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COINN 2024

6 May '24

May 6-8, 2024
11th Council of International Neonatal Nurses Conference
Aalborg, Denmark
'Supporting Closeness, Building Relations'
Call for abstracts now open. 
Registration opens 1 October. 
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ACT branch Twilight Seminar

28 Nov

Date: Tuesday 28 November
Time: 5.30 - 8.30 pm
Venue: Hellenic Club, Woden
Cost includes a 2-course meal: ACNN Members $50, non-members $70
Presenter: Renee Muirhead, CNC, NICU, Mater Mother's Hospital, Brisbane
Presentation: "It takes a village: managing neonatal pain"
RSVP: 5pm, 21 November 2023. 
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NDC & LRC SIGs presentation evening

23 Nov

Date: Thursday 23rd November
Time: 7.30 pm (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra time) - please adjust for daylight savings time in other States. 
Title: Working title - Ububele's use of the NBO in the local NICU and in homes/primary health care clinics
Presenter: Dr Nicki Dawson
Cost: Free for ACNN members; $22 for non-members
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Snack Pack Presentations 2023

20 Nov

Date:          Monday 20th November 2023
Time:          7pm to 8pm (AEST – Qld time - Please adjust for daylight savings time)
Where:       ZOOM 
Cost:           ACNN Member $0; Non-Member $22

Programme - Presenters

1. Full Circle: from neonatal patient to neonatal nurse - Donna Hover, Clinical Nurse, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
2. Do communication boards in the Special Care Nursery improve family experience? - Jordan Strathearn, Clinical Nurse, Mater Mothers’ Hospital, Brisbane.

Queensland Branch Annual General Meeting - Election of the committee for 2024

3. Neonatal skin injury scales: a scoping review with narrative synthesis - Stephanie Hall, NNP, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
4. RCT of incubator humidification after seven days: no effect on temperature, sodium or skin injury - Gill Noreiks, Clinical Nurse, Royal Brisbane and Womens’ Hospital.
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Neo-Skin presentation evening

15 Nov

Thermoregulation and incubator humidity practices in preterm infants. Need for more evidence! - Evening On-line Seminar
Date: Wednesday 15
th November 2023
7.30pm AEDT (6.30pm QLD time, 7 pm SA time, 4.30 pm WA time
Where: ZOOM – Please register via the ACNN website to attend
Cost: ACNN Member $0; Non-Member $22

NeoSkin SIG Annual General Meeting - Election of the committee for 2024

Thermoregulation practices in preterm infants. Need for more evidence!
Presenter - Pranav Jani
Pranav Jani is an early career clinical academic researcher. He is a Staff Specialist Neonatologist at Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney. He was awarded a PhD in 2022 for research titled Regional oxygenation and perfusion assessments in high-risk perinatal infants during the neonatal period. His research interests include advancing understanding and improving early management of extremely preterm babies, e.g. thermoregulation, humidity and skincare practices, reducing brain injury, and optimising clinical monitoring and treatment using regional oximetry.

Incubator humidity practices in preterm infants. Need for more evidence!
Presenter - Umesh Mishra
Presenter details coming soon. 
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NSW branch twilight dinner 2023

15 Nov

Date: 15 November 2023
Time: 5.30pm for 6pm start (includes Branch AGM, all welcome)
Venue: Rydges Parramatta – 116 James Ruse Drive, Rosehill NSW
Presenters:  Ania Berent, Clinical Nurse Consultant ECMO, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network and Emily Macnaught, Clinical Nurse Consultant NICU, Royal North Shore Hospital
Cost: (2-course dinner): ACNN members – $75; Non-members – $95
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Nutrition & Feeding SIG Nov presentation

