Honouring the Plants

NZAMH Conference/AGM 18-20 May, 2018
AUT South Campus, Auckland, New Zealand

Calling all Herbalists, Healers & Health Practitioners!!!

We are inviting all  practitioners, students and interested people who want to learn more about medical herbalism to attend our 2018 Conference. Registrations will open in March.

So mark your calendar, YOU are warmly welcomed to the annual NZAMH Conference! Everyone is welcome to participate in the main events, NZAMH members and non-members alike.

Our conference is one of our favourite events of the year, it’s a time when we all come together to feel the strength in collegiality and support from our peers. It is also a time to learn and refresh our skills and update our continuing professional education hours.

Members are encouraged to attend the AGM on Friday evening, we are currently undertaking careful planning and expect this years AGM to be an efficient and harmonious process that sets the stage for unity, collegiality and a positive future.

The conference and AGM is a blend of lectures, shared meals, discussion, meetings and also pre-workshop events (members only).

Please explore this page, and if you have any questions drop us a line! We hope to see you in May!

This Year’s Speaker Lineup

Below from left: Leah Hechtman, Chlöe Swarbrick, Dr Airdre Grant, Julia Davidson, Yvonne Gattung, Eva Scherer;  also presenting but not pictured below are Karen Pearson and workshop facilitators Nicola Dean and Sue Snell

“The best thing that I liked was catching up with fellow herbal practitioners, that I only see once a year at these events!”

“Loved the variety of speakers and topics and how they complemented one another”

Speaker topics

Click on a link below for details:

Eva Scherer: Biophilia Community Gardens – an opportunity to bring children back to nature

Leah Hechtman: Endometriosis – The interplay between the immune and reproductive systems

Yvonne Gattung: Low ovarian reserve – fact or fiction

Julia Davidson: Personal experience of living with breast cancer

Dr Airdre Grant: The merit of pain

NZAMH Mentoring Workshop with Nicola Dean and others

Karen Pearson: Treating people with mental illness with herbs – keeping to a low budget

Leah Hechtman: Premature ovarian failure (POF) and clinical responsibility

Chlöe Swarbrick: Medicinal cannabis in NZ – current situation

The Programme

Saturday 19 May, 2018 - Conference Day 1
  • 8:00 – 8:45 – ARRIVAL and REGISTRATION
  • 8:45 – 9:00 – Welcome & Announcements
  • 9:00 – 9:45 – Eva Scherer: Biophilia organic gardens – teaching children
  • 9:45 – 10:15 – MORNING TEA
  • 10:15 – 11:30 – Leah Hechtman: Endometriosis – The interplay between the immune and reproductive systems
  • 11:30 – 12:30 – Yvonne Gattung: Low ovarian reserve – fact or fiction?
  • 12:30 – 1:30 – LUNCH
  • 1:30 – 2:30 – Julia Davidson: Personal experience of living with breast cancer
  • 2:30 – 3:30 – Dr Airdre Grant: The merit of pain
  • 3:30 – 4:00 – AFTERNOON TEA
  • 4:00 – 5:00 – NZAMH Mentoring Workshop with Sue Snell and Nicola Dean
  • 5:00 – 6:30 TRADE TABLES / DRINKS / FREE TIME
  • 6:30 – DINNER and ENTERTAINMENT (optional – booking essential)
Sunday 20 May, 2018 - Conference Day 2
  • 8:30 to 9:00 – ARRIVAL and REFRESHMENTS
  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Karen Pearson: Treating people with mental illness with herbs – keeping to a low budget
  • 10:00 – 10:30 – MORNING TEA
  • 10:30 – 11:30 – Leah Hechtman: Premature ovarian failure (POF) and clinical responsibility
  • 11:30 – 12:00 – Panel Discussion
  • 12:00 – 1:00 – LUNCH
  • 1:00 – 3:00 – NZAMH Members Discussion & General Meeting
  • 3:00 – 3:30 – AFTERNOON TEA
  • 3:30 – 4:30 – Chloe Swarbrick – Medicinal cannabis in NZ – current situation
  • 4:30 – 5:00 Lucky Door Prize and Closing Ceremony

Registration Opens March

Workshops & Special Events

We are in the process of organising a number of workshops and new events this year:

