Events Calendar

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4th Annual Congress and Medicare Expo on Trauma & Critical Care
Advanced traumatic & emergency care
22-23 February 2018, Paris, France.

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Perioperative Course
23 February 2018
Ph: (03) 9076 2382


Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Spirometry Principles & Practice
1–2 March 2018
Asthma Educator’s Course
7-9 March 2018
Smoking Cessation Course
15-16 March
Ph: (03) 9076 2382

47th Global Nursing & Healthcare Conference
Exploring latest innovations in nursing and healthcare
1-3 March 2018, London, UK.

5th International Conference Global Network of Public Health Nurses
5-7 March 2018, Safari Park Hotel and Casino, Nairobi.

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 Breastfeeding Association 2018 Health Professional Seminar Series
Breastfeeding: Science to Practice
13-16 March 2018
Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne

Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) VIC Branch Conference
Saturday 17 March 2018
8.30am - 4.30pm
Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Ballarat, Victoria 3350 

The ADEA-VIC Branch Conference is held annually and provides a program of interesting, challenging and informative sessions that features thought leaders in diabetes, diabetes management and diabetes care. The conference is an opportunity for health professionals from multiple disciplines to come together, network and exchange their knowledge of the latest clinical practices and research in diabetes.

The conference is expected to attract up to 200 delegates from both the public and private health care sectors in VIC who are key players in diabetes education and management. Health professionals that may be interested in attending include: Diabetes Educators, Psychologists, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Dietitians, General Practitioners, Podiatrists, Practice Nurses /Managers, Pharmacists, Health Care Workers, Researchers, Midwives.

This conference will cover a range of clinical, practical and research topics identified by members and the local organising committee. The conference will have a focus on the mental health of clients and health professionals including professional burnout.

Further information here:

Skin Health Education Day
Saturday 17 March 2018
What you always wanted to know about skin but were afraid to ask!
Leading dermatologists and skin care experts will provide training and education on how to diagnose and how to treat and manage common skin complaints.
Following the success of the 2017 Skin Health Education Day, this special one-day event will again run in 2018. The program will cover a range of questios commonly encountered by healthcare professionals, beauticians and the general public.
This one-day education program will be led by Assoc. Professor Rosemary Nixon.
View Flyer | To register for this event, please visit: Registrations close 10 March 2018.

20th Global Nursing Education Conference
Current challenges and innovations in nursing education
21-23 March 2018, New York, USA.

Australian Healthcare Week Expo
21-23 March 2018, International Convention Centre Darling Harbour.

Nurse Practitioners - Pharmacology and Prescribing Conference
Ausmed's annual conference for Nurse Practitioners
22-23 March, Melbourne. Go to or call 1300 AUSMED to register


Australian Resuscitation Council Advanced Life Support Level 1 course
8-15 April 2018, Aboard the Royal Caribbean International Explorer of the Seas, seven nights from Sydney to the South Pacific. The course was developed for healthcare professionals in general practice, community health and ward-based facilities. You can also bring your family and friends – you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the ports and experience the onboard entertainment and activities.

6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium
Outback in front: 20 years of rural and remote health research
11-12 April 2018
Hyatt Hotel, Canberra
Outback Infront will celebrate the leadership that has emerged from the rural and remote health research community, while at the same time, support early career academics and the next generation of rural health researchers. The Symposium will focus on rural and remote health research that informs strategic health policy and health service challenges in rural and remote Australia and will provide an opportunity to share and develop research that seeks to understand and deliver innovative change through building evidence that has the potential to transform health outcomes and service delivery. | View Flyer
For more information and to register visit:

2nd Advanced Nursing Science and Practice
Exploring latest advances in nursing science and practice
12-13 April 2018, Hawaii, USA.

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Managing COPD – Acute/Chronic
19–20 April 2018
Respiratory Course (Modules A & B)
30 April–3 May 2018
Respiratory Course (Module A)
30 April–1 May 2018
Ph: (03) 9076 2382

Dermatology Nursing Conference
29 April – 3 May 2018
Dermatology is a huge field and, like any other speciality requires clinicians to hold the specific knowledge to provide the correct diagnosis and treatment options for the patient. This Conference will explore the latest best practice clinical guidelines on the key concepts of Dermatology Nursing. The content is as relevant to the Nurse working in a Dermatology practice as it is to the Nurse wanting to find out more about Dermatology to use in their general practice and patient education.
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17th National Nurse Education Conference
Changing worlds: Synergies in nursing, midwifery and health education
1-4 May 2018, Crown Promenade Melbourne, Victoria.

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Respiratory Course (Module B)
2-3 May 2018
Spirometry Principles & Practice
7–8 May 2018
Asthma & Allergy Management Seminar
14 May 2018
Ph: (03) 9076 2382

Enrolled Nurses’ Conference
3-4 May 2018, Melbourne.

7th World Congress on Breast Cancer
Pioneering spirit of enriching the lives and wellness of women
10-11 May 2018, Frankfurt, Germany.

4th World Congress on Midwifery and Women’s Health
Caring women and newborns with skill and compassion
14-15 May, Singapore.

Global Experts Meeting on Neonatal Nursing and Maternal Healthcare
Novel advancement in neonatal nursing & maternal healthcare research
14-16 May 2018, Singapore.

Australasian College of Dermatology 51st Annual Scientific Meeting
19 – 22 May 2018
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, QLD
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Palliative Care Nurses Australia Inc Biennial Conference
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.

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.

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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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

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

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

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


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

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

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.

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.


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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19th South Pacific Nurses Forum
15–19 October 2018, Cook Islands.

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.

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


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.

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.

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