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 kristy@anmf.org.au.

2017

June

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
www.bowelcancerawarenessmonth.org/

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. www.ecet2017.org

31st International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress
Midwives - Making a difference in the world
18-22 June, Toronto, Canada. www.midwives2017.org/

National Refugee Week
18-24 June. www.refugeeweek.org.au/

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. http://afcna.org.au/event/dying-well-conference/

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

International World Refugee Day
20 June. www.un.org/en/events/refugeeday/

ANMF (Victorian Branch) Annual Delegates Conference
Thursday 22 & Friday 23 June 2017
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
http://bit.ly/ANMFevents

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

First Epworth PCNL Masterclass in Supine and Prone PCNL and mini-PCNL
Saturday 24 June 2017
The Ballroom, Park Hyatt
Details at: https://www.ivvy.com/event/PCNL17/
For more information please contact Amanda Christie 9426 6952 or amanda.christie@epworth.org.au

The Ins and Outs of Bowel Disease Conference
2 Day Nursing Conference by Ausmed Education
Melbourne, 29 - 30 Jun 2017
https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/the-ins-and-outs-of-bowel-disease

What Great Nurse Managers Know!
An Annual Ausmed Education 2-Day Event
Sydney, 29 - 30 Jun 2017
Adelaide, 31 Aug - 1 Sep 2017
https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/what-great-nurse-managers-know

July

NAIDOC Week
2-9 July 2017. http://www.naidoc.org.au/

Day Surgery Nursing and Minor Procedures
2 Day Seminar for Nurses
Adelaide, 6 - 7 Jul 2017
https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/day-surgery-nursing-and-minor-procedures

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. www.dcconferences.com.au/hom2017

ANMF Enrolled Nurse Student Study Day
Friday 14 July 2017
ANMF House, 540 Elizabeth Street Melbourne
http://bit.ly/ANMFevents

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Asthma Educator’s Course
19-21 July 2017
Respiratory Update
28 July 2017
P: (03) 9076 2382
E: lunghealth@alfred.org.au

Evidence based Relaxation Therapy: Physiological & Psychological Benefits
Dr Judy Lovas
Sydney
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: http://artandscienceofrelaxation.com/seminars/evidence-based-relaxation-therapy.html

5th Annual World Wide Nursing Conference
The Role of Nursing in Leading and Advancing Global Health
24-25 July, Singapore. http://nursing-conf.org/

World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education
A Celebration of Resilience
24-29 July, Toronto Canada. www.wipce2017.com/

World Hepatitis Day
28 July. http://worldhepatitisday.org/

Swan Hill Nurses' Conference
2 Day Conference for Nurses - Learn Locally with Ausmed
Swan Hill, 27 - 28 Jul 2017
https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/swan-hill-nurses-conference

Key Concepts of Public Health and Tropical Medicine - Papua New Guinea
What are the issues now for Australia and our near neighbours? What does the future look like?
28 July - 7 August 2017
Public health protects and improves the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, locally and globally. The greatest advances in healthcare this century have stemmed from public health initiatives, sanitation, immunisation, infection control, and the management of communicable diseases to name a few.

At this conference, we will not only explore the core concepts of public health and what the issues are now for Australia and our near neighbours we will also investigate what the future will look like. We will gain an understanding of remote health care delivery as we visit our colleagues at various locations in PNG and reflect on the implications for our own practice in Australia.
More info - https://goo.gl/pnNpe0

August

Tradies National Health Month
www.tradieshealth.com.au

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

National Homelessness Prevention Week
1-7 August. www.homelessnessaustralia.org.au

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
E: lunghealth@alfred.org.au

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day (NATICD)
4 August. www.snaicc.org.au/children

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. www.hisa.org.au/hic/

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
Email: michelle.bye@encanta.com.au
Telephone: +61 3 9863 7606
www.sqao-anzics.com

International Day of the World's Indigenous People
9 August. www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/

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 www.avhec.com.au or contact the Conference Secretariat - AVHEC Secretariat E: info@avhec.com.au  P: 02 8204 0770

Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australia ‘Endurance’ Forum
11 August, Sydney NSW. www.danaonline.org/dana-conference/

Evidence based Relaxation Therapy: Physiological & Psychological Benefits
Dr Judy Lovas
Canberra
Friday August 11 2017,  9.00am - 12.00pm
Griffith Hall
Griffith Neighbourhood Centre
55 Stuart St, Griffith ACT
For more information & bookings: http://artandscienceofrelaxation.com/seminars/evidence-based-relaxation-therapy.html

12th New Zealand Dermatology Nurses Conference
17-18 August 2017, Queenstown New Zealand. http://www.nzdermatologynurses.nz/

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

Vietnam Veterans Day (Long Tan Day)
18 August www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org/node/vietnam-veterans-day-long-tan-day

The National Nursing Forum
Make Change Happen
21-23 August 2017
Event Centre, The Star, Sydney
The National Nursing Forum (NNF) is the Australian College of Nursing’s signature annual event bringing together nurses, other health professionals and students from around the country and across the globe.  The 2017 theme is, Make Change Happen, using the voice of health professionals to lead change in nursing, health and aged care.
Website: https://www.acn.edu.au/nnf2017
Email: events@acn.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 6283 3424

National Daffodil Day (Cancer Council Australia)
25 August. www.daffodilday.com.au

Annual Foundation for Prada Willis Research Conference
Dream Believe Achieve
25-27 August, The Westin Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. www.fpwr.org/events/2017annualconference/

12th National Allied Health Conference
Allied Health: Stronger Together
26-29 August, Sydney International Convention Centre, NSW. https://secure.hotelnetwork.com.au/12thnationalalliedhealthconference/home