1 Nov

Date: Wednesday 1 November 
Time: 7.30 pm (Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra time) - please adjust for daylight savings time for other states.
Topic: "Feeding Preterm Babies in the NICU- A Mother's Perspective"
Co-presenters: RPA Lactation Specialists Heather Taylor and Bronwyn Bernerius, and a mum of a preterm infant.
Cost: Free for members. $22 for non-members. 
Registration: essential to receive the Zoom login details. Please REGISTER HERE. Zoom link details sent out 2-48 hours prior to start time. If not received within 2 hours of start time, please Facebook message acnn or email eso@acnn.org.au
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SA branch twilight presentation dinner and meeting

1 Nov

Date: Wednesday 1 November
Time: 6pm arrival (ACDT)
Venue: Cathedral Hotel (Torrens Room), 45 Kermode St, North Adelaide.
Presenters: Amy Warren, Social Worker at FMC, and Nancy McPharlin, Paediatric OT, presenting on  "Allied Health in the Neonatal Unit"
Cost (includes a 2-course dinner): $50 ACNN member, $70 non-member
RSVP by 3pm Monday 30 October
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Research SIG - Trish Lowe presentation

26 Oct

Date: October 26 
Time: 7 - 8 pm
Title: Safe Passage: A Tripartite Progressive Agency Theory
Summary: A mixed method Constructivist grounded theory study was commenced in 2020 to explain Australian neonatal nurses’ professional quality of life. The study had three distinct but interrelated components: 1) a literature review, 2) a descriptive, cross-sectional survey, and 3) focus groups and interviews. Meta-inferences relating to personal and professional agency use to attain collective healthcare and wellness goals within a female-dominated workforce informed a middle-range theory. The Tripartite Progressive Agency Theory specifies the alterations in consciousness, voice, and action required to enable knowledge, skill, and acculturation flow between nurses and parents to overcome constraints and optimise personal and collective healthcare and wellness goals.
Presenter: Trish Lowe. Trish is a registered nurse, midwife, and child and family health nurse, with almost four decades of experience working as a clinician and nurse educator. Trish was employed as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, in the Royal Hospital for Women’s Newborn Care Centre, before transitioning in 2013 to the Australian College of Nursing where she is now employed as Nurse Educator responsible for coordinating the Graduate Certificates in Child and Family Health and Neonatal care. Trish began doctoral studies at the University of Technology Sydney in 2020. Her research aims to explain the factors influencing neonatal nurses’ professional quality of life.
Cost: Free for members. $22 for non-members. 
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ANZNN Clinical Practice Improvement Conference 2023

22 Oct

Date: 22nd to 24th October 2023
Venue: Manly Pacific Hotel, Sydney
Full details on their website https://regodirect.com.au//anznncpi2023
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Leadership SIG presentation meeting

17 Oct

Date: Tuesday 17 October 2023
Time: 7 pm start (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra time - please adjust for daylight savings time)
Presenter: Kristin Bennie
Topic: Hear from Kristin Bennie, Clinical Nurse Educator, Newborn Care, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital who received the Leadership SIG scholarship to attend the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress in Montreal, Canada in July.  You will also meet the new incoming Leadership SIG committee members and hear all about our exciting plans for 2024 and have an opportunity to share your ideas.
Cost: Free for ACNN members; $22 for non-members 

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Australian College of Children and Young People Nurses Conference

13 Sep

Date: 13-15 September 2023
Place: Darwin, NT
Conference theme: The new age of children and young people's healthcare
Further details available at www.accypn.org.au/conference 
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NNP STABLE workshop

5 Sep

Internationally accredited course coming to South Australia
Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Time: 0800-1700
Location: Women’s & Children’s Hospital, King William Way, North Adelaide. Samuel Way Building, Room 202
Catering: only morning/afternoon tea provided; participants to supply own lunch (may be purchased onsite)
  • ACNN members - $110 (GST inclusive) and STABLE manual - only 10 available. Otherwise, $55 (GST inclusive) - but will need to purchase the manual online prior to the day. 
  • Non-members - $132 (GST inclusive) and  STABLE manual for first 10 people who register including members. Otherwise, $77 (GST inclusive) - but will need to purchase the manual online prior to the day. 
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“What do families really want us to know about their NICU experiences?”

