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About the Conference

Why this conference?

There are hundreds of thousands of people who are living with the ongoing effects of PTSD and trauma in our country. Many of these people and their families suffer each and every day. As a nation we must take proactive steps to prevent this from occurring and offer the most effective treatments to people living with trauma.


The Riccarton Park Function Centre is located at 165 Racecourse Road, Ōtautahi - Christchurch, about ten minutes away from airport. There is plenty of onsite parking.


The main part of the conference will take place between 9am-5pm, Monday the 27th of February - Wednesday the 1st of March. There will be a social hour from 5pm-6pm on the Monday and Tuesday.

Where to stay

On a budget

Jailhouse Accommodation, (It's an old jail with comfortable accommodation, in case you are worried, yes, they will let you out in the morning)

Mid-range price

Across the road from the conference venue there is the Racecourse Hotel,

There is the Riccarton Hotel which is about 15 minutes away from the venue,

Higher price This is about ten minutes away.

Conference Committee

Michael Hempseed, Director of Frontiers of Hope,

Beverley Flitton PhD

Dame Sue Bagshaw MD

Penelope Craig GP

Ruth Troughton Mental Health Physio NZRP

Patricia Champion PhD

Kelly Ngaronoa

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NZ Trauma Conference
NZ Trauma Conference
27 Feb, 9:00 am – 01 Mar, 5:00 pm
Riccarton Park Function Centre,
165 Racecourse Road, Broomfield, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
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