2023 National Conference

Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 September 2023

 ACNN is pleased to announce our National Conference will be held on Kaurna country and our strategic sponsor for the conference is the Adelaide Convention Bureau Limited.  

Welcome to South Australia in 2023. Planning is well underway. Book your conference/holiday leave now!

We are pleased to announce that Adelaide Sightseeing Tours is offering a 20% discount off normal retail price on popular tours for delegates and their accompanying family & friends*. Full details of the tours and booking details are available HERE.

*Conditions: Available for booking from 1st December 2022.  Valid for travel 30 August 2023 to 13 September 2023.  Not valid with any other offer or online discounts.  

Wednesday 6 September 2023

9.00 am - 1.15 pm - Workshop

Workshop 1: Eat, Sleep, Console model - care for women who use substances and their newborns.
Presenter/s: Dr Charissa Patricelli and TBC - from Families in Recovery program, BC Women's Hospital, Canada.   

2 - 8.30 pm

Sightseeing, networking, welcome reception
Trip to the Adelaide Hills or McLaren Vale currently being planned. 

Thursday 7 September 2023

  • Breakfast sessions
  • Plenary sessions
  • Concurrent sessions
  • Posters
  • Exhibits
  • Free evening

Friday 8 September 2023

  • Breakfast sessions
  • Plenary sessions
  • Concurrent sessions
  • Posters
  • Exhibits
  • Departure or stay and play the week-end in the Barossa!


Photographers will be taking photos throughout the conference at sessions, social events, around the exhibition area, as well as during informal gatherings.  These photographs may be used by the hosts in publications for promotional material or for other purposes.  Should you expressly wish not to have your photograph used, please contact the conference organiser, Abercrombie Management:  acnn@abercrombiemanagement.com.au

Privacy Policy

Please note that in registering for this event relevant details will be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all delegates, and may be available for parties directly related to the Event including the Local Organising Committee, venues and sponsors (subject to conditions). ACNN supports the National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), as amended.

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 position 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.

  • 2023 - Adelaide, 6-8 September 

  • 2022 - Coffs Harbour, 14-16 September

  • 2021 - Virtual conference - 9 & 10 September

  • 2020 - Virtual conference day - 3 September 

  • 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