  • First Aid Certificate – this is being planned for the Friday with Red Cross, Manakau. Spaces are strictly limited, only those who have booked for conference may book for heavily discounted NZAMH first aid training. We’re still figuring out the finer details and will update members in due course. Remember you receive 3 months grace from first aid trainers, so check when you need to do renewal and see if is something that will work for you at this time.
  • Mentoring Workshop – this will be during the conference, on the Saturday afternoon.
  • Auckland Botanical GardensPossibly a Friday afternoon field trip (depending on interest and feasibility) – it’s only 10 km from the conference venue.
  • A Gardeners Table – to provide a platform for members to share their seeds, seedlings and plants with others. We are super excited about this new initiative, it has huge potential and we hope it will effectively build herbal community and connect herbalists throughout the country as well as being a way in which we can give back to the plants with which we engage in healing. If you can’t make it to conference this year, we would love you to connect with us by sending in seed packets to share with others 🙂

This Years Stunning Venue…

This years conference is being held at the new eco-award winning AUT South Campus in Manakau, Auckland.

Beautiful open spaces, indoor outdoor flow with lots of seating and nooks and crannies to socialize in, and an incredibly comfortable lecture hall with raked seating so you can see clearly no matter where you’re seated. Each seat also has its own little desk as well. We are sure you’ll love it as much as we do! 

The venue is only 10km from the airport, so those flying in can easily make their way to the venue. There’s plenty of parking for those driving, and there is a range of accommodation options nearby.

A full array of shopping is also close, as the venue is in the heart of Manakau City! There’s a huge range of places to explore in South Auckland, including gardens, shopping and even rollercoaster rides!

 

Location
640 Great South Rd, Manukau
Auckland 2025

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Conference Info

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Members only Early Bird $230.00 for full weekend if paid in FULL BY Friday 12th APRIL 2018.

Registrations close Friday 11th May 2018. Due to the need to confirm numbers for the venue, no registrations will be accepted after this date. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after this date.

Costs include morning and afternoon teas, tea and coffee and lunch. Cost for the Saturday night dinner is extra; it includes entertainment and some liquid refreshments.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:

Attendance at the Conference and AGM provides 10 CPE Points per day, a maximum of 25 CPE Points for the event.

GETTING THERE:

FLYING: Flights to Auckland are frequent from all parts of New Zealand, and Auckland has an international airport. The venue is a short 10 km drive away, or around 15-20 minute drive.

DRIVING: Heading north on the Southern Motorway, take exit 449A-B towards Great South Road. It’s not far from Manakau City and Rainbows end.

PARKING: Over the weekend there is plenty of free parking on site.

ACCOMMODATION:

Costs do not include accommodation, however accommodation is available near the venue.

LUCKY DOOR PRIZE:

Persons attending the full weekend will go into the draw for the lucky door prize. This is generously provided by several herbal manufacturers. You must be in to win!

ENQUIRIES:

Please contact the Conference Coordinator: conference@nzamh.org.nz

Accommodation

Conference costs do not include accommodation, however accommodation is available near the venue.

NZAMH does not have any preferential deals for accomodation, but below is a list of potential accommodation venues in alphabetical order

Allenby Park Hotel

Within 5 mins walking distance to AUT campus and in walking distance to all amenities, café, restaurants.  Prices from $195 per night

Address:  477 Great South Road, Papatoetoe, Manukau

Phone: 09 277 7320

Email: info@allenbyparkhotel.co.nz

Web: www.allenbyparkhotel.co.nz

Expedia:  Allenby Park Hotel

Budget Travellers Inn

Within 5 mins walking distance to AUT campus.  Prices from $82 per night

Address: 558 Great South Rd, Papatoetoe

Phone: 09 277 7320

Email: enquire@budgetravellers.co.nz

Web:  www.budgetravellers.co.nz

Manukau Motor Lodge

Within 5 mins walking distance to AUT campus and in walking distance to all amenities, café, restaurants.  Prices from $175 per night

Address: 631 Great South Road, Manukau Central

Phone: 0800 847 483

Email: info@manukaumotorlodge.co.nz

Web: manukaumotorlodge.co.nz

Expedia: Manukau Motor Lodge