Events Calendar

If you have an event or conference that you would like to request to have listed on the calendar, please email the details to anmffederal@anmf.org.au.

2019

February

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and is held to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, how many women are affected by the disease each year, the impact it has on these women, the risk factors for ovarian cancer and its diagnosis and treatment.

This year for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month we encourage you to #KnowAskAct:

  • KNOW the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
  • ASK for help if you have symptoms or ask others if they know the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
  • ACT by hosting an Afternoon Teal or donating so we can continue to support women with ovarian cancer.

Teal Ribbon Day will be held on Wednesday 27 February, 2019.

Inaugural Rural Nursing Symposium
28 February 2019

The Rural Nursing Symposium is a forum for engaged nurses, leaders, clinicians and academics to discuss key issues that face rural nursing now and into the future. The Inaugural Rural Nursing Symposium will be held in Canberra on the 28th February 2019.
More information: https://crana.org.au/education/workshops/rural-nursing-symposium/

March

International Women's Day
8 March 8
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the​ Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom’s Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women’s equality.

Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.​ Make IWD your day – everyday.

Australian Breastfeeding Association 2019 Health Professional Seminar Series
Breastfeeding: supplying the evidence
11-16 March 2019
Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is excited to present its 2019 Seminar Series Breastfeeding: supplying the evidence. This is the ABA's annual seminar series for health professionals. One-day seminars are held around Australia in major cities, as well as online. Attend a program at the venue closest to you and watch our special Australian Showcase online to earn extra professional development points. Now in its 15th year of hosting seminars, ABA is a registered training organisation.
For more information visit: https://www.etouches.com/ehome/aba2019/home/

Organ & Tissue Authority Donation & Transplantation Conference
Connecting Donation and Transplantation: A decade of growth and collaboration
12-13 March 2019
Abstracts are now open for the 2019 Organ & Tissue Authority Donation & Transplantation Conference being held in Sydney 12-13th March 2019.
The theme for the conference is "Connecting Donation and Transplantation: A decade of growth and collaboration".
Details on how to submit an abstract can be found here.

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

ANMF Working Hours, Shifts & Fatigue Conference
22 March 2019
Want to know about the impacts of shift work and what you can do to reduce the effects of fatigue? Want information on rostering for nurses and midwives to minimise fatigue and maximise health and safety for staff and patients?

Back by popular demand the Working Hours, Shift & Fatigue Conference is a full-day presented by the ANMF (Vic Branch). Find out how working hours, shifts and fatigue affect the health and safety of nurses, midwives, carers and patients in this integral one-day conference. We’ve united some of Australia’s top fatigue specialists to give you the facts on healthy management of shift work and fatigue. You will leave this conference with practical strategies for reducing the impact of shift work and fatigue. This conference is aimed nurses, midwives, carers and healthcare professionals across all levels.

The Working Hours, Shifts & Fatigue Conference attracts up to six hours of CPD, as required by the NMBA for registration renewal.

Early Bird Tickets are on sale now until Friday 22 February 2019, receive $30 off the original price of tickets until close of business on the 22 February 2019. Conference program will be released in January 2019. More information: http://www.anmfvic.asn.au/events-and-conferences/2019/03/22/copy-of-working-hours-shift-and-fatigue-conference

15th National Rural Health Conference
24-27 March 2019, Hobart Tasmania. www.ruralhealth.org.au/15nrhc/

Australian Healthcare Week
27-28 March 2019
Venue: ICC Sydney
Australian Healthcare Week (AHW) is by far the most established and longest running healthcare event in Australasia. Returning to the ICC in Sydney on the 27 - 28 March 2019, the 9th Annual show will bring all the key decision makers - from executives to clinicians - under one roof to explore and learn about the latest technologies and innovations shaping the industry.
AHW 2019 has been designed for all stakeholders within the healthcare sector. This means that no matter what your focus is, AHW will provide you with the opportunity to connect and network with contacts directly relevant to your business.
Here's a quick snap shot of what to expect at the event:

