Wednesday 20th October

Masterton – Wairarapa


Ultra Sound Scanning

Serious Illness Conversation Guide (repeated session)

Time: 09:30 – 17:30

Time: 09:30 – 17:30

Time: 09:30 – 12:30 or 14:00 – 17:00

Room: Solway I

Solway II


Intermediate (morning only) continuing for advanced in afternoon)

Kathy Lee & Edna Murray

Team from Christchurch

Carla Arkless from Health Quality & Safety Commission

Information and registration open from 15:00 until 19:00 in main lobby
19:00 Meet and greet at the Screening Room, 435 Queen Street Masterton (transport provided from Copthorne)

NPNZ Conference 2021

Thursday 21st October 2021
Information and registration open from 07:00 – 09:00 in main lobby




08:30 – 09:00

Mihi Whakatau

Mike Kawana from Rangitāne & Janeen Cross (WrDHB) and others

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome and house keeping

Chair of NPNZ – Sandy Oster

09:15 – 09:30

Address from NPNZ Patron

Prof Bruce Arroll

09:30 – 10:00

Address from our Chief Nursing Officer TBC

Lorraine Hetaraka

10:00 – 10:30

Morning tea break

10:30 – 11:15

Key note; TBC

To be confirmed (TBC)

11:15 – 12:00

Key note;
Mental health care incorporating the prescribing of appropriate medications & their considerations

Dr Denise Taylor

12:00 – 13:00


Session 1 / Room A (largest room)

Session 2 / Room B

Session 3 / Room C

13:00 -14:00

Special Interest Group* (SIG) huddles

SIG huddles*

SIG huddles*

14:00 – 14:30

Maternal MH & Post Natal Depression; Kim Myhill & Cleo Jay

Beware of the goats;
Michelle Rodda

Diabetes in youth and emerging adults; Vickie Corbett


Growing nurse practitioners;
Amelia Howard-Hill

New Children’s Hospital in the Home service; Virgina Moore (via Zoom from the Gold Coast if not in person)

Community health of older people initiative; Zaffer Khan Cusi Malik

15:00 – 15:30

Afternoon tea break

15:30 – 16:00

Out of a crisis, new opportunities emerge; Paddy Holbrook

Youth and porn;
Nicky Denham from the Light Project in HB

Equitable medicines access and quality use for older Maori; Joanna Hikaka

16:00 – 16:30

Breath of the NP role in rural primary health care; Kate Stark

Guardians of skin;
Helen August

Primum non nocere: prescription drug overuse; Dr D.Goel & Karyn Whatson

16:30 – 17:00

NP role in rest homes in rural settings; Rebecca Grant

The clinic in the home;
Jenae Valk

De-prescribing education and practice in NZ ; Betty Poot & Dr Denise Taylor

Bus departs for Conference dinner at 18:15

Friday 22nd October

07:00 – 08:00

Optional breakfast session – Novarits – Heart Failure

Session 1 / Room A (largest room)

Session 2 / Room B

Session 3 / Room C

08:00 – 08:30

NP forensic examiners – the dream; Lei Johnson

Heart failure pharmacotherapy titration and the NP role; Andy Mclachlan

Borderline v’s Bipolar;
Dr D. Goel & Karyn Whatson

08:30 – 09:00

Sexual Health Update
Dr. Simon Snook

A “shocking” audit;
Jo-Ann Downie

No health without mental health;
Jo Dickens

09:00 – 09:30

Down south they are doing it;
Alison Stewart- Piere

Working with long-term conditions;
Jennifer Baur


09:30 – 10:00

Morning tea break

10:00 – 10:30

Paeds session

MSK red flags;

The early bird gets the worm;
Emma Hedgecock

10:30 – 11:00

IUCD tips – Rose from Family planning

Contemporary foot care;

Stroke update;
Lucy Mclaren

11:00 – 11:30

TBC – Dermatology

Contemporary hand care;
Choppa TBC

Mentoring – Why would you? Mentorees’ perspective of the process; Shannon Gibbs & Karen Bradley

11:30 – 12:00

Post NP registration – support/mentoring panel discussion
Waihine Connect representative and Dr Cath Becker and Sandy Osler

12:00 – 13:00





13:00 -14:15

Annual General Meeting

NPNZ Exec chaired by Sandy Osler

14:15 – 14:30

Afternoon tea break

14:30 -15:00

Essential elements when working with mental wellbeing with some really practical take-home points for practice.

Anna Elders

15:00 – 15:30

Update on illicit drugs

Dr Paul Quigley, CC DHB

15:30 – 16:00

Mindfulness for All

Prof Tony Fernando



Sandy Osler & Mike Kawana

SIG = (12) Cardiology, Child health, Emergency, Mental Health, Neonatal, Oncology/Haematology, Ophthalmology, Palliative Care, Primary Health Care, Sexual/reproductive Health, Urology, Youth/young adults with Diabetes (let us know at registration – Wednesday pm or Thursday am) if you do not fit in any of these and we will co-ordinate additional huddles that are appropriate to your clinical setting).

Key note speaker bio’s will be available on the website soon

Download the abstracts for concurrent sessions below.


Novartis Breakfast Symposium:


Heart Failure for the Nurse Practitioner on Friday 22nd October – Max of 200 pax

The prevalence of heart failure is rising with the ageing population. Health care professionals play a crucial role in the care of heart failure patients and see these patients frequently. This symposia will give an overview of heart failure and the important treatment options for these patients in 2021.

Speaker: TBC
Breakfast will be provided