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Conference and workshops

IMAC holds a National Immunisation Workshop each year. The workshop programme is designed for front-line vaccinators, health care professionals and immunisation coordinators. The workshops are a mixture of speaker presentations and concurrent group discussions. The topics tend to focus on practical aspects of service delivery and communication, but there are also clinical and technical updates. 

Every second year, the workshop is combined with the National Immunisation Conference. The conference has a more academic focus, presenting recent research from areas of immunology, vaccinology, policy development and other topics. The conference attendees are usually a mix of workshop attendees and additional health professional, local and central government staff. The biennial combination IMAC workshop/conference will resume in 2023.

Both the workshop and conference attract international speakers and attendees. They are excellent opportunities to network with your local, national and international colleagues. We vary the location of the workshop and conferences to allow different regions of New Zealand, but always with airport access from major cities.

Other seminars and symposia, such as the Influenza Symposium and Well Child Symposium are also regular events.

Upcoming events


  National Immunisation Workshop 2022   


   Venue: Plymouth International Hotel, New Plymouth

   Thursday 8th September 1pm to 5.30 pm

   (followed by drinks & then dinner with guest speaker)

   Friday 9th September 8am to 3pm   



Registrations for the in-person workshop are closed, please email Sarah [email protected] to join a waiting list. 

The plenary session live streams are open for registration on IMAC Learning

To date, 2022 has been a big year for immunisation. This workshop will be an excellent opportunity to network with your local and national colleagues and share innovations on improving equity. This year we will also be providing our first ever hybrid workshop, with the first day plenary session to be live streamed for individuals to register and watch. 

The workshop will be a mixture of plenary presentations and concurrent sessions and there will also be the option to register for a live-stream version of day one of this workshop. When registering, participants are required to choose between either attending face to face for the day and a half or choose Day one and Day two plenary sessions live streamed - there is no option to mix and match registrations.

The programme is designed for health care professionals working in immunisation from front-line vaccinators, immunisation coordinators to DHB portfolio managers. As there are limited face to face places, priority for these places will be given to those working in these positions. Focus will be on practical aspects of service delivery as well as clinical and technical updates.

Click here to view draft programme  

In-person workshop cost: $260 incl. GST. Registration includes drinks & nibbles followed by dinner on Thursday evening. Please indicate when registering for the in-person workshop whether you require a ticket for the drinks, nibbles & dinner by adding 1 x ‘Workshop evening dinner’ to your cart. Please note 1 x ticket per delegate.

For live streaming purposes - Day one plenary 1pm to 5.30pm and Day two plenary 1pm to 3pm. Concurrent sessions will not be live streamed. Click here to view draft programme showing plenary sessions. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with two links to register for the webinars. Please do not share these links with anyone else. Live stream cost $70 incl. GST. 

To register:

Please create an account on IMAC Learning or log in if you are an existing user. Payment is by credit card/debit card.

Further information:

  • We are unable to refund registrations but can transfer to another colleague within your organisation if you are unable to attend.
  • Refund due to non-attendance will not be issued. Registrations can be changed to another attendee up until 4 days before the event.
  • Registration fee is valid for either the in-person workshop or the live-streaming of the event. We are unable to mix & match registration types
  • In the event of a change to the current traffic light status (orange) IMAC would review the appropriateness of still holding an in-person event. If the event is cancelled refunds would be issued.
  • As this is a health-related conference, attendees are expected to hold a current vaccine pass and to wear a surgical or N95 face mask as appropriate.

If required, we can invoice organisations for bulk registrations (for three or more participants). Please email Sarah [email protected] for an invoice. Payment is due within 14 days of the date of your invoice or immediately if the event will be held in less than 14 days between the invoice and date of event. Payment must be received before the event date.

Accommodation options (booking accommodation is the responsibility of the registrant): 


Completed events

Please follow the links below to access the programme and content from past conferences, workshops and symposia.


Last updated: Aug 2022