Events Calendar

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Prader-Willi Syndrome awareness month

Helping Older People to Avoid Hospital Admissions
25-26 May, Sydney NSW.

National Sorry Day
26 May 2017

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Asthma Update
26 May 2017
P: (03) 9076 2382

Evidence based Relaxation Therapy: Physiological & Psychological Benefits
Dr Judy Lovas
Friday May 26 2017,  9.00am - 12pm
The Fellows Room
Trinity on Hampden
230 Hampden Rd, Nedlands
For more information & bookings:

Gastroenterological Nurses College of Australia National Conference
27-28 May, SeaWorld Conference Centre, Gold Coast, Qld.

International Council of Nurses (ICN) Student Assembly
27 May, Barcelona, Spain.

International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress
Nurses at the forefront transforming care
27 May-1 June, Barcelona, Spain.

National Reconciliation Week
27 May-3 June 2017.


Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Deakin University – Nurse Practitioner Masterclass
Thursday 1 June 2017, 08:30 – 16:30
Friday 2 June 2017, 08:30 – 15:40
Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins St, Melbourne, 3008

Deakin University School of Nursing and Midwifery is again proud to be offering an exciting Nurse Practitioner Masterclass over two days at our new City Corporate Centre. Presenters will include Nurse Practitioners as well as Deakin University, Professional organisation, and Industry specialists. The overall aim is to provide the latest information on:

  • the scope of practice for Nurses Practitioners;
  • current challenges and future directions;
  • evidence based practice;
  • advanced clinical health assessment;
  • diagnostics and pathology; and
  • updates on medicines and prescribing.

Case study presentations will cover the role of the Nurse Practitioner in:

  • mental health and drug and alcohol services;
  • pain management;
  • oncology/palliative care;
  • older persons and stroke care;
  • emergency care; and
  • primary health.

The Nurse Practitioner Masterclass is available to endorsed Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner candidates and/or students, nurses and multidisciplinary health professionals with an interest in advanced clinical practice. Attendance certificates will be provided with Continuing Professional Development Points (CPDs) included.
Further information:

The Low FODMAP Diet in Practice
A CPD Seminar for Health Professionals
The low FODMAP diet provides effective symptom management in up to 70% of people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This dietary approach is considered current best practice in IBS management and is recommended by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the British Dietetics Association. FODMAP Friendly, in combination with a range of IBS and FODMAP experts, is running CPD events for health professionals about the low FODMAP diet that meet the requirements for assessed CPD with APRA, DAA, NSA, and ANTA. You will learn about critical diagnostic tests and their use, when to recommend a low FODMAP diet, how the low FODMAP diet works, and key resources that can be used to assist patients following a low FODMAP diet.
Sat 3rd June 2017
The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus, Holt Function Room
Building 21C, Level 3
Registration begins at 1:10 PM; Session starts at 1:30 PM; Session closes at 5:15 PM.
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Mabo Day
3 June. Commemorate the anniversary of the 1992 High Court decision in the case brought by Eddie Mabo and others which recognised the existence in Australia of native title rights. The historic court decision buried the legal description of early Australia as ‘terra nullius’, or ‘no man's land’

Maternal Child and Family Health Nurses of Australia Conference
The journey
1-3 June, The Peninsula, Docklands Melbourne.

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
A Practical Management Approach of Non Invasive Ventilation & Sleep Disorders
1-2 June
Sleep: the how, why & the what – skills for your toolkit
1 June
The Pressure to Breathe – the skills for success with NIV
Spirometry Principles & Practice
5-6 June 2017
Paediatric Respiratory Update
26 June 2017
Theory & Practice of Non Invasive Ventilation (Bi-Level & CPAP Management)
30 June 2017
P: (03) 9076 2382

World Environment Day
5 June

10th International Conference on Childhood Obesity and Nutrition
To enhance the prevention and treatment efforts for childhood obesity
12-13 June, Rome, Italy.

