The New Zealand Trauma Conference - Ōtautahi | Christchurch


27 February - 1 March 2023


Riccarton Park Function Centre, 165 Racecourse Road, Ōtautahi | Christchurch

Organised by

Frontiers of Hope


$300 - $1100 + gst - see website for details. Early bird $100 discount ends 31 October 2022

This conference aims to bring world leaders in healing trauma and combine this with profound insights from Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Aims of the conference

  • Learn how to prevent trauma from occurring by having the courage to speak up when we know something is not right. ​
  • Learn the latest research around how Positive Childhood experiences can mitigate the effects of trauma. ​
  • Discover the latest neuroscience of how trauma can affect the mind and the body. ​
  • Learn about the latest insights and techniques for healing a wide range of trauma.


  • Sir Mark Solomon (Ngāi Tahu), Chair of the Oranga Tamariki Ministerial Advisory Board
  • Ed Tronick, PhD, Director of Child Development Unit, Distinguished Professor at University of Massachusetts, Boston and Lecturer at Harvard School of Medicine
  • Marilyn Davillier, Co-Director and Curriculum Coordinator for the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program
  • Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and the director of the PTSD research unit at the University of Western Ontario
  • Stephen Porges, PhD, Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University
  • Sue Carter, PhD, Distinguished University Scientist and Rudy Professor Emerita of Biology at Indiana University and Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia
  • Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH, physician scientist, professor and chair of medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, and the chief of medicine at Cooper University Health Care
  • Robert Sege, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he directs a new Center for Community-engaged Medicine.

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