Hospital Play Specialists Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand Inc.

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Conference 2018 10 Sep 2017

The Conference Planning Committee is seeking submissions for presentations to the Hospital Play Specialists Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand (HPSAANZ) conference to be held 12 14 April, 2018. Our biennial conference is an opportunity for those working as Hospital Play Specialists and associated professions to participate in educational and networking sessions. Abstracts are invited for 30 minutes, 1.5 hours and posters. 

Abstracts must be electronically submitted in the format outlined within the attached document and sent to by Friday 3rd November 2017. All submissions will be reviewed by the Conference Programming Committee (including an external advisor) and applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of the closing date. It is expected that by submitting an abstract, applicants are committed to registering for and presenting at the conference. Presenters will be offered the early bird rate for registration and are responsible for all travel, accommodation and presentation costs. 

For further information regarding abstracts, please contact:

The Conference Programming Committee at

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Save the date! HPSAANZ Conference 201810 Sep 2017

The HPSAANZ Executive Committee is pleased to announce the dates for the upcoming 9th Biennial International conference,

entitled "21 years young and not too old to play".

12th - 14th April, 2018,  Ernest and Marion Davis Library, Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland, NZ.

More information to follow soon

All enquiries to


Updated Registration Booklet13 May 2017

The review of the Registration Booklet is now complete and the 2017 version available here on the website. The next round of registration applications is due in July and applicants will need to follow these new guidelines.

For further information, please contact the Registration Council at

- Registration Council

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