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.

Dr Oliver Beacon Award

Motor Neurone Disease Association of New Zealand is proud to honour, acknowledge and celebrate individuals, groups or services providing a positive contribution to service, care, improvement, or innovation in support of people with MND.

Dr David Oliver, internationally acclaimed physician who has dedicated much of his life to enhancing the quality of life of people with MND through his practice, his writing and his teaching, generously agreed to his name to be associated with this prestigious award.

Each year has a theme and the 2019 theme was: Acknowledging an individual or team making a difference on the journey of people or families living with motor neurone disease.

To download the nomination form for 2020 click here.

Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminar – Auckland – 17-18 August 2019

Walt Fritz, PT’s Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminar for Neck, Voice, and Swallowing Disorders targets the patient populations of the SLT/SLP and voice professional, as well as other therapists with an interest in treatment to this area. The seminar is 14.5 contact hours with the science behind myofascial release and manual therapies examined, with a simple yet comprehensive narrative built and used throughout the class. Principles of manual therapy are introduced and reinforced through guided and assisted instruction, all in the context of a patient-directed model of care. Find out more.

Registration and full details at

Effective Grammar Intervention for Children with Developmental Language Disorder

Dr Karen Smith-Lock, 9th September 2019

This 1-day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event is intended for Speech-Language Therapists working in a paediatric setting with children aged from 3 upwards, including school-aged children. Participants will be assumed to have knowledge of childhood language disorder (i.e. specific language impairment, developmental language disorders) and English grammar.

Following this event participants will:

  • Have up-to-date knowledge of the evidence base for grammar treatment in children with developmental language disorders.
  • Be able to consider treatment parameters when working with children with developmental language disorders (treatment techniques, frequency of intervention, treatment fidelity and model of service delivery).
  • Be able to identify appropriate treatment targets and plan treatment activities and techniques for children with development language disorders.
  • Be able to evaluate treatment success in the clinical setting.

Speech Language Therapists interested in this event can register by clicking here.

For more information about the event and other CPD events, go to

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.