26 Jul

Date: Wednesday 26th July 2023
Time: 7pm to 8pm (inclusive of open Branch Meeting)
Cost: ACNN members – free; Non-ACNN members - $22
Presenters: Justine Parsons, CNC, NICU, John Hunter Children’s Hospital and NSW Branch Chairperson and Kristy Chesworth, NUM, NICU, John Hunter Children’s Hospital and NSW Branch Ordinary Member
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“The psychological contract”

18 Jul

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2023
Time: 7 pm start
Presenter: Karen Olver
Topic:  “The psychological contract”... will
  • Introduce the concept of the ‘psychological contract’
  • Discuss on what this can look and feel like at work
  • Explore what actions we can take to use this in our work roles to support both ourselves and our teams
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Neo-Skin SIG open meeting

12 Jul

Neo-Skin open meeting - discussion around the 'Quick Resource Guide'
All members invited to attend
Time: 7.30 pm start
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 864 6871 2198
Passcode: 640651
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NDC SIG virtual presentation

22 Jun

Date: Thursday 22nd June 2023
Time: 7 pm start
Topic: Co-bedding Twins
Presenter: Pip Mann, PhD Candidate
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ACT branch twilight seminar

22 Jun

Date: Thursday 22nd June 2023
Time: 5.30 - 8.30 pm
Venue: Hellenic Club Woden
Presenters: Justine Parsons - Neonatal Nutrition - Aligning the evidence to practice; and Tessa Jones - Developmental care beyond the NICU
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NNP SIG hosted virtual presentation

13 Jun

Date: Tuesday 13 June
Time: 6.30 - 7 pm AEST
Title: “When a Horse isn’t a Horse- it’s a Zebra”
Presenter: Greg Woodhead, Neonatal Consultant & Metabolic Fellow, RCH, Melbourne
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Leadership SIG hosted presentation

16 May

Date: Tuesday 16th May 2023 7.00-8.00pm (AEST)
Presentation title: Creating high performing teams – why culture eats strategy for breakfast.
Presenter: Chris Hastie Manager, Health and Wellbeing, PwC
As part of PwC’s Health and Wellbeing Consulting team, Chris has over 13 years of experience across the Health and Government sectors. Chris is a trained Nuclear Medicine Scientist, as well as a Certified Health Executive and Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM), with significant experience in the delivery of healthcare services, including developing culture and high performing teams. His strengths in all areas of health service delivery, including clinical and corporate governance, health and facility planning, project management and process redesign, data management and analysis allows Chris to understand both process and performance. Chris is also a certified Gallup-Strengths Coach and Schwartz Facilitator, enabling him to support culture and strengthen and improve individuals and teams. His experience across the federal, state and local levels of healthcare has provided solid grounding and a system-wide understanding.
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Thermo bundle presentation

8 May

Date: Monday 8 May 2023
Time: 6.30 pm start (Sydney time) 
Topic: Improvement in thermoregulation outcomes following the implementation of a thermoregulation bundle.
Presenter: Hannah Skelton.
Hannah Skelton is the Clinical Nurse Consultant for NICU at Westmead Hospital and a PhD Candidate at Western Sydney University. She has always been passionate about paediatric and neonatal nursing, and commenced employment as a neonatal nurse in 2014. Her interest is ensuring that evidence based practice is implemented in neonatal care, and to increase the engagement between staff and parents, to improve neonatal outcomes. 
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Neonatal renal abnormalities. Post Uerthral Valves

26 Apr

Date: Wednesday 26 April 2023
Time: 6 - 8 pm Adelaide time
Venue: Robinson Research Institute
Topic: Neonatal Renal Abnormalities. Post Urethral Valves
Presenter: Dr Rachael Kermond, Paediatric Nephrologist, Women's & Children's Hospital. 
Cost: Free for ACNN members, $20 for non-members
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Neonatal Peripheral IV Insertions: Pitfalls and Victories – Innovative Solutions virtual presentation

