposium, Brisbane,    QLD

2-5          RANZCO Queensland Branch ASM, Main Beach, QLD

15-17     TSANZ NZ Branch Annual Scientific Meeting, Queenstown, NZ

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

27           ANZICS 9th Annual Winter Research Forum, Sydney, NSW

29 Aug-2 Sep     Society for Paediatric Anaesthesia in New Zealand and Australia 2018 Annual                                                       Conference, Darwin, NT

30 Aug-1 Sep     2018 Annual Conference of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society                                of Australasia, Melbourne, VIC

30 Aug-1 Sep     Frontiers 2018 - The Art, Science and Future of Otorhinolaryngology, Cairns, QLD




3-5          11th World Congress on Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders, Auckland, NZ

6-7          Australian Association of Developmental Disability Medicine 2018 Conference, Sydney, NSW

6-8          Triennial Masters' Symposium on Functional and Aesthetic Rhinoplasty, Sydney, NSW

10-12     BMJ International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare, Melbourne, VIC

13-14    NOSA Annual Meeting 2018, Melbourne, VIC

13-16     Neuro-Ophthalmology Society of Australia (NOSA) 34th Clinical & Scientific Meeting and                 NeuroVision Training Weekend, Melbourne, VIC

14           ASID/ESCMID Course on Infectious Diseases in Pregnant Women, Fetuses and Newborns,              Sydney, NSW

14-16     Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (IMSANZ) Conference 2018, Hobart, TAS

15-16     Neurovision, Melbourne, VIC

16-19     RANZCOG 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, SA

21-23     ANZCA Combined SIG Meeting, Byron Bay, NSW




2-5          SSEM 2018, Daydream Island, QLD

5-6          ANZCA Cardiac Thoracic Vascular and Perfusion SIG Meeting, Adelaide, SA

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

7-11       Australian Orthopaedic Association ASM 2018: Better Patient Outcomes, Perth, WA

10-12     IHF World Hospital Congress 2018, Brisbane, QLD

11-13     ANZICS/ACCCN Intensive Care ASM, Adelaide, SA

11-14     RACGP: GP18, Gold Coast, QLD

16-19     71st Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Queenstown, NZ

21           Pain Interest Group Nursing Issues Professional Development Day, Sydney, NSW

24-27     27th National Conference on Incontinence, Hobart, TAS

25-27     ANZCA Perioperative Medicine SIG Meeting, TBA

25-28     2018 RANZCR ASM, Canberra, ACT

26-28     Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and Rural Doctors Association of Australia:         Rural Medicine Australia 2018, Darwin, NT




1-3          Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgical Society Focus Meeting, Canberra, ACT

8-10       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

17-21     50th Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of           Ophthalmologists, Adelaide, SA

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

21-24     6th Asia-Oceanian Conference of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine combined with the             Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand's 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, NZ

23-25     Queensland Hand Surgery Society Conference, Noosa, QLD

26-28     1st International Motor Impairment Conference, Sydney, NSW




1              Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society Pelvic Anatomy Dissection Cadaveric Workshop, Brisbane, QLD







1-2          Australia and New Zealand Strabismus Society Meeting (Squint Club), Parkville, VIC

22-24     ASOHNS 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, South Brisbane, QLD

25-30     International Neuromodulation Society 14th World Congress, Sydney, NSW

27-30     8th World Glaucoma Congress, Melbourne, VIC




18-21     Australasian College of Dermatologists Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, VIC




29 Sep-2 Oct       18th Biennial Clinical Neurophysiology Workshop, Gold Coast, QLD




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







16-18   Australasian College of Dermatologists Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, SA






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




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





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