2018 Doing Great Things Together

Dr Richard Aickin, Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Starship Hospital, Auckland

Trauma in Babies and Young Children

Dr Craig Ellis, Deputy Medical Director

St John

Telemedicine – The Future of Medicine

Carolyn Pezaro, Head of Psychology Royal New Zealand Air Force Decluttering the Mind
Dr Chip Gresham, Emergency Medicine Specialist
Consultant Toxicologist
Middlemore Hospital
National Poisons Centre
Emergency Assessment and Care of the Poisoned Patient
Major Brendan Wood, Senior Lecturer/Military
Programme Leader Paramedicine
AUT Old Dogs New Tricks – Let’s talk about teaching adults

2017 Partners in Excellence

Dr Annette Beautrais, Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury

South Canterbury District Health Board

Suicide Risks for Rescue Heroes (SCDHD) - First Responders and Suicide Prevention

Dr Angie Farrow, Assoc. Prof. Professor in the School of English and Media Studies

Massey University

Engage, enhance, enliven: practical tips and techniques to enhance learner engagement

Prof Julie Considine, Chair in Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University

Why we do what we do – evidence and Basic Life Support/ Cervical spine immobilisation – where are we at? 

Dr Andy Swain, Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine

Wgt School of Medicine

Being the Good Samaritan – Now and in the Future

Dr Annette Beautrais, Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury

South Canterbury District Health Board

Suicide Risks for Rescue Heroes (SCDHD) - First Responders and Suicide Prevention

Lucy Schiefflebien, Operations Manager

National Poisons Centre

Poisoning – you can’t just kiss it better

Anne-Marie Frew, Nurse Specialist

Hutt Valley DHB

Managing diabetic emergencies; highs and lows

2016 Achieving Success

Simon Curran, Managing Director

Shine Ltd

The importance of Defibulators - The gamble most of us don’t know we are taking –

Jackie Crawford, Senior Cardiac Physiologist

Auckland Hospital

Cardiac Inherited Disease - Detect, Protect, Enable

Michael Quinn, Partner and head of Employment team

Quigg Partners

Meeting the Challenge under the Health and Safety at Work Act

Kevin Nation. Acting General Manager

NZ Resuscitation Council

(ANZCOR) revised resuscitation and first aid guidelines - From Science to Sensibility - Guidelines 2016

David Nielsen, Evaluation Advisor

Brett Derecourt National Evaluator

Skills Organisation

First Aid training providers with the tools they need to bring quality learning outcomes for their trainees.

2015 Embracing Progress – a Brave new World

Dr Richard Aickin, Paediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist

Starship Hospital, Auckland

Role of a first aider in a changing health environment - The new process behind developing First Aid Guidelines (NZRC, ARC and ILCOR)

Detective Senior Sargent Glen Turner

NZ Police

Crime Scene Evidence Preservation

Professor Hugh Grantham, Head of Paramedic Unit

Flinders University, Australia

How first aiders can make a difference in the field.

Paul Davy, Senior Lecture and Head of Paramedicine

School of Clinical Sciences in the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at Auckland University of Technology

Does teaching the public CPR influence outcomes in out-in-hospital cardiac arrest?

NigeL Cox, Learning & Development Advisor

Victim Support

Working with Grief and Emotional Trauma

2014 A Glimpse into the Future

Jane von Dadelszen, NZQA, Deputy Chief Executive

Quality Assurance

The new First Aid landscape

Sue Harraway, National Moderation Facilitator

Libby Archer, First Aid National Moderator


TAMs feedback on the 2014 onsite moderation visits

Paul Jarvie, Manager of Occupational Health and Safety

Employers Manufacturing Association

Task Force Report

Alice Paul, Asthma Nurse Educator

Asthma Wellington

Asthma Management

Dr. Deb Robinson, Sports Physician

Sportsmed Christchurch

Sports Concussion – an update on sideline assessment and management

Debbie Ruwhiu, Staff Development Educator

Southern Institute of Technology

Integrating Cultural awareness into class delivery

Paul Mitchell, Senior Advisor / Registrar Adventure Activities, Certifications, Approvals and Registrations Team


Work Place Health and Safety

2013 Promoting Quality in Emergency Care Training

Richard Thornton, Deputy, Chief Executive


Future State and Update on First Aid Review

Katy Wilkinson, Communication Centre Manager

Central Ambulance Communication

The 111 call process Wellington Free Ambulance Service

Dr Peter Larsen, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Anaesthesia

University of Otago, Wellington

Factors influencing survival from out of hospital cardiac arrest in  Wellington

Yvette Millard, Senior Poisons Information Officer

National Poisons Centre

Acute situations in poisoning

Dr Doug King, Clinical Nurse Specialist (Minor Injuries); Research Associate

AUT University

Minor injury care – Steps towards continuity of care

Dr Tony Smith, Medical Director

St John

Role of a first aider in a changing health environment

Lindsay McTavish, Paediatric Diabetes Nurse Specialist

Diabetes Centre

Acute situations in diabetes – Hypoglycemia/Hyperglycemia

Gabrielle Bähler, Programme and Development Manager

St John

Tips and tools for short course delivery

2012 Promoting Quality in Emergency Care Training

Linda Glogau, Manager, Qualifications Services“


Best Practice First Aid Assessment

Dr Karen Poutasi, Chief Executive,


Quality First Aid

Richard Steel, Manager Technical Support Services

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Labour Group (MBIE).

Workplace First Aid

Maggie Jakob-Hoff, Consultant

Resonance Research

Practical Ideas and Tips for Evaluators

John Hamilton, Director

Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The value of PTE Preparedness

Jonathon Webber, Advanced Qualified Lifeguard, Registered Comprehensive Nurse, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, Honorary Senior Clinical Tutor (AUT), Resuscitation Officer (Auckland City Hospital)

Surf Life Saving NZ

Auckland University of Technology

Auckland City Hospital

From Drowning to Survival: A Resuscitation Case Study

Ian Rowe, Regional Manager


Ako Aotearoa (UCOL Palmerston North)

Teaching tips and strategies for tertiary educators

Moira Gilmour, Specialist Detox Nurse


AOD – the problem, the issues and the First Aid Solutions

2011 Promoting Quality in Emergency Care Training

Dr Richard Aickin, Director of Child Health,

Auckland District Health Board

Update on Emergencies in Children

Dr Jenny Visser, Senior Lecturer in Travel Medicine

Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago

Challenges of First Aid in Remote Locations

Murray Lord, CEO

MedicAlert® Foundation - New Zealand Inc

Vital Health Information, Global Access

Angeline Upchurch, Clinical Nurse Educator,

Hutt Valley DHB, Burns Unit

Emergency Management of Burns

Stuart Wright, Director


Encouraging Independent Learners

Tim Fowler, Deputy Chief Executive, Quality Assurance


Quality Assurance and the First Aid Sector