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Thursday 4 April

9:00am - 12:00pm

Wound Care
Jan Rice
A 101 in Managing Chronic Disease
Casey Franchi
Advanced Nursing
Jenny Gowan
PHN Workshop Nurse Clinics 1
Linda Govan & Facilitiator
10:15 - 10:45am Morning tea
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch
2:15 - 2:45pm Afternoon tea

1:00 - 4:00pm

Ear Irrigation
Chris Helms

Diabetes Management
Natalie Wischer, Leanne Mullan, Anthony Zimmerman, Michaela Watts
Heart Health
Heart Foundation & The Australian National University
Asking Better Questions: Initiating effective change management in practice
Lindsay Tighe

Nurse Clinics 2
Linda Govan & Facilitator

4:30 - 5:00pm APNA Annual General Meeting
5:15 - 7:00pm Meet & Greet Welcome Drinks for Delegates

Friday 5 April

7:00 - 8:15am
Breakfast Sessions

The ABCs of going overseas: A process for pre-travel consults The Changing Face of Hepatitis C: How to find and treat the ordinary patient

8:30 - 10:30am

Featuring: Welcome to Country 
Welcome Addresses from MC Jean Kittson, APNA President Karen Booth and other dignitaries
APNA Nurse Awards Presentation Ceremony
Panel & Speakers to be announced
10:30 - 11:00am Morning tea

11:00am - 12:30pm

Innovative Models

caring@home: Carers can manage subcutaneous medicines when supported professionally
Liz Reymond

Nurse Led Pop Up Flu Clinics to Improve 2018 Influenza Coverage Rates
Wendy Reid

When Integration Becomes a Model of Shared Care
Lesley Batten

Expert Consensus on the Development and Implementation of a Nurse-led Model for Medication Abortion Provision in Regional & Rural Victoria
Caroline de Moel-Mandel

The Contemporary Veteran: caring for today's Digger
Jenny Strike

Health Across the Ages

Chronic Conditions: nurse driven cycle of care
Marienne Hibbert

Meaningful, Sustained & Measurable Change in Chronic Kidney Disease Detection & Management: the CKD Ambassador Program
Breonny Robson

Social Isolation, Loneliness & the Mental Health of Older Australians
Peta Marks

Successfully Moving Translational Research into Community & Residential Aged Care Clinical Practice
Tracy Aylen

Caring for People at the End of Life
Katherine Silk

Building the Workforce

Barriers & Enablers to Cancer Screening: a primary care perspective
Kathryn Duggan

The Barriers & Facilitators of Graduating Nurses Entering the Primary Health Care Workforce
Kyle Gibbs

Mentoring in Primary Care
Dianne Orr

Build Capacity - Increase Engagement - Best Outcomes: engaging primary health care nurses to deliver on the National Men’s Health Strategy 2020-2030
Vanessa Jones

Collaboration: Making a difference in your local community - A Nurse Practitioner's Story
Kerry Duggan

Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement Program: Cervical Cancer Screening Collaborative
Angela Heathcote

Reducing Cardiovascular Risk: how do the numbers stack up?
Kerry Hollier

Building Quality Improvement Capacity in General Practice in the Gold Coast: an intensive practice support project focused on COPD
Beverley Korn

Iron Infusions in General Practice
Karen Bellchambers

Building Safe & Accessible Primary Care for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People: Practice Nurses Led Medical Yarn Ups
John Stevens

Profile & Policy

Building Evidence of Nurse Impact: Lessons from the ImPress Study
Catherine Stephen

Attitudes, Experiences & Perspectives of Student Nurses Towards Primary Health Care
Zachary Byfield

Developing a New Specialty Area - Standards of Practice for Refugee Health Nurses in Australia
Bronwen Blake

Building Evidence for Best Practice in Australian Primary Health Care Nursing
Liz Halcomb

12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 - 3:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

Nurse Clinics Mental Health in Primary Care: Refresher
Dr Natisha Sands
Self-Care & Preventing Burn Out
Robbie Bedbrook
Vaccination doesn’t stop at childhood; how can you help protect vulnerable older Australians against preventable diseases?
Angela Newbound & Dr John Litt
Policy Issues Impacting Nurses in Primary Health Care

