Post conference breakfast forums

9.00am - 12.00pm  Network members breakfast forum
Gallery rooms 1 & 2

10.00am - 12.00pm  Student breakfast forum
Gallery room 3

 

Our breakfast forums are a catered event and space is limited. In fairness for others, please only register for a breakfast if you plan to attend and organise your travel accordingly. If you register for a breakfast or any other function session and can no longer attend please let Emma (registration@conference.nz) know so your place can be offered to another delegate. 

 

Preconference day

 
8.00am - 5.30pm  Registration desk open
7.00pm  Doctors' and nurses' dinner

Meetings 

 
8.30am - 1.30pm

Rural Hospital Medicines update
9.30am - 12.00pm

RHAANZ board meeting
4.00pm - 5.00pm 

Kaumaatua Hui
5.00pm - 7.00pm NZRGPN board meeting
   

Workshops 

 
10.00am - 4.00pm Rural Research Day – RNZCGP rural GP chapter

Programme will be released in the new year. If you would like to present at the research day, please email your abstract to charlotte@conference.nz

Cost: $25 for students and registrars, $85 for everyone else, includes catering

10.00am - 12.30pm
Goodyarn workshop
Facilitated by Dana Carver, Wellness & Wellbeing Programme Leader

This workshop is a collaboration between WellSouth and DairyNZ. It is aimed to broaden the understanding of mental wellbeing, the stigmas that are attached to mental illness and how employees and colleagues can manage their own mental health too.

Cost: $30, includes morning tea

10.00am - 12.00pm Bayer Contraception workshop
Facilitated by Dr Orna McGinn 

Orna is a UK trained GP with qualifications in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She works part time as a GP in East Auckland and also teaches on the Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Auckland.

New Zealand currently has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the OECD, having overtaken the USA in recent years. Despite this, no formal training exists in this country to equip practitioners with the skills they need to discuss and provide the most effective contraception to their patients, LARC (long acting reversible contraception).

In this workshop we will discuss the current barriers to accessing contraception in New Zealand, and the advantages of LARC . Model arms and pelvises will be provided and each participant will be shown insertion and removal techniques for Jadelle, Mirena and the copper IUD. 

Before attending the workshop it is expected that each participant will have completed the Goodfellow Unit learning modules on Jadelle and IUCD as background reading. https://www.goodfellowunit.org

Cost: $30, includes morning tea

10.00am - 12.30pm  Understanding the biomechanics and physical demands of one of the toughest rural industries – shearing 
Facilitated by Laura Hancock, Rural Works

Sheep farming has been crucial in the development of the New Zealand economy.

Previous studies have focused on the ergonomics and physical demands of shearing and confirm that it is one of the most physically demanding occupations in the world today (Culvenor et al., 1997; Harvey et al., 2002; Stuart et al).  The muscular endurance and stamina needed for a full eight or nine hour day shearing in a woolshed is quite astounding, with continuous muscular and neural strain put upon the body in potentially stressful biomechanical positions.

This informative 2.5 hour workshop is one of a kind, with an emphasis on upskilling rural health professionals to better help their patients involved with tough physical rural industries.  Attendees are encouraged to explore and experience the movement concepts during the workshop.

Photographic and video footage is used to break down the shearing process into individual blows to discuss the impact upon the body, both to the muscular and the neural system, of the varying positions and movements undertaken by shearers.  

Understanding of movement patterns and subsequent strain upon the body helps guide practitioners to be able to educate and advise shearers on how they may manage to maintain and improve the condition of the soft tissues of the body, prevent injuries, maintain mobility and range of motion and improve posture, as well as helping communication and connection with patients who work within the shearing industry.



2.00pm - 4.00pm  Te Ao Maori and why protocols exist

Details to come
Cost: $30, includes afternoon tea

2.00pm - 4.00pm FujiFilm Sonosite ultrasound training and support workshop 

Details to come
Cost: $30, includes afternoon tea

2.00pm - 4.00pm Nurses Skills workshop

Details to come
Cost: $30, includes afternoon tea

 

Day one

 
7.30am - 5.30pm Registration desk open
8.30am - 9.15am  Mihi whakatau and official conference opening 
9.15am - 10.00am  Political session
Speakers TBC
10.00am - 10.45am The end of modern medicine? 
Siouxsie Wiles
10.45am - 11.15am Morning tea 
11.15am - 11.55am  New Rural Interprofessional Simulation Course (RiSC)
Sampsa Kiuru,
Rural Health Academic Centre, Ashburton
Evidence-based natural health - what works, what doesn't & how to tell the difference
Shaun Holt 
Nursing on thin ice
Rachel Beech,
Northland DHB
 
Planning for your financial success
Sue Stewart and Hamish McPhail,
MFAS 
The impact on the Hokianga Health service of the Rural Hospital Medicine vocational scope
Katharina Blattner, 
Hokianga Health Enterprises Trust and University of Otago
Health Care for People with Intellectual Disability
Carolyn Stobbs,
IHC NZ Ltd 
 
12.00pm - 12.40pm  A community based intervention for rural Maori at risk of lung cancer
Ross Lawrenson,
University of Waikato
The 1918 Influenza in rural New Zealand: The forgotten plague
John Ryan McLane,
Ministry of Health NZ
Rural Nurses NZ
Rhonda Johnson
Rural Practice and the HDC - Are rural GPs treated differently? 
Gareth Cockman,
MPS
"O matou whakaaro"" What wahine Maori (Maori women) think about smoking and trying to quit
Lynne Russell,
Health Promotion Agency
Subconscious Prejudice - a photographic perspective
Chris Reid,
Kerikeri Medical Centre
12.45pm - 1.45pm Lunch
1.45pm - 2.25pm Are antidepressants effective in primary care?
Bruce Arroll,
University of Auckland

Supporting rural New Zealanders to access innovative e-health services
Andrew Slater, 
Homecare Medical
Rural Nursing: Engaging with Benefits and Challenges of the Rural Setting for Sustainable Workforce Development 
Kathryn McAuley,
University of Otago
Improvement science in action: Joining up teams to join-up care in Nelson
Jane Cullen,
Health Quality & Safety Commission
MEDTECH Technology update Maternity and Early Childhood Care in Rural New Zealand 
Margaret Pittaway,
Rural Women New Zealand
 
2.30pm - 3.15pm A Spoonful of Sugar to Make the Medicine Go Down?: Psychological Factors in Adherence
Leigh Anderson,
NZ College of Clinical Psychologists 

The BROAD study: A community based whole food plant-based RCT for obesity, IHD or diabetes
Patrick McHugh,
University of Otago
Conceptualising 'place' and its relationship with health care professionals' 
Jean Ross,
Otago Polytechnic
Patient Experience to Quality Improvement
Catherine Gerard,
Health Quality & Safety Commission
Farmstrong - Live Well, Farm Well
Gerard Vaughan,
Mental Health Foundation and FMG
Continuing on the Journey: Taking Advance Care Planning into Rural Communities
Karlynne Earp,
Hauraki PHO


3.15pm - 3.45pm Afternoon tea
3.45pm - 4.30pm Maori child and infant health panel discussion
Professor David Tipene-Leach
Dr Rawiri Jansen
4.30pm - 5.15pm A World of its Own - Great Barrier Island
Adele Robertson and  Leonie Howie,
Aotea Health
5.15pm - 6.30pm Welcome function amongst the exhibition

Day two

 
7.30am - 5.15pm Registration desk open
7.30am - 8.45am  Breakfast sessions 
9.00am - 9.45am Addressing health inequity through community, practice, person and self
Kyle Eggleton, 
University of Auckland
9.45am - 10.30am Rural and remote health research collaboration in Australia
Prof John Wakerman, 
Flinders University
10.30am - 11.00am Morning tea
11.00am - 11.40am Rewinding the biological clock? Today's reality
Simon Kelly, 
Fertility Associates
The Doctor Nurse Game. Have we got it right or are we playing charades?
Chelsea Willmott,
Empowering Education
 
A rural elective: My experiences of Tonga and Tanzania
Jordan Gibbs,
University of Otago/ Pat Farry Trust 
Sanofi diabetes workshop part one:
Breaking down the barriers to starting insulin: addressing clinical inertia and patient inertia
Dr David Kim and Rab Burtun, Waitemata DHB
A qualitative study of how regional hospital networks can support rural health care quality
Carol Atmore,
University of Otago 
Inter- professional double session

Health professional students in rural New Zealand - lessons learned
Christine Wilson,
University of Otago


Gisborne: First to see the light in Interprofessional education
Brittany Marshall,
Hauora Tairawhiti
 

11.45am - 12.25pm Blood cancer in the Community
Tim Maifeleni,
Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand
PHARMAC and medication funding: how difficult can it be?
Bryan Betty,
Pharmac
Collaborating for Rural Health: Auckland University Grassroots students Visit South Waikato
Gytha Lancaster,
Hauraki PHO and
Benjamin Alsop-ten Hove, Medical student at Auckland University
Sanofi diabetes workshop part two: Starting insulin in primary care
Dr David Kim and Rab Burtun, Waitemata DHB
Integration of point-of-care testing in rural health: Now and beyond
Geoff Herd,
Northland District Health Board
Wairoa- Interprofessional education in rural New Zealand
Patrick McHugh, University of Otago and
Sonya Smith, 
Hawkes Bay DHB


Listening to the student voice: Student evaluations of the Rural Health Interprofessional Programme EBOP
Yvonne Boyes,
BOPDHB
12.25pm - 1.30pm Lunch
RHN AGM
1.30pm - 2.15pm AMR and One Health: animals' role in human and environmental health
Mark Bryan

2.20pm - 3.00pm MAPping New Zealand: Implementing community based, evidence informed, multidisciplinary care for people with musculoskeletal conditions
Peter Jones,
Ministry of Health
 CVAD Guidelines - What does this mean for your clinical practice?
Heart Foundation
Think you're too small to have an impact - Think like a Mosquito
Elizabeth Berryman 
Storytelling: Revealing rural nurses' practice which has evolved and their contribution to rural health care
Jean Ross,
Otago Polytechnic

The qualities of a good rural hospital. A NZ 2017 perspective
Rory Miller,
University of Otago
Creating an inclusive society
Anne Hawker,
Ministry of Social Developement
3.00pm - 3.30pm Afternoon tea
3.30pm - 4.15pm Maori and infant health
Amohaere Tangitu
4.15pm - 5.00pm PRIME Panel discussion
What's been achieved one year on and where to next?
Speakers TBC
5.00pm - 5.15pm Conference close
5.15pm NZRGPN AGM
7.00pm - late Conference Awards Dinner
Princes Ballroom, Pullman Auckland

Post conference breakfast forums

9.00am - 12.00pm  Network members breakfast forum
Gallery rooms 1 & 2

10.00am - 12.00pm  Student breakfast forum
Gallery room 3

 

Our breakfast forums are a catered event and space is limited. In fairness for others, please only register for a breakfast if you plan to attend and organise your travel accordingly. If you register for a breakfast or any other function session and can no longer attend please let Emma (registration@conference.nz) know so your place can be offered to another delegate. 

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