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AGM and Conference

2018 Conference 

Saturday 23 June 2018, Skycity , Auckland

Be informed and inspired about living well gluten free, at Coeliac NZ's 44th annual conference. 

This event is open to everyone who's interested: Coeliac NZ members, others living with coeliac disease and gluten sensitivity, family members, doctors, health and nutrition professionals, and more.

About our speakers

Dr Simon Chin is a consultant paediatric gastroenterologist at Starship Children’s Hospital. I am a Otago Medical School graduate and my general paediatric training was in Auckland. For advanced training in gastroenterology I spent 2 years at Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane as a clinical fellow and also 3 years at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. I have been with Starship Children’s Hospital since 1994. My clinical interests are in coeliac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. I am a member of the Coeliac NZ Medical Advisory Group.

Dr Helen Evans has been a Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Starship Children Health since 2005. She graduated from the University of Birmingham, UK and completed her training in paediatric gastroenterology at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Helen is Head of Department for Paediatric Gastroenterology at Starship as well as Service Clinical Director for Paediatric Medical Specialities and Co-Clinical Director of the National Intestinal Failure Service. Helen’s interests lie in liver disease, transplantation, intestinal failure and coeliac disease. She leads a number of quality improvement projects one of which led her team to a Health Excellence Award in 2015 for improving the care of children with coeliac disease in Auckland. Helen also serves on the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology and a sub-committee of PHARMAC. She has an academic appointment to the University of Auckland where she partakes in teaching and research.

Dr Kristin Kenrick is a GP, Senior Lecturer, and researcher on Coeliac Disease in the Department of General Practise and Rural Health, Dunedin School of Medicine, Otago University.

Dr Jason Tye-Din is a Gastroenterologist who combines clinical care of patients with research. He heads the Coeliac Disease Research Lab at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, and runs a coeliac clinic at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is undertaking studies to understand the immune and genetic basis for coeliac disease in order to develop better diagnostic tests and treatments. He chairs the Medical Advisory Committee of Coeliac Australia.

Tickets are $75 and include:

  • Entry to the conference (featuring guest speakers in the food and medical industry)
  • Buffet lunch and afternoon tea (GF)
  • Goodie bag filled with GF products!

Purchase Conference Tickets

Tickets can be purchased:

  • Via our online store
  • By direct credit to CNZ account 03-1726-0020179-00  reference 'Your name' and 'AGM' (please also email with your details)
  • By cheque payable to 'Coeliac NZ' and posted to: Coeliac NZ, PO Box 9734, Newmarket, Auckland 1149 (please enclose your details with the cheque)
  • By cash in person at the CNZ office, 1A Kent Street, Newmarket, Auckland

Accommodation and transport

Skycity is located in Auckland's CBD and approximately 30 minutes from Auckland Airport. On-site parking is available at Skycity for $20 with taxis and buses also readily available.

There are plenty of accommodation options available within walking distance of Skycity. For a full list of suggestions email

Make a weekend of it!

Auckland is a great city in which to spend a weekend away.

Report from the 2017 AGM & Conference

The 43rd Coeliac NZ Conference and Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday 29th July at the Riccarton Conference Centre in Christchurch. Members came from around the country for a day packed with expert speakers and new ideas from gastroenterologists Jason Tye-Din and John Croese, co-founder of the Breathing Works clinics Tania Clifton-Smith, dietitian Anna Richards and her coeliac daughter Samantha, The Change Lab's Tim Corbett and Australian Food Consultant Fiona Fleming.