South Australian Symposium
Mar 15

South Australian Symposium

Date & Time
15 March 2019 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

| Overview

The SA Symposium ‘The 3 R’s: Resilience, Revive & Replenish’ will take place on the 15th March 2019 in Ridleyton.  The Symposium for 2019 will offer an opportunity for Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses and Health Professionals to network and learn all in an interactive, engaging and friendly environment. 

The SA Sympsoium will focus on the following key areas:

  • Building resilience and navigating change
  • Changing scope of practice
  • Succession planning a panel discussion
  • Palliative/Aged Care
  • Lymphoedema
  • Chronic pain treatmend and management
  • Adverse effect profile of antibiotics 
  • Diabetes progressive treatment & medications
  • Universities perspective on NP education 

A full draft program for the day is available for download below.

| Objectives

The 3 R’s: Resilience, Revive & Replenish’ is designed to facilitate engagement between peers and professionals, stimulating discussion and involvement within the key areas of the latest issues.

The objectives of the Symposium are:

  1. Enhancing & Broadening NP Practice education is designed by and for Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner Candidates, Advanced Practice Nurses and Health Professionals.
  2. Interactive workshops where you get to do more than listen to a presenter and you are encouraged to participate.


Neil Brenton

Professor Neil Brenton Piller BSc (Hons) Ph D, FACP:

Director of the Lymphoedema 

Neil is Director of the Lymphoedema Clinical Research Unit in the Department of Surgery at Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer. He supervises PhD/MD students in areas ranging from improving diagnostic accuracy to issues facing rural/remote patient populations, to new and leading-edge treatments such as the use of negative pressures. Neil is Vice-Chair and Board Member of the International Lymphoedema Framework and a board member of the Australian College of Phebology.

 Neil is committed to improving the outcomes for lymphoedema and lipoedema patients by ensuring treatment strategies are targeted/sequenced. The main issue relates to strategies to improve outcomes by helping Practitioners and therapists determine and deliver what is optimal and meets patient needs.

Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Nurse Practitioner Pain Management   

Mark has worked predominately in Emergency Departments from 1998 - 2018, he completed the Graduate Certificate in Critical Care in 2001 and Master of Nursing Science in 2004. Mark was given the opportunity to move to the Lyell McEwin Hospital in 2006 and commenced working as a Nurse Practitioner Candidate becoming authorised in 2011. In January 2018 he embarked upon a journey into Chronic / Persistent pain commencing and completed a Graduate Certificate of Pain Management. Fortunately, this was complimented by his successful application to change scopes and work as a Nurse Practitioner within the new NAHLN pain service at Modbury Hospital. Mark says that the learning curve has been steep, but recognises that the expertise he developed over the last 20 years has relevance to the role he now works in.

Elaine Pretorius

Dr Elaine Pretorius

Endocrinologist and General Physician 

Dr Pretorius is the Clinical Lead for Safety and Quality, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, South Australia. She is also the Chair of the NALHN Mortality and Morbidity Committee, a member of the National Australian Diabetes Centres Steering Committee and the Chair of the NADC Accreditation Committee. She is a member of the NADC Foot Network Executive Committee and participated in the development of national standards for accreditation of foot services.

She trained in South Africa as an Endocrinologist and General Physician and came to Australia in 2004 to join the Endocrinology team at Flinders Medical Centre. She still undertakes clinical medicine with special interests in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Reproductive Endocrinology and the Diabetic Foot.

Dr Pretorius has completed a Master’s Degree in Health Care Management and completed an Executive Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators in 2018.

Dr Pretorius is a passionate cat lover, politics tragic and enjoys embroidery and theatre-going in her spare time

| Details

Date:                Friday 15 March 2019

Venue:             Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

                        191 Torrens Rd, Ridleyton

Time:               8.30am- 5.00pm 

Cost:              ACNP Member - $478.50 (Inc GST)

                       Non-member - $698.50 (Inc GST)

| Contact

Melinda Phillips

Events and Sponsorship Coordinator

1300 433 660 or 0436 398 145


Event Type
State Symposium
Event Location
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
191 Torrens Rd
Ridleyton SA 5008

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