Events Calendar

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3rd World Congress on Nursing Practice & Registered Nurses
Hand in hand creating tomorrow: nursing practice, education and research
16-17 May, Montreal, Canada.

3rd World Congress on Nursing Education & Research
Translate research outcomes into educational practice and policy
16-17 May, Montreal, Canada.

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
Theme: Alliances for solidarity
17 May.

Victorian Continence Resource Centre & Continence Foundation of Australia Victorian Branch 7th Annual State Conference
The Scope and Spectrum of Incontinence
17-18 May, RACV Goldfields Resort Creswick Victoria. This conference promises to lead the way in evidence based practice for nurses with diverse expertise and interest in a multidisciplinary approach. The Two day full program attracts a total of 11.5 CPD hours. Special package options available. Early Bird 13 April!

Australian College of Dermatologists Scientific Meeting
19 – 22 May 2018
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, QLD

7th Palliative Care Nurses Australia Inc Biennial Conference
Fostering excellence in palliative care
20-21 May 2018, Hilton Brisbane Qld.

26th World Congress on Nursing Care
Advanced technologies and best practices in nursing & integrated care
21-23 May 2018, Osaka, Japan.

Customer Experience in Aged Care Conference
Driving consumer acquisition and retention
22-23 May, SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney.

Inaugural Australian Clinical Supervision Association Conference
Clinical ‘SUPER’vision – people, passion, purpose
22 May–24 May 2018
ANMF House, 535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Check out the conference hashtag at: #ACSA18 or

3rd World Congress on Nursing Practice & Research
Hand in hand creating tomorrow: Nursing practice, education and research
23-24 May 2018, Montreal, Canada.

3rd International Conference on Nursing & Midwifery
Leading the way: Nurses & midwives for a safe healthy and peaceful world
23-24 May 2018, New York, USA.

Melbourne Nurses' Conference
24-25 May 2018, Oaks on Market, Melbourne Victoria.

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

National Sorry Day
26 May

Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum
27 May

Reconciliation Week
27 May-3 June

Care of the Older Person into the 21st Century – Alaska
What does the future look like as the population ages into the 21st Century and what are the implications for health care delivery?
27 May - 3 June 2018
This conference will offer the opportunity to discuss what ageing will look like into the 21st century and how health care services will be delivered. For Nursing, in particular, it will provide a platform to explore how Nursing services across the health care spectrum may alter.
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Reconciliation Day
28 May

2018 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting
Wednesday 30 May 2018
Led by Australia’s medical colleges and professional societies and facilitated by NPS MedicineWise, Choosing Wisely Australia is challenging the way we think about health care.

The 2018 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting will bring together members, key stakeholders and influencers of the Choosing Wisely initiative, now in its third year. It is an opportunity for health professionals, consumers, researchers, funders and policy makers to come together to discuss, engage and network on topics related to reducing unnecessary care.

At the 2018 National Meeting you will:

  • Engage with the Choosing Wisely Australia community and foster the exchange of ideas 
  • Hear about practical and implementable examples of projects on Choosing Wisely and their impact to date
  • Learn about the impact of Choosing Wisely Australia 

More details and registration:

10th National Medicines Symposium 2018
The tenth National Medicines Symposium (NMS) 2018 will be held from 30 May to 1 June 2018 at the National Convention Centre in Canberra, Australia.
NMS is the pre-eminent symposium on quality use of medicines, diagnostics and health data in Australia. Held every two years, the conference is designed to present the latest and most thought-provoking content in the medicines and health environment, delivered by international and nationally acclaimed experts.
It is a unique cross-disciplinary event, bringing together some of the most influential organisations, individuals and decision-makers in the health sector to debate and discuss quality use of medicines, diagnostics and health data challenges and opportunities.
The focus of this three-day event will be Population to Personal Health Care: The Future is Now. This will include an exploration of current innovations, provide international perspectives and promote discussion around medicines and the health environment in Australia and across the globe.
For more information and to register:


