Medication without harm – how will New Zealand rise to The Challenge?

  • Event start: 30 Oct 2017 9:30am
  • Event end: 3 Nov 2017 4:00pm
  • Location: Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Dunedin

Medication safety regional workshops

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in partnership with ACC and MedSafe, is hosting a series of medication safety workshops between 30 October and 3 November 2017 in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Dunedin.

These unique full-day workshops will be led by medication safety experts, who will support participants to meet today’s medication safety challenges.

As well as being a precursor to Patient Safety Week (5-11 November 2017), the purpose of these workshops is to continue to build the profile of medication safety in New Zealand, and to discuss how we might address our response to the WHO’s Global Challenge.

Introducing keynote speaker

Michael HamiltonDr Michael JA Hamilton BSc, BEd, MD, MPH, CCFP

Physician Lead and Medication Safety Specialist, Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada)

Michael has over 15 years of clinical medicine involvement in rural, remote, and urban practice, with experience in emergency medicine, long-term care, inpatient care and office practice.

He has a number of oversight and leadership roles within the organisation including leading ISMP Canada’s national opioid safety project, Safer decisions save lives. As part of the incident analysis group, he participates in the investigation of medication errors, contributes to the dissemination of safety recommendations, and collaborates in research projects with the institute.

Workshop details

When Where Programme
30 October 2017

Jet Park Hotel and Conference Centre
63 Westney Rd, Mangere, Auckland

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31 October 2017

Hotel Novotel Tainui
7 Alma St, Hamilton

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2 November 2017

Pipitea Marae and Function Centre
55-59 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 

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3 November 2017

The Dunedin Centre
1 Harrop St, Dunedin

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All workshops run 9.30am – 4.00pm.


Cost to attend is $85 plus GST per person.

Register here 

Limited to 80 participants per workshop.

View the event flyer here

For more information, contact Jess Bilton on (04) 901 6086 or

Last updated 20/10/2017