19 Apr

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023
Time: 7.30 pm AEST
Presenter: Stephanie Hall (NNP Candidate and CN at RBWH)
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Research SIG hosted presentation

30 Mar

Topic: “The RBWH Humidity Trial: results of a randomised controlled trial”.
Presenter: Gill Noreiks, Principal Researcher & Clinical Nurse, Grantley Stable Nursery Unit (GSNU), Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). Gill has more than 30 years’ experience in neonatal nursing. Gill is in the Senior Leadership Group at GSNU as well as in the Research Group. Gill is also part of the NeoRSEQ (Neonatal Retrieval South East Queensland) which covers from Rockhampton to Northern NSW.
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Nutrition & Feeding SIG

23 Mar

The Nutrition and Feeding SIG are hosting their first Education Presentation for the year next Thursday 23rd March commencing at 8 pm. 

Speech pathologist Jane Pettigrew from The Children’s Hospital, Westmead is presenting - How we can Support Feeding and Communication Development in Neonatal Settings.

Free for members; $20 for non-members. REGISTER HERE  to receive Zoom link. Zoom link sent 2 days up to 2 hours prior to the event commencement time. If not received, please email eso@acnn.org.au or contact us via FaceBook Messenger. 
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"Recharge & Reconnect" Workshop

4 Mar

"Recharge & Reconnect" Workshop
Date: 4 March 2023
Time: 8 am to 5 pm followed by networking event - program to be confirmed
Venue: View Melbourne, 562 St Kilda Road
Speakers and topics: Professor Sue White - Approach to Assessing Dysmorphism in the Neonate; Dr Anastasia Pellicano - Pierre Robin Sequence; Dr Simone Huntingford - Neuromonitoring in the NICU; Jenny Lewis, Pharmacist - Inotropes and medication safety in the NICU; Leanne Boase, President of the ACNP - The Future of the Nurse Practitioner Role in Australia; Dr Anna Tottman, Syphillis - Return of the Great Pretender; Dr Anna Kidman - Post extubation nasal CPAP, How high should we go? Results of ECLAT
Flyer: coming soon. 
Cost: $95 ACNN members; $125 non-members 
Registration: now open 
Enquires to nnpsig@acnn.org.au.
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Clinical Applications in Lactation Care with Molly Pessl & Ginna Wall

2 Feb

Melbourne February 2-3rd 2023

Sydney February 6-7th 2023

Brisbane February 9-10th 2023

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Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney - Zoom sessions

2 Feb

The Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney is offering a series of monthly zoom presentations by Australian and International speakers. The next presentation is Thursday 2nd February commencing at 1 pm Sydney time. ACNN members are invited to attend. These sessions are free. 

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5th International Family Integrated Care VIRTUAL Conference 

21 Nov '22

21-22 November 2022
Calling for Abstracts - deadline Midnight 30 September 2022 - details HERE
Registration Open
For more details visit HERE
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Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children born extremely preterm

17 Nov '22

Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children born extremely preterm
Presenter:  Dr Crista Wocadlo, Senior clinical Psychologist, PhD Clinical Psychology

Crista is a clinical child psychologist with over 30 years’ experience, having extensive knowledge in caring for families and children following newborn intensive care.  She has substantial knowledge in the assessment and diagnosis of developmental difficulties that can challenge families and children.  Her diagnostic expertise ranges across intellectual, academic, emotional and social domains.   In her practice, Crista has a special interest in understanding learning disorders.  She is passionate about helping children get ready for school entry and assisting families in making positive transitions throughout their child’s school life.
Cost: Free for ACNN members; $20 for non-members
Registration: The Zoom event required registration. Please register HERE to receive logon details. Regisration closes 2 hours prior to commencement time.  Zoom meeting details sent 2hours to 2 days prior to the event. If not received please email eso@acnn.org.au or contact us thru Facebook messenger.  
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Moral distress & burnout

