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.

Palliative Care Lecture Series 2020

Teleconference | various dates

This education opportunity is designed for healthcare professionals with an interest in palliative care. The lectures will be delivered via teleconference with a PowerPoint presentation. The lectures take place on the first Thursday of every month from February to December 2020 from 7.30 to 8.30am.

You can find out more information about this event here

Dysphagia: Swallowing Difficulties and Medicines

Online | 6 week course, free

This course will enhance the knowledge of any person involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia.

Start straight away and learn at your own pace.

You can find out more information about this event here

Speech Language Therapy Practice with Trans and Gender Diverse adults and young people

17 and 24 November 2020

A Zoom workshop facilitated by Dr. Jenni Oates

For full information and to register, view brochure

Contact person: Meghann Grawburg, PhD

Video Interaction Guidance – 2 day (4 x 1/2 day) Initial Training Course Online 

23, 24, 25 & 26 November 2020

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) is an intervention that aims to improve communication, attunement and empathy within relationships. It is most typically used for interactions between children and adults, either parents or professionals, although it can also be used within pairs (or even groups) of adults. VIG accredited guides engage parents, professionals and children who wish to enter a process of change. In essence, the guide is there to support the clients to resolve their current difficulties through increasing their sensitivity and attunement in interactions within the relationship. Its aim is to give individuals a chance to reflect on their interactions, drawing attention to elements that are successful and supporting clients to make changes where desired through skillful guidance.

Course/facilitator information here

All queries please contact

Hidden Disabilities through a Digital Lens – webinar

3 December, 12:30pm – 2:00pm  

Free ‘lunch & learn’ webinar

  • Monique Leith – Director, Principal Planner at Leith Consulting, shares her experience with Zoom’s no auto captioning
  • Nick Stoneman – Founder NZ Disability Advisory Trust and advocate for people with disabilities
  • Lyneen Allen – Deafblind Coordinator at Blind Low Vision NZ & Founder of Positive Deaf New Zealand, a portal for Deaf people to connect digitally through stories, crafts and dancing
  • Neil Jarvis, Moderator – Accessibility Consultant for digital and e-communications.

More information click here
Register here

ASfAR 2020 Online Autism Conference – Autism in Adolescence and Adulthood 

10 – 11 December, 12pm – 8pm NZDT 

For full information on keynote and invited speakers and to register, view brochure
Registrations close 4 December 2020

Contact person: Larah van der Meer

Intensive course in Dysphagia Diagnosis & Management

Christchurch | Two full weeks, Monday – Saturday inclusive: 25 Jan to 6 February 2021

Registration Fee:   $1300 NZD incl GST

To register interest please email or FB message Prof Maggie-lee Huckabee


NZSTA 2021 Conference

Christchurch | Monday 30 August – Wednesday 1 September 2021

Aoraki Iho Ake: Grounded – Aspiring – Connected

For more information visit the Conference website page.

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 2020 theme is: Excellence in Solution Finding.

To download the nomination form for 2020 click here.


“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.