Events Calendar

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Tradies National Health Month

National Homelessness Prevention Week
1-7 August.

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
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

Nursing Informatics Australia (NIA) Conference
Consumer participation and the nurse’s role in the digital future
6 August, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Qld.

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.

Smart Strokes 2017 Conference
10-11 August 2017
Marriott Resort, Surfers Paradise, QLD
T: (02) 9431 8600
Registration Brochure | Register Now!

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

ANZSOM Annual Scientific Meeting 2017
20th – 23rd August 2017, Fremantle WA
(includes optional pre-conference visit to Rottnest Island, 19th-20th August 2017)
The Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM)’s Annual Scientific Meeting 2017 is a key educational and networking event for health professionals working in the field of occupational medicine and workplace health. This year's meeting recognises the diverse nature of the occupational health community and focuses on bringing health professionals and other interested parties together for an exciting learning and networking experience. Also featured is a pre-conference visit to Rottnest Island, a range of practical site visits, and plenty of activities for accompanying guests.
For more information and to register, visit:
P: 1300 666 515

Australian College of Nursing - 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.
Phone: +61 2 6283 3424

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.
APCR are proud to host the 18th Asia-Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference and will present a world-class Faculty of both International and National presenters, across a full 3-day program. Streams in Clinical Urology, Translational Science, Nursing and Allied Health will ensure the most contemporary information and research-validated findings are presented. or


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.

Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred
Asthma & Allergy Seminar
4 September
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

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

Women’s Health Week
4-8 September. E: or P: 1800 JEAN HAILES

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

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 -

National R U OK? Day
8 September.

Victorian School Nurse Conference
9 September, Lauriston Girls School Armadale. Conference trybooking link: and Conference Dinner at Quaff trybooking link:
Contact: Lindsey Booth E: M: 0407 509 622

World Suicide Prevention Day
10 September

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

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.

ANMF Vic Branch Australian Nurses and Midwives Conference
21-22 September, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Vic.

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
Claiming our future
10-12 October, Sofitel Broadbeach, 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.

21st Australasian Menopause Society Congress
Menopause: Exploring the evidence
13-15 October, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, NSW.

National Anti Poverty Week
15-21 October.

World Self Medication Industry (WSMI) General Assembly
The Health Economic Value of Self Care
18–19 October, International Convention Centre Darling Harbour, NSW.

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.

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 -

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

Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference
6-8 November, National Convention Centre Canberra.

Australasian Sexual Health Conference
7-9 November, National Convention Centre Canberra.

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.

Breaking Point: Ice & Methamphetamine Conference
20-21 November, Mercure Hotel Brisbane. Earn 11 Hours of CPD (certificate awarded).

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

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 -

Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Conference
Celebrating the Why
30 November– 1 December, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre WA.

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.

Trauma in Aged Care - Nursing Conference
4-5 December, Rydges Sydney Central, Surry Hills NSW. Earn 11 Hours and 15 Mins of CPD (certificate awarded).

International Human Rights Day
10 December.


Midwives on Board! - The Panama Canal
An Education at Sea Event
16 February-2 March 2018. Calling all midwives…Education at Sea is bringing you a fabulous opportunity to be a part of a midwifery cruise on board the Norwegian Star.

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.

Nurse Practitioners - Pharmacology and Prescribing Conference
22-23 March 2018, Brisbane. Earn 11 Hours and 15 Mins of CPD (certificate awarded).

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.
More info -

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

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.

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.