  • 5000 + Attendees
  • 250+ sponsors and exhibtors
  • 180 + Industry leading speakers
  • 3 Industry tailored conferences
  • 6 on-floor programs
  • 1 massive networking event and expo

Don’t miss out on being part of Australia’s largest healthcare event in 2019! To find out more about the event, visit http://www.austhealthweek.com.au/ or email enquire@iqpc.com.au

April

Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association National Conference
Building on the Best
4-6 April 2019
Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide
https://www.apna.asn.au/conference

Art & Science of Relaxation
Tuesday 9 April 2019
Sydney
Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology 9.00am – 12.00pm
Evidence based Relaxation Therapy 1.30pm – 4.30pm
NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, The Heritage Room, Level 1, 37 Reservoir St, Surry Hills
Information & Bookings - http://www.artandscienceofrelaxation.com/art-and-science-of-relaxation-seminars/

Art & Science of Relaxation
Thursday 11 April 2019
Coffs Harbour
Opal Cove Resort, The Opals Room, Opal Boulevard
Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology 9.00am – 12.00pm
Evidence based Relaxation Therapy 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Information & Bookings - http://www.artandscienceofrelaxation.com/art-and-science-of-relaxation-seminars/

International Society of Nephrology’s Biennial World Congress of Nephrology
12-15 April 2019, Melbourne, Australia. www.isnwcn2019.org/

Art & Science of Relaxation
Tuesday 30 April 2019

Geelong
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, Level 5, 51 Little Malop St
Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology 9.00am – 12.00pm
Evidence based Relaxation Therapy 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Information & Bookings - http://www.artandscienceofrelaxation.com/art-and-science-of-relaxation-seminars/

May

Art & Science of Relaxation
Wednesday 1 May 2019
Melbourne
The Larwill Studio, Workshop Room, 48 Flemington Rd, Parkville
Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology 9.00am – 12.00pm
Evidence based Relaxation Therapy 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Information & Bookings - http://www.artandscienceofrelaxation.com/art-and-science-of-relaxation-seminars/

Health and Environmental Sustainability Conference
2 May 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Attend the conference and learn new ways to reduce waste, promote sustainability and improve your community. Join together with a growing movement of health professionals who are changing the way we deliver health and striving to improve our work, home and wider environments.
For further information please visit: http://www.anmfvic.asn.au/events-and-conferences/2019/05/02/2019-anmf-health-and-environmental-sustainability-conference

4th Australian Nursing and Midwifery Conference
Leading the way: Nursing and midwifery quality, research and education
2-3 May 2019
Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre, Newcastle West NSW
The theme for the Conference is "Leading the Way: Nursing and Midwifery quality, research and education". This conference provides a forum for Nursing and Midwifery clinicians, researchers and educators from Australia and overseas, to share knowledge and celebrate experiences of innovative Nursing and Midwifery led projects relating to clinical care, education and research. Presentations and posters with cultural relevance and foci are welcome and encouraged.
The Conference will cover the topics of knowledge translation, quality and safety, innovative healthcare, values and culture and leadership.
https://www.nursingmidwiferyconference.com.au/

Nurses and Midwives Wellness Conference
3 May 2019

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Wellness Conference is run in partnership with the Nursing and Midwifery Healthcare Program Victoria. Be inspired by new ways to care for your emotional and physical health.
For further information please visit: http://www.anmfvic.asn.au/events-and-conferences/2019/05/03/2019-nmhp-anmf-nurses-and-midwives-wellness-conference

Council of International Neonatal Nurses Conference
Enriched family - enhanced care
5-8 May 2019, Auckland, New Zealand. http://www.coinn2019.com/

International Day of the Midwife
Strengthening midwifery globally
5 May 2019
May 5 is the internationally recognised day for highlighting the work of midwives.
https://www.internationalmidwives.org/icm-events/idm-international-day-of-the-midwife.html

International Nurses Day
Nurses: A voice to lead - Health for All
12 May 2019
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
https://www.icn.ch/what-we-do/campaigns/international-nurses-day

