Events Calendar

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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:

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

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 or email


Making An Impact Conference
'Linking People, Purpose and Processes in Healthcare'
3-4 April 2019
Want to leave a conference feeling empowered to make positive changes in your healthcare service? You are invited to our inaugural event that aims to equip you with the tools and listen to the stories to inspire you to make improvements for better patient outcomes, higher staff satisfaction and greater quality of care.
For more information and to book, visit:

Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association National Conference
Building on the Best
4-6 April 2019
Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide

Art & Science of Relaxation
Tuesday 9 April 2019
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
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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
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International Society of Nephrology’s Biennial World Congress of Nephrology
12-15 April 2019, Melbourne, Australia.

Art & Science of Relaxation
Tuesday 30 April 2019

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
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Art & Science of Relaxation
Wednesday 1 May 2019
The Larwill Studio, Workshop Room, 48 Flemington Rd, Parkville
Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology 9.00am – 12.00pm
Evidence based Relaxation Therapy 1.30pm – 4.30pm
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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.
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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.

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.
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7th BioCeuticals Research Symposium 
Friday 3 May -  Sunday 5 May 2019
New therapies for Alzheimer’s, using genetic tests to improve autism and depression, and the gut-brain connection are among the key topics to be presented by leading international researchers and clinicians at the 7th BioCeuticals Research Symposium in Sydney this May.

The Symposium theme Mood, Genes and Cognition will explore the integrative health strategies for managing mental and neurological disorders, including the most complex cases.        

Registration for the 7th BioCeuticals Research Symposium is now open.

Healthcare practitioners who would like to attend the Symposium can register to receive the Early-Bird rate of A$780 (valid until 10 February 2019).

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Mind Heart Connect | Creating Resilient Lives
3-5 May, 2019
Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is set to host world-renowned clinical experts, in the Mind-Body-Heart connection supporting Australia’s wellness movement. As wellness approaches such as mindfulness, meditation and Emotional Freedom Techniques become increasingly embraced in mainstream, the growing clinical acceptance of the Mind-Body-Heart connection across the world represents a major therapeutic paradigm shift. This transformational forum welcomes some of the world’s most influential experts in the Mind-Body-Heart connection and this is your opportunity to spend a weekend with your favourite speakers, immerse yourself in their teachings and come away feeling refreshed and renewed.

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

International Day of the Midwife
Strengthening midwifery globally
5 May 2019
May 5 is the internationally recognised day for highlighting the work of midwives.

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.

Art & Science of Relaxation
Wednesday 22 May 2019
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
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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.
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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.


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

Lowitja Institute Indigenous Health & Wellbeing Conference
18-20 June 2019
Darwin Convention Centre, Stokes Hill Road, Darwin NT
The Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing conference will be an Indigenous space built on First Nations knowledges and values. It will be a space to connect Indigenous peoples, and non-Indigenous colleagues, and share the journey together. ​Through the conference theme, the Institute invites an important discussion about the futures we want as Indigenous peoples and our contribution to the wellbeing of the planet. or E:

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

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.


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.

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.
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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.


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.

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
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22nd Australian College of Midwives Conference
Power, Passion and Politics
17-19 September 2019
Canberra, ACT

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


45th International Mental Health Nursing Conference
Integrated Care: People, Practice, Policy
8-10 October 2019
Sydney, NSW

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM) Annual Scientific Meeting 2019
Sunday 27th October to Wednesday 30th October 2019
The Playford Hotel, Adelaide
The Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM) is proud to partner with the Australasian Faculty of Environmental and Occupational Medicine (AFOEM) to deliver an exciting educational event! In Making it Work we offer networking, collaboration and education, with a focus on practical aspects of occupational medicine.

The Organising Committee is delighted to welcome Dr Gary Franklin as our international guest and keynote presenter for ASM19. Renowned for his leadership across many aspects of occupational medicine, Dr Franklin will share his practical expertise, innovative thinking and research experience throughout the three days of the conference. The technical program will feature local topic experts, a dedicated occupational health nurses’ stream, popular site visits, CPR update and Mental Health First Aid course. Delegates will also have opportunities to experience iconic sights, sounds and flavours of Adelaide, South Australia. View Flyer

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