27 Oct '22

Date: 27th October 2022
Time: 19:00-19:45 (AEDT)
Presenter: Dr Peter Barr OAM
Topic: Moral distress and burnout in NICU nurses
Peter will report on his study findings relating to moral distress and burnout in NICU nurses. Moral distress is a phenomenon comprised of compromised care, futile care and untruthful care. Burnout is a phenomenon comprised of demoralisation, exhaustion and loss of motive. Personality shame-proneness predicts burnout, demoralisation and loss of motive.
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Extravasation injury management for Neonates

17 Aug '22

Date: Wednesday 17 August 2022
Time: 7.30 pm start AEST
Free for members
Delving into the paediatric and neonatal extravasation injury field has revealed how under-researched the management strategies are, which creates long-term damage for neonates and children.
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Skin Injury & Skin Conditions During The Neonatal Period

25 May '22

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

Time: 7.30 pm start (AEST)

Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members
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Reconnect & Recharge Workshop

14 May '22

Date: 14 May 2022
Time: 8.30 am to 4 pm followed by networking event until 5 pm
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre
Topics: Genetics, ROP, Encephalopathy, Medications and Case Presentations. Please see flyer for full details. 
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Using quality improvement to improve perinatal infant mental health and more

12 May '22

Topic: Using quality improvement to improve perinatal infant mental health and more
Presenter: Amy Keir, Consultant Neonatologist, Women's and Children's Hospital, University of Adelaide, South Australian Institute of Health and Medical Research (SAHMRI), National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellowship.
Date: Thursday 12 May
Time: 7.30 - 8.30 pm AEST
Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members
Registration: Please register to receive zoom logon details. 
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Neonatal Organ Donation Presentation

29 Mar '22

Date: Tuesday 29 March
Time: 7 pm start (NSW time); 6.30 pm (SA); 6 pm (Qld)
Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members
Registration: please register to receive the logon details. 
Solid organ transplantation provides life-saving treatment for infants and children with liver and cardiac failure and is the best treatment for end-stage renal disease. While infants form only a very small minority on the active transplant waiting list, they are at a significantly higher risk of mortality, with 31% of infants on the cardiac transplant waiting list dying before receiving a transplant. Furthermore, infants have the highest mortality of all patients on the liver transplant waiting list. The principal reason for this excess mortality is a lack of suitable infant donors. Given that over a third of all paediatric deaths occur in the neonatal period, expanding organ donation in the neonatal population would address this imbalance as well as improving the supply of organs for older children on the transplant waiting list. Speaker details and registration information will be sent as soon as finalised
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The CoT study

24 Mar '22

Topic: “The CoT Study - Learning the Landscape to Lay the Foundations”
Presenter: Philippa Mann
Date: Thursdday 24 March 2022
Time: 7 pm (Sydney Time)
Registration required. 

An overview of The CoT Study - Co-bedding of Twins in the Neonatal Period. This presentation will provide a broad overview of the PhD research project "The CoT Study", and its progression so far.

Bio: Philippa is a Registered Nurse/aCNE at Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care. She has completed a Bachelor of Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Nursing, and a Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership), graduating with Distinction and the SONM Deans Medal 2014. Philippa is a current PhD Candidate with Western Sydney University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery. Her thesis is titled “Co-bedding of Twins in the Neonatal Period - A mixed methods study exploring current practice and perceptions in the hospital and home settings” (The CoT Study”). The project is being conducted via three individual phases – a survey of Australian NICU policies and practices; interviews and focus groups with parents of twins, and NICU clinicians; and finally, an Australia-wide survey of families of twins, and clinicians who work with newborn twins, in any setting (not limited to NICU).  