International Men's Health Week
12-18 June. Theme: Healthy body – healthy mind: Keeping the balance.

World Blood Donor Day
14 June

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
15 June

Mount Gambier Nurses' Conference
2 Day Conference for Nurses - Learn Locally with Ausmed
Mount Gambier, 15 - 16 June 2017

3rd Annual Fatigue Risk Management
Increasing productivity and efficiency and maximising operational performance in safe environments
15-16 June 2017 
Sydney, Australia
Fatigue represents a significant health, safety and productivity risk to many organisations and their workers, with around 16% of Australians undertaking shift work and many more working extended hours. Fatigue is associated with adverse health and well-being outcomes, an increased risk of workplace and driving incidents, and increased absenteeism and ‘presenteeism’, particularly in safety critical operations.

This 2-day training course aims to provide you with practical strategies and tools to predict, identify and manage fatigue, initiate health and wellness programme effectively and resolve issues related to shift work to minimize human errors and prevent accidents. We will explore the complexities of fatigue risk management utilising real case studies to highlight the key considerations and challenges in developing and successfully implementing an effective Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS).

20th Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Annual Congress
Evolving cancer care: Enhancing quality Embracing innovation
15-17 June 2017, Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia.

13th Conference of the European Council of Enterostomal Therapists
Building bridges – from west to east, from south to north Ostomy – Continence – Wound
18-21 June 2017, Berlin, Germany.

31st International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress
Midwives - Making a difference in the world
18-22 June, Toronto, Canada.

National Refugee Week
18-24 June.

Dying Well Conference
19-20 June, Nunyara Conference Centre, Adelaide Hills, SA.
Learn how to journey alongside a person at the end-of-life to help them to die well.

Renal Society of Australasia Annual Conference
Renal care in a changing environment: Innovation and transformation
19-21 June, International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour NSW.

International World Refugee Day
20 June.

ANMF (Victorian Branch) Annual Delegates Conference
Thursday 22 & Friday 23 June 2017
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Happiness & It’s Causes Conference
Tools and techniques for a happier life
22-23 June, International Convention Centre, Sydney.

First Epworth PCNL Masterclass in Supine and Prone PCNL and mini-PCNL
Saturday 24 June 2017
The Ballroom, Park Hyatt
Details at:
For more information please contact Amanda Christie 9426 6952 or

The Ins and Outs of Bowel Disease Conference
2 Day Nursing Conference by Ausmed Education
Melbourne, 29 - 30 Jun 2017

What Great Nurse Managers Know!
An Annual Ausmed Education 2-Day Event
Sydney, 29 - 30 Jun 2017
Adelaide, 31 Aug - 1 Sep 2017


2-9 July 2017.

Day Surgery Nursing and Minor Procedures
2 Day Seminar for Nurses
Adelaide, 6 - 7 Jul 2017

Australia and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine 15th Biennial Conference
Health, Medicine, and Society: Challenge and Change
11-15 July, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy Campus, Melbourne, VIC.

ANMF Enrolled Nurse Student Study Day
Friday 14 July 2017
ANMF House, 540 Elizabeth Street Melbourne

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Asthma Educator’s Course
19-21 July 2017
Respiratory Update
28 July 2017
P: (03) 9076 2382

Evidence based Relaxation Therapy: Physiological & Psychological Benefits
Dr Judy Lovas
Friday July 21 2017, 9.00am - 12.00pm
Room CB10.03.450
Building 10, 235 Jones St
University of Technology, Sydney, Ultimo
For more information & bookings:

5th Annual World Wide Nursing Conference
The Role of Nursing in Leading and Advancing Global Health
24-25 July, Singapore.

World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education
A Celebration of Resilience
24-29 July, Toronto Canada.

World Hepatitis Day
28 July.

Swan Hill Nurses' Conference
2 Day Conference for Nurses - Learn Locally with Ausmed
Swan Hill, 27 - 28 Jul 2017


Tradies National Health Month

Inaugural International Conference on Non Communicable Diseases
Global Responses to a Global Epidemic
1-2 August, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

National Homelessness Prevention Week
1-7 August.

