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Key Issues in Women’s Health - Singapore

Monday, 27 November, 8:00 AM » Friday, 1 December, 5:30 PM

Let’s look at the health care needs of half the population - Information that every Nurse should know

There are few areas in Nursing where at least 50% of the clients you encounter will not be women. Irrespective of the reasons that women have attended your service they may choose to take the opportunity to raise other health related questions that they have concerning their own health or that of their family.

This 4-day conference, being held aboard the Mariner of the Seas sailing out of Singapore, will explore Women’s Health under three conference themes – Conditions, Pregnancy and Parenting, and Healthy Lifestyle. The decision on which sessions to include in the conference program is based on the most frequent questions received from women by the presenting organisation Women’s Health Queensland Wide.

As Nurses, we have a responsibility to educate on health-related matters and be able to answer our client’s questions based on the latest best practice information. Midwives are not the only health professionals that work with pregnant women and the conference theme of Pregnancy and Parenting will provide the general Nurse key information to be able to both educate and refer the pregnant woman who has presented to a health service for an issue other than her pregnancy.

Women's Health Queensland Wide Inc (Women's Health) is a not for profit health promotion, information and education service for women and health professionals. Their vision is that every woman in Queensland has access to the resources she needs to experience good health. This exceptional organisation has been providing this service for over 30 years and are specialists in women's health across the lifespan. From the south east to the far north, Queensland women rely on them to help make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing. Their specialist team of health professionals provide coaching, support and information to women of all ages and at all stages of their health journey.

This knowledge is brought to every Nurse, both in Australia and internationally, in this exceptional conference content.

The Program (Download the full program)


1630: Departure
Conference registration and welcome reception

Conference Theme: Conditions

0900 - 1000: 
Down Under: Up close and personal with female genitalia

1000 - 1100 
Muddling through Menopause 

1100 - 1200
Contraception for real women:  Stories about options and choice 

1200 - 1300
Bladder Health: Urinary Incontinence

Optional Tour Penang, Malaysia
In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to visit this fabulous city.

If there's a better microcosm of the exotic east than Penang, we've yet to find it. Located at the intersection of Asia’s great kingdoms and Europe's powerful colonial empires, Penang has long served as the link between Asia’s two halves and an important outlet to the markets of Europe and the Middle East.
This is one of Malaysia’s most diverse, cosmopolitan and exciting cultures. It culminates in George Town, Penang Island's main city and an urban centre that delivers old-world Asia in spades; think trishaws pedalling past watermarked Chinese shophouses and blue joss smoke perfuming the air. - Lonely Planet


Today we visit fabulous Phuket.

The optional tour includes a visit to the local health service to discuss women’s health issues experienced by this community inclusive of child birth and child health. We will meet with our Nursing colleagues to discuss the similarities and differences in the way in which health services are delivered in our two countries.

There will also be ample opportunity to explore the town of Phuket including the local markets and food stalls as well as the fabulous temples, architecture, and shopping area.

DAY 4: THURSDAY 30th November | AT SEA
Conference Theme: Pregnancy and Parenting

0800 - 0900 
Looking after You – A new Mum's guide to feeling great

0900 - 1000 
Antenatal and Postnatal Depression 

1000 - 1100
Myths & Misconceptions of Motherhood 


1100 - 1200
Preconception Health and Fertility

Conference Theme: Healthy Lifestyle

1300 - 1400
Under Stress –What is Emotional health and wellbeing?

1400 - 1500
Between the Sheets – Sex and libido through the life stages 

1500 - 1600 
Lighten up-What is healthy eating anyway?   

1600 - 1700
What is Women’s Health? 

1800 - 1900
Conference conclusion 
Farewell drinks and canapes

DAY 5: FRIDAY 1st December | SINGAPORE
Disembark  - there is still time to explore Singapore and get some Christmas shopping in!

Optional Pre-conference Tour Whistle Stop Tour of Singapore 26/11/17

Today we tick off the list of the iconic things to see in this most fabulous city. We start early and get back late but you will love it.

China Town
A trip to Chinatown is a must and this heritage-rich area has everything you can think of. Try char kway teow (stir-fried noodles) at Chinatown Food Street, a row of hawker stalls, shophouse restaurants and kiosks along Smith Street. Looking for affordable souvenirs? Chinatown is home to numerous shops selling everything from bak kwa (barbecued meat) to postcards.

Little India 
A buzzing ethnic district Little India is a buzzing historic area that shows off the best of Singapore’s Indian community from vibrant culture to incredible shopping.

Gardens by the Bay
Including  a visit to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and a drink and stunning view of Singapore from the top

National Orchid Garden
With over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids on display, the splendour of these gorgeous blooms is absolutely a sight to behold at the National Orchid Garden.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
The temple gets its name from what the Buddhists regard as the left canine tooth of Buddha, which has been recovered from his funeral pyre in Kushinagar, India and displayed in its grounds.

