Registrations are now open! – The Right Moves

We’re super excited for our upcoming symposium on empowering the future of bariatric care and we can’t wait to see you all there!

‘The Right Moves’ programme is a full day event, including a mix of plenary sessions, presentations and hands on workshops.

A day focused on hands-on education, simulation and scenario building and clinical considerations for the person who is obese.

Gain industry insight recent studies have found in the Europe and USA, where to focus your energy (proactive verses reactive) and listen to inspirational experiences and testimony’s around safe lifting and pressure injury care from the frontline.

Registration open at 8.00am and the day kicks off at 8.30am. We will finish 4.30pm allowing plenty of time for questions and conversations following the seminar.

Don’t miss out! Book your seat now >>

This event is FREE to attend and we encourage all Manual Handling Advisors, Pressure Injury Care specialists, Clinical Product Coordinators, Clinical Nurse Managers and Educators, Aged Care Clinicians and Community Health Assessors to join us.

Know of other’s who may be interested? Welcome to extend the invitation to your colleagues. Here is a brochure you are free to distribute internally within your organisation – The Right Moves Roadshow – Active Healthcare

Keynote Speaker: Rhonda Turner from ASPHP (MSN-LD, CSPHA) 


Presentation focus: Establishing a strong foundation with a comprehensive safe patient handling and mobility programme moving into the journey of caring for patients with size. 

With 33 years of blended healthcare experience, I have gained my advanced practice degree in Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Education. I have witnessed firsthand the shift in the patients that we care for, specifically with our obese and bariatric population. Morbid obesity is on the rise and that brings special considerations in caring for patients of size to the forefront. Taking a proactive stance within the healthcare system to ensure our patients and caregivers are safe is imperative. Additionally, how do we train to capture empathy, skin care, size considerations, respiratory needs, and patient handling in a safe manner?

First, we must begin with a strong policy and foundation around safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM). This must capture a comprehensive safe patient handling and mobility program grounded by the 8 American Nursing Association SPHM standards. A strong interdisciplinary approach must be utilized to help seal the gaps with implementation and to support that necessary culture of safety.

Secondly, we must accept that there are vast and varied challenges in caring for patients of size. Innovation from the SPHM world can enhance how we deliver care and improve patient and staff outcomes. Partnering with Dr. Susan Gallagher, a renowned international expert in wound and bariatric care, Banner Health has found that key in providing hands on training and exploration of the focused needs within our system concerning our bariatric population. I will share the research that we have accomplished and the outcomes of how we can provide training in a safe, engaging manner that in turn, reaches our patients with dignified and respectful care.


Supported by: Stephen Laidlaw from Care of Sweden







Presentation Focus: Action Plan for the prevention and treatment of Pressure Ulcers for the improvement in the quality of care with immobilized patients of size.

Stephen Laidlaw has 30 years of experience from various positions within the healthcare industry and is the Export manager at Care of Sweden AB where he has worked for the last 5 years.

During the last 10 years or so Stephen has taken a special interest in the prevention of Pressure Care injuries and  how the industry can support healthcare through the development and supply of innovative and cost effective products in both the prevention and the treatment of  pressure care injuries.

Stephen works globally and has visited Australia and  New Zealand many times holding seminars and workshops.


Special Guest Speaker at Auckland and Rotorua: Dave Letele from the Buttabean Motivation Programme 

The BBM Program is an initiative that heals the mind, body, and spirit. Since 2014, they’ve been focused on educating, supporting and training New Zealand communities that have been struggling with obesity, diabetes and heart disease. They run free boot camps all over Auckland, helping thousands of people change their lives, but we’re on a mission to change thousands more.

The BBM Program is led by David Letele (also known as the Brown Buttabean). Having lost over 100kg through good nutrition and exercise, he now dedicates his time to helping others do the same by teaching them how to live the BBM lifestyle – Brain, Body, Movement. They have helped New Zealand communities lose 1000s of kilos, and even helped reverse type 2 diabetes. To date, the programme has reached over 8000 members and saved countless lives, with your help, they could reach thousands more.

To learn more about the programme, and to find out how you can support them, visit www.thebbmprogram.com


Locations and Dates:

DUNEDIN, 30th September
Hutton Theatre at Otago Museum
416 Great King Street, North Dunedin 9016

Chateau On the Park Hotel
189 Deans Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch 8011

WELLINGTON, 4th October
Level 12, WSB Support Building, Wellington City Hospital
Riddiford St, Newton, Wellington 6021 

WANGANUI, 7th October
Wanganui Function Centre
19A Purnell St, Whanganui 4500

ROTORUA, 9th October
Holiday Inn Hotel
10 Tyron St, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010

AUCKLAND, 11th October
Novotel Auckland Ellerslie Hotel
72-112 Green Ln E, Ellerslie Auckland 1051