Mabo Day
3 June

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Respiratory Update Seminar
4 June 2018
Influencing Behaviour Change – a formula
14–15 June 2018
Influencing Behaviour Change – Theory & Practice
14 June 2018
Influencing Behaviour Change – Intensive Workshop/Case Studies
15 June 2018
Paediatric Respiratory Update
21 June 2018
Ph: (03) 9076 2382

NADA Conference 2018: Exploring therapeutic interventions
Date: 7–8 June 2018
Location: Sheraton on the Park, 161 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000
Join us at NADA Conference 2018, to be held on 7–8 June 2018 at the Sheraton on the Park, Sydney.
This conference will attract delegates from across NSW, the broader Australian alcohol and other drugs sector treatment sector and related support services to showcase evidence based practice that improve the lives of clients, consumers and the community.

48th World Congress on Advanced Nursing Research
To promote excellence in nursing research
14-15 June 2018, Dublin, Ireland.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
15 June.

Protecting the rights, choices and freedoms of older people living in residential aged care facilities Seminar
15 June, 9am-5.15pm, Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne.

Renal Society of Australasia Annual Conference
Lighting the path to success
21-23 June, Adelaide, SA.

21st Cancer Nurses Society of Australia 21st Annual Congress
Theme: Science, Symptoms and Service Delivery
Dates: 21 – 23 June 2018
Venue: Brisbane Convention Centre

24th World Nurse Practitioners & Healthcare Congress
Reconciling the Recent Trends and Innovations in Nursing
25-27 June, Dubai, UAE.

SimGHOSTS 2018 Australia
27-29 June 2018
In Collaboration with: Simulation Australasia, Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH) & Serious Games
Host: University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, QLD
Pre-Symposium: 27 June 2018
Symposium: 28-29 June 2018
The affordable hands-on training event for those individuals and institutions using healthcare simulation technology. After a one year break to support Asia's growing healthcare simulation community with the inaugural S3 event in Singapore, SimGHOSTS announces that we will return to Australia in 2018 to our original host: The University of the Sunshine Coast. Save the date to join us next 27th-29th of June!
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ANMF Victorian Branch Annual Delegates Conference
Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June 2018
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This two day conference will focus both on exploring occupational health and safety issues for nurses and midwives as well as giving delegates the opportunity to vote on resolutions and help shape the direction of their union for the next 12 months. Registration is open to all current ANMF Job Representatives and Health and Safety Representatives.


Australian Women’s History Network Symposium
2 July, Canberra.

Theme: Because of her, we can!

8-15 July

20th Asia Pacific Diabetes Conference
Therapeutic approaches for diabetes management and endocrine complications
9-10 July 2018, Sydney, NSW.

5th Annual Congress on Emergency Nursing & Critical Care
Exploring the innovations in emergency nursing and critical care
16-17 July 2018, London, UK.

50th World Congress on Men in Nursing
Exploring the role of men in advancing global health
16-17 July 2018, Rome, Italy.

5th World Congress on Hospice and Palliative Care
Refinement and renovation of medicate with hospice palliative care
16-17 July 2018, Melbourne, Victoria.

49th International Congress on Nursing Care Plan & Health
Nursing care plan- A practical guide to medicine
16-18 July 2018, Rome, Italy.

21st World Nursing Education Conference
Technology innovations in nursing education
16-18 July 2018, Melbourne, Victoria.

The Fabulous World of Wounds – The South Pacific
16 – 24 July 2018

In this conference, we will explore modules one, five, six, and seven. The content of each module stands alone as a continuing professional development (CPD) activity and the completion of each module will be awarded a CPD Certificate as evidence of the education activity. There is a total of 26 CPD hours allocated in this Conference program.
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Enrolled Nurse Student Study Day (EN SSD)
Friday 20 July 2018

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Smoking Cessation Course
26–27 July 2018
Ph: (03) 9076 2382

HIC Digital Health Conference
29 July-1 August, International Convention Centre Sydney. Australia’s premier digital health, health informatics and ehealth conference and expo.


Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Asthma Educator’s Course
1–3 August 2018
Managing COPD – Acute/Chronic
9–10 August 2018
Spirometry Principles & Practice
13–14 August 2018
A Practical Management Approach of Non Invasive Ventilation & Sleep Disorders
16–17 August 2018
Sleep: the how, why & the what – skills for your toolkit
16 August 2018
The Pressure to Breathe – the skills for success with NIV
17 August 2018
Respiratory Course (Modules A & B)
20–23 August 2018
Respiratory Course (Module A)
20–21 August 2018
Respiratory Course (Module B)
22–23 August 2018
Ph: (03) 9076 2382

National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
4 August

A5M Anti-Ageing and Aesthetics Conference
Connecting inner and outer health
4-5 August, Sofitel Hotel Melbourne.

19th International Mental Health Conference
Our treatment. Our environment. Our strategies
8-10 August, RACV Royal Pines, Gold Coast.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
9 August

The proven, the practical and the personal Conference (OHS)
Friday 10 August 2018
ANMF, Carson Conference Centre, 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne  Victoria
Contact or call 03 9275 9333

17th International Congress of Circumpolar Health
12-15 August 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Hyperbaric Technicians and Nurses Association and Australia New Zealand Hyperbaric Medicine Group 26th Annual Scientific Meeting
16–18 August, The Bandha Hotel and Suites, Legian, Bali, Indonesia.

Vietnam Veterans’ Day
18 August

47th World Congress on Nursing & Health Care
Nursing: Education, healthcare and research in practice
20-21 August 2018, Tokyo, Japan.

49th Annual Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Conference
22-23 August 2018, Tokyo, Japan.

Australasian Diabetes Congress
22-24 August, Adelaide Convention Centre, SA.

The Fabulous World of Wounds – Hobart
23-24 August 2018

In this Seminar, we will explore Module Nine. The content of each module stands alone as a continuing professional development (CPD) activity and the completion of each module will be awarded a CPD Certificate as evidence of the education activity. There is a total of 12 CPD hours allocated in this Seminar program.
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10th ICN Nurse Practitioners/Advanced Practice Nurses Conference
Bridging the gap
26-29 August 2018, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Australian College of Nursing - The National Nursing Forum
Tuesday 28 – Thursday 30 August 2018
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Queensland, Australia
The National Nursing Forum (NNF) is the Australian College of Nursing's (ACN) signature annual leadership and educational event bringing together nurses, students and other health professionals from around the country and across the globe. The theme for the NNF is ‘Diversity and Difference’ which will be explored in the keynote plenary sessions and throughout the program.
Further information contact:
T: +61 2 6283 3424

17th World Congress on Clinical Nursing and Practice
Explore opportunities, best practices & recent developments in clinical nursing
29-30 August 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.

Cruising towards Nursing Excellence
30 August – 7 September 2018, presented on board Carnival Spirit during an 8 night cruise to the South Pacific. This conference comprises of 20 relevant topics for nurses, presented over 7 sessions during the cruise for a total of 14 CPD hours.  The conference is delivered by experienced presenters from Empower Nurse Education, providing an informative, interactive and entertaining event on board the fabulous Carnival Spirit.


Australian College of Nurse Practitioners National Conference
Dimensions in care
3-6 September, Hotel Realm, Canberra ACT.

Indigenous Literacy Day
5 September

Annual Association of Stoma Care Nurses UK Conference
9-11 September, ICC Birmingham, UK.

Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People
13 September

Australian Nurses & Midwives Conference (ANMC)
Thursday 13 & Friday 14 September
Contact or call 03 9275 9333

Congress of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Nurses & Midwives (CATSINaM) Professional Development Conference
17-19 September, Hilton Adelaide, SA.

International Rural & Remote Nursing & Midwifery Conference in conjunction with CRANAplus 36th Annual Conference
Leading primary healthcare in a challenging world
20-22 September, Pullman Cairns International Hotel, Qld.

3rd International Conference on Pediatric Nursing and Healthcare
Exploring Innovations and Latest Advancements in Pediatric Nursing and Healthcare
21-22 September, Vancouver, Canada.

Australian Public Health Conference
26-28 September, Pullman Cairns International Hotel, Qld.

22nd Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International Conference
Transforming Health Services, Policies and Systems through Research, Education, Innovation and Partnerships
26-28 September, Pillar and Post Conference Center, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada.