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Stories from Nurse-Led Education Sessions

14 Feb '22

Monday 14 February 2022
Time: 6.30 pm start (NSW/VIC); 6 pm (SA); 5.30 pm (Qld)
Presenter: Dr Kathryn Currow, Managing Director, Taking Paediatrics Abroad
Taking Paediatrics Abroad Ltd (TPA) is a charitable organisation founded in 2019 to share expertise from Australian paediatric sub-specialist volunteers to empower dedicated clinicians who treat children and young people with complex health problems. TPA expanded and is now facilitating nurse-lead education sessions in low- and middle-income countries – with approx. 120 telehealth sessions since end of May 2020 and supported the commencement of telemedicine in 2 remote NSW Aboriginal communities. Recently ACNN joined TPA in leading telehealth sessions with nursing/midwifery colleagues in the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu. This presentation will talk about ethical aspects of this education and present ‘stories’ from these sessions.
Free for members; $20 for non-members
Registration: Please register to receive the Zoom logon details. Registration closes 2 hours prior to the event commencement time and Zoom link sent between 2 hours and 2 days prior to the event. If you do not receive the Zoom details please email eso@acnn.org.au or contact us via FaceBook Messanger.  
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Breastfeeding webinars

12 Nov '21

Navigating Lactation Webinar: View online from 15 October 2021 until 31 January 2022.

Turning the Tide for Birth and Breastfeeding
Live Conference: Warrnambool, Friday 25 February until Saturday 26 February 2022.

Optional Workshops: Thursday 24 February & Sunday 27 February 2022

Online Webinar: Available from 28 February until 30 June 2022

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Australian College of Nursing Affiliate

30 Aug '21

Bronze Affiliate Benefits
- exclusive affiliate membership rate for all members
- 5% discount on all ACN CPD courses
- 10% discount on ACN endorsement services
- 1 x National Nursing Forum registration

Neonatal Nurse Excellence Awards

23 Jul '21

Nominate a colleague NOW!
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Experiencing Research presentation

22 Jul '21

Monthly “Experiencing Research” presentations via ZOOM - The aim of this initiative is to  facilitate increased awareness of current research, and provide an avenue for neonatal nurses to contribute to neonatal research and clinical practice change.
Next presentation: Thursday 22nd July @ 7pm AEST
“This is how we roll: a retrospective audit of positioning practices of extremely premature infants in the first 72 hours of life. - Hannah Skelton
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Conflict Competence Virtual Presentation

7 Jul '21

Title: Conflict Competence 
Date: Wednesday 7th July 2021
Time: 7- 8 pm AEST
Presenter: Julie Sorrell, Nurse Researcher at Queensland Health.
Nursing research is the key to unlocking innovative and creative solutions in nursing and associated health professions. Julie’s key achievements include: 
• Establishment of a robust process that ensures that clinical staff use evidence research and identify their research needs.
• Introduced feasibility process and support through systems for evidence-based review/quality improvement/research projects.

Key achievements in Leadership
Development and introduction of the BOOST Leadership development program for emerging nurse leaders.
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Nutrition virtual seminar

6 Jul '21

Date: 6 July 2021
Time: Commencing 7.00 pm AEST
Presenters: Dr Eveline Staub; Dr Sheeja Perumbil and Justine Parsons. 
Topics include: “Standardised feeding protocols decrease complications in VLBW infants”;  ‘Gastric residual aspiration practices: need for an evidence-based clinical practice guideline’ ; "Donor Milk"
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Neuro-critical nursing and supporting the developing brain

30 Jun '21

Topic: Neuro-critical nursing and supporting the developing brain
Date: 30 June 2021
Time 7.30 - 8.30 pm AEST (Sydney time)
Presenter: Dr Gayatri Jape, Consultant Neonatologist, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Perth. 
Please register to receive Zoom login details
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Timing of breast expression initiation

20 May '21

“Timing of breast expression initiation in mothers of preterm infants: A pilot randomised controlled trial”

Thursday, 20th May 2021, commencing at 7:00 pm AEST REGISTER HERE to receive zoom login details
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Management of Neonatal Hypoglycaemia virtual presentation

20 Apr '21

Presentation overview: Low glucose levels in babies (neonatal hypoglycaemia) are common, and can cause brain injury, but the severity and duration of hypoglycaemia that causes injury is unknown.  Despite this, screening babies at risk and treating those with hypoglycaemia is generally recommended. We will review the pathophysiology of neonatal hypoglycaemia, and the evidence, or lack thereof, for best practice in diagnosis, prevention and treatment. 
Date: Tuesday 20 April 2021
Time: TBC
Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members

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"Possum Playgroup"

12 Apr '21

Presenter: Jill Martin, Newborn Family Support Team, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney.

