2020 National Conference

'Collaboration, Culture and Caring'

September 2-4 2020

Hotel Realm, Canberra

23 March 2020 - Due to the current Covid-19 situation, this event is currently on hold, until further notice - based on Government  and Health directives.

Key themes areas include: Indigenous Health, Stillbirth, Perinatal Mental Health

  • Call for abstracts - close 30 April
  • Registration now open - early bird closes 20 July
  • PROGRAM OUTLINE as of 27 February 2020
  • Accommodation details are on the venue and accommodation page and can be booked as part of the registration process

Gala Dinner
As we are in our Nation's Capital, we will be holding a gala dinner at our national art museum - National Gallery of Australia. The gallery, situated on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin,  was established in 1967 by the Australian government as a national public art museum. It hosts more than 160,000 works of art. The gallery also hosts featured exhibitions. For the dinner event, we are liaising with the venue to organise short tours of the featured exhibition.

The dinner includes 2 courses, drinks and live entertainment.   
Thursday 2nd September, 6.30 - 10.30 pm. 

Registration Flyer and Registration SITE

Preliminary Flyer

Invited speakers 

Sponsorship and Exhibitors

ACNN promotes and supports breastfeeding for newborns. As health professionals, neonatal nurses must provide consistent, objective advice to mothers on supplying breastmilk as the best available nutrition for their infant and also on breastmilk substitutes where these are required.

ACNN complies with the MAIF Agreement in relation to trade exhibition at ACNN events by companies marketing infant formula. ACNN accepts further sponsorship in the form of unrestricted education grants as set out in International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) Minimising Commercial Influence on Education Policy.

Our full positions statement is available to view here.

Enquiries

Please contact the conference committee at conference@acnn.org.au 


An annual conference for neonatal nurses has been held since 1997, starting with the Association of Neonatal Nurses of NSW (ANN) then nationally from 2002 under the name of the Australian Neonatal Nurses Association (ANNA) until the association became a College in 2006.

The annual conference of the College rotates between the states and territories of Australia.

  • 2019 - Visiting Scholar Tour

  • 2018 - Launceston, Tasmania

  • 2017 - Fraser Island, Queensland

  • 2016 - Melbourne, Victoria

  • 2015 - Sydney, New South Wales

  • 2014 - Adelaide, South Australia

  • 2013 - Townsville, Queensland

  • 2012 - Hunter Valley, New South Wales

  • 2011 - Hobart, Tasmania

  • 2010 - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

  • 2009 - Darwin, Northern Territory

  • 2008 - Gold Coast, Queensland

  • 2007 - Melbourne, Victoria

  • 2006 - Perth, Western Australia

Updated 20 January 2020