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PSANZ 2024 Congress

The Perinatal Society of Australia & New Zealand (PSANZ) invite NNCA members to support the NZ 2024 PSANZ Congress. The 2024 congress will be in Christchurch at The Christchurch Convention Centre, 7–10 April (Pre-congress is on 5 April).

Theme “Whiria te Tāngata" – "Weave our people together" represents the collaborative and multidisciplinary nature of our society woven together by our collective goal to improve the hauora (well-being) of wahine (mother) and pepi (baby).

The congress program will celebrate this theme by bringing together a diverse group of speakers and through addressing a wide range of topics please see link to the programme.

Delegates will include leading Obstetricians, Gynaecologists, Neonatologists, Midwives, Scientists, Therapists, Neonatal Nurses, Epidemiologists, Educators, Psychologists & Dietitians.

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There are currently no other upcoming events for the Neonatal Nurses College. You are welcome to visit the NZNO calendar for events that may be of interest.

Past Events


Friday, 10 November 2023, Time TBC

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

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 9.00am - 3.00pm
Tauranga Hospital Education Centre, Tauranga Hospital, Gate 9, 889 Cameron Road, Tauranga 

Welcome Function

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

NNCA Symposium

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

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 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 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.

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 by email.

The attachments outline why we need an SGM and amendment to the Rules, show the NZBA Rules amendments as tracked changes to the key clauses and show the Proposed Rules August 2023 in full.

Please RSVP to and or contact if you have any questions.

Kind regards Jane
Kia ū, Kia mau, Kia ita 

Jane Cartwright
Executive Officer

Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa AGM

Friday, 25 November 2022, 12:05-13:05
Napier War Memorial Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Bluff Hill, Napier

Zoom link sent to members on 23 November 2022

2022 Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa Symposium - All Things Being Equal

Proudly hosted by Hawke’s Bay Special Care Baby Unit

25 November 2022
Napier War Memorial Centre

Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa AGM

18 March 2022, Zoom link provided to members through email

New Zealand Neonatal Symposium - All things being equal

Napier War Memorial Centre, Napier
Friday, 12 November 2021

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

Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa Symposium 2020, Christchurch

14-16 October 2020
The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch​

COINN Annual General Membership Meeting (AGM) 2020

Thursday 18 June 2020

COINN 2019 Conference

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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