51st World Nursing Leadership & Management Conference
Exploring the leadership practices in nursing and management
4-5 October, Moscow, Russia.

33rd Euro Nursing & Medicare Summit
Accelerating Innovations & Fostering Advances in Nursing and Healthcare
8-10 October, Edinburgh, Scotland.

42nd International Hospital Federation World Hospital Congress
10-12 October, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Qld.

Perioperative Nursing Conference – Papua New Guinea
9-19 October 2018

This Perioperative Conference is intended to provide the opportunity to enhance and develop Nursing skills and knowledge relating to all areas of the perioperative environment. The conference program presents current perioperative topics of significance and explores the latest nursing research to create a conference experience that the perioperative Nurse will find both interesting and relevant.
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21st Australian College of Nursing National Conference
Coming of age
15-18 October, Crowne Plaza Perth.

19th South Pacific Nurses Forum hosted by Cook Islands Nurses Association Aotearoa
Transforming leadership – Nurses as change agents for non communicable diseases in the Pacific
15–19 October 2018. Rarortonga, Cook Islands. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 23 April. For more information on the abstract submission process and the forum visit

21st Australian College of Nursing National Conference
Coming of age
15-18 October, Crowne Plaza Perth.

4th Australian Association of Nurse Surgical Assistants Conference & AGM
Discover the difference
20-21 October, Launceston, Tas.

44th International Mental Health Nursing Conference
24-26 October, Cairns, Qld.

Wounds Australia National Conference
Advancing Healing Horizons: Towards the cutting edge in wound care
24-26 October, Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre, SA.

Australian College of Children & Young Peoples’ Nurses Conference
Heading west: focus on children and young people’s health
25-26 October, Perth Children’s Hospital, WA.

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Asthma Educator’s Course
31 October–2 November 2018
Ph: (03) 9076 2382


2018 Nursing Summit - Eastern Caribbean
The Latest Advances in Health Care Delivery and their Implication for Nursing Practice.
10 November-18 November 2018. The content will be both relevant and of interest to Nurses working in the acute hospital setting, community health, public health, aged care, and doctor surgeries. As well as those Nurses working in the area of policy development, health education, and Nursing research. We will explore a number of different ports and you will spend time with fellow Nurses in an exclusive setting, on one of the most exceptional ships sailing in the Caribbean - the Harmony of the Seas.

Remembrance Day
11 November

22nd International Conference on Global Nursing Education & Research
Innovation & advancements in nursing education and research
12-13 November, Melbourne, Australia.

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Smoking Cessation Facilitator’s Course
15–16 November 2018
Spirometry Principles & Practice
22–23 November 2018
Ph: (03) 9076 2382

Occupation, Health & Safety Conference
Friday 16 November
ANMF, Carson Conference Centre, 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne  Victoria
Contact or call 03 9275 9333

Hospital in the Home 2018 Conference
21-23 November 2018
Stamford Plaza, Brisbane CBD.
The HITH 2018 Conference will provide a wonderful forum for you to refresh your knowledge base and explore HITH innovations. The HITH Conference will strive to offer plenty of networking opportunities, to meet and interact with colleagues from Australia, New Zealand and of course, our invited speakers, as well as sponsors and exhibitors.
Conference Secretariat: 02 9436 0232 or
For more information and to register visit

8th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference
28-20 November, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania.


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


International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress
2019, Singapore, hosted by the Singapore Nurses Association.

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

42nd Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses Conference
Power of connections – coming together
17-19 March 2019, SMC Conference and Function Centre Sydney.

15th National Rural Health Conference
24-27 March 2019, Hobart Tasmania.

International Society of Nephrology’s Biennial World Congress of Nephrology
12-15 April 2019, Melbourne, Australia.

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

24th World Congress of Dermatology
A new era for global dermatology
10-15 June 2019, Milan, Italy.

Lowitja Institute Indigenous Health & Wellbeing Conference
17-20 June 2019, Darwin, NT. or E:

International Council of Nurses (ICN) 21st International Conference on Nursing
25-26 September 2019, London United Kingdom.


International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress
2021, Abu Dhabi, hosted by the Emirates Nursing and Midwifery Council and supported by Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau.