2020 National Conference

'Collaboration, Culture and Caring'

September 2-4 2020

Hotel Realm, Canberra

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

  • Call for abstracts - close 30 April
  • Registration will open in February - early bird closes 20 July
  • Accommodation details will be posted by January

Preliminary Flyer

Invited speakers 

Sponsorship and Exhibitors

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

 ACNN complies with the MAIF Agreement in relation to sponsorship from companies marketing infant formula and accepts 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.


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