Updated 24 Oct: Calendar of conferences in Australia and New Zealand

Cate Swannell
Med J Aust || doi: 10.5694/mja18.0110C3
Published online: 1 October 2018

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24-26     44th International Mental Health Nursing Conference: Mental health is a human right, Cairns,       QLD

24-26     Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand – New Zealand Section Meeting 2018,    Palmerston North, NZ

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, Melbourne, VIC

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           New Zealand Sports Medicine Conference 2018, Nelson, NZ

26-27     Innovations in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Conference, Melbourne, VIC

26-27     2018 RACP Northern Territory ASM: Vulnerable populations, Darwin, NT

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

27           Alfred Pain Symposium: Opioids: friends or foes, Melbourne, VIC

27-28     Acute Stroke Treatment Seminar, 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

31 Oct-1 Nov      2nd Annual National NDIS Mental Health Conference, Melbourne, VIC




1-2          HNEkidshealth Conference 2018, Newcastle, NSW

1-3          International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections Asia Pacific Sexual Health Congress   2018, Auckland, NZ

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

2              2018 RACP Tasmanian Conference, Burnie, TAS

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

2-3          2018 New Zealand Melanoma Summit, Auckland, NZ

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

4-7          Australasian Genomic Technologies Conference, Glenelg, SA

6-9          5th National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference, Adelaide, SA

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

7-9          Paediatric Society of New Zealand 70th ASM 2018, Nelson, NZ

7-9          Australian Association for Adolescent Health 2018 Youth Health Conference, Gold Coast, QLD

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

9              Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth: Creating the Healthiest Nation Through Addressing Inequality Forum, Sydney, NSW

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

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

13-14     6th National Brain Injury Conference, Brisbane, QLD

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

18-20     Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society Conference, Hobart, TAS

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

20-21     Food Futures Conference, Brisbane, QLD

20-21     2nd National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference, 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

21-23     New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology ASM 2018, Dunedin, NZ

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

22           Bond University Sustainable Healthcare Awards 2018, Gold Coast, Queensland

22-23     New Zealand Respiratory Conference 2018, Auckland, NZ

22-23     2nd World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference, Perth, WA

23           RECOVER Forum 2018: Innovation in rehabilitation, South Brisbane, QLD

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

23-25     Australia and New Zealand Conference on Sarcopenia and Frailty 2018, Dunedin, NZ

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

26-29     8th Gathering of Healing Our Spirit Worldwide, Sydney, NSW

27           Osteoarthritis Summit, Canberra, ACT

27           2nd Annual Conference of the Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders, Noosa, QLD

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

28-30     40th Annual Society for Mental Health Research Conference: Collaboration, Noosa, QLD

29 Nov-1 Dec     ASID New Zealand Annual Meeting, Dunedin, NZ

30           2018 International Indigenous Allied Health Forum, Sydney, NSW




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

1              RACP South Australian ASM, Adelaide, SA

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

3-4          Stop Domestic Violence Conference, Gold Coast, QLD

4-5          NSW Hip Festival 2018, Sydney, NSW

4-6          3rd Global Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Congress, Sydney, NSW

7              Doctors Assisting in South Pacific Islands Annual Charity Ball, Sydney, NSW







World Congress on Inflammation, Sydney, NSW




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

15-16     Vitamin C Symposium 2019, Auckland, New Zealand

23           Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine NZ Symposium 2019, Waipuna, 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

1-3          International Medicine in Addiction Conference, Melbourne, VIC

6-8          International Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand Autumn Scientific Meeting 2019,  Auckland, NZ

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

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

20-23     International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT) Meeting, Auckland, NZ

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

24-27     15th National Rural Health Conference, Hobart, TAS

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

25-26     No More Harm National Conference: Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination, Gold Coast, QLD

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

30 Apr-3 May     Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Winter Symposium 2019, Rotorua, NZ




TBA        RACP Congress 2019, Auckland, NZ

5-7          20th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College of Phlebology, Cairns, QLD

13-15     Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference: Prevention, treatment, recovery, Gold Coast,                QLD

16-18     ASID Annual Scientific Meeting 2019, Darwin, NT

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

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

30-31     Nextcare Health Conference, Brisbane, Queensland




17-20     Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference, TBC

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




3-6          Human Genetics Society of Australasia 43rd ASM, Wellington, NZ

8-11       67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide, SA

9-11       13th Annual Australia and New Zealand Endovascular Therapies Meeting, Adelaide, SA

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

2-4          AIDA Conference 2019, Darwin, NT

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




5-7          Preventing Overdiagnosis, 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

  • Cate Swannell



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