A significant part of my role within that team is in supporting vulnerable families, particularly those with substance use in pregnancy. In 2016 we started the Possum Playgroup to address the loss to follow-up of a significant proportion of these families. It is a “one stop shop’ for families involved in the drugs in pregnancy program, that provides access to a wide range of services and supports on a small budget. The group has been suspended during COVID, but we are working on safe ways to re-open – hopefully soon.

Date: Monday 12 April 2021
Time: 6.30 pm start
Topic: Possum Playgroup
Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members
Register to receive zoom logon details
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NDC SIG virtual presentation

8 Apr '21

When: Thursday 8th April 2021
Time: 7.30 – 8.30 pm
Topic: “Oral feeding our premature babies – not as easy as it seems”
Guest Speaker: 
Ms Krystal Furey Speech pathologist NICU, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
Zoom meeting
Cost: Free for ACNN members; $20 for non-members
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Infant Feeding SIG virtual presentation

30 Mar '21

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021
Time: 8 - 9 pm (Sydney time)
Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members. 
Registration: is required to receive the Zoom logon details (emailed prior to the event).
Presenter: Bronwyn Bernerius RN RM IBCLC CNS Lactation, RPA Newborn Care, RPAH, Sydney

Outline: Mothers of premature or unwell infants face myriad challenges in establishing a full supply of breastmilk. Maintaining their supply of breastmilk stretches that challenge. It can be a long road from birthing a preterm baby to exclusive demand breastfeeding their infant. What advice can we offer to best support the dyad? What is the science to support expressing routines/styles?

This presentation starts with the normal physiology of lactation then explores evidence-based strategies to potentiate success towards exclusive demand breastfeeding in a vulnerable population.
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Research SIG virtual event

25 Mar '21

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021
Time: 7pm (Sydney time)
Topic: Retrospective data analysis: A snapshot of time in the past
Presenter: Emre Ilhan, PhD candidate. Emre Ilhan is a physiotherapist and lecturer in the Department of Health Professions at Macquarie University. His PhD is looking at defining chronic pain in infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit using a consensus, prognostic, and statistical approach. Emre has completed his PhD in collaboration with Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care, a level 6 surgical NICU in the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
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NNP Workshop

21 Mar '21

Date: Sunday 21st March 2021
Time: 1200hrs – 1830hrs
Where: The Constance, 14-20 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Cost: $50 for members; $70 non-members
Registration: will open Tuesday 2nd March and closes 18 March.
All welcome but please be aware that sessions will be at the level for recognition of learning level required for NNP registration.
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NNP SIG - Dr Arun Sett presentation

12 Mar '21

12th March 2021 - 6.30 - 7.30 pm (NSW time)
Dr Arun Sett, Neonatal fellow MBBS (Hons), CCPU (Neonatal) , The Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria will present on Lung Ultrasound!!! 
Arun is a Victorian trained neonatologist currently working for PIPER and Joan Kirner's Women's and Children's Hospital. Arun has completed ultrasound training through the Australian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and has a keen interest in the use of point of care lung ultrasound in the respiratory management in NICU"
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MBS Taskforce review and Nurse Practitioner Recommendations

8 Mar '21

ACNN strongly supports the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners call to respond to the MBS taskforce report and recommendations. ACNN supports and endorses the 14 recommendations the Nurse Practitioner Reference Group put forward aimed at improving patient access to quality affordable health care. Unfortunately all the recommendations were rejected by the taskforce. A concern was 'implementation of the NPRG recommendations might strengthen NP workforce expansion and capacity, and that “every nurse will become a nurse practitioner”'. ACNN, as a member of the Coalition of National Nursing & Midwifery Organisations (CoNNMO) is supporting the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners in a response to the Health Minister in relation to the final Taskforse report.  
Anndrea Flint
President ACNN
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Neo-Skin SIG