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Smoking Cessation Course
3-4 August 2017
Influencing Behaviour Change – a formula
10-11 August 2017
Influencing Behaviour Change – Theory & Practice
10 August
Influencing Behaviour Change – Intensive Workshop/Case Studies
11 August
Spirometry Principles & Practice
14–15 August 2017
P: (03) 9076 2382

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day (NATICD)
4 August.

25th Health Informatics Conference
6-9 August, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane, Qld. Australia’s premier digital health, health informatics and e-health conference and expo.

Australian New Zealand Intensive Care Society - Safety and Quality Conference: The Deteriorating Patient
Monday 7 August - Tuesday 8 August 2017
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
The conference program will focus on how to make hospital systems safer for deteriorating patients and the importance of investing in patient safety and the risks associated with clinical deterioration.
For further information please contact the Safety and Quality 2017 Conference Secretariat
Telephone: +61 3 9863 7606

International Day of the World's Indigenous People
9 August.

Australian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference
10-11 August, Cairns

There is an urgent need to increase the number of clinicians able to treat hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Until 1 March 2016, therapy uptake for HCV was slow, due to both hard to reach priority populations and the difficulty and length of the treatment itself. In hepatitis B, many people remain undiagnosed and confusion still exists around the idea of a ‘healthy carrier’, masking the need for monitoring and, in some cases, the prescription of effective therapy.

This is the first time that the Australasian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference (AVHEC) will be held. It is to be held in the off-year of the Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference to cater for the educational needs of clinicians and researchers given the major changes that are happening in the sector. The conference is taking place 10-11 August, Pullman International, Cairns, Queensland.

For more information view the conference website or contact the Conference Secretariat - AVHEC Secretariat E:  P: 02 8204 0770

Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australia ‘Endurance’ Forum
11 August, Sydney NSW.

Evidence based Relaxation Therapy: Physiological & Psychological Benefits
Dr Judy Lovas
Friday August 11 2017,  9.00am - 12.00pm
Griffith Hall
Griffith Neighbourhood Centre
55 Stuart St, Griffith ACT
For more information & bookings:

12th New Zealand Dermatology Nurses Conference
17-18 August 2017, Queenstown New Zealand.

25th Annual Scientific Conference on Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine
Back to the beginning
17-19 August, Adelaide Convention Centre, SA.

Vietnam Veterans Day (Long Tan Day)
18 August

Australian College of Nursing - National Nursing Forum
Make Change Happen
21-23 August 2017
The Star, Sydney

National Daffodil Day (Cancer Council Australia)
25 August.

Annual Foundation for Prada Willis Research Conference
Dream Believe Achieve
25-27 August, The Westin Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

12th National Allied Health Conference
Allied Health: Stronger Together
26-29 August, Sydney International Convention Centre, NSW.

National Legacy Week
27 August-2 September.

Endocrine Nurses’ Society of Australasia Annual Symposium
Endocrinology: A problem of too much or too little
28 August, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre WA.

Aeromedical Society of Australasia and Flight Nurses Australia 29th Conference
Aeromedicine. Learning from the past - Adapting for the future
30 August-1 September, Doltone House, Darling Island, Sydney NSW.

Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting
30 August-1 September, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre WA.

18th Asia Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference
Together in discovery and care
30 August-2 September, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, Victoria.


National Blue September Month

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Eighth Obstetrics & Gynaecology Clinical Institute Symposium
Friday 1 September 2017
The Ballroom, Park Hyatt
Details at:
For more information please contact Mikayla Jones 9936 8051 or

National Gold Bow Day (The Australian Thyroid Foundation)
1 September.

National Footy Colours Day – Fight Cancer Foundation
2 September.

12th Conference of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners
Innovate, integrate, motivate: Leading advanced practice
4-7 September, Sofitel Brisbane Central, Qld.

