Conferences & Events

Conferences & Events

2018 Respiratory Symposium

13 April 2018
ASB Sports Centre
72 Kemp Street

Registration: 8.00am
Start/Finish time: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Registration has now closed.  If you wish to be added to the waitlist please email

Taking Respiratory Care Beyond the Rhetoric - Less Talk More Action
Keynote Speaker : Dr Lance O'Sullivan


  • Challenging current respiratory paradigms
  • New Models of Community care
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Prescribing in Respiratory Care
  • Maori Engagement in Pulmonary Rehab

Symposium Flyer

Symposium Programme


College of Respiratory Nurses Annual General Meeting 2018
13 April 2018 - 1210 to 1310

ASB Sports Arena
72 Kemp Street

AGM Agenda
Chairperson's Report

AGM Minutes - 2017
Committee Report
Financial Statements 
Professional Nursing Adviser Report

Annual Report

TSANZ 2018 Queenstown - save the date

15-17 August 2018
Heritage Hotel
More details to follow

Past Events

Respiratory Symposium 15 April 2016, Hamilton: Powerpoints shared by presenters:

NB: The charts of currently funded inhalers are kindly shared by Helen Cant, Clinical Pharmacist, Tokoroa. Please be aware that these documents were originally designed at a local level as a guiding explanation as to where the new inhalers fit in the overall picture. They will become out-of-date if/when PHARMA change the funding criteria or if any of the suppliers change their packaging. It does not include inhalers that are not subsidised in New Zealand as of 1 March 2016.

The author also acknowledges that references are not supplied. Respiratory physician Dr Cat Chang points out that all the new inhalers have limited post-marketing outcomes data, and advised care with prescribing until longer term outcomes are known. She also advised caution in patients with cardiovascular disease when considering prescribing anticholinergics and the new long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs).

Inhalers Chart A3 (pdf)

Inhalers Chart A4 (pdf)

Anxiety depression in people with chronic obstructive (pdf)

Asthma-COPD inhaler slides (pdf)

COPD Symposium - Short Term Psychological Support (pdf)

Health, Happiness & Community for NZNO Respiratory Conference 2016 (pdf)

Julie, Hawkes Bay presentation (pdf)

NZNO Spiro 2016 (pdf)

Oxygen Therapy in an Acute Exacerbation of COPD (pdf)

Porirua Project (pdf)

Respiratory Symposium Lung Cancer 15 April 2016 (pdf)

Sexual Wellbeing in COPD (pdf)

Tips for managing continence 2016 (pdf)

Respiratory Achievers Awards 2016

The awards honour and celebrate New Zealanders who achieve great things in their lives despite having a respiratory condition. Nominations close 29 February 2016.

Flyer and Nomination Form here:

Closed 29 February 2016

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Symposium "Bridging the Gaps in COPD Care" and Annual General Meeting 2016

15 April 2016
Hamilton Airport
Conference Centre
201 Airport Road

Respiratory Nurses Section Annual General Meeting 2015

20 February 2015

Copthorne Commodore Hotel
449 Memorial Avenue

TSANZ (NZ) and ANZSRS (NZ) Annual Scientific Meeting 2015

27 March - 1 April 2015
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

Conference report by Victoria Perry

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2014 New Zealand Respiratory Conference

"A Breath of Hope"

9-10 October 2014
Inter Continental

In our 50th anniversary year the conference will focus on practical measures to bring a breath of hope to those who struggle to breathe freely.

Keynote speaker: Dr Christopher Worsnop, Respiratory and Sleep Physician, Austin Hospital, Melbourne.D

Day 1 : Focus on Asthma and Respiratory Health
Day 2 : Focus on COPD on clinical content relevant to daily practice including nutrition, psychological aspects, preventing exacerbations and interpreting spirometry results.

TSANZ (NZ) and ANZSRS (NZ) Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

6th - 8th August 2014 (Nurse and Trainee Meeting will take place on Wednesday 6th August 2014)
Hilton Hotel


TSANZ (NZ) and ANZSRS (NZ) Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 Flyer 

Submissions are invited for TSANZ NZ Young Investigators Award

NZNO Respiratory Nurses Symposium 2014

"Reaching Out: Hospital to Community"

11th April 2014
Wanganui Racing Course
Purnell Street

2014 Presentations

Role Evolution - My NP Pathway and Projects Along The Way - Josephine Davis-Wheaton NP (PDF, 1007KB)
Oxygen Therapy and the COPD Patient - Sharon Hancock RN, MN (PDF, 595KB)
Pathways to Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Dr William Levack PhD (PDF, 1666KB)
A Community Bilevel Service - Nicola Corna (PP, 877KB)

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