Neo-Skin SIG

27 Jan '21

Interested in improving neonatal skin care?
Join our SIG and be part of the solutions!
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Neurodevelopmental Care SIG

Neurodevelopmental Care SIG

26 Jan '21

Promoting family centred and developmentally
supportive practices in neonatal units.
Get involved. Join our SIG today!
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Leadership SIG

Leadership SIG

26 Jan '21

Looking at a leadership role?
Join the SIG to be part of a group
offering mentorship in this area. 
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Infant Feeding SIG

Infant Feeding SIG

26 Jan '21

Another of the new special interest groups of ACNN. Contact the SIG to be involved. 
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Ethics Case Study Discussion

10 Nov '20

Ethical Case Study Discussion
Hosted by the Education SIG
Tuesday 10 November 2020
7 – 8.30 pm AEDT

Speakers: •Justine Parsons – Neonatal Nurse Educator & interest in Bioethics
•Dr Janet Green – Neonatal Nurse, Masters in Bioethics, PhD (Caregiving dilemmas)
•Dr Trisha Prentice – Neonatologist, Bioethicist
•Dr Ahmed Mustafa – Neonatology Staff Specialist & interest in Clinical Ethics
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Research Seminar Series

22 Oct '20

Presenter: Prof Denise Harrison       

TITLE: Neonatal Pain Research: Improving pain management during painful procedures 

DATE: October 22nd 7pm AEST  
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NDC SIG virtual event

7 Oct '20

Speaker: Mrs Tash Sorensen
Clinical Trial Coordinator for CIRA DIEM trial, Telethon Kids Institute, King Edward Memorial Hospital and
University of Western Australia
Topic:  Circadian care in the NICU: How can we use day and night to assist in preterm infant development?
Time: 7:30-8:30 pm AEST
Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members. 
Registration: please register to receive the zoom link and passcode. Limited to 90 people. 
Full details available HERE
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Research Seminar Series

24 Sep '20

Thursday, 24 September 2020.
7 - 7.30 pm
Designing Surveys in Health Research: Not as Simple as It Seems
Associate Professor Samudragupta (Sam) Bora, Group Leader, Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up and Outcomes, Mater Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland
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NDC SIG Webinar No1

26 Aug '20

Speaker: Mrs Kristin Hughes
Clinical Nurse, the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Queensland
: The evolution of clinical practice after moving into a new nursery and post the Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education Program (FINE) training
Time: 19:30-20:30 AEST
Date: 26 August 2020
Cost: Free for Members; $20 for non-members
Once registered, you will receive zoom details and passcode
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Research SIG - “Experiencing Research” presentation

20 Aug '20

Thursday 20 August, 2020

Our first presentation will be given by Jeewan Jyoti who is the currently undertaking the  Grace Clinical Neonatal Nursing Research Fellowship at Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW.
Topic: “Are Parents Aware and Involved in their Newborn’s Pain Management in Surgical NICU?”
Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members. 
please register to receive the zoom link and passcode. Limited to 90 people. 
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ACNN events up to 30 June 2020 postponed

14 Apr '20

All ACNN events, including those hosted by branches and SIGs, scheduled between now and 30 June 2020 have been postponed. The National Conference due to be held from 2-4 September, will now take place as a 1 day virtual conference. The 2021 conference will be held in Canberra from 8-10 September.  
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Clinical Practice Guidelines for care around stillbirth and neonatal death

Clinical Practice Guidelines for care around stillbirth and neonatal death

13 Aug '19

Updated guidelines by SANDA, released in 2019. Section 3. Respectful and supportive perinatal bereavement care. Endorsed by ACNN. 
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