ACNP National Conference - 21 Years of Nurse Practitioners 

The ACNP Board has elected to postpone the 2020 ACNP National Conference until the 4-6 March 2021, which is still to be held at the QT Hotel, Gold Coast. The pre-conference workshops will run on the 3 March 2021 at the QT Hotel also. 

This decision was not made lightly, however the current circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus means it is too difficult for all to continue planning for September, and we wanted to allow time for all who will be present at the National Conference time to recover and recuperate.  

The ACNP will roll all current registrations for the ACNP National Conference to the new 2021 date.  Your support is greatly valued, and we look forward to sharing with you the updated plans over the coming months.  

In 2021, the ACNP will be celebrating 21 Years of Nurse Practitioners in Australia and we look forward to celebrating with our Delegates, Sponsors and Exhibitors.   

The ACNP National Conference gathers more than 300+ senior health practitioners providing an exciting program, including welcome reception, keynote speakers, workshops, and the gala awards dinner.  

The conference is a perfect networking opportunity for all delegates, to inspire leadership and enhance clinical expertise.  

New Dates:

03 March 2021 Pre Conference Workshops  
04-06 March 2021 National Conference




QT Hotel, Gold Coast   

7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise 


The 2021 ACNP National Conference will celebrate 21 Years of Nurse Practitioners in Australia. 

Please join us in welcoming over 300 Delegates from around the globe. 
The conference theme “Full Scope of Practice” acknowledges the role of Nurse Practitioners in the Australian health care landscape and celebrates their diverse scopes of practice throughout their 21st year.

Who can attend:  

Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurses, Health Professionals, Students and Academics. 

Conference Website 

To find out more about the ACNP National Conference, please go to the official ACNP National Conference website.



The Registration for the 2021 ACNP National Conference is open please click on the link below.               

2021 ACNP National Conference 

If you have any questions please contact the ACNP on 1300 433 660.                                                                   

The Abstract and Poster Submissions are open, please click on the link below.  

Abstract and Poster Submissions

The conference theme is “Full Scope of Practice”. This acknowledges the role of Nurse Practitioners in the Australian health care landscape and celebrates their diverse scopes of practice throughout the last 21 years.

Please note the abstract timeline below. 

December 2019

Call for Abstract announced

Monday 31 August 2020

Abstract closed at 23:59 Sharp

Tuesday 1st September – Wednesday 30th September 2020

Abstract Review process

Week commencing Monday 5th October 2020

Abstract outcomes released

Week commencing Monday 12th October 2020

2021 ACNP Conference Program released

The ACNP National Conference will provide an opportunity to learn directly from industry leaders, build strong connections and network with nurse practitioners and leaders within the health professional community.

By partnering with ACNP you will receive a high level of exposure through extensive promotional campaigns, including advertisements, email campaigns, social media and web exposure. 

Go to the ACNP National Conference Website

Download the Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus

Please contact ACNP Events & Sponsorship Manager, Melinda Phillips at 


Thank you to our Accommodation Partner QT Hotel Gold Coast.  

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ACNP Conference rates start from Sunday 28 February 2021 through to Tuesday 9 March 2021
Contact QT Hotel Directly  (07) 5584 1200 or email on
Quote “Australian College of Nurse Practitioners”. 

Please contact: 
ACNP Business Consultant

Elle Raidal 

Travel Manager 

Flight Centre Business Travel 

Ph: 1300 766 209
Please advise Elle you are a ACNP 2021 conference attendee

The Pre Conference Workshops running on the 3rd March, 2021 will include:

1. Prescribing & Pharmacology 

2. Paediatrics 

3. Hep C  

4. Chest X-Ray 

The Conference Workshops running throughout the Conference will include: 

1. Suture  

2. Wound Management 

3. Plaster 

4. Skin & Dermatology 

5. Ultrasound 

Find out more via the ACNP National Conference Website

To be part of the 2021 ACNP National Conference and 
complete your sponsorship and exhibition registration 


Melinda Phillips
0436 398 145

Our conference theme is year is: “Full scope of practice”. This acknowledges the role of Nurse Practitioners in the Australian health care landscape and celebrates their diverse scopes of practice throughout their 21st year.

Our conference program will have a host of practical workshops, up to 100 abstract presentations and workshops throughout the 3 days, topic areas ranging from:

  • Acute Care  
  • A&E
  • Aged Care
  • Increasing access to care
  • Indigenous Health or Caring for Minority Groups
  • Legal Challenges
  • Mental Health, Alcohol & Drugs, Tobacco and other drugs
  • NP Response and/or involvement to disasters - natural, pandemics
  • Nurse Led Clinics
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Pain and Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Primary Health Care
  • Rural and Remote
  • Specialist Practice

Click on the link to view the full 2021 ACNP National Conference.  

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