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National Immunisation Workshop, 18th & 19th November 2021

Date:
09 September 2021
Description:

    National Immunisation Workshop 2021   

    Venue: Plymouth International Hotel, New Plymouth

 

    Please note change of date due to COVID-19 Alert Levels. New dates: 18th & 19th November

    Event sign-in opens at 12.15pm, tea & coffee on arrival. Lunch on Thursday is not provided.

    Start time: Thursday 18th November 1pm to 5.30pm (followed by drinks & then dinner with guest speaker)

    Friday 19th November 8.30am to 3.30pm

 

   

    Registrations are currently closed, however this may change.

    Please email [email protected] if you would like to join our waiting list for November.

  

 

 

To date, 2021 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.

The workshop will be a mixture of plenary presentations and concurrent sessions. The programme is designed for those working in immunisation from front-line vaccinators, health care workers, immunisation coordinators to DHB portfolio managers.

The focus will be practical aspects of service delivery as well as clinical and technical updates. 

Workshop topics will include:

  • Ministry of Health Immunisation Team update
  • Ministry of Health COVID-19 Team update
  • International update on vaccine safety
  • Vaccination impact
  • Impact of ‘lock down’ on infectious disease
  • Immunisation challenges and successes
  • Special Groups immunisation programmes, and more….

Please view draft programme here.

Cost: $240 incl. GST. Registration includes drinks & nibbles followed by dinner and guest speaker on Thursday evening.

Please indicate that you are attending the dinner by adding '1' to your cart when you register, to ensure that you receive a ticket. One ticket per person.

To register:

We have reached venue capacity, registrations are now closed.

Payment & refund information:

  • If required, we can invoice organisations for bulk registrations (ie, for two or more registrants). Please email [email protected] for an invoice. Payment is due within 7 days of the date on your invoice or immediately if the invoice is dated within 14 days of the event.
  • Payment must be received before the event date.
  • If a COVID-19 alert level is announced, and the workshop must be cancelled, a 90% refund will be issued. We will try to run an alternative event e.g. via Zoom or change of date. If the alert level change affects only certain areas of New Zealand, then consideration of a refund will be made on a case-by-case basis to a maximum of 90%.
  • Refund due to non-attendance will not be issued. Registrations can be changed to another attendee up until 4 days before the event.

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

Presentation Slides:

Well Child Tamariki Ora Symposium, 6 May, Palmerston North

Date:
06 May 2021
Description:

The WCTO Symposium was held on 6 May at the Manawatu Golf Club and was attended by approximately 85 WCTO providers.

Presentations included:

  • Breastfeading in the MidCentral DHB
  • The Parenting Ways of my Tūpuna: A Māori Māmā's reflections of her own parenting journey using the guidance of traditional Māori parenting philosophies
  • Unconscious bias–Reducing inequities for Pacific children & their families
  • Childhood asthma and eczema
  • Whāngai Ora Milk Bank (WOMB)
  • Essential immunisation information (including about COVID-19 disease and vaccine/s, and about the Childhood Immunisation Schedule)
  • Whāngaia Ngā Pā Harakeke: A co-design process for an improved sector response to family harm
  • The relevance of wahakura for pēpē and whānau

For those presenters who provided permission, please see below their presentation slides and at right, Hāpai's Koha o te wahakura video.

Influenza Webinar 16 March 2021

Date:
06 April 2021
Description:

A quick update on the upcoming influenza vaccination programme for 2021. 

Presentation Slides:

Influenza and COVID Symposium 2021, afternoon session

Date:
02 March 2021
Description:

As New Zealand prepares to roll out both the influenza and COVID immunisation programmes, the 2021 Influenza Symposium will also include presentations about COVID.

In the afternoon we address COVID.

You can click on the chapter markers to locate the presentation you wish to jump to

Session 3, COVID Immunisation:The bigger picture
COVID immunisation strategy and delivery for NZ: MOH strategy and operational matters. Simon Everitt,MOH
COVID vaccines for NZ: a brief overview Dr Nikki Turner, IMAC

SESSION 4: Delivering COVID vaccines
COVID vaccination workforce education and strategy Loretta Roberts, IMAC
Education re COVID vaccine delivery Jane Morphet, IMAC
Q & A Nikki Turner, Loretta Roberts, Jane Morphet

Presentation Slides:

Influenza and COVID Symposium 2021, morning session

Date:
02 March 2021
Description:

As New Zealand prepares to roll out both the influenza and COVID immunisation programmes, the 2021 Influenza Symposium will also include presentations about COVID.

