Annual Professional Conference 2020 - Nightingale to NOW

Join us to hear from a high-calibre of speakers over our annual two-day conference.


Wednesday 14 October & Thursday 15 October


ANMF (SA Branch) Conference Centre,
191 Torrens Road Ridleyton.

14 hours CPD

Registration prices


   In-person attendance 
   Virtual attendance 
Early Bird  Regular  Early Bird 
 Member  $240.00  $340.00  $60.00  $80.00
 Student Member  $75.00  $75.00   $30.00  $30.00
 Non-member  $640.00  $740.00  $120.00  $140.00
 Free  Free  Free  Free


Featuring speakers from across Australia, we are celebrating the nursing and midwifery profession from Florence Nightingale to 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

Professor Alison Kitson

Professor Kitson is the Vice President and Executive Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University.
She will be speaking on Challenges of meeting patients' fundamental care needs

Emeritus Professor Jill White

Professor White is the Dean, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney.
She will be presenting in her capacity as the World Health Organisation's Western Pacific Region nursing representative on the board of the Nursing Now campaign

Dr John Falzon OAM

Dr Falzon is a Senior Fellow at Per Capita.
He will be speaking on the impact of social inequality on nursing and midwifery.

Professor Nicholas Procter

Professor Procter from University of South Australia will be speaking on the evolution of mental health nursing - from custodial to research evidence-based care.

Cal Wilson

Cal will provide comic relief to close Day 1
Does this mean I get to do all my baby material?

Dr Roger Hunt

Dr Hunt is a senior palliative medical specialist at the Central Adelaide Palliative Care Service.
He will be talking about End-of-life challenges in the 21st century.

Panel session: The challenges of prolonging life

Hear from Dr Roger Hunt, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital; The Hon Kyam Maher MLC, Member of Parliament; Helen Walker, Palliative Care Australia; and Patsy Yates, QUT to discuss the challenges of prolonging life

Panel session: Aged Care Royal Commission

Hear from Annie Butler, ANMF Federal Branch; Carolanne Barkla, Aged Care Rights Advocacy Service; and Sean Rooney, Leading Age Services Australia to discuss the Aged Care Royal Commission - where to from here

Pam Adelson & Assoc. Professor Lois McKellar

Pam Adelson & Assoc. Professor Lois McKellar from University of South Australia will be talking about two decades of birth centre and midwifery-led care in South Australia

Professor Mary Chiarella

Professor Chiarella from University of Sydney will be speaking on the evolution of nursing and midwifery since the time of Florence Nightingale.

Jean Kitson

Jean Kitson is an Australian performer, writer and comedian. She will be speaking on her experience of navigating the aged care service for loved ones.

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 Gold Sponsor - Nurses & Midwives Health    

 Silver Sponsor - HESTA Superannuation    
 Bronze Sponsor    
 Flinders University, College of Nursing & Health Sciences