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Thursday 10 May

9:00am - 12:00pm


Wounds: Dealing with healing
Cheryl Frank
Mental Health in your Practice
Sharyn Amos
Common Travel Diseases & Influenza Update
Christopher Barker, Caroline Nash & Danielle Peel
Setting up your Nurse Clinic: a modular approach to success
Linda Govan & Kim Poyner
Weight Management in General Practice
Dianna Fornasier & Jill Treganowan
Advanced Nurse & Nurse Practitioners Workshop: Pharmacology
Dr Jenny Gowan
PHN Workshop: Change Management
Kristianne Jarman, Dr Kirsten Meisinger & Alison Coughlin
10:15 - 10:45am Morning tea
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch
2:15 - 2:45pm Afternoon tea

1:00 - 4:00pm


Spirometry: Understanding, interpreting & recognising abnormalities
James Brinton
CDM: Care Coordination
Kim Poyner
Advance Care Planning: Can I start the discussion?
Michelle Wills & Eleanor Sawyer
Vaccination doesn't stop at childhood: How can you help protect vulnerable older Australians against preventable diseases?
Magali De Castro
Asking Better Questions
Lindsey Tighe
Advanced Nurse & Nurse Practitioners Workshop: Pathology & Diagnostics
Dr Nigel Brown
PHN Workshop: Change Management - continued
Steph Bannister
4:30 - 5:00pm APNA Annual General Meeting
5:15 - 7:00pm
Social Event
Meet & Greet

Friday 11 May


7:00 - 8:15am
Breakfast Sessions

What are Aussie Kids really Eating? A focus on milk consumption
Flavia Fayet-Moore
*FULLY BOOKED* How Primary Health Care Nurses can Step Up in Diabetes Management
Kylie Crisp

8:30 - 10:30am

Welcome to Country — Songwoman Maroochy
MC Welcome & Housekeeping — Jean Kittson
Welcome to delegates — Karen Booth, APNA President
Address from The Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Health
Address from Adjunct Professor Debra Thoms, Commonwealth Chief Nursing & Midwifery Officer
APNA Nurse Awards Presentation Ceremony
Keynote — Leadership from the Frontline — Major Matina Jewell
10:30 - 11:00am Morning tea

11:00am - 12:30pm

Models of Care

Nurse Navigator North West Hospital & Health Service
Anne Neilson, Kea Apineru & Alexandra Rungie 

Evaluation of the Advance Project: Initiating Palliative Care & Advance Care Planning Through Training & Resources for General Practice Nurses
Josephine Clayton & Srivalli Nagarajan

Making Connections: the Evolution of a Nurse Enhanced Dementia Care Service in General Practice
Caroline Gibson 

Teen Clinic
Meghan Campbell

Workforce: development, recruitment & retention

Health Workforce Utilisation Under the Health Care Homes Model in General Practice in Australia
Rachel  McKittrick

Finding Them & Keeping Them: Lessons Learned from Primary Health Care Nurses Transitioning from Acute Care Employment
Christine Ashley

A Collaboration to Improve Outcomes in Patients with Diabetes by Improving Workforce Capability
Fleur Kelly

Job Satisfaction & Career Intentions of General Practice Nurses
Liz Halcomb


Supporting Lay Carers to Provide Breakthrough Palliative Symptom Management
Liz Reymond

Reducing the Impact of Anxiety in Later Life: Nurse-Led Innovation in General Practice
Danny Hills

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences at Inala Primary Care
Kelsa Laughlin

After Hours On-Call Nurse Practitioner Model of Care: Working Sustainably at Seymour Health
Pettina Hodgson

Quality & Safety

Using Teachback, a Telephone Communication Technique to Improve Patient Understanding of Health Information & Advice
Dianne Zalitis

Bone Health Consults
Andrea Hunter & Kim Weeks

Hypertension & Chronic Kidney Disease: New Evidence & Its Impact on PHC Nurse Practice
Kathy Godwin & Breonny Robson

Nurse-Led High Risk Diabetes Assessment
Jedda Outten

Embracing Change

Exploring the General Practice Nurse's Role in Delivering Primary Mental Health Care
Susan McInnes

How Do Registered Nurses in Australian General Practice Perceive Lifestyle Risk Communication?
Sharon James

Embracing Change: How Community Nurses Engaged with Research
Denise Cummins

Increasing Uptake of Long-acting Reversible Contraceptives Through Nurse-led Insertions:  A Cost-benefit Analysis
Kirsty Fleming

Inclusion of IUD Insertion to Family Planning Nurses’ Scope of Clinical Practice
Kirsty Fleming

12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 - 3:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

Models of Care
The Building Blocks for Nurse Clinics: opportunities for innovation in primary health care
Linda Govan & panellists
Workforce: recruitment, development & retention
More to Mentoring
Melissa Richardson
My Health Record Expansion
Australian Digital Health Agency
Quality & Safety
Cultural Safety: a relaxed & fun way to explore our identity & how it impacts on the care we give
Dr Ruth De Souza
Embracing Change
Changes to National Cervical Screening Program
Dr Kay Strom, Cervical Renewal Taskforce - Department of Health
Bonus Session
Know Meningococcal: Everything from A to Y
Dr Julianne Bayliss
3:00 - 3:30pm Afternoon tea

