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Date    Friday, 10 November 2023, Time TBC

AGM Papers (to come):

  • Minutes of previous AGM held 25 November 2022
  • Chair's Report
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Professional Nursing Advisor's Report

NNCA Symposium 2023 

The theme is “Keep On Moving,” and it's being hosted by the Tauranga and Whakatane units at the Papamoa Surf Club on Friday, 10 November 2023.

Pre-Symposium Forum
Forum for Neonatal Nurse managers, Educators, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners & Data Collectors for ANZNN

Date   Thursday, 9 November 2023, 9.00am - 3.00pm
Venue Tauranga Hospital Education Centre, Tauranga Hospital, Gate 9, 889 Cameron Road, Tauranga (next to Tauranga Hospital)

*Limited parking available at Education Centre

Welcome Function
Date     Thursday, 9 November 2023, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue  Roxies Red-Hot Cantina & Taco Joint, 113 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui.

NNCA Symposium
Date    Friday, 10 November 2023, 8.00am - 5.00pm
Venue Pāpāmoa Surf Lifesaving Club, 561 Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa Beach.

Click here to register now!

Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) Conference

The Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) Conference will be held in Melbourne on Fri 20 & Sat 21 Oct.

The theme for this year is Sustaining Breastfeeding into the Future - Science Skills and Systems.

Our conference will host an array of quality international and local speakers as well as many dynamic oral and poster presentations selected by our scientific committee relevant to one or more of the sub-themes listed below

  • Original investigative research studies related to breastfeeding, lactation and human milk
  • clinical skills for supporting breastfeeding mothers and babies, including case studies
  • supporting lactation and breastfeeding into the future
  • understanding the science of lactation
  • enabling the skills of breastfeeding
  • supportive systems for maintaining optimal infant feeding
  • breastfeeding exclusivity and duration
  • issues related to donor milk and expressed milk
  • evidence to inform breastfeeding policies.

The program will be released in the next fortnight but please see below some information on some of our Keynote Speakers.

Keynote Speakers

Karleen Gribble BRurSc Phd

Karleen Gribble is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University. Her interests include infant and young child feeding in emergencies, regulation of the marketing of breastmilk substitutes, child rights, adoption reform, and treatment of infants within child protection, immigration detention, and criminal justice systems.

Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC

Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC is in private practice in New York City since 1992. She is particularly interested in dyads with medical challenges to breastfeeding. In addition to mentoring lactation interns, she uses her clinical photos and videos in presentations to healthcare professionals on assisting breastfeeding babies with anatomical, genetic or neurological problems around the world. Catherine participates in a research collaborative with Columbia University and Tel Aviv University Departments of Biomedical Engineering, investigating biomechanics of the lactating nipple and aspects of sucking and swallowing in breastfeeding infants.

For further details on the conference, please visit

As a not-for-profit organisation, LCANZ would really appreciate your support in promoting the event to your colleagues far and wide who we believe will have a great interest in the conference content.

If you do require any additional information in order to be able to promote LCANZ 2023, please let me know.


Feel free to visit the NZNO calendar for other events that may be of interest.

Past Events

NZBA Special General Meeting

NZBA members are invited to attend a SPECIAL GENERAL MEETNG on 15 September 2023 at noon on Zoom.

This meeting is held under Section 9.2 of the NZBA Rules 2022, and seeks endorsement of the NZBA Rules August 2023 sent in this email.

The attachments to this email

Please RSVP to and or contact if you have any questions

Kind regards Jane
Kia ū, Kia mau, Kia ita 

Jane Cartwright
Executive Officer

Friday, 25 November 2022, 12:05-13:05
Venue        Napier War Memorial Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Bluff Hill, Napier
Zoom link  refer to email sent to members on 23 November 2022

Hawke’s Bay Special Care Baby Unit are proud to host

2022 Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa Symposium
All Things Being Equal
Date       25 November 2022
Venue    Napier War Memorial Centre

18 March 2022
Link provided through email to members

Napier War Memorial Centre, Napier
Date: Friday, 12 November 2021
NZ Neonatal Symposium Flyer
Key Note Speaker and Speaker profiles
Conference Programme
2021 Call for Abstracts and Poster Presentations

Second COINN Webinar - COVID-19: The impact on babies, families, and staff
 24 September 2020
Perspectives from Sike Mader, Founder EFCNI & GLANCE; Hawaii, Canada, Japan and the World Health Organization
Attached flyer

Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa Symposium 2020, Christchurch
14-16 October 2020
Venue: The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch​
2020 NNCA Symposium Update
2020 NNCA Symposium Flyer

 COINN Annual General Membership Meeting (AGM)
Date: Thurs, 18 June 2020
Please click the links below for the Bylaws Revisions that were voted on at AGM, and the agenda.  
Bylaws for Approval 2020 
COINN AGM June Agenda 2020 

COINN 2019 Conference
Date: 5-8 May 2019, Auckland

2018 NNCA Symposium - Synergy
No presentations available

2017 NNCA Conference - Nurturing is an action which has many layers
View 2017 NNCA Conference presentations and photos

2016 NNCA Conference - More than just skin deep
View 2016 NNCA Conference presentations

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