New Opportunities

Be sure to check each events updates due to Covid-19.  They may be cancelled, rescheduled or postponed.

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On behalf of the Organising Committee for the 30th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (ACRA), it gives us great plpleasure to invite you to join us virtually for an exciting educational conference.

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The session will discuss how health professionals may navigate in our current health system towards a holistic approach in patient centred care through appropriate screening and referral in relation to oral health.  Current evidence indicates a strong link between oral health and many diseases including diabetes, dementia, depression, not to mention cancers and aspiration pneumonia.  Oral health for some reason has been treated separately both through the funding model and within The Australian health system.  



3rd National NDIS Conference     I     2020 Indigenous Allied Health Conference     I     2020 Indigenous Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Conference

Brisbane QLD | Mercure Hotel North Quay | 19th – 23rd October 2020

To submit your entry, please complete the online form at this link:

ICS Australia is proud to announce the launch of its 3rd National Indigenous NDIS Conference and 2020 International Indigenous Allied Health Conference on the 19th – 21st October in Brisbane and 2020 Indigenous Mental Health & Suicide Conferences on the 21st – 23rdOctober respectively. Call for papers are now open and sought for from individuals, NDIS participants, family carers, community-controlled organisations and governments who wishes to share their program successes, challenges and personal journeys.

All upcoming Brisbane conferences will be held at the Mercure Brisbane North Quay. ICS guarantees that these conferences give delegates the opportunity to enlarge your network and information base, thus empowering all delegates to make greater informed decisions within their professional and extended communities. Furthermore, it has been proven time and time again that events such as this empower and reinvigorate workers with new ideas and enthusiasm, with a greater feeling of support and new contacts that may be utilised for the betterment of their own local community.

Whether you are an allied health professional, NDIS participant, disability worker, medical professional or in an administrative clerical role within the organisation, these conferences will provide excellent opportunities to gain and share information that will be of use to you and your organisation back in your community as all upcoming conferences are designed from an Indigenous perspective, in which we all lend support to each other regardless of our employers. ICS success is based upon our principle of trusting our culture and listening and adhering to our grassroots, community-controlled grounding and as part of this, our future planning is open to input from communities and grassroots individuals. With this in mind, we are extremely keen to receive input and ideas of topics of concern from around Australia which may not have the chance to be addressed in the previous year’s conference topics and agenda.

We consider ourselves to be privileged to meet such talented, diverse and professional individuals and dynamic groups last year. We wish to say thank you and our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for your dedication in closing the gap. Moreover, we look forward to working with individuals, community-controlled organizations, governments and non-government organisations in a not too distant future. With your support, we will strive to making 2020 an even more meaningful year in professional education for our mob! So, we invite you to be proactive in closing the gap! Submit your entry NOW!

Use the code 3-for-2 for our best discount!

Guidelines in Submitting Paper:

  • Papers should not contain offensive language and take into account cultural sensitivities of host country.
  • Papers may treat the themes in a manner that contributes to further discussion of conference aims.
  • Conference papers must be presented in the finish format not less than 60 days prior to the event.
  • First round of papers closing date will be close of business on Friday, 28th February with a second which closes on the 13th March, 2020.
  • Papers that are not chosen in the first round may be resubmitted in the second round.
  • Papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
  • Authors of papers presented at the conference will be formally notified of their acceptance.
  • Registration fee of $650 will apply to all persons submitting papers payable upon acceptance of papers.
  • Papers should explore ways in which the themes show up in the philosophy of the conference.
  • All papers must be presented in a positive and informative light.


For more information about each conferences, please visit the conference main website at or contact us by email

Mana Medical are offering a FREE 1-hour educational webinar on the 'Patient to Script process for Medicinal Cannabis’ due to Nurse Practitioners, in most states, now being able to apply and prescribe Medicinal Cannabis for their patients. 

In this webinar learn the step-by-step process from identifying the appropriate patient through to the patient monitoring.

