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The 6th Conference ofThe Australian College ofNurse Practitioners6 – 8 October 2011The Hilton HotelAdelaideNurse Practitioners: Coming of Age


The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners6th ConferenceNurse Practitioners: Coming of AgeInvitationOn behalf of the ACNP committee I would liketo invite all nurses, nurse practitioners, nursepractitioner candidates as well as thoseinterested in nurse practitioner issues, to join usat the ACNP National Conference to be held inAdelaide from 6 – 8 October 2011.The theme of the conference is “NursePractitioners – Coming of Age” whichcelebrates our past achievements and looksforward to future challenges for the NursePractitioner, in the framework of healthcaredelivery to all Australians.Major themes will include:1. NP’s in Private Practice, including“Examining Funding Models inPrivate Practice”2. MBS/PBS Update3. Rural and Remote Health4. Mental Health5. Pharmacology and Safe Prescribing.We are excited to announce that we havesecured Donna Deirs, an international speakerof great note, plus a line up of home grownnational speakers with an internationalreputation.Personally I look forward to showing off Adelaideand all the wonderful attractions it has to offer.Cassandra RyanConference ConvenorConference CommitteeConference ConvenorCassandra RyanThe Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SAConference Co - ConvenorLuke ChristofisLyell McEwin Hospital, Adelaide, SAConference Organising CommitteeElaine FordSouth West Area Health Service,Westmead, NSWHelen GosbyPresident,Australian College of Nurse PractitionersWestmead Children’s Hospital, Westmead, NSWChristopher HelmsVice President,Australian College of Nurse PractitionersWalk in Centre – ACT Health, Canberra, ACTAmal HelouChair – Australian College of Nurse PractitionersScientific Programme CommitteeRoyal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSWRobin MoonSwan District Hospital, Middle Swan, WARobyn PetersPrincess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLDStuart SmithLyell McEwin Hospital, Adelaide, SA2


The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners6th ConferenceNurse Practitioners: Coming of AgeAdelaideAdelaide is known for its festivals, food, wine, artand culture. With spacious boulevards and vibrantinner city districts, sophisticated architecture andlush gardens, Adelaide has the convenience of alarge city with a relaxed feel. Adelaide is close to allthe famous South Australian wine regions includingMcLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Clare Valley. Whynot extend your stay to explore further?ClimateAdelaide has a Mediterranean climate with warm,sunny weather for most of the year.The average daily temperate in October is 23°C witha minimum of 11°C and 7 hours of sunshine per day.Venue – Hilton Hotel Adelaide233 Victoria SquareAdelaide, South AustraliaCheck In – 1400hrsCheck Out – 1100hrsHilton Adelaide is centrally positioned, overlookingVictoria Square and next to Adelaide's shopping,theatre and business centres.The hotel offers 5 star facilities with a pool, gym,restaurants, bars and cafes. When it is time to relax,Hilton Adelaide is proud to offer the stylish LobbyLounge and casual Charlies Bar along with one ofAdelaide’s premier dining experiences: TheBrasserie. A short stroll into the CBD leads you tothe gourmet delights of the vibrant Central Marketsand the Gouger Street dining precinct.Getting ThereHilton Adelaide is located at Victoria Square, in theheart of the city and a 20 minute taxi ride from theairport (approximate cost $25.00)Adelaide airport is serviced by all majornational airlines.Tram and bus stops are located at the hotelentrance.Parking – Secure valet parking is available at $29.50per car, per night with multiple entries and exits.3


