Day 1:
Tuesday, 17 November 2020


Registration desk opens


Exhibition hall opens for delegates

8.30am    Welcome tea and coffee in the exhibition area 


MC, Rawdon Christie

Official opening, Mihi

Welcome from Simon O'Dowd, NZACA Chair


Opening Address: Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health


Keynote presentationEliminating COVID-19 in New Zealand

Professor Michael Baker, Dept of Public Health, University of Otago.

Sponsored by


Panel session: Leadership in a Pandemic, hosted by Rawdon Christie

Dr Suze Wilson, Massey Executive Development, Massey University

Dr Frances Hughes, Chair Nursing Leadership Group

Dan Ormond, Director Latitude, Strategy and Communications 

12.15pm       Lunch in Exhibition hall

                      Sponsored by 



NZACA/ EBOS Healthcare Excellence in Care Award finalist presentations

2.15pm    Afternoon tea in Exhibition Hall


Panel session: Managing COVID-19 Outbreaks in Rest Homes, hosted by Rawdon Christie

Concurrent Sessions

3.30pm    Workshop session 1

                interRAI Innovations post COVID-19, Michele McCreadie, TAS

3.30pm    Workshop session 2

                Business Resilience in a Pandemic, Ross Currie, ASB and Warick Dunn, Masonic Villages                      Trust

3.30pm    Workshop  session 3

                Setting Covid-19 Policy, Anna Blackwell and Virginia Sisson
                ARC Nursing Leadership Group.


 NZACA strategy session (members only)

      5.00pm   Welcome Function in TSB Arena (ends 6.30pm)

                     Sponsored by


      7.30pm  Gala Dinner

                    Featuring the NZACA/EBOS Healthcare Excellence in Care Awards ceremony

                    Venue: TSB Arena (ends 11.30pm)

                    Sponsored by





*This programme is subject to change

TBC - presenter to be confirmed


Updated 30 September 2020.