Singapore Sling at Raffles
Easily the most famous hotel in Singapore, no other establishment epitomises the island’s colonial history better than Raffles Singapore and a visit to a Women’s Health Service to explore and learn from our Singaporean colleagues

Bugis Street Market
Bugis Street Market is one of the biggest, cheapest and probably hottest places to come shopping in the whole of Singapore. Fifty years ago, this now famous shopping district was better known for being Singapore’s centre of seedy nightlife, attracting transvestites and workers of the night who would flock into town to entertain the visiting military men. Bugis has long shaken off its naughty side and become a hub of shopping, fine dining and trendy cafés and bars which stay open long into the night.

Lau Pa Sat Food Hawker Centre in Singapore 
A night time satay extravaganza, n the heart of the financial district, surrounded by the tallest buildings in Singapore you will find Lau Pa Sat, one of the most popular food markets in the city. Come here to try the local delicacies, chicken rice, satay and kaya toast, as well as the other dishes that make up the varied cuisine on offer in Singapore.

Travel Direct Australia (Education at Sea) will assist with all your travel and accommodation needs. Helen, Jason, and Elita have sourced a great hotel with competitive pricing for your stay pre­ and post the conference. They are also able to organise flights as well as coordinating the cruise component of the conference, the optional tours whilst aboard the ship, and the pre­conference optional activity.
This will be a fabulous conference and all of us here at NfN are very excited about seeing you in Singapore. Phone: 02 6674 2577 Email:

The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network, the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NFN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.


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Thursday, 30 November, 8:00 AM » Friday, 1 December, 4:00 PM


Following the overwhelming successes of the 2013 and 2015 Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Conferences, we are excited to announce the 2017 conference on Thursday, 30 November to Friday, 1 December 2017 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Western Australia.

The conference theme is ‘Celebrating the Why’ and will centre around leading change and delivering care-effective, cost effective and performance-effective leadership. Nursing and midwifery executives, front-line leaders, educators and researchers will come together to celebrate and share their leadership insights and their achievements.

The conference will stimulate and equip attendees with new ideas and tools for increasing their effectiveness in healthcare leadership at all levels.

For more information visit the conference site

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Dermatology Nursing Conference

Sunday, 29 April, 9:00 AM » Thursday, 3 May, 5:45 PM


Click here for full details>>

29 April - 3 May 2018

Dermatology is a huge field and, like any other speciality requires clinicians to hold the specific knowledge to provide the correct diagnosis and treatment options for the patient. This Conference will explore the latest best practice clinical guidelines on the key concepts of Dermatology Nursing.

The content is as relevant to the Nurse working in a Dermatology practice as it is to the Nurse wanting to find out more about Dermatology to use in their general practice and patient education.

Learning Outcomes:

In this conference, you will:

  • Explore clinical aspects of dermatological conditions and the signs and symptoms commonly associated.

  • Review the medications used in the dermatological conditions discussed

  • Investigate the most common dermatological conditions that may present to your service

  • Update your knowledge on the current best practice clinical guidelines

The Program:  (View 1 Page Itinerary)

The program content is provided by expert Nurse Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program. What we have done is marry best practice content with a cruise ship holiday to provide you with a Travel CPD experience, where the conference content is as important your need for rest and relaxation.  We have taken a holistic approach to Nursing continuing professional development to ensure you get the most out of the education experience.

Here is what the program looks like: (Click here to view the full conference program)

Conference registration

CPD included today:

  • Day to Day Skin Care
  • What’s the nitty gritty of Dermatology
  • Skin Assessment, diagnostics and dermatological treatment options
  • The Use of Botox and Fillers 
  • Eczema: “It’s all about the itch/scratch cycle”
  • Acne: “Scars in more ways than one”


How Fabulous - Today we are on shore in beautiful Tangalooma, know to some are the Jewel of Moreton Bay.

Protected and treasured, this is nature’s theme park where amazing natural encounters are just part of the everyday experience. 

Enjoy nature at its best!

CPD included today:

  • Psoriasis: much more than itchy, flaky skin
  • Rosacea
  • What Skin Cancer is That?
  • The Use of Lasers
  • “We have become sun scared rather than UV smart”
  • “A bag of Dermatological Bits” – the common conditions that patients seek treatment for”
  • On our last evening enjoy complimentary drinks and canapes during a networking and discussion session.


Today marks the end of our adventure when we disembark in Sydney.

What you need to do now....

This is a fabulous program - to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Travel Direct Australia on 02 6674 2577 or email to find out about all the cabin options available. Once you have paid your deposit your registration is confirmed and you can start planning your Conference getaway.