In the morning we will focus on influenza including a look at the upcoming season, the vaccines, immunisation for Māori and development of a new promotional campaign.

On the video, hover and click on the chapter title links to go to the presentation you want to view.

Session 1: NZ Influenza Programme 
Reflections on influenza immunisation in 2020 and collaboratively planning for success in 2021 Sarah Emerson, MOH & Andrew Oliver, PHARMAC
Māori Influenza Vaccination Programme Sam Austin, MOH & Sarah Emerson, MOH
Turuki Health Care - 2020 influenza immunisation delivery Te Puea Winiata, Turuki Health Care
Online Q &A, facilitated by IMAC

Session 2: The Promotional Campiagn and Burden of flu in the elderly
Quick look back & rebranding consultation Barbara McArdle, IMAC
The new brand including insights from consultation Raymond McKay & Laura Cibilich, RUN
Burden of flu in the elderly & FLUAD Dr Joel Howe, High St Health Hub

Presentation Slides:

Social media and immunisation: a basic guide

Date:
09 December 2020
Description:

Everyone knows that social media has contributed to the sharing of false information about vaccines and immunisation. However, it is also an excellent place to share information with parents and whānau who want accurate information to help with their decision-making process. Hear about how immunisation is communicated in social media and how messages (both helpful and harmful) are shared. We’ll look at what makes viral content, the impact of influencers, human decision-making behaviour and group mentality. Presented by:

  • Hannah Gentile, Health Communicator and Programme Strategist, Empowered Motherhood.
  • Theo Brandt, Information Manager, The Immunisation Advisory Centre.
Presentation Slides:

Well Child Conference 2020

Date:
20 November 2020
Description:

The speakers below consented to share a recording of their Conference presentation and a pdf of their slides. 

Mind the Gap – Evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand
Prof Susan Morton, Director, Centre for Longitudinal Research - He Ara ki Mua, the University of Auckland.

Adverse childhood experiences and maternal mental health in WCTO practice
Katrina Coleman, National Educator, Plunket Whānau Awhina.

Tūpuna Parenting: Reconnecting whānau with their pre-colonial parenting ways
Elizabeth Harte (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou), CEO Pēpi Penapena (Cherish Babies)

Let’s talk about sleep, baby
Dr Bronwyn Sweeney, Clinical psychologist / sleep researcher, Tend Psychology / Massey University

Click on the 'Vimeo' to the right. The video has chapters marked for the start of the presentations.

 

Essential immunisation information for midwives

Date:
18 November 2020
Description:

Dr Emma Best, Senior lecturer and pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Starship Hospital, and Lisbeth Alley, IMAC Regional Advisor, talked about:

  • The 1 October 2020 National Immunisation Schedule change, with adjustments to pneumococcal vaccines and a new event at 12 months ensuring earlier completion of MMR vaccination, and 
  • The latest information around safety and effectiveness of immunisation during pregnancy, and then
  • Answered questions particpants had about the changes or any aspects of immunisation and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Presentation Slides:

2020 Immunisation Schedule Changes Webinar 24 September

Date:
24 September 2020
Description:

This webinar covers the Immunisation Schedule changes commencing October 1.
This webinar includes:

  • The new 12 month immunisation event
  • PCV programme tweaks
  • Vaccine brand changes
  • New edition of the Immunisation Handbook
Presentation Slides:

Well Child Symposium 27 August, Christchurch: Afternoon session (on Zoom)

Date:
16 September 2020
Description:

The Well Child Symposium held on 27 August 2020 was moved to Zoom. Here is a recording of the afternoon's presentations.

You can skip to the start of presentations by hover over the 'chapter' marks on the video timeline.

  • SUDI prevention, what WCTO providers and whānau need to know
  • Essential immunisation information
  • Addressing family violence
  • Oral health in the Canterbury region
  • Local initiatives -- Te Puawaitanga ki Ōtautahi Trust

With permission from the presenter, copies of the presentation slides as pdfs can be provided. Click here to request slides

Last updated: May 2021