– Events

Unless stated otherwise, these events are not being run by or in conjunction with the NZSTA.  If you would like to list an upcoming event on this website, please contact National Office.

 Please note events are listed chronologically.

BLADES – Adding Meaning and Interaction to Language Therapy for 2-5 Year Olds by Mellanie Sherwood on August 20 & August 21 2018

This 2-day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event is intended for Speech-Language Pathologists/Speech and Language Therapists working with a general paediatric caseload.

Following this event participants will:

  • Become familiar with typical language development (semantics, pragmatics, grammar) from 2-5 years as shown  in the Blades study
  • Use this information to plan and implement an informal assessment of language in this age range
  • Select goals from this assessment, and
  • Effect change in the language in children, focussing on meaning and interaction

Speech Language Therapists interested in this event can register via www.skillbuildersslt.com/training. Early bird registration closes 5pm 20th July 2018.


12th European Laryngological Society Congress 2018 – May 16 – 19, 2018

The 12th ELS Congress 2018 is an important event providing an excellent platform for a scientific exchange and discussion between research and health professionals working in the laryngology field.

The Scientific Programme Committee is preparing an exciting programme with 12 Keynote Lectures and 18 Round Tables that highlight novel findings in the field of laryngology. Also, the E-poster sessions, 14 Instructional Courses and 3 Video sessions offer a wide range of opportunities to enhance and enrich the professional experience.

The programme is going to be designed to attract a wide audience of experts from all over the world. Click here for more details.


New Zealand Audiological Society – 42nd Annual Conference – 4-7 July 2018

Abstract submissions close 1 March 2018. Click here to find out more.


Hanen It Takes Two To Talk Workshop – 4-6 July 2018

Join us in Christchurch, NZ on July 4-6, 2018for the It Takes Two to Talk® Hanen Certification workshop!

This 3-day workshop is for Speech-Language therapists who work with young children with language delays (birth to 5 years) and their families. With hands-on interactive training, you’ll learn effective, research-based strategies for involving parents in the early intervention process to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child. When you take It Takes Two to Talk, you will be certified to lead It Takes Two to Talk – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delay. Space is Limited and our workshops fill quickly! For more information or to register, email workshops@hanen.org or visit our website.


Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists’ (PASP) Convention July 21-22, 2018 – Call for Papers

Deadline for submissions: March 30, 2018 (11:59 PM Philippine Standard Time)

Notice of Acceptance: On or before April 30, 2018

We are happy to announce that the Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists (PASP) is now accepting abstracts for poster and oral presentations for its 2nd National Convention on July 21-22, 2018. We are partnering with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for this Convention. Local and international authors are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts relevant to the topic areas suggested.  A review panel will evaluate all abstract submissions. All accepted papers will be published in the convention booklet and posted on our website.


ORL 2018 Conference: Online Registration Open

On behalf of the Organising Committee I wish to extend to you a warm southern welcome to the 71st Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, to be held at the Rydges Hotel, Queenstown, from 16-19 October 2018.


Autism NZ FANZ (Framework for Autism in NZ)

When: Check link above
Where: Nationwide

FANZ is a two-day introductory programme about autism that enables participants to create a framework for understanding and supporting a person with autism. FANZ is specifically designed for family/whānau/caregivers, educators, health professionals, and anyone involved with a child or adult on the Autism Spectrum, who wants a further understanding about autism and practical strategies, to enhance the lives and maximise the learning opportunities of those with autism



“Evidence based practice website for speech language therapists called speechBITE – Speech Pathology Best Interventions and Treatment Efficacy database. SpeechBITE is a freely available international EBP resource.”



CEU Allied Health is a continued education unit provider regarding Speech Language Pathology. A range of recorded and self-study courses are available.

Self-study/recorded courses online can be purchased now in the areas of:

1. Utilization of FEESST to Predict Aspiration Risk
2. Tracheostomy and Ventilator Dependent Population: Dysphagia
3. Multi-Disciplinary Dysphagia Team for Pressure Ulcer Management
4. Internal Branch Superior Laryngeal Nerve: Sensory/Swallow Functions
5. Endoscopic Swallowing Exam for Dysphagia Assessment
6. Tracheostomy Tube Use for Adult and Geriatric Patients
7. The FEESST Exam and the Use of Anesthesia

Ceuallied Health would like to bring your attention to a recorded self-study course “The iPad: Technology Tool for Communication and Language”  which is available for $29.99. The course has audio, pictorial, and video content and is .15 CEU points.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Visiting Professional Programme in Speech & Language

The Visiting Professional Programmes (VPPs), also known as attachments, are offered to clinicians who wish to undertake a period of observership or undertake hands on clinical practice and experience Guy’s and St Thomas’ in operation as a quaternary London teaching hospital. Programmes typically range from six weeks to twelve months.

The Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Visiting Professional Programme offers the opportunity to work within multiple speech and language specialties within our adult services, specifically ENT, voice, and head and neck oncology services. The programme is set in both the hospital workplace, integrating visitors into the adult SLT team, and within a community setting. Click the link above to find out more.