Other Events

Ongoing Opportunities 

AUSMED Call for speakers

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.


New Opportunities

16 October 2019, Medical Cannabis: Is there a role in clinincal practice?

I would like to invite you to an upcoming meeting at Centennial Homestead, Centennial Park on Wednesday, 16 October with Dr Blake Pearson. Dr Pearson is a cannabis based medicines specialist with over 2000 patients on cannabinoid medicine including many elderly patients (chronic pain, behavioural disturbances in dementia) and palliative care patients.

Please see invitation for further details for the CentennialParkDinner Meeting 16 October 2019. Consultants, GPs, Practice nurses, CNCs and CNSs most welcome to attend. Please forward to other health care professionals you think will be interested.


18 October 2019, World Congress of Intensive Care 2019, Melbourne, Vic

Hosted by ACCCN, ANZICS & WFSICCM     Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Melbourne

For more information go to: https://www.worldcongressintensivecare2019.com/


25 October 2019, Pain Interest Group Nursing Issues PD Day, Sydney, NSW

For the past 28 years the Pain Interest Group Nursing Issues (PIGNI) has been providing educational meetings and support to nurses caring for patients experiencing pain. PIGNI continues to be the largest pain management focused Professional Development Day for nurses in New South Wales.  The event attracts over 250 nursing and other allied health clinicians from metropolitan and regional centres, offering an opportunity for your company to meet with general nurses involved in pain management and specialist nurses working in multidisciplinary acute and chronic pain services.  The theme, Delving into Pain, will reflect on the International Association for the Study of Pain 2019 - Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable. The program will focus on issues relating to pain management in some of the most vulnerable in our community such as the elderly, those with psychiatric conditions and people with brain injury.  We look forward to seeing you in Sydney in October 2019.

For further information please contact the PIGNI 2019 Conference Secretariat

DC Conferences

Suite 103, Level 1, 3-5 West Street, North Sydney NSW 2060 Australia | PO Box 637 North Sydney 2059

P: 61 2 9954 4400 | E: pigni2019@dcconferences.com.au 


27 October 2019. LASA National Congress 2019 - Adelainde, SA

LASA invite you to join us at the 2019 National Congress in Adelaide from 27 –29 October.  This is the largest age services industry event held in the Asia Pacific region.  As we stand on the precipice of a new era of ageing in Australia – an era driven by changing community expectations, a dynamic political environment, the Royal Commission, and by our own industry – Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) continues to spearhead the cultural and operational innovation and change necessary to deliver better ageing futures for all Australians.

Register here.

09 November 2019, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioners Educational Forum, Sydney, NSW 

Download the Draft Agenda for details.

The Education Forum targeting regional, rural and metropolitan

  • Nurse Practitioner Oncology
  •  Nurse Practitioner Aged Care
  •  Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care
  •  Nurse Practitioner to nominate Senior Level CNCs from their region/ hospitals who they work closely with who would benefit from attending.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Professor Richard Chye
  • Dr Frank  Brennan
  • Dr Vahid Mohabbarti

With topics include:

  • Save opioid prescribing
  • Marijuana research
  • Implantable devices on pain management


4 December 2019 - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Peer Supervision Group, East Burwood, VIC

This group meets bi-monthly for peer supervision and support for developing Mental Health Nurse Practitioners.  It is aimed at supporting Advanced Practice Mental Health Nurses work toward their NP endorsement and continue professional development post endorsement.  The group is made up of Endorsed Nurse Practitioners from both public and private health services and includes NPs working in practice practice. The group focus's on integrating expanded skills into clinical practice and assists participants to meet the extra 10 hours per year of prescribing practices required to maintain endorsement. 

Time: 5 pm start for 5.30 - 7.30pm meeting

Location: Outcome Health, Level 1, 5 Lakeside Drive, East Burwood

If you are interested please contact Sonia Miller on email: mhnpconsulting@gmail.com 


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). 

The training and workshops are designed for:  
  • Medical specialists, trainee specialists, nurses and allied health professionals practising in palliative and end-of-life medicine. 
  • Junior clinicians (interns, registrars) in the hospital setting. 
  • Medical students.