The Conference Program

Annual Professional Conference 2021

Throughout the two days our speakers will explore critical issues affecting nurses, midwives and personal care and innovations that will impact how care is delivered. Check out the program below to see the list of high-calibre speakers we have in-store for you!

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Day 1 - Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Time Topic
 Speaker
9.00am – 9.20am   
Welcome to Country The Kuma Kaaru Dance Group
9.20am – 9.40am Welcome by CEO/Secretary, ANMF (SA Branch) Adj Assoc Professor Elizabeth Dabars
AM CEO/Secretary, ANMF (SA Branch)
9.40am – 9.50am   
Annual Professional Conference Opening  His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le
Governor of South Australia
9.50am – 10.30am Nursing and the global health agenda; a moment of opportunity and a force for change Howard Catton
CEO, International Council of Nurses (ICN)
10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea and networking
 
11.00am – 11.55am

Longitudinal Viewpoint

  • The extent of associations between health status and socioeconomic disadvantage in Australia over the past 30 years – is there a will to break the cycle?
Prof John Glover
Director Public Health Information Development Unit, Torrens University Australia
11.55am – 12.30pm Aboriginal Family Birthing Program model of care implemented at the Women’s & Children Health Network Jackie Ah Kit
Director of Aboriginal Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Network

Toni Rowe
The Midwifery Unit Head of the Aboriginal Family Birthing Program, Women’s and Children’s Health Network

Cathy Leane
Lead Project Officer, Women’s and Children’s Health Network
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch and networking
 
1.30pm – 2.15pm Directions for Aged Care Funding under a Casemix Model Prof Kathleen (Kathy) Eagar
Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong Australia
2.15pm – 2.50pm

Unscrambling the Egg:

  • Aged Care Staffing, ANMF Research, Royal Commission and the Government Response
Rob Bonner
Director, Operations and Strategies, ANMF (SA Branch)
2.50pm – 3.10pm

What is Federal Labours commitment to address the need for action on:

  • Aged Care staffing: ratios and skills mix
  • Workforce supply, attraction and retention, and
  • Rates of pay, conditions of employment
  • Accountability of providers for funding allocated to them
Hon Mark Butler MP
Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing
3.10pm – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea and networking
 
3.30pm – 3.45pm Graduate Nurses – Challenges for the current workforce Prof Marion Eckert
Director, Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre
Professor of Cancer Nursing, University of South Australia
3.45pm – 3.55pm Developing Transition to Professional Practice in the Aged Care Sector Megan Corlis
Associate Director, Aged Care, ANMF (SA Branch)
3.55pm – 4.25pm Georgie Carroll presents: The Gloves are Off Georgie Carroll
Comedian, Author and Registered Nurse
4.25pm – 4.30pm Close Day 1    
Adj Assoc Professor Elizabeth Dabars AM
CEO/Secretary, ANMF (SA Branch)

Day 2 - Thursday, 5 August 2021

Time Topic
 Speaker
9.00am – 9.10am   
Welcome by CEO/Secretary, ANMF (SA Branch) Adj Assoc Professor Elizabeth Dabars AM
CEO/Secretary, ANMF (SA Branch)
9.10am – 10.00am COVID-19, Good and Bad in the Health System - What lessons should we learn from the COVID pandemic locally and internationally Dr Norman Swan
The Health Report, ABC Radio National
10.00am – 10.45am  
Mentoring the next generation of activists and nurse leaders  Linda Silas
President, Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU)
10.45am – 11.15am Morning Tea and networking
 
11.15am – 12.30pm

Panel Session - State Leaders Debate

What policies will your party take to the next state election in areas of:

  • Health Care delivery
  • Privatisation
  • Wages and working conditions of the nursing and midwifery workforce
  • How will they work with the ANMF as the collective voice for SA nurses, midwives and personal care workers
Hon Steven Marshall MP (Invited)
Premier of South Australia

Hon Peter Malinauskas MP
Leader of the Opposition

Connie Bonaros MLC
SA Best

Tammy Franks MLC
SA Greens
12.30pm 1.30pm
Lunch and networking
 
1.30pm – 2.20pm Speaking out for what’s right in Health. Experience of a Whistleblower Prof John Mendoza
Adj Professor, Health and Sport Science, University of Sunshine Coast.
Adj. Assoc Professor, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney
2.20pm – 2.30pm Yoga session Virginia McMillan
ANMF (SA Branch)
2.30pm – 3.10pm Summary and outcomes of the Spirituality Survey 2020    
Prof Wilf McSherry
Professor of Nursing, Staffordshire University/University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust and Part-time Professor VID University College, Norway

Dr. Adam Boughey
Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Post-Doctoral Researcher Chartered Psychologist and HCPC Registered Health Psychologist Staffordshire University

Lesley Hayes
Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Higher Education Academy Senior Fellow, Alumnus of the Florence Nightingale Foundation Staffordshire University
3.10pm – 3.40pm Clinical Supervision – Does it make a difference for specialist groups?
 
Single qualification – Challenges and Opportunities especially for rural & Remote?
Prof Marion Eckert
Director, Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre
Professor of Cancer Nursing, University of South Australia
3.40pm – 3.50pm Close Day 2   
Adj Assoc Professor Elizabeth Dabars AM
CEO/Secretary, ANMF (SA Branch)

 

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