National Legacy Week
27 August-2 September. www.legacy.com.au/LegacyWeek

Endocrine Nurses’ Society of Australasia Annual Symposium
Endocrinology: A problem of too much or too little
28 August, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre WA. www.ensa.org.au/ensa2017/

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. www.aeromedconference.com

Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting
30 August-1 September, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre WA. http://ads-adea.org.au/

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

September

National Blue September Month
www.blueseptember.org.au

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
www.prostate.org.au/articleLive/

Eighth Obstetrics & Gynaecology Clinical Institute Symposium
Friday 1 September 2017
The Ballroom, Park Hyatt
Details at: https://www.ivvy.com/event/OG2017/
For more information please contact Mikayla Jones 9936 8051 or Mikayla.Jones@epworth.org.au

National Gold Bow Day (The Australian Thyroid Foundation)
1 September. www.thyroidfoundation.com.au/atf-awareness-events/gold-bow-day.html

National Footy Colours Day – Fight Cancer Foundation
2 September. www.footycoloursday.com.au

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

International Wound Practice and Research Conference
6-7 September, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
http://iwprc2017.com.au

Wound Care and the Latest Best Practice – Hobart
A practical approach to wound management
7 September - 8 September 2017
The purpose of this 2-day Seminar is to provide practical strategies and tools, founded on the latest standards and evidence-based recommendations for effective wound management. 

It is being held in beautiful Hobart – what a fabulous way to combine best practice wound care education and a visit to an exceptional location. The venue for the seminar is the Banksia Room in the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens which means that during breaks you can wander through the gorgeous gardens which will be bursting with the joy of spring while we are there.

More info - https://goo.gl/yzh6nQ

National R U OK? Day
8 September. www.ruokday.com/

World Suicide Prevention Day
10 September

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

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
E: lunghealth@alfred.org.au

Australian Nurses and Midwives Conference
Thursday 21 & Friday 22 September 2017
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
http://bit.ly/ANMFevents

Enrolled Nurse Professional Association (ENPA NSW) Conference
21-22 September, Mercure Hotel, Sydney. http://www.enpansw.org/

Launceston Nurses' Conference​
2 Day Conference for Nurses - Learn Locally with Ausmed
Launceston, 21 - 22 Sep 2017
https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/launceston-nurses-conference

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

World Heart Day
29 September

www.world-heart-federation.org/what-we-do/world-heart-day/

International Police Remembrance Day
29 September. www.afp.gov.au/about-us/our-organisation/ceremonial-events-and-functions/ceremonial-events/national-police

October

Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2017
Mobilising for Change – Alcohol policy and the evidence for action
4-6 October 2017, Melbourne. http://www.gapc2017.org.au/

National Mental Health Week
8-14 October. www.mentalhealthvic.org.au/

World Mental Health Day
10 October
. www.1010.org.au/

Congress of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Nurses & Midwives (CATSINaM) Conference
10-12 October, Gold Coast Qld. http://catsinam.org.au/

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

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Managing COPD
12-13 October 2017
Spirometry Principles & Practice
23-24 October 2017
P: (03) 9076 2382
E: lunghealth@alfred.org.au

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

National Anti Poverty Week
15-21 October. www.antipovertyweek.org.au/about/about-anti-poverty-week

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.
http://www.acnn.org.au/events/acnn-national-conference/

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. www.cranaconference.com/

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

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

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: conference2017@ona.asn.au 
Further information will be available on our website: www.ona.asn.au/conference2017

43rd Annual International Mental Health Nursing Conference
25-27 October, Tasmania. www.acmhn.org/news-events/conference-news/acmhn2017

Nursing and Legal Concepts - South Pacific
Keeping you and your patients safe
28 October - 5 November 2017
The legal implications of Nursing practice are a concern to all Nurses. It's important that as Nurses we understand the legal principles that apply to the delivery of health services. These principles apply to all areas of clinical practice and all geographical locations. So irrespective of your area of practice or where you live this conference is for you.

More info - https://goo.gl/vf45dT

Australian College of Midwives 20th National Conference
Calling all Midwives: The truth is out there!
30 October- 2 November, Adelaide, SA. www.acm2017.org/

November

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

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
E: lunghealth@alfred.org.au

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! www.eurekaclimb.com.au

World Diabetes Day
14 November. www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday

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

International Men’s Day
19 November. www.internationalmensday.com/

6th International Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) Conference
20-22 November, National Convention Centre, Canberra ACT. http://2017.acipcconference.com.au/

Key Issues in Women’s Health – Singapore
Let’s look at the health care needs of half the population - Information that every Nurse should know
27 November - 1 December 2017
This 4-day conference, being held aboard the Mariner of the Seas sailing out of Singapore, will explore Women’s Health under three conference themes – Conditions, Pregnancy and Parenting, and Healthy Lifestyle. The decision on which sessions to include in the conference program is based on the most frequent questions received from women by the presenting organisation Women’s Health Queensland Wide.

More info - https://goo.gl/fAvQYd

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. https://mercyperinatal.com/event/global-obstetric-update-2017

December

World AIDS Day
1 December. www.worldaidsday.org.au

International Human Rights Day
10 December. www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/

2018

23rd Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation Biennial Meeting
9 March 2018, London UK. http://www.commonwealthnurses.org/

4th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference
10-11 March 2018, London UK. http://www.commonwealthnurses.org/

Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) and joint Asian Perioperative Nurses Association (ASIORNA) Conference
23-26 May 2018, Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia. http://www.acorn.org.au/conference2018/

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.

More info - https://goo.gl/XgJkmG

World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health
5-8 December, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. www.world-heart-federation.org/wcc-2018/

2019

19th International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation (IPWSO) Conference
2019, Cuba. www.ipwso.org/conference

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