The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners6th ConferenceNurse Practitioners: Coming of AgeSpeakersInternational Keynote SpeakerDonna Diers PhD, RN, FAANDonna Diers is the Annie W. Goodrich ProfessorEmeritus and Lecturer in Nursing at the YaleSchool of Nursing and Senior ClinicalCoordinator, Decision Support, Yale-New HavenHealth System. She also holds Adjunct Professorappointments at the University of Technology,Sydney, Australia and the University of Sydney.In the United States, Professor Diers is identifiedwith the emergence of clinical nursing researchmethodologies, as she wrote the first book onthat subject. She is also recognized for her workon the policy and politics of advanced practicenursing (nurse practitioner and nurse-midwifery).In Australia, her work with casemix (applicationsof AR-DRG-type information for clinical practiceand operational management) is particularly wellknown. She was Dean of the Yale School ofNursing from 1972 to 1985. Her publicationshave appeared in all major nursing journals in theUSA and in many journals in health services inthe US and Australia. She was Editor of Image -Journal of Nursing Scholarship for eight years,and serves as manuscript reviewer to a numberof professional journals in nursing and healthservices. A popular public speaker, ProfessorDiers also consults and teaches on writing forpublication. Her book, “Speaking of Nursing ...Narratives of Practice, Research, Policy and theProfession” received the AJN Book of the YearAward in 2005.Invited SpeakersDr Robyn AitkenSenior Research Fellow & Head of Education,Centre for Remote Health, Northern TerritoryMs Libby BirchmoreConsultant Cardiac Nurse practitioner,Queen Elizabeth Hospital, South AustraliaMs Rosemary BryantChief Nurse, Department of Health and AgeingProfessor Mary ChiarellaSydney Nursing School, University of Sydney,New South WalesProfessor Donna DiersYale School of Nursing, United States of AmericaMs Belinda Donkin-EversDirector & Nurse Practitioner, The Walk-In Clinic,New South WalesMs Elaine FordWestern Sydney Area Health Service,New South WalesProfessor Stephen GibsonDeputy Director, National Ageing ResearchInstitute, VictoriaProfessor Megan-Jane JohnstoneAssociate Head of School, School of Nursing andMidwifery, Deakin University, VictoriaProfessor Alison KitsonHead of Discipline of Nursing,University of Adelaide, South AustraliaProfessor Judy Lumby AMDirector of the Joanna Briggs Foundation,University of Adelaide, South AustraliaProfessor Nicholas ProcterChair of Mental Health Nursing,University of South Australia, South AustraliaMr Greg RobertsClinical Research Pharmacist, Department ofPharmacy, Repatriation General Hospital,South AustraliaProfessor William RuncimanPatient Safety and Healthcare,University of South Australia, South AustraliaDr Roelof van WijkHead of Department Anaesthesia and IntensiveCare, University of Adelaide, South Australia4


The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners6th ConferenceNurse Practitioners: Coming of AgeProgramPre Conference Day – Wednesday 5th OctoberTimePresentation17.00 REGISTRATION OPENS18.30 WELCOME RECEPTIONDay 1 – Thursday 6th OctoberTime Presentation Speaker8.00 REGISTRATION OPENS8.45 – 10.15 Chair: Cassandra Ryan8.45 Conference official opening Chief Nurse SA9.05 INVITED KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 1 Donna Diers9.50 Mental Health – Community engagement and knowledgetransfer in mental healthNicholas Procter10.15 MORNING TEA10.45 – 12.15 Chair: Luke Christofis10.45 Global perspective on care Alison Kitson11.15 Future potential scope of practice Judy Lumby11.45 Update on NSAIDs Greg Roberts12.15 LUNCH and poster session13.30 TOPICAL SESSIONS: Chair:1A. Primary health care Chris Helms1B. Identification and treatment of sepsis in the newborn Mary Wagner1C. Prescribing Warfarin Anthony Summers1D. Pandora’s Box: Multiple morbidities leading to complexcare managementMichelle Woods15.00 AFTERNOON TEA15.30 CONCURRENT FREE PAPER SESSIONS17.00 CONFERENCE CLOSE5


The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners6th ConferenceNurse Practitioners: Coming of AgeProgramDay 2 – Friday 7th OctoberTime Presentation Speaker8.00 REGISTRATION OPENS9.00 – 10.00 Chair: Elaine Ford9.00 E health, Telehealth and PBS/MBS one year later update Helen Gosby, Amal Helouand Leonie Burdack9.30 Rural and remote health Robyn Aitken10.00 Acute Pain – Impact and treatment Dr Roelof Van Wijk10.30 MORNING TEA11.00 – 12.00 Chair: Stuart Smith11.00 Safety and Quality – adverse events for the clinician Dr Bill Runciman11.30 AGM of the ACNP12.30 Chief Nurse address Rosemary Bryant13.00 LUNCH14.00 TOPICAL SESSIONS: (1 hour duration) Chair:2A. Anterior shoulder dislocation reduction without sedation Anthony Summers2B. Nurse Practitioner Toolkit: A strategic integrated approachto the development of the nurse practitioner role inSouth AustraliaMarcia Hakendorf2C. Narrative Therapy Andrew Cashin2D. Nephrology Nurse Practitioner Roles: Models of care andclinical key performance indicators. Can these translateto the broader nurse practitioner community?Barbara Harvie15.00 AFTERNOON TEA15.30 CONCURRENT FREE PAPER SESSIONS17.00 CONFERENCE CLOSE18.30 CONFERENCE DINNER – National Wine Centre(Buses depart The Hilton at 18.30)6


