Hospice New Zealand

Courses & conferences

Training opportunities

University of Auckland

Please click here to view information on the Postgraduate Palliative Care studies.

University of Canterbury

Please click here to view information on the Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care.

Whitireia New Zealand

Please click here to view information on the Postgraduate Certificate in Hospice Palliative Care.

Wintec, Waikato Institute of Techonology

Please click here to view information on the Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice (Level 8), which includes a Palliative Care Module.  

International Conferences

Care Search Australia

has a very comprehensive list of palliative care conference information - please click here to visit their website.

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Palliative Care Australia

Conference 2017: Connection with Community
6-8 September 2017, Adelaide, Australia

For more information, please click here. 


National Conferences and Symposia

Palliative Care Tool Kits for Residential Aged Care
Australian & New Zealand Perspectives 1-day Workshop 

24 February 2017, 8.30am - 4.30pm
Tamaki Innovation Campus, University of Auckland, 261 Morrin Rd, St Johns, Auckland

Please plan on joining us for an informative workshop exploring Palliative Tool Kits for aged residential care. This is presented through the University of Auckland Te Arai Palliative Care Research Group supported by Hospice New Zealand.

This one day workshop includes a half-day presentation discussing the Australian Aged Care Palliative Approach Tool Kit from Peter Jenkins, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner.

The day will also include Dr Michal Boyd discussing the preliminary results of the New Zealand End of Life with Dementia Research (ELDER) and how these results can be translated into practice. Also included will be presentations from New Zealand teams that are successfully integrating aged residential care and specialist palliative care services.

We hope you can join us for this day that will provide information that can be directly applied to aged care palliative care of older people.

Costs: $95 (GST incl.) for the day. Inquiries and RSVP to Tessa Morgan: t.morgan@auckland.ac.nz

Movember Foundation NZ

Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM): An Introductory Training Workshop for Healthcare Professionals
10-11 March 2017,  Auckland, New Zealand

The Movember Foundation, through its TrueNTH program, is sponsoring a Managing Cancer and Living Meaningful (CALM) training program in Auckland on March 10th-11th at the Amora Hotel.

Please see the flyer below for more details.

Please note that the Movember Foundation will fund the workshop and two nights of accommodation for those who are flying into Auckland (Thurs 9th and Friday 10th March). Attendees will need to fund their own travel to Auckland.

Register your interest to be sent an application. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis as they have limited spaces available.

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Tuch: andrea.tuch@movember.com

Click here for more information on the CALM initiative that was created in Canada by Dr Gary Rodin and Dr Sarah Hales from the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

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The Australian & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM)

ANZSPM Aotearoa Trainee Day
11 March 2017, Hamilton, New Zealand

Full day's training aimed at palliative medicine trainees.

Further details are available via the ANZSPM website



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New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Cancer Nurses College

Conference 2017: Cancer Nursing Under Construction
11-13 May 2017, Christchurch, New Zealand 

The 'Cancer Nursing Under Construction' conference offers a variety of sessions with the aim of providing you, as a health professional involved in care of people living with cancer, tools to fill your cancer care toolbox. Delegates will be enriched with novice to expert classes, plenaries and concurrent speakers through education, research, technology, community and wellness topics. The conference will enable delegates to explore their cancer knowledge, strengthen clinical skills and resources for the future development of cancer care in New Zealand.

For more information and to register, please click here.


The Australian & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM)

2017 ANZSPM Aotearoa Annual Conference and AGM
11-13 August 2017, Nurse Maude Hospice, Christchurch, New Zealand

11 August 2017: Trainee Day
12-13 August 2017: Conference

Further details will become available via the ANZSPM website nearer the time of event.


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Palliative Care Nurses New Zealand (PCNNZ)

Conference 2017: Through the Looking Glass - Reflections and Predicitions in Palliative Care
9-10 October 2017, Wellington, New Zealand

For more information, please visit the PCNNZ website.

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