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NNEC2018 17th National Nurse Education Conference 1-4 May 2018

Tuesday, 1 May, 8:00 AM » Friday, 4 May, 4:00 PM

NNEC2018 17th National Nurse Education Conference
Changing Worlds: Synergies in nursing, midwifery and health education

1-4 May 2018 Crown Promenade Melbourne

The 2018 NNEC Conference held at the Crown Promenade Melbourne, will gather nursing and midwifery educators from across Australia to explore the changing practice through innovation, creative teaching and learning strategies.

Key Dates:

  • Call for papers opens Mid July 2017 
  • Call for papers deadline 22 November 2017
  • Online registration opens 15 January 2018
  • Early bird deadline 2 March 2018

More information

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NETNEP 2018 7th International Nurse Education Conference 6 - 9, May 2018

Sunday, 6 May, 8:00 AM » Wednesday, 9 May, 4:00 PM

NETNEP 2018 7th International Nurse Education Conference

May 6 - 9, 2018 | Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Research, scholarship and evaluation: ensuring nursing leadership in education, practice and healthcare

Conference deadlines

Abstract submission deadline - September 1, 2017

Early bird registration deadline - January 29, 2018

The NETNEP series of conferences are designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience of nursing, midwifery and healthcare workforce education worldwide. NETNEP 2018 will continue this philosophy by encouraging the sharing of research and practice of nursing, midwifery and healthcare education as it impacts on the learning experience of students and qualified practitioners and the health and social care needs, and safety, of the individuals and communities it serves worldwide.

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Aged Care into the 21st Century - Alaska

Sunday, 27 May, 9:00 AM » Sunday, 3 June, 5:00 PM


This conference will offer the opportunity to discuss what ageing will look like into the 21st century and how health care services will be delivered. For Nursing, in particular, it will provide a platform to explore how Nursing services across the health care spectrum may alter.

Held aboard the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship, you will experience the majesty of the Hubbard Glacier in Alaska. With its pristine waters, abundant wildlife and breath-taking scenery, you will be spoilt for choice on this once in a lifetime travel adventure.

As a continuing professional development (CPD) activity the content is relevant to nearly all areas of Nursing as the way in which we provide care as the population ages will impact not only aged care services but also acute care, community care, public health, mental health, and education institutions. As a profession, we need to be ready to embrace the changes that will occur.

  • Will research and science mitigate the current issues associated with chronic disease?
  • Will public health initiatives lead to disease prevention and a healthier older population?
  • Will residential aged care be delivered as it is now in an institutional setting? 
  • Will robotics play a role in care delivery?
  • Will technology allow people to remain supported at home? 
  • Will we reinvent what home means?
  • Will the Baby Boomer generation redefine the concept of customer service in the health care industry?
  • Will Nursing as a profession be able to adapt and change to meet these expectations? 

The Organising Committee warmly invites abstract submissions, for an oral presentation from those clinicians, researchers, and educators wishing to share their knowledge, innovative practice planning, and learnings in the implications of ageing in the 21st Century. 

The Conference Themes:

  • Acute health service delivery
  • Chronic disease management
  • Mental health services
  • The aged care industry in Australia
  • Community-based services including general practice and public health services
  • Education Institutions – What will the role of the Nurse be in health services delivery?
  • Impact on Education Institutions – how do we currently educate Nurses and what might future education requirements look like. What will the role of the Nurse be in health services delivery?

This Conference is supported by the International Federation on Ageing 

The International Federation on Ageing is an international non-governmental organisation with a membership base comprising government, NGOs, academics, industry, and individuals in 70 countries.  The IFA began operations in 1973, at a time when the social and economic impact of population ageing was only beginning to be understood by governments around the world. 

Preliminary Program


1700 - 1800:
Conference Registration and Welcome Reception

Venue: Constellation Lounge, Deck 11


0900 - 1200
Conference Presentations

1300 – 1700
Conference Presentations


0900 - 1300
Conference Presentations

1400 - Optional Tour Available
Enjoy the character and culture of the local village.


0900 - 1500
Conference presentations today will be in webinar format, while the ship is floating adjacent the stunning Hubbard Glacier.


0800 - Optional Tour Available
Today you will have the opportunity to see humpback whales up close and personal and venture on shore to explore the beautiful town of Juneau


0800 - 1400
Conference Presentations

Explore the town of Ketchikan at your leisure


0900 - 1200
Conference Presentations

1300 – 1700
Conference Presentations

Complimentary Cocktail Party and Conference Farewell

Venue: Constellation Lounge, Deck 11



Contact: Jason, Helen or Elita
Phone: 02 6674 2577 

Once you have booked and paid your deposit, we will send you an invitation to be a part of a closed Facebook group, to discuss and share info about the upcoming CPD adventure.

The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network, the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NFN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.