International Wound Practice and Research Conference
6-7 September, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

National R U OK? Day
8 September.

World Suicide Prevention Day
10 September

3rd Australian Nursing and Midwifery Conference
14-15 September
, Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre, Newcastle, NSW.

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Respiratory Course (Modules A & B)
18–21 September
Respiratory Course (Module A)
18–19 September
Respiratory Course (Module B)
20–21 September
P: (03) 9076 2382

Australian Nurses and Midwives Conference
Thursday 21 & Friday 22 September 2017
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Enrolled Nurse Professional Association (ENPA NSW) Conference
21-22 September, Mercure Hotel, Sydney.

Launceston Nurses' Conference​
2 Day Conference for Nurses - Learn Locally with Ausmed
Launceston, 21 - 22 Sep 2017

18th Australasian Nurse Educators Conference
Transition, Technology, Transformation
28-30 September 2017, St Margaret’s College, Christchurch, New Zealand.

World Heart Day
29 September

International Police Remembrance Day
29 September.


Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2017
Mobilising for Change – Alcohol policy and the evidence for action
4-6 October 2017, Melbourne.

National Mental Health Week
8-14 October.

World Mental Health Day
10 October

Congress of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Nurses & Midwives (CATSINaM) Conference
10-12 October, Gold Coast Qld.

13th Biennial National Enrolled Nurse Association of Australia (ANMF SIG) Conference
11 October, Wrest Point, Tasmania.

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Managing COPD
12-13 October 2017
Spirometry Principles & Practice
23-24 October 2017
P: (03) 9076 2382

Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses' Association 27th Annual Conference
The changing landscape for rehabilitation nursing: Transitions, transformation, future visions
12-13 October, Adelaide, SA.

National Anti Poverty Week
15-21 October.

Australian College of Neonatal Nurses 25th National Conference
Shaping neonatal care: From past to future
18-20 October, King Fisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island, Qld.

35th Annual CRANAplus Conference
The future of remote health and the influence of technology
18-20 October, Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa, Broome WA.

Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference
We're in it together
25-27 October, Broome, WA. E:

35th Audiometry Nurses Association of Australia Annual Conference & AGM
25-27 October, Novotel Woolongong Northbeach, NSW.

Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Nurses Association (ANZONA) Conference
Let's Articulate, Align and Unite: ANZONA 2017.
Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th October 2017
Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth, Western Australia
For queries or to register your interest in attending please contact: 
Further information will be available on our website:

43rd Annual International Mental Health Nursing Conference
25-27 October, Tasmania.

Australian College of Midwives 20th National Conference
Calling all Midwives: The truth is out there!
30 October- 2 November, Adelaide, SA.


Movember Month
Is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men's health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men.

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Asthma Educator’s Course
1-3 November 2017
Smoking Cessation Facilitator’s Course
16–17 November 2017
P: (03) 9076 2382

Eureka Climb
12 November. The race to the top of Melbourne's tallest building. At 88 levels, 1,642 steps, it’s Australia’s biggest vertical race!

World Diabetes Day
14 November.

26th Transplant Nurses’ Association National Conference
Success. Solidarity. Sustainability
15-17 November, Rydges Melbourne.

International Men’s Day
19 November.

6th International Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) Conference
20-22 November, National Convention Centre, Canberra ACT.

Mercy Perinatal Global Obstetric Update
30 November-2 December, Park Hyatt Melbourne. This year, GOU is everything that midwives, GPs and specialist need to know in clinic and in the birth suite.


World AIDS Day
1 December.

International Human Rights Day
10 December.


23rd Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation Biennial Meeting
9 March 2018, London UK.

4th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference
10-11 March 2018, London UK.

Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) and joint Asian Perioperative Nurses Association (ASIORNA) Conference
23-26 May 2018, Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia.

World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health
5-8 December, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


19th International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation (IPWSO) Conference
2019, Cuba.

Council of International Neonatal Nurses Conference
Enriched family - enhanced care
5-8 May 2019, Auckland, New Zealand.