Allied Health, Scientific & Technical Conference • 9–11 May 2018 • Te Papa, Wellington

Call for Abstracts

Registration Information

Welcome to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.

Stella-Ward
Stella Ward
Executive Director of Allied Health Canterbury and West Coast DHB
Sue Waters
Sue Waters,
Chief Health Professional Officer, Auckland DHB

The Allied Health, Scientific and Technical (AHS&T) workforce encompasses over 50 professional groups working across all health and disability services, and employed in both the public and private sectors.

AHS&T professionals are vital not only in the effective delivery of patient assessments, but also acute and rehabilitation treatment services and the delivery of necessary patient support services such as sterile supplies.

The workforce makes up 16% of DHB employees, as compared with 13% Medicine and 38% Nursing (2016 figures) and also has a significant footprint in the private sector.

The AHS&T workforce comprises at least 30,000 individual professionals working across the health, education, justice and private industry sectors.

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" This important conference is themed under the overarching banner of the New Zealand Health Strategy"

The 2018 Allied Health Conference theme is “Live Well, Stay Well, Get Well with Allied Health” in conjunction with the 2016 New Zealand Health Strategy.

It aims to bring together this diverse and vital workforce to learn from each other and to build on the strengths of providing for the wellbeing of the New Zealand public, of what the professions share, as well as the uniqueness of each individual professional group.

The conference is themed under the overarching banner of the New Zealand Health Strategy, and will build on the sub-themes of:

  • People powered
  • Closer to home
  • Value and high performance
  • One team, and
  • Smart systems

The benefit of this conference is the diversity of the healthcare workforce that it captures. It captures many of the traditional “therapy” professions such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy, the scientific grouping such as laboratory scientists and the technical grouping such as medical radiation technologists.

Co-convenors:
Stella Ward, Executive Director of Allied Health Canterbury and West Coast DHB
Sue Waters, Chief Health Professional Office, Auckland DHB

Key Dates:

Take note of these Important Dates. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Registration opens:

    Friday 23rd February 2018

  • Deadline for abstract submission:

    Friday 16th March 2018

  • Notification of acceptance:

    Wednesday 21st March 2018

  • Early registration deadline:

    Monday 9th April 2018

  • Conference begins:

    Wednesday 9th May 2018

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