We'll cover:

  • What is Medicinal Cannabis, It’s history and how it works
  • Which types of patients are eligible
  • Clinical assessment of patient
  • Product selection
  • Contraindications and Precautions
  • Safety Data and Drug Interactions
  • What to include in the Patient Consultation
  • The step by step guide to doing the TGA application via the Special Access Scheme (SAS)
  • Next steps after the application is approved
  • Monitoring process and dosing
  • What Nurse Practitioners can and can’t do


To find out the available webinar dates and times, and to register go to:

If you cannot attend any of the available dates please contact us for a private online presentation at a convenient time for you.


About Mana Medical

Mana Medical have been working within the Medicinal Cannabis space for 2 years, in the areas of marketing, sales, training and education. We work with a variety of different companies, including product suppliers, distributors, educational providers, cannabis clinics, individual prescribers and clinics that are wanting to set up their own Medicinal Cannabis consultation businesses.


Amelia Dickison

Director and Founder – Mana Medical Pty Ltd


Ph: 1300 452 249

Nurse Practitioners Experiential Leadership (NPEL) 


NPEL equips Nurse Practitioners to lead, advocate, educate and facilitate multidisciplinary teams in complex health systems.  

Leaders learn best together, in community.  So NPEL is collaborative, action-based (learning by doing) and participant-driven with choices to do more of what you are most interested in to suit your real work context.   With no classrooms or travel, NPEL participants always have access to human help between live interactive sessions and conversations.  Missed sessions can be caught up with recordings or small group coaching.  

NPEL sessions in May and June 2020 are free for volunteers who join (after next Monday) a collaborative virtual cohort at     NPEL May topic is “Leadership Through Crisis”.   NPEL June topic will be set by cohort members. 

Places in the NPEL July to September 2020 cohort are $480 + GST.  NPEL content includes:

Designing Your Adventure and Leadership Development Objective Setting 
Gathering Useful Feedback 
Leading and Influencing in Complex Systems  (with/without authority + multidisciplinary teams) 
Leading Culture and Performance
+ Topics Requested by Participants

Optional Modules:

Leading Change in Australian Workplace Cultures 
Team Development - Do it Yourself Tools 
Less Difficult Conversations 
+ Full & free access to all resources and member activities at 

Ongoing Opportunities 

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Ausmed Education is calling for expressions of interest from Nurse Practitioners to provide high-quality educational sessions at our Australiawide conferences and seminars.  Presenting to groups of nurses, midwives and other health professionals, ranging in size from 15 to 200 on a range of topics, our educators enjoy the support of a respected and well-known company, dedicated to producing professional, engaging and effective educational experiences.  Dowload the flyer "Ongoing opportunities Ausmed 'Call for Speakers'" for all the details.

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In 2013, we launched a free online palliative care training program, funded by the Australian Government, which was developed to improve access to best practice palliative care training and to improve the quality of life for people with a life-limiting illness, as well as for their families and careers. If you are interested in using this free online training program, members are asked to create individual accounts by visiting and registering a new account.  Each participant will receive a certificate of completion upon conclusion. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries by emailing or calling 02 6162 0780.

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End of Life Law for Clinicians 

End of Life Law for Clinicians (‘ELLC’) is a free national training program for clinicians, medical students, nurses and allied health professionals about the law at end of life. ELLC aims to improve participants’ knowledge and clinical practice to enhance their capacity to manage legal issues in end of life care. The program has been developed by the Queensland University of Technology, and is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health. We attach a Project Overview and flyer about the Project. 

Research shows clinicians have critical legal knowledge gaps, and a strong desire to know more about end of life law to better support dying patients and avoid legal risk. ELLC seeks to address these issues by delivering 10 free online training Modules on end-of-life and palliative care law across all Australian States and Territories, and  22 case-study based workshops across Australia (in 2019 and early 2020).