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New Zealand Wound Care Society Conference 2021

9th Sep 2021 - 11th Sep 2021
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Claudelands, Cnr Brooklyn Road & Heaphy Terrace Claudelands Hamilton New Zealand 3214

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Early Bird registraton discount ends on July 31, 2021 


The NZWCS Debridement Workshop

Date: Thursday 9 September

Time: 08:00 - 12:00

Cost: $100.00 (in addition to your conference registration fee)

Information: Details

Capacity: Limited to 50 attendees

Information: FULLY BOOKED

Kia ora koutou

He waka eke noa

We warmly invite you to attend our conference in beautiful Kirikiriroa Hamilton to gain new insights and knowledge to share with your patients, whānau and colleagues. The conference benefits health professionals working with people with skin and wound issues across the health spectrum. New Zealand Wound Care Conferences are renowned for being welcoming, informative and fun; the conference dinner at the beautiful Vilagrad Winery will not disappoint.

Wound care continues to evolve it is a creative field demanding expertise and innovative knowledge which must be shared and provided in a culturally appropriate way. The theme of the conference is ‘Navigating the Currents in Wound Care’ “He waka eke noa” throughout a person’s life journey. As a nation we have recently faced devastating events and a global pandemic, reinforcing the need for staff resilience, new ways of working and novel approaches to wound care.

We are thrilled to have three keynote speakers, all experts in their fields. Mr Richard Wong She - Plastic and Burn Surgeon, Mr Li Hsee - Trauma and Acute Surgeon, and Sue Templeton Wound Nurse Practitioner from Australia. The speakers will share their extensive clinical expertise and experience in managing people with acute and chronic wounds. Workshops will include pain management, compassion, wound asepsis, diabetic foot, lymphoedema, practice tips and tricks, and an array of informative abstracts showcasing work in the NZ context.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kirikirioa in September.

Ngā mihi ki a koe

Mandy Pagan - NZWCS President and Desley Johnson - Conference Convenor
On behalf of the 2021 Conference Organising Committee

Our theme

"Navigating the Currents in Wound Care"

translated into Māori 

“He waka eke noa” - We are all in this together

Waka nuances the waikato river, and reinforces that all involved in this pursuit
are reliant on each other. (One waka)

Eke noa means moving to wherever the waka is going. Eke specifically meaning
to move, thus navigating together the course we are all on.


Tēnā koe

The NZWCS commitee have made decisions around Covid19.

Level 1 - we will proceed with a face to face meeting with hygiene precautions inplace, we ask all attendees to abide strictly to the instructions of the committee, organisers and venue.

Level 2, 3 and 4 - the conference will be postponed until 2023.

We highly recommend you taking precautions to limit the loss of out of pocket expenses for air travel and hotel accommodation in case our levels do change leading up to September.

We strongly suggest anyone flying to Hamilton does so via Christchurch or Wellington rather than Auckland. As we have seen over the last year, Auckland is the most likely city to have level changes due to it's population mix, size and it being a travel gateway.

Currently Air NZ are issuing credits to all travellers and hotels are honouring full refunds should we experience level 2 again, or move into levels 3 or 4. Insurance policies should be considered and read in full as many have changed and Covid is specifically listed as a non insuranced item.

He waka eke noa

Ngā mihi

Ali Copeman
akB Conference Management

New Zealand Wound Care Society