Low Resource Countries Events

At this stage all travel overseas is still restricted. However the LRC SIG offers online presentations to colleagues in the Pacific in partnership with Taking Paediatrics Abroad.

Educational Presentations for 2022

The LRC SIG will host 2 virtual presentations open to ACNN members and non-member neonatal nurses & midwives. The 1st presentation is scheduled for February and the 2nd in June. Additonally, meetings will be held on 2nd Monday in April, August, September (at National Conference), October and December. Members are welcome to join these meetings, please just email for details. 

Date: 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: Registration has now closed. The Zoom link has been sent. If you have not received the Zoom details please email eso@acnn.org.au or contact us via FaceBook Messenger.  

Accessing Recorded Virtual presentations

Available to members only for a period of 3-months from date of presentation. Please follow the following steps.   

  • Click on Member Login or Members Area (top right of page)
  • Login
  • Select Educational Presentations

Past Presentations

Date Monday 9 August 2021
Topic: KTP facilitated projects in PNG (Healthy communities (including Covid-19 vaccine response); Project Airbourne; Kick's 4 Kokoda; Light 4 Life.
Presenter: Kate Donnellan, Health Programs Manager, Kokoda Track Foundation

Date: Monday 12 April 2021
Topic: Possum Playgroup
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.

Updated 24 January 2022