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Arthritis New Zealand Conference


Mon 16 Apr 2012, 9:00am–4:00pm

Where: Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Rd, Mt Wellington, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Arthritis New Zealand members: $20.00
  • Public: $50.00
  • Health professionals: $250.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: ArthritisNZ

Arthritis New Zealand would like to invite interested members of the public and health professionals to join our staff, clients and Arthritis New Zealand members for a one-day, public conference.

Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive Sandra Kirby says the conference is aimed at raising awareness of arthritis.

“Arthritis is a serious health condition with no known cure and is the single greatest cause of disability in New Zealand. More than half a million people are affected by arthritis during their lifetime.

“For people living with arthritis, one of the most important steps in self-management is to learn as much as possible. The more you know, the better prepared you are to enjoy a better quality of life. Our conference will be a great chance for people to learn about the latest research and access expert knowledge on the management of arthritis,” said Sandra.

Keynote speakers include internationally-recognised specialists and researchers, including Professor Keith Rome, Associate Professor Lisa Stamp, Dr Peter Larmer and Dr Rosamund Vallings.

Sessions will include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia, pain management and hand therapy and many others.

Registration costs – Arthritis New Zealand members $20, non-members $50, and health professionals $250.

To learn more about arthritis, the conference, or to register your attendance, visit

About the speakers:

Auckland University of Technology’s Keith Rome is responsible in developing and implementing a podiatric research strategy for the School of Podiatry and works in collaboration with colleagues within the Health & Rehabilitation Research Institute, where he is also a co-director.

University of Otago’s Lisa Stamp has published almost 60 papers in high-impact journals, received major awards in her field and has attracted significant grants from the Health Research Council and other funding bodies for research projects on gout and rheumatoid arthritis.

Dr Peter Larmer is the current Head, School of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies, Auckland University of Technology. Peter’ research interests include: guidelines for the physiotherapy management of ankle sprains and patient perceptions and performance of physical tasks following ankle sprains. His current research focus is around osteoarthritis and health outcome measures.

Dr Rosamund Vallings has over three decades experience in the field of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and is one of New Zealand’s leading authority on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She was recognised by the Queen in the 2008 New Year Honours when awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM).

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