Art & Science of Relaxation
Wednesday 22 May 2019
Canberra
Hellenic Club of Canberra, The Aegean Room, Matilda St, Woden
The Larwill Studio, Workshop Room, 48 Flemington Rd, Parkville
Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology 9.00am – 12.00pm
Evidence based Relaxation Therapy 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Information & Bookings - http://www.artandscienceofrelaxation.com/art-and-science-of-relaxation-seminars/

Undergraduate Student Nurse/Midwife Student Study Day
Friday 24 May 2019 or Saturday 25 May 2019

Carson Conference Centre, 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Final year nursing and midwifery students are encouraged to attend this event to best prepare for their graduate year.
For further information please visit: http://www.anmfvic.asn.au/events-and-conferences/2019/05/24/undergraduate-student-nurse-and-midwife-study-day-2019

National Reconciliation Week
27 May - 3 June 2019
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated by communities, businesses and individuals at thousands of events across Australia. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
https://www.reconciliation.org.au/national-reconciliation-week/

June

24th World Congress of Dermatology
A new era for global dermatology
10-15 June 2019, Milan, Italy. https://www.wcd2019milan.org/

Lowitja Institute Indigenous Health & Wellbeing Conference
17-20 June 2019, Darwin, NT. http://www.nirakn.edu.au/event/2019-lowitja-institute-international-indigenous-health-and-wellbeing-conference/ or E: communications@lowitja.org.au

Cancer Nurses Society 22nd Annual Congress
The complexity of cancer care: what will the future of cancer nursing look like?
20-22 June 2019
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Website: http://www.cnsacongress.com.au/
Email: cnsa@chillifoxevents.com.au

International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress
Beyond Healthcare to Health
27 June - 1 July 2019
ICN Congress 2019 is to be held in Singapore from 27 June to 1 July 2019. Hosted by the Singapore Nurses Association, this international gathering of thousands of nurses will explore the many ways in which nurses work to achieve universal access to health, not only providing health care but also addressing the social determinants of health, such as education, gender equality, poverty, etc. The Congress will provide opportunities for nurses to build relationships and to disseminate nursing and health-related knowledge. The Council of National Nursing Association Representatives, ICN’s global governing body, will convene from 25-27 June 2019. Congress participants who are members of ICN member associations will be able to observe global nursing leaders, identify the profession’s priorities and future directions.
https://www.icn.ch/events/icn-congress-2019-singapore

July

NAIDOC Week
Get involved!
7-14 July 2019
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.
https://www.naidoc.org.au/

Enrolled Nurse Student Study Day
Friday 19 July 2019

Carson Conference Centre, 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Better understand the transition to clinical practice.
For further information please visit: http://www.anmfvic.asn.au/events-and-conferences/2019/07/19/enrolled-nurse-student-study-day-2019

August

Australian College of Nursing - National Nursing Forum
Nursing now - Power of policy
21-23 August 2019
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania
The National Nursing Forum (NNF) is the Australian College of Nursing’s signature annual leadership and educational event bringing together nurses, students and other health professionals from around the country and across the globe.
https://www.acn.edu.au/event/national-nursing-forum-2019

September

Australian College of Nurse Practitioners National Conference
Transforming Healthcare
2-5 September 2019
The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners National Conference is the Colleges flagship event that offers a comprehensive and diverse program focused on bringing together Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses and Nursing leaders from around the Nation.
https://www.acnp.org.au/

Australian Nurses and Midwives Conference
Thursday 12 and Friday 13 September 2019

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Two day leading nursing and midwifery conference, presenting an extensive program exploring a range of professional issues affecting contemporary healthcare.
Registration opens March 2019
For further information please visit: http://www.anmfvic.asn.au/events-and-conferences/2019/09/12/2019-australian-nurses-and-midwives-conference

22nd Australian College of Midwives Conference
Power, Passion and Politics
17-19 September 2019
Canberra, ACT
https://midwives.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/acm-2019-national-conference/national-conference

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

October

45th International Mental Health Nursing Conference
Integrated Care: People, Practice, Policy
8-10 October 2019
Sydney, NSW
https://www.acmhn2019.com/

2021

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