Calendar of conferences in Australia and New Zealand

Cate Swannell
Med J Aust || doi: 10.5694/mja18.2105C2
Published online: 21 May 2018

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24-27     College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand ASM 2018, Hobart, TAS

26           AGES Laparoscopic Pelvic Anatomy Demonstration Workshop, Brisbane, QLD

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

26-27     INSPIRE 2018, 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: 10th National Medicines Symposium, Canberra, ACT

30 May-1 Jun     GPDU18: Learning, peer support, advocacy, Gold Coast, QLD

31           RACGP WA: Managing data safety in GP practices workshop, Perth, WA

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




1              Monash Children’s Hospital 15th Paediatric Update: Clinical Conundrums, Melbourne, VIC

2              Melbourne Children’s Clinical Paediatric Update 2018, Melbourne, VIC

6              RACGP Tas: Let’s talk women’s health: Menopause, HRT and dysmenorrhea, TBC

6-9          2018 Port Douglas Heart Meeting and Expo, Port Douglas, QLD

7              6th Mabel Research and Policy Forum, TBC

7-8          2018 International Dementia Conference: Mission Impossible: truth and lies in the age of choice                 Sydney, NSW

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

8              RACGP WA: Clinical cases and conversations, Perth, WA

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

9              RACGP WA: Addiction medicine, Fremantle, WA

9-10       RANZCO Tasmanian Branch ASM, Hobart, TAS

9-10       Critical Care Imaging Interpretation 2018, Brisbane, QLD

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

15           RACGP Social Network, Alice Springs, NT

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

15-16     RACGP Vic Women in GP Committee: A sexual health medley: detect, prevent and treat,                 Melbourne, VIC

15-17     Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Non-Surgical Symposium 2018, Gold Coast, QLD

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

18           World Continence Week

21-23     Renal Society of Australasia annual conference: Lighting the path to success, Adelaide, SA

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

23-24     Oncology Imaging Interpretation 2018, Sydney, NSW

24-28     Missioncraft 2018 Leadership in Disaster Relief Workshop, Melbourne, VIC

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

27-29     SimGHOSTS 2018, Sunshine Coast, QLD

28-29     Introduction to Healthcare Research, Melbourne, VIC

29           Essential Biostatistics, Melbourne, VIC




TBA        AMSA National Convention 2018, Perth, WA

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

1-4          Australian Society for Microbiology ASM 2018, Brisbane, QLD

4-5          Sax Institute: Knowledge mobilisation 2018, Sydney, NSW

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

8-10       Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group 10th Anniversary ASM   2018, Sydney, NSW

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

13-15     Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand ASM 2018, Cairns, QLD

13-15     RANZP Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Conference, Brisbane, QLD

15-19     25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development        2018, Gold Coast, 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

23-24     AGES Trainee Workshop, Sydney, NSW

26-28     Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society 20th and the International Society for                 Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Joint ASM 2018, Melbourne, VIC

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

27-28     SWAN 2018: Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery Conference, Sydney, NSW

27-29     Pharmaceutical Society of Australia PSA 18 Conference, Sydney, NSW

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

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

28           Australian ADHD Professionals Association 2nd Annual Conference, Sydney, NSW

28-29     General Practice Conference and Exhibition, Perth, WA

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

30-31     ANZICS Safety and Quality Conference, Melbourne, VIC

30 Jul-1 Aug        Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association 28th ASM, Brisbane, QLD





1-3          Medical Oncology Group of Australia ASM 2018, Adelaide, SA

1-5          International Society for Heart Research 2018 ISHR-AUS Section Meeting, Brisbane, QLD

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

2-4          Australian Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology 44th ASM: Women’s Health, Lives                and Rights, Sydney, NSW

2-5          CSANZ 2018: 66th ASM of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane, QLD

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

3-4          AGES XIX Pelvic Floor Symposium 2018, Brisbane, QLD

3-5          12th Annual Australia and New Zealand Endovascular Therapies Meeting, Brisbane, QLD

4-7          Human Genetics Society of Australasia 42nd ASM 2018: Building bridges, Sydney, NSW

7-10       Stroke Society of Australasia 28th ASM, Sydney, NSW
8-10       Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association 19th International Mental Health Conference 2018, Gold Coast, QLD

10-12     Stoller: A Comprehensive Review in Musculoskeletal Imaging 2018, Melbourne, VIC

14-16     Otitis Media Australia 2018: Closing the gap with hearing, Darwin, NT

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

15-18     17th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin, Sydney, NSW

16-17     Colorectal Cancer Conference 2018, Melbourne, VIC

16-19     16th International Congress of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology 2018,               Brisbane, QLD

17-19     Endocrine Society of Australia Clinical Weekend 2018, Adelaide, SA

17-19     RANZP Section Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurostimulation 2018 Conference, Yarra Valley    Lodge, VIC

19-22     Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology ASM 2018, Adelaide, SA

22-24     Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association ASM 2018, Adelaide, SA

24-26     Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society 2018, Adelaide, SA

24-26     Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Psychotherapy Annual           Conference 2018, Adelaide, SA

24-26     Seminars in Paediatric Neuroimaging 2018, Adelaide, SA

26-29     Don’t Forget the Bubbles Acute Paediatric Conference 2018: Science + story, Melbourne, VIC

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

27-31     14th International Congress of Neuroimmunology 2018, Brisbane, QLD

28-30     Australian College of Nursing National Nursing Forum, Gold Coast, QLD

28-31     The MHS Conference 2018: Hear the whisper, not the roar: reform, reflect and review, Adelaide,                SA

29-31     GeneMappers 2018, Noosa Heads, QLD

29-31     Neurosurgical Society of Australasia ASM 2018, Gold Coast, QLD

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

31 Aug-2 Sep      22nd Australasian Menopause Society Congress 2018, Brisbane, QLD




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

3-5          Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists 56th ASM 2018, Sydney, 2018

4-8          Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy 29th ASM 2018, Canberra, ACT

5-6          International Emergency Care Conference, Melbourne, VIC

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

6-7          Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society ASM 2018, Melbourne, VIC

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

6-8          Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (IMSANZ) Conference 2018,         Queenstown, NZ

6-8          RANZCP Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Conference 2018: Torts and chains: adventures in                Forensic Psychiatry, Sydney, NSW

6-9          Australian and New Zealand Society for Palliative Medicine 2018: New frontiers, Sydney, NSW

8-10       Australian Gastroenterology Week 2018, Brisbane, QLD

8-12       Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology 54th ASM 2018, Sydney, NSW

9-12       Fertility Society of Australia Annual Conference 2018, Melbourne, VIC

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

11-13     GPTEC 2018: Switch on, Adelaide, SA

12-14     Australia and New Zealand Child Neurology Society 7th ASM 2018, Perth, WA

13-14    NOSA Annual Meeting 2018, Melbourne, VIC

13-15     57th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS), Sydney,     NSW

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

14-16     General Practice Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, QLD

14-16     39th Australasian Dermatopathology Society ASM, Adelaide, SA

14-16     Australian Psychosis Conference, Sydney, NSW

15-16     Neurovision, Melbourne, VIC

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

17-18     PharmaAus18, Canberra, ACT

20-23     Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists Symposium, Melbourne, VIC

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

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

24           The 6th Australian Health Economics Doctoral Workshop, Hobart, TAS

24-26     Australasian HIV and AIDS Conference 2018, Sydney, NSW

25-26     The 40th Annual Australian Health Economics Society Conference, Hobart, TAS

26-28     AIDA Conference 2018: Vision into action, Perth, WA




2-5          SSEM 2018: Peripheral Hospitals Emergency Medicine Conference, Daydream Island, QLD

2-6          32nd International Papillomavirus Conference, Sydney, NSW

4-6          International Society for Hip Arthroscopy 2018 ASM, Melbourne, VIC

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

5-6          Australasian Melanoma Conference 2018, Melbourne, VIC

5-7          Australasian Trauma Society 22nd ASM, Perth, WA

6-8          MRI – Upper and Lower Limb Interpretation Workshop 2018, Sydney, NSW

6-9          Australian Society of Anaesthetists National Scientific Congress 2018, Adelaide, SA

7-10       Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM) Annual Scientific            Meeting 2018: Perspectives in Occupational Health, Melbourne, VIC

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

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

10-13     Sports Medicine Australia 2018, Perth, WA

11-12    Sydney Cancer Conference, Sydney, NSW

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

11-13     Melbourne International Breast Congress, jointly held with the Australasian Society for Breast      Disease, 4th World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer and Breast Surgeons of Australia          and New Zealand, Melbourne, VIC

11-14     RACGP: GP18, Gold Coast, QLD

12-14     Australasian Military Medicine Association 27th Conference: Armistice to Afghanistan: Evolution of military healthcare, Canberra, ACT

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

16-19     Australian and New Zealand Burn Association ASM 2018, Brisbane, QLD

17-20     Australasian Sleep Association Sleep DownUnder 2018, Brisbane, QLD

17-20     Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons 22nd Annual Conference 2018, Noosa,    QLD