Vaccinology & Pertussis

3:00 - 3:30pm Afternoon tea

3:30 - 5:00pm

Keynote — Dr Jenny Gowan, Practising Pharmacist & Accredited Consultant — Risk Management
Keynote — Professor Emerita Jill White, Western Pacific Region Nursing Representative — Nursing Now! Campaign
Keynote — Dr Chris Helms, Nurse Leader, 2018 Rosemary Bryant Award Winner — Taking Ownership of your Scope of Practice

7:00  - 11:00pm
Social Event
Rockstar Party featuring Pub Choir
Panorama Ballroom, Adelaide Convention Centre

Saturday 6 April

7:00 - 8:15am
Breakfast Sessions

Meningoccocal: the Australian story  Managing Osteoporosis
8:30 - 10:30am

Keynote — Assoc Prof John Litt, Academic GP & Public Health Physician — Closing the Gap in Adult Vaccination
Keynote — Dr Louise Schaper, CEO, Health Informatics Society of Australia — The Future of Health Care
Keynote — Dr Richard "Harry" Harris, Hero Anaethetist — Thai Cave Dive Rescue

10:30 - 11:00am Morning tea

11:00am - 12:30pm

Innovative Models

Hopkins Correctional Centre is Hepatitis C Free: a micro-elimination success story
David Bohner

The Practical Use of the Patient Enablement & Satisfaction Model in Nurse-led Outpatient Cardiac Clinics
Jane Desborough

The Royal Flying Doctor Service’s Field Day Model in Remote Far North Queensland
Katherine Isbister

Trusting Relationships: the benefit of team-based care & empowerment of nurses to quality improvement in a medical home model
Kylie Foley

GASP: An integrated approach to managing patients in General Practices demonstrating positive outcomes for people with Asthma
Anthony Flynn

Health Across the Ages

Transition Care: paediatrics to adults
Bridget Farrell

Sleep Health: the role of the primary health care nurse?
Catherine Buchan

Increasing Empowerment for Diabetes Self-Management: outcomes from the FootSmart Program
Denise Demmer

A Review of the National Gestational Diabetes Register – Optimising Postnatal Communications in the Primary Care Setting
Melinda Morrison

Chronic Pain Patient Experience with Primary Care Nurses
Rebekah Richards


Building the Workforce

Using Telehealth for Building Capacity
Rose Griffiths

Improving Patient Centred Care Through Point of Care Testing
Louise Moore

The Advance Project: new resources & revised training for General Practice Nurses to initiate Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care
Srivalli Vilapakkam Nagarajan

How Primary Care Nurses Can Promote Brain Health
Kali Godbee

Using the Coordinated Veterans’ Care Program to Provide Better Health Outcomes for Veterans with Chronic Conditions
Anna Polson

Quality Improvement

Cumulative Patient Complexity
Lesley Batten

Using Authentic E-learning to Improve Australian Practice Nurses Knowledge of Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Factors & Screening Methods
Peter Sinclair

Training in the Use of the Child Personal Health Record As a Health & Developmental Screening Tool for Young Children Presenting to General Practice
Natalie Ong

Influencing Health Behaviours Using Social Media Forums to Communicate with Parents
Dianne Zalitis

Improving Patient Activation Through Diabetes Self-Management Education: Outcomes from the DESMOND Program in Regional Western Australia
Venus Miller

Profile and Policy

The Best for Everyone: an innovative approach to improving quality & equity in primary care for newly arrived refugees
Meryl Jones

What impacts on nursing students’ attitudes, perceptions & preparedness to work in primary health care?
Kaara Ray Calma

Re-Invigorating a Primary Health Care Curriculum for Undergraduate Nurses
Sue McInnes

Championing Change Innovation Practice Nurse Grant Recipients

12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 - 3:00pm
Concurrent Sessions

Managing Diabetes: Informed decision-making on blood glucose monitoring Guidelines Updates in Priority Areas
Asthma Council, Heart Foundation, Kidney Health
Breastfeeding & Women's Health
Heather Gale & Commonwealth Department of Health

The Jigsaw of Influenza Vaccination in Australia: fitting the pieces 20 years on

Courageous Conversations: Developing Negotiation Skills
Margaret Smith
Managing Dementia
3:00 - 3:30pm Afternoon tea 

3:30 - 5:00pm

Acknowledgments & Prize Draws
Keynote — Sarah Brown, Remote Area Nurse Leader & Purple House CEO & Founder
Keynote — MC Jean Kittson Closing Monologue



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