Sands National Conference 2019
Sudima Christchurch Airport Hotel, Christchurch, New Zealand
Friday 20 September to Sunday 22 September 2019
8:30-5:30 Friday 20 September 2019
9:00-5:30 Saturday 21 September 2019
10:00am Sunday 22 September - Memorial Service
"Rebuilding your Life"
Being a city devastated by a major earthquake and having to rebuild, we found the theme quite fitting for this area. As the city rebuilds, so do we rebuild our lives after our own 'earthquake'. How we do this, where we find support, and the journey of a city and ourselves were quite symbolic, especially in relation to grief. So we felt it quite fitting to follow this theme throughout our 2019 Conference.
We usually allocate hours for conference from the Funeral Service Training Trust and reach PD requirements from the Midwifery Council. We aim to have this again, please return at a later date to view more information.
Our Keynote Speakers:
Since surviving the loss of her triplets in a tragic fire in Qatar, Jane has completed a Bachelors of Counselling and is now working alongside people experiencing difficulties in their lives such as trauma, grief and loss, postnatal depression, relationship difficulties and addiction.
Janel Atlas is a PhD candidate of English at the University of Delaware. Her research centres on emotion and writing studies, particularly the importance of writing about loss, grief, and trauma. She is especially interested in ways in which a writing practice helps individuals process and grow through difficult experiences.
Award winning journalist Miriama Kamo is the host and correspondent for TVNZ’s flagship current affairs programme Sunday, and for Maori current affairs programme Marae. Miriama is also a writer, she released her first children’s book The Stolen Stars of Matariki in 2018. As an endometriosis sufferer Miriama is passionate about women’s health and issues related to fertility A mother of two, she is the ambassador for Endometriosis NZ.
Formerly a Hawke’s Bay doctor, David was appointed Professor of Maori and Indigenous Research at Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in early 2017. He was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Maori and health in 2018. From Porangahau and Ngati Kere and Ngati Manuhiri descent, David has spent his working life promoting Maori health. Celebrated for the work he has undertaken to prevent SUDI deaths, he worked with weavers and Maori midwives in developing the wahakura woven flax bassinet and “its little sister”, the plastic Pepi-Pod.
Conference & Special Events
Our conference schedule will be full of great speakers and will run on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 September.
We will be having a Memorial Service on Sunday 22 September at 10am which you are all welcome to attend!
$345.00 for a bereaved parent or Sands group committee member
$445 for a professional