Thanks to everyone who attended, shared, spoke and helped make our 2018 Conference so wonderful.

Keep an eye on this page for post-conference updates.


CLICK HERE to view and download a short version of our programme.

And CLICK HERE to view and download a full list of the Conference Abstracts.


For any queries, contact


17 December

Conference Feedback Summary

Thanks to all those who filled in our online feedback form; below is a brief summary from this very useful information:









27 October

And … that’s a wrap!

Wow – what a wonderful conference we’ve just finished at Te Papa in Wellington.

Here’s what it looked like in numbers:
– 3 years in the planning
– 7 (pleased + weary!) IMHAANZ Executive Committee members
– 7 Conference ‘Helpers’
– 3 International Keynote Speakers
– 3 New Zealand Keynote Speakers
– 18 different sessions covering a range of IMH topics
– 1 IMHAANZ Address honouring Patricia Champion
– 1 Launch of the booklet Two Homes | Ngā Kainga e Rua: Supporting relationships for babies and toddlers with two homes in Aotearoa New Zealand (more info on this on our website soon)
– 180 conference delegates over the 3 days
– 97.7% of feedback respondents (so far) said it was ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very Good’
– 3 years until the next one!







17 October


Registration for conference closes at the end of day this Friday 19 October. We’re so excited that so many people have registered for our amazing looking conference – and look forward to seeing many of you at Te Papa next week …

Don’t forget to register for the TWO international keynote workshops you would like to attend (see 15 October info below).

15 October

All conference delegates should have received an email letting them know some important information about registering for the international keynote workshops at our conference next week. Read below for more about this:

Our three international keynote speakers are each presenting two Keynote Workshops. This is the same workshop but delivered on two different days (see below for the dates, times and abstracts of these and/or click here to access the full programme).

Due to seating restrictions, places for these Keynote Workshops are limited to 60 delegates and we ask that delegates register for two of these workshops only to allow for everyone attending conference to hear our international keynotes. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis.There will be a waitlist in operation and IMHAANZ reserve the right to amend workshop attendance lists as needed. 

On Monday 15th October at 12pm a registration page will be available on our booking website, Lil Regie, to register for these Keynote Workshops. Click HERE to be taken to this page. Registration is essential in order to attend these particular workshops. (NB: registration is not required for any other session except for these).  

Once this registration page is live you will need to enter the password sent to you via emailbefore selecting the TWO Keynote Workshops you would like to attend, entering your details – and then pressing the COMPLETE BOOKING button. If you did not receive the email with the password, please check your SPAM folder before emailing: No payment is required and, once completed, you should receive a confirmation email (- please check your SPAM folder for this if needed).

We encourage you to read the programme and abstracts information available on this conference page and plan which workshops, oral presentations and poster session you would like to attend. 

30 September

Less than a month to go!  We have uploaded a document with all Conference Abstracts on it – click here to view.


28 August

Do you or someone you know work in either the early childhood education or early intervention sector? If so, this information sheet is for you:


You can download this information sheet by clicking here.


24 August

Only one more week to make the most of our Earlybird registration rate – it closes Friday 31 August!

CLICK HERE to view our confirmed programme and then head straight to to register.

Don’t forget we have a stellar pre-conference workshop you can attend too. Places are filling up fast for this so register today at


30 July


Our great Earlybird registration rate can be accessed until 31 August!

Get in before then to save on 1, 2 or all 3 days of conference.

And, if you become an IMHAANZ member, you can save even more …

What are you waiting for?!


16 July

We are pleased to release the provisional programme for our conference in October. This is to give an idea of content but please note that the timetabling of presentations may change before the conference begins.

Click here to view.

9 July


We’re delighted to announce that you can still register for this training at the discounted earlybird rate. This special rate is now available until Sunday 5th August.

NBO stands for Newborn Behavioural Observations and this training will be a great addition to your professional toolbox. The NBO system is a relationship building tool that fosters a postive parent-infant interactive relationship.

This training is being delivered by Dr. Kevin Nugent, IMHAANZ’s own Danielle Atkins and Master NBO trainer, Susan Nicolson at Wellington Hospital right before our conference in October. It runs for for 1.5 days: a twilight session on the 22nd and all day on the 23rd.

You can access this training for a special low Earlybird price if you also register for 1, 2 or all 3 days of the IMHAANZ Conference. This discounted offer has been made possible by collaboraiton between IMHAANZ and NBO Australia.

To find out more and register, visit Or email Danielle Atkins with any questions:

21 May

Here’s some info about our third Keynote Speaker:


















22 April

STOP PRESS! Our Conference Registration is now live!

To register for 1, 2 or all 3 days, go to:

And to register for one of only 40 places at our pre-conference workshop, head to: (Full details on this workshop further down this page).


























Click here to download the PDF of this Registration Flyer.

20 April

We’re delighted to announce full details of our pre-conference workshop:























Register at

Click here to download the PDF of this Pre-Conference Workshop Flyer.


19 April 2018

Here’s some information about our second international Keynote Speaker:





























18 April 2018


20 March 2018

We’re excited to announce a pre-conference training opportunity bought to you in collaboration with NBO Australia …

Dr. Kevin Nugent will be co-delivering the 1.5 day Neonatal Behavioural Observations (NBO) training alongside IMHAANZ’s own Danielle Atkins and Australian NBO trainer, Susan Nicolson.

Registration for both our conference and this training will open on 1 April – and anyone registering for 1, 2 or 3 days of the IMHAANZ Conference will receive a discounted rate for the NBO training (nb: applies to the earlybird rate only).

If you’d like to know more, email Danielle Atkins: or the NBO Australia team: 





























Download the NBO training flyer here.

1 March 2018
Here’s some information about our first Keynote Speaker:



February 2018


We’ve just emailed our members with the Call for Abstracts flyer which you can also download here.
Here’s the important stuff you need to know:



























January 2018
Watch this space!

Call for Abstracts Opens Soon!







November 2017
We are delighted to confirm an amazing line up of international Keynote Speakers for conference. Read about them here:


Keynotes for conference

October 2017



We’ve set the date and venue for conference!

24-26 October 2018 at Te Papa in Wellington. 

Put the date in your diary and keep an eye out for more updates coming soon.









August 2017
Planning is well underway for the IMHAANZ Conference 2018!
We have a theme: