Upcoming Conferences and Events


HIMS NZ Seminar and Conference: 23rd - 24th July, Auckland, New Zealand

Dates: 23 JUL 24 – 24 JUL 24

Location: Mauri Room, Air New Zealand, 4 Geoffrey Roberts Road, Auckland Airport


– Workshop and panel on the misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) in the aviation industry lead by international experts Dr Navjyot Bedi, Dr Quay Snyder and Captain Craig Ohmsieder

– Learn about the disease of addition

– Learn about the identification, intervention, treatment, and monitoring of return to work for aviation professional

About HIMS:

HIMS (Human Intervention Motivation Study) NZ is a programme for members of the aviation
community, aimed at helping anyone whose use of alcohol or other drugs is of
concern. A cornerstone of HIMS is the understanding that substance dependence
is a treatable medical condition. HIMS is modelled on well-established overseas
programmes which have assisted thousands of pilots return to work. It is an
industry-wide effort in which employers, Unions and the Civil Aviation Authority
work together to preserve careers and further flight safety. You can read more
about HIMS NZ by going to our website:

HIMS NZ is holding a two day conference in Auckland 23/24 July 2024. You are invited to
attend the conference to learn more about the disease of dependency with an
aviation focus and what HIMS NZ is doing to help others. We are always looking
at ways to make our group stronger and to further assist those with use
disorders. Please join us in sharing your ideas and experiences so that we may
have a broader base in understanding and assisting affected individuals. 




Past Events & Conferences


AMSNZ / ASAM / AMSVIC Meeting: Easter 2024, Queenstown, New Zealand

Dates: 28 MAR 24 – 1 APR 24 (Easter Weekend)

Location: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand


– Joint AMSNZ, ASAM,  and AMSVIC Meeting

– Social Events:

—> Welcome Reception: Thursday, 28th March

—> Conference Dinner: Saturday 30th March


– Wanaka Warbirds Weekend

—> Tickets and Transfer options: Sunday 31st March



2023 AMSNZ Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM): 7th-9th September 2023, Auckland, New Zealand

Dates: 7 SEP 23 – 9 SEP 23

Location: Auckland, New Zealand


– Worksite Visit: Auckland Airport Emergency Services (AES) –  Afternoon Thursday 7th Sep 2023. *LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE.

– NZ CAA Medical Examiner Day: Friday 8th Sep 2023 – Clifton Events, Level 4, 45 Queen Street, Auckland CBD

– Social Function: Evening Friday 8th Sep 2023 6pm – Little Creatures Brewery, Hobsonville, Auckland. Site of former RNZAF Flying Boat Base.

  • Dinner included in Conference ticket
  • Additional partner/guest tickets available for purchase

– AMSNZ Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM: Saturday 10th Sep 2023 – Air New Zealand Campus – Mauri Room, 4 Geoffrey Roberts Road, Auckland Airport


Getting to our Social Function:

Friday 8th Sep 2023 6pm – Little Creatures Brewery, Hobsonville, Auckland.

The social function venue is a 20-25 min drive from Auckland CBD.

For those of you not wanting to experience the tribulations of the Northwestern motorway, there is the alternative of a scenic 30-minute harbour ferry trip. The ferry also takes you right to the dinner venue.


We suggest the 17:05 or 17:45 sailings from Auckland CBD for the ferry to Hobsonville Point to be in time for our evening function.

For the return trip to the Auckland CBD, times are 20:25, 21:05 or 23:05.


We recommend that you check the ferry timetable closer date to our social event for any changes to the published timetable.


Tickets will need to be bought before boarding and can be bought from the ticket machines at the terminal, or you can use an Auckland Transport HOP card.


General AT info re ferry services: 


Ticket information page:

We look forward to seeing you there!


2022 AMSNZ Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM): 1st-3rd September 2022, Christchurch, New Zealand

Dates: 1 SEP 22 – 3 SEP 22

Location: Pavilions Hotel, Christchurch, New Zealand


– Worksite Visit: Air New Zealand Engineering, Christchurch International Airport –  Afternoon Thursday 1st Sep 2022

– NZ CAA Medical Examiner Day: Friday 2nd Sep 2022

– Social Function: Evening Friday 2nd Sep 2022 – Jimmy’s Restaurant, Pavilions Hotel, Christchurch.

– AMSNZ Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM