New Zealand Wound Care Society Conference 2021
Welcome to the website for the 2021 biennial New Zealand Wound Care Society Conference.
Kia ora koutou
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 of Wound Care’ 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.
Due to demand we have organised a pre-conference 4.5hour introduction to debridement workshop for up to 50 delegates, get in quick to secure your place.
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