3:30 - 5:00pm

Keynote — Australian Digital Health Agency Update — Dr Peter Del Fante, GP & Clinical Lead
Keynote — Models of Care: Health Care Homes — Janet Quigley, Assistant Secretary, Primary Care, Commonwealth Department of Health & Donna Datoon, Practice Nurse at Healthway Medical Practice
Keynote — Leadership & Communication  — Holly Ransom, Emergent CEO

7:15 - 11:15pm
Social Event
Nurseforce Superheroes! Stokehouse Q

Saturday 12 May


7:00 - 8:15am
Breakfast Sessions


*FULLY BOOKED* Meningococcal: Impacting all ages
Dr Julianne Bayliss
Are skeletons still in the bedroom closet? Best practice guidelines for the prevention of malnutrition in community-dwelling older adults. How can practice nurses aid in identifying nutritional risk in the elderly?
Anthony Villani
8:30 - 10:30am

MC Welcome & Housekeeping
Keynote — Adult Immunisation — Professor Ross Andrews, Chair of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
Keynote — Nurse Robbie — Robbie Bedbrook, Registered Nurse
Keynote — Nursing in Primary Health Care — Karen Booth, Registered Nurse & APNA President
Keynote — Health Promotion & Access — Lesley Salem, Nurse Practitioner

10:30 - 11:00am Morning tea

11:00am - 12:30pm

Models of Care

Nurse-delivered Collaborative Care for Depression: Preliminary Evidence of Feasibility & Acceptability
Susie Fletcher

The Wednesday Room: Nurse-Led Clinic
Jaclyn Eyles

The Effectiveness of Outpatient Nurse-led Clinics in Providing Continuity of Care for People Living with Chronic Disease
Kate Davis

The Role of the Primary Mental Health Nurse in the Prison Setting
Amanda Smith & Jillian Caunter

Patient Centred Model of Care for the 75+ Population
Christine Ash

Workforce: recruitment, development & retention

The Experience of a New Graduate Nurse Program in General Practice
Liz Halcomb

Case History: Two Practice Nurses Working in  "GP Land" Will Soon Be Eligible to Seek Endorsement As Nurse Practitioners
Elizabeth Kinnersly

Evaluation of the Brisbane North Team Care Coordination Program
Helen Hoare

Nursing Role in Improving Primary Health Care Access to Vulnerable Population Groups in Community Setting
Joanne Wilson

Recruitment to Retention
Vicki Conomy


Hep B 1, 2, 3: Teach, Test, Take Control: Hep B Community Mobilisation
Meg Perrier

Investing in Prevention Primary Care Nurses Drive Cardiovascular Disease Assessment
Amanda Jennings & Kerry Hollier

SA PHN Immunisation Hub
Tracy Maynard

Combined Chronic Disease Care Plan at Indian Ocean Territories Health Service
Sung Lee

CATCHing the Hearts of Country SA: Innovation in Delivering Cardiac Rehab Through the Country Access to Cardiac Health Program
Inara Beecher

Supporting General Practices & Other Primary Care Providers to Work with People from Refugee Backgrounds: Resource Development
Samantha Furneaux

Quality & Safety

The Development of Nurse Network Meetings for Northern New South Wales & Mid North Coast
Susan Mills & Karri Crossing

Indigenous Health: How the Practice Nurse Can Help Close the Gap
Tamika Campbell

Role of Nurses in Performing Therapeutic Venesection
Desma Wieringa

G’Day Nellie! Using a New SMS System to Encourage Patient Self-Management in Australia
Sharon Hills

Expanding Clinical Training Capacity in Aborginal Health
Susan Mills

Removing Barriers to Care: an Online Learning Module for Nurses, to Address Stigma & Discrimination Towards People with Blood Borne Viruses
Melinda Hassall & Shelley Kerr

Embracing Change

Person Centred Care
Roslyn Rolleston

Aged Care Advice Hub: Helping Older Australians Navigate the Aged Care Maze
Annie Campbell

Chronic Pain Management Pilot Project & the Role of the Practice Nurse
Noelene Cooper

Asthma Best Practice (ABP): A National Asthma Education Program Changing Primary Health Care Practice
Judi Wicking

Epilepsy Foundation Focusing on Efficient Models of Care for People Living with Epilepsy
Honor Coleman

How Can the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet Assist Nurses Who Care for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People?
Jane Burns

12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 - 3:00pm
Concurrent Sessions

Models of Care
Manging Diabetes & the NDSS
Karen Shann
Workforce: development, recruitment & retention
Grow Your Career in Primary Health Care
Jacqui Richmond with Patrice Cafferky, Robbie Bedbrook & Lou Bromley
Fostering Self-Management: How can nurses & patients work together to maximise living well
Sue Randall & Andrea Morello
Quality & Safety
CDM & Osteoporosis
Dr Chrys Michaelides
Embracing Change
Dying to Talk in General Practice: A reverse brainstorm about end-of-life conversations
Corin Boughton & Rebecca Storen
Bonus Session
Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment & Management by Nurses
Dr Kim Greaves
3:00 - 3:30pm Afternoon tea

3:30 - 5:00pm

Closing Acknowledgments & Prize Draws
Panel: A Multidisciplinary Team Performing to Top of Scope — Kotara Family Practice facilitated by Jacqui Richmond
Keynote — MC Jean Kittson Monologue


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