17-20     Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ Faculty of Child and Adolescent            Psychiatry Conference 2018, Perth, WA

18-20     Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting          2018, Perth, WA

19-20     2018 RACS Victorian Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, VIC

20-21     Australasian College of Legal Medicine 2018 ASM: Personal injury law, Sydney, NSW

21-24     Combined ASM of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Australian and       New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and the Thrombosis and Haemostasis Society of       Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane, QLD

22-24     Australasian Epidemiological Association 31st ASM, Fremantle, WA

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

24-27     General Practice and Acute Medicine Update Refresher, Melbourne, VIC

25-26     Emergency Nurse Leadership Program, Melbourne, VIC

25-27     ANZCA Perioperative Medicine SIG Meeting, TBA

25-27     Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Colon and Rectal Surgery             Section of the RACS Spring Colorectal Meeting 2018, Fremantle, WA


25-28     2018 RANZCR 69th ASM, Canberra, ACT

25-28     Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and Rural Doctors Association of Australia:         Rural Medicine Australia 2018, Darwin, NT

26-28     Australian Anaesthesia Allied Health Practitioners 3rd National Conference, Sydney, NSW

28 Oct-1 Nov      Cutaneous Biology 2018, North Stradbroke Island, QLD

31 Oct-2 Nov      20th Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group ASM 2018, Brisbane, QLD




1-4          General Practice and Acute Medicine Update Refresher, Brisbane, QLD

2-3          Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgical Society Focus Meeting, Canberra, ACT

3-4          14th National Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference 2018, Brisbane, QLD

7-9          Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Together Achieving Better Health Conference,         Penrith, NSW

7-10       RANZCP Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age and the Asian Society Against Dementia Conference       2018, Melbourne, VIC

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

9              Health Information Technology, Perth, WA

10-17     2018 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Sydney, NSW

11-14     11th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Sydney, NSW

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

16-18     General Practice Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC

17-18     Critical Care Imaging Interpretation 2018, Noosa Heads, QLD

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

21-22     2nd Australasian FASD Conference 2018, Perth, WA

21-23     11th Hospital in the Home ASM: LEARN: Lead, engage, aspire, research, negotiate, Brisbane, QLD

21-23     Australian Association of Gerontology Conference 2018, Melbourne, VIC

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

21-24     Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law 2018 Annual Conference: Sins of the past: reflections and future directions, Hobart, TAS

21-24     General Practice and Acute Medicine Update Refresher, Sydney, NSW

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

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

27-28     7th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation: Ensuring value in research, Sydney,         NSW




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

2-6          Australasian Society for Immunology 47th ASM 2018, Perth, WA







TBA        12th Australasian Conference on Health Informatics and Knowledge                                                         Management

14-16     31st Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation International Conference,   Canberra, ACT




TBA        The Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society ASM

8-10       Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians Annual Scientific Conference, Queenstown,               NZ

25 Feb-1 Mar     Leadership and Innovation in Health, Melbourne, VIC




TBA        Medical Parents of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Gold Coast, QLD

TBA        Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 10th Biennial Scientific       Conference, Perth, WA

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

7-10       New Zealand Pain Society ASM, Christchurch, NZ

17-20     Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Congress, Gold Coast, QLD

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

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

27-28     9th Annual Australian Healthcare Week, Sydney, NSW

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

29 Mar-2 Apr     Annual Scientific Meetings of The Australia and New Zealand Society of Respiratory                                          Science and The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Gold Coast, QLD




7-10       2019 Australian Pain Society 39th ASM, Gold Coast, QLD

11-13     Biennial meeting of the Asia Pacific Society of Sexual Medicine, Brisbane, QLD

12-15     ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2019, Melbourne, VIC

13-16     Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand 72nd ASM, including the ANZUNS 24th annual        meeting, Brisbane, QLD




TBA        RACP Congress 2019, Auckland, NZ

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

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




18-20     Global Health Security 2019, Sydney, NSW

25-28     International Society on Early Intervention Conference 2019: Research to practice in early              intervention: an international perspective, Sydney, NSW




27-30     Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand PGC and ASM, Sydney, NSW




12-16     17th Deaf Blind International World Conference 2019, Gold Coast, QLD




7-8          Rural Dermatology Meeting, Orange, NSW

15-19     14th World Congress on Inflammation, Sydney, NSW

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




TBA        RACGP conference, GP19

14-18     World Congress of Intensive Care, Melbourne, VIC

20-23     11th Development Origins of Health and Disease World Congress, Melbourne, VIC




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







2-4       Exercise and Sports Science Australia Research to Practice 2020, Perth, WA




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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