42nd AASTN Conference 19 - 22 May 2019

On behalf of the NSW Stomal Therapy nurses and the committee, Australian, New Zealand and Asia Pacific colleagues & interested health care professionals are warmly invitated to the the 42nd National Stomal Therapy conference in Sydney.

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The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association warmly invite you to join us from Thursday 4 through to Saturday 6 April 2019 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, for APNA’s 11th National Conference.  

Whether it is writing care plans, setting up a nurse clinic, gaining confidence with ear irrigation or engaging in challenging conversations – APNA has developed and hand-picked a practical and thought-provoking conference program featuring workshops, keynotes, panels, posters and abstracts delivered by engaging speakers on pertinent topics beneficial to the daily practice of primary health care nurses.  Check out a preview of the evolving program, with updates being made daily. 

Conference registration will be an incredibly worthwhile investment both professionally and personally; connecting with 500+ peers and experts, while picking up practical skills, resources and knowledge to be taken back to the workplace and immediately put into practice.  A full conference registration offers unbeatable value, education and networking opportunities (with no hidden extra costs):

  • Over 20 continuing professional development hours (the annual requirement for nurse registration), across:
    • Half day Practical Workshops on Thursday 4 April
    • All conference sessions on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 April, including Breakfast Sessions and the 2019 APNA Nurse Awards Presentation
  • Ticket to the Meet & Greet Welcome Drinks on Thursday night
  • Ticket to the Rockstar Party on Friday night
  • Conference breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon teas
  • Exhibition Hall pass to link in with 55+ exhibiting organisations sharing cutting-edge resources
  • Option to book a private meeting room at the conference venue
  • Delegate handbook

Register now to take advantage of our early bird rate ending Monday 18 February, and to ensure you do not miss out on sessions with limited spots.

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Visit the website for more information, and do not hesitate to contact the national conference coordinator, Rosie Oldham, at conference@apna.asn.au with any queries.

Abstract submission

ECET is very pleased to announce that the deadline for submitting abstracts for ECET 2019 has been extended. The new deadline is 11 February.

Notification on acceptance/rejection: 1 March 2019


You can submit your abstract in the following main categories

  • Stoma care
  • Continence care
  • Wound care
  • Nutrition

More information: click here

2020 Tripartite Colorectal Meeting

We are excited to announce that the 2020 Tripartite Colorectal Meeting will take place from 9-12 November 2020 at the New Zealand International Convention Centre in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand. Mark these dates in your calendar now!

Please note these dates have changed from the originally published February 2020 dates. The date change is due to delays with the construction of the venue and wanting to avoid clashing with other colorectal meetings around the world. November is a great time to visit New Zealand with the days getting warmer as this final month of spring approaches summer. Days have average temperatures of around 21-25°C with cooler evenings.

This Meeting is the pre-eminent event for global leaders in Colorectal surgery and will offer outstanding opportunities for professional development and personal connection.

Come to Tripartite 2020 and:

  • Be inspired by top international experts;
  • Keep up with the latest research and developments in the field;
  • Engage with the most pressing issues facing the field today;
  • Meet colleagues from around the world – connect, learn and share with others who are passionate about your field;
  • Share your research by presenting a paper or poster – make your own contribution to the field and raise your professional profile. We’ll be calling for abstracts in late 2019.

There’ll be plenty of opportunity to socialise and network during breaks and social events, too – these are always a highlight of the Tripartite Meeting!

We look forward to seeing you in Auckland in 2020!

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