Meetings and staff development
This page is about meetings for staff development happening around New Zealand. You will receive a certificate from each meeting you attend with the education hours so you have the evidence for your education hours and technician registration.
If you have a meeting you would like added to this page contact Jenny Carston, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meetings sponsored by the NZSSA
Organiser: Alison Stewart, email@example.com
These opportunities are provided for people involved with reprocessing reusable medical devices in any health service organization. Health service organizations include but are not restricted to hospitals, private practice clinics, general practice clinics, dental, tattoo and skin piercing studios, beauty therapy clinics.
The NZSSA will be providing these opportunities to Association members at no cost (except NZSSA conference for which registration is reduced for members). This is in recognition of the member’s annual fee being returned to education. Non-members will be required to pay a nominal registration fee for the leaders meetings and regional seminar to aid in the covering of costs for their attendance. Non-members pay a premium registration for the NZSSA conference).
The following education opportunities organized and facilitated by the Association in 2018 are:
One in the South Island and one in the North Island. these meetings are targeted at the person leading reprocessing of medical devices at an operational and strategic level. There are many designations but if you have responsibility for running the service, coordinating or supporting staff then this meeting is for you. Each meeting will have a speaker presenting on a key topic and the remainder of the day will be focused on discussion on operational issues and networking.
Christchurch Saturday 28 July 2018, 0930 – 1430hrs
Auckland Saturday 4 August 2018, 0930 – 1430hrs
Both meetings have the same programme so you can choose to go to either without missing out on valuable information. Our Conference Principal Sponsors – Surgical and Medical Systems are participating as presenters in the meetings which is fantastic. Remember to send your registrations to either Sue Woods (Christchurch meeting) or Myrna Tuya (Auckland meeting).
As our industry is being so well supported by company presentations the Association has decided to focus its resources on provision of the education and conference scholarships in 2018. We look forward to seeing Technicians putting their names forward for these very valuable opportunities.
NZSSA Annual Conference
The Association was formed in 1974 and made a commitment to each year bring together a trade exhibition and international and national presenters to bring the world of medical device processing to the members doorstep. The Annual General Meeting of the Association is also held during the conference. This means members have a great opportunity to have their input into the business of the Association while continuing their education.
Lower North Island Regional Meeting – WELLINGTON
0900 – 1300hrs
Lower north Island regional meetings are sponsored By Intermed
Saturday 17th February 2018, Education Suite, Wakefield Hospital, Florence St., Newtown
Saturday 16 June 2018
Saturday 13 October 2018
MidCentral Networking Meetings – PALMERSTON NORTH
5.30pm onwards, 656 Tremaine Avenue, Palmerston North
NEXT MEETING: Friday 31 August 2018
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Palmerston North networking meeting venue is sponsored by Whiteley Corporation
These meetings are a less formal way of bringing people involved in reprocessing medical devices together to discuss issues and keep up to date. Come along and meet your colleagues in the industry and bring along any subject for discussion. Attendees can bring along some nibbles and liquid refreshments if they like. A meal will be ordered and delivered and the cost shared on the night. Certificates will be issued on the night to go towards your education portfolio.
Bay of Plenty Seminar
Saturday 11th August 2018, 8.30 registration
Grace Hospital Conference Room, Grace Hospital, Cheyne Road, Pyes Pa
Jenny has arranged another interesting morning for the region. Please click here for the programme
Want to join the Leaders contact list?
Email Shelagh Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to be notified by email have your name added to the contact list by providing your details to Shelagh. Being on the contact list also puts you in contact with other leaders in NZ and keeps you up with meeting agendas and any queries being placed to the group.
Halyard Steam Meetings
For further information contact Anna Dyson, email: email@example.com
There are 3 meetings held and this year they are going to be:
19 May – Christchurch – Chateau on the Park a Double Tree by Hilton, 189 Deans Avenue, Riccarton, The Camelot Room
16 June – Auckland – Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington, Panmure, Exhibition Room
30 June – Napier / Hastings – Clubs Hastings, 308 Victoria Street, Hastings
As information on venues and programmes come available it will be added to the page.
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