The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners6th ConferenceNurse Practitioners: Coming of AgeProgramDay 3 – Saturday 8th OctoberTime Presentation Speaker8.00 REGISTRATION OPENS9.00 – 10.30 Chair: Helen Gosby9.00 Private Practice an alternative 1. Elaine Ford2. Libby Birchmore3. Blinda Donkin-Evers10.00 The ethics and politics of the nurse practitionerrole: a matter of social justice?Megan Jane Johnstone10.30 MORNING TEA11.00 – 12.30 Chair: Amal Helou11.00 Nurse Practitioners Mary Chiarella11.30 Aged care what are the issues? Stephen Gibson12.00 INVITED KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 2 Donna Deirs12.30 QLD Invitation to 2012 Conference Robyn PetersConference CloseCassandra Ryan/ Luke Christofis12.30 LUNCHSocial FunctionsWelcome ReceptionHilton Hotel AdelaideWednesday 5 October 20116.30pmJoin us the night before the Conference forwelcome drinks and to mingle with friends andcolleagues. Welcome Reception tickets areincluded in the full registration fee for delegates.Additional ticket cost: $60.00 per personConference Gala DinnerNational Wine Centre of AustraliaCorner of Botanic and Hackney Roads, AdelaideFriday 7 October 20117 – 11pmSituated on the edge of Adelaide’s stunningBotanic Gardens, the National Wine Centre isan architectural treat. The Centre has anoutstanding reputation for providing the finestSouth Australian food and wine.Dinner guests may like to take the WineDiscovery Tour, a National Wine Centre highlight.This will be a night to remember and we hope alldelegates will attend.The dinner is included in the cost of FullRegistration and Student Registration.Additional ticket cost: $90.00 per personBuses will depart from the Hilton at 6.30pmNational Wine Centre of Australia7


The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners6th ConferenceNurse Practitioners: Coming of AgeAccommodationStar Rating Distance to Venue Room Type & Bedding Room rate BreakfastConfiguration (per roomper night)Hilton Hotel 5 star Onsite Single Guest Room $195 Extra $25.00ppAdelaideDouble BedMiller Apartments* 4.5 star 750m 1 Bedroom Deluxe $170 N/A* Please note(10 min walk) 1 Queen Bedthere is VERY2 Bedroom Executive $270 N/ALIMITED2 Queen Bedsavailability atorthis venue1 Queen & 2 Singles8Registration Information and FeesRegistration Fees Early Bird RegularBefore After19 August 2011 19 August 2011Full RegistrationACNP Member $620 $720Full RegistrationNon Member $780 $880Includes 1 year membershipto ACNPDay Registration $330* $370*Student Registration $425 $500Additional TradeRepresentative $350* $350** Does not include Conference DinnerRegistration InclusionsRegistration for all delegates (Full Registrants,Students, Sponsors/Exhibitors) includes:• Admission to all sessions• Conference satchel• Conferences program book,• Attendance certificate• Morning and afternoon teas, lunches on each day ofthe conference• 1 ticket to the Welcome Reception on Wednesday5 October 2011Day RegistrantsIncludes entry into all sessions, the conference program& abstract book, attendance certificate, morning andafternoon tea and lunch on the day of registrationHow to RegisterRegister online by visiting the conference website:http://www.dcconferences.net.au/acnp2011/Cancellation PolicyRegistrationIf notification of cancellation is made in writing tothe Secretariat prior to 24 AUGUST 2011, a fullrefund will be given (less a AU$110 processing fee).After this date no refund will be given, however asubstitute delegate may be accepted. Cancellationof hotel bookings should also be made in writingthrough the Conference Secretariat.AccommodationThere is no guarantee that cancellations will receivea refund as the hotel reserves the right to charge afee equal to 1 night’s accommodation or the fullduration of the stay on any rooms cancelled.Payment OptionsPayment can be made by personal cheque or bankdraft in Australian dollars only. Cheques should bemade payable to the ACNP Conference.Alternatively, payment may be made via Mastercardor Visa. Payment can also be made by directtransfer, please quote delegate’s surname whentransferring funds electronically.Account name: ACNP ConferenceBSB: 062 151Account number: 1029 6330Conference SecretariatDC ConferencesPO Box 637North Sydney NSW 2059 AustraliaTelephone: 02 9954 4400Facsimile: 02 9954 0666Email: acnp2011@dcconferences.com.au

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