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Events 2016

Focusing on the theme of today's research- tomorrow's practice, we will bring together leading international and local experts and key topics including:
  • Early beginnings
  • the role of the environment difficult conversations in chronic respiratory disease
  • best practice guidelines and much more

NZRC-653Find out more about the programme here.

Anapen out of stock

We have been advised by Link Healthcare that the Anapen 150 and Anapen 300 adrenaline auto-injectors are out of stock indefinitely in New Zealand. Some stock may still be available through a limited number of pharmacies for a short period of time.


Current Anapen auto-injectors are able to be used for the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis within their expiry date. Once this expiry date is reached,  patients/consumers with these devices should replace them with EpiPens, and request their doctor provide an Anaphylaxis Action Plan/EpiPen.
Copies of these updated action plans should be provided to schools, early child services, or work places, as appropriate. Patients and their families, caregivers and teachers, and/or work colleagues should also know how to administer the EpiPen. More information is available through Allergy New Zealand’s  and on  
Please contact Allergy New Zealand if further information is required.

Well Child book now includes information about allergies and eczema

Well Child books - allergies

The new Well Child Tamariki Ora Health Book (WCTO Health Book) is now being issued to parents of new babies.

In this new edition, information about ‘Allergies’ (drafted by Allergy New Zealand) and ‘Eczema’ (drafted by the Paediatric Society’s Clinical Reference Group on Child & Youth Eczema of which Penny Jorgensen, our Allergy Advisor is a member) have been added for the first time. Both are under the section “Keeping your child healthy and safe”.

There is also an electronic version which you can view or download here.


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