NZNO Conference & AGM, Nurses - a leading voice, 20-21 September 2017, Te Papa, Wellington

Programme for NZNO Conference on Thursday 21 September

Time Session Room
08:30 Karakia, Welcome and Conference Opening Plenary

Opening address:

Warren Lindberg, Chief Executive, Public Health Association

How can we better influence political decisions about health?


Keynote speaker:

Jean Ross, Co-President, National Nurses United

Nurses: Advocates for our patients and our communities


Karakia followed by MORNING TEA / PARAMANAWA

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Guest speaker:

Pare O'Brien, New Zealand Nurse leader, researcher, educator and practicing nurse

'Oku whakaaro mo nga whanau i noho i raro inga kapua pouri' - Population health and our whanau


Panel: Helen Rook, Pam Oliver and Kerri Nuku

Topic: Assisted Dying - Given that assisted dying is the most contentious issue facing the nursing profession since the legislation on abortion was passed, what do you think are the salient points about assisted dying (and the debate on it) that the nursing profession should consider?

12:30 Karakia followed by LUNCH / TE KAI O TE RĀNUI  

Keynote speaker:

Professor Innes Asher, Health spokesperson, Child Poverty Action Group

Improving children's lives through policy

13:55 Room change  
14:00 Concurrent sessions in breakout rooms  

Session 1


Ellaine Ete-Rasch

Session 2

Rangimarie 1

Kaylan Todha

Session 3

Rangimarie 2

Margaret Hand

Session 4


Poonam Kumari


Will a partnership between parents and nurses find solutions to reduce the high rates of ambulatory sensitive hospitalisations in Pacific children? A Community Based Participatory Research.   

Students a leading voice - by changing the way we teach students

Color my world


A survey of patients’ experience of care delivered by the outpatient intravenous antibiotic service at Auckland City hospital

15:00 Karakia followed by AFTERNOON TEA / PARAMANAWA  

Conference summation:

Kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku and President Grant Brookes

16:00 Conclusion and farewell  
16:15 Karakia  


Programme is subject to change