Dates: Thursday 29 February - Friday 1 March 2024
Venue: Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland
Keynote speaker: Dave "The Brown Buttabean" Letele - Remarkable, inspirational and motivational speaker
The 2024 NZNO College of Stomal Therapy Nursing theme is “INNOVATION”. The Conference brings together over 100 healthcare professionals from across Aotearoa New Zealand to learn, network, discuss, and broaden horizons.
Our conference includes specialists speaking on gastric mapping, bowel cancer screening, advances in surgical technique, nutrition, pelvic floor rehabilitation and more!
Who We Are
Stomal therapy nursing and care of the patient with a faecal and/or urinary stoma is a challenging, yet deeply rewarding working partnership between a patient and nurse. A Stomal Therapist (STN) provides individualised care to the person with a stoma and their family or whānau across the care continuum, promoting self-care for long-term health gain. A STN draws on their knowledge, skill and experience to create a plan of care that optimise a patient’s quality of life and abdominal health. STNs are committed to te Tiriti o Waitangi articles and as health professionals, we are serious in demonstrating our active protection roles with patients, their family, and whānau. When working with Māori, the STNs knowledge and skills framework seeks to reflect the requirements for STNs as documented in the NZNOCSTN Standards of Practice 2015, including Kāwanatanga, Rangatiratanga, Ōritetanga and Wairuatanga. Bringing this all together, we work in a multi-disciplinary team to provide optimised health care for the patient, their family/whānau and their stoma. This conference is for you, your upskilling and bringing you innovations in